Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding on Last Tango in Halifax at 7 pm on Sunday. Meanwhile, with Celia’s encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiveness.
On Poldark on Masterpiece Part Seven at 8 pm on Sunday, when Verity makes her move, Poldark is blamed and events spiral out of control. Then, an epidemic leads to tragedy, and a shipwreck is both a blessing and a curse.
After an assassination attempt on Hilda Pierce, Foyle examines her Special Operations Executive activities during the war and rumors of a traitor on Foyle’s War Elise at 9:30 pm on Sunday.
With permission from Queen Elizabeth, Queen’s Garden at 8 pm on Monday covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Learn how music and dance bind a community in the war-ravaged Sudan region, where the people of the Blue Nile celebrate their survival and fight to maintain their heritage, even as bombs drop all around them on POV Beats of the Antonov at 9 pm on Monday.
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin at 10 pm on Monday tells the unknown story of how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system. Leslie Woodhead first met the Beatles in 1962 when he worked on a film in the Liverpool Cavern Club before the world had heard of the Fab Four. When Woodhead began to make films in the Soviet Union, he became aware of how the Beatles legend had soaked into the lives of a generation of Soviet kids — even though they were barred from playing “Back in the USSR.”
Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday at 7 pm recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST.
President LBJ is chiefly remembered for the Vietnam War. But 50 years ago, he engineered two of the most important laws Congress ever passed, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. JKF & LBJ: A Time for Greatness on Tuesday at 8 pm examines how LBJ transformed America.
Frontline Gunned Down at 9 pm on Tuesday goes inside the politics of America’s gun debate. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.
The rich history and remarkable determination that made the 52-mile-long Houston Ship Channel a reality 100 years ago is recounted on Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial at 10 pm on Tuesday. Learn how it is now a huge economic driver for the region and the United States.
On the third episode of Life on the Reef at 7 pm on Wednesday, see how the human and animal residents of the reef prepare for a category five cyclone that brings destruction to the North Queensland coast. Then, as cyclone season finally gives way to calm seas of the dry, the reef begins to recover and thrive.
A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages — a sword both prized and feared on NOVA Secrets of the Viking Sword at 8 pm on Wednesday. Then, a team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica on NOVA Mystery of Easter Island at 9 pm on Wednesday.
Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim on Austin City Limits Spoon/White Denim at 10 pm on Wednesday. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.
On Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm on Thursday, Evan talks with Katha Pollitt, an award-winning author and columnist for The Nation. Her work of essays surrounding feminism, women’s rights, and politics have been made into books including Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism and Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time.
From band posters to business logos, graphic designers are influencing the visual look of consumerism and shaping society’s experiences. Although ad agencies still loom large, learn how the proliferation of technology has allowed a growing contingent of DIY graphic designers on Arts in Context The Influencers at 7:30 pm on Thursday.
When you’re cooking with fire, you’d better have good wood. Aaron covers the major types of wood used in Texas BBQ, gives some tips on building a fire and shows a twist on using smoke for more than cooking meat on BBQ with Franklin Fire & Smoke on Thursday at 8 pm.
Chet travels to the “Bayou City”—Houston, Texas—to hop amongst its neighborhoods on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm on Thursday. He starts with a Asian market and Dim Sum in Houston’s Chinatown, follows it up with dinosaurs and parks in the Museum District and finishes up in Houston’s Montrose area, full of art, culture and delicious food.
Galveston Island explains the city of Galveston relating its history, culture and resiliency after Hurricane Ike at 9 pm on Thursday.
Thrill to the rich and soulful voices of the popular quartet as they sing world-class arrangements of classics, new compositions and some of the world’s most beloved songs, including “How Great Thou Art,” “Besame Mucho” and “You Are So Beautiful” on Tenors: Under One Sky at 8 pm on Friday.
Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter on John Denver: Country Boy at 9:30 pm on Friday. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.
What’s a Master Naturalist and how you do it at home? Learn more on Central Texas Gardener Master Naturalists at noon on Saturday. Then, tour pond outdoor living that replaces lawn.
On the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Special 2014, watch highlights from the first annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame presentation. Performers include Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Double Trouble.