Highlights: October 21-27

Nature at 6 pm Sunday takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is in “Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom”.

Call The Midwife at 7 pm Sunday and 9 pm Saturday witnesses the snatching of a baby girl recently delivered by Jenny, causing great anguish to her family and uniting the local community as they search for the missing child.

On Masterpiece Classic Presents: Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 at 8 pm Sunday, Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published while Beryl’s decision to take a stand causes serious disruptions in the running of the house.

PBS Newshour at 8 pm Monday presents coverage of the 2012 presidential debates.

Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War at 7 pm Tuesday tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust.

Secrets of the Dead at 8 pm Tuesday follows the drama and debate that surrounded the most critical point in the Cold War in “The Man Who Saved The World.”

Nature at 7 pm Wednesday explores the world of the snowy owl and takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet in “Magic of the Snowy Owl.”

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday attempts to unravel more mysteries from Otzi the Iceman than ever before, revealing not only the details of the ancient mummy’s death, but an entire way of life in “Iceman Murder Mystery.”

Nova ScienceNow at 9 pm Wednesday explores the lives of people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do in “How Smart Can We Get?”

Evan talks with performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson on Overheard at 7 pm Thursday.

Arts in Context at 7:30 pm Thursday profiles local Austin music-makers Mother Falcon.

Meet some of the innovators who’ve helped make Austin the nation’s third largest video game production community on Capital Innovation at 8 pm Thursday.

Chet goes on the “best little day trip in Texas” to paddle the Colorado River, explore Texas Czech culture, eat at a 100 year old BBQ joint, and enjoy some kolaches from Hruska’s on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm

Add some punch with standout perennials that stand up to weather swings on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, see how a gardener sliced out lawn for perennials that thrive in watering restrictions.

American rock n’ roll dominates the stage with Dr. Dog followed by The Shins’ indie pop eloquence on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.