Month: December 2016

All Hail the Queen: How Well Do You Know Victoria?

How well do you know the queen? Take the quiz below to find out.

 

Queen Victoria quickly became a historically influential leader when she assumed the English throne in 1838. Her unlikely coronation led to social and economic change, which she navigated with intelligence, grace, and charm. Her natural ability to lead secured her popularity among subjects – but it wasn’t always easy.

 

Did you know Queen Victoria had a special bond with Hawai‘i’s Queen Emma?

 

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young Queen Victoria at the outset of her epic reign, which set the stage for an entire era that would be named in her honor.

 

 

Think you know Queen Victoria? Take our quiz and learn about some fascinating facts about the English monarch.

 

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis

 

Hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Joining Osnes and Jarvis are four distinguished Metropolitan Opera soloists.

 

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

 

This special showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performing beloved classics, including “Christmas Canticles” and “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.

 

 

Lidia Celebrates America
Holiday for Heroes

 

Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating veterans, who discuss the importance of family during holidays, the challenges and sacrifices of their work and the pride they take in having defended our country.

 

Christmas with Wartburg

 

The 68th annual Christmas with Wartburg concert celebrates the holiday season with a musical performance on the campus of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. This program features the Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, and Wind Ensemble as well as other Wartburg College choirs such as Ritterchor, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Kantorei and the Handbell Choir.

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE
Holiday Special 2016

 

Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a mission hospital that’s understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Facing tough challenges, they dig deep to save Hope Clinic and make a difference.

 

This program will encore Mon., Dec. 26, 10:30 pm

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
The Hollow Crown: Richard III

 

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is an epic saga told in three lavish film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays: Parts I and II of Henry VI and Richard III. Together, they span rebellion in France, the rise and fall of Joan of Arc, the terror of England’s Civil War and the deceitful dynastic murders culminating in the infamous reign of Richard III.

 

Richard III
In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard’s path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Phoebe Fox.

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD
The Lost Gardens of Babylon

 

This program examines a world wonder so elusive that most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing – but it turns out the searchers were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves that the spectacular hanging gardens of Babylon did exist, and shows where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed.

 

NATURE
Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo

 

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains, until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in only one location: the northern edge of Canada’s central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today, the descendants of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life-and-death dramas across this northern land. Their story is captured in thrilling cinematic glory by a lone filmmaker who has followed them for more than 20 years.

 

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