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‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage’

PBS’ “Great Performances” series celebrates the 50th anniversary of London’s venerable theatrical institution with this two-hour special, directed by Nicholas Hytner. It features live and archived performances from Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton. 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, on KCTS (

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Also on Friday

“Marty” (1955), 7:15 p.m. (TCM): A lonely, heavyset Bronx butcher, who lives with his mother, finds his soul mate in a shy schoolteacher.

“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” 8 p.m. (ABC): When Sally sees the box of candy Linus brought for his teacher, she thinks it’s for her and gives him a card; Lucy wants affection from Schroeder.

“XXII Winter Olympics,” 8 p.m. (NBC): From Sochi, Russia. Figure skating: men’s gold medal final; alpine skiing: men’s super combined gold medal final; freestyle skiing: women’s aerials gold medal final; skeleton: women’s gold medal final runs.

“Cold Justice,” 8:30 p.m. (TNT): Siegler and McClary travel to Vigo, Ind., in search of clues that may help solve the 1998 murder of a 19-year-old woman.

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” 10 p.m. (Food): A Bronx-bred pizza maker brings Neapolitan-style pies to northern California; in Queens, N.Y., a filmmaker turned chef makes spicy atomic fireballs; in New York’s Lower East Side, seasonal sammies.

“Ultimate Treehouses,” 10 p.m. (Animal Planet): Pete discovers the past, present and future of treehouse designs.

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