Heather's WHRO Passport Picks
September 16, 2021
September marks the arrival of fall with an assorted variety of pumpkin spice products lining the grocery shelves. More importantly, it is the official launch of the PBS fall schedule which brings new drama, new seasons of your favorite programs as well as incredible documentaries. As we move through the month we will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing our best Latino programs as well as films produced and directed by Latino filmmakers. Enjoy the Passport exclusive this month with the premiere of Frankie Drake Season 4 as well as a pumpkin spice treat or two.
- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer
Now on to the shows
Guilt on Masterpiece
A drunken drive home from a wedding lands two brothers in increasingly hot water, as they commit more and more serious crimes to hide their culpability in a hit-and-run. Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives star as the brothers, with Ruth Bradley as the victim's niece, who falls for her uncle's killer. "A darkly delicious tale," declared The Guardian (London). Binge Now.
Frankie Drake Mysteries Season 4
From the wilderness to the world of high society, from an underground cabaret to a candy factory, Frankie Drake and Trudy Clarke investigate murders, kidnappings, heists, and poisonings. Morality officer Mary Shaw snoops through police files and hears non-civilian discussions, while Flo Chakowitz lends a hand with autopsy reports, science experiments, and her newly acquired medical skills. Binge Now.
Call the Midwife Season 10
It’s 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. But there’s excitement, too, as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s help, Sister Julienne is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Dr. Turner deals with an array of difficult cases including a former soldier involved in nuclear test explosions. Sister Monica Joan experiences a crisis of faith. Sister Frances realizes she needs to be a little less spiritual if she’s to really connect with the local women. Watch Now.
Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. Watch Now.
Mark Your Calendar
Seaside Hotel Seasons 2 & 3
Season 2 picks in the summer of 1929, the residents are back for more seaside shenanigans However, the return of the deceased hotel owner's son puts the survival of the hotel in jeopardy. From Walter Presents, in Danish with English subtitles. The complete seasons 2 & 3 premieres on September 30. Binge season 1 on Passport now.
WHRO Staff Pick
“The characters in All Creatures Great & Small captured my heart from the first. At the center of the story is James Herriot, a young veterinarian starting a new and challenging job. He’s joined by steadfast Mrs. Hall, the curt (but really very lovable) Dr. Farnon, and his ne'er-do-well younger brother. Each person is equally fascinating in their daily efforts to care for the veterinary needs of their town, and it's so gratifying to witness the evolution of their relationships as the story progresses.”
Digital Engagement Designer