Highlights: April 8-14

Widely considered one of Charles Dickens’ greatest novels, Masterpiece Theater at 8 pm Sunday presents part two of “Great Expectations”. Starring Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Ray Winstone.

Independent Lens at 8 pm Monday presents “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey”, the story of a teenager whose dreams came true as he joined the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street.

Trouble Puppet Theater takes Arts In Context at 9:30 pm Monday on a journey into the art of puppetry as the company produces one of their unique plays led by creative director and master puppeteer Connor Hopkins.

Discover the facts and legends behind the wildflowers that captivate us every spring on Wildflowers: Seeds of History at 10 pm Monday.

Generations after the ship’s sink, stories of the Titanic are still unfolding as host Len Goodman meets the modern-day descendants to learn how, 100 years after it sank, the Titanic’s legacy lives on “Titanic with Len Goodman” at 7 pm Tuesday.

She was the pride of the British Empire. A leading example of state-of-the-art engineering in a time of groundbreaking scientific and technological innovations on a global scale: the Titanic. Yet she sank in less than three hours after striking an iceberg on April 14, 1912. Seeking to answer the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision, “Saving The Titanic” at 8 pm Tuesday tells the story of the disaster from below deck, with the action taking place between the time the crew embark the Titanic at Southampton and the eventual sinking of the ship.

On Nature at 7 pm Wednesday, “Voices of the Sea” reveals a surprising underwater world where sound takes the place of sight.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday looks at the science behind the April 2011 tornado outbreak, meeting those affected and the scientists trying to predict tornadoes and understand whether this outbreak relates to global climate change.

Over the past century, an American industrial revolution has given rise to the biggest, most productive food machine the world has ever known. Join host Yul Kwon to learn how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day on “America Revealed: Food Machine” at 9 pm Wednesday.

R&B grooves the stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and Friday.

Howard Fineman, Editorial Director of Huffington Post, talks about the 2012 election, the evolution of media and the latest political news on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm.

KLRU Civic Summit: Creating Communities of Respect at 7:30 pm talks with community leaders and activists to show how Central Texans are working to create an atmosphere of respect in the face of bigotry and hate through prevention, response and healing.

The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday heads to Natural Bridge for a stop at the Wildlife Ranch and a plunge into the Caverns. Chet then heads to Canyon Lake for a dip, a stroll through a gorge, and for some delicious Tex Mex.

Independent Lens at 9 pm Thursday presents “When The Drum Beats”. The film spotlights Haiti’s most popular band, Septentrional, who has seen corrupt governments, revolutions, natural disasters, extreme poverty and national tragedy over the past 60 years.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday presents the best of contemporary R&B with John Legend and the Roots. The innovative hip-hop collective backs the Grammy-winning soul singer on a set of 70s soul covers and originals.

Dame Judi Dench returns in the sequel to the Emmy-nominated “Cranford” mini-series, based on the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell, as Masterpiece Classic presents part one of “Return to Cranford” at 8 pm Saturday. Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis and Julia McKenzie rejoin the cast in the acclaimed story of everyday life in a small Cheshire market town.