Highlights February 23 – March 1

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Omi Jones discusses the experience of being a black female professor and  Dr. Aimee Cox discusses women’s empowerment and dance on Blackademics TV Sunday at 1:30 pm.

William Kentridge’s innovative production of Shostakovich’s shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose returns as Great Performances At The Met presents The Nose Sunday at 2 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm.

When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever in Father Brown’s The Eye of the Apollo, Sunday at 10 pm.

Tune in to Doc Martin as Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor, in Nobody Likes Me Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Baton Rouge and heads to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter, on Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Pittsburgh, PA Monday at 8 pm and discovers centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

Ice Warriors – USA Sled Hockey portrays the United States Ice Sled Hockey team as it prepares to compete in the Winter Paralympics in a sport called “murderball on blades,” Monday at 9 pm.

10 Buildings That Changed America Monday at 10 pm tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels.

American Experience Triangle Fire Tuesday at 7 pm focuses on the fire that broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1911 and the events that followed.

Frontline Secrets Of The Vatican Tuesday at 8 pm goes inside the Vatican – one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions – to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana Tuesday at 10 pm focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean.

On Story presents Writing The Fantastical: A Conversation With David Magee Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Return Of The Wolves: The Next Chapter, Wednesday at 7 pm, follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

NOVA presents Ground Zero Supertower Wednesday at 8 pm. Engineers race to complete 1 World Trade Center as they grapple with the final challenges.

Super Skyscrapers The Billionaire Building Wednesday at 9 pm follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper, One57, and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city.

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Shakey Graves turns his one-man band into a do-it-yourself success story on Arts In Context  Not Alone at Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Midland Thursday at 8 pm. As Midland’s economy booms, the lives of the people that live here are shaped by the economy and the influx of job-seekers.

A Reason To Dance, Thursday at 9 pm, explores the life of China Smith as she wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet.

Burt Bacharach’s Best Friday at 8 pm features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.

One of America’s favorite genre-defying bands has returned with the same signature “magic” that blurred boundaries and musical styles twenty years ago on Mavericks: In Time Friday at 9:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams premieres Saturday at 10 am.

Central Texas Gardener presents England Goes To Texas Saturday at noon.  Find out why plants like peonies can’t make the move to the Southwest and bring the garden indoors in low-care terrariums.

My Music Best of The 60′s Saturday at 8 pm features a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul.

 

Highlights February 16 – February 22

KLRU Highlights

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 7 Sunday at 8 pm. Robert and Thomas return from America, Bates makes a surprise trip to York, Edith prepares to go abroad, and suitors flock to Mary. Branson helps someone move on, and Rose makes her move.

Murder On The Home Front premieres Sunday at 9:15 pm. When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

Antiques Roadshow visits Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche Chairs in Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to the Andy Warhol Museum to check out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens presents Las Marthas Monday at 9 pm. The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country — its 94 percent Latino debutantes and their attendants all dress as Martha Washington or other patriotic figures from America’s colonial period.

Vamos Al Baile (Let’s Go To The Dance) Monday at 10 pm captures the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.

American Experience‘s Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday at 7 pm explores the significant and central role the Grand Coulee played in transforming the Northwest.

American Experience Rise And Fall Of Penn Station Tuesday at 8 pm tells the story of the tunnels that was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station.

Frontline presents Generation Like Tuesday at 9 pm and explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media.

It was a school night to remember when Phoenix performed a spectacular show in the gym at Anderson High School in Austin on Live from the Artists Den Tuesday at 10 pm.

Nature Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem Wednesday at 7 pm follows three badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed.

A team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica in NOVA’s Mystery of Easter Island, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Super Skyscrapers The Vertical City Wednesday at 9 pm explores the Shanghai Tower and how this structure will dominate Shanghai’s skyline.

Overheard with Evan Smith sits down with award-winning, best-selling novelist, essayist and short story writer Jonathan Lethem Thursday at 7 pm.

Explore an art installation that takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action as Arts In Context presents Thirst Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Port Isabel Thursday at 8 pm. Discover the island community located between the culture of South Texas and the vacation destination of South Padre Island.

The Daytripper visits Kingsland, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm. Join Chet as he heads to the Hill Country to pick grapes at a winery and swims on a scenic lake.

Independent Lens presents Soul Food Junkies Thursday at 9 pm. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences.

Great Performances presents Sting: The Last Ship Friday at 8 pm. ”The Last Ship” tells the story of the demise of the ship building industry in 1980s Newcastle, which for so long had shaped and overshadowed the city’s development and community.

Yes, You Can Grow Roses with Central Texas Gardener Saturday at noon & 4 pm introduces you to hardy, trouble free roses that perform even in drought.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean, on Saturday at 5 pm.

Radiohead takes the Austin City Limits stage Saturday at 7 pm.

When the leader of the Church of Apollo’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever, in The Eye of Apollo on Father Brown Saturday at 8 pm.

 

Highlights February 9 – February 15

KLRU Highlights

Blackademics TV presents Dr. Kevin Cockley and Dr. Gloria Quinlan Sunday at 1:30 pm.

The Art Of Architecture: Houston takes viewers on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture Sunday at 4 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 6 Sunday at 8 pm. Downton’s drove of pigs arrive, Robert departs, an unwelcome visitor appears, and illness descends. Mary and Blake may have found common ground, but Edith faces her troubles alone.

Making Of A Lady premieres Sunday at 9 pm. Based on the forgotten novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (“The Secret Garden”), this classic tale tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, played by Lydia Wilson.

Antiques Roadshow travels to Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art to discuss renowned architect and designer Eliel Saarinen in Detroit, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Eugene, Oregon and visit the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wineglasses and decanters, Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens  Spies of Mississippi Monday at 9 pm tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950′s and 1960′s.

American Experience presents Billy The Kid Tuesday at 7 pm. On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes.

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid on American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm. Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. Separating fact from fiction, this program explores the last pair of outlaws to flee on horseback into a setting sun.

Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm gives the most timely view yet of this newest front in the Syrian revolution.

The writers behind Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Con Air, and Snitch discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax in Explosive Action! on On Story, Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The Animal House presents a global look at the “homelife of wildlife,” Wednesday at 7 pm on Nature.

The Duomo in Florence is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. NOVA investigates in Great Cathedral Mystery, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Super Skyscrapers rethinks every aspect of the traditional building model with the Leadenhall Building in Building The Future, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Mary Matalin and James Carville are both veteran political strategists, commentators and best-selling authors talk politics on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Go behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create a successful music festival at the annual Fun Fun Fun Fest on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

One Square Mile: Texas at 8 pm Thursday explores Austin through the lives of Austinites navigating an ever-changing landscape.

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 on Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Great Performances presents National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage Friday at 8 pm. November 2013, the NT celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special gala performance, welcoming home an all-star cast of NT alumni to perform excerpts from landmark productions, complemented by archival excerpts from the NT’s many groundbreaking productions.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents Athens And Side Trips Saturday at 10:30 am. Tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archeological Museum.

Gardeners love to try plants a little out of their range. Find out which ones work and how to do it in Central Texas Gardener‘s Outside The Box With Marginal Plants Saturday at 12 & 4 pm.

The Mind of a Chef wrestles with questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront in Restaurateur, Saturday at 5 pm.

Alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP The Suburbs Saturday at 7 pm on Austin City Limits.

When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time? Find out Saturday at 8 pm with Father Brown‘s The Man In The Tree.

 

Highlights February 2 – February 8

KLRU Highlights

On Sunday at 1:30 pm,  Dr. Heather Pleasants and Dana Salter present their findings on digital media, youth and the creation of new narratives, while Dr. Amy Brown describes how urban fiction can be used as a teaching tool in Blackademics TV.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part Five Sunday at 8 pm. Pride and prejudice mark Robert’s surprise birthday party when Rose’s potentially scandalous recruit raises eyebrows and Mary clashes with an instantly antagonistic man of the people. Bates and Anna step out, and Edith gets troubling news.

Sherlock Season 3 – His Last Vow airs Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes encounters Charles Augustus Magnussen, the one man he truly hates, through a case of stolen letters. How will he tackle an enemy who specializes in blackmail and knows the personal weakness of every eminent person in the Western world?

Doc Martin returns with Sickness And Health Sunday at 11 pm. Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?

Antiques Roadshow visits Detroit Monday at 7 pm and heads to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Eugene, Oregon Monday at 8 pm and visits to the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wine glasses and decanters.

POV presents American Promise Monday at 9 pm. This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.

Nazi Mega Weapons presents V2 Rocket Tuesday at 7 pm. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

Amish Shunned premieres on American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm. Filmed over the course of 12 months, this film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the United States.

April travels four hours outside London to Cornwall to visit and cook with farmer and chef Tom Adams in The Mind of a Chef‘s Farmer, Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story presents A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology.

Take a fascinating look at one of our most familiar birds as Nature presents An Original DUCKumentary Wednesday a 7 pm.

NOVA presents Roman Catacomb Mystery Wednesday at 8 pm. NOVA goes beneath the streets of Rome where an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs — a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with tombs – lies.

Super Skyscrapers takes a look at the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark in One World Trade Center on Wednesday at 9 pm.

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams stops by on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents PowerUP Thursday at 7:30. Allison Orr finds the poetry of motion in unusual places and uses non-traditional choreography to celebrate everyday life. After shadowing technicians, linemen and machines at a power company, they are ready to perform Orr’s choreography in front of thousands of people.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Silverton Thursday at 8 pm. The small Panhandle town of Silverton is home to 731 people. The town has no grocery store, no traffic lights and is exactly one square mile in size. As the town’s population slowly dwindles, the community that remains is strong and self-sufficient.

The Daytripper visits La Grange, Texas Thursday at 8:30. Explore Texas Czech culture, eat at a 100 year old BBQ joint, and enjoy some kolaches from Hruska’s with Chet.

The March premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This documentary honors the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

American Masters presents Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Friday at 8 pm. Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, writer/activist Alice Walker celebrates her 70th birthday in February, 2014.

Rick Steves’ Europe heads to Vienna And The Danube Saturday at 10:30 am. Explore the city’s surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

Keep the lawn but dump the weekly mower with native alternatives from Mark Simmons at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Central Texas Gardener‘s Lawn Options For Drought, Saturday at 12 & 4 pm.

The Mind of a Chef presents Leftovers Saturday at 5 pm and aims to prove that nasty bits have been given a bad rap and deserve to be on the kitchen table along with meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Austin City Limits presents Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown presents The Wrong Shape Saturday at 8 pm. Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

 

 

New Episodes of Doc Martin air in February!

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Tune in for the new season and brand new episodes of Doc Martin on February 2nd! We’ve also got Doc Martin: Revealed on February 1st to help get you up-to-date on where the show left off.

2/1 Doc Martin: Revealed at 10:00 pm
Before you tune in for the new season, get an inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences for Season 6.

2/2 Sickness And Health at 11:00 pm
Also airing Saturday 2/8 at 10 pm
Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?

2/9 Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? at 11:00 pm
Also airing Saturday 2/15 at 10 pm
Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party, the new nanny walks out, and Morwenna advertises for a lodger.

2/16 The Tameness Of A Wolf at 11:00 pm
Also airing 2/22 at 10 pm
Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an unwanted mystery admirer. Doc and Louisa find a replacement nanny. And Louisa is Bert’s least favorite person when one of her pupils pens a damning review of his restaurant in the school magazine.

2/23 Nobody Likes Me at 11:00 pm
Also airing 3/1 at 10 pm
Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.

3/8 The Practice Around The Corner at 10:00 pm
Also airing 3/9 at 11 pm
Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna. Al and Morwenna each have an internet dating disaster, and romance is blossoming for Bert.

Date and time to be announced  Hazardous Exposure  
Martin’s mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word “asbestos” and Bert has a question for Jennifer.

Date and time to be announced  Listen with Mother
Mrs Tishell finds herself falling in love with Martin all over again.

Date and time to be announced  Departure
Louisa decides to leave for Spain with baby James and says an awkward goodbye to Martin.

 

 

Highlights January 26 – February 1

KLRU Highlights

Arts In Context presents Schubertiad Sunday at 2:30 pm. The Miro Quartet performs music from popular composer Franz Schubert in front of a live studio audience.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 4 Sunday at 8 pm. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Sherlock, Series III: The Sign Of Three premieres on Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a third season of the modern version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

Antiques Roadshow visits Detroit, Michigan for the Motown Museum to discuss memorabilia that hits a high note with collectors Monday at 7 pm.

The four candidates in the Republican Primary for Texas Lieutenant Governor square off in The Texas Debates: Race for Lieutenant Governor, Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens presents The State Of Arizona Monday at 9 pm. This film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Visa Dream premieres Monday at 10:30 pm and tells the touching story of one family’s experience gainign entry into the United States.

PBS Newshour “State of the Union Address along with Republican response Tuesday at 8 pm

Nature‘s The Funkiest Monkeys premieres Wednesday at 7 pm. This film explores the recent decreased number of the crested black macaques in the island of Indonesia, Sulawesi.

NOVA follows archeologists and forensic experts in Ireland’s County Tipperary in the methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of various violent death of bog body victims in Ghosts Of Murdered Kings, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Hawking Wednesday at 9 pm presents the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawing’s life.

Overheard with Evan Smith features author Amy Tan Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Thirst Thursday at 7:30 pm. Explore an art installation takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action.

One Square Mile: Texas presents San Antonio Thursday at 8  pm. This square mile in Southtown, San Antonio includes the historic King William District and the up-and-coming neighborhood of Lavaca.

The Daytripper visits Georgetown, Texas Thursday at 8:30 and visits the “oldest University in Texas.”

Great Performances present Barrymore Friday at 8 pm. This film adaptation of William Luce’s 1997 play is set in 1942 during the final months of Barrymore’s life.

Bring on the bees to renew populations of these essential pollinators with Central Texas Gardener‘s Bee Happy, Saturday at noon an d 4 pm.

Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids perform on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually a murder in The Flying Stars, Saturday at 8 pm.

 

Highlights January 19 – January 25

KLRU Highlights

Great Performances At The Met presents Eugene Onegin Sunday at 1:30 pm. Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 3 Sunday at 8 pm. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Sherlock, Series III: The Empty Hearse premieres Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a third season of the modern version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

Antiques Roadshow visit the Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho Monday at 7 pm and learns about the works of outsider artists James Castle.

Antiques Roadshow visits Tulsa, Oklahoma Monday at 8 pm and visits the Philbrook Museum of Art to look at seemingly everyday appliances and electronics that were transformed into stunning functional art by 20th century industrial designers.

Blood Brother premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. This film is a portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family.

Ripple Of Hope  Monday at 10:30 pm captures an extraordinary and uplifting even against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and memorable Presidential campaigns in U.S. history.

American Experience  War Letters Tuesday at 7 pm  presents a collection of newly uncovered personal correspondence that brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War.

American Masters  Salinger Tuesday at 8 pm  features interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen.

On Story presents Writing The Fantastical: A Conversation With David Magee Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Magee discusses adapting Finding Neverland and Life of Pi and how he approached translating such imaginative worlds for the screen.

Meet The Coywolf premieres on Nature Wednesday at 7 pm. Discover the story behind the coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf.

NOVA Killer Typhoon Wednesday at 8 pm features in-depth interviews with the meteorologists charged with tracking and forecasting Pacific storms take us inside the anatomy of Typhoon Hiayan.

Chasing Shackleton part three follows Tim Jarvis and his journey through the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton’s ‘double’ Wednesday at 9 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith features independent filmmaker John Sayles Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Marfa: The Light and the Land Thursday at 9 pm. Explore the remote Texas city of Marfa which attracts visitors including those interested in literary pursuits, fine arts and the metaphysical.

Arts In Context‘s There Will Be Fun Thursday at 7:30 pm goes behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create a successful music festival.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Nacogdoches Thursday at 8 pm. This episode looks at contemporary life in Nacogdoches to see where the lines of history fade into modern life.

Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry For Friday at 8pm. In this program, world-renowned health expert, Dr. Chopra, returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger and all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it.

Real Mary Poppins Friday at 9:30 pm draws on an extensive archive and interviews to tell Pamela Travers’ real story and to answer the question so many have asked: Where did Mary Poppins come from?

Kenneth Francis promotes water-saving measures as the foundation for design in Water Conservation Design on Central Texas Gardener Saturday at 12 & 4.

Austin City Limits presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives, Saturday at  7 pm.

Tune in for Father Brown Saturday at 8 pm as Father Brown must find the killer of an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows in The Hammer Of God.

Highlights January 12 – January 18

KLRU Highlights

Live from Lincoln Center presents Richard Tucker At 100: An Opera Celebration Sunday at 1:30 pm. The 2013 Gala celebratesthe centennial of Tucker’s birth with performances of arias and ensembles featuring many of the world’s greatest voices.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 1 Sunday at 6 pm.  Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Tune in for Masterpiece‘s  Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 2 Sunday at 8 pm. This season, the aristocrats cope with last season’s shocking finale.

Unlocking Sherlock Sunday at 9 pm goes behind-the-scenes look into the world of Sherlock Holmes and the making of the latest series.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series II – The Reichenbach Fall Sunday at 10 pm. In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels.

1964: American Experience premieres Tuesday at 7 pm. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time.

Frontline presents Secret State Of North Korea Tuesday at 9 pm. Frontline explores life under Kim Jong-Un and investigate the enigmatic “Morning Star King” as he tries to hold onto power.

April explores Curry, the originals as well as England’s versions of this historic cuisine in The Mind of a Chef, Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story presents A Conversation With Brian Helgeland Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Helgeland shares his experience as a screenwriter, director, and producer.

Nature presents The Private Life Of Deer Wednesday at 7 pm and reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light.

NOVA Wednesday at 8 pm reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany’s war zeppelins in Zeppelin Terror Attack.

Chasing Shackleton presents Episode #102 Wednesday at 9 pm. Battered b storms and blind by thick fog, world record speed sailor and renowned racing skipper paul Larsen attempts to navigate the notorious Southern Ocean using only a sextant and compass.

Overheard with Evan Smith speaks to Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents PowerUp Thursday at 7:30 pm focusing on  choreographer Allison Orr. Orr has been shadowing technicians, linemen and machines at a power company and they are now ready to perform Orr’s choreography in front of thousands of people.

One Square Mile: Texas presents El Paso Thursday at 8 pm. The Segundo Barrio square mile near downtown El Paso is the birthplace of El Paso culture. Located on the border with Ciudad Juarez, this square mile is an example of the interdependency of two neighboring cities.

The Daytripper heads to Houston, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm. Chet feasts on Dim Sum in Houston’s Chinatown and visits the Museum District.

We Served Too: The Story Of The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This is a story of a group of young, determined and courageous women during World War II who broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series II – The Reichenbach Fall Friday at 8 pm. In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels.

Central Texas Gardener Garden Maintenance 101 Saturday at noon & 4 pm.
Get ready for spring clean-up with tips on when, what, and how to keep your garden in tiptop shape.

fun. and Dawes perform modern rock on Austin City Limits Fun. and Dawes at 7 pm Saturday. Grammy-winning trio fun. plays hits “We Are Young,” “Some Nights” and “Carry On.” Dawes performs its California roots-flavored rock/pop.

When his priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau, Father Brown takes the initiative to try and save his soul on Father Brown‘s Blue Cross Saturday at 8 pm.

Sherlock, Series III Airs January 2014

Sherlock Holmes stalks again as Masterpiece Mystery! presents the third season of the modern version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the go-to consulting detective in 21st-century London and Martin Freeman as his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson. Tune in January 2014 for Sherlock, Series III. Each episode starts immediately after Masterpiece Downton Abbey

1/19 The Empty Hearse at 8:58 pm
Two years after the devastating events of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for!’ If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, though, he is in for a very big surprise.

1/26 The Sign Of Three at 8:58 pm
Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a best man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer

2/2 His Last Vow at 8:58 pm
A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

Highlights January 5 – January 11

KLRU Highlights

Secrets Of Highclere Castle takes viewers behind the scenes of one of the England’s most spectacular country houses Sunday at 7 pm.

New season starts this week: Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 1 Sunday at 8 pm. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate.

Tune in to Father Brown Sunday at 10 pm for The Mayor And The Magician. When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted.

New season starts this week: Antiques Roadshow kicks off season 18 with a treasure-filled visit to Boise, Idaho Monday at 7 pm.

Independent Lens The Invisible War Monday at 9 pm investigates one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.

Latino Americans On The South Plains Monday at 10:30 pm celebrates culture, music, and artistic expression by Latinos in West Texas through specific stories of larger significance.

American Experience presents Poisoner’s Handbook Tuesday at 7 pm. In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest, but this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris.

Frontline tracks an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history with the case of Steven A. Cohen and SAC Captial, in To Catch A Trader Tuesday at 9 pm.

The Mind of a Chef‘s Sea Salt, Tuesday at 10 pm, focuses on April’s love of the sea.

On Story presents Romantic Comedies Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Discover the importance on balancing relationships, conflict and originality when creating romantic comedies.

Follow the story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions and the bond that develops between horses and their caregivers on Nature‘s Legendary White Stallions Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA presents Alien Planets Revealed Wednesday at 8 pm. This program takes viewers on a journey along with the Kepler telescope.

Chasing Shackleton Wednesday at 9 explores the most famous survival story in expedition history – Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 800 nautical mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Author and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm to discuss her newest book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

Arts In Context presents Masters of Ceremony at 7:30 pm Thursday. Riders Against The Storm build a community around a love of hip-hop and healing. Their bombastic music leads the charge as they seek to enlighten their audiences.

Chet explores Williamson County, including its historic square and the “oldest University in Texas” on The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday. He also walks on a high wire, dives in a swimming hole, and eats modern Mexican at a local establishment.

The Daytripper travels to San Marcos, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm and explores the history of Aquarena Springs and tries whitewater rafting.

Not Yet Begun To Fight premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This program focuses on retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings as he reaches out to five men, a new generation returning from war, and bonds with them on returning home from war.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Sherlock, Series II – The Hounds of Baskerville Friday at 8 pm. Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments – top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents England’s Bath & York Saturday at 10:30 am. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, and marvels at England’s finest Gothic church.

Learn to Pick Your Own Fruit Trees on Central Texas Gardener, Saturday at noon and 4.

The Mind of a Chef presents Curry Saturday at 5 pm. In this episode, April explores curry, the originals as well as England’s versions of this historic cuisine.

Austin City Limits presents modern rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case Saturday at 7 pm.