The Ministry of Time
1520: El Lazarillo de Tormes.
During a series of archaeological excavations in Salamanca in 2015 to unearth remains from the sixteenth century, a mobile phone is discovered alongside other finds from the same period. This is not the only surprise, because the mobile belongs to a businessman from our own time who went on the run in 2013 after his business venture was shown to be a complete swindle. The patrol travels to the Castile of 1520 in order to arrest him and bring him back to the present. In order to do so, they enlist the help of a young man by name of Lázaro de Tormes.
Alaska and Segura
Alaska and Santiago Segura, the "odd couple" who present this talk show on Tuesday nights (Wednesday), return once again this week with the groundbreaking format that characterizes this show. The actress, Candela Peña, and the film director, Isabel Coixet, who are guests on the show, will join our hosts in order to share their dreams, projects and details of their lives. We will enjoy Alaska's charisma and Santiago Segura's familiar humor as we are introduced to their guests.
Spaniards Around the World
This week "Españoles en el mundo" seeks to trace the impact that Spain has had in other countries. In this respect, the program travels to Japan, a country that is physically and culturally very different to Spain, and tours various cities: Tokyo, Osaka and Shima. It is quite possible to sample chocolate with churros, attend a flamenco performance at a tablao, eat a Spanish omelette, enjoy the best Spanish wine or attend an exhibition of Picasso's ceramics outside Spain.
This series, directed by Josefina Molina, faithfully depicts the life of Saint Teresa of Ávila, based on her autobiography. The model script by Víctor García de la Concha and Carmen Martín Gaite stands out for its exquisite showcasing of the Spanish language. Concha Velasco offered the performance of her life by portraying Teresa's search for sainthood in a believable manner, including the innumerable hardship she went through with the convents she founded throughout Spain. "Teresa de Jesús" is one of TVE's greatest productions, a fact recognized by the numerous awards it has received. Set in the sixteenth century, it was filmed in different natural and monumental settings located in Spanish towns and cities throughout Castile, Andalusia and Extremadura. For the interior scenes, sets measuring some 9,600 square meters were built. The cast featured nearly 300 actors and 45 stuntmen.
In order to mark the Fifth Centenary of the Birth of Saint Teresa of Avila, TVE will broadcast the Holy Week celebrations in Avila, which have been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. The processions will take place on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 2 and 3 April 2015.
The writer Juan Marse is this week's subject on 'Imprescindibles' (Indispensable people). The awarding of the Cervantes Prize on 23rd April 2009 to Juan Marsé merely underscored the importance of this writer in Spanish literature. He is the creator of a highly personal and unique body of work that has attracted a legion of fans, won-over critics, loyal readers and fellow writers who acknowledge and display the proud influence that works like "Últimas tardes con Teresa" and "Si te dicen que caí" left in their wake.
The Quetzal Route
The expedition delves into the Andean Region of Arequipa and travels to the Valley of El Colca, one of the most beautiful natural settings in Peru, in order to discover the habitat of the condor. The valley is inhabited by two indigenous ethnic groups, the Collaguas and the Cabanas.
A Science Show for all members of the family
The universe, life, Mankind, each one of us. How did it all begin? This is the big question that moves the scientific world. We know that, before the Big Bang that created the universe, there was a struggle between material and anti-material, a battle that material finally won. Scientists also believe that life began on one occasion, but that various attempts may have taken place before this actually occurred. As far as human beings are concerned, this did not happen suddenly. They are the product of evolution, an entire process of acquisitions. Our life, that of each one of us, is only possible thanks to an ongoing process that starts with fertilization and ends with our birth.