Highlights: January 27 – February 2

KLRU Highlights

Nature at 6 pm Sunday presents part one of a three-part miniseries focusing on three fields that Sir David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment, in “Attenborough’s Life Stories”.

Masterpiece Classic at 7 pm Sunday presents the part three of Downton Abbey, Series III. Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, a mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.

Masterpiece Classic at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday presents the part four of Downton Abbey, Series III. The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants.

On DCI Banks at 9 pm Sunday and 9 pm Thursday, a case terrifyingly close to home is asked of Banks by his boss, Chief Superintendent Gerry Rydell, to find his missing teenage daughter.

Independent Lens at 9 pm Monday presents “The Revisionaries”, a film examining the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education whose revisions every decade determine the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren.

On Nature at 7 pm Thursday, Sir David Attenborough shares his memories of the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his own career in “Understanding The Natural World”.

NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Lindbergh’s baby – and why – in “Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?

Life on Fire at 9 pm Wednesday travels to the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, where life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes in “Ash Runners”.

Writer and historian Joe Nick Patoski talks about his career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Explore the beauty and athleticism of the aerial arts with Sky Candy, a group of experienced aerialists sharing their love for ethereal beauty with other Austinites, on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope at 8 pm Thursday tells a unique story that interweaves the heights of scientific achievement and the public mourning of many nations in the aftermath of the Columbia Shuttle disaster.

How do we handle drought without actually making things worse? New Mexico landscape architect David Cristiani explores the sensitive, ecological response on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, a gardener’s balanced design spares the water and keeps the wildlife.

Country superstar Tim McGraw blazes through a set of his distinctive brand of rockin’ country music on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.