On Nature at 6 pm Sunday, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and biologist Rick Rosenthal brings incredible sea creatures to the screen as he observes tiny billfish nurseries in the wild, dives deep into secret undersea canyons and films incredible color-changing behavior in Superfish.
Finding Your Roots at 7 pm Sunday reveals Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s anti-slavery ancestral backgrounds while we learn quite a bit about slavery in the North in the process.
On Masterpiece Mystery! Presents: Zen at 8 pm Sunday, Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell) brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not. In this episode, a wealthy industrialist and political party funder is kidnapped and Zen is asked to get the hostage back alive at any cost.
Michael Graves: The Warehouse at 9:30 pm Sunday provides a window into the creative life of one of the United States’ most recognized architects and designers.
Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work at 9 pm Monday leads viewers through the elaborate state opening of Parliament.
On Queen Victoria’s Empire at 7 pm Tuesday, Britain is becoming the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth amidst the colonization of Africa in “The Moral Crusade”, but the empire is soon on the verge of its darkest hour and heading towards end of an extraordinary era in “The Scramble for Africa.”
American Experience “Stonewall Uprising” at 10 pm Tuesday chronicles the dramatic event that launched the worldwide gay rights movement.
Nature at 7 pm Wednesday presents returning saga of Cloud, the wild, white stallion who rules the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana, gathering mares and expanding his reign in “Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions”.
In the miniseries “Hunting The Edge of Space”, NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.
Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg brave the baking desert to dissect a camel on Inside Nature’s Giants at 9 pm Wednesday.
Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday brings it home with Texan songwriters Lyle Lovett and Bob Schneider. ACL veteran Lovett plays tracks from his Natural Forces LP, as well as classics. Schneider surveys his decade-long eclectic solo career.
The Dallas gospel group The Relatives perform for Arts in Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Chet heads to Killeen, TX on The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.
POV at 9 pm Thursday presents “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator”. The documentary tells the story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.
Mariachi High at 9 pm Friday presents a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in South Texas.
Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the stage with a selection of his greatest tunes on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.
On Masterpiece Mystery! Presents: Poirot X at 8 pm Saturday, David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in this mystery based on the novels by Agatha Christie. In this episode, Poirot finds himself drawn into a murder investigation located at an archaeological site on the brink of making a major discovery.