Tea Times

Vera Season 4 Encores This Month

Vera, the critically acclaimed crime drama starring award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies; Little Voice) as DCI Vera Stanhope, returns to KCTS 9 with Season 4 of this edge-of-your-seat, crime-solving drama. Based on the best-selling Inspector Stanhope books by Ann Cleeves, this season takes Vera down by the sea to investigate a community’s deep secrets.

“Follow the good work” -- Aidan Turner on Poldark, Acting, and Happiness

Author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Aidan Turner, Captain Ross Poldark himself in a Q&A about Poldark, acting, and happiness!

Martin Mania: The Many Sides of Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes is not only one of Britain’s favorite TV and film stars, but he’s one of Britain’s most versatile and prolific actors, as well. From his beloved Doc Martin series to his role in this summer’s hit The Town—and now his brand-new role in the upcoming Arthur and George—Clunes is showing us that there are many sides to his talent. We can’t seem to get enough of him!

Doc Martin returns to KCTS 9’s prime time lineup with Season 6 on Thursdays nights at 8:00 pm, and encores during Tea Time on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.

The Queen's Diamond Decades + Afternoon Tea 101

It’s time for tea – KCTS 9 will be featuring The Queen’s Diamond Decades in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and the sixty years she’s reigned over England. Travel to England, indulge in the scandals, and relive the journey of her six-decade rule. The six-part series will air starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. 

"One Day At a Time": Q&A With Robin Ellis, the "Original Ross Poldark," on Poldark, Cooking, and Life

Guest blogger and author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Robin Ellis, who first played Ross Poldark, in a Q&A about Poldark, cooking, and life!

The Town, a New Three-Part Series

Having spent the last ten years building a new life in London, coming home proves difficult for Mark, played by BAFTA winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock). Scott stars alongside an outstanding ensemble cast including Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights), and many others.

The Town premieres on Sunday, September 6 at 10pm and parts two and three air Sundays September 13 and 20, again at 10pm. Read on for a bit more about the series and fun quotes from the cast.

The Most Shocking Moments in Poldark

Have you seen the latest stunner from MASTERPIECE, Poldark?! We were hooked on this tragic romance from the moment they flashed backed to Ross and Elizabeth frolicking on the cliffs of Cornwall. So much has happened in the first two episodes. We will focus on the moments that made us jump out of our seats. First, a bit of background…

The Women of The Crimson Field

Guest blogger Amie Simon presents a primer on The Crimson Field with profiles of its main characters.

About the series, airing Sundays at 10pm and Tuesdays at 3pm on KCTS 9

In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and homefront, but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.

New British Programming in June

UPDATE: Our Sunday night schedule now includes detective drama Scott & Bailey at 11pm, and our Saturday nights now include Moone Boy at 10:30pm. We have updated the following accordingly... An abundance of British programming from across the Commonwealth begins in June, 2015 on KCTS 9. Some premiere episodes, like Vera on June 11, begin new seasons for familiar favourites while others, like Poldark on June 21, introduce exciting new shows. Below is a brief listing of the titles, dates, and related details.

A Guide to Tea in Seattle

Guest blogger Amie Simon takes us on a tour of the best tea in Seattle, in settings and forms both traditional and modern. She lists a dozen favourite tea rooms and teahouses and takes a closer look at six of them, with a recommended sip from each.

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