There’s no place like KUED for the 2017 holidays. On-air and online at kued.org, the season brims with uplifting drama, stirring music and celebratory cuisine.
As for food, KUED helps viewers prepare their palates for the holidays when “Queen of Cakes” Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood detail how to make the perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake in The Great British Baking Show “Christmas Masterclass,” Friday, December 8th, at 8:00 p.m.
Last Tango in Halifax, the heartwarming story of childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, reunited after nearly 60 years apart, offers the audience an early Christmas present: a two-part Last Tango in Halifax, airing Sundays, December 17 and 24, at 7:00 p.m. on KUED. The drama follows Celia’s daughter Caroline as she moves the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas, while a ghost seems to haunt Alan’s daughter Gillian.
Taking a slightly offbeat approach to the holidays, Eric Idle’s The Entire Universe explores the history of the universe – the entire universe! – with Professor Brian Cox, a chorus of singers and dancers, show tunes, and guest stars Warwick Davis, Noel Fielding, Hannah Waddingham and Robin Ince. The comedic musical extravaganza airs Friday, December 22nd at 9:00 p.m.
It’s truly a white Christmas when perennial favorite Call the Midwife presents Call the Midwife: Holiday Special, airing Monday, December 25th, at 8:00 p.m. As Poplar lies under a thick blanket of snow in the coldest winter in 300 years, the midwives feverishly battle the snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide care for their patients.
To celebrate New Year's Eve, two musical specials come to KUED: on Sunday, December 31st, Live From The Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway airs at 8:00 p.m., followed by Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year's Eve at 9:30 p.m.