Heather's WHRO Passport Picks - December 2023
December 7, 2023
We have several seasonal programs lined up and a few new programs to tide you over to the new seasons of All Creatures Great and Small, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, and a new drama, Funny Woman, which premieres January 7.
If you are a Call the Midwife fan, the previous holiday specials are now available to stream in Passport!
Enjoy the recommendations below, and stay warm.
- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer
Now on to the shows
Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen
Lucy Worsley explores the enigma of Agatha Christie. Over three episodes, she applies her historian's powers of investigation to the Queen of Crime. And she uncovers a complex woman whose life – and work – reflects the upheavals of the 20th century. Watch now.
England Made With Love
Explore artisan craftsmanship and hidden treasures in one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Meet the talented and dedicated watchmakers, weavers, bookbinders and roof thatchers who teach hands-on skills to the next generation of apprentices and stay true to the artistry that shaped their lives decades ago.
Great Performances: Message in a Bottle
Experience five-time Olivier Award nominee Kate Prince's dance and theater show set to the songs of 17-time Grammy winner Sting. Telling the story of a migrant family, the show from London's Sadler's Wells Theatre features a mix of dance styles.
What began as two employees working out of a basement in 1963 grew into a worldwide phenomenon with a staff of thousands operating around the clock in a huge factory--complete with a helipad, a private kindergarten, and even its own fire station. From Walter Presents, in Danish with English subtitles. Binge now.
Mark Your Calendar
Call the Midwife Holiday Special
Two weeks before Christmas, delicate situations cause uncertainty for the midwives. With the upcoming Apollo 8 launch and the festivity preparations starting, a treacherous heavy snowfall may complicate the holiday celebrations for everyone. Premieres December 25. Enjoy the preview now.
December 21, 2023
Welcome to the holiday edition of our Passport newsletter. We have selected a few festive favorites to share this season, including a stellar local jazz performance featuring Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet with special guest Randy Brecker.
We want to wish you all the happiest of holidays as well as a prosperous and healthy new year!
Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer
Now on to the shows
A Swingin Christmas: Live at WHRO
Get ready to swing into the holiday season with Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet with special guest Randy Brecker for A Swingin' Christmas taped live at WHRO in 2022. From "Sleigh Ride" to "Silent Night," these tunes will be given a jazzy twist that's sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas
Much loved home cook Dame Mary Berry travels to her mother’s homeland, Scotland, for a magical winter break. Inspired by her own family holidays, she cooks up an array of sumptuous dishes. She’s joined by friends Andy Murray, Iain Stirling, and Emeli Sandé to cook indulgent Christmas dishes that can be enjoyed anytime over the holidays.
Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
Tony® Award-winning Disney and Broadway star Lea Salonga and renowned actor Sir David Suchet shine in this holiday special that weaves together inspirational music with a hope-filled story from World War II to welcome the spirit of the season.
The Seven Ages of Elvis
Delve deeply into the world and life of Elvis and explore the life of the ultimate rise-and-fall megastar who defined the heights and pitfalls of modern super-celebrity. This acclaimed documentary also reveals why Elvis became an even bigger phenomenon after his death.
Mark Your Calendar
Miss Scarlet & the Duke Season 4
Eliza has taken over the business of Nash & Sons (not that he has any sons), and things are not going entirely smoothly, although help comes from some familiar sources. Outside of work, her relationship with William (the Duke) builds towards a looming decision that will shape their lives. All episodes Premiere on Passport on January 7. Here’s a preview.