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Sunday don't miss!: Call the Midwife, the Doc and Up/Down

Posted on 19 Oct 2012

"Call the Midwife" Nurses 

What do “Call the Midwife”, “Doc Martin” and “Upstairs Downstairs” all have in common?   Well, yes, lovely accents…a view across the pond…those things are all well and good old chap. Or Mum.  But honestly, it’s just GOOD television.  I mean really good.  Well-produced, brilliantly acted, wonderful drama that keeps us coming back every week for more.   Public television on a Sunday night.  

Starting at 7, catch episode 3 of “Call the Midwife” and see how Chummy is doing.  Chummy is the character that, for me, speaks to the heart of this show.  Awkward, portrayed to be semi-incompetent (oh but just wait) but a heart of gold.  And she is beloved - and shares that love with the people she takes care of.  Watch a clip and episodes here. 

Stick around at 8 for “Doc Martin” and LOUIS-ER.   Crotchety, stick-in-the-mud Martin and his little entourage of quirky gaggle of teenage girls, receptionist, PC, and well, the entire inhabitants of Portwenn. 

9 p.m. brings us Season 2, episode 2 of “Upstairs Downstairs”.  What about that kiss?  What about that war?  What about the baby?  So many questions.  You can watch past episodes of "Upstairs Downstairs" here.  

Sunday, October 14:


Arkansas and the American Dream
We’re all familiar with the American Dream — the idea that anyone in the United States can climb the economic ladder of opportunity — but is it still achievable? AETN continues to address poverty in the state with “A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas” and to survey the national landscape with “Dream On.” Learn more about these projects and a special night of programming after the jump.


Volunteers Like You
You can have fun, help others and support causes and organizations by sharing a bit of your spare time and volunteering! Learn how you (or your group) can help others — and yourself — by working with AETN Foundation.


Parents, PJs and Pies
Wear your PJs and join us for a fun-filled family event as we and our partners at Dropping Back in and Healthy Families of Faulkner and Conway Counties share education resources on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.! “Parents, PJs and Pies” will feature a BBQ lunch, giveaways, fun activities and special “Llama Llama Red Pajama” gift bags.


“Back Road Barns” - Viewer Photos
Coming to AETN on Thursday, Aug. 25, “Back Road Barns” travels through rural Arkansas on a visual road trip to classic barns that have long been a part of our culture. See a preview of what you have to look forward to by scrolling through viewer photo submissions for a special segment of the AETN original film.


Save the Date for AETN Family Day
Travel back in time to the 1960s when AETN first came on the airwaves at Family Day 2016: Peace, Love and AETN! We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary with screenings of episodes of classic programs from the AETN Video Vault, opportunities to meet your favorite PBS KIDS characters and sneak peeks of what to expect next on Saturday, Sept. 24.