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Call The Midwife Season 9 Screening Party And More Next Week On GPB

Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) at Drake Private Detectives.

The long wait is finally over. Beloved series Call the Midwife returns on Sunday, March 29th, and GPB is inviting viewers to join us for a virtual screening party. Whether social distancing has got you down, or you're just excitied to connect with other fans, visit gpb.org/midwife Sunday night at 8 p.m. for an excape to Nonnatus House with others from across Georgia. Check out a preview of season 9 and more of what's new next week below!

 

Frankie Drake Mysteries - Thursday, April 2 at 8 PM

Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies. You can watch the entire first season right now on GPB Passport.

 

Call the Midwife: Season 9 - Sunday, March 29 at 8 PM

The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change and old diseases return. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss and doubt.

 

Gershwin Prize: Garth Brooks - Sunday, March 29 at 9 PM

Country music icon Garth Brooks receives the 2020 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C. The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of this prestigious prize.

 

Independent Lens: One Child Nation - Monday, March 30 at 10 PM

China's one-child policy forever changed the lives of mothers and children. Inspired by the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to speak with her mother and brother, and explore the ripple effect of this social experiment.

 

Congressman John Lewis: Story of March - Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

In a stirring, one-night-only stage presentation in Burlington, VT (2019), legendary civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and his co-author Andrew Aydin discuss March -- their seminal graphic novel trilogy based on Congressman Lewis' life as a civil rights leader.

 

FRONTLINE: Plastic Wars - Tuesday, March 31 at 10 PM

Did the plastic industry use recycling to sell more plastic? With the industry expanding like never before and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the fight over the future of plastics.

 

Nature: Cuba’s Wild Revolution - Wednesday, April 1 at 8 PM

In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from coral reefs pulsating with life to five-foot-long Cuban rock iguanas. As international relations thaw, what will become of this wildlife sanctuary?

 

NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope - Wednesday, April 1 at 9 PM

When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban doctors were forced to get creative. Now they’ve developed lung cancer vaccines that show so much promise, some Americans are defying the embargo and traveling to Cuba for treatment. In an unprecedented move, Cuban researchers are working with U.S. partners to make the medicines more widely available.