Highlights April 23-29

KLRU Highlights

An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case has touched him more than most.

Teresa is asked on a date, Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could be dangerous, and The Brindsleys make a disturbing discovery. Find out what happens on Home Fires Season 2 On Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Anne gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry’s longed-for male heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree? Find out on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, starting at 9:00 pm on Sunday.

Canon Fox pays a visit to inform Father Brown and Mrs McCarthy that the Duke of Frome, John Langton, will be attending Christmas Mass at St Mary’s. This year the Bishop wants everything done by the book and Canon Fox will be there to make sure it all goes to plan. Find out if it goes to plan on Father Brown, beginning at 10:00 pm on Sunday, and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic – including the Holocaust – should be off-limits in comedy. The Last Laugh airs Monday at 9:00 pm.

Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. This episode of On Story begins Monday at 10:00 pm.

COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Command and Control: American Experience begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Journalist and author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish; American Catch) spends a year eating only fish. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean – as well as his own. Watch The Fish On My Plate from Frontline, beginning at 9:00 pm on Tuesday.

The Jungle Book: Justin Marks On Updating A Classic from On Story airs Tuesday 10:30.

Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria – the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Take a look at the dramatic cycle of the landscape on Nature, airing Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, on NOVA, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful, on Wild Weather, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day, on Austin City Limits, beginning at 10:00 pm Wednesday, and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Chuck Todd is the moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press. He is also an on-air political analyst for Nightly News with Lester Holt and TODAY, and serves as MSNBC’s go-to for all aspects of the network’s political coverage. Find out more about Chuck Todd’s achievements on Overheard with Evan Smith, airing Thursday night at 7:00 pm.

Arc of Innovation documents the making of the West 7th Street Bridge in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, which is a breakthrough from an artistic standpoint and for technology. The program takes a look at the creation of the bridge to its completion. The unique concrete arch bridge design required an equally unique construction plan. Follow the strategies and solutions on Arc of Innovation, beginning Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits this town in South Texas to “remember the Alamo” and pay his respects to the Texas heroes’ hidden grave. He explores the largest Mexican market and a museum of curiosities, floats along the Riverwalk and dines on iconic Tex-Mex, all on The Daytripper, airing Thursday night at 8:00 pm.

Chet explores this East Texas town’s history at the old high school and searches for a hidden waterfall at the local park. He then learns about giant balloons at a NASA facility and hunts for hogs in the dark woods, on another episode of The Daytripper, airing Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Campaigns against the building of a supermarket in Elverton-come-Laterly come to a head when environmental supervisor Frank Hopkirk is stabbed to death. His body is found at a long-forgotten timberyard. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday. The episodes air again Saturday night at 10:40 pm and 11:30 pm.

Filmmaker John Grabowska reveals the wilderness of the Alaska Peninsula, a cloud-cloaked landscape where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon run is the largest in the world. Katmai: Alaska’s Wild Peninsula begins Thursday night at 10:35 pm.

The episode traces the rise of Latin Jazz and the explosion of the Mambo and the Cha Cha Chá as they sweep the US from East to West. Latin Music infiltrates R&B and Rock and Roll through the 1960s. Latin Music USA begins Friday night at 8:00 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves, on Austin City Limits, beginning Saturday night at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Dr. Blake Mysteries begins at 8:56 on Saturday night.

With a religious occasion approaching, Sarah performs a spiritual cleansing in the local creek that’s unfortunately witnessed by Doris Collins. But while Sarah finds it hard to deal with Doris’s reaction to her nudity, it is Sarah’s own, personal demons with which she most struggles. A Place To Call Home airs Saturday night at 9:55 pm.

 

Highlights April 16 – 22

KLRU Highlights

A Chinese first-time mother faces an unexpected crisis, while new legislation and Sister Ursula cause serious problems for Shelagh and Dr. Turner in Call the Midwife, airing Sunday night at 7:00 pm.

As the war intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high. Frances learns that there is more to Peter’s affair than she realized. Steph is concerned by Stan’s behavior on the farm. Find out what else happens on Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece, airing at 8:00 pm on Sunday.

With the cardinal dead, it falls to Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the king and Anne Boleyn. The king rewards Cromwell for his loyalty, but he is being closely watched by his enemies, on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, beginning at 9:00 pm on Sunday.

A death at the stone circle of a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent. Father Brown begins Sunday at 10:06 pm and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Follow passionate seed keepers around the world who are determined to protect humanity’s 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. Watch Seed: The Untold Story on Independent Lens, beginning Monday night at 9:00 pm.

Travel with Bishop Robert Barron as he studies some of the greatest works of art in the world. From the magnificent David in Florence to the unparalleled paintings in the Sistine Chapel to the haunting Piet in Rome, Michelangelo’s legacy reveals the creative potential of the human spirit and shows that beauty is a route of access to the transcendent, all on Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, beginning at 10:00 pm Monday.

Featuring the men and women who lived and worked at Grand Coulee and the native people whose lives were changed, as well as historians and engineers, this film explores how the tension between technological achievement and environmental impact hangs over the project’s legacy. Grand Coulee Dam: American Express begins at 7:00 pm Tuesday.

Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use, on Frontline, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges of creating and nurturing the successful webisode series, Awkward Black Girl as well her transition to broadcast television. Followed by The Unexpected an episode from her hit webisode series. Awkward Black Girl  on On Story begins on Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Paula Pell, Katie Dippold, Liz Meriwether with Paul Feig as the moderator make appearances on On Story, beginning at 10:30.

You won’t find this hotel on the beaches of Rio and it’s not owned by your typical billionaire mogul. Deep in the heart of the rainforest the mysterious and secretive Giant Armadillo digs a new burrow each night. Once this termite-eater moves on, it leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the jungle. We’ll get a never-before-seen look as guests walk, squawk, slither, and crawl from far and wide to get the best room available. From solitary lizards, couples of courting coati, families of peccaries escaping the heat, and hungry jaguars waiting to pounce on an unlucky resident, the “Hotel Armadillo” showcases all the rainforest has to offer. Don’t miss this episode of Nature beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

In the heart of Lithuania, a Holocaust secret lies buried. A team of archaeologists probes the ruins of a Nazi execution site to find the truth behind tales of a tunnel dug by desperate Jewish prisoners and their daring escape, on this Holocaust special of NOVA, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

October 14th 2013 was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at the remote Nazi death camp of Sobibor, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. To mark the anniversary, this film travels back Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. Find out what happened in this horrible historical time period on Escape From A Nazi Death Camp, beginning at 9:00 pm on Wednesday.

Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade, on Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday.

Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times. He is the first African-American to hold the position. Find out about Baquet’s career on Overheard with Evan Smith, beginning at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

Another episode of Living Springs includes segments Cleaning Day, Didgeman, Baptism, and Eternal Vigilance, beginning at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Chet tours this German community with stops along Main Street for “fickle” pickles and milkshakes at an vintage drive in. Follow Chet on this episode of The Daytripper, beginning at 8:00 pm Thursday.

Chet visits this town in South Texas to “remember the Alamo” and pay his respects to the Texas heroes’ hidden grave. Chet then heads down to the Riverwalk, all on The Daytripper, beginning at 8:30 pm.

A ninety-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Broughton, with casualties on both side: Mildred Danvers, poisoned, and Rev. Anthony Gant, shot. Another episode of Midsomer Murders begins with Part 1 at 9:00 pm, and Part 2 beginning at 9:48 on Thursday. This episode airs again with Part 2 at 10:38 and Part 2 at 11:29 on Saturday.

 

The life of Sam Houston is chronicled in this three-part series. To help understand this monumental figure in American and Texas history, biographers, professors, authors, descendants, Native Americans, and government leaders share their points of view about Sam Houston. This episode of Sam Houston begins at 8:00 pm on Friday.

NATURE celebrates the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape, including Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary on Craft In America, beginning at 9:00 pm Friday.

Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day. This episode of Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries, Mortal Coil, begins at 8:50 pm on Saturday.

The horrors of the war cast a long, unwelcome shadow over Inverness as Jack heads about the town with Sarah on her first day at work, while Olivia finds herself dealing with her haunted past, all on Place To Call Home, beginning Saturday at 9:50 pm.

 

Highlights April 9-15

KLRU Highlights

The Nonnatus team prepares for the birth of a baby they know may not survive. Shelagh shows her mettle when she is first on the scene after an explosion in the docks. Sister Ursula continues to ruffle feathers with her unpopular decisions, all on Call The Midwife, beginning Sunday at 7:00 pm.

The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. At the reading of his will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping a secret from her. Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king’s favor, on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, airing Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that a member of his family killed his father a year ago by using his new invention – a time machine. Father Brown begins at 10:00 pm on Sunday and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks on American ships erode neutrality, finally leading to Wilson’s proclamation that “the world must be made safe for democracy,” all on Great War: American Experience beginning at 8:00 pm on Monday.

Journey from the lovely streets and basilicas of Assisi and Gubbio to the gorgeous, remote monasteries of La Verna and Eremo delle Carceri with Bishop Barron as he explores the extraordinary life of St. Francis of Assisi, on Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, airing Monday night at 10:00 pm.

The Channel Islands, a British territory since the 11th century is now under German rule. Hitler becomes obsessed with holding onto this small corner of Britain and demands the construct of a network of extraordinary fortifications across the island. Find out what happens on this episode of Nazi Mega Weapons, beginning at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

Follow America’s entry into the war as patriotism sweeps the nation, stifling free speech and dissent on this episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television, and break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil’s characters, on this episode of On Story, beginning at 10:00 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Another episode of On Story begins at 10:30 pm.

Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but the native wildlife is threatened with extinction. Meet a charismatic group of scientists dedicated to saving Puerto Rico’s “enchanting” animals like manatees, parrots, coqui frogs, and turtles on Nature, airing at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Discover how the violent and bloody conflict transformed the nation forever, as America steps onto the world stage for the first time, on another episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Austin City Limits showcases The Avett Brothers performing tunes from their LP Magpie and the Dandelion, while Nickel Creek highlights their comeback album, A Dotted Line, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, and again on Friday at 10:05 pm.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and hosts the PBS Digital Studios web series Global Weirding. Watch Hayhoe on Overheard with Evan Smith, beginning at 7:00 pm Thursday.

Review SXSW 2017, from the Austin artists in the spotlight to the festival’s local impact. Learn how award winning filmmaker Hector Galan got his start, and see how musicians face challenges staying sober, on the SXSW special of Decibel, airing at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Chet visits a town in the piney woods known for designing the famous “Lone Star” flag. the Conroe, Tx. episode of The Daytripper begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area. Find out what else Chet is doing in New Braunfels on The Daytripper, beginning at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Blackmail, revenge and, of course, murder strike again in Midsomer. Barnaby has plenty of suspects with motives but no real proof. For once his investigations take him beyond the confines of Midsomer, with trips to the seaside – where he even takes time out for a paddle. The real evidence, however, rests much closer to home as Joyce and Cully discover. Part 1 of this Midsomer Murders episode begins at 9:00 pm on Thursday, and again at 10:35 on Saturday.  Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday and 11:25 on Saturday.

Experience the stunning beauty of the Florida Keys and meet a colorful cast of off-beat characters in this half-hour documentary about an unforgettable road trip on “the highway that goes to sea.” Filmmaker Tim Long heads off the mainland down US Highway One from Key Largo to Key West in search of the people who personify the Florida Keys’ unique, funky, laid-back island culture. Stories From The Overseas Highway begins Thursday at 10:40 pm.

The life of Sam Houston is chronicled in this three-part series. To help understand this monumental figure in American and Texas history, biographers, professors, authors, descendants, Native Americans, and government leaders share their points of view about Sam Houston. The second installment of Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, And begins at 8:00 pm Friday.

Trumpeter Chris Botti, a gifted instrumentalist and a charismatic performer in the realm of contemporary jazz, has simultaneously captured the attention of the pop music world. The group of Botti’s featured guest artists, along with his world-class band, includes Sting, Steven Tyler and more, all on Chris Botti In Boston, beginning Friday at 9:00 pm.

Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim, on Austin City Limits, beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries airs at 8:50 pm on Saturday.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe. Estranged from her mother and carrying the secrets of her wartime experiences, Adams becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy pastoralist family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs. Find out what happens on Place To Call Home, beginning at 9:50 pm on Saturday.

 

Highlights April 2-8

KLRU Highlights

The team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House to the core. Call The Midwife airs Sunday at 7:00 pm.

It’s June 1940, and Britain faces the threat of imminent invasion. Pat strikes up a friendship with a Czech soldier stationed nearby. Home Fires Season 2 begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Having failed to secure the annulment of the King Henry’s marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey is stripped of his powers. His hopes of returning to the king’s favor lie with the ever-loyal Thomas Cromwell. Episode one of Wolf Hall begins Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau, who intends to use the priest and his friends to help him settle an old score. This episode of Father Brown begins Sunday at 10:00 pm and airs again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action. Newtown begins at 8:00 pm on Monday.

Robert Bly: A Thousand Years Of Joy  at 9:30 pm on Monday presents a moving portrait of one of America’s most celebrated and revolutionary poets of the last half-century. The film showcases Bly’s development as a writer with an unswerving belief in the importance of poetry both to his own life and to American culture in general.

This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. “Listening Is an Act of Love” features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life’s important questions. Listening Is An Act Of Love: A Storycorps Special begins at 10:30 pm Monday.

Examine new evidence, gathered from archaeology, Roman historians, Jewish texts and insights into the Gospels, that suggests Roman power politics led to the series of events that resulted in the crucifixion of Jesus, on Last Day of Jesus, which airs at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

Just two years in the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is the world’s youngest dictator, ruling one of the world’s most isolated countries. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse of how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment. Secret State of North Korea begins at 9:00 pm on Tuesday.

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film, on On Story, which begins at 10:00 pm on Tuesday.

For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children’s stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Dramatic eyewitness footage reveals the shocking quake that rocked Nepal in April 2015. Join scientists as they examine why this earthquake was so devastating, how the victims are rebuilding and whether another earthquake looms on the horizon, on NOVA, which airs Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks – some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat? Find out on Secrets Of The Dead, beginning at 9:00 pm on Wednesday.

Singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran lights up hits “Sing!” and “A-Team,” while June burns through material from her acclaimed LP Pushin’ Against a Stone, on Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday and again at 9:00 pm on Friday.

Jeff Nichols is a writer and director whose past works include internationally acclaimed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special. His latest film Loving tells the story of the landmark US civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. See Nichols on Overheard With Evan Smith, beginning Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Go past the rhetoric to investigate the reality of the Texas border with The Texas Tribune. Step into the shoes of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents and a borderland rancher, and explore Texas’ thirst for illegal drugs and cheap labor, on Beyond The Wall: A Texas Tribune Investigation, airing Thursday at 7:30 pm.

In a town that epitomize Texas Bar-B-Q, Chet interviews 3 different pit masters, each with their own spin on Texas que. He visits a museum dedicated to the governor who defeated the KKK in Texas and goes fishing on the best “crappie” lake in the state. The Daytripper begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to the hill country, eats at a Belgium bakery, swims in Hamilton Pool, climbs Reimer’s Ranch, and polishes the day off at Salt Lick. The second episode of The Daytripper starts at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Wealthy, eccentric, obese aristocrat Freddy Butler (Joss Ackland – White Mischief; King Lear) drops dead after gathering all three of his wives at his hall. Although the cause of death is revealed to have been natural causes, the case is far from simple when, soon after, his solicitor is killed in a house fire. Watch Midsomer Murders Part 1 beginning at 9:00 pm, and watch Part 2 beginning at 9:52 pm. Both episodes encore Saturday night at 10:38 pm and 11:31 pm.

Disaster Preparedness (University of California Los Angeles) – A hurricane pulls a couple out of their comfort zone and drops them at the crossroads of commitment, disaster and the art of being prepared. Directed by Melissa Finell. Humpty (New York University) – In time to a classic Harry Nilsson soundtrack, slacker Dean decides to revisit an old high school experiment in his quest to prove his parenting abilities to his pregnant girlfriend. Directed by Clare Sackler. Film School Shorts begin at 10:38 pm.

The life of Sam Houston is chronicled in this three-part series. To help understand this monumental figure in American and Texas history, biographers, professors, authors, descendants, Native Americans, and government leaders share their points of view about Sam Houston. Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier begins at 8:00 pm Friday.

In GREGORY PORTER – LIVE IN BERLIN, Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singer Gregory Porter performs a sold-out show in front of a rapturous audience at the Berlin Philharmonie, a stunning concert hall known for its impeccable acoustics. Gregory Porter – Live In Berlin begins at 10:00 pm Friday.

Austin City Limits showcases modern Americana with the Avett Brothers and Nickel Creek. The Avett Brothers perform tunes from their LP Magpie and the Dandelion, while Nickel Creek highlights their comeback album, A Dotted Line, airing at 7:00 pm Saturday.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries, Smoke And Mirrors, begins Saturday night at 8:50 pm.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe. Estranged from her mother and carrying the secrets of her wartime experiences, Adams becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy pastoralist family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs. Airs at 9:50 pm on Saturday.

Highlights March 26 – April 1

KLRU Highlights

Over five centuries, Chatsworth Estate has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is presently the home of the current 12th Duke of Devonshire and his family. We take a look behind the doors of the house and stroll around the vast gardens and estate, talking to the Duke and Duchess to find out the real truth behind Chatsworth, on Secrets of Chatsworth, airing at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters on Masterpiece airs at 8:00 pm on Sunday.

When a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer amongst a group of suspects all seeking to reinvent themselves. This episode of Father Brown airs Sunday at 10:00 pm, and the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Ovarian Psychos features a new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles are redefining identity and building community through their bicycle crew, airing Monday at 9:00 pm.

“Amazing Grace” explores the treatment of women in the legal industry from the late 1940’s through today. Specifically, it follows the story of Missouri Attorney Grace Day who was the lone woman in her law school class in 1948 and endured torment from her professors and peers. Amazing Grace airs at 10:00 pm on Monday.

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. This back-and-forth of cultural influences has always been at the heart of flamenco, and A’lante Flamenco are the latest tellers of this story. A’lante begins at 10:30 Monday night.

See how laws and mechanisms for international justice are created in the wake of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. General Yamashita’s conviction for crimes against civilians establishes a command responsibility doctrine. The General’s Ghost airs Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls-such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala-are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and identify the perpetrators. The Blind Eye airs Tuesday 8:00 pm.

See how postwar justice has been revitalized over the past two decades, but is limited in confronting the exponential rise in civilian tolls-sexual violence and genocide-occurring in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other countries. In Our Time airs Tuesday 9:00 pm.

On Story airs at 10:00 pm with Robert Mark Kamen. He looks back on his long-time working relationship with Luc Besson and his approach to writing description, violence, and well-developed characters in films such as The Fifth Element, The Transporter, and the Taken franchise.

Chris Cooper, the Academy Award® winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others on this On Story, airing at 10:30 pm.

Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses, Yosemite National Park. Watch Nature Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages — a sword both prized and feared. This NOVA special airs Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Baiae… An escape for ancient Rome’s powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich, on Secrets of the Dead, airing at 9:00 pm on Wednesday.

On Austin City Limits, Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his chart-topping new album Before This World, his first collection of original music in 13 years, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday and at 9:30 pm on Friday.

John Doe is an actor and musician who co-founded the Los Angeles punk band X. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions including Great Balls of Fire!, Roadside Prophets, Roswell and more. His latest book, Under the Big Black Sun, explores the LA punk rock movement and its evolution. This episode of Overheard with Evan Smith begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

The actor traces the life of Jesus’ close confidant and apostle, St Peter, by looking at the New Testament’s account of him taking charge after the Messiah’s death. Watch David Suchet In The Footsteps Of St. Peter, beginning at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet visits “The Big Bend” of Texas with stops to learn its history and climb to a mountaintop classroom. He eats at a steakhouse inspired by the movie “Giant” and devours hot dogs from a truck that takes wienies to a whole other universe. The Daytripper begins at 8:30 pm Thursday and 10:00 pm the following Saturday.

The mother of a deceased one-time carnival queen is found dead in a stream. Once again, Barnaby must dig up the past to solve the case. Dead Letters, Parts 1 & 2 from Midsomer Murders begin at 9:00 pm and 9:52 pm on Thursday.

Above the Sea (Columbia University) – In the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Fei, a young lady of the evening, must decide how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance. Directed by Keola Racela. Un Mundo para Raul (Columbia University) – When thirteen-year-old Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a treacherous game of power and pride unfolds between the boys. Directed by Mauro Mueller. The Film School Shorts begins at 10:38 pm on Thursday.

Sway to LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl as he leads the orchestra in an evening of Latin music, including works by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin, on this episode of Great Performances, airing at 8:00 pm on Friday.

In Sacred Hearts, singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez’s latest work carries the weight of generations, which airs at 10:30 pm on Friday.

Singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran lights up hits “Sing!” and “A-Team,” while June burns through material from her acclaimed LP Pushin’ Against a Stone, on Austin City Limits, airing at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Many years have passed since Dr. Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. But Ballarat is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be. Amid the upheaval, the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother’s mysterious death. Doctor Blake Mysteries begins at 8:50 pm on Saturday.

The Prodigal Daughter on Place To Call Home is a 3-part series that will help guide viewers through the realities of the home-buying process. Follows three families as they search for a home. Along the way they learn about credit history, appraisals and inspections, qualifying for a loan, closing costs and more. Watch the first episode beginning at 9:50 pm on Saturday.

Highlights Mar. 19-25

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Home Fires tells the story of a rural English town on the verge of World War II.  Watch parts 1-6 back-to-back Sunday starting at 5:30 pm.

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. Independent Lens airs at 9:00 pm Monday night.

Photographers Hakeem Adewumi and Moyo Oyelola take a global tale and make it feel like home on this Arts In Context, airing at 10:30 pm Monday.

Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself, on a Dorothea Lange episode of American Masters, airing at 7:00 pm Tuesday.

Inside Iraq, as militias and the military fight for the future of the country. The film examines the power of the militias, the impact on civilians and the places where ISIS has been pushed out. Frontline begins at 9:00 pm Tuesday.

The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship and love. All Of Me by Independent Lens airs Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Great Zebra Exodus explores parenthood and the fragility of young life—from zebras to lapwings to meerkats. It’s a tale of loyalty and sacrifice, of home and exile, of death and new life, set against the backdrop of one of Africa’s most surreal landscapes. Watch this episode of Nature at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. As the hair-raising launch 90 feet up draws near, the program explores the Colditz legend and exposes the secrets of other ingenious and audacious escapes. Then, after a 70-year wait, the team finally finds out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded. This episode of Nova airs at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg’s film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as “pure joy.” My Love Affair With The Brain airs at 10:00 pm Wednesday.

Country music rocks on ACL with Eric Church. The country superstar performs hits and tunes from his bestselling album The Outsiders. Austin City Limits airs at 10:00 pm on Wednesday.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. In 2014, she was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world and by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers. Watch Katharine Hayhoe talk on Overheard With Evan Smith, airing at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

David seeks out the man behind the biblical stories, looking at how he carved an identity as both leader and flawed believer during the earliest days of Christianity on David Suchet In The Footsteps Of St. Peter, which airs at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads north of Houston to explore a town built along the railroad. He visits its many historic sites and takes a flight on a WW2 B-17 “flying fortress” bomber. To polish off the day, he attempts to eat a “Mega Mel” burger coming in a 1 1/2 feet tall. The Daytripper airs at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Local PC Ben Jones steps into CID and DS Scott’s shoes to help Barnaby investigate the garrotting of two house hunters outside a deserted – supposedly haunted – house. The owner is anxious to sell, but the estate agent, Harriet Davis, who is representing Jack Magwood, seems reluctant to let anyone see the property. The House In The Woods, Part 1 airs Thursday at 9:00 pm. Part two begins at 9:50 pm. They air as a pair again, Friday night at 9:50 and 10:40 pm.

Taissa Farmiga stars in Share as a 15-year-old girl facing her return to school after someone shared an explicit video of her online. Next, watch as racial tensions explode between young people waiting in line to buy the hottest new sneakers on the market in Hypebeasts. Film School Shorts begins at 10:40 pm Thursday.

View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in inspiring her – and millions of others – as TV’s first independent career woman, on Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration, airing at 8:00 pm.

Discover how the prolific creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism. Features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Russell Simmons and others. The Norman Lear special of American Masters airs at 9:00 pm

In this week’s On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of tv. On Story begins at 10:30 pm.

Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his chart-topping new album Before This World, his first collection of original music in 13 years, on Austin City Limits, airing at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded with a group of hedonists. They soon become desperate to escape, for at Hotel Cuba, the dish of the day is death. The episode of Father Brown begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday.

Amid the upheaval, the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother’s mysterious death. Doctor Blake Mysteries begins at 9:00 pm Saturday night.

Highlights March 12-18

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GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more, airing Sunday night at 7:00 pm.

Many years have passed since Dr Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. Amid the upheaval the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother’s mysterious death. Doctor Blake Mysteries airs Sunday at 9:00 pm and again Thursday night at 8:30 pm.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes, on Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30, airing at 10:30 pm Sunday night.

The series, Ancient Roads From Christ To Constantine begins in Bethlehem and travels throughout the Holy Land. With the Gospels as a guide, host Jonathan Phillips traces the life of Jesus from his birth, ministry, passion, and resurrection. Watch the first episode of the series Monday at 8:00 pm.

Meet the man whose transformation is one of the most compelling in history, the Apostle Paul. Journey with Jonathan Phillips as he re-traces Paul’s bold quest to bring the Christian message to Asia and Europe, a quest which would see him imprisoned, beaten and on the brink of death. The second episode of Ancient Roads From Christ To Constantine begins Monday at 9:00 pm.

In RICK STEVES SPECIAL: LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION, travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. This episode airs at 10:30 pm Monday night.

Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill reveals the rollicking saga of one of the most powerful but often forgotten figures in U.S. history-John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner (1868-1967). The program charts Garner’s extraordinary life, from his humble roots in Blossom Prairie, Texas, to his 38-year tenure on Capitol Hill where he wielded power as Speaker of the House during the darkest days of the Great Depression. Cactus Jack airs at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others. Maya Angelou: American Masters airs Tuesday at 8:30 pm.

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats. Watch The Story Of Cats: Asia To Africa, beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

Engineers are using origami to design drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions. Watch The Origami Revolution Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Greece, RICK STEVES SPECIAL: EUROPEAN EASTER celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures, airing Wednesday at 10:00 pm.

Shawn Colvin is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has won three Grammy awards, including one for Song of the Year for her hit “Sunny Came Home.” Colvin’s new album, titled “Colvin & Earle”, was released last month. Watch Colvin on Overheard With Evan Smith, Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area, on The Daytripper, airing at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Join the international superstar trio and special guest Placido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in true operatic style. Il Volo Notte Magica airs at 10:00 pm on Thursday.

Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last Of The Breed, airing Friday night at 8:00 pm.

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host This Land Is Your Land, airing at 9:30 pm Friday.

Highlights Mar. 5 – 11

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After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up. Foster and Samuel visit Foster’s family plantation, where they intervene in a difficult labor. Catch Mercy Street, this Sunday at 7:00 pm.

The Young England episode of Victoria airs Sunday night at 8:00 pm and again Saturday night at 8:30 pm.

Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades on John Denver: Country Boy, which airs at 9:30 pm on Sunday.

The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as The Band’s “farewell concert appearance,” and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young and more. Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978. The Last Waltz has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest concert films ever made. The Last Waltz airs at 8:00 pm on Monday and again at 9:30 pm on Saturday.

Celebrate the life and legacy of the groundbreaking “Crazy” singer who defined modern country music. Narrated by Rosanne Cash, the film features interviews with LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Beverly D’Angelo, Wanda Jackson and others. Patsy Cline: American Masters airs Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

In Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller, join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker and an exclusive look at the upcoming production THE VIETNAM WAR, airing at 8:30 pm on Tuesday.

Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, airing at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing whether they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the spycams as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys! Catch the Love installment of Spy In The Wild, A Nature Mini Series, airing at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet, on Search For The Super Battery, airing Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Journey back to a simpler time-before the Internet, GPS or airline security lines-when the roadtrip and hitchhiking reigned both at home and abroad. In this nostalgic special, Traveling In The ’70s, host Dean Cycon explores how travel has changed over the past 50 years, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday.

Thomas Haden Church is an actor best known for his roles in Spider-Man 3, Easy A and most recently the HBO TV series Divorce. Find out more about Church on Overheard with Evan Smith, airing Thursday at 7:00 pm.

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, airing Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Known for his chart-topping hit songs “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” singer and songwriter Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album as the only artist to have won all four major Grammy categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Now, Cross returns to the spotlight in CHRISTOPHER CROSS AND FRIENDS, a concert special recorded live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas for Austin City Limits Live (ACL Live). See the special airing Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -“the Mt. Rushmore of country music”- for this live concert recorded in 1990, in Highwaymen Live At Nassau Coliseum, airing at 10:00 pm on Thursday.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes, on Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30, airing at 7:00 pm Friday night.

Brit Floyd celebrates the amazing musical legacy of Pink Floyd in truly spectacular fashion in front of sell out audiences in Liverpool, Red Rocks and Amsterdam. Combining the latest state-of-the-art technology and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle lighting design, Brit Floyd creates a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is visually awesome, with brand new behind the scenes footage and interviews. Watch Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, which airs Friday at 9:30 pm.

Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last Of The Breed, airing Saturday night at 7:00 pm.

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more, airing Saturday night at 8:00 pm.

 

Highlights Feb. 26-Mar. 4

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Courtship at court leads to second thoughts and other complications. Will Victoria and Albert take the fateful step into matrimony? Find out on Victoria, airing at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom, on Victoria, airing at 8:00 pm Sunday.

With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology. This episode of Victoria airs at 9:00 pm on Sunday, and 8:00 pm the following Saturday.

As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament, all on this episode of Victoria airing at 10:00 pm on Sunday.

Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent, on Africa’s Great Civilizations, airing at 8:00 pm Monday night.

Black Women In Medicine honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine. Through first-hand accounts from a cross-selection of black female pioneers in medicine and healthcare. Watch Black Women In Medicine Monday night at 10:00 pm.

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations on Finding Your Roots, which airs at 7:00 pm Tuesday night.

PBS NewsHour coverage of President Trump’s State of the Union at 8 pm Tuesday.

John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award® for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini. This episode of On Story airs at 10:00 pm Tuesday.

This episode of Living Springs features segments including Salamander Survey, A Reflecting Pool, Plants and Polar Bear Plunge. Airs at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

The final “making of” episode takes us through the evolution of Spy Creatures from the original BoulderCam to the PenguinCams that inspired the “spycams” in this series. Marvel and laugh at unexpected and funny moments from the Spy Creatures’ POV in this installment of Spy In The Wild, airing at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent’s wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers. Watch Africa’s Great Civilizations airing at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop of Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP To Pimp a Butterfly alongside his hits on this episode of Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm Wednesday.

DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist and educator. He is a predominant member of the Black Lives Matter movement and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015. Watch Mckesson on Overheard With Evan Smith, airing Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate, all on Africa’s Great Civilizations, airing Thursday at 8:00 pm.

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? Find out this Thursday at 10:00 pm, on Doctor Who.

Delve into the hit singer-songwriter’s life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of ’70s LA to the present. King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry, on this episode of American Masters, airing at 8:00 pm Friday.

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more, airing at 10:00 pm on Friday and 8:00 pm Saturday.

Brit Floyd celebrates the amazing musical legacy of Pink Floyd in truly spectacular fashion in front of sell out audiences in Liverpool, Red Rocks and Amsterdam. Combining the latest state-of-the-art technology and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle lighting design, Brit Floyd creates a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is visually awesome, with brand new behind the scenes footage and interviews, airing at 9:30 pm Saturday.

Highlights Feb. 19-25

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Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion. When Anne’s plans to be made head nurse fail, she rejoins Hale to undermine McBurney’s authority. Watch Mercy Street at 7:00 pm on Sunday and 9:00 pm on Thursday.

With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth. The Tory party disputes her choice, but she and Albert turn the tables with the aid of the latest in 19th-century technology. Watch Victoria at 8:00 pm Sunday and the following Saturday.

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to reveal that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself, all on Tales From The Royal Bedchamber, airing at 9:00 pm Sunday and the following Saturday.

Airing at 10:00 pm Sunday night, Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a troubled student at Upcott Seminary. Convinced a murderer is at work, he persuades Sid to go undercover to flush out the killer.

In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police, on Talk – Race In America, airing Monday night at 8:00 pm.

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress. Watch John Lewis – Get In The Way at 10:00 pm Monday.

Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others. Watch Maya Angelou: American Masters airing at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

On this Frontline special airing Tuesday night at 9:00 pm., watch the dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists.

Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories on this episode of On Story, airing Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

This episode of Living Springs features segments including Barton 4 Springs, Barbara Mahler, Science Detective, Salamander Captive Breedings and Waterworks, airing at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Watch the Bad Behavior installment of Spy In The Wild as spy creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Watch more Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.

Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs on this episode of NOVA, airing at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

What goes up must come down-and getting passengers safely back to earth depends on complex global networks and some astonishing technology. Around the world, 100,000 flights a day make touchdown-almost every one safely. Learn what’s involved on City In The Sky, airing at 9:00 pm on Wednesday and 10:00 pm on Saturday.

Enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, all on this episode of Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm Wednesday and Friday.

T.C. Boyle 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 Médici étranger; and most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Harder They Come. Watch T.C. Boyle on Overheard With Evan Smith, this Thursday at 7:00 pm.

This episode of Living Springs includes segments like Salamander Survey, A Reflecting Pool, Plants and Polar Bear Plunge, airing Thursday at 7:30 pm.

From learning the real history of The Alamo, to floating The Riverwalk, to eating authentic Tex-Mex at the historic Market Square, The Daytripper shows folks why sometimes the path most traveled is the path best traveled, airing at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to the Dinosaur Capital of Texas to see the world’s best dinosaur footprints in the Paluxy River bed. He explores a wildlife preserve to feed giraffes and see rhinos. And also visits a museum challenging the status quo of modern science. Follow Chet in Glen Rose, Tx. on this episode of The Daytripper, airing at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was. This episode of Doctor Who airs Thursday at 10:00 pm.

Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis Presley is reunited with his original TCB band and back-up singers 25 years after his death, for a unique concert special, featuring Elvis from selected concerts including the Aloha From Hawaii satellite special. This one-of-a-kind concert event has stirred audiences around the world and ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers. Watch Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert this Friday at 8:00 pm.

Road to Austin is a legendary concert assembled by musical director, Stephen Bruton. The concert features Bob Schneider, Carolyn Wonderland and Bonnie Raitt and more, all on Road To Austin, airing at 9:00 pm on Friday.

Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop of Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP To Pimp a Butterfly alongside his hits all on Austin City Limits, airing at 7:00 pm on Saturday.