Sunday at 6:30 p.m., Masterpiece Downton Abbey, Season 5, Episode 1 finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties. A working-class prime minister is elected and old attitudes start to change. Robert is snubbed by the village. Baxter tells all, and Edith plays with fire.
While Simla citizens look on, Ramu is tried for Jaya’s murder on Indian Summers on Masterpiece Part 8, Sunday at 8 p.m. Leena and Ian come to his defense. Sarah is humiliated.
When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II on Murder On The Home Front, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins, on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Sunday at 9 p.m.
In Antiques Roadshow Eugene, Or, Hour One, Monday at 7 p.m., host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the banks of the scenic McKenzie River for a bit of fishing and a look into the antique fly fishing gear market.
Monday at 8 p.m., discover more previously unseen appraisals from this season’s eight-city tour in Antiques Roadshow Junk In The Trunk 5, Part 2, such as Fantasia drawings and sketches from 1940, Alvin & the Chipmunks puppets, ca. 1958, and Israel Regardie’s manuscripts and book.
Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change Monday at 9 p.m. in Independent Lens India’s Daughter – a film that was banned in India.
POV Up Heartbreak Hill is Monday at 10 p.m. Like many teenagers, Thomas and Tamara are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations.
Fidel Castro Tapes, Tuesday at 7 p.m., takes viewers on a journey like none other. There is no narration in this film and no interviews. Instead, The Fidel Castro Tapes relies solely on the words of journalists who covered the major events in Castro’s life to tell the story.
Meet William Morgan, the larger-than-life American who rose to power in Cuba during the revolution Tuesday at 8 p.m. on American Comandante American Experience. His life had it all – adventure and romance, mobsters and spies, and a cast of characters including J. Edgar Hoover, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
Frontline Gunned Down, Tuesday at 9 p.m., goes inside the politics of America’s gun debate. Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.
Tuesday at 10 p.m., On Story Tommy Lee Jones: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada reflects on the making of the film, accompanied by some of his cast and crew.
Then Tuesday at 10:30, On Story Scott Frank: A Screenwriter’s Design reflects on Frank’s diverse career writing thrillers and pulp films, and his approach to developing complex characters in search of their identity.
Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique-life itself on Earth’s Natural Wonders Living Wonders, Wednesday at 7 p.m. In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage and a Bangladeshi father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.
From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent on NOVA Making North America: Human, Wednesday at 8 p.m. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we’ve built?
Wednesday at 9 p.m., Join Dr. Eagleman on Brain With David Eagleman Who Will We Be? as he journeys into the future and asks what’s next for the human brain and for our species. He speculates that our descendants may be so different from us that we’ll be strangers to them.
Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his chart-topping new album Before This World, his first collection of original music in 13 years on Austin City Limits James Taylor, Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Overheard with Evan Smith Andy Roddick, Former Professional Tennis Player is Thursday at 7 p.m. A dozen years ago, Roddick was the number one men’s tennis player in the world — the last American male to hold that title, and the last to win a Grand Slam singles event.
For years, Eastside Memorial High School has been plagued by failing test scores and negative headlines. An Eastside Education - which airs Thursday at 7:30 p.m. - spends one semester at one of Austin’s lowest-income schools, as teachers, parents, administrators, and students fight to meet state accountability standards or watch their school be closed.
In The Daytripper Granbury, Tx, 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. Thursday at 8 p.m.
Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Chet visits “The Big Bend” of Texas with stops to learn its history and climb to a mountaintop classroom on The Daytripper Alpine, Tx. He eats at a steakhouse inspired by the movie “Giant” and devours hot dogs from a truck that takes wienies to a whole other universe.
As Geordie’s life hangs in the balance on Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester Part 6, Sidney has to defy police to stop a killing spree. Sidney’s romantic life falls apart. Thursday at 9 p.m.
Grab a front row seat for First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Friday at 8 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.
Friday at 9 p.m., focus on the makers of finely crafted handmade instruments – guitar, ukulele, trumpet, banjo and timpani – and the renowned musicians who play them, including Joan Baez, Jake Shimabukuro, Rhiannon Giddens, Scotty Barnhart, Tony Ellis and Joseph Pereira on Craft In America Music.
Then catch another showing of Austin City Limits James Taylor Friday at 10 p.m.
Revel in the best performances from the 2015 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony on Austin City Limits Presents: Americana Music Festival, Saturday at 7 p.m. Featured artists include Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Robert Randolph, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Mavericks.
Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded with a group of hedonists in Father Brown The Lair Of The Libertines, Saturday at 8 p.m. They soon become desperate to escape, for at Hotel Cuba, the dish of the day is death.
Then Saturday at 9 p.m., catch another showing of Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5, Part 1.