Highlights Oct. 23 to 29

Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part two of “Case Histories”, a brand new, three-part detective series set in contemporary Edinburgh. Adapted from Kate Atkinson’s best-selling novels, the program revolves around private investigator Jackson Brodie, a tough former soldier and policeman who is haunted by a past family tragedy and struggles to balance his personal and professional life while coming to the rescue of the bereaved, the lost and the dysfunctional.

Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers recalls the beginnings of the cultural revolution of the 1960′s when music emerged as a unifying force midst the hopeful, idealistic and sometimes turbulent, movements of social change on “Carry It On: A Musical Legacy” at 9 p.m. Monday.

History Detectives at 7 p.m. Tuesday investigates a Civil War soldier’s letter, fabric from an aircraft that could be linked to Charles Lindbergh and Igor Sikorsky, and a 1950s comic book Negro Romance.

Women, War & Peace at 9 p.m. Tuesday presents “Peace Unveiled”, the  story of three women in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. Tilda Swinton narrates.

East Austin Stories Presents at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday features short documentaries filmed in the Spring of 2010 by students within the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin.

Nature at 7 p.m. Wednesday presents “Invasion of the Giant Pythons”, an investigation of how Florida’s Everglades National Park became a haven for the predatory reptiles.

Nova at 8 p.m. Wednesday attempts to unravel more mysteries from Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago on “Iceman Murder Mystery”.

Secrets of the Dead at 9 p.m. Wednesday paints a new picture of the violent relations between the Aztecs and the Conquistadors and rewrites much of what we thought we knew about the Aztec civilization on “Aztec Massacre”.

The Decemberists and Gillian Welch showcase the best in contemporary songwriting on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 p.m.
Friday.

Evan Smith interviews Andrew Card at 7 p.m. Thursday on Overheard with Evan Smith.

Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage on Arts in Context at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chet heads to “cowtown” to visit the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, take a horseback ride, visit their art museums, and attend the Stockyards Rodeo on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Thursday presents “Lives Worth Living”, the story of Fred Fay’s struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and the small group of dedicated activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement to drive the nation towards equal rights.

PBS Arts from Miami presents spotlights one of America’s finest regional ballet companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, and showcases several of their critically acclaimed performances at 8 p.m. Friday.

Garden designer Patrick Kirwin creates a new look in lawns with drought-hardy diversity on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit East Side Patch, where discovery replaced lawn.

Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday presents great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.