Highlights 7/26 to 8/1

As the sole witness to a dying man’s enigmatic last words, a young adventurer seeks to solve the riddle they pose by forming an unlikely alliance with Miss Marple on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday.

John Ott believes he may have a piece of Amelia Earhart’s airplane. The History Detectives at 8 p.m. Monday test the fragment to see if Ott truly has a piece of Earhart’s plane.

Americans have always loved to make fun of the world around them using the slings and arrows of parody and satire on Make ‘Em Laugh at 9 p.m. Monday.

Pioneers of Television at 10 p.m. Mondnay traces one of broadcasting’s strongest genres – Game Shows – from its beginnings in radio through its heyday in the late 60s.

Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday probes the untold story of an elite corps of clandestine astronauts who were never told of the true purpose of their training program.

Nova ScienceNow at 8 p.m. Tuesday features a team of NASA scientists who will smash two SUV-sized rockets onto the lunar surface and unleash a debris cloud to study data that could provide the key to understanding how to build a permanent base on the moon.

P.O.V. at 9 p.m. Tuesday takes a verite look at Oxford’s Mulberry Bush School for emotionally disturbed children.

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.

Time Team America at 7 p.m. Wednesday heads to the picturesque and remote canyons of southern Utah to examine what remains of the Fremont Indians, who vanished 1,000 years ago.

Ascent of Money
at 8 p.m. Wednesday explores the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets that transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation’s downturn.

Wide Angle at 9 p.m. Wednesday follows a teenage girl and her family as they navigate the boundaries of traditional values while she tries to reach her dream of becoming Miss Israel.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings burn up the stage with their modern take on classic soul and funk followed by Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland on Austin City Limits at  10 p.m. Wednesday.

KLRU features an encore of the 2006 episode of Texas Monthly Talks with Walter Cronkite at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Wayne Dyer presents a new program, based on his newest book Excuses BeGone! At 9 p.m. Friday.

My Music  at 7 p.m. Saturday presents its first Big Band music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take viewers on a “Sentimental Journey”.

Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and more celebrate Roy Orbison at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer bring their beloved television characters Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle back to life in this As Time Goes By special at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.