Archive for September, 2014

Theatre of the Mind Presents THE INVISIBLE MAN

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Sep
28

This year’s THEATRE OF THE MIND production recorded in the KTWU studio is H.G. Wells, THE INVISIBLE MAN. Adapted and directed by Philip Grecian, this is another outstanding 1940’s-style radio play performance. THE INVISIBLE MAN premieres on KTWU-HD on Friday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

In the village of Iping, in a blinding snowstorm, a heavily muffled stranger arrives at the local inn demanding a room. His head is bandaged and his eyes concealed behind blue goggles. His possessions arrive the following day – scores of strange glass bottles and boxes of books. All is well, until the landlady begins to make inquiries, the stranger loses his temper, strips off his wrappings and is…invisible!  The chemicals used to achieve invisibility have begun to affect his mind, and he plans a reign of terror, using his invisibility to subjugate the village and eventually, he claims, the nation. Completely mad, the Invisible Man goes on a rampage. No one is safe.

As has been the custom with these dramas, the actors often play multiple roles and employ vintage microphones to simulate radio’s Golden Age with live physical sound effects. They portray period radio performers, and so the mysterious presence of the invisible man is created through “theatre of the mind” in the imaginations
of the listening audience.

All-New INSPECTOR LEWIS Season 7 on KTWU

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Sep
28

Hathaway gets to work on his first case as an inspector, with the help of his new partner, DS Lizzie Maddox. The crime is a complicated one that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights. Lewis, struggling to adapt to retired life, jumps at the chance to rejoin the force when Superintendent Innocent seeks his help. With Lewis back on the team, will they be able to solve the mystery? The new season 7 of INSPECTOR LEWIS on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! begins on Sunday, October 5, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS 27th SEASON PREMIERE

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Sep
20

The 27th season of “Sunflower Journeys” opens on Thursday, September 25th at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD with a visit to Wamego and the 25th annual gathering known as the Kansas Sampler Festival. Then it’s on to Osage City for “Smoke in the Spring” — the state BBQ championship, followed by a Plains People segment with Ron Lessman, the creator of Truckhenge, a unique display of old trucks in Shawnee County. Dave Kendall (pictured) hosts.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY by Ken Burns on KTWU

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Sep
08

This new Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. THE ROOSEVELTS airs Sunday-Saturday, September 14-20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.