Motive, CTV – “Undertow”
When a young man is found beaten and suffocated, Detectives Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Vega (Louis Ferreira) follow a maze of clues back to a clandestine relationship between the victim and a young woman promised to another man in a pre-arranged marriage. The young womanâ€™s father seems to be the perfect suspect, until Angie’s investigation uncovers a tale of tragedy and desperation.
The Nature of Things, CBC – “The Beaver Whisperers”
The Beaver Whisperers reveals a new role for our national symbol as ecological superhero.
Museum Secrets, History – “Palacio Real, Madrid”
Both a museum and the official palace of the Spanish royal family, the Palacio Real features armour, artworks and treasures that were once the private possessions of Spainâ€™s kings and queens. In this episode, we discover that Spain reached its height of glory not through the acquisition of silver and gold, but because of the unique properties of a third element. We investigate how a famous swordsman bested 17 challengers, then examine the inner workings of a clock that was said to have been powered by witchcraft. We probe why a shield of leather can be better than steel, then meet a Gypsy who reveals how to separate Flamenco that is strictly for tourists from Flamenco that is real. And finally, we meet a modern king of Spain who outfoxed a Fascist dictator.