Thursday: Motive, Nature of Things, Museum Secrets


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 woman’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 Spain’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.