Here is the primetime schedule for WLIW 21 New York PBS; WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
GLOBE TREKKER:The Netherlands — Brianna Barnes cycles her way through the Netherlands as she learns about Dutch resistance to Spanish rule and enjoys modern art in The Hague, surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen, earns her witch’s certificate in the medieval town of Oudewater, discovers the history of the tulip in Leiden, buys clogs and visits the cheese market in Alkmaar, explores a wind farm in Friesland and tests her skills in the canal jumping contest in Heidenskip. (Premiere)
DOC MARTIN: Happily Ever After —Martin has the dilemma of finding a replacement vicar three hours before his wedding to Louisa. (Premiere)…
Clunes plays Dr. Martin Ellingham, a brilliant and successful vascular surgeon at Imperial College London who develops haemophobia (an extreme fear of blood) that prevents him from performing operations. After retraining as a General Practitioner, he applies for a post in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays with his aunt. Upon arriving in Portwenn, Dr. Ellingham (called “Doc Martin” by the locals), finds the surgery in disarray, the medical equipment beyond repair, and the patients’ records in a mess. He inherits an incompetent receptionist, Elaine Denham, who resents his coming. (Her character is replaced by Pauline Lamb in the second series.)
The show revolves around Ellingham’s interactions with the local Cornish villagers. Despite his medical brilliance, Ellingham is a gruff man, completely lacking in social skills. His cold, abrasive manner offends many of the villagers and leads to frequent misunderstandings. His aunt, Joan Norton, portrayed by Stephanie Cole, provides emotional support in the face of the disquiet his abrupt manner causes among the villagers. Caroline Catz plays primary school teacher Louisa Glasson. Doc Martin is attracted to her but finds it difficult to express his feelings. Louisa, whose caring and nurturing manner contrasts with his emotionally detached and neurotic behaviour, somehow finds him attractive as well.
MI-5— The Grid is faced with the threat of a terrorist attack by a member of Iranian intelligence which could jeopardize an historic peace deal with Iran. (Encore)
EASTENDERS— Paul’s suspicious, but Janine denies being with Barry when he fell over the cliff. Zoë loses consciousness, but the rescue services arrive just in time. Mickey breaks up with Kareena – Tariq’s revelations are all too much for him. (Premiere)
EASTENDERS— Little Mo learns that she’s pregnant. Billy’s stunned that she won’t consider having an abortion. Natalie announces that Barry’s dead – the Square is devastated. Janine plays the grief-stricken widow. (Premiere)