Highlights August 18 to 24

KLRU Highlights

Watch the first installment of Winston Churchill’s life covering his aristocratic birth, his search for glory on the battlefield, and his rise up the political ladder. Churchill: Destiny on Sunday at 7 pm.

When a young woman inexplicably disappears from a train, foul play is expected on Masterpiece Mystery on Sunday at 8 pm.

POV‘s “The Law In These Parts” at 9 pm on Monday looks inside the system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967.

Follow the history of Muhammad on Life of Muhammad, a three part series starting a 7 pm on Tuesday.

On Story at 10 pm on Tuesday reflects upon different forms comedy with the creator of The Bernie Mac Show. At 10:30, another On Story airs dealing with how impressionable characters build a connection with the audience.

“Birds of the Gods” goes with New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film the elusive Bird of Paradise on Wednesday’s Nature at 7pm.

Nova on Wednesday at 8 pm looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff from steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes.

Wednesday at 9 pm, Nova “Making Stuff Smaller” takes us to an even smaller world profiling the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and building materials from the ground up

Austin City Limits features rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Actor Michael McKean is on Overheard with Evan Smith at  7 pm Thursday.

Go inside the booming improv comedy scene of Austin, Texas with Arts in Context‘s “Out Of Your Head” Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Pioneers Of Television focuses on Carol Burnett’s television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who helped lead the way for today’s comedians airs Thursday at 8 pm.

Explore Dripping Springs, TX with Chet on Daytripper as he eats at a Belgium bakery, swims in Hamilton Pool, climbs Reimer’s Ranch, and polishes the day off at Salt Lick. All on Thursday at 8:30 pm.

On Thursday at 9 pm, America Revealed travels around the country to understand America’s electric grid, its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on, every day of the year.

Explore the the story of Jacob’s Pillow, an international dance center, with interviews, never seen before footage and performances on Friday at 9 presented by Great Performances.

See how to grow and design enchanting succulent gardens that stand up to drought and heat on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a cactus and succulent game changer who’s helped bring succulents into home gardens.

Austin City Limits has modern rock band Wilco back to perform music from their LP The Whole Love on Saturday at 7 pm.