Father Brown, a BBC One series new in 2013, features a crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. Based on the character of Father Brown created by G.K. Chesterton, but created using new stories written for the series, Father Brown stars Mark Williams in the title role as a priest who uses his understanding of people to solve crimes.
Here's the track list for Vincent Trauth's program of love themes and romantic music for Valentine's Day.
MOZART: Serenade: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525, in G: 2. Romanze. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
ROTA arr. Carmen DRAGON: Love Theme from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘A Time For Us’). (unnamed pianist)/Cincinnati Pops Orch./Erich Kunzel
PUCCINI: arr. Craig LEON: O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi.” Joshua Bell, vln. Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/M.Stern
MORRICONE: Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme).Gilda Butta, piano/Accademia Nazionale Italiana – Rome/Morricone
KHACHATURIAN: Adagio from ‘Spartacus’. Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch./Lawrence Foster
KORNGOLD: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin and Marian: Love Theme. Itzhak Perlman, vln.; Boston Pops Orch./John Williams
BEETHOVEN: Fur Elise, (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 49). Anatol Ugorski, piano
MYERS: Cavatina from the Deer Hunter (1975). John Williams, guitar (uncredited players/John Williams)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Chicago Symphony Orch./Sir Georg Solti
DELIBES: Excerpt from the “Flower Duet” from Lakme. Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Allan Vogel, oboe; Dennis Helmrich, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: 2. Romanze, “Elvira Madigan." Alicia DeLarrocha, pno.; English Chamber Orch./Sir Colin Davis
STEINER: Theme (“Young Love”) from “A Summer Place” (1959). City of Prague Philharmonic Orch./Kenneth Alwyn
KREISLER: Liebeslied; Liebesfreud. Kyung Wha Chung, violin; Phillip Moll, piano
ROTA: Love Theme (“Speak Softly, Love”) from “The Godfather” (1972). City of Prague Philharmonic Orch./Paul Bateman
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op.18. Sviatoslav Richter, pno.; Warsaw Philharmonic Orch./Stanislaw Wislocki
SCRIABIN: Etude in D-sharp minor, op.8, no.12. Vladimir Horowitz, pno.
CHOPIN: Excerpt from Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat. Maria Tipo, pno.
All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar. Every week, host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton go through hundreds of new CDs to find sneak previews of music that's worth getting excited about, whether it's the latest Swedish pop band, a hip hop artist going ambient, or a singer-songwriter with a twisted new take on love. Sometimes, artists or critics stop by All Songs Considered with their top picks. It's the perfect show for listeners who love to stay current, but can't always wade through a myriad of sources.
All Songs Considered started as a Web show in 2000 after receiving countless letters from listeners who wanted to know more about the music played between stories on NPR's evening news program, All Things Considered. Now All Songs Considered has become a destination for artists such as Bjork or T. Bone Burnett to spin their favorite tunes, or musicians such as Wilco, St. Vincent, Wild Flag or Bon Iver to webcast their live concerts. It is a show that one week can feature the music of Portugal and the next feature The Black Keys or Andrew Bird.
Visit the show's website where you can listen to past shows.
The new year brings two new NPR programs to the weekend lineup and moves WILL Agriculture’s Commodity Week to a live broadcast at 2:30 pm Fridays from its former 11:30 am Saturday slot. The changes took effect Friday, Jan. 3.
“Listeners who depend upon timely agricultural information no longer need to wait an entire day for the broadcast,” WILL’s content director David Thiel said. “Not only will Commodity Week be available earlier, it will be conveniently paired with The Closing Market Report, our other signature agricultural series.”
NPR’s Ask Me Another joins the Saturday schedule at 11 am. The new program blends brainteasers and trivia with comedy and music. Hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg, storyteller for The Moth, Ask Me Another invites in-studio guests and listeners to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.
Each hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then take a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her.
With the close of State of the Re:Union’s fall season, NPR’s All Songs Considered fills the space at 1 pm Sundays. It’s a weekly online multimedia program started 14 years ago by NPR’s All Things Considered director Bob Boilen, and has become known as a source of discovery for new music of many genres. The half-hour program is followed by State Week in Review, which had been in the AM schedule at 11 am Saturdays.
Downton Abbey, the award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” will return to Masterpiece on PBS for a fifth season.
“As American audiences ready themselves for the January 5th premiere of Season 4, our devoted Downton fans will rest easy knowing that a fifth season is on the way,” says Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. Downton Abbey Season 4 recently completed its run in the UK, where it drew 11.8 million average viewers – making it Britain’s highest-rated television drama in 2013. Earlier this year, more than 24 million viewers watched the third season of the series in the U.S., making it the most-watched drama in PBS history.
Downton Abbey Season 4 will air on Masterpiece Sundays, Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, on PBS.