New England

RUDY MAXA’S WORLD
Nova Scotia & Newfoundland

 

From the charming fishing towns of Nova Scotia to the vast wilderness of Newfoundland, these are the last great. open spaces of Eastern North America. A touch of New England, a dash of Germany, here a British fort, there an Irish brogue, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are mixed-up worlds peopled by the descendants of hardy colonists who came to fish and trade fur. Lighthouses sweep the skies, the seas are littered with shipwrecks whales cruise the coastline in the summer, storms rage in the winter, but the warmth of the hardy people who live in these two provinces makes the lonely landscape beautiful rather than forbidding.

 

 

 

RUDY MAXA’S WORLD
Montreal & Quebec City

RUDY MAXA’S WORLD: Montreal & Quebec City

 

Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world are just north of New England. You’ll find brie, pate, jewel box-patisseries, and “s’il vous plait” right along with bagels, maple syrup, hockey, delis, and bocce ball. A modern skyscraper might be cheek-by-jowl with a 17th century, stone nunnery. The people who forged Montreal and Quebec City 400 years ago braved frigid winters, wars and famine to make these beautiful, multi-cultural cities of the world.

 

 

 

AUTUMNWATCH NEW ENGLAND
Part 2 of 3

 

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are live once more from the beautiful Squam Lake in New Hampshire, where overnight events have already thrown up plenty of surprises on the live cameras, including an update on the flying squirrels and new visitors to the carcass camera.

 

Gillian Burke is looking into the bird life of the region, from barred owls to pileated woodpeckers, before getting up close with one of New England’s smallest owls, the saw-whet.

 

Chris reports back on a dawn trip he took to one of the region’s migration hotspots, Michaela comes face to face with an elusive bobcat, and we meet the man who is studying the huge numbers of great white sharks that come to New England’s coastline at this time of year.

 

 

SIMPLY MING
Matt Louis

SIMPLY MING: Matt Louis

 

Chef Ming is joined by Chef Matt Louis, known for his Spanish-style tapas using seasonal New England ingredients. Matt cooks up goat meatballs with garlic mustard pesto, local farm feta and sunchoke chips, while Ming whips up surf-n-turf meatballs with his favorite Blue Dragon vinegar fries.

 

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.