On Queen and Country at 7 pm Sunday presenter Trevor McDonald as he reports on the tradition of Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visits Horseguards to meet the man who is in charge of the troops who guard the queen.
Before Inspector Lewis, there was Inspector Morse, and before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 pm Sunday.
Mysterious Lost State of Franklin at 9:30 pm Sunday looks at the end of the American Revolution as frontier settlers beyond the Appalachian mountains broke away from North Carolina to form their own government.
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work at 9 pm on Monday tells the story of four party guests as they savor each moment of a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
Manifest Destiny at 10 pm on Monday focuses on the Spanish-American War of 1898 when the United States under President William McKinley and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
On Michael Wood’s Story of England at 7 pm Tuesday historians recover the lost history of the first thousand years of Kibworth, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and evidence of life after the Norman Conquest. Michael Wood’s Story of England at 8 pm Tuesday charts events in the village leading to the people’s involvement in the Civil War of Simon de Montfort and follow the story of Kibworth as it reaches the catastrophic 14th century.
In an encore presentation from the acclaimed series “Money, Power and Wall Street,” Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday explores how an “epidemic of greed” spread from financial institutions in the United States to Europe and back.’
On Story at 10 pm Tuesday features Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters.
A Capitol Fourth at 7 pm and 8:30 pm on Wednesday features live musical performances by some of the country’s best known and award-winning musicians in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the ACL stage with a selection of his greatest tunes on Austin City Limits at 9 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.
Evan Smith talks with writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel on Overheard with Evan Smith on Thursday at 7 pm.
Trouble Puppet Theater takes Arts In Context on Thursday at 7:30 pm 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
At 8 pm on Thursday documentary Operation Appreciation features the volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores, and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at the Army base.
Follow The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday as he heads to South Padre Island to build sandcastles, snorkel the bay, and bungee jump.
Filmmaker Ian Cheney embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners on POV at 9 pm Thursday.
At 7 pm Friday Gwen Ifill hosts PBS’ longest-running public affairs series, Washington Week , features Washington’s top journalists analyzing the week’s top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans.
Need to Know on Friday at 7:30 pm features an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting.
Join host Bill Moyers and a range of guests for in-depth conversations about life and the state of American democracy on Moyers and Company at 8 pm Friday.
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World celebrates the artistic legacy of the Muslim world at 9 pm on Friday.
Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday presents songwriting genius Elvis Costello returns to ACL to showcase songs from his latest, Americana-influenced record Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. Austin’s rootsy songwriting collective the Band of Heathens follows.
Sir Charles Cartwright hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death. Murder seems impossible, but when a second guest dies under similar circumstances, the Belgian sleuth investigates further on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 pm Saturday.
On Doc Martin at 9 pm on Saturday Dr. Ellingham asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child.