What to Watch: THIRTEEN Passport into 2018

Christina Knight | December 27, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, there is a lot to finish (Whitechapel, Scott & Bailey and The Vietnam War) and much to look forward to (Victoria, Season 2) in 2018. THIRTEEN wishes you a happy and healthy launch into the new year and thanks you for your membership, which makes all our programming possible.

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Queen, wife and new mother Victoria has a lot on her hands in Season 2. It’s winter and the British army is attempting a retreat across Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass. While history has revealed what became of that journey, the fun surprise of Season 2 is the casting of Dame Diana Rigg (Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, The Avengers) in the role of Duchess of Buccleuch, Victoria’s Mistress of Robes, the lead Lady in Waiting in the castle. THIRTEEN members can binge watch Victoria – Masterpiece starting Sunday, January 14, when the entire season is made available the night of the season premiere. Catch up on Season 1 now.

Diana Rigg as the Duchess of Buccleuch and Bebe Cave as Wilhelmina Coke.

Shown L to R: Diana Rigg as the Duchess of Buccleuch and Bebe Cave as Wilhelmina Coke in Victoria, Season 2, Episode One. Premieres Jan. 14, 2018 at 9pm. ©ITVStudios2017 for MASTERPIECE


Mary and Paul in the Great British Baking Show 2017 holiday special.

Mary and Paul in the Great British Baking Show 2017 holiday special.

In The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass 2017, Paul and Mary divulge in detail how to make the perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake – as well as introducing some new tasty treats for the holiday season. Put your aprons on and watch now.

There are plenty of familiar faces in Death Comes to Pemberley, a star-studded adaptation of crime writer P.D. James’ bestselling whodunit. The Masterpiece murder mystery imagines life six years into the marriage of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, characters from Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice. Matthew Rhys (The Americans), who currently appears in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, is Mr. Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle) is Elizabeth Bennet. Ginger-haired James Norton (Grantchester) plays Henry Alveston, who is wooing Darcy’s sister Georgina, played by Eleanor Tomlinson, whom we’ve come to know as the red-haired Demelza in Poldark. Elizabeth’s sisters include Lydia, played by Jenna Coleman (the queen herself in Victoria). Watch now.

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Binge Watch

The Crimson Field takes place in the bloody battlefields of World War I. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home front but also between the old rules, hierarchies and a new way of thinking. Watch all six episodes.

Test Your Genius

In the PBS documentary series Genius by Stephen Hawking, Professor Hawking challenges a selection of volunteers to think like the greatest geniuses in history and solve some of humanity’s most enduring questions. In each of six episodes, the renowned scientist presents three ordinary people with a series of physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Test your own intellect and watch now.

Expiring Soon: December 31

Scott & Bailey is a thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives in Manchester, England: DC Janet Scott and DC Rachel Bailey. They work for Manchester Metropolitan Police’s prestigious Murder Investigation Team. Watch all five seasons before it expires December 31.

In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Stream The Vietnam War in its entirety via the member benefit THIRTEEN Passport through December 31, and choose between four versions: the broadcast version, and an explicit-language version, a Vietnamese subtitled version, and a Spanish-language version. Expires December 31.

The four seasons of Whitechapel are set in the Whitechapel district of London’s East End. The crime series’ imperfect leading man, Detective Inspector Joe Chandler, has a privileged background and good looks, but very little street cred and a skeptical team. The first season pits the sleuths against a copycat killer who follows the technique of Jack-the-Ripper, whose 11 unsolved murders in the 1880s were referred to as “the Whitechapel Murders.” The police soon enlist the help of amateur “Ripperologist” Edward Buchan, an expert in historical homicides. In season two, the trio must find out who is modeling their murders after those of the Kray twins in the 1950s and 1960s East London, while seasons three and four have a variety of gruesome history-based whodunits. Expires January 31.

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