Guest blogger, Laurel Ann Nattress, talks about Stir-up Sunday, the traditional day in Britain when families gather to make their plum pudding, aka Christmas pudding.
The final episode of the six-part series Home Fires airs this Sunday, November 8th on MASTERPIECE. Guest blogger Laurel Ann Nattress takes a moment to showcase the strong female characters and intriguing drama set in rural Cheshire during the opening years of World War II.
Author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actress Ruby Bentall, who plays Verity Poldark on Poldark, about acting, Poldark, and life! Find out more about Pam at, read more of her work at The Huffington Post, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration airs on Tuesday, October 13, at 8:00 p.m.
Seattle is a city known for many things — coffee, rain, the Space Needle — but its contributions to hip-hop? Few know of the long and interesting history Seattle has with this particular music scene. On Monday, October 12, at 9:00 p.m., KCTS 9 will premiere the local documentary "The Otherside." This film features concert footage and personal interviews with some of the biggest names in the hip-hop community, including early game changers like Sir Mix-A-Lot and DJ Nasty Nes, as well as those currently taking the world by storm like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
As Baby Boomers enter old age in increasing numbers, the need for services for seniors is expected to grow. In King County, which includes Seattle and smaller cities, the “age wave” has already arrived.
Based on the novel 'Jambusters' by Julie Summers, this six-part series follows the bitter rivalry between forward-thinking Frances Barden (Samantha Bond) and snobbish Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) as they clash over the fate of The Women’s Institute. Home Fires on Masterpiece premieres Sunday, October 4, at 8:00 p.m.
See what it is like to intern at KCTS 9 from the perspective of students who have experienced it.
In PBS’s latest mini-series, The Widower, viewers will uncover the chilling real-life story of convicted murderer Malcom Webster. The Widower premieres Sunday, October 4, at 10:00 p.m.
It made world-wide news when the producers announced that one of PBS’ most beloved and captivating series, Downton Abbey, was coming to an end. Though nothing can replace the special place Downton Abbey will forever have in our hearts, there is a new wave of enticing dramas coming to KCTS 9. Poldark was the first, and it came and conquered; now it’s time for Indian Summers.
This week’s guest blogger is KCTS 9 marketing and communications intern Sydney Friend Sifferman. In this post, Sydney reviews The Women’s List, a new program premiering September 25th on KCTS 9, and she reflects on parts of the program that were particularly meaningful to her.
I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, PBS’ latest food series, follows Phil Rosenthal (creator of the TV hit series Everybody Loves Raymond) around the world as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who are keeping their communities’ traditions alive while still creating new ones. The six-part series finds Rosenthal visiting various restaurants and kitchens in some of the world’s biggest food cities, such as Tokyo, Paris and Italy.
This mixed drink combines favorite flavors from both the British and Indian memories of the summer of 1932, when the first season is set for Indian Summers on Masterpiece.
If you watched the BBC show <em>Poldark</em> this year (which aired in the U.S. on PBS), you're not alone; the 2015 remake of the 1970s hit series attracted huge numbers of viewers around the world, all of whom are eagerly awaiting the second season of the show, set to air in 2016.