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On Canada’s remote Ellesmere Island, the race is on for species to raise their families in a place where fortunes are always uncertain. Travel there with Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday.

In episode three of Masterpiece Classic Cranford Sunday at 8 p.m., Matty suffers great disappointment and decides to confide in Mary about Mr. Holbrook. Meanwhile, Miss Pole invites the ladies of the town to a secret meeting to discuss Matty’s crisis.

Look at the importance of relationships and why they are central to emotional well-being 8 p.m. Monday on This Emotional Life through the inspiring stories of different peoples’ struggles with family, friend, and lover relationships.

With unprecedented access to the Arizona wreckage, Nova teams up with the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab to dive beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace new clues to the historic sinking of the USS Arizona Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The second episode of This Emotional Life looks at emotions that are commonly regarded as obstacles to happiness – anger, fear, anxiety and despair. Learn how we are two minds – a rational brain that’s relatively new and an emotional brain that’s older than time Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Witness the spectacular paintings and carvings archeologists once thought to be the first record of Neanderthals in the caves of the Dordogne region of France; then explore the Great Rift Valley in East Africa where archeologists believe the Human Spark first began to glimmer, tens of thousands of years before it burst into flame in Europe Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The last episode of This Emotional Life explores happiness 8 p.m. Wednesday. It is critical to well-being, yet it remains such an elusive goal for many. The film comes full circle to the understanding that the quality of our relationships ultimately defines our happiness.

Gnarls Barkley brings its eccentric hip-hop and R&B sounds to Austin City Limits in support of its latest, The Odd Couple. Thievery Corporation follows with psychedelic worldbeat electronica from its new album, Radio Retaliation 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Pulitzer-winning author Jane Smiley is known for her novels and essays about relationships, animals, politics and modern life is featured on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce… and Rethink. Learn how you can make a big difference by making small changes. Get the lowdown on the best places to park downtown and find out how the City plans to accommodate the growing number of vehicles in the CBD on Downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Your Life, Your Money presents a broad range of fundamental financial information for young adults: from basic banking to credit debt to the importance of being economically literate and proactive with their personal finances 9 p.m. Thursday.

Legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint hits the Austin City Limits stage with songs from his latest LP, The Bright Mississippi, and classic hits like “Southern Nights” Saturday at 7 p.m.