Highlights: March 31 to April 6

KLRU Highlights

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy of Song With Katherine a Jenkins  at 2 pm Sunday features the talents of the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Welsh classical artist Katherine Jenkins.

Painted Churces of Texas: Echoes Of The Homeland at 3 pm Sunday tells the story of the Painted Churches of Texas that were built by 19th century immigrants with an unexpected profusion of color.

Las Misiones: The Missions of Texas at 4 pm Sunday gives a visual celebration of the structures as historic monuments, religious symbols, and important centers of community and fellowship.

Masterpiece at 8 pm on Sunday presents Mr. Selfridge, Part 1. This mini-series is a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience.

With Kind Hearted Woman filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Part one airs at 8 pm on Monday and Part two airs at 8 pm Tuesday.

Dangerous Edge: A Life Of Graham Greene at 10 pm on Monday presents a film that is a portrait of a writer Graham Greene. It explores how Greene’s life both inspired great writing and drove him to attempt suicide.

History Detectives Episode #1008 at 7 pm Tuesday investigates four stories from the American West including stories of  Kit Carson, Yakima Canutt, and a mysterious inscription on sheet music of the popular western song “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.”

Nature presents What Plants Talk About at 7 pm on Wednesday, where the program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are.

NOVA explores the unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck that turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world’s first computer on  Ancient Computer at 8 pm on Wednesday.

Eat, Fast And Live Longer With Michael Mosley at 9 pm Wednesday explores Michael Mosley’s method of fasting in order to live longer, stay younger and lose weight.

Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday presents the Georgian jam band Widespread Panic, as they celebrate its 25th anniversary with songs from across their career.

Actor Michael McKean talks about his movie and television career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm on Thursday.

Arts In Context presents Mother Falcon at 7:30 on Thursday. This episode documents the inspiring story of one of Austin’s beloved bands.

The Mind of a Chef presents Smoke at 8 pm Thursday, as David Chang profiles regional BBQ in North Carolina, Texas and Kansas City and the other-worldly smoky bacon from Allen Benton in Tennessee.

Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury and Christine Ebersole appear in Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook  at 9 pm Friday about great American musicals.

Feinstein explores the marriage of music and choreography, unearthing rare home movies of Astaire rehearsing on set, and never-before-seen footage of Gene Kelly’s Broadway debut in the original Pal Joey on Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook Let’s Dance at 10 pm Friday.

Author and designer Pam Penick illustrates how to go lawn gone and a gardener shows how she replaced grass with water-wise vegetable beds on Central Texas Gardener at noon and 4 pm Saturday.

Austin City Limits presents Bon Iver at 7 pm Saturday, as he performs material from his self-titled second album.