A Slew of Crime

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of July 1, 2019

With so many good British crime series around, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. On Friday July 5th you’ll have an opportunity to catch up on the start of two excellent crime series you might have missed.

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Douglas Henshall in Shetland

The pilot episode/series of Shetland kicks things off at 8pm. The series, which is set in the Shetland Isles – the islands to the north east of the top of Scotland – is now in its fifth series, which I think says something about its popularity. You can catch the first episode of the two part first series on Friday, July 5.

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Heather with Alun Armstrong

That same evening, Shetland will be followed at 9pm by the first episode of Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece. This is the three-part series that takes us back to when Jane Tennison was first starting out in the police force as a 22-year-old rookie. A couple of familiar actors appear in the series; Alun Armstrong, who starred as Brian Lane in New Tricks and Nancy Carroll who stars as the beloved Lady Felicia in Father Brown.

On Saturday night at 8pm, join us for the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. This series was so popular in the U.K. that when the BBC decided to stop making it after six series and 23 episodes, fans started a campaign to save it. Their efforts were fruitless, but fortunately, you can still see it on MPT.

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James Norton (photo by Jo Tomalin)

Sunday, July 7th will wrap up the current season of Endeavour on Masterpiece. That’s at 9pm. It’ll be replaced by a brand new season of Grantchester. If you’re a fan of the series, be sure to tune in so you don’t miss the departure of vicar and amateur sleuth Sydney Chambers, played by James Norton. That’s Sunday, July 14th at 9pm.

So lots to look forward to this summer on the British crime series front and we hope you’ll join by watching on MPT.

To contact Heather:
E-mail: heather@mpt.org
Address: Afternoon Tea
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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