Follow 12 amateur bakers as they enter the competition tent for their first hurdle: cake on The Great British Baking Show Sunday at 7 pm.
Watch Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm and also this upcoming Saturday at 8 pm.
Then catch Downton Abbey Rediscovered Sunday at 10 pm that combine clips, interview bites, and behind-the scenes footage.
Antiques Roadshow Monday at 7 pm is taking inspiration from the furnishings and finery of the sprawling estates in popular period dramas such as “Downton Abby” and “Upstairs Downstairs” for its new special.
In another episode of Antiques Roadshow Monday at 8 pm, host Mark L. Walberg visits Phoenix’ Desert Botanical Garden with appraiser Don Creswell for a discussion of antique botanical artwork.
Hitmakers Monday and Thursday at 9 pm is an up-close look at the music industry’s resilience in the digital age, from the perspective of groundbreaking artists, music label mavericks and game-changing managers.
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey Monday at 10 pm follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey.
Every 12 years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the world’s largest gathering for religious purposes on Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler Tuesday at 7 pm.
Again on Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler Tuesday at 8 pm, Feiler travels to Nigeria with a group of African-American pilgrims who are attending an annual festival in honor of the Yoruba goddess Osun.
Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm examines the period after the first revolt, tracing the development and impact of the Gospels and looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews.
Continuing a broadcasting tradition, Live From the Lincoln Center Wednesday at 7 pm presents the annual New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve celebration concert.
Ring in the New Year with two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer, Michael Feinstein, and other celebrity performances on Michael Feinstein New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room Wednesday at 9 pm.
Bob Woodward, one of America’s most prominent investigative reporters and non-fiction writers, joins Evan Smith on Overheard Thursday at 7 pm.
The cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic continues on Great Performances Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers and Company begin at 7 pm on Friday.
Music special, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Friday at 8 pm, honors singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s and Carole King’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Even if your garden isn’t Downton Abbey, most likely it has roots in English garden design. Find out why with from Dr. William C. Welch on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. Jennifer and David Stocker built on childhood memories from across the pond when they designed their drought-tough garden on limestone. Find out why plants like peonies can’t make the move to the Southwest. Bring the garden indoors in low-care terrariums.
Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm showcases modern Americana with the Avett Brothers and Nickel Creek.