Bill Nighy reprises his Golden Globe-nominated role as master spy Johnny Worricker in a two new thrillers, written and directed by Sir David Hare. Masterpiece Contemporary: Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield wrap up an intricate plot that began with Page Eight in 2011, involving secret crimes and unplumbed depths of political corruption.
Page Eight, the first of the Worricker trilogy, will be rebroadcast Sunday, November 2 at 11:00 p.m. on KUED.
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to roam the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing raid, leaving only drawings, questions, and a mystery: What was Spinosaurus?
MAKERS: Women in Politics profiles women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. It airs Tuesday, November 4, at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Utahns love movies, and KUED is bringing old classics to the schedule on Saturday nights beginning November 1 at 9:00 p.m. with An American in Paris. In subsequent weeks, movies include The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, and The Music Man.
An American in Paris (1951)
Sat. Nov. 1, 9PM
A coach races up to a country house with a hysterical passenger shrieking, "Murder!" What better way to continue Jane Austen's immortal novel Pride and Prejudice? This delicious two-part homage to Austen, adapted from P.D. James' clever whodunit, comes to Masterpiece Mystery! James’ witty and inventive continuation of Jane Austen’s iconic novel, Death Comes to Pemberley, airs on KUED Sunday, October 26 and November 2nd at 8:00 pm.
Two-and-a-half years after the U.S. pulled out of Iraq — a conflict that is projected to cost America more than $2 trillion dollars — Iraq is once again in crisis, with Islamic extremists gaining ground, civil war hanging in the balance, and the Obama administration being pulled back towards the conflict.
What went wrong? How did we get here? And what happens now?
A new six-part series co-created and hosted by best-selling science and technology author Steven Johnson (Everything Bad is Good for You) examines the fascinating stories of the unlikely people whose ideas have made our modern world possible. The series premieres Wednesday, October 15 on KUED with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Each year, an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — and at least 23,000 die. As the crisis deepens, Frontline correspondent David E. Hoffman turns his attention to the American farm, where an estimated 70 percent of all antibiotics sold go, and investigates: Are these antibiotics contributing to the growth of resistant bacteria that threaten the health of people?