Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in Featured.
VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE takes viewers back to the British slums of the 1800s, where a group of modern day families, couples, and individuals recreate life in London’s East End as their forbearers once lived between 1860-1900. Faced with the virtually impossible task of earning enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, over five episodes the participants experience first-hand the tough living and working conditions endured by the millions that made up the urban poor in Victorian Britain. It’s an eye-opening experience for the participants as they each confront the harsh realities of the past and together lay the groundwork for welfare reform in the 20th Century. VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE premieres on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in Featured.
Murder, mystery and afternoon tea continues its tradition in Kembleford with Father Brown in an all-new season of sleuthing. The mysteries continue this week! New adventures include a missing god-daughter, a 300-year-old-secret mystery, the macabre world of dollhouse crime scenes and the threat of an alien invasion! FATHER BROWN, Season 5 airs Saturdays, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself. Pictured: Probably Lange’s most recognized photograph is “Migrant Mother” of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in 1936 in Depression ravaged California. As Lange took the photograph, Thompson, 32, told of how they had been living on frozen vegetables in the surrounding fields and the birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. Photo from the Library of Congress collection. “DOROTHEA LANGE Grab A Hunk of Lightning ” airs on AMERICAN MASTERS from PBS on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in KTWU News.
BEST OF TRAINS AROUND NORTH AMERICA traces America’s railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent’s historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. Catch this historic ride on Saturday, March 18, at 3:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Hosted by Grammy award winner Patti LaBelle, SUPERSTARS OF ‘70s SOUL is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of R&B legends performing some of the greatest hits of the decade. See and hear the great hits on Saturday, March 11, at 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in KTWU News.
KTWU premieres a new documentary — a portrait of the men who operated, and now preserve, the largest electric coal shovel in the world. Big Brutus…160 feet tall and weighing 11 million pounds. MEN OF BRUTUS premieres on Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in KTWU News.
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are the creative spark behind Heart, a hard rock group that initially found success in the mid-’70s, only to reach greater heights after engineering a major comeback a decade later. In this music special, the legendary rockers perform in London at the famed Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Featured songs include: “Magic Man,” “Alone,” “Dreamboat Annie,” “What About Love,” “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You” and other hits from their storied career. HEART LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL airs on Saturday, March 4, at 9 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.
Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 in Featured.
Set contemporary England, this new series on KTWU is an update of a classic 1970s/80s British sitcom again starring David Jason as Granville, the new owner of Arkwright’s grocery store. STILL OPEN ALL HOURS airs on Saturdays, 9:30 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.