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Victoria Yeates as Sister Winifred in 'Call the Midwife.' Photo: Neal Street Productions 2016
Sister Winifred takes up dental hygiene while Trixie deals with a patient who's terrified of the dentist. After a vulnerable young man with Down syndrome endures a tragedy, Fred and Violet struggle to help him and find him a new home.
An aerial view of a family compound in Afghanistan. Photo: Torsten Lapp
The documentary National Bird shows the effect of drone warfare on the pilots operating the drones as well as the victims of strikes.  "The impact of these military drones goes far beyond just killing a civilian," says the documentary's director Sonia Kennebeck. 
The Hollow Crown, Poldark, Victoria, and Downton Abbey.
There are a lot of British period dramas – so many, in fact, that you can construct a decent narrative of British history. Explore some history, and learn what Masterpiece dramas will return or premiere soon in the process.
The Museum of Science and Industry's 40-foot tornado. Photo: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 pm, dive into tornadoes, avalanches, and fire whirls with "Wild Weather." You can explore the same phenomena in a Museum of Science and Industry exhibit - "Not everyone has a four-story tornado."
Drawing of a nuclear reactor based on Chicago Pile-1 from the 1944 patent application by inventors Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard. (Image courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

American Experience: Command and Control recounts a terrifying nuclear accident that almost led to a disaster. Learn about the origins of nuclear power at the University of Chicago, and the upsides and downsides of its future.

Mel Brooks in 'The Last Laugh.' Photo: Ferne Pearlstein
Monday, April 24 at 10:00 pm, Independent Lens: The Last Laugh explores what's taboo in comedy, focusing on the Holocaust. Meet some of the controversial and transgressive comedians who appear in the film, including Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman.
Leila Mimmack as Laura Campbell in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE
Frances tries to erase Peter's affair from her life, the Campbells receive some good news but Dr. Campbell delivers an upsetting diagnosis to the Brindsleys, Laura finds a new occupation, Pat's affair reaches a crisis, and Teresa goes on a date.
Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Victoria Yeates as Sister Winifred in 'Call the Midwife.' Photo: Neal Street Productions 2016
Numerous mothers contend with the loss of a child in various forms, while Shelagh's pregnancy comes to a crisis. The Nonnatans search for a new midwife, Dr. Turner and his son's relationship deepens, and a "chariot race" enlivens Poplar.
Downton Abbey. Photo: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE
Rumors are flying, and not all of them are good.
The British 'Princes of the Palace'
Princes of the Palace examined the lives of five British princes, from Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip all the way down to his great-grandson Prince George. Which of the princes was named a best-dressed man by GQ?
CLARE CALBRAITH as Steph Farrow, CLAIRE PRICE as Miriam Brindsley, CLAIRE RUSHBROOK as Pat Simms, and RUTH GEMMELL as Sarah Collingborne. Photo: Stuart Wood/ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE
Are you the born leader Frances or the more withdrawn Laura? The hardy Steph or the iconoclast Teresa? Home Fires airs Sundays at 8:00 pm.
Raney Aronson-Rath of 'Frontline.' Photo: Jonas Fredwall Karlsson
Raney Aronson-Rath believes that, for all its difficulties, the current period is "a golden age for serious journalism." The newest FrontlineThe Fish on My Plate, airs Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 pm.
Mark Umbers as Nick Lucas in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE
Frances learns some shocking details about Peter's affair, Pat's affair encounters difficulty, and Sarah is warned of being too fond of a certain man. Slander and vandalism rattle Joyce and Alison faces an ethical quandary. 
Alice Connor as Lucy Chen, Lucy Sheen as Oilen Chen in 'Call the Midwife.' Photo: Neal Street Productions 2016
Sister Ursula may seem to be a villain. But she soon changes her tune after being rocked by a near-tragedy. Mrs. Chen is also difficult, but her past provides a motive for her behavior towards her daughter-in-law and her newborn.
Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo and Diana Damrau as Juliette in Gounod's opera at the Met. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
On Friday, April 14 at 9:00 pm, watch the Met's production of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette on Great Performances. Revisit an interview with the director Bartlett Sher by our sister station WFMT from his time in Chicago in which he discusses Shakespeare and opera, and explore photos of the production.