Check out what’s new this fall on Vision TV!
BLC Day – NEW
Daily at 6am ET / 3am PT starting Monday, September 5
Conceived and Executive Produced by Moses Znaimer, BLC is a groundbreaking ambient classical music television program that people can leave on, at the office or at home, as an omnipresent backdrop to work, entertain, or love by. BLC Day sets the tone with an uplifting soundtrack of classical music’s biggest hits accompanied by stunning photography and videography including landscapes, landmarks and artistic masterpieces. BLC Night presents soothing and sensual imagery including tasteful nudes to de-stress, relax and set the mood for love, sleep or quiet self-indulgence.
Believe – NEW
Weekdays at 7am ET / 4am PT starting Monday, September 5
Inspirational presentations of scripture from the world’s faiths, paired with stunning nature videography and calming classical music to uplift and enlighten.
Time to Sing – NEW
Fridays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT starting September 9
A moving tribute to our great Canadian gospel music traditions. A warm relaxed atmosphere allows for singers and audience to interact and enjoy the gospel music traditions of Canada. Piano and band accompany singers from across Canada who “come home” to sing and reminisce
Tom Stone – NEW
Mondays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting September 5
Tom Stone is the story of a Calgary ex-cop, ex-rig worker and ex-con who gets recruited to work undercover for RCMP Corporal Marina Di Luzio, a commercial crime specialist from Toronto. Between them, they go places that Marina’s official counterparts can’t, catching the bad guys who usually get away — criminals with influence and money: the ones who consider themselves above the law.
This is Wonderland – NEW
Mondays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT starting September 5
Alice De Raey, played by Cara Pifko, a young criminal lawyer fresh out of Osgoode Hall Law School, is thrown into a chaotic justice system. She encounters characters ranging from the truly desperate to the bizarre. Alice, with a good-natured openness that cloaks a tenacious, committed spirit, finds herself on a journey that constantly tests her patience and compassion. Alice has a distinctive habit of muttering to herself. Set in the courtrooms of Toronto’s Old City Hall, cast regulars include Michael Riley, Michael Murphy, Michael Healey, Siu Ta, Eric Peterson, Janet-Laine Green and Kathryn Winslow. The cast of This is Wonderland won four Gemini Awards.
The Dame Edna Experience! – NEW
Mondays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT starting September 5
Dame Edna Everage (BARRY HUMPHRIES) is persuaded to host her own series. “The Dame Edna Experience!” is the talk show to beat all talk shows as the irrepressible Australian unleashes her spiked wit and charm on a host of international celebrities including Jerry Hall, Charlton Heston, Sean Connery, Jane Fonda and Chubby Checker.
Mondays at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT starting October 3
Black Books follows the antics of the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner, Bernard Black (DYLAN MORAN), his long-haired and equally long-suffering assistant Manny (BILL BAILEY) and his best and possibly only friend – Fran (TAMSIN GREIG). Bernard is driven by his own alcohol-fuelled logic and anyone attempting to buy a book from him is more likely to meet with the full force of his foul temper than leave his shop with a purchase. Bernard loves his books and hates his customers – a combination unlikely to earn him a businessman of the year award. Manny is laid back and considerate where Bernard is tense and embittered and Manny manages to breathe life and light into Bernard’s environment. The only person who can give Bernard a run for his money is his friend Fran – owner of Nifty Gifty – the gift shop situated next to Black Books. Fran is arguably just as crazy and sardonic as Bernard and can be charmingly engaging one minute and totally paranoid the next.
Miranda – NEW
Wednesdays at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT starting October 5
British Comedy Series. Miranda is an unconventional woman: a tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown, who’s at her happiest amongst the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop. She’s used her inheritance to buy a joke shop (much to her family’s dismay), but lacking the organisational skills needed for retail – or anything else – Miranda has gone into partnership with Stevie, one of Britain’s greatest humour vacuums.
Retired at 35 – NEW
Fridays at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT starting October 7
Comedy Series. Retired at 35 sees successful young businessman David (Johnathan McClain) decide to leave the rat-race of New York City behind him and move into his parents’ (George Segal and Jessica Walter) Florida retirement home to reconnect with them, re-evaluate his life and live the dream of retirement that so many are working toward.
Downton Abbey – NEW
Wednesdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting September 7
Ends October 19
Portrays the life of the Crawley family, and the servants who work for them, in a time before the last vestiges of centuries-old tradition were stripped away by the World Wars and the modern age.
The Conspiracy Show – Season Two – NEW
Weeknights at 11pm ET / 8pm PT starting September 28
Ends October 20
Richard Syrett, a 20 year veteran of talk radio, brings his controversial and spellbinding radio program to television for a second season.
Let’s Sing Again – RETURNING
Fridays at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT starting September 9
The original front parlour sing-along with Victoria-based singer, songwriter and pianist, Louise Rose. From show tunes to folk music and gospel, Louise and her guests make inspirational music. Guests include Michael Booth Palmer, Joe Charron, Sara Marreirios and Pearl Brown.
Murder She Wrote – RETURNING
Weekdays at 7pm ET / 4pm PT starting September 5
Angela Lansbury stars as Jessica Fletcher, a celebrated mystery writer whose penchant for solving crimes leads her into bizarre and colourful adventures. A widow living in small town Cabot Cover on the coast of Maine, Jessica Beatrice Fletcher is an avid reader with a zest for living. Although childless, she has a large family living in various locals around the country. Follow her as she wraps up the whys, hows and whos!
Supernatural Investigator – RETURNING
Weeknights at 11pm & 11:30pm ET / 8pm & 8:30pm PT starting September 5
Ends September 15
The Antichrist lives among us, preparing for the battle of Armageddon. Sunken stones off the coast of Florida point the way to the lost city of Atlantis. Mayan priests used mysterious crystal skulls to communicate with the spirit world. And the great buildings of Washington, D.C. conceal the symbols of a Masonic master plan. Hosted by award-winning Canadian science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer.
I Prophesy – RETURNING
Weeknights at 11pm & 11:30pm ET / 8pm & 8:30pm PT starting September 16
Ends September 27
Human beings are obsessed with trying to predict events to come. I Prophesy: The Future Revealed, an anthology series from VisionTV, takes a critical look at the predictions of present-day oracles and considers the possible tomorrows that await us: from the promise of living for a thousand years to the likelihood of an asteroid collision that erases civilization.
The Conspiracy Show – RETURNING
Weeknights at 11:30pm ET / 8:30pm PT starting September 28
Ends October 20
The Conspiracy Show investigates extraordinary claims within the fields of conspiracy, supernatural, paranormal and UFO/ET phenomena. Always compelling and entertaining, The Conspiracy Show offers viewers a thoughtful presentation and respectful debate intended to challenge entrenched views.
She’s The Mayor – RETURNING
Tuesdays at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT starting October 4
When sixty-four year old Iris Peters (Janet-Laine Green) charged into her neighbourhood’s all-candidates debate to speak her piece, who knew she’d end the evening running for office? Goaded into action after a taunt from Deputy Mayor Bill Clarke (Scott Wentworth), Iris launches a campaign and, to everyone’s surprise, actually wins. And now that she’s Mayor, Iris is going to change Fairfax for the better. Unfortunately for Iris every time she tries to do something she has to spend more time undoing it. A former school principal, Iris treats City Hall and its denizens like badly behaved schoolchildren. She uses the PA system for daily announcements, she makes people raise their hands in meetings and she bans cell phones in the office.
Green Green Grass – RETURNING
Tuesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT starting October 25
Only Fools and Horses favourites Boycie and Marlene always did have ideas about their station, so when Boycie realises that his only hope of living to old age before the infamous Driscoll brothers catch up with him is to swap their Peckham palace for a rambling country pile nearly 250km away, it seems a fitting solution. So they up sticks with their recalcitrant son Tyler to a secluded farm in Shropshire. But with four loyal – but eccentric – farm staff, an outspoken do-gooder for a neighbour and Boycie’s ideas of grandeur quickly crushed, it’s not long before they realise that the grass of the landed gentry is not always greener!
Doc Martin – RETURNING
Wednesdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting October 26
Season one follows Doc Martin (Martin Clunes) as he turns his back on life as a celebrated London surgeon and moves to a sleepy Cornish village to become the local doctor. Despite his surgical brilliance, Doc Martin lacks any interpersonal skills and his bedside manner soon starts to upset his new patients.
Enigma – RETURNING
Weeknights at 11pm ET / 8p[m PT starting October 21
This award winning series explore the mysteries of our world from the scientific to the esoteric. Entertaining, insightful and thought provoking, episodes include: Masonic Legends; The Fox Sisters; Alien Reincarnation; Alaister Crowley; and Houdini.
Gaither Gospel Hour– NEW TIME
Fridays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting September 9
They’ve been in the business as long as the Rolling Stones, made more albums than U2 and Aerosmith combined, written more than 500 songs including Elvis Presley’s 1969 hit “He Touched Me”, and won more Grammy Awards than James Brown or The Beatles. Who are they? Former high school English teacher Bill Gaither and his wife Gloria and they preside over a gospel music empire that has racked up gold and platinum sales. Their Gaither Gospel Hour is one of VisionTV’s highest-rated shows, now moved to Fridays at 10pm ET/7 PM PT. The hour-long uplifting music program features the four-member Gaither Vocal Band and other outstanding gospel artists performing Southern Gospel greatest hits in concerts throughout the US.
Eastenders – CONTINUING
Weekdays at 6pm ET / 3pm PT
EastEnders is consistently one of highest rated programs in the U.K. attracting 5-7 million viewers for each episode since its launch 25 years ago. The series examines the domestic and professional lives of the culturally diverse residents around Albert Square in the East End of London.
Emmerdale – CONTINUING
Weekdays at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT
Ends September 30
Emmerdale is one of Britain’s best-loved and highly viewed long-running drama soaps. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, this realistic down-to-earth drama superbly chronicles the joys and heartbreaks of a tightly knit countryside community. Over 5000 episodes of this soap have been produced since 1972. It is one of TV’s longest running series. Created by former actor and playwright Kevin Laffan, Emmerdale Farm was first transmitted on 16 October 1972 and was billed as a “living story of the Sugden family – the excitement of country life around.” Since then it has grown from a twice weekly daytime drama into a BAFTA awardwinning
programme watched by an average of 9 million viewers, making it one of the most popular and best-loved shows on British television. Over the years Emmerdale has celebrated 21 births, mourned 69 deaths and rejoiced at 43 weddings.
The Waltons – CONTINUING
Weekdays at 5pm ET
The winner of more than a dozen Emmy Awards, The Waltons stands today as one of television’s finest family dramas: the heartfelt and gentle story of a poor but upright rural American family struggling to stay together through the hardships of the Great Depression and the dark days of World War Two. Starring Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite and Michael Learned.
Open All Hours – CONTINUING
Tuesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Ends October 18
Ronnie Barker stars as Albert Arkwright who wants to make plenty of money while spending as little of it as possible. He runs the small corner shop with the help of his nephew, Granville (David Jason) who, after ten years working for his uncle, has risen to the mighty rank of errand boy. When he’s not in his shop, Arkwright devotes most of his energy to the pursuit of Nurse Gladys Emanuel (Lynda Baron), his long-standing fiancée.
Are you Being Served? – CONTINUING
Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Camp Mr Humphries, Mrs Slocombe’s pussy and the ridiculous goings-on at Grace Bros have kept audiences laughing since 1973.This tongue-in-cheek farce, by top writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, is one of the BBC’s most popular classic comedies. In North America,the series achieved cult status and has become one of the most cherished British imports of all time.
Absolutely Fabulous – CONTINUING
Wednesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is a Sixties teenager who never grew up. She and her sex-mad friend Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are still into drink, drugs and partying, while her stuffy student daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) swots and keeps house. Other hilarious characters include Edina’s scatty secretary Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Mother (June Whitfield), and Patsy’s editor Magda (Kathy Burke).
Reggie Perrin – CONTINUING
Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Ends November 9
Reginald Perrin is a middle-aged project executive for “Groomtech”, a manufacturer of male grooming products, where he is in charge of disposable razors. Although secure in his marriage, with a paid-for house, no children, a car and a comfortable living, he is dissatisfied with the grind of modern living – such as his daily commute by train, often overcrowded and “27 minutes late” due to a plethora of reasons – and undergoing a mid-life crisis, keeping himself entertained by fantasies. At work, he has to contend with a dim secretary, two fawning but ambitious junior executives, and an overbearing boss, Chris Jackson. Lacking attention from his wife, Nicola, he finds a fantasy distraction in his colleague, Jasmine Strauss.
Benny Hill – CONTINUING
Thursdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
English comic Benny Hill became an international celebrity with his schoolboy brand of lecherous, burlesque humor. Bringing the tradition of the British vaudeville to television in 1955, the pudgy Hill hosted comedy series for the BBC and Thames Television over a period of thirty-four years. Featuring slapstick and sight gags, The Benny Hill Show always had a sexual energy, bursting with plenty of double-entendres and leggy starlets. The show was edited for worldwide syndication and became a cult phenomenon in the United States. American audiences quickly identified Red Skelton as a main source of inspiration (Hill borrowed Skelton’s closing line, “Good night, God bless”); but there was little sentimentality in the ribaldry of Hill’s characters. Although English audiences voted him “Funniest Man in the World” several times, he thought he never received the critical recognition he deserved. But to many, Hill was a genuine comic auteur, writing all his material and supervising every randy shot for his show that was enjoyed in over one hundred countries.
Father Ted – CONTINUING
Thursdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Ends Sept 15
Windswept Craggy Island, somewhere off the coast of West Ireland, is the setting for this hilarious, award-winning sitcom. Father Ted Crilly is charged with the unenviable task of keeping the not-very bright Father Dougal McGuire and the alcoholic Father Jack Hackett out of trouble. This season includes a trip to the amusement park, nude sleepwalking, a car raffle without a car, and a plane ride with Father Fay the Monkey Priest of Killybashangel.
Last of the Summer Wine – CONTINUING
Fridays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Clegg, Truly and Alvin are back with their usual attacks on the routine of life in the 30th series of Britain’s longest-running comedy. In this series Entwistle helps Howard display the extraordinary powers of his finger that can floor an opponent in judo at a stroke. Elsewhere, Marina and the librarian, Miss Davenport, happen upon a retired jewel thief who enchants them with implausible tales of his adventures on the Riviera, but his skills prove useful when Aunty Wainwright is locked out of her safe. Other episodes see Howard discovering that an old flame aims take him up on promises he allegedly made at a party, and Barry is given the onerous task of taking an elderly vicar out for the day.
Only When I Laugh – CONTINUING
Fridays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
This hilarious hospital-based British sitcom, starring James Bolam, Christopher Strauli, Peter Bowles and Richard Wilson, features a trio of very different patients forever playing a game of one-upmanship and getting into scrapes with each other, at the same time causing grief to the overworked and irritable hospital staff.
MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES
Wednesday Night Documentaries – NEW
Wednesdays at 10pm ET
Great Afternoon Movies – NEW
Weekdays at 3pm ET / Noon PT starting September 5
Great Tuesday Night Movies – NEW
Tuesdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting September 6
Great Thursday Night Movies – NEW TIME
Thursdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT starting September 8
Late Great Movies
Weeknights at midnight ET / 9pm PT