Sunday’s TV Picks: ‘Call the Midwife Holiday Special’
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‘Call the Midwife Holiday Special’
Only one week left until “Downton Abbey” returns for its third season. If you’re in the need of a period piece from across the pond, you might want to tune in to this holiday special that follows a young nurse (Jessica Raine) working as a midwife in the 1950s. 7:30 p.m. Sunday on KCTS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Sunday:
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007), 8 p.m. (ABC): When a new professor’s bureaucratic methods leave Hogwarts unprepared to fight the rising tide of evil, Harry teaches a dedicated group of students how to defend against the dark arts. Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.
“The Looney Tunes Show,” 8 p.m. (Cartoon Network): Daffy accidentally emails a letter to everyone, explaining their problems.
“Portlandia,” 8:30 p.m. (IFC): It’s wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets; Candace’s son visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays; a couple tries to keep their food cart in business.
“Iron Chef America,” 9 p.m. (Food): In an international competition, the newest Iron Chef faces off with Iron Chef UK Judy Joo.
“AFI Master Class,” 9 p.m. (TCM): Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams collaborate on movies.
“Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), 10 p.m. (Spike): Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker to be a Jedi knight, and Han Solo woos Princess Leia, as Darth Vader returns to threaten the rebel forces trying to save the galaxy.
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