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Miss Marple Season 7: A Caribbean Mystery

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:10am -- WCVE

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) returns as spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” series.

While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. With the help of a curmudgeonly business tycoon, Miss Marple unravels a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving her to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (God on Trial) guest stars.

Masterpiece: Mystery! “Breathless”

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:48pm -- WCVE

Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”).

Poirot Returns!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:28pm -- WCVE

David Suchet (“Henry VIII,” “The Way We Live Now”) returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.

Masterpiece: Mystery! “The Escape Artist”

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:09am -- WCVE

David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) stars as a brilliant defense lawyer with a storybook family and a potent nickname, “The Escape Artist,” for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. But then he gets a trial that changes his life forever. Written by David Wolstencroft (“Spooks”), this gripping legal thriller costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.

Sherlock, Season 3 Begins January 19

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 9:50am -- WCVE

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, “The Office UK”) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat (“Dr. Who”) and Mark Gatiss (“Game of Thrones”).

Watch Masterpiece: Mystery “Sherlock, Season 3” Sundays, January 19-February 2 at 9:58 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.

Downton Abbey Season 4 Begins January 5

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:13pm -- WCVE

The most-watched drama in PBS history enters its fourth gripping season with the whole world waiting to learn how the beloved characters deal with a shocking tragedy. The acclaimed ensemble is back, together with returning guest star Academy Award®-winner Shirley MacLaine and new guest star Paul Giamatti. Also joining the cast are Harriet Walter, Gary Carr, Joanna David, and Tom Cullen, as the legend continues on Downton Abbey Season 4, airing over eight Sundays beginning with a two-hour premiere on January 5, 2014 on PBS.

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