KLRU Q Islands On The Edge starts April 4th

Islands On The Edge is a striking nature series narrated by Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!, Trainspotting) and produced by the award-winning Maramedia. Each of the four episodes offers a fascinating look at one of the world’s most remote locations —  the Hebrides Islands. Tune in to KLRU Q Friday’s at 8 pm starting April 4th!

April 4th: Episode #101 
In this first episode, autumn arrives with a vengeance. Young swallows, otters and grey seals face up to the biggest storms and highest tides of the year as they move towards independence. Tens of thousands of geese and swans arrive for the winter only to find predatory white-tailed eagles hungry and ready to hunt them. And on the Isle of Rum, a mighty stag faces the ultimate challenge in a battle to decide the true Monarch of the Glen.

April 11th: Episode #102
In most years winter is the hardest time in the Hebrides but once in a generation the spring turns out to be harder still. In the second program of this landmark series, the ISLANDS ON THE EDGE are hit by the biggest storm in living memory. As the drama unfolds we follow the lives of white-tailed eagles, harbor seals, hares, pine martens and short-eared owls as they struggle to raise their families. When the wild weather finally passes and the seas warm, the story moves beneath the waves to reveal the arrival of Scotlandís Ocean juggernauts – basking sharks!

April 18: Episode #103
Of all the ISLANDS ON THE EDGE, the Outer Hebrides are the most exposed to the full power of the Atlantic. Despite this, the wildlife here is the most spectacular in Europe. On the outlying islands, seabirds rush to feed their chicks while avoiding the murderous intentions of “bonxies” – predatory skuas with a taste for young puffins. On the low-lying Uists, acres of beautiful meadows burst into flower as summer finally arrives. But this is a year of drought and Atlantic salmon find themselves trapped in the sea pools and unable to move into the river systems. Yet again, the creatures of the Hebrides must find ways to survive the extremes of their unforgiving habitat.

April 25: Episode #104
In the final program of the series, we meet the people of the Hebrides and discover how they’re learning to live side-by-side with their wild neighbors. Ferryman Donnie McDonald from Skye has discovered that business can prosper if your passengers can be treated to some on-board entertainment in the form of white-tailed eagles hunting alongside the boat. We also meet Andrew Abrahams, who’s attempting to turn the Island of Colonsay into a nature reserve for bees, Alice Starmore, an artist inspired by the peatlands of Lewis, and Innes Henderson, the Coll fisherman who regularly has to steer his boat through a 100 strong group of basking sharks!

Q Night At The Movies 3/29

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #511 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story The Humor and Heart of Animation at 7:30 pm
The writers behind the beloved animated classics KUNG FU PANDA 1 & 2, “King of the Hill,” and THE IRON GIANT, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Easter Parade at 8 pm
A New York dancer (Fred Astaire) grooms a chorus girl (Judy Garland) to be his new partner, falling in love along the way. Cast: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford.

Annie: It’s The Hard-Knock Life, From Script To Stage at 9:45 pm
This documentary is a behind the scenes look into the development of the Broadway musical, Annie. It follows the process of designing, casting, rehearsing and mounting the production.

Hugh Laurie – Live on the Queen Mary at 10:45 pm
On the 26th of March this year a dream came true for Hugh Laurie. It was a dream born from a moment in his youth when he first heard Professor Longhair’s album Live On The Queen Mary. Recorded in 1975, it was to change Longhair’s life, catapulting him back into the limelight once again after years in the blues wilderness. And as Hugh says “Ever since I heard a recording of that show – my life changed too.”  And now Hugh Laurie will mark the climax of his personal musical odyssey with a tribute to the man who is his greatest inspiration. He is joined by the legendary Copper Bottom Band in the exact same room, on the exact same stage where Longhair delivered his master class to put on a unique, once in a life time, unforgettable performance. Surrounded by the art deco grandeur of this extraordinary ship and featuring classic Longhair favourites “Tipitina” and “Mardi Gras In New Orleans,” and Hugh’s own renditions of blues classics such as “Staggerlee,” “Junco Partner,” “Kiss Of Fire” and “Wild Honey,” this a show like no other.

Q Night At The Movies 3/22

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #510 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Re-Imagining The Classics at 7:30 pm
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive way to contact her father, a WWII soldier stationed in New Guinea.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Ten Little Indians at 8 pm
Unwary houseguests meet their deaths when they are invited by an unknown host to a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. Cast: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton.

Poisoner’s Handbook: American Experience at 9:30 pm
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murder to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/15

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #509 at 7 pm
Just seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Based on a True Story at 7:30 pm
The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by THE FIGHTER’s Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, AT CLOSE RANGE), Pamela Gray (CONVICTION), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind APOLLO 13. Followed by OVERNIGHT STAY, directed by Daniela Sherer.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Gypsy at 8 pm
Based on the 1957 memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the story focuses on her mother, Rose (Rosalind Russell), whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate stage mother.” Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden.

Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story at 10:25
The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood’s Golden Era and was paired with many of the luminaries of that time, including Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas. Long an advocate for those with disabilities, late in life this unique and pioneering talent was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Whether considered for her sophisticated comedy roles or dignity under duress, her humanity shines through. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, this insightful and warm profile comes on the occasion of the approach of the 75th anniversary of her breakthrough role as Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939) and the 55th anniversary of her most famous role as Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958).

 

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/08

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #508 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story The Heart of a Film at 7:30 pm
On the next On Story, the inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and UP is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The French Lieutenant’s Woman at 8 pm
The relationship of two actors (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons) in a movie production parallels that of the Victorian characters they are portraying.

POV Guilty Pleasures at 10:05 pm
Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s “Guilty Pleasures” takes a look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. This film portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

Elvis: Return To Tupelo at 11:05 pm
In the 1950s and ’60s, Elvis Presley became an icon of rock n’ roll around the world. But understanding the Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO documents the period from his birth in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression, to his breakout year 1956, when Elvis made a triumphant return to his hometown.

Q Night At The Movies 3/1

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #507 at 7 pm
On this episode of JUST SEEN IT, we review the re-make of the classic sci-fi action film, ROBOCOP. We continue our special lead-up to the OSCARS with a look at the nominees for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PICTURE, and we check out the indie thriller, ODD THOMAS, based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz.

On Story The Silence of the Lambs at 7 pm
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster’s Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world’s most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray at 8 pm
A corrupt young man keeps his youthful beauty, while a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Things That Go Bump In The Night at 9:55 pm
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT details some of New England’s most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends. Interviews with local authors and experts, along with personal accounts, reveal tales of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious. The special features visits to the infamous Lizzie Borden home in Fall River, MA, the long-abandoned village of Dudleytown in northern Connecticut, the Hoosac Tunnel in the Berkshire Mountains, the New London Ledge Lighthouse, Bellcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island and a Union cemetery in Easton, CT – the sites of terrible tragedies, supposed curses and ghostly hauntings.

Myths, Warriors and Queens Thursdays on KLRU Q

KLRU Q Featured

2/6
In Search Of Myths And Heroes Queen Of Sheba at 8 pm
In his first journey, Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world’s most famous fascinating heroines. She’s been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale – but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend.

Secrets of the Dead Ultimate Tut at 9 pm
Ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden treasures. But the real story has become shrouded in myth — with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This two-hour special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation to take a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.

 

2/13

In Search Of Myths And Heroes Arthur: The Once & Future King at 8 pm
In the second segment, Wood explores the greatest British myth: the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Traveling around the Celtic world from Cornwall to Wales, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland, Wood uncovers the extraordinary story of how a shadowy Welsh freedom fighter – a Dark Age Che Guevara – became a medieval superman and, finally, the model of a Christian hero. On the way, viewers discover the real stories behind the Round Table, Excalibur and the Holy Grail itself: the unattainable, mystical cup of Christ, which has inspired poets, novelists and filmmakers from the Middle Ages right down to Indiana Jones, Monty Python and The Da Vinci Code. In an intriguing piece of historical detective work, Wood offers a tantalizing glimpse of a historical Arthur – but in the unlikeliest of places.

When William of Normandy clashed against King Harold, the consequences were so far reaching they affected not only the sovereignty of the country at the time but brought about a new language, culture and royal dynasty.

Secrets Of The Tower Of London at 9:59 pm
Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1000 years, this formidable fortress has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. Over the centuries it has gone from a symbol of imperialism and tyranny to a national treasure- the protector of the crown jewels and many other historic British traditions. This program goes behind the Tower’s ancient walls, opening it up to expose its secrets and stories.

2/20
In Search Of Myths And Heroes Shangri-la at 8 pm
The third of Michael Wood’s historical journeys takes viewers on a thrilling trek through India, Nepal and Tibet in search of Shangri-La.The tale of the magical valley hidden behind the Himalayas was popularized in the 1930s movie Lost Horizon, but the myth of a secret earthly paradise is much older. To find the truth behind the legend, Wood travels on foot through some of the world’s most sacred mountains before finally reaching the fantastic ruins of a lost city, which he believes is the real inspiration behind the myth.
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to spectacular and significant locations to offer a unique insight into one of the most ancient belief systems still practiced today. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy, investigate how Buddhism started and how it spread, Hughes visits some of the most spectacular monuments built by Buddhists across the globe.

Secrets of the Dead Bones of the Buddha at 9:59 pm
This show is a modern day Indiana Jones story: a tale of deception, treasure, intrepid adventurers and international realpolitik. Did a 19th-century British landowner really discover gold, jewels and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate in Northern India in 1898? Doubt and scandal have hung over this amazing find for over 100 years.

2/27
In Search of Myths and Heroes Jason & The Golden Fleece at 8 pm
The Greeks have given the world its greatest body of myths, including the myth of Jason, an epic tale of the hero’s quest and the ancestor of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Jason is presented with a “mission impossible”: to sail into the unknown to find the Golden Fleece. He is saved by the priestess Medea and her magical arts, but her love comes at a high price. A fairy tale? Or was there a real voyage? Wood heads from Greece to the wild mountains of the Caucasus to find the truth behind the Jason legend.

Helen Of Troy at 9 pm
Bettany Hughes travels across the eastern Mediterranean on an epic journey to find out the truth about Helen of Troy, known as “the face that launched a thousand ships.” She has been blamed for causing the Trojan War, a conflict that resulted in countless deaths. During her own voyage in Helen’s wake, Bettany Hughes sorts the reality from the myths told about Helen. She travels from the city where it is said Helen was born – Sparta in the mountains of Greece – to the archaeological site in modern Turkey that will be forever linked with the war fought in Helen’s name: Troy.

Q Night at the Movies 2/1

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It at 7 pm
On this episode of JUST SEEN IT, we review the romantic drama, LABOR DAY, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Next, we offer up our picks for the most underrated movies of 2013. Following up, we look at the romantic comedy, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, with Zac Efron, Michale B. Jordan and Miles Teller. And we discuss the animated drama from famed director Hayao Miyazaki, THE WIND RISES.

On Story Presented by the Austin Film Festival at 7:30 pm
Suspenseful storytelling is discussed by the creative minds behind THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE BIG EASY and LETHAL WEAPON. Featuring Shane Black, Ted Tally, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Christopher McQuarrie. Film: Unawakening by Jack Daniel Stanley

Ten Little Indians at 8 pm
Unwary houseguests meet their deaths when they are invited by an unknown host to a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. Cast: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton.

Kiss Me Deadly at 9:35 pm
Mickey Spillane’s private eye Mike Hammer is pulled by a doomed female hitchhiker into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue. Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart.

Medieval Warfare Line-Up on KLRU-Q 1/30!

Tune in for Warriors and Battle Castle on January 30th for a line-up that explores Medieval history and warfare.

8:00 pm Warriors Richard The Lionheart and Saladin
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 2 pm
Jaffa, a vital strategic port on the coast of Palestine. The Christians are on the brink of defeat in their Crusade against Saladin for control of the Holy Land. Richard the Lionheart staked his reputation on this final battle at Jaffa. With just a handful of knights and a small number of infantrymen, he lead an assault and gained a victory which cemented his position as the personification of the noble warrior king.

8:55 pm Battle Castle Crac Des Chevaliers
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 2:55 pm
Set high above the Syrian landscape, Crac des Chevaliers was built by the Knights
Hospitaller to dominate. Its flawlessly-cut stones, steep slopes, and deadly entrance are designed to resist any attacker. In 1271, a Muslim warrior king and his powerful army come to seize this crown jewel of Crusader castles and drive Christians from the Holy Land.

9:40 pm Battle Castle Dover
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 3:40 pm
High atop the white cliffs of southern England, Dover Castle was built by King Henry II to protect an empire. Its deadly gatehouses, layers of walls, and magnificent keep were engineered to crush the enemy. In 1216, an ambitious French prince and his determined troops descend to capture this key to England and with it, the English crown.

10:25 pm Battle Castle Malaga
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 4:25 pm
Located high above the Mediterranean coast, Gibralfaro Castle and its surrounding defenses are the monuments of a Muslim dynasty. Its daunting towers, brilliant water-storage, and one-of-a-kind passageway were engineered to withstand the most ambitious attacker. In 1487, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella descend to capture this city and destroy the legacy it represents.