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Enjoy the Best of SCETV and PBS on SCETV Passport

By Natalyn Klump

Victoria Passport


It’s a new year! It's not too late to make a resolution to catch up on the great programming SCETV and PBS have to offer, or discover your new favorite show. We have the perfect way to stick to your resolution—SCETV Passport. This member benefit allows you to watch even more of your favorite SCETV and PBS shows, including Poldark, Downton Abbey, The Great British Baking Show, Making It Grow, NOVA and many more. Here are just a few of the new titles added in January. 

Letters from Baghdad
The story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female “Lawrence of Arabia.” More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I and established the Iraq Museum, infamously ransacked in 2003.

Embark on a global journey of spirituality. Directed by Thomas Lennon and shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide, Sacred examines faith as a primary human experience and the role of ritual and prayer in the highs and lows of our lives.

American Masters | Decoding Watson
Meet James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist behind the double helix as he confronts his complex legacy. With unprecedented access to Watson and his family, American Masters: Decoding Watson explores his life, achievements, controversies and contradictions.


Victoria | Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown
In the first episode of Season 3, revolution sweeps across Europe and pressure builds on Victoria with new arrivals at the Palace.

Margaret: The Rebel Princess

This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century.
Episode 1
Episode 2

We'll Meet Again

Escape from Cuba
Join Ann Curry as two men search for the people who helped them settle in the U.S. when they fled Castro’s Cuba. One hopes to find the family who took him in as a boy while another looks for the shrimp boat skipper who brought him to safety.

Korean War Brothers in Arms
Join Ann Curry as Korean War veterans search for their brothers in arms. One wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and the other hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.

The Great British Baking Show

Masterclass Part 1
Mary and Paul demonstrate step by step baking tips for a handful recipes. This Masterclass features rum baba, eight-strand plaited loaf, treacle tart, crème caramel, spun sugar and hand-raised pies.

Masterclass Part 2
From the queen of puddings to chocolate tea cakes, jam doughnuts, fraisier cake and fondant fancies, Mary and Paul prove that no bake is too big or too small. They go through every step in detail to show how to avoid the mistakes some of the bakers made.

Masterclass Part 3
Armed with sieves and spatulas, Mary and Paul show their signature sponge puddings, flat breads, wellingtons, sweet buns and tarte tatins. They go through every step of their recipes, with no soggy bottoms in sight, proving that anybody can give baking a go if they follow their advice.


Apollo’s Daring Mission
Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

Pluto and Beyond
Since it explored Pluto in 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft has been zooming toward NASA’s most distant target yet. Join the mission team as the probe attempts to fly by Ultima Thule, an object 4 billion miles from Earth.

Great Performances

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019
Great Performances continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein. Under the baton of guest conductor Christian Thielemann, the celebration features favorite Strauss Family waltzes and the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. Downton Abbey’s Earl of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville, returns as host.

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood
In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Tanglewood—the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—dedicated its entire 2018 season to the iconic composer, conductor, performer, educator and humanitarian.

About SCETV Passport 

SCETV Passport is available as an additional benefit to ETV Endowment members at the $75 or higher annual giving level, or with a Sustaining Star membership of at least $6.25 a month. If you’re already an ETV Endowment member and would like assistance in accessing your SCETV Passport, please contact passport@etvendowment.org or 1-877-253-2092.    

Not an ETV Endowment member? Become one today with a $75 or higher annual giving level, or with a Sustaining Star membership of at least $6.25 a month, to enjoy all SCETV Passport has to offer. Please contact the ETV Endowment at passport@etvendowment.org or 1-877-253-2092 for more information.