Heather's WHRO Passport Picks
October 15, 2020
Welcome to the latest edition of the Passport newsletter. I hope you are well and enjoying the crisp fall weather. I have wonderful news to share, we have just received word from PBS that many of our longstanding dramas are back in production, using extra precaution on the set and barring any unforeseen delays, we should have new seasons soon. Until then, we have a few new dramas this month with Flesh and Blood as well as The Trouble with Maggie Cole, both have been very well received in the U.K. and are sure to be a hit here in the U.S. Later this month we’ll take a look at Roadkill, a new political drama starring Hugh Laurie (House).
- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer
Now on to the shows
Flesh and Blood
When glamourous widow Vivien finds an unexpected romance with retired Doctor Mark, her adult children have mixed reactions. Toss in nosy neighbor and amateur sleuth, Mary and you have a gripping drama that opens with flashing police lights, a bloodstained rock beneath a broken balcony, and a body being carried away on a stretcher. Hailed by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal as a must-see, this 4-part thriller will keep you guessing and obsessing from start to finish! Binge Now!
Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
Filmed during the pandemic, Lucy Worsley’s most recent romp through history gives us unprecedented access to London’s most extraordinary palaces. From the forbidding Tower of London to glorious Hampton Court to treasure-filled Kensington Palace, Lucy takes us behind the velvet ropes into each building’s most secret places. Watch Now
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking premiere of the television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Not only a ratings darling, the program also defined the workplace sitcom and served as an inspiration for many young career women. The program has stood the test of time and is still relevant today. If you are a fan, you will enjoy this one-hour tribute to the actress, which features interviews and comments from her co-stars and clips from her groundbreaking television and film work. Watch Now.
Celebrate the making of the greatest albums in pop, rock, and yes, heavy metal music. Each episode features interviews with band members, producers, and others discussing the creation of the historic recording. The collection includes Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Elton John, Queen, The Doors, and more. Enjoy Now.
Mark Your Calendar
The Trouble with Maggie Cole
Fans of Dawn French (Vicar of Dibley, Saunders & French) will love this new drama starring the much loved comedic actress! Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle if this close-knit community. See what happens with idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Binge all 6 episodes of this comedy-drama on its broadcast premiere date October 18. Watch the Preview.
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