Saturdays at 8 pm on WFYI 1
Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) is the brash Dr. Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner cause mayhem in a small Cornish community. Ellingham - once a celebrated London surgeon - flees from his position after developing a phobia to blood. After retraining as a general practitioner, Ellingham gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn replacing their deceased local doctor. But his abrasive personality doesn’t exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall.
Saturdays at 9 pm on WFYI 1
Julie McKenzie and Anton Rodgers star as William and Hester Fields – a middle-aged couple whose children have grown up and left home.
With her husband busy at work, and finding time on her hands, Hester resorts to studying various subjects at evening class – with often disastrous results.
While she struggles on with life – drawing, cookery and pottery, husband William looks on in amazement, wondering why on earth anyone should want to put themselves through this extraordinary schedule of rigorous self-improvement.
In 1984 this programme won an international Emmy in the Popular Arts category.
Saturdays at 9:30 pm on WFYI 1
For nearly 40 years, Masterpiece has enthralled audiences with the works of the finest classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors. The Masterpiece schedule breaks the year into three "seasons," each with its own host, graphics and fresh take on the series' famous theme music. Masterpiece Mystery! presents the best British mysteries.
Last of Summer Wine
Saturdays at 11 & 11:30 pm on WFYI 1
Last of the Summer Wine was set and filmed in and around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England and centred around a trio of old men whose line-up changed several times over the years. The original trio consisted of Bill Owen as the scruffy and child-like Compo, Peter Sallis as deep-thinking, meek Norman Clegg and Michael Bates as authoritarian and snobbish Blamire. When Bates dropped out through illness in 1976 after two series, the role of the third man of the trio was filled in various years up to the 30th series by the quirky war veteran, Foggy (Brian Wilde), the eccentric inventor, Seymour (Michael Aldridge), and former police officer Truly (Frank Thornton). The men never seem to grow up and develop a unique perspective on their equally eccentric fellow townspeople through their youthful stunts. The cast grew to include a variety of supporting characters, each contributing their own subplots to the show and often becoming unwillingly involved in the schemes of the trio.