It’s semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries on Great British Baking Show at 7 pm.
London brings the Crawleys and their servants scandal, sabotage, and a Scotland Yard stunner. Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise, and Robert has a revelation on season 5, episode 8 of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Theater at 8 pm on Sunday.
Don’t miss the season finale of Grantchester on Masterpiece Mystery! Sunday at 9 pm.
Independent Lens American Denial uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today. Airs Monday at 9 pm.
In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict’s Prep is the exception – with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. The Rule, on Monday at 10 pm, investigates how the Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey achieve success among a vulnerable population of inner-city African-American and Latino teenage boys.
Italian Americans, on Tuesday at 7 pm, traces the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to today. This series peels away myths and stereotypes to reveal a world uniquely Italian and uniquely American. Italian Americans at 9 pm Tuesday looks at Italian Americans’ contributions to society from 1945 to present.
Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation on Nature at 7 pm on Wednesday.
For eight hundred years, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was the largest enclosed building in the world; the Statue of Liberty can fit beneath its dome with room to spare. How has it survived its location on one of the world’s most active seismic faults? NOVA explores the mysteries of this great structure at 8 pm on Wednesday.
Earth A New Wild explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource, water, at 9 pm on Wednesday.
Austin City Limits presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes on Wednesday at 10 pm.
Overheard with Evan Smith features Mark Bittman, an opinion columnist and lead food writer for The New York Times. Airs Thursday at 7 pm.
Few things form the expectations for a work of art like its branding. Arts In Context profiles influential graphic designers Chris Bilheimer and Michael Sieben Thursday at 7:30 pm.
The Statler Brothers Farewell Concert documents the band’s final show in 2002 and celebrates one of country music’s most honored acts. Airs Thursday at 8 pm.
Multi-Grammy-nominated Dailey & Vincent, backed by their 10-piece band and a full orchestra, perform a dynamic selection of their original songs, Statler Brothers hits and patriotic tunes on Dailey & Vincent – Alive! at 9:30 pm on Thursday.
Great Performances on Friday at 8 pm features classic selections from the Great American Songbook, each handpicked by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
The Bee Gees: One Night Only features the group’s 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, on Friday at 9:30 pm.
Central Texas Gardener at noon on Saturday shares top tomato tips – chomp into the sweetest tomatoes around with secrets for success.
Austin City Limits 2014 Hall of Fame Special features highlights from the inaugural ACL Hall of Fame presentation, including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Double Trouble on Saturday at 7 pm.