British in prime time

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of April 27, 2020

Although Afternoon Tea is taking an extended tea-break so to speak, while we air educational programs, MPT has several British programs airing weeknights and weekends.

Tea Time Tidbit

Father Brown

On Thursday night April 30 at 8pm, for instance, you can see Father Brown. If you’ve never watched it, give it a try. It’s set in the mid-1950s in a fictional Cotswolds village. So gorgeous costumes and gorgeous British scenery – what more could you ask for!

At 9pm on Thursday you can see Vera – another detective series, which while set in the present, is equally stunning visually. The action takes place in Northumberland, famous for its beautiful coastlines and unrivalled scenery.

On Fridays it’s back to south of England for Midsomer Murders. This twenty-three-year-old detective series, is set in the fictional town of Causton, in the fictional county of Midsomer. In reality, the series is filmed across three South Oxfordshire market towns - Wallingford, Thame and Henley-on-Thames. Two back-to-back episodes air Friday nights starting at 8pm.

On Saturday, May 2nd, starting at 8pm and running until 11pm, you can see back-to-back episodes of Prime Suspect. This is the 2003 series, starring Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison.

The British programs continue the evening of Sunday, May 2nd, when at 6:30pm, you can see Inside the Ritz: London. This behind-the-scenes glimpse at life inside one of the most luxury hotels in the world features a few celebrities and some folk who should be. The hotel’s head porter, for instance, has worked at the hotel for 46 years, and the hotel’s resident pianist has been playing there for over two decades. It’s followed at 7pm by The Royal House of Windsor, which this week focuses on Prince Charles, heir to the “Top Job.”

At 8pm on Sunday nights, of course, we have Call the Midwife. Episode six airs May 3, then just a couple more episodes, so savor every delicious minute.

If you enjoy British shows, hopefully one of the ones mentioned will be just your cup of tea.

To contact Heather:
E-mail: heather@mpt.org
Address: Afternoon Tea
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Owings Mills, MD 21117