Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of May 5

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of May 5
May 3, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV May 5-11, 2019

  • Call the Midwife – Sunday, 5/5 at 8pm 
    Nurse Crane’s back troubles return with a vengeance; Mother Mildred returns and helps a family tackle end-stage pneumoconiosis; Lucille cares for an unmarried teenage mother who wants to keep her baby.
  • MASTERPIECE: Les Miserables – Sunday, 5/5 at 9pm 
    Jean Valjean and Cosette leave the convent to start a new life in Paris, although Jean worries it could be dangerous; the Thénardiers plot their revenge; Jean worries when Cosette meets idealistic student Marius.
  • MASTERPIECE: Unforgotten – Sunday, 5/5 at 10pm
    Cassie and Sunny get closer to the truth about Hayley’s disappearance, but the case takes a devastating turn for Cassie.
  • MODUS – Sunday, 5/5 at 11pm
    During a snowy Christmas season, psychologist and criminal profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds herself and her autistic daughter drawn into an investigation surrounding a series of brutal killings.
  • Antiques Roadshow – Monday, 5/6 at 8pm
    Appraisals from the Churchill Downs racetrack include a twin spires painted roof slate circa 1895, a 1943 Picasso ink-on-paper and 1963 letter and an art deco brooch.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 5/7 at 7:30pm
    The Kristi Faulkner Dance Company collaborated with the Ruth Ellis Center to create a performance by LGBTQ dancers to share their stories and empower LGBTQ youth. Artist Robby Gall adds his own spin and a little more truth to classical paintings of the past. Butoh practitioner Gadu Doushin explains what inspired the unique Butoh style of dance. Plus, host DJ Oliver interviews Planet Ant Media Director, Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, about the entertainment Planet Ant offers our community.
  • Under the Radar Michigan – Thursday, 5/9 at 8:30pm 
    Under the Radar drives to Dearborn for sweet middle eastern treats, a city hall that’s all about the art, and a taystee burger that’ll have you back for more. Then they’ll blow your mind with some hot glass, and take a factory tour you just can’t a “Ford” to miss.
  • Santana IV – Friday, 5/10 at 8pm
    Performing together for the first time since 1973, the original Santana band performs live at the House of Blues in Las Vegas; songs include classics such as “Black Magic Woman” and new songs from their album “Santana IV.”

Live from Lincoln Center: Cynthia Erivo in Concert – Friday, 5/10 at 10pm 
Enjoy a soulful evening of song from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. British-born Cynthia Erivo won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple before starring in several films, including Widows.

  • Midsomer Murders – Saturday, 5/11 at 8:30pm 
    After a nun is strangled Barnaby and Jones investigate the world of Midsomer Priory.
  • Death in Paradise – Saturday, 5/11 at 10pm 
    Saint Marie mourns when radio legend Dezzie Dixon is murdered live on air, and Jack must unravel a complex mystery in order to find the culprit.