When the colleague of an exiled war refugee is found murdered, Foyle is called upon to investigate on Masterpiece Mystery! Foyle’s War series 5: Broken Souls at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Renowned violinist Gil Shaham appears on From the Top at Carnegie Hall at 9:30 Sunday joined by 10-year-old violinist and Red Sox fan Alice Ivy-Pemberton from New York City.
American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday examines the international race to develop biological weapons in the 1940s and 1950s.
Billy Crystal receives the 10th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at 9 p.m. Monday with tributes and comic performances from an all-star cast taped in October 2007.
Using dramatic recreations and CGI, Krackatoa at 7 p.m. Tuesday brings the May 20, 1883, eruption of this massive volcano to life.
Frontline at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday investigates the mystery of the tank man, the man who stood up to the tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Based on the best-seller Illicit, by Moises Naim, Illicit: The Dark Trade at 9:30 Tuesday tracks the manufacture and sale of goods ranging from fake purses and DVDs to counterfeit pharmaceuticals that can have a devastating impact on human beings, showing how the even most innocuous trades are connected in a global epidemic generating $3 trillion per year and unimagined human suffering.
The Territory at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday showcases new directions in film and video. These films offer a provocative mix of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated shorts that allows the audience to take TV trips around the world and to major U.S. media festivals.
In Context at 7 p.m. Wednesday presents Ballet Austin’s “Hamlet.”
Neil Young grants rare and unprecedented access for this documentary in which he traces his musical journey in his own words on American Masters at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
England’s Bloc Party is followed by Austin electro rock duo Ghostland Observatory on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin talks about the Supreme Court on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Journey to the bowels of the Austin History Center and meet the keepers of the past on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Singer/songwriter/pianist Norah Jones returns to the Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday stage, showcasing both old favorites and songs from her recent best-selling album, Not Too Late. Special guest M. Ward.