What to watch this week? Check out our highlights and mark your calendars for your favorite programs on KLRU.
What does it take to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes? Secrets of Scotland Yard goes in-depth into the legendary police force on Sunday at 7 pm.
The legal thriller The Escape Artist, Part One of Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday at 8 pm tells the story of a lawyer nicknamed “The Escape Artist” for his ability to beat cases against the obviously guilty. Watch his struggle with an unnerving defendant and courtroom enemies.
Solve even more mysteries with the classic Father Brown on the episode The Prize of Colonel Gerard on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Antiques Roadshow has a flashback to their first trip to Providence, Rhode Island 15 years ago, and again a flashback to the first trip to Houston, Texas in 1998. Find out what’s still valuable and what’s not starting at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The special American Pharaoh shows American Bob Bradley coaches the Egyptian national soccer team as it attempts to qualify for the World Cup at 9 p.m. Monday.
The first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson is viewed in historical and theological context on Independent Lens: Love Free or Die at 10 p.m. Monday.
Get the inside take on Ken Burns’ upcoming film The Roosevelts on PBS Previews at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to see what it takes to make a Ken Burns epic, and what’s special about this one.
Watch interviews with prominent Austin citizens about their experience during Austin’s civil rights period, the effect of segregation and what gentrification has meant to the city on Austin Revealed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Depriving transportation was a key way to hinder African-Americans during the civil rights movement, but this group of oppressed Americans decided to stand their ground. The moving documentary Freedom Riders: American Experience airs at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
More insight into the African-American culture follows with The New Black, a documentary airing at 10 p.m. on Tuesday that focuses on the fight for marriage equality in Maryland among the black community.
Nature zooms in on animals’ family lives in the surreal landscape of Africa, detailing the delicate processes of parenthood and young life starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Who really is the man behind the iconic image of Stephen Hawking? The film Hawking gives insight into the personal life of one of the most remarkable minds of the modern age, starting at 9 on Wednesday night.
Watch performances by some of the best Americana bands, The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope on the ACL stage on Austin City Limits, Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Watch a Q&A with the power couple of musicians that started Yo La Tengo, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 p.m.
Observing the Juneteenth celebration in Bell County in Texas, Juneteenth Jamboree: Texas’ African American at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday takes a look into the past to see how far we’ve come as a state with the African-American community.
Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories at 8 p.m. Thursday features interviews with Austin citizens about their experience during Austin’s civil rights period, the effect of segregation and what gentrification has meant to the city.
The Daytripper heads to Abilene, Texas Thursday at 8:30 p.m. to examine the wild frontier, only to end up scuba diving in a 1960s nuclear missile silo.
The ladies of Bletchley Circle have to skirt their way around the Scotland Yard’s orders to stop a killer Thursday night at 9.
Doctor Who Series 5 continues with the episode Victory of the Daleks, Thursday night at 10.
An Evening with Doc Watson & David Holt at 8 p.m. Friday spotlights the signature sound and indomitable spirit of the blind five-time Grammy winner Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson.
Art and tranquility resound in a stair-stepped garden once home to grass on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. Plus, see how to whittle lawn for comfort zones in drought.
Groove to R&B with R&B on the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Austin City Limits showcases these greats at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The young detective Endeavour Morse was ready to turn in his resignation, until a murder came about that only he could solve. Watch Endeavour, Series 1: Rocket at 8 p.m. on Saturday.