Programs in the New Year

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of December 30, 2019

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Downton Abbey

Happy New Year! We’ve got a lot to look forward to as we move into 2020, starting this week on Afternoon Tea, when we bring you a special program celebrating the hugely successful Downton Abbey feature film. Downton Abbey Live: Cast, Creators & Spoilers Too! airs at 2:30pm on New Year’s Day and runs until 4pm.

Downton Abbey has become one of Britain’s national treasures, and so too is Harry Potter. If you’re a fan of the book series, be sure to tune in on Sunday, January 5th at 10pm when we bring you Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. This mesmerizing show invites you to take a tour around the British Library’s exhibition of the real-life magical history behind JK Rowling’s beloved classics. In the program, you’ll see Rowling herself examining the most exciting items on display. She also opens her private archive to reveal drawings and drafts that have been hidden away for years.

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Then, on Sunday January 12th at 9pm, Jane Austen fans are in for a treat, when we’ll be airing the premiere of Sanditon on Masterpiece. The novelist began writing this witty and delightful novel, which is set in a seaside town, when she was chronically ill with a mysterious disease. She never completed the work. Instead it has now been finished by screenwriter Andrew Davies, who turned it into an eight part series. Davies also wrote several other Masterpiece series, including Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, and Pride and Prejudice.

Two more brand new series also start in January; Howards End on Masterpiece, which starts at 8pm on Sunday January 12th and Vienna Blood, which starts the following Sunday, January 19th at 6pm. Howards End tells the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lies as they seek love and meaning while navigating an ever changing world. Vienna Blood follows a student of Sigmund Freud and an Austrian detective as they team up to solve some of the most mysterious and deadly cases in early 1900s Vienna.

It looks like 2020 will be off to a good start and we hope you join us.

To contact Heather:
Address: Afternoon Tea
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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