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Reformation: Europe’s Holy War with David Starkey (BBC-2 3 Oct 2017)

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In Reformation: Europe’s Holy War, a one-hour documentary for BBC Two airing on Tuesday 3 October at 9.00pm, historian David Starkey reveals how the Protestant Reformation unleashed fundamentalist beliefs, terror and holy war across Europe in a way that is all too familiar to us today. “There was the same literalism,” he says, “the same passionate intensity, the same apocalyptic violence as now.”

Timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the doors of All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg, this programme will chart the spread of Luther’s ideas across Europe and into Britain. David Starkey will explain how and why Luther’s simple act of defiance would gain such momentum, and will explore the consequences of his actions – both on the Christian faith, and on society at large.

Filmed in Rome, Germany and the UK, the programme will concentrate on the early years of the Reformation, looking in particular at the impact and legacy of the Reformation on England. It prompted Henry VIII to split with the Catholic Church in Rome and declare himself Supreme Head of the Church of England.

Martin Luther’s attack on Rome would transform the western world and Henry VIII’s actions would set Britain apart from both Roman Catholic and Lutheran countries. Starkey argues that Henry’s break with Rome was a ‘Tudor Brexit’ that laid the foundations of our conflicted attitudes to Europe today.

Reformation: Europe’s Holy War airs on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC TWO.

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Solo (ABC Jan 9, 2018)

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Solo: As the newest substitute teacher at La Salle High School, Kevin tries to help an introverted student named Adam become more self-assured and popular. However, to do so, he must first pull off the second greatest freshman prank in the school’s history.

Meanwhile, Yvette contemplates life after the mission, and Amy and Nate struggle to plan the perfect first date.

Series: Kevin (Probably) Saves The World Season 1 Episode 11
Airdate: Tuesday January 2018 on ABC

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Bull: Grey Areas (CBS Jan 9 2018)

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Grey Areas: Bull takes a psychologist friend, Dr. Donovan Benanti, as a client when the therapist is sued for malpractice following a patient’s deadly rampage.

As Bull worries a trial loss could set new precedent regarding doctor-patient confidentiality, he aims to convince the jury that clinicians aren’t directly responsible for their patients’ actions.

Series: Bull Season 2 Episode 12
Airdate: Tuesday January 9, 2018

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NCIS: New Orleans – Identity Crisis (CBS Jan 9 2018)

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Identity Crisis: Sebastian receives a plea for help from his high school friend Adrian Conner after her business partner is killed at the Crescent City Gaming Convention. Also, FBI Special Agent Raymond Isler believes Adrian is a hacker the Cyber Crimes division has been tracking for years.

Series: NCIS New Orleans Season 4 Episode 12
Airdate: Tuesday January 9, 2018

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