Highlights Dec. 25-31

KLRU Highlights

In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard’s path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. Watch this episode of Great Performances on Sunday at 8 pm.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC’s star-studded gala, with David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more, on Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Ravi Patel is almost 30 and still single, and his tradition-minded Hindu family is not happy. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, he enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America. Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one’s life – love, airing at 8 pm on Monday.

Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from Ukraine to YouTube. Featuring Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell and more, Hava Nagila celebrates the power of music, the importance of joy and the resilient spirit of a people airing at 9:30 pm on Monday.

On Arts In Context, we see how The House of Songs connects international & U.S. songwriters to bridge cultures & spark creativity, airing at 10:30 pm Monday.

Explore the life of the modernist architect behind visionary buildings like St. Louis’ Gateway Arch. Travel with his son, director of photography Eric Saarinen, ASC, as he visits his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K, on Eero Saarinen: American Masters airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

This special of Frontline brings you the first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. Told through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys seeking safety and refuge. Watch Exodus this Tuesday at 8 pm.

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. Listen to Lear recount his favorite memories on this week’s episode of On Story, airing at 10 pm Tuesday.

Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, on this episode of On Story at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world. “Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo” makes another appearance on Nature, this Wednesday at 7 pm.

By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA’s experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history, on this episode of NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8 pm.

Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again on Egypt’s Treasure Guardians airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Tom Waits performs in this classic episode pf Austin City Limits from 1978, airing at 10 pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Join Evan Smith on this week’s episode of Overheard With Evan Smith featuring T.C. Boyle, who has published fifteen novels and ten volumes of short stories, including the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World’s End; The Tortilla Curtain, which was awarded France’s prestigious Prix Mé dici étranger; and most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Harder They Come. Airing at 7 pm on Thursday.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. Learn about them on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to East Texas to Athens, the town that invented the hamburger on this episode of The Daytripper, airing at 8 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to Grapevine, the “Christmas Capital of Texas” to catch the spirit of the season on this episode of The Daytripper, which airs at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a mission hospital that’s understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure on this Holiday special of Call The Midwife, airing at 9 pm on Thursday and 9:30 pm on Saturday.

In 2011, Wanda Montemayor and a team including teachers, art therapists and students from all over Austin completed a hand made 1200 square foot mosaic mural at historic Deep Eddy pool. Watch Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project this Thursday airing at 10:30 pm.

Rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson — in 1890s London on Sherlock On Masterpiece, airing at 7 pm on Friday.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Austin City Limits at 7 pm and 11 pm as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.