Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of May 12

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of May 12
May 10, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV May 12-18, 2019

  • Call the Midwife – Sunday, 5/12 at 8pm 
    Trixie cares for heavily pregnant Heather Pugh, who learns she has a serious health concern; Mother Mildred decides that Sister Frances is ready to attend her first solo birth; Sister Monica Joan follows Great Britain’s Olympic hopes.
  • MASTERPIECE: Les Miserables – Sunday, 5/12 at 9pm 
    Paris is on the brink of revolt as unrest spreads through the streets and taverns, among students and the working-class; Javert redoubles his efforts to find Jean Valjean.
  • MASTERPIECE: Unforgotten – Sunday, 5/12 at 10pm
    Under media scrutiny, the team races to find the evidence they need to prove the identity of Hayley’s killer.
  • MODUS – Sunday, 5/12 at 11pm
    Inger Johanne becomes increasingly aware that Stina has been through something terrible; Ingvar goes to Uppsala to investigate the murder of Bishop Elisabeth Lindgren.
  • Antiques Roadshow – Monday, 5/13 at 8pm
    Appraisals from Churchill Downs racetrack include a 1966 MGM Grinch figure, a Georgian & Victorian mourning jewelry collection and a Larson Brothers symphonic harp mandolin.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 5/14 at 7:30pm
    In this episode of Detroit Performs we honor some important arts and cultural organizations in the state of Michigan and beyond. First up, Creative Many’s creative state Michigan report details the impact Michigan’s arts and cultural nonprofit organizations have on our state’s economy and citizens. Then John Bracey, who is the retired head of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is honored by his peers. We also head over to Washington D.C. where the organization, “Story District,” brings together a group of storytellers to perform at theaters. Plus, host DJ Oliver interviews Kelly Kaatz, Gallery Director of the Janice Charach Gallery.
  • Under the Radar Michigan – Thursday, 5/16 at 8:30pm 
    This week on UTR, the show travels to Frankfort for marvelous mammals, beer and berries. Then they drive to Dexter for terrific trails, treats and Barbeque meets.
  • Hitman: David Foster and Friends – Friday, 5/17 at 8pm
    Singers pay tribute to prolific songwriter and producer David Foster; guests include Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Peter Cetera and Celine Dion.

Live from Lincoln Center: Annaleigh Ashford in Concert – Friday, 5/17 at 10pm 
Tune in to a new concert from stage and screen star Annaleigh Ashford, who thrilled audiences in Sunday in the Park with George opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Kinky Boots and You Can’t Take It With You, for which she won a Tony Award.

  • Midsomer Murders – Saturday, 5/18 at 8:30pm 
    Barnaby and Jones investigate the death of a bird watcher.
  • Death in Paradise – Saturday, 5/18 at 10pm 
    A horse-trekking expedition comes to an abrupt end when Jack finds the dead body of a rider in the police station.