Highlights July 9 to 15

KLRU Highlights

Learn Capt. Dreyfuss’ plan to thwart advances from Rose’s sister, Vera, on My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

Sidney and Geordie must determine the connection between a murder and a number of post office robberies on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Jane is faced with several harsh realities in both her professional and personal life on Prime Suspect: Tennison On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are readying themselves for a siege on POV Last Men In Aleppo at 9 pm Monday.

Journey back in time to see the splendor of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing, on Story Of China at 7 pm Tuesday.

As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top security officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow the annual gathering of a thousand elephants in northern Kenya on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

On NOVA Mystery of Easter Island at 9 pm Wednesday a team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica.

Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 Friday presents pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers. Songs include “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, ” “True Colors” and “End of the World.”

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines.

Asia Society Texas Center: Building Bridges at 7:30 pm Thursday explores how famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District.

Chet visits Conroe and Athens in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Season 2 of Tunnel begins this week! Join Elise and Karl as they investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized daughter on Tunnel: Sabotage. Two episodes back-to-back starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Friday at 9 pm.

Turn tiny containers into big ideas and salvages into clever garden design on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm Saturday.

Highlights July 2 to 8

KLRU Highlights

Find out if Nurse Tillie comes to the rescue in time on My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

When several villagers become ill at the local cricket match, Geordie and Sidney must determine if it was an accident or something more sinister on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Survey the early career of iconic detective Jane Tennison-the role played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect on Prime Suspect: Tennison On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday. The drama rewinds to 1970s London, when Jane (Stefanie Martini) is a young probationary officer in an environment where sexism is the norm.

Take a look back on vintage Austin finds from the Roadshow’s visit to Austin 17 years ago Monday at 7 pm on Antiques Roadshow.

Obaidah Zytoon captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a circle of friends on POV The War Show at 9 pm Monday.

Canine Soldiers at 10:30 pm Monday explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers-combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols.

Celebrate our country’s 241st birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol at 7 pm and 8:30 pm Tuesday.

See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday.

It’s summer in Yellowstone, and with soaring temperatures and drought comes the risk of wildfires on Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday.

NOVA  Making North America: Human at 9 pm Wednesday explores how has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Jeff Nichols, a writer and director whose past works include internationally acclaimed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special.

Arc of Innovation on Thursday at 7:30 pm 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.

Chet visits Taylor and Orange on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 8 pm.

When Barnaby’s former CID colleague is bludgeoned to death, Barnaby sets out to discover why the past would not leave him alone on Midsomer Murders Death In A Chocolate Box at 9 pm Thursday.

See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Billy Joel: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize at 9 pm Friday honors singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Enjoy the ACL debut of pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Highlights June 25 to July 1

KLRU Highlights

See what happens when Francis goes poaching and Emma finds a new suitor on  My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

Amanda and Sidney are in love – but can it continue on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece Part Two at 8 pm Sunday.

Jane Tennison soon starts to learn the cold facts of police work on Prime Suspect: Tennison On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Follow the nuanced story of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict, walking the line between their Muslim values and the new world they inhabit on POV Dalya’s Other Country at 8 pm Monday.

See the stunning achievements of two of China’s most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City on Story of China at 7 pm Tuesday.

An investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem Big Pacific Violent at 7 pm Wednesday.

Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday continues to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone, and Spring brings many new challenges.

Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two on Making North America: Life at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader.

Chet goes to Big Bend, Terlingua and Lufkin in three back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 7:30 pm.

When director Nick Cheyney is found beheaded by a guillotine on the set of his latest film, Barnaby and Jones are left with no shortage of suspects on Misomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, on Landmarks Live In Concert at 9 pm Friday.

See how easy DIY rain gardens catch and control rainfall and visit an heirloom quilt garden design on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Highlights June 18-24

KLRU Highlights

My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday follows the affairs of Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan) and her family in Northern Ireland during World War II.

Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday begins with a new crime that has all the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.

Independent Lens Real Boy at 9 pm Monday is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom.

Juneteenth Jamboree Spotlight On Unsung Heroes at 10 pm Monday explores the lives of African American heroes from Texas history.

Klan on Trial at 10:30 pm Monday tells the story of how a young district attorney took on the KKK in a Texas courtroom, obtaining a guilty verdict and prison sentence against its members for the first time in U.S. history.

On Story Of China at 7 pm Tuesday historian Michael Wood explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday investigates the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight.

Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday plunges into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.

Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday journey  to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope

Experience the colossal geologic forces that shaped our continent over 3 billion years on NOVA Making North America: Origins at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features David Brown, Retired Dallas Police Chief.

Yellowstone In Four Seasons at 7:30 pm Thursday in the park, Summer is for eating, Fall is for mating, Winter is for surviving and Spring is for re-birth.

Chet goes to Big Bend and Georgetown on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 8 pm Thursday.

See how the bakers tackle three of Paul’s toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys  performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem’s Apollo on Landmarks Live In Concert at 9 pm Friday.

Dig the best in modern rock with artists My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm

Highlights June 11-17

KLRU Highlights

Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment on Blackademics Television at 1 and 1:30 pm Sunday.

The whiskey-drinking and jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) returns alongside his friend and veteran cop Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) for a second season of crime solving in the small country parish of Grantchester. KLRU will present an encore of all of season 2 back-to-back starting Sunday at 5:30 pm. New episodes start on June 18th with the premier of season 3.

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality on Independent Lens Limited Partnership at 9 pm Monday.

Buddha at 7 pm Tuesday explores the life of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree and created a new religion.

As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top security officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium on Frontline  Terror in Europe at 9 pm Tuesday.

Nature Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-la at 7 pm Wednesday is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world.

Will analyzing the hunting instincts of the Great White Shark, an endangered predator, reduce deadly attacks on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.

Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years on Operation Maneater at 9 pm Wednesday. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Julián Castro, who served as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Klan On Trial at 7:30 pm Thursday tells the story of how a young district attorney took on the KKK in a Texas courtroom, obtaining a guilty verdict and prison sentence against its members for the first time in U.S. history.

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best on Great British Baking Show at 8 and 9 pm Friday. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.

Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm

 

Highlights June 4-10

KLRU Highlights

Witness Heathcliff and Cathy’s fiery romance in this adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel on Wuthering Heights on 7 pm Sunday and encore at 10:18 pm.

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, Independent Lens  The New Black at 9 pm Monday takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Jack White and T Bone Burnett lead an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American Epic documentary series on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 9 pm Tuesday is a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Growing up is never easy, and finding food, avoiding predators and making friends does not always come naturally. Find out how several different animals do it on Nature Animal Childhood at 7 pm Wednesday.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday take a dazzling dive to explore how and why so many of the ocean’s creatures light up-revealing a hidden undersea world where creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer or simply glow.

Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in California, to view its once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food Best Of Big Blue Live  at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines.

Window In The Waves at 7:30 pm and 10:40 pm Thursday the intriguing story of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary formation, their essential function as a haven for marine animals, their designation as a national sanctuary in 1992 and their critical importance to the global environment.

Jimi Hendrix: American Masters at 8 pm Friday unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians.

Savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm

Highlights May 28-June 3

KLRU Highlights

Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 28th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country on National Memorial Day Concert at  7 pm and 9 pm Sunday.

PBS Previews: The Vietnam War at 8:30 pm Sunday takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR.

Canine Soldiers at 10:30 pm Sunday and 10 pm Monday explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers-combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols.

A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army on Independent Lens Farmer / Veteran at 9 pm Monday. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.

Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century on Victoria Slum House Tuesday at 7 pm.

Discover how America’s diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii’s Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family on American Epic at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.

Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own on Nature Touching the Wild at 7 pm Wednesday.

The water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, has revealed a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of our aging drinking water infrastructure on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.

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 on Food – Delicious Science at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times.

In 2011, Wanda Montemayor and a team including teachers, art therapists and students from all over Austin completed a hand made 1200 square foot mosaic mural at historic Deep Eddy pool. Learn about this community project on Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet visits Glen Rose and San Saba on The Daytripper at 8 and 8:30 pm.

When a family glassware business collapses following the death of one of its partners, Barnaby investigates allegations of financial irregularities, love triangles and a string of murders on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Join host Rashida Jones to honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media on the 76th Annual Peabody Awards at 8 pm Friday.

On its 50th anniversary, Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 7 pm Saturday takes a look back at the creation and ongoing influence of the classic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, released by The Beatles in 1967.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm

Highlights May 21-27

KLRU Highlights

An unexpected turn of events leads to a hastily arranged wedding on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on “Downton Abbey,” stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama – the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer on Dark Angel on Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

They Call Us Monsters on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson at 10:30 pm Monday is a Hawaiian story of pain and promise, of challenge and triumph and a story of leadership.

Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business Victorian Slum House at 7 pm Tuesday.

Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs on American Epic Blood And Soil at 8 pm Tuesday.

The power struggles and competing visions of President Trump’s inner circle on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

When your physical health suffers your mental state may too on Stories of the Mind at 10 pm Tuesday.

Nature The Gathering Swarms at 7 pm Wednesday looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria.

A meteor burst into a fireball over Siberia. Can scientists spot the next deadly asteroid in time on Nova Meteor Strike at 8 pm Wednesday.

Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn about the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose on Food A Matter Of Taste at 9 pm Wednesday.

Matt Lewis is a senior columnist at The Daily Beast and a CNN political commentator on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday. Lewis has written for GQ, The Washington Post, Politico and many more. Previously, Lewis worked as a senior contributor for The Daily Caller and a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily. He has been named one of the “50 Best Conservative Columnists” by RightWingNews for the past four years.

Canine Soldiers at 7:30 pm Thursday explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers-combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols.

Chet heads to the Texas border to sample the Tex Mex culture in Laredo on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

A mischievous trickster finally gets his comeuppance when his body is found floating below the weir in Midsomers Deverell on Midsummer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pepin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons on American Masters at 8 pm Friday.

Alice Waters, once a Berkeley hippie, rocked the international world o f food in the late 1970s by preparing a simple lunch for an elite culinary gathering accustomed to complicated dishes on American Masters at 9 pm Friday.

 

Highlights May 14-20

KLRU Highlights

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 family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “Patriot” groups. Inside the Bundy family’s 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.

Highlights May 7-13

KLRU Highlights

Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture. Call The Midwife begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for a wedding. Even as the allies cheer for victory in the Battle of Britain, there’s one more twist of fate in store for the citizens of Great Paxford. Home Fires Season 2 On Masterpiece begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust. Henry instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second queen. Follow Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Months later at the Kembleford parish council meeting Anglican Reverend Allsworthy and Methodist Minister, Reverend Gillespie report that the clergy have been tasked to form a committee to report about the moral threat of a coven in the village. Father Brown discovers atrocities in the village in this episode, beginning at 10:05 pm Sunday and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this present moment than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives. Independent Lens begins Monday at 9:00 pm.

Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture, and through Estria Miyashiro and John Hina’s stories, Mele Murals shows how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community. Pacific Heartbeat begins Monday at 10:00 pm.

Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Victorian Slum House begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in US history. Though their exploits were romanticized, the Barrow gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as robberies and kidnappings. Watch Bonnie & Clyde: American Experience, beginning Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

Investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need. With NPR, the film examines the politics, profits and problems of an affordable housing system in crisis, all on Frontline, beginning Tuesday at 9:00 pm.

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they’re not afraid to talk about it, as they compete in the Cracking Up Comedy Competition on Stories of the Mind, beginning Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Marta Kauffman and Season 3 of Grace & Frankie are part of the conversation on this On Story, beginning Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall’s porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world, on Nature, beginning Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition, on NOVA, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Plants Behaving Badly begins Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums, on Austin City Limits, beginning Wednesday at 10:00 pm and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Another episode of Overheard With Evan Smith begins Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Living Springs begins, with Barton 4 Springs, Barbara Mahler, Science Detective, Salamander Captive Breedings and Waterworks, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet travels to a town that’s full of fossils where he walks in the shadows of fake dinosaurs at an amusement park and stands in their real footprints at a state park, on The Daytripper, beginning Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Another episode of The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:30 pm.

When accused murderer Annie Woodrow comes to court charged with Frances Trevelyan’s death, DCI Barnaby begins to doubt the evidence for her conviction. DC Jones is promoted to DS. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday. Both episodes air again Saturday night at 10:30 pm and 11:15 pm.

A visually-stunning portrait of the Flint Hills of Kansas during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring. Watch the Portrait of a Landscape: The Flint Hills, beginning Thursday at 10:41 pm.

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. Talk – Race In America begins Friday at 7:30 pm.

A special begins Friday at 9:30 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. Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another Doctor Blake Mysteries begins Saturday at 8:45 pm.

Receiving word that her mother is gravely ill, Sarah gets a lift to Sydney with George and Anna. Find out what happens on this episode of Place To Call Home, beginning at 9:45 pm Saturday night.