I know many people, like me, are anxiously awaiting the start of Downton Abbey, Season 5 on January 4. To help ease the wait, PBS has a slew of great British programming lined up to tide you over until you can get your Downton fix!
On Sunday, December 21 at 8:00 pm, Tales from the Royal Bedchamber will be shown. This series,
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|The Great British Baking Show with (l to r) Sue Perkins, |
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Finally, to put you in the mood for some spring planting, The Queen's Garden airs at 10:00 pm on Sunday, January 11th (so start out at 8:00 with all the food and drink refreshment you need already assembled, cause you've got a great evening of viewing ahead of you!). This program follows the Buckingham Palace Garden (in the middle of London) over the course of a year. If, like me, you've yet to be invited to a Royal Garden Party, you'll enjoy this opportunity to explore the beautiful urban garden. Plants and animals that make up the garden, as well as a lake and a 15-foot marble urn (previously owned by Napoleon) are shown in detail.
If you should happen to forget to mark you calendar to watch these wonderful programs, they will be available to stream the morning after broadcast from a variety of sources, including the PBS video site, PBS iPad and iPhone apps, and PBS digital platforms on ROKU, Apple TV and Xbox. While winter is normally a bleak and depressing time of year, the wonderful "Best of Britain" programming that PBS is going to showcase in the upcoming weeks gives us something to look forward to!