TVO presents its April Media Highlights

    
    - For in-depth information and videoclips of TVO's April programming
      lineup, please visit TVO's April 2010 Media Highlights at
      http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/mmnr/tvo/april2010/.
    

TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ - A special two-part Frost finale, an examination of three legendary architects, a moving portrait of child poverty in Canada: this and more in TVO's April 2010 lineup.

How will Detective Inspector Jack Frost depart the small screen? How is it possible to run a productive farm without using fossil fuels? Does child poverty exist in Canada? TVO examines these questions and more in its April lineup of documentaries, dramas and current affairs programming.

After more than 17 years, the lovable, rumpled Detective Inspector Jack Frost played by Sir David Jason is calling it quits. TVO will air the North American premiere of the two-part final series finale back-to-back Sunday and Monday April 4 and 5 at 9 pm. Whether the grumpy but razor-sharp detective eases gently into retirement or goes out in a blaze of glory is a closely guarded secret: three alternate endings have been filmed. TVO's broadcast of this last Touch of Frost airs mere hours after that in Britain so there is little chance North American audiences will have the ending spoiled by advance notice. Viewers will be able to go to tvo.org after the broadcast to view the other two alternate endings.

In Visions of Space later in the month, art critic and writer Robert Hughes examines the inspirations, motivations and legacies of three remarkable architects whose work helped shape the modern world: Antonio Gaudi, Albert Speer and Mies van der Rohe. (Thursdays April 15, 22, 29 at 10 pm ET) And in Rebecca's Wild Farm, filmmaker Rebecca Hosking returns to her childhood home to take over the family farm. She looks to nature in her quest to run a low-energy farm in the 21st century. (April 28 at 7pm)

Also in April, TVO presents eye-opening documentaries like Four Feet Up on Wednesday April 21 at 10 pm, a touching story about eight-year-old Isaiah and his family, who are living in poverty and barely getting by. And in Souvenirs, airing April 14 at 10 pm, Israeli filmmaker Shahar Cohen discovers a shocking secret about his father, who has coerced his son into making a film about his time in the Jewish Brigade during World War II.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.

Where to find TVO

Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers: Channel 353

SOURCE TVO

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Angela Garde: (416) 484-2600 x 2305, agarde@tvo.org; Paul Ginis: (416) 484-2600 x 2445, pginis@tvo.org; Lesley Horlick: (416) 484-2600 x 2281, lhorlick@tvo.org


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