Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 / Registration begins July 15th
This one-hour documentary features revealing interviews with leading cast members, including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Sophie McShera and others. Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did. Illustrated with memorable moments from Downton Abbey, the program is a treat for fans and anyone fascinated with the customs of early 1900s Britain.
The Poisoner’s Handbook (120 Minutes)
Thursday, August 13th at 6:00pm / Registration begins July 15th
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. The pace of industrial innovation increased, but the scientific knowledge to detect and prevent crimes committed with these materials lagged behind until 1918. New York City's first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country.
Tales From the Royal Bedchamber (60 Minutes)
Thursday, August 20th at 6:30 / Registration begins August 1st
Host Lucy Worsley gets into bed with Britain’s past monarchs to uncover the secrets and history of the royal bedchamber. She explores the royal bedchamber's role in the public sphere.
The Day the 60s Died (60 Minutes)
Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 / Registration begins August 1st
On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon shocked the nation when he announced that U.S. troops were invading Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.