September 26, 2014
'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'

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“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…” So begins Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning 1979 musical about love, revenge and meat pies. The “PBS Arts Fall Festival” kicks off with this  concert staging featuring Bryn Terfel in the title role, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett and The New York Philharmonic.  10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on KCTS.

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September 14, 2014
'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History'

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This new multipart documentary from Ken Burns follows the lives of three members of the Roosevelt family (Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor) from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Two-hour series premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, on KCTS.

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August 27, 2014
‘Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the First Lunar Voyage’

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Take a trip into outer space from your easy chair with this special that looks at the first NASA mission as the Apollo 8 astronauts, their wives, mission-control staff and journalists recall the events of the late 1960s. 10 p.m. Wednesday, on KCTS.

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August 22, 2014
‘Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014’

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How about this for a way to spend a late summer evening? Kick back and listen as guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads the Vienna Philharmonic in an outdoor concert from the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace in Austria. Pianist Lang Lang will perform woks by Strauss and Mozart. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, on KCTS.

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July 27, 2014
'Poirot'

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If you have never experienced David Suchet’s definitive portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot, it’s about time you settle into a comfy chair — perhaps with a cup of tea — and enjoy. N’est ce pas? The first of two new cases (“The Big Four”), adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), airs tonight. 9 p.m. Sunday, July 27, on KCTS.

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July 21, 2014
'Dance with Me'

PBS’ documentary series presents this film about 15-year-old Russian boy Egor, who moves to Denmark to pair up with 14-year-old Mie and enter the world of competitive ballroom dancing. Directed by Katrine Philp. 10 p.m. Monday, July 21, on KCTS

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July 4, 2014
'A Capitol Fourth'

There are celebrations all over the tube today, but you might want to check out this one from our nation’s capital. It features the National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly. Hosted by Tom Bergeron. 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, on KCTS

June 29, 2014
'Vicious'

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This new “Britcom” has two key ingredients that could make it must-see Sunday-night viewing: acting royalty Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. They play longtime partners living in central London, who in tonight’s premiere hold a wake and cope with a new neighbor. This should be a hoot. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, on KCTS.

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June 20, 2014
'The New Black'

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The PBS documentary series “Independent Lens” airs Yoruba Richen’s 2013 film that examines the reaction of the black community to the debate over legalizing gay marriage. 9 p.m. Friday, June 20, on KCTS.

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June 19, 2014
'The Escape Artist'

For some reason, our local PBS station has decided to run this new two-part “Masterpiece Mystery” series on a weeknight instead of its usual Sunday-night slot. Whatever the reason, this legal thriller starring David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) as a defense lawyer looks to be can’t-miss television. Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda” and a recent Tony winner for her Broadway turn in “A Raisin in the Sun”) co-stars. 10 p.m. Thursday, June 19, on KCTS.

(Source: seattletimes.com)