Great British Baking Show Sunday at 7 pm the contestants take on bread.
Rose tries to bring a wireless into the house and Violet plays cupid on episode 2 of season 5 of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Theater Sunday at 8 pm.
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends and mentors on Independent Lens Evolution of a Criminal Monday at 9 pm.
A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories in New Orleans on Genealogy Roadshow Tuesday at 7 pm.
Klansville U.S.A. on American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm investigates the reasons North Carolina became home to the largest Klan organization in the country during the 1960s.
Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia.
Nature Dogs That Changed the World part 1 on Wednesday at 7 pm chronicles the evolution of dogs and how they infiltrated human society.
NOVA Big Bang Machine on Wednesday at 8 pm explores the deepest mysteries of the early universe and the quest to find the Higgs Boson.
Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim on Austin City Limits Wednesday and Friday at 10 pm. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.
Novelist Joyce Carol Oates talks about her critically-acclaimed career on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.
Behind the makeup and false eyelashes of drag queens are the eccentric lives of brilliant performers. Arts In Context In Face at 7:30 pm Thursday follows the complex lives of three performance artists and sheds light on the hectic and determined lifestyle of pursuing a drag career.
Chet travels to Lufkin and Marble Falls on The Daytripper at 8 and 8:30 pm Thursday.
The Best Of 50s Pop Friday at 8 pm presents the top pop hits of the Fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners tuned to their AM radios.
Rain’s a good thing unless its overflow heads for your house instead of the garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. See how to wrangle its direction to nurture native plants and homegrown food.
Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands. UK sensation Smith sings “Stay With Me” and others from his debut. Future Islands features their single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” as well as other tunes from Singles.