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Highlights & Specials

Nova "Eclipse Over America"

Monday, August 21st at 9 PM

On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. As in all total solar eclipses, the moon will block the sun, revealing its ethereal outer atmosphere—its corona—in a wondrous celestial spectacle. While hordes of citizens prepare to flock to the eclipse’s path of totality, scientists, too, are staking out spots for a very different reason: to investigate the secrets of the sun’s elusive atmosphere. During the eclipse’s precious seconds of darkness, they will shed light on how our sun works, how it can produce deadly solar storms, and why it’s atmosphere is so hot. NOVA investigates the storied history of solar eclipse science and joins both seasoned and citizen-scientists alike as they don their eclipse glasses and tune their telescopes for the eclipse over America.

Nova "Eclipse Over America"

Wednesday, August 23rd at 8 PM

On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. As in all total solar eclipses, the moon will block the sun, revealing its ethereal outer atmosphere—its corona—in a wondrous celestial spectacle. While hordes of citizens prepare to flock to the eclipse’s path of totality, scientists, too, are staking out spots for a very different reason: to investigate the secrets of the sun’s elusive atmosphere. During the eclipse’s precious seconds of darkness, they will shed light on how our sun works, how it can produce deadly solar storms, and why it’s atmosphere is so hot. NOVA investigates the storied history of solar eclipse science and joins both seasoned and citizen-scientists alike as they don their eclipse glasses and tune their telescopes for the eclipse over America.

Doc Martin - Gentlemen Prefer - Episode 2

Thursday, August 24th at 8 PM

Despite his disastrous introduction to life in the sleepy village of Portwenn, the former surgeon has decided to stay and give it a go. The waiting room is full with patients enjoying tea and biscuits served by Elaine. It seems the previous doctor allowed his patients to treat his office as a drop-in café to share their ailments, but not necessarily to seek medical treatment. Elaine's inefficiency pushes Martin over the edge and he fires her. News of her dismissal spreads around the village like wildfire, and Martin becomes universally disliked. The café won't serve him, patients are cancelling appointments and Elaine leaves town, missing her father's wedding. Martin confides in a patient, telling him about the phobia that prevented him from continuing his surgical career. Elaine returns in time for the wedding and Martin asks her to return to work, but on the strict understanding that she adheres to his ground rules.

Shakespeare Live! From The Royal Shakespeare Company

Friday, August 25th at 9 PM

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosts a glittering jubilee party — and the world is invited. Shakespeare Live! will celebrate the international legacy of Shakespeare in all the performing arts — including opera, ballet, jazz and musical theatre — from The Bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Many iconic characters, speeches and scenes from Shakespeare’s best-known plays will be featured, telling the story of Shakespeare’s life and career. Hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate, among the stars planning to participate are Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchetand many more. Also featured will be performances by the English National Opera, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Swan. Prince Charles has also been announced to attend in his official capacity as RSC President.

 

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