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Airs Friday July 11th at 8pm on Ch 17
9:58 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Solving Mysteries and Secrets Underground on WLRN -TV

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Inspector George Gently (8:00 pm)

Gently Northern Soul

After a young black woman is murdered, at an all night soul music club, Gently uncovers a disturbing and malevolent racist undercurrent lurking both within the local community and his own police force.  Racial tensions within the community escalate rapidly, compromising the investigation and posing a new set of problems.

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Airs on Thursday July 10th at 8 pm on Ch 17
4:34 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

American Experience investigates a deadly workplace accident. Only on WLRN TV.

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American Experience: Triangle Fire (8:00 pm)

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same.

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Airs on Wed July 9th at 8 pm
3:11 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Tempers Flare on Doc Martin! Watch WLRN!

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Doc Martin (8:00 pm)

Born with a Shotgun

Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa. Tempers are frayed as they try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby. Aunt Ruth has problems of her own: She is dealing with an intruder on the farm who has stolen the hub caps from her car. And Shirley makes an appointment with Martin to discuss the crippling stomach pains she has been suffering and suspects her son is trying to poison her.

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Airs Tuesday July 8th at 8 pm
2:01 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Explore Weird and Amusing Places on WLRN-TV

Big Cypress National Preserve
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Explore the weirdest and wackiest places in the Sunshine State from deep in the Everglades to the Gulf of Mexico.  Then the fun continues with a flashback of Great Old Amusement Parks.   Hang on - this could be a bumpy ride!

Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades (8:00 pm)

A visual masterpiece that tells the story of Florida’s river of grass, highlighting people who share their passion for this wild place, seasons of scenery that pull you into the rhythm of the swamp, and a chorus of nature sounds scored into a symphony.

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Airs Monday July 7 at 8pm on WLRN Ch 17
4:17 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Get Wild About Nature on WLRN -TV

Nature (8:00 pm)

Fabulous Frogs

Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.

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Airs Thursday July 3rd at 8pm on WLRN Ch 17
11:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Men Who Changed the Future of Science and Technology.

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Follow two unique stories in science and technology.  Poisoner's Handbook talks about groundbreaking forensic science that set new standards in the way we solve crimes.  Followed by the story of Steve Jobs - One Last Thing which profiles how his vision of Apple changed the way we live and work. 

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Airs Wed. July 2nd at 8pm on WLRN CH 17
2:33 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

The Brits are back and the plots thickens! Wednesday on WLRN TV

Doc and Louisa
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Doc Martin (8:00 pm) Dry Your Tears

Martin agrees to stay on until a more suitable substitute is found in his practice. He moves back into his house and determined to get a grip on fatherhood, he persuades Louisa to join him so he can help raise their child. Martin's aunt Ruth arrives in Portwenn for a funeral. She's almost as cranky as her nephew. Can this family really handle two cantankerous personalities?  Tune in to find out.

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Airing on WLRN Channel 17 July 1st
9:28 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Explore Natural Habitats on WLRN TV Tuesday Night at 8pm

Spanish hogfish at reef in FL Keys
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From just beneath our ocean's surface to deep in the wilderness, WLRN takes you on a journey of discovery with Saving Our Reefs, Wildside - Costa Rica and Alone in the Wilderness. 

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Take a walk on the wild side June 30 at 8pm
4:20 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Animalistic Adventures Monday Night on WLRN-TV

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Nature: The Private Life of Deer (8:00 pm)

From coast to coast, some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. Deer are the most highly studied mammals in the world, but does the typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Enter the hidden world of white-tailed deer outfitted with night-vision cameras and GPS tracking equipment to see them not as common backyard creatures, but as intelligent, affectionate family members.

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History Night Thurs. June 26th on WLRN Ch 17
2:55 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Turn Back Time and Relive History on WLRN-TV

Clinton: American Experience

Tune in Thursday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m., for a two-hour American Experience special on President Clinton, one of the most successful politicians in modern American history.

Clinton: American Experience (8:00 pm)

The latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, Clinton follows the president across his two terms as he confronted some of the key forces that would shape the future, including partisan political warfare and domestic and international terrorism, and as he struggled with uneven success to define the role of American power in a post-Cold War world. Most memorably, it explores how Clinton’s conflicted character made history, even as it enraged his enemies and confounded his friends.

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Doc Martin's Last Tango leads to Midsomer Murders
11:05 am
Tue June 24, 2014

It's the Great British Invasion Wednesday Night on WLRN-TV!

Doc Martin and his son.
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Doc Martin (8:00 pm)

Dr. Martin Ellingham is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson is about to change their lives dramatically. Doc Martin had planned to resume his career as a consultant in London, but with the birth of his son, the arrival of an incompetent replacement at his practice, and the news of a sudden death, he temporarily moves in with Louisa and their still unnamed baby.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Mon. June 23rd, starting @ 8pm
9:32 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Nature at its best! Monday's on WLRN - TV

Nature (8:00 pm)

GATHERING SWARMS: A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers - sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. This behavior applies to a number of creatures that form these great gatherings for a variety of reasons:  to breed, migrate, find food, and even to protect themselves.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Thur., June 19. Starting @ 8pm
2:22 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Thursday Night Is History! Only On WLRN-TV!

Clinton: American Experience

Tune in Thursday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m., for a two-hour American Experience special on President Clinton, one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, then tune in for the fifth and last episode of  Civil War: The Untold Story.

Clinton: American Experience (8:00 PM)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Fri., June 20. Starting @ 8pm
11:44 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Night of Intriguing Mystery on WLRN -TV!

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Inspector George Gently (8:00pm)

GENTLY WITH HONOR - Gently and Bacchus delve into a world of army secrets when a young former soldier, Scott Tanner, commits a murder in a Turkish bath. While investigating Tanner's history, Gently hears of horrific allegations of what some soldiers have to face from their own side.  Tune in to find out.

Scott & Bailey (9:30 pm)

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Wed., June 18. Starting @ 8pm
4:07 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

The Best Of British TV! Doc Martin, Last Tango In Halifax And Midsomer Murders.

Doc Martin

You can find the best of British comedy and drama every Wednesday night on WLRN Channel 17.

Doc Martin: The Wrong Goodbye (8:00 p.m.)

Dr. Martin Ellingham and Pauline are surprised by the number of patients coming to see him on the last day before his Surgery closes and he moves to London, but after a series of mishaps, including the taxi driver crashing his car with Louisa inside it, Louisa goes into labour and the Doc is facing a dilemma; should he move away or stick around to support Louisa and their newborn child?

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