Great Performances presents Moby Dick From San Francisco Opera Sunday at 3:30 pm. GP partnered with SFO once again to record composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s acclaimed adaptation of the classic Herman Melville novel “Moby-Dick.”
Sky Island premieres Sunday at 8 pm. In Northern New Mexico, the volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges — an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. In “Sky Island,” filmmaker John Grabowska profiles this enchanting landscape and our place within it, with climate change effects already dramatically altering the desert and alpine ecosystems.
Tune in for Secrets Of Selfridges Sunday at 7 pm. Selfridges was the brain child of an American, Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose life is depicted in the PBS Masterpiece series “Mr. Selfridge.” The real, flamboyant Mr. Selfridge revolutionized the way that Londoners shopped by introducing a new American retail model that made shopping less of a practical pursuit and more of a luxurious adventure. This program reveals the grandiose store’s hidden stories and delves deep into the mind of its incredibly ambitious creator.
Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Five Sunday at 8 pm. Exotic lovebirds arrive at The Paradise to be sold as the latest attraction, and Denise struggles to keep her feelings for Moray to herself. Miss Audrey, seeing the telltale signs of love, advises her to keep quiet, but will Denise be able to hide her emotions?
Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part Four at 9 pm Sunday. In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the severest test of her life.
Tune in for Father Brown in The Wrong Shape Sunday at 10 pm. Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realizes that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.
Antiques Roadshow presents Junk In The Trunk 3 Monday at 7 pm. See never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2013 season, including a Myrtle Beach guest with a sports collection that would make any Celtics fan turn green with envy and a diamond and platinum ring in Corpus Christi.
The Graduates part two premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population.
Arts In Context presents The Art Of Dia De Los Muertos Monday at 10 pm. Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage.
African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross airs Tuesday at 7 pm. Into the Fire examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but tragically brief “moment in the sun.”
Tune in as American Masters presents Jimi Hendrix Tuesday at 8 pm. The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of Hendrix’s groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village, and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.
On Story has A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-creator of Lost Tuesday at 10:30. Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years.
Raw To Ready Wednesday at 9 explores the Bombardier CRJ-1000 jet and investigates how glass, titanium, fiberglass, lacquer and aluminum alloy each transcend their original states, harnessed to create a modern cutting-edge machine.
Tune in for Codebreakers: Bletchley Parks’ Lost Heroes Thursday at 9 pm. Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes brings to life a mission that would come to symbolize the fighting spirit of the British, and throws new light on the institutional rivalry that would ultimately lead the country from its darkest hours to victory.
Great Performances presents Stephen Sondheim’s Company With The New York Philharmonic Friday at 9 pm . Centering on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends (who also happen to be five couples), the musical culminates in Bobby’s transformation from unattached swinger to tentative monogamist.
Tune in to Rick Steves’ Europe Venice: City Of Dreams Saturday at 10:30 am. Discover the monuments of Venice’s powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe’s most powerful city to its most hedonistic one.
Secrets Of Selfridges at Saturday 4:30 pm reveals the grandiose hidden stories behind the department store, Selfridges, and delves deep into the mind of its incredibly ambitious creator.
Father Brown presents The Wrong Shape Saturday at 8 pm. After his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging conservatory, but once Father Brown realizes that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.