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Join us every Thursday for British “Afternoon Tea”

Take your tea with KET each Thursday afternoon when we feature a lineup of our popular Britcoms, followed by a secrets-revealing special taking you to all the places Anglophiles love to go.

First up is The Café. Set in a small seaside town, The Cafe is homely, comfortable, and welcoming, a bit like Friends’ Central Perk — but not quite as trendy!

“Afternoon Tea”
KET2 Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 at 3/2 pm

Then don’t miss Last of the Summer Wine, an affectionate comedy about people in the autumn of their lives. The world’s longest-running sitcom, it’s clocked over 30 seasons as well as several Christmas specials. Whimsical, with a penchant for light philosophy and full-on slapstick, it follows the misadventures of three elderly friends tramping around the Yorkshire countryside.

Next is a tale of loves lost and re-found — As Time Goes By, starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. Their two characters, Jean and Lionel, fell in love during the early 1950s, but when army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, they lost touch after a letter he sent her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but 38 years later their paths cross again.

No British binge-watch would be complete without Keeping Up Appearances. When it comes to snobbery, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “bouquet”) is in a class of her own — and she makes husband Richard’s life a perfect misery.

Desperate to impress the neighbors and elbow her way into the local gentry, every moment of Hyacinth’s day is spent going to manic lengths in her quest for perfection. Even the empty milk bottles sparkle on the doorstep after a spin in the dishwasher.

These Brit-coms are followed at 5/4 pm each week by a Secrets of… special. This month, watch for programs on Westminster; Althorp, Princess Diana Spencer’s family home; and Chatsworth House.

Althorp, where Diana is buried, is currently the home of Diana’s brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years.

The Spencer dynasty has produced politicians, military heroes, dukes, and duchesses and will one day furnish Britain with a king: Diana’s son, Prince William. Noted for their generosity, the Spencers once came to the rescue of a distant cousin fallen on hard times: the great-great-great-grandfather of George Washington.

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New ‘Kentucky Muse’ debuts at Actors Theatre of Louisville

 

What better place to premiere a new documentary about Louisville’s esteemed theater institution than in its very halls?

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On Sept. 15, we’ll present a special premiere screening of Kentucky Muse: Actors Theatre of Louisville. And you’re invited! Call (502) 584-1205 by Sept. 10 to make your free reservation.

A thoughtful and provocative documentary series on artists, issues, events, and places, Kentucky Muse reflects Kentuckians’ diverse and exciting means of expression — while offering a fresh perspective on contemporary artistic life.

Actors Theatre of Louisville features interviews of many stars who got their start on the Louisville stage — many in Actors’ renowned internship program.

Hear from actors Kathy Bates, Timothy Busfield, and Mary McDonnell, playwright Marsha Norman, former producing director Jon Jory, and many more.

McDonnell

Learn about the history and world renown of the Humana Festival of New American Plays — the preeminent annual showcase of new theatrical work — which debuted Pulitzer Prize winner Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, as well as Getting Out by Kentuckian Norman, Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, and many more.

And don’t forget! You’re invited to the preview event, scheduled to begin at 6 pm with a cash bar/food. The screening will begin at 7:30 pm.

Kentucky Muse: Actors Theatre of Louisville will premiere on KET Monday, Sept. 22 at 9/8 pm.

 

Latest on Ebola epidemic

Frontline investigates horrific African Ebola outbreak

Frontline has just announced it will follow the health officials at the epicenter of the crisis who are tracking the deadly disease in “Ebola Outbreak,” airing Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10/9 pm on KET.

With Ebola spreading out of control through West Africa, Frontline is on the ground with health officials urgently tracking infected people and trying to stop its rampant spread.

Using special access to Sierra Leone’s Ebola investigators, the program vividly shows how the unprecedented outbreak is endangering health care workers, overwhelming hospitals, and getting worse.

As of Wednesday, the CDC reported 1,975 cases and 1,069 deaths. A severe, often fatal disease, the Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease, and it does not have a known, proven treatment. No cases have been reported in the United States, according to the CDC.

Boko Haram

In addition, in this episode, Frontline investigates accounts that members of the Nigerian military have been committing atrocities in the fight against Boko Haram — the Islamist militants who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. Amid worldwide pressure to find the girls, Frontline uncovers shocking videos showing arrests, torture, and summary executions of alleged Boko Haram suspects.


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