Call the Midwife, Sunday at 7:00 pm: Dr. Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent.
King Charles III On Masterpiece, Sunday at 8:00 pm: The hit Broadway show “King Charles III” is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death.
Father Brown, Sunday at 10:00 pm & Saturday at 8:00 pm: Father Brown (Mark Williams) drops into Chedworth Boxing Club and sees London gangster Dennis Nelson (Martin Kemp) set Jeb (Chris Gordon) up for a crack at the Southern Area Belt at Cheltenham Town Hall.
Independent Lens, Monday at 9:00 pm: The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.
Beyond The Wall: A Texas Tribune Investigation, Monday at 10:30 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.
Victorian Slum House, Tuesday at 7:00 pm: Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.
American Epic, Tuesday at 8:00 pm: Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.
Frontline, Tuesday at 9:00 pm: How one familys fight against the government invigorated armed militias and Patriot groups. Inside the Bundy familys standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades.
Stories of the Mind, Tuesday at 10:00 pm: Ups and downs are part of being human. But when they’re extreme, that’s bipolar disorder. Three inspiring characters show us how they manage and succeed.
On Story, Tuesday at 10:30 pm: John Patrick Shanley on Writing For The Stage and Screen
Nature, Wednesday at 7:00 pm: “Animal Misfits” reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.
NOVA, Wednesday at 8:00 pm: For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon.
Food – Delicious Science, Wednesday at 9:00 pm: Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.
Austin City Limits, Wednesday at 10:00 pm & Friday at 10:00 pm: Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
Overheard with Evan Smith, Thursday at 7:00 pm: Timothy Simons is an actor, comedian and writer who is best known for his work on HBO’s television series Veep. His role in the series has gained him both an EWwy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
Portrait Of A Landscape: The Flint Hills, Thursday at 7:30 pm: A visually-stunning portrait of the Flint Hills of Kansas during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring. Long ago, 170 million acres of tallgrass prairie extended its reach across Canada to Texas. Join us for a unique experience of intense and unforgettable emotion seen through the camera lens.
The Daytripper, Thursday 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.
The Daytripper, Thursday at 8:30 pm: Chet heads to a Northeast Texas town where he dines on sushi and samples the legendary “Pittsburg Hot Links.”
Midsomer Murders, Thursday at 9:00 pm & Saturday at 10:40 pm: Part 1 – A man’s apparent suicide in an armored car shocks the village of Morton Fendle, but things take a more sinister turn upon the discovery he was not alone when he died.
Midsomer Murders, Thursday at 9:50 pm & Saturday at 11:30 pm: Part 2.
Living Springs, Thursday at 10:40 pm: Barton 4 Springs; Barbara Mahler, Science Detective; Salamander Captive Breedings; Waterworks.
James Beard: American Masters, Friday at 8:00 pm: Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York
Julia Child: American Masters, Friday at 9:00 pm: The life and legacy of Julia Child is remembered and celebrated in this special AMERICAN MASTERS program. Child is fondly remembered for introducing French cuisine to American home cooks through her television series – beginning with WGBH’s “The French Chef” in 1963 – and books.
Austin City Limits, Saturday at 7:00 pm: The Grammy Award-winning group featuring Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and an ensemble of musicians showcases their latest record, Let Me Get By.
Doctor Blake Mysteries, Sunday at 8:50 pm: Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries.
Place to Call Home, Saturday at 9:50 pm: Elizabeth is rushed to the hospital where Jack confirms she has suffered a heart attack.