Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of April 14th

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of April 14th
April 12, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV April 14-April 20, 2019

  • Great Performances at the Met: Samson et Dalila – Sunday, 4/14 at 2pm 
    Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna portray the title roles in Camille Saint-Saens’s biblical epic “Samson et Dalila.”
  • Call the Midwife – Sunday, 4/14 at 8pm 
    Valerie tries to help a mother come to terms with her son’s birth defect; the Turners organize a measles vaccination trial at the clinic.

MASTERPIECE: Les Miserables – Sunday, 4/14 at 9pm
Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. Ellie Bamber and Josh O’Connor costar as the young lovers Cosette and Marius. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories.

  • MASTERPIECE: Unforgotten – Sunday, 4/14 at 9pm
    Cassie and Sunny go searching for Hayley’s family; a detective who was originally on the case has his own thoughts on what happened.
  • Antiques Roadshow – Monday, 4/15 at 8pm 
    Experience outstanding Oklahoma appraisals at Philbrook Museum of Art, such as a Charles Wilda “The Hour of Prayer” oil, a 1950 Gibson SJ-200 guitar and a baroque bureau brise from about 1690. Learn which is a $30,000-$50,000 find.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 4/16 at 7:30pm 
    Detroit Performs celebrates the holidays with the performance of DOT by Detroit Public Theatre. D Olivia Millerschin is featured as she sings some of her beautiful and upbeat original music in front of the Christmas trees at Lear Corporation. Glass artist April Wagner creates sparkling ornaments and more at her Epiphany Studios. Plus, host DJ Oliver interviews Bonnie Mansour at Art Leaders Gallery in West Bloomfield.
  • Reconstruction: America After the Civil War– Tuesday, 4/16 at 9pm 
    As America enters the 1900s, Southern propaganda and racist imagery saturate popular culture.
  • Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live – Friday, 4/19 at 8pm 
    Guitarist Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to those that inspired him — Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page — in a concert at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.
  • American Masters: Garry Winogrand – Friday, 4/19 at 8pm 
    Photographer Garry Winogrand makes a name for himself in the 1950s with his street photography, capturing candid shots of ordinary people.
  • Midsomer Murders – Saturday, 4/20 at 8:30pm 
    Jones goes under cover at the base of a new-age cult called The Oblong Foundation after a young female member goes missing.
  • Death in Paradise – Saturday, 4/20 at 10pm 
    In order to find the truth beneath the lies, Jack and the team must navigate the tempestuous waters of a family divided after a wealthy coffee magnate is shot.