The Best Shows to Watch this September on WETA Passport

As summer fades and the school bells chime, indulge in a semester of thrilling drama and heartwarming tales with our handpicked selection of new shows to binge-watch with WETA Passport on the free PBS App!  Get your highlighters ready because you don’t want to forget this: binge-watch THREE captivating new seasons of Unforgotten, Van der Valk and Professor T to follow the most perceptive detectives on thrilling new cases.  And don’t forget your extracurriculars: in a brand-new season of America Outdoors, Baratunde Thurston meets an amusing cast of characters, from biologists to mountain bikers.  For a fascinating dive into the history of the Northern Ireland conflict, binge-watch all five parts of the highly acclaimed and gripping documentary series Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland and if you need a soothing distraction from homework deadlines, visit the beloved nuns and nurses at Nonnatus House in Call the Midwife.  This back-to-school season, embrace the excitement of learning, discovery and entertainment with this remarkable lineup!


Unforgotten, Season 5

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As Season 5 begins, the investigative police unit, especially Sunny, is still mourning the loss of DCI Stuart. Enter the business-like and abrupt new boss, DCI Jessica James, to investigate the discovery of human remains in a newly renovated home in West London. She needs to be at the top of her game, but her first day on the job is marred by a crushing surprise in her family life. 

Starting September 3, watch new episodes of Season 5 every Sunday at 9 PM on the free PBS App or binge-watch the entire season with WETA Passport!


Van der Valk, Season 3

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Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. In brand-new Season 3, the Dutch detective and his team face high-profile cases in this fast-paced police procedural that explores Amsterdam’s cultural contrasts. Marc Warren stars as the title character, based on author Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers.

Starting September 3, watch new episodes of Season 3 every Sunday at 10 PM on the free PBS App or binge-watch the entire season with WETA Passport!


Professor T, Season 2



In brand-new Season 2, Professor Jasper Tempest and the team untangle a series of knotty crimes ranging from an unexplained fire in a student block to the mystery of an entire family found dead in their home. Meanwhile, Professor T is perplexed by the women in his life, from his mother to the love of his life, and his new therapist. 

Starting September 3, watch new episodes of Season 2 every Sunday at 8 PM on the free PBS App or binge-watch the entire season with WETA Passport!


America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston, Season 2

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American Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston returns with a brand-new season as the best-selling writer, podcaster and comedian travels the country to uncover our complex relationship with the outdoors. From biologists saving snapping turtles to BIPOC mountain bikers, Baratunde meets a fascinating cast of characters with one thing in common: a passion for being outside.

Watch the Season 2 premiere on September 6 at 8 PM on the free PBS App and with WETA Passport!


Call the Midwife, Season 12

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Follow the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Many changes are in store in Season 12. It’s now 1968 and the residents of Poplar get back to normal following the train crash that closed Season 11. 

Starting September 3 every episode of Season 12 will be available on the free PBS App for 4 weeks. Catch up on the latest season soon before it's gone!


Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland

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A powerful 5-part series from the makers of the Bafta and Emmy winning Once Upon a Time in Iraq. This is the story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland told by the ordinary people whose lives it changed forever.

Binge-watch this gripping series now on the free PBS App and with WETA Passport.

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