When Miss Marple learns of the deaths of businessman Rex Fortescue (Kennetth Cranham, Valkyrie), his young wife, Adele, and their housemaid, Gladys, the circumstances vividly recall the nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” on Masterpiece Mystery! “Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye” at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Get a sneak preview of Ken Burns new film National Parks, which airs in September, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
3, 2, 1 Fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, featuring one of the largest and most colorful fireworks displays in the world.
Encore of A Capitol Fourth at 10:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein and the Muppets from Sesame Street.
History Detectives at 8 p.m. Monday returns with a new season of everyday mysteries. In this episode the detectives look at relics from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and a letter from John Wilkes Booth’s father.
Make ‘Em Laugh at 9 p.m. Monday looks a the business of humor in America. This episode, “Knockabouts” focuses on physical comedy and slapstick.
Pioneers of Television at 10 p.m. Monday tells the stories of the variety show with Ed Sullivan, Smothers Brothers, Laugh-in and more.
Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday travels deep into Japan’s ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional swordsmiths and attends samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword.
Astronomers on the brink of finding “another Earth” in our galaxy, using a new planet-hunting machine on Nova ScienceNow at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A musician suffers a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and his family comes together to overcome the tragedy on P.O.V. “Life. Support. Music.” at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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 goes in search of the nation’s mysterious roots at Roanoke Island.
Ascent of Money at 8 p.m. Wednesday finds out how money evolved from a crude system of coins that were worth only the value of the metals they were made of to a complex global financial system.
When a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing, something extraordinary happened that turned Ahmed Khatib’s tragic 2005 death into a gift of hope for six Israeli children on Wide Angle “Heart of Jenin” at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
U.K. sensation Paolo Nutini is followed by Austin’s Grupo Fantasma on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Photographer Mary Ellen Mark talks about her career on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Wallflowers leader Jakob Dylan showcases tunes from his debut solo album, Seeing Things, followed by songwriter/violinist Carrie Rodriguez performing songs from her latest album, She Ain’t Me, on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.