MHz Programming Highlights

MHz Worldview Programming Highlights

August 2014


PRIME TIME BLOCKS

Mondays


DON MATTEO

9 PM & 10 PM


Don Matteo isn't an ordinary parish priest. This former missionary is blessed with extraordinary intuition and a deep understanding of the human soul, traits which come in handy when a crime has been committed! Directed by Enrico Oldoini, 2000, color. In Italian with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TVPG.


8/4

503 - Chocolate

A young immigrant working as a pastry chef is found dead. The investigating officers suppose the man, while pursuing his dreams, fell victim to organized crime. Directed by Elisabetta Marchetti, 2008.

8/4

504 – An Angel’s Room

An infant, the nephew of a prominent local industrialist, is kidnapped from his crib. The child’s family is at the mercy of the kidnappers and asks Don Matteo for help. Directed by Elisabetta Marchetti, 2008.


8/11

505 - Young Dancers

A young man is run over by a hit-and-run driver on a motorcycle as he walks out of a night club. Don Matteo investigates the accident and discovers that some underage girls are working as dancers in the clubs. Directed by Fabrizio Costa, 2008.


8/11

506 - Death of a Storyteller

An ex-con, just recently hired as a storyteller, is killed inside a shopping mall. Much to everyone’s surprise, he didn’t just work at the mall, he lived there too! Don Matteo looks for the man’s killer. Directed by Elisabetta Marchetti, 2008.


8/18

507 - The Rhythm of Pedals

The trainer of a cycling team traveling through Gubbio is found dead. While the investigation is ongoing, the Captain asks Don Matteo’s help in preparing for a cycling competition against the police department of Perugia. Directed by Fabrizio Costa, 2008.


8/18

508 The Dog Who Disappeared

A well-known truffle searcher is found dead in his home and his murder may be linked to the disappearance of a very valuable truffle. Natalina finds a new four-legged friend while the Captain helps Tommasi arrange a romantic date with his girlfriend. Directed by Elisabetta Marchetti, 2008.






Tuesdays


NICOLAS LE FLOCH

9 PM


Paris, 1761. Brilliant young Parisian police commissioner Nicolas Le Floch works under Monsieur de Sartine, the Royal Lieutenant General of Police. Louis XV's kingdom is plagued by conspiracies and murders. With the help of his faithful subordinate Bourdeau, Nicolas solves mysterious disappearances and sorts out awkward scandals. From seedy taverns to the muffled hallways of Versailles, from brothels to the Châtelet prisons, he tracks and stakes out suspects, questions witnesses, gathers evidence, foils traps, and unveils plotters.


Nicolas le Floch plunges viewers into the mysteries of 18th century Paris, a world teeming with crime, debauchery and theft. The series is a successful blend of police intrigue and melodrama, as well as a portrayal of the period’s social customs and humor. All of this is presented in great style. The characters are sensitive, original and deep. They show the eternal nature of man’s passions, feelings.... and crimes. In the end, no one could be more contemporary than Nicolas Le Floch, Police Commissioner at the Châtelet. In French with English subtitles.


8/5

Episode 105 – The Tear of Warsaw

Nicolas Le Floch investigates the theft of a priceless pearl, The Tear of Warsaw, whose disappearance portends troubled times for the French monarchy. Directed by Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss, 2010.


8/12

Episode 107 – The Rogue’s Banquet

Leading the investigation into the death of an Italian noble, Nicolas Le Floch discovers the true identity of “The Claw” – the kingdom’s most wanted bandit. Directed by Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss, 2012.


8/19

Episode 109 – Murder at the Hotel Saint-Florentin

Nicolas de Floch investigates a murder at the Hotel M. de Saint-Florentin. Directed by Philippe Bérenger, 2013.



Wednesdays


NICOLAS LE FLOCH

9 PM


8/6

Episode 106 – The Grand Huntsman

The young Count Louis Charles Allas is found beheaded. Nicolas Le Floch, sent to the lands of Aquitaine to investigate, falls into a terrible trap: a hunting with hounds, with the Earl of Rhodes as the Grand Huntsman and Nicolas Le Floch his prey. Directed by Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss, 2010.


8/13

Episode 108 – The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois Case

Nicolas Le Floch conducts an investigation into a spate of deaths at the house of the influential M. Montault. But who is his mysterious enemy? Directed by Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss, 2012.


8/20

Episode 110 – Blood in the Flour

Nicolas Le Floch investigates the death of a baker, which leads him to suspect a possible government conspiracy. Directed by Philippe Bérenger, 2013.


Thursdays


FRANK RIVA

9 PM


He has lost his past, he has lost his roots - but not his enemies...


25 years after dismantling the Loggia gang’s infamous organized crime ring, ex-undercover cop Frank Riva (Alain Delon) is called in from retirement to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Crime Squad superintendent Marc-Antoine Rezzoni. He soon finds himself once more on the track of the Loggias, forced to confront his memories of a past he thought he had put behind him once and for all...

Frank Riva is a police officer who follows his instinct and refuses to be deflected from his mission, a man who ignores social convention and flouts rules and regulations, and who lives according to his own deep conviction of right and wrong.


8/7

#103 - The Last of the Three

Riva and his team plan to intercept a drug transfer between the Loggias and their Colombian partners. All bets are off when Nina is abducted by Maxime Loggia, who is unaware of her relationship to Frank... Directed by Patrick Jamain, 2003. In French with English subtitles.


8/14

#105 - The Red Angel

Riva and his team must thwart an assassination plot against a visiting judge. Directed by Patrick Jamain, 2004. In French with English subtitles.



Fridays


FRANK RIVA

9 PM


8/1

#102 - Star-Crossed

Three men are killed, execution-style, outside a nightclub. Frank Riva recognizes the victims as former members of the Loggia gang. Meanwhile, another face from his past resurfaces: Who is Nina Rizzi, and what is her connection to Frank? Directed by Patrick Jamain, 2003. In French with English subtitles.


8/8

#104 - The Wolves

Riva continues his investigation into Loggia’s drug business, following a trail that leads to South America ... Directed by Patrick Jamain, 2004. In French with English subtitles.


8/15

#106 - The Hunted Man

Riva is suspected in the shooting ambush of a police commissioner. Directed by Patrick Jamain, 2004. In French with English subtitles.








Saturdays


Detective De Luca

9PM ET & 12 Midnight ET


During the tumultuous postwar period, as Italy moves out of the grip of the Fascist regime to the Christian Democrat electoral victory in 1948, Detective De Luca investigates and solves crimes in Bologna and along the Adriatic coast. His brutal honesty and his solitary, uncompromising character may help him solve cases, but combined with his love of women, they also conspire to get him in trouble on more than one occasion. Directed by Antonio Frazzi, 2008. In Italian with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TVPG


8/2

#101 - An Unauthorized Investigation

A call girl is found dead on the beach, discovered by schoolchildren and right in front of the house where il Duce is vacationing. When the case gets solved too easily, Detective DeLuca smells a sham and continues with his own investigation. His case hits a wall, however, when what he discovers leads to the highest levels of Fascist society. Directed by Antonio Frazzi, 2008. In Italian with English subtitles.


8/9

#102 – Carte Blanche

When a wealthy Fascist bachelor is found stabbed in his home, the spotlight gets put initially on his busy social life which is replete with drugs, bored socialite wives and young single groupies. De Luca interrogates everyone in an attempt to get at the truth, from the victim’s peasant maid to personal friends of Mussolini. Directed by Antonio Frazzi, 2008. In Italian with English subtitles.


8/16

#103 - Cloudy Summer

Posing as rural partisans in their flight from the allied invasion, De Luca and his fellow policeman get caught in a checkpoint skirmish and flee into the countryside. When he stumbles into the small village of Sant’Alberto, a country policeman befriends De Luca but he won’t give him back his credentials until he helps him solve a troubling murder case. Directed by Antonio Frazzi, 2008. In Italian with English subtitles.


8/23

#104 - Via delle Oche

De Luca gets transferred to Bologna, only to find the people and the city itself sadly changed by the war. He gets assigned to the brothel beat, overseeing the legal prostitution trade. The assignment may be a form of punishment, but DeLuca uses the position to shed light on hidden malfeasance perpetrated by powerful bureaucrats and politicians. Directed by Antonio Frazzi, 2008. In Italian with English subtitles.













Sundays


SEBASTIAN BERGMAN

9PM


Rolf Lassgard, one of Scandinavia's most popular actors, stars as police profiler Sebastian Bergman. Bergman is strong-headed, politically incorrect, abrasive – and grief-stricken, since he has yet to come to terms with the loss of both his wife and daughter in the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Effectively retired, he begins the slow process of putting his life back together when he gets called in to consult on a new case... Directed by Daniel Espinosa, Michael Hjorth, 2010. In Swedish with English subtitles.


8/3

Episode 102 -The Cursed One, Part 2

Back in Stockholm, Bergman attempts to get his life back in order, with a surprise discovery giving him a new lease of life. He starts to deal with his sexual addiction and tries to get back into work. When the Stockholm police realize they have a serial killer on their hands, Bergman insists they hire him to help out. Directed by Michael Hjorth, 2010.


Kennedy’s Brain

9PM


Based on a novel by best-selling crime author Henning Mankell, this thriller takes a mother on a harrowing search from Sweden to Spain and to Africa in search of the reason why her son died. In Mozambique, she penetrates a complex world of neo-colonial exploiters, and begins to suspect that a reputable AIDS clinic is carrying out deadly experiments on healthy people. Directed by Urs Egger, 2010. In German with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TBA


8/10

101 - Kennedy’s Brain, Part 1

Archaeologist Louise Cantor returns to Sweden for a short visit home, and discovers her 27-year-old son Henrik dead. Refusing to believe it was a suicide, Louise and her ex-husband Aron embark on a dangerous search for the truth. Their quest leads them first to South Africa, and then to Mozambique, where they discover Henrik may have been leading a dangerous double life... Directed by Urs Egger, 2010. In German with English subtitles.


8/17

102 - Kennedy’s Brain, Part 2

Searching for the truth behind her son’s mysterious death, Louise Cantor tracks down his ex-girlfriend in Mozambique. The trail leads to an AIDS clinic in the capital, but Louise’s quest for justice puts her own life in danger... Directed by Urs Egger, 2010. In German with English subtitles.
















DAYTIME PROGRAMMING


News

Morning News Block- 3:00 AM-Noon ET Weekdays

Afternoon News Block- Noon-3 PM ET Weekdays

Evening News Block- 5-9 PM ET Weekdays



TV3 Ireland Block


Midday – 1 PM ET Weekdays

Late Lunch Live – 2 PM ET Weekdays

Tonight with Vincent Brown – 3 PM Mondays- Fridays



TG4 Block


Comhrá – 1 PM ET Sundays

Sean Nós– 1:30 PM ET Sundays

Timppeall Na Tíre – 2 PM Sundays

Féilte – Slí An Atlantaigh – 2:30 PM Sundays



Deutsche Welle Magazine Programs


Euromaxx

Monday-Friday 12:30 PM ET

DW-TV's magazine show bringing you the latest on lifestyle and entertainment in Europe. Distributed by Deutsche Welle TV, broadcast in English, CC.


Tomorrow Today

Tuesdays 4:30 AM ET

DW-TV’s science program TOMORROW TODAY focuses on current topics in research, and is aimed at anyone who is interested in ongoing projects in Germany and Europe. Our reports use terms and concepts that are easily understood, portrayed in interesting ways, and address the core issues at stake. The show presents a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in science and research. In English.


Global 3000

Wednesdays 4:30 AM ET

DW-TV’s new globalization magazine looks at the issues that are moving us today, and shows how people are living with the opportunities and risks of globalization. GLOBAL 3000 gives globalization a face. In English.


Drive it!

Thursdays 4:30 AM ET

drive it! brings you all the major new arrivals on the automobile market. What car's going to be available when, which cars are worth the money and what's really original about the new cars on the block? Produced by DW-TV. In English.


European Journal

Fridays 4:30 AM ET

Direct from the DW-TV studio in Brussels, "European Journal" focuses on political and economic developments in the EU and the rest of Europe. European integration and Nato enlargement, EU reaction to the latest Basque terrorist attack, or a look at life on the divided island of Cyprus - "European Journal" brings you background analysis plus interviews with the experts and the people shaping events at the European level. Distributed by Deutsche Welle TV, broadcast in English.


Journal Weekend Edition

Saturdays & Sundays 2:30 AM ET

Direct from the DW-TV studio in Brussels, "European Journal" focuses on political and economic developments in the EU and the rest of Europe. European integration and Nato enlargement, EU reaction to the latest Basque terrorist attack, or a look at life on the divided island of Cyprus - "European Journal" brings you background analysis plus interviews with the experts and the people shaping events at the European level. Distributed by Deutsche Welle TV, broadcast in English.


Saturdays


Deutsche Welle Magazine Program Block

8:00 AM ET – 10:30 AM ET

Euromaxx Highlights, Tomorrow Today, World Stories, Drive It, and In Good Shape


Maigret

3PM ET


Based on the series of books by the legendary Belgian crime writer Georges Simenon, these detective stories feature the mythic character Maigret. Each murder is investigated by Maigret in his own singular unhurried manner, leading inevitably to the truth. Which he often finds in the least likely place. Deeply embedded in their environment whether Paris, Belgium or the French countryside, these films are a worthy tribute to one of the most famous detectives of the century.


8/2

118 – Maigret and the Candle Auction

What began as a short trip to question an innkeeper in the Vendee turns into days as Inspector Maigret gets confined to the inn with the flu. Then, a guest is found murdered. The police cordon off the inn and begin a careful reconstruction of events, while Maigret conducts his own investigation.


8/9

119 – No Vacation for Maigret

Inspector Maigret and his wife’s Belgian vacation is cut short when Mrs. Maigret gets appendicitis. Returning from her bedside, Maigret discovers a note in his pocket about his wife’s hospital roomate; the sister-in-law of the surgeon who operated on Mrs. Maigret. Murder is in the air, and Maigret begins an unauthorized investigation.


8/16

120 – Maigret is Afraid

Returning from a criminology conference, Inspector Maigret stops off to visit his old friend Chabot, a judge in a small provincial town which has been rocked by a pair of murders. A third murder soon follows, and Maigret’s planned R&R turns into his usual meticulous investigation.


8/23

121 – Maigret Goes Home

What begins as a routine trip to his hometown of Saint-Fiacre turns into work, as Inspector Maigret arrives just in time to witness a murder. Childhood memories return to haunt him as his investigation begins. Can he perform with his customary excellence in the place of his humble beginnings?






8/30

122 – Death of a Harbour Master

A man is found wandering the streets of Paris, mute and amnesiac. Under the old wig that overhangs his blank stare, the police discover a shaven head, and a gunshot wound that has been meticulously stitched. Inspector Maigret is on the case..



Sundays


World Affairs

MHz Lecture Series


France in Focus

8 AM ET

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France and Europe, hosted by Melissa Bell and Christophe Robeet. Produced by France 24. Broadcast in English.


Inside the Americas

8:15 AM ET

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping The Americas, hosted by Melissa Bell and Christophe Robeet. Produced by France 24. Broadcast in English


CrossTalk (TVPG)

8:30 AM ET

“CrossTalk” is the newest addition to the RT program lineup. This TV debate club presents hot-topic discussions on politics, business, newsmakers, global trends, present-day conflicts, dangers and challenges of modern world. Peter Lavelle poses hard, straightforward questions to his guests, and demands concrete answers in response. His guests are politicians, journalists, scientists - anyone who influences the decisions changing our world or plays a key role in forming public opinion. A special part of the “CrossTalk” program is anchored by renowned Russian journalist Elena Khanga. Broadcast in English.


World Affairs Today (TVG)

Premieres Sundays at 9 AM ET!


"World Affairs Today" is a public information service of the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC. Each week the program is recorded in front of a live audience in Washington and focuses on a major global issue and foreign policy topic. Speakers include U.S. and foreign government officials, foreign policy experts, authors, journalists, economists, Nobel Laureates, and global business leaders.


Through these programs, viewers gain insights and a better understanding of the most challenging issues facing the United States and the world in the coming years. Join us as we explore World Affairs TODAY. Produced by Adam Krell, Auteur Productions, LTD. Broadcast in English.


8/3 @ 9AM - The Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East (#713)

8/10 @ 9AM - (#801) NETWORK PREMIERE!

8/17 @ 9AM - (#802) NETWORK PREMIERE!

8/24 @ 9AM - (#803) NETWORK PREMIERE!

8/31 @ 9AM - (#804) NETWORK PREMIERE!






Foreign Policy


Global Ethics Forum (TVG)

Premieres Sundays at 10:00 AM ET


How do global leaders make decisions? What moral codes guide them – and how do those codes evolve?

Global Ethics Forum is a weekly television show produced by the Carnegie Ethics Studio, a division of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Each week, different experts navigate the murky moral landscapes presented by global politics, development, and international business. New episodes often confront challenges relevant to current events, while episodes in the Carnegie Classics series address longer-term ethical
topics.


8/3 @ 10AM - The Second Arab Awakening (#623)

8/10 @ 10AM - The Men Who United the States (#624)

8/17 @ 10AM - War on Terror, an Insider’s View: A Conversation with Harold H. Koh (#627)

8/24 @ 10AM - By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World (#626)

8/31 @ 9AM - The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have

Undermined Democracy (#629)