Preview of Spring 2018
From bringing literature back to life to exploring the impacts of art and culture on the development of the civilizations we know today, this spring is packed with awesome shows. Here are a few of the shows we’re looking forward to:
Call the Midwife: Season 7
Premieres Sunday, March 25, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET
Poplar welcomes Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Tested as never before, the nuns and nurses face challenging issues, from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke to Huntington’s chorea and unmarried mothers.
Premieres Tuesday, April 17, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
This new nine-part series presented in partnership with the BBC tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day —for the first time on a global scale. Inspired by Civilization, Kenneth Clark’s landmark 1969 acclaimed series about Western art, this bold new series will reveal the role art and the creative imagination have played in the forging of humanity itself, and introduce a new generation to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination created across cultures and continents.
POV: Bill Nye the Science Guy
Wednesday, April 18, at 10pm on CET
Sunday, April 22, at 3pm on ThinkTV16
Bill Nye has a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the kids show Bill Nye The Science Guy is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With exclusive access and plenty of whimsy, the film follows Nye as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny a science-based worldview.
Little Women on Masterpiece
Premieres Sunday, May 13, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET
Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.
The Great American Read
Premieres Tuesday, May 22, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.