Sunday at 7 p.m., Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house on Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 2. Sarah tutors Daisy. An art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.
Then on Indian Summers on Masterpiece Part Nine, Madeleine gets a shock. Ramu’s fate is in Ralph’s hands. Aafrin makes two fateful decisions. The club changes course. Ian becomes a local hero. Sunday at 8 p.m.
Monday at 7 p.m., host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey head to the picturesque King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wine glasses and decanters on Antiques Roadshow Eugene, Or, Hour Two.
Salute comedian/actor Eddie Murphy, the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor with Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize, Monday at 8 p.m. From the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, some of the biggest names in comedy salute the 18th recipient of the humor prize.
Monday at 9:30 p.m., meet an unforgettable mother-daughter duo facing tough choices as they age in Independent Lens Mimi and Dona. For 92-year-old Mimi, still caring for disabled 64-year-old daughter Dona, it means that love has run out of time and she must find her daughter a new home.
Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner, dissects the culture, identity, and status quo of the show, and the psychology behind its beloved antihero, Don Draper in On Story Mad Men: A Conversation With Matthew Weiner, Monday at 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday at 7 p.m., discover the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving. Director Ric Burns explores the history of our nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces in Pilgrims: American Experience.
Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets on Secrets of the Dead Jamestown’s Dark Winter. What do the newly discovered bones of a 14-year-old English girl reveal about what really happened during the winter of 1609? Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Tuesday at 10 p.m., writers (Chris Provenzano, Wendy Calhoun, Dave Adron, VJ Boyd) from the hit show Justified discuss adapting Elmore Leonard’s short story for television and the evolution of the show’s tone, rhythm, and setting in On Story Justified: Inside the Writer’s Room.
Follow with On Story Better Call Saul: A Conversation With Peter Gould Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Peter Gould, writer, producer, and director of Breaking Bad and co-creator of its spinoff Better Call Saul discusses shifting gears, schemes, and swindles within the world of Saul Goodman pre-Walter White.
Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? Explore possible answers Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Nature Love In The Animal Kingdom.
The names of the Apollo astronauts are well-known, their actions and achievements are well-documented, but what of the women they spent their lives with – the wives forced to stand in the shadow of the moon? Wednesday at 8 p.m., Apollo Wives looks in detail at precisely what it meant to be an Apollo wife, what was required of them by their husbands, by NASA and by the media.
Trace the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program on Makers Women In Space, Wednesday at 8:55 p.m. Some passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. The hour ends with the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts.
Wednesday at 10 p.m., revel in the best performances from the 2015 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony on Austin City Limits Presents: Americana Music Festival. Featured artists include Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Robert Randolph, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Mavericks.
It was 50 years ago, in 1965, when Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a Thanksgiving dinner that “couldn’t be beat”. It started a chain of events including Arlo’s arrest for littering, court appearance, and rejection from military service depicted in his hilarious and iconic song, Alice’s Restaurant. In Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert, Thursday at 7 p.m., Arlo deftly performs the song for the first time in over a decade.
On The Daytripper Blanco, Tx, – Thursday at 8:30 p.m. – Chet heads to the “Lavender Capital,” harvesting it from the field and drinking it in lemonade. He explores the historic courthouse used in the movie “True Grit” and a buggy museum that’s supplied Hollywood with all its western needs for years.
Thursday at 9 p.m., Chet explores the east side of Texas’s capital city exploring its food trucks, a modern butcher shop, and a house museum that “Keeps Austin Weird” on The Daytripper East Austin, Tx.
On The Daytripper Rockport-fulton, Tx, Chet joins the “snowbirds” and heads to the Texas coast in the winter time to see some of the only remaining wild whooping cranes. He indulges in the coast’s amazing oysters and seafood then visits “Stinky Beach” and sees one of the largest and oldest live oak trees in Texas. Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m., Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies on Great Performances Andrea Bocelli: Cinema. Joined by Grammy- winning producer David Foster , the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites.
Narrated by the late Ossie Davis, Trans-siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve is a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. A runaway little girl decides to return to her family after she enters a rundown theater for shelter and encounters an old caretaker (Davis), who guides her on her journey. Friday at 10 p.m.
Enjoy the 2015 Austin City Limits 2015 Hall of Fame Special Saturday at 7 p.m., as Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and more.
Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of Doc Martin’s seventh season, Doc Martin Seven Grumpy Seasons is public television’s third behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series. This pledge special is an enjoyable sneak peek at what Martin Clunes – the Doc himself – is calling the “best” series yet. Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday at 10 p.m., catch Doc Martin Episode 701, the seventh season premiere. The series details the trials and tribulations of the brash Ellingham, once a celebrated London surgeon who left his job after developing a phobia to blood.