WFSU Program Highlights A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:30:29 -0400 Entertainment 60 SECRETS OF GREAT BRITISH CASTLES - EDINBURGH CASTLE n this episode of SECRETS OF GREAT BRITISH CASTLES, Dan Jones is in Scotland, at the most besieged castle in the country: Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh's iconic stronghold has shaped this nation's history. Over the centuries, this ancient fortress, originally defended by Iron Age warriors, has seen battles and sieges. Royalty were born, lived and died here and many were tortured here. Edinburgh was, and still is, a military base. The castle served as a secure jail for prisoners of war and was a target for the world's first aerial bombing. Today, it is Scotland's most-visited, paid tourist attraction. Jones learns about the horrific incident that inspired the shocking 'Red Wedding' in Game of Thrones. In 1440, the teenage Earl of Douglas and his brother were murdered in cold blood at a dinner with nine-year-old James II, in David's Tower. This grotesque double murder is now known as 'The Black Dinner.' It's one of the most notorious events in all of Scottish history. Jones also meets a cannon expert who tells him about James II love of canons, in particular Mons Meg. Dan fires a cannonball at a disused van to see how much damage a cannon can really do. Showtimes: Monday, May 1, 10:00 pm ET VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE - THE 1860S Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears. Showtimes: Tuesday, May 2, 8:00 pm ET NATURE - DOLPHINS: SPY IN THE POD, PART 1 The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Showtimes: Wednesday, May 3, 8:00 pm ET PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY - MURDER & MAYHEM Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. See why. Showtimes: Wednesday, May 3, 10:00 pm ET LATIN MUSIC USA - THE CHICANO WAVE/DIVAS AND SUPERSTARS Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. Showtimes: Friday, May 5, 9:00 pm ET WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES - STANDARD SERIES: THE FIRST FOUR LEGS This first episode covers highlights of four Standard competitions from the inaugural leg in in Helsinki, Finland, to the events in Wuhan, China, Hong Kong and Moscow. Former world champion Latin dancer and Honorary Life President of DanceSport England, Peter Maxwell invites viewers to leave the confines of a ballroom and to take a look at how true athletes make a challenging sport of dance as they compete in the World DanceSport GrandSlam Standard Series. In a whirlwind tour that brings them from Europe to Asia and back to Europe, top dancers in gowns and tails perform at sporting venues and in front of appreciative audiences. Provided the dancers make the six-couple final, they collect prize money and maximum ranking points at each leg of the Series. The biggest names in the Standard dances meet at regular intervals throughout the year for match-ups between couples. Will the perennial runners-up, Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova of Russia, ever be able to beat the reigning World and GrandSlam Champions Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol of Germany? Showtimes: Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm ET GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW - BREAD See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge. The Technical calls for baguettes. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create edible 3D bread sculptures. Who will rise to the occasion? Showtimes: Sunday, May 7, 4:00 pm ET CALL THE MIDWIFE - Season 6, Episode 06 Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture. The Nonnatus family unites to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia. Showtimes: Sunday, May 7, 8:00 pm ET; Saturday, May 13, 9:00 pm ET VICTORIAN SLUM HOUSE - THE 1870S Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfil clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won't be able to settle their debts. Showtimes: Tuesday, May 9, 8:00 pm ET FRONTLINE - POVERTY, POLITICS AND PROFIT Investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need. With NPR, the film examines the politics, profits and problems of an affordable housing system in crisis. Showtimes: Tuesday, May 9, 10:00 pm ET PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY - SEX & LIES Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose - to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Showtimes: Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 pm ET KING CHARLES III ON MASTERPIECE - Season 47, Episode 18 The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles' ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth's death. Showtimes: Sunday, May 14, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, May 20, 10:00 pm ET ANTIQUES ROADSHOW - ORLANDO, HOUR ONE Travel to sunny Orlando for fantastic finds like Joe Strummer's boots, ca. 1979, Ned Hanlon championship pins and cufflinks, ca. 1895, and a 1941 Grant Wood "March" lithograph. Learn which is appraised for $ 200,000! Showtimes: Monday, May 15, 8:00 pm ET SECRETS OF GREAT BRITISH CASTLES - YORK CASTLE In this episode, Dan Jones is exploring the medieval capital of the North: York. Built by William the Conqueror, York Castle was once the regional seat of the British government and was used as a prison and a royal mint. Before William The Conqueror settled into the North however, he had to fight off the Vikings. The Vikings first arrived in York in 866, led by the colorfully named, Ivor the Boneless. Jones visits a Viking village and learns how to fight in the manner of the Vikings. In 1190, York Castle was the site of one of the worst pogroms in English history. A Yorkshire landholder indebted to a Jewish merchant exploited an accidental house fire to incite a mob to attack the Jews. The Jews took refuge in York Castle as the mob surrounded it. Besieged for days, the Rabbi inside proposed an act of collective suicide, rather than give themselves up to the mob. Others burned to death in a fire started in the wooden keep. A few surrendered, promising to convert to Christianity, but they were killed anyway by the angry crowd. One hundred fifty Jews died in total. Jones learns about the life of a medieval knight and tries on armor like a Knight Templar would have worn, a special branch of knights referred to as "warrior monks." Twenty-five Templars were imprisoned in York Castle and interrogated on the charge of heresy, idolatry, and other crimes. Jones visits York Minster where they stood trial to learn more about their story. Dan Jones also visits the cell in which legendary highwayman Dick Turpin was imprisoned. Over the years many myths have grown up around the man but Jones poses the question, who was the real Dick Turpin? Showtimes: Monday, May 15, 10:00 pm ET AMERICAN EPIC - THE BIG BANG Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable recording machine, creating the first recordings of R&B and country songs. Showtimes: Tuesday, May 16, 9:00 pm ET FOOD - DELICIOUS SCIENCE - FOOD ON THE BRAIN Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. This is delicious science. Showtimes: Wednesday, May 17, 10:00 pm ET JAMES BEARD: AMERICAN MASTERS - Season 30, Episode 03 Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York. Showtimes: Friday, May 19, 9:00 pm ET DARK ANGEL ON MASTERPIECE - Season 47, Episode 19 Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on "Downton Abbey," stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama - the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain's first female serial killer. Showtimes: Sunday, May 21, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, May 27, 10:00 pm ET FRONTLINE - BANNON'S WAR President Trump's advisor Stephen Bannon's war - with radical Islam, Washington, and White House rivals. The story of Bannon's fight to deliver on Trump's promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America. Showtimes: Tuesday, May 23, 10:00 pm ET FORGOTTEN COAST Following in the footsteps of a wandering Florida black bear, three friends leave civilization and enter a lost American wilderness on a rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle, and bike. Traversing Florida's vast and seldom seen "Forgotten Coast," the expedition encounters stunning and rare wildlife including black bears, manatees, alligators, ancient river fish, and endangered woodpeckers - all living within a fragile wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border. The Suncoast Emmy-Award winning documentary was also awarded the Exploration and Adventure award at the 2016 BLUE Ocean Film Festival. Showtimes: Wednesday, May 24, 8:00 pm ET; Saturday, May 27, 5:00 pm ET JACQUES PEPIN: AMERICAN MASTERS - Season 30, Episode 04 Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pepin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons. Showtimes: Friday, May 26, 9:00 pm ET NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT - Season 20, Episode 17 Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 28th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Showtimes: Sunday, May 28, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, May 28, 10:00 pm ET INDEPENDENT LENS - FARMER/VETERAN A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child. Showtimes: Monday, May 29, 10:00 pm ET NOVA - TROUBLED WATERS The water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, has revealed a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of our aging drinking water infrastructure. Discover the chemistry, biology and engineering that led to this disaster. Showtimes: Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 pm ET