On Countdown to Downton Abbey, Sunday at 7 p.m., count down the moments till the final season begins, with cast and filmmaker interviews celebrating the global impact of the series. Don’t miss the chance to find out what surprising twists and turns lie in store for the beloved characters.
Sunday at 8 p.m., extortion and downsizing threaten Downton Abbey on Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece Episode 1. Change is afoot at the hospital. Mrs. Hughes poses a delicate question. Daisy speaks her mind, and Anna and Bates wait for the word.
Continue the excitement on Downton Abbey: A Celebration, Sunday at 9:15 p.m., as the final season begins and savor favorite moments from past seasons. Glean hints of what’s to come in clips from upcoming episodes, along with behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and producers.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary with treasures like a 1919 Belmont Stakes trophy, 1963 “The Avengers” comics and two Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso oil paintings on Antiques Roadshow Spokane, Hour One, Monday at 7 p.m. Which find is worth $200,000 to $300,000?
Monday at 8 p.m. on Antiques Roadshow Pittsburgh, Pa – Hour Two, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh’s former Homestead Steel Works.
See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania on Independent Lens Chuck Norris Vs Communism, as an intrepid VHS bootlegger and a brave translator brought western movies to audiences behind the Iron Curtain. Monday at 9 p.m.
How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin, Monday at 10 p.m., is the unknown story of how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system, airing Monday at 10 p.m. Leslie Woodhead first met the Beatles in 1962 when he worked on a film in the Liverpool Cavern Club before the world had heard of the Fab Four. Twenty-five years later, when Woodhead began to make films in the Soviet Union, he became aware of how the Beatles legend had soaked into the lives of a generation of Soviet kids — even though they were barred from playing “Back in the USSR.”
Tuesday at 7 p.m., discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities on Finding Your Roots The Stories We Tell.
Banjo Romantika introduces the musicians who play this unique bluegrass hybrid. Inspired by classic American bluegrass sounds, an assortment of musicians from across the formerly communist Czech Republic have melded the past, the political and the present into a lively musical tradition entirely its own. Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Love apparently knows no boundaries in the animal kingdom. Nature Animal Odd Couples, Wednesday at 7 p.m., investigates why animals form these special bonds and what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
During World War I, the Allies and Germans repeatedly struggled to break the hideous stalemate of trench warfare. NOVA Secret Tunnel Warfare explores the extraordinary scale and risks of the Allied tunneling operations in the biggest excavation ever undertaken on the Western Front. Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Wednesday at 9 p.m., follow six brilliant scientists for the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, built to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang and search for the Higgs boson, marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet on Particle Fever.
Overheard with Evan Smith brings you in-depth interviews with today’s most fascinating public figures. You’ll meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people – anyone who’s at the center of things. Join us Thursday at 7 p.m. for Overheard with Evan Smith Episode #609.
The Raising Of America: Early Childhood And The Future, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., looks inside the brain and brings to life recent scientific research that reveals how early experiences, beginning in the womb, can alter brain architecture and developmental trajectories. Through the stories of families from different walks of life, researchers discover how the lack of paid parental leave and high-quality affordable childcare, stagnant wages and overcrowded housing, depression and social exclusion, and perhaps most of all the time crunch, too often undermine the efforts of parents and caregivers struggling to provide the nurturing environments all children need to thrive.
Chet finds heaps of history, including the alleged grave of Jesse James and the story of John Wilkes Booth hiding out here after his assassination of the president on The Daytripper Granbury, Tx, Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m., President and Mrs. Obama host In Performance At The White House In Celebration Of Creativity, celebrating the cultural resonance of art and literature in unique American musical forms.
Grab a front row seat for First You Dream: The Music Of Kander & Ebb, one of the most thrilling Broadway concerts in memory. Friday at 9 p.m., an all-star cast performs “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy-winning Broadway songwriting team of Kander & Ebb.
Thrill to rocking R&B sounds on Austin City Limits Alabama Shakes/Vintage Trouble, Friday at 10 p.m. The Shakes showcase their latest LP, Sound and Vision, during their second ACL appearance. Vintage Trouble make their debut emphasizing their most recent album, 1 Hopeful Road.
Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop from a Grammy-nominated superstar on Austin City Limits Kendrick Lamar. Saturday at 7 p.m., the Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, alongside his hits.
Saturday at 8 p.m., extortion and downsizing threaten the cast on Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece Episode 1. Change is afoot at the hospital. Mrs. Hughes poses a delicate question. Daisy speaks her mind, and Anna and Bates wait for the word.
Preview upcoming independent documentary films airing on PBS in 2016 on PBS Previews: The Best of PBS Indies, Saturday at 9:30 p.m.