MHz Worldview Programming Highlights

April 2014



PRIME TIME BLOCKS


Mondays


4/7 & 4/14 at 11:30 PM

The Vanishing of Pato (TVPG)

A period drama from the fictional town of Vigata, made famous as the home of Andrea Camileri's popular Detective Montalbano. It's 1890 and as the town enjoys its traditional Good Friday drama, the local bank manager, Antonio Patò disappears. Is he dead or hidden? In the end the truth emerges, but not before an engaging portrait of the characters and customs of Sicilian life 220 years ago emerges. Directed by Rocco Mortelliti, 2010, color. In Italian with English subtitles.


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.


4/21

The Stranger 

Don Matteo learns of a young man's suicide soon after arriving in his new parish. After some research, he convinces police to review the case. Was it suicide, or murder?


4/21

Election Campaign

A young Jewish journalist is murdered during his mayoral campaign.  Fragments of a dangerous investigation he’d been pursuing begin to emerge, and the intelligent and beautiful Laura Respighi arrives from abroad to replace him. Directed by Andrea Barzini, 2004.  In Italian with English subtitles.


4/28

The Stakes

During a post office robbery, a night watchman is seriously hurt, and the police are trying to figure out who’s given the gang the alarm system codes. The Captain is worried about his upcoming wedding, and Don Matteo is upset about a mysterious letter that just arrived at the rectory from the bishop. Directed by Elisabetta Marchetti, 2006.


4/28

False Start

As Don Matteo takes the train from his beloved Gubbio, a harmless tramp is stabbed in the coach bathroom. For Don Matteo, it’s his last chance to solve one more mystery with his friends and vindicate a young man accused of murder. Meanwhile, Natalina has fallen for a close friend from her youth, who’d like to marry her and take her on journeys around the world. Directed by Elisabetta Marchetti, 2006.



4/28 at 11:30 PM

Making Montalbano: Behind the Scenes with Sicily's Favorite Detective (TVPG)

Behind the scenes in Sicily and Rome with the cast and crew of the "Detective Montalbano" TV series. An MHz Networks Original Production, 2013. In Italian with English subtitles.

Tuesdays


DONNA DETECTIVE

9 PM and 12 Midnight ET


Senior Detective Lisa Milani has requested a desk job in a small town outside of Rome, so that she can spend more time with her family. But after she is called on to assist with a major case (which she solves brilliantly) she is placed in charge of an entire investigative squad in the big city! Now she must report to investigating magistrates and demanding superiors, solve cases involving serial killers and other deadly criminals, and at the same time juggle her family life - including dealing with a serious crisis in her marriage. Through it all, she never loses her good humor or her ability to be a good mother. Directed by Cinzia Th. Torrini, 2007. In Italian with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TVPG


4/1

Betrayal

Lisa investigates the death of a prominent psychiatrist, as she copes with revelations of her husband’s infidelity.


4/8

Guilty or Innocent

While her husband stands trial on a murder charge, Lisa investigates the death of a young kickboxing student with possible ties to an illegal betting ring.


4/15

Human Error

Lisa investigates the shooting death of a well-loved nun.


4/22

The Return

Lisa investigates the death of a young woman found under a bridge, and finds a possible connection between her husband’s murder rap and an eight-year-old case of medical malpractice.



INSPECTOR MANARA

9 PM & 10 PM


When police chief Luca Manara gets transferred from Milan to a small Tuscan town, he takes consolation in the fact that at least he's leaving a lot of failed relationships with women behind him. He doesn't exactly get a fresh start, however, as an old girlfriend from the police academy, Lara, has also just moved to town and is joining the department. She's living with her Aunt Catarina, the mother of the previous police chief. They're a very unlikely trio, but between Manara's crime solving instincts, Lara's technical prowess and Aunt Catarina's common sense and intuition, they get pretty good at cracking the cases. 2009-2011. In Italian with English subtitles.


4/29

A Perfect Murder

Police chief Luca Manara arrives from Milan, leaving a trail of broken hearts and bungled relationships behind him. Not entirely behind him, however.  An old girlfriend from the police academy, Lara, has also just moved to town and is also joining the department.  Manara may be a screw-up with the ladies, but when a local surgeon is found dead in his home, he knows what to do. Directed by Davide Marengo, 2009.




4/29

Late Harvest

When a homeless man is found dead along a highway, and another man is found dead in the trunk of the car that ran the homeless man over, it's a complete puzzler. It takes the combined investigative efforts of Inspector Manara and Lara, and the simple listening skills of Lara's Aunt Catarina, to crack the case. Directed by Davide Marengo, 2009. 



Wednesdays


SPIRAL NETWORK PREMIERE!

9 PM and 12 Midnight ET


This gritty crime drama set in the dark underbelly of Paris follows police captain Laure Berthaud, her two lieutenants, a judge, a prosecutor and a lawyer as they investigate and prosecute crimes.

In French with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TV14


4/2

Episode 405

Special Branch try to blackmail Karlsson into providing information about Thomas Riffaut. Directed by Jean-Marc Brondolo, 2012.


4/2

Episode 406

Karlsson visits Riffaut's new hideout and overhears the gang planning a kidnapping. Directed by Jean-Marc Brondolo, 2012.


4/9

Episode 407

Berthault and her team are frustrated by new custody laws. Directed by Virginie Sauveur, 2012.


4/9

Episode 408

Gilou breaks into the Sarahoui's nightclub to retrieve incriminating evidence against him. Directed by Virginie Sauveur, 2012.


4/16

Episode 409

On learning of Cetin's release from police custody, Rodi is ordered to eliminate him. Directed by Virginie Sauveur, 2012.


4/16

Episode 410

An online clue leads the team to the anarchists' squat, but during a raid Riffaut escapes. Directed by Virginie Sauveur, 2012.


4/23

Episode 411

Kolabi is taken into custody and Roban attends a mystery meeting with Prosecutor Machard. Directed by Manuel Boursinhac, 2012.


4/23

Episode 412

The net draws in around Riffaut, but police in-fighting means dangerous loose ends remain. Directed by Manuel Boursinhac, 2012.



4/23 at 11:30 PM

Making Montalbano: Behind the Scenes with Sicily's Favorite Detective (TVPG)

Behind the scenes in Sicily and Rome with the cast and crew of the "Detective Montalbano" TV series. An MHz Networks Original Production, 2013. In Italian with English subtitles.


Thursdays


UNNI LINDELL NETWORK PREMIERE!

9 PM ET & 10PM ET


Reidar Sorensen stars as Cato Isaksen, an Oslo homicide detective who juggles a complicated home life with police work, in this series based on the international best-selling mysteries by Norwegian author Unni Lindell. 2005-2009. In Norwegian with English subtitles.


4/3

112 - The Orchestra Pit: Part 2

Cato Isaksen continues his investigation into the brutal murder of a talented violinist. Directed by Alexander Eik, 2009.



UNIT ONE

9 PM & 10 PM


Thriller about an elite mobile police task force that travels around Denmark helping local law enforcement solve crimes. Ingrid Dahl is an ambitious detective who has been promoted to command Unit One. She quickly gains the respect of her team, including the impulsive and emotional detective Allan Fischer, and the cerebral and intuitive Thomas La Cour. The drama is balanced between the forensic process and an unfolding backstory that includes the sometime ambivalent relationships existing between unit members, their families and those outside the squad. Winner of the 2002 International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. Starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. In Danish with English subtitles.


4/10

Episode 01 - The head of Unit One, the Danish mobile police task force, is found murdered in his home. Ingrid Dahl is promoted to take his place, and her first task is to discover who killed him, and why. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, 2000.


4/10

Episode 02 - The owner of a bar is found dead, and police immediately suspect a local biker gang. But Ingrid thinks there is a more personal motive for the murder. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, 2000.


4/17

Episode 03 - Ingrid and the squad continue their investigation into the murder of a local bar owner in Horsens. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, 2000.


4/17

Episode 04 - An elderly woman is murdered in Nakskov, shortly after a strange man was seen leaving her house. Detective Fischer’s dealings with the local police are strained because of a previous case, and the conflict intensifies. Directed by Jørn Faurschou, 2000.


4/24

Episode 05 - A young couple's wedding day is shattered by a murder. Unit One arrives to investigate, and find a village full of suspects. Directed by Jørn Faurschou, 2000.


4/24

Episode 06 - Unit One is called in when a husband reports his wife missing shortly after her 30th birthday party. Evidence points to a crime, and the couple’s children may also be in danger. Directed by Peter Flinth, 2000.

Fridays


The Spider

9PM ET & 12 Midnight ET

A reporter is drawn to the dark side as he attempts to uncover a massive crime syndicate in post-war Copenhagen.


Copenhagen, 1949. Denmark is still suffering from shortages and shady commercial transactions of the occupation, but the country is also preparing to enter the more orderly 1950s. It is an age of scheming and fraud, lawlessness and corruption. The city gangsters and black marketeers are having the time of their lives - they can lay their hands on anything from extra ration coupons, booze and cigarettes to American cars. The country is also suffering from a moral hangover after years without a police force, and the temporary Crisis Police do not engender much respect among the population as a whole. In this milieu, Bjarne Madsen is an idealistic young journalist desperate to provide his readers with some hard evidence of the corruption that is ongoing. But the newspaper already has a regular crime reporter, the deeply honorable H.C. Vissing, who bases his work on mutual trust with the police. After receiving a tip-off about organized crime on a big scale, Bjarne sees an opportunity for his ambitions to unravel the threads of an extensive criminal spider’s web become reality. Vissing and the editor-in-chief, Taulov, think the story is too far-fetched to be legitimate, but Bjarne follows his leads among crooks and black marketeers to seek out the truth. Directed by Ole Christian Madsen, 2000. In Danish with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TV14


4/4

#103

Part 3 - Bjarne has found his informant Weasel hung, and is taken for interrogation at police headquarters. There, he tells what he knows of corruption within the police force itself. Is Lisbeth’s father, Police Commissioner Ingvar Gordan, himself part of the conspiracy?


4/4

#104

Part 4 - The articles Bjarne and Vissing have published lead not only to a suicide at police headquarters, but also spell the end of their careers at the newspaper. Meanwhile, Bjarne’s brother Ole become fatally trapped in Hjalmar’s web.


4/11

#105

Part 5 - Lisbeth begins to suspect the truth about her father, and Bjarne is left on his own to continue his crusade against the Hjalmar gang. Will prosecutor Dam Jensen get at the truth?


4/11

#106

Part 6 - Conclusion. Will Dam Jensen’s investigation bear fruit? Can Bjarne win back Lisbeth’s love and save his brother?


4/18 at 9 PM

The Vanishing of Pato (TVPG)

A period drama from the fictional town of Vigata, made famous as the home of Andrea Camileri's popular Detective Montalbano. It's 1890 and as the town enjoys its traditional Good Friday drama, the local bank manager, Antonio Patò disappears. Is he dead or hidden? In the end the truth emerges, but not before an engaging portrait of the characters and customs of Sicilian life 220 years ago emerges. Directed by Rocco Mortelliti, 2010, color. In Italian with English subtitles.






Saturdays


NICOLAS LE FLOCH NETWORK PREMIERE!

9 PM ET & 12 Midnight ET


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.


Series Rating: TBA


4/5

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.

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



Marie’s Mind for Murder NETWORK PREMIERE!

9PM ET & 12 Midnight ET


After the death of her policeman father, Inspector Marie Brand (Mariele Millowitsch) said goodbye to homicide - or so she thought. But after being called in to consult on a difficult case she finds herself back on the job, working with the very handsome Inspector Jürgen Simmel, a ladies’ man with a soft spot for Marie. With her brilliant, analytical mind for murder and Simmel’s more hands-on approach, these two form a perfect team! 2008-2012. In German with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TVPG


4/12

106 - The Lady in the Game

A paralyzed former chess champion is linked to the murder of a prostitute, who had visited him shortly before a crucial match. Marie discovers that the brilliant and highly-cynical man has no shortage of enemies. Directed by Christoph Schnee, 2011.


4/19

107 - The Fall of Mankind

Marie and Simmel investigate a body found in a Cologne high-rise estate, where a charismatic and well-respected pastor runs an extremely popular community church. Is the priest implicated in the murder? Directed by Marcus Weiler, 2011.


4/26

108 - The Moment of Death

A curator is murdered in a museum, shortly after a retrospective of a contemporary artist whose most famous painting depicts the moment of his wife’s death – which is then stolen. Marie and Simmel investigate a possible connection between the murder and the theft. Directed by Josh Broecker, 2011.


Sundays


Henning Mankell’s Wallander NETWORK PREMIERE!

9 PM ET & 12 Midnight ET


4/6

The Betrayal


4/13

The Loss


4/20

The Arsonist


4/27

The Man Who Wept



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


SPECIALS


4/13 & 4/20 at 3PM

The Vanishing of Pato (TVPG)

A period drama from the fictional town of Vigata, made famous as the home of Andrea Camileri's popular Detective Montalbano. It's 1890 and as the town enjoys its traditional Good Friday drama, the local bank manager, Antonio Patò disappears. Is he dead or hidden? In the end the truth emerges, but not before an engaging portrait of the characters and customs of Sicilian life 220 years ago emerges. Directed by Rocco Mortelliti, 2010, color. In Italian with English subtitles.


4/20 at 1 PM

Global Sites: Kazakhstan (TVPG)

MHz Worldview and MHz Worldview West Only

Feature program highlighting the culture, business, tourism and politics of Kazakhstan. Produced by The Washington Diplomat. Broadcast in English.


Making Montalbano: Behind the Scenes with Sicily's Favorite Detective (TVPG)

Behind the scenes in Sicily and Rome with the cast and crew of the "Detective Montalbano" TV series. An MHz Networks Original Production, 2013. In Italian with English subtitles.



TODAY’S IRELAND SPECIALS


NETWORK PREMIERE!

Bonfire Boys (TVG)

This unique film captures the art of bonfire building in the lower Shankill estate in Belfast in preparation for the annual Twelfth of July (Orangeman's Day) celebrations. Produced by Northern Visions/NvTv, broadcast in English.


The Hub of the Harp (TVPG)

In 2012, an event took place in the Belfast Central Library to commemorate the 220th anniversary of the 1792 Belfast Harpers Assembly. The event reveals little known facts in the life and times of Arthur (Art) O Neill, one of the oldest harpers at the Assembly. Historical context is provided by social historian, John Gray and Linenhall Librarian, John Killeen. Historical Irish Harp Society Chairperson and musician, Siobhan Armstrong, gives insights into Irish harp music and Irish harps and the status of this brand of indigenous Irish art music. This documentary highlights an era in Belfast when there was common purpose and great cultural and political dynamic. Produced by Northern Visions/NvTv, broadcast in English



Health & Prevention


Hablemos de Salud

Saturdays, 2 PM ET, Repeat Sundays 2 PM ET

Nationally-renowned cancer specialist and radio personality Dr. Elmer Huerta hosts this innovative, Spanish-language medical program. Produced at the MHz Networks studios just outside the nation’s capital, Hablemos de Salud features commentary from Dr. Huerta on general health topics, medical news, answers to viewer calls and interviews with guests from various health-related fields. In Spanish, with English captions.



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.


In Focus

Saturdays 5:00 AM ET

In Focus is the daily time slot for documentaries and feature reports from Germany and all over the world, with comprehensively researched backgrounds, exciting stories from business, science, culture, nature, current events, lifestyle and sports. We present variety and fascinating images in three different lengths.


Euromaxx Highlights

Sundays 11 PM ET

The top stories from a whole week of euromaxx. The best and most exciting reports on lifestyle and culture across Europe. Make a regular date with euromaxx highlights - television for connoisseurs.



Saturdays


Deutsche Welle Magazine Program Block

8:00 AM ET – 10:30 AM ET

Euromaxx Highlights, Tomorrow Today, Global 3000, Drive It, and European Journal


In the Newsroom (TVPG)

Saturday 6:30PM ET

In the Newsroom brings you the behind the scenes of each headline, in a real, dynamic and novel format. From the daily lineup meeting table to live interviews and updates of developing stories, this program presents the viewer with the story behind the news, the professionalism of each article and the individuality of each reporter. Distributed by Arirang TV and Radio Korea Media Group. Broadcast in English.


DETECTIVE MONTALBANO

3 PM ET


Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. With intuition and a cadre of police officers, Montalbano solves crimes in the fictional small city of Vigata. This work brings him across the paths of unforgettable characters who could only come from Sicily. He also wages a personal war with his own demons, which fight against his professional ideals and personal commitment to beautiful long-distance girlfriend, Livia. Yet there's always time to indulge a long-standing flirtation with his ultimate temptress, Italian cuisine. The series is filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri. In Italian with English subtitles.


Series Rating: TVPG


4/5

Detective Montalbano: The Goldfinch and the Cat

A series of drive-by muggings by a helmet-clad motorcyclist are bad enough—but then the mysterious biker escalates to murder, even a pregnant girl’s father goes nuts in a hospital ER, and a local gynecologist turns up missing.  Can Montalbano tie everything together? Directed by Alberto Sironi. 2001, color.


4/12

Detective Montalbano: Turning Point

There’s nothing like a bracing swim in the sea to start the day off right for Inspector Montalbano—except when he bumps in to a floating corpse! And why does that refugee boy that Montalbano collars at the embarkation not want to go back to his mother? Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2005, color


4/19

Detective Montalbano: Equal Time

A ‘connected’ guy is found dead in an immense quarry, shot Mafia style—and then