Highlights for the 2003-2004 season.
Beckett on Film
Mondays, September 6th – September 27th @ 9:00pm ET / 7:00pm MT & Saturdays 8:00pm ET / 6:00pm MT
This fall BookTelevision: the channel is proud to present Beckett on Film, a celebration of the works of Nobel-prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett. In this unique series, all 19 of Beckett plays are adapted by such acclaimed directors as Atom Egoyan, Neil Jordan, and David Mamet. From the emotional terror of Ohio Impromptu to the cerebral wordplay of Waiting for Godot, Beckett on Film presents a unique opportunity to explore the breadth and scope of the works of a theatrical genius. Featuring stunning performances from Alan Rickman, John Gielgud, Julianne Moore, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeremy Irons and others, Beckett on Film is a television event not to be missed.
The US National Scripps-Howard Spelling Bees
Sundays, September 7th – October 26th @ 1:00pm ET / 11:00am MT
Who would have thought that the most suspenseful competitions on television this fall would revolve around 13-year-old children spelling worlds like dysprosium and cocorticoid? Tune in to the competitions that inspired the hit Oscar-nominated documentary, Spellbound. These kids will have you on the edge of your seats!
Sundays, October 5th – December 28th @ 8:30pm ET / 6:30pm MTWriter Ken Finkleman’s critically acclaimed thirteen-part comedic series that documents the hectic lives and devious office politics of a Toronto news station. A witty and satirical take on the business of making media.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents …
Weeknights starting October 31st @ Midnight ET / 10:00pm MT
Each weeknight at midnight BookTelevision: the channel is scared to present the dean of the diabolical himself, the timeless Alfred Hitchcock. Watch as classic short stories are masterfully adapted for the screen in episodes as powerful today as when they premiered.
Sundays @ 10:00pm ET / 8:00pm MT
New episodes beginning September 26th!
Daniel Richler’s literary TV magazine returns in a new one-hour format. Jam-packed with big-name authors, heartless critics, incendiary roundtables, literary videos, news headlines, the Anarchists’ Book Club and more, Richler, Ink. leaves no literary stone unturned. Plus, in the monomaniacal tradition of The New Music, Imprint and Big Life, Daniel returns to his weekly rant on everything from the etymology of cool to the cheapies who think it’s their God-given right to download intellectual copyrighted material for free.
BookTelevision: the channel is about all the writing that propels our daily lives: spoken, written or wired, the world of words from novels, comics, movies and advertising to street slang and popular lyrics. BookTelevision is the evolution of the word. BookTelevision is owned and operated by Learning and Skills Television of Alberta. For more information log on to www.booktelevision.com.