This spring, watch returning British series on KCPT and meet some new Aussie favorites, too. From frothy comedy to deadly serious drama to a chance to meet the author of the popular BBC series Shetland, there’s something for everyone!
Premieres 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 2
In this Australian comedy-drama, recently widowed Sydney newspaper columnist George Turner (Erik Thomson) sets out to make a fresh start with his teenage children by moving to the tiny New Zealand town where he vacationed as a child.
8 p.m. on Thursdays
Detective Inspector Kate “Ash” Ashurst and Detective Sergeant Emma “Scribbs” Scribbins make up the sexy, sassy, crime-busting duo who solve murders in the sleepy suburban town of Middleford in this U.K. crime drama.
Returns at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 20
Dr. Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man, but now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father’s medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town’s police surgeon.
7 – 9 p.m. on April 25 at Unity Temple on the Plaza
MASTERPIECE Mystery! lovers and self-proclaimed detectives — Join Rainy Day Books and KCPT in welcoming to Kansas City Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island and Vera Stanhope mystery series. Find more details and purchase tickets here.
Returns at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4
Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology.
Premieres at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th
Based on the best-selling novels by M.C. Beaton, these “frothy and enjoyable” mysteries shine with humor and intrigue. High-flying London PR executive Agatha Raisin fulfills a life-long dream of retiring to a small village in the Cotswolds only to find herself a murder suspect. To save her reputation, Agatha sets out to solve the murder.
Catastrophe’s Ashley Jensen stars in this quintessentially British village mystery based on the bestselling books by M.C. Beaton. A powerful London PR exec burnt out on office politics, Agatha Raisin jumps at the chance to retire early to a picturesque village in the Cotswolds.
Returns Saturday nights, 9:30 p.m. on May 13th and 9 p.m. on subsequent Saturdays
Don’t miss the final season! A team of retired former detectives with three very distinct personalities is recruited to re-examine unsolved crimes. But adapting to new touchy-feely 21st-century police strategies isn’t easy, as the three discover with plenty of comic results.