On Nature at 6 pm Sunday, Sir David Attenborough shares his memories of the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his own career in “Understanding The Natural World”.
Masterpiece Classic at 7 pm Sunday 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.
Masterpiece Classic at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday presents the part five of Downton Abbey, Series III.
DCI Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother just as new recruit DI Helen Morton finds evidence that links Banks to the body of a murder victim on DCI Banks at 9 pm Sunday and 9 pm Thursday.
Independent Lens at 9 pm Monday presents “As Goes Janesville”, a film that traces the impact of the economic crisis on the people of Janesville, Wisconsin amid the 2008 closure of their GM plant and America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Join the stars of landmark miniseries as they comment on the influence of their genre today in Pioneers of Television: Miniseries at 7 pm Tuesday.
Silicon Valley: American Experience at 8 pm Tuesday tells the history of the integrated circuit and how it changed the world.
Meet some of the innovators who’ve helped make Austin the nation’s third largest video game production community on Capital of Innovation “Video Game Entrepreneurs” at 9:30 pm.
On Nature at 7 pm Wednesday, Sir David Attenborough chronicles the profound tranformations our global environment has endured over the years in “Our Fragile Planet”.
NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday follows a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers as they join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots in “Building Pharaoh’s Chariot”.
Life on Fire at 9 pm Wednesday travels to the Tongan archipelago where two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths in “Pioneers of the Deep”.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.
Arts in Context at 7:30 pm Thursday profiles local Austin music-makers Mother Falcon.
David Chang prepares eggs with his chef pals and makes his Ko egg on Mind of a Chef at 8 pm Thursday.
The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday follows Chet to La Grange, TX to paddle the Colorado River, explore Texas Czech culture, eat at a 100-year-old BBQ joint, and enjoy some kolaches from Hruska’s.
Many voters assume their job is done on Election Day, but citizens need to stay engaged to hold elected leaders accountable. What does it take to get your voice heard in the Texas Legislature? Civic Summit explores these issues at 9 pm Thursday.
How do roses impact our mood? Michael Shoup from the Antique Rose Emporium matches drought tough roses with a gardener’s personality on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.
Eclectic indie rock dominates the stage with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and tUnE-yArDs on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.