Archive for December, 2013

New Holiday Episode of Critically Acclaimed CALL THE MIDWIFE

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Dec
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KTWU/PBS will unwrap a special treat for viewers this holiday season with the CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Premiering Sunday, December 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, the special will pave the way for a third season of the hit drama CALL THE MIDWIFE which returns to KTWU in spring 2014.

In 1958 East End London, the holidays are not just about the opening of presents, but also about the closing of deep wounds. Although the weather is unseasonably mild for this time of year, the lives of the midwives are anything but calm. Jenny’s relationship with Alec continues to blossom and Shelagh’s (formerly Sister Bernadette) quiet wedding to Dr. Turner is underway. When a thousand-pound explosive is discovered, the district is evacuated and the Nonnatus House team is quick to take charge to ensure that the community is safe and warm. Always one to keep spirits high, Chummy decides to forge ahead with the Cubs Christmas party. However, just when the community’s holiday spirit is renewed, Poplar faces an outbreak of polio, with the repercussions of the illness affecting the nurses and nuns more than they could have ever imagined.

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, CALL THE MIDWIFE is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London’s East End in the 1950s. Season 3 takes viewers back to East London, now in 1959 and the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.

New Season of DOWNTON ABBEY Airs Sunday on KTWU

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Dec
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DOWNTON ABBEY, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” continues on KTWU-HD/PBS, Digital Channel 11.1, on Sundays through February 23 at 8 p.m.

Downton Abbey Season 4 recently completed its run in the UK, where it drew 11.8 million average viewers – making it Britain’s highest-rated television drama in 2013. Earlier this year, more than 24 million viewers watched the third season of the series in the U.S., making it the most-watched drama in PBS history.

“Downton Abbey,” winner of six Emmy Awards, including the win for “Outstanding Miniseries or Movie,” depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912. Season 4 of the international hit finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, guest star Shirley MacLaine and many others.

Shown:  Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith

KTWU Downton Abbey Tea Party Classy Affair

Monday, December 16th, 2013
Dec
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Did you attend? Check Out the KTWU Downton Abbey Tea Pictures, now available on our Facebook page at “ktwu11″. Season 4 of DOWNTON ABBEY premieres on Sunday, January 5, 2014, on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

WASHBURN HOLIDAY VESPERS 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Dec
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Again this year, KTWU is honored to present the concert taped live. Along with seasonal favorites performed by the Washburn Singers, the Brass Quintet and the Washburn University Orchestra are featured. Viewers can join the excitement of the live concert on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.  Admission is free. KTWU will record the concert live at that time. WASHBURN HOLIDAY VESPERS 2013 then airs on Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.