The team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House to the core. Call The Midwife airs Sunday at 7:00 pm.
It’s June 1940, and Britain faces the threat of imminent invasion. Pat strikes up a friendship with a Czech soldier stationed nearby. Home Fires Season 2 begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.
Having failed to secure the annulment of the King Henry’s marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey is stripped of his powers. His hopes of returning to the king’s favor lie with the ever-loyal Thomas Cromwell. Episode one of Wolf Hall begins Sunday at 9:00 pm.
Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau, who intends to use the priest and his friends to help him settle an old score. This episode of Father Brown begins Sunday at 10:00 pm and airs again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.
Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action. Newtown begins at 8:00 pm on Monday.
Robert Bly: A Thousand Years Of Joy at 9:30 pm on Monday presents a moving portrait of one of America’s most celebrated and revolutionary poets of the last half-century. The film showcases Bly’s development as a writer with an unswerving belief in the importance of poetry both to his own life and to American culture in general.
This first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. “Listening Is an Act of Love” features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to share memories and tackle life’s important questions. Listening Is An Act Of Love: A Storycorps Special begins at 10:30 pm Monday.
Examine new evidence, gathered from archaeology, Roman historians, Jewish texts and insights into the Gospels, that suggests Roman power politics led to the series of events that resulted in the crucifixion of Jesus, on Last Day of Jesus, which airs at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
Just two years in the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is the world’s youngest dictator, ruling one of the world’s most isolated countries. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse of how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment. Secret State of North Korea begins at 9:00 pm on Tuesday.
Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film, on On Story, which begins at 10:00 pm on Tuesday.
For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children’s stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Dramatic eyewitness footage reveals the shocking quake that rocked Nepal in April 2015. Join scientists as they examine why this earthquake was so devastating, how the victims are rebuilding and whether another earthquake looms on the horizon, on NOVA, which airs Wednesday at 8:00 pm.
Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks – some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat? Find out on Secrets Of The Dead, beginning at 9:00 pm on Wednesday.
Singer/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran lights up hits “Sing!” and “A-Team,” while June burns through material from her acclaimed LP Pushin’ Against a Stone, on Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday and again at 9:00 pm on Friday.
Jeff Nichols is a writer and director whose past works include internationally acclaimed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special. His latest film Loving tells the story of the landmark US civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. See Nichols on Overheard With Evan Smith, beginning Thursday at 7:00 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, on Beyond The Wall: A Texas Tribune Investigation, airing Thursday at 7:30 pm.
In a town that epitomize Texas Bar-B-Q, Chet interviews 3 different pit masters, each with their own spin on Texas que. He visits a museum dedicated to the governor who defeated the KKK in Texas and goes fishing on the best “crappie” lake in the state. The Daytripper begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday.
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. The second episode of The Daytripper starts at 8:30 pm on Thursday.
Wealthy, eccentric, obese aristocrat Freddy Butler (Joss Ackland – White Mischief; King Lear) drops dead after gathering all three of his wives at his hall. Although the cause of death is revealed to have been natural causes, the case is far from simple when, soon after, his solicitor is killed in a house fire. Watch Midsomer Murders Part 1 beginning at 9:00 pm, and watch Part 2 beginning at 9:52 pm. Both episodes encore Saturday night at 10:38 pm and 11:31 pm.
Disaster Preparedness (University of California Los Angeles) – A hurricane pulls a couple out of their comfort zone and drops them at the crossroads of commitment, disaster and the art of being prepared. Directed by Melissa Finell. Humpty (New York University) – In time to a classic Harry Nilsson soundtrack, slacker Dean decides to revisit an old high school experiment in his quest to prove his parenting abilities to his pregnant girlfriend. Directed by Clare Sackler. Film School Shorts begin at 10:38 pm.
The life of Sam Houston is chronicled in this three-part series. To help understand this monumental figure in American and Texas history, biographers, professors, authors, descendants, Native Americans, and government leaders share their points of view about Sam Houston. Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier begins at 8:00 pm Friday.
In GREGORY PORTER – LIVE IN BERLIN, Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singer Gregory Porter performs a sold-out show in front of a rapturous audience at the Berlin Philharmonie, a stunning concert hall known for its impeccable acoustics. Gregory Porter – Live In Berlin begins at 10:00 pm Friday.
Austin City Limits showcases modern Americana with the Avett Brothers and Nickel Creek. The Avett Brothers perform tunes from their LP Magpie and the Dandelion, while Nickel Creek highlights their comeback album, A Dotted Line, airing at 7:00 pm Saturday.
Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries, Smoke And Mirrors, begins Saturday night at 8:50 pm.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe. Estranged from her mother and carrying the secrets of her wartime experiences, Adams becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy pastoralist family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs. Airs at 9:50 pm on Saturday.