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.

Highlights April 30 – May 6

KLRU Highlights

Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet, while the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia causes distress among the team. Catch another episode of Call the Midwife, airing Sunday at 7:00 pm.

Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, while Teresa has a big decision to make. Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents – but can she warn Frances before it’s too late? Find out on this episode of Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 8:00 pm.

With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her before her son is born. But has she overplayed her cards? Wolf Hall on Masterpiece begins Sunday at 9:00 pm.

An intruder enters Lady Felicia’s bedroom, snapping on the light to reveal her niece Bunty. She’s gone on the run after being photographed with a married man – can she stay with her favourite aunt? Stay up to date with the drama on another episode of Father Brown, beginning at 10:05 pm on Sunday, and again on the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash, all on Independent Lens beginning Monday at 9:00 pm.

Arc of Innovation 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. The program takes a look at the creation of the bridge to its completion. The unique concrete arch bridge design required an equally unique construction plan. Follow the strategies and solutions on Arc of Innovation, beginning Monday at 10:30 pm.

Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears. Victorian Slum House begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm. Space Men: American Experience begins Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. The film examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released, 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 prepare for the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 1 of 2. Stories of the Mind begins Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

On Story will feature A Conversation With Tony Hale, beginning Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins’ “superpod” behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London, on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. See why on Plants Behaving Badly, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves. Austin City Limits begins Wednesday at 10:00 pm and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Giancarlo Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Overheard with Evan Smith begins Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Living Springs begins Thursday at 7:30 pm, with Of Mills and Picnics, Mr. Habitat, Barking Springs, Studying the Aquifer, and Spirit Waters.

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 begins Thursday at 8:00 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. He then explores a museum about the beginning of civilization and goes wild on a safari. Another episode of The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Barnaby and DC Ben Jones attempt to unravel the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher before more murders occur. With an art scam and another person trying to keep control, there is much to keep Barnaby and Jones busy. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:52 pm on Thursday. Both air again Saturday at 10:37 pm and 11:30 pm.

In episode 3, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. In episode 4, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. Latin Music USA begins Friday at 8:00 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. Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries begins Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Anna and Gino’s romance continues to blossom as they sneak off to spend time together, although it’s clear that something about their secret trysts is resting heavy on Gino’s mind. At Ash Park, Olivia and James’s relationship is at breaking point as Olivia struggles with the identity of James’ lover. Place To Call Home airs Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Highlights April 23-29

KLRU Highlights

An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case has touched him more than most.

Teresa is asked on a date, Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could be dangerous, and The Brindsleys make a disturbing discovery. Find out what happens on Home Fires Season 2 On Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Anne gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry’s longed-for male heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree? Find out on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, starting at 9:00 pm on Sunday.

Canon Fox pays a visit to inform Father Brown and Mrs McCarthy that the Duke of Frome, John Langton, will be attending Christmas Mass at St Mary’s. This year the Bishop wants everything done by the book and Canon Fox will be there to make sure it all goes to plan. Find out if it goes to plan on Father Brown, beginning at 10:00 pm on Sunday, and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic – including the Holocaust – should be off-limits in comedy. The Last Laugh airs Monday at 9:00 pm.

Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show. This episode of On Story begins Monday at 10:00 pm.

COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Command and Control: American Experience begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Journalist and author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish; American Catch) spends a year eating only fish. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean – as well as his own. Watch The Fish On My Plate from Frontline, beginning at 9:00 pm on Tuesday.

The Jungle Book: Justin Marks On Updating A Classic from On Story airs Tuesday 10:30.

Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria – the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Take a look at the dramatic cycle of the landscape on Nature, airing Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, on NOVA, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful, on Wild Weather, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day, on Austin City Limits, beginning at 10:00 pm Wednesday, and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Chuck Todd is the moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press. He is also an on-air political analyst for Nightly News with Lester Holt and TODAY, and serves as MSNBC’s go-to for all aspects of the network’s political coverage. Find out more about Chuck Todd’s achievements on Overheard with Evan Smith, airing Thursday night at 7:00 pm.

Arc of Innovation 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. The program takes a look at the creation of the bridge to its completion. The unique concrete arch bridge design required an equally unique construction plan. Follow the strategies and solutions on Arc of Innovation, beginning Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits this town in South Texas to “remember the Alamo” and pay his respects to the Texas heroes’ hidden grave. He explores the largest Mexican market and a museum of curiosities, floats along the Riverwalk and dines on iconic Tex-Mex, all on The Daytripper, airing Thursday night 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, on another episode of The Daytripper, airing Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Campaigns against the building of a supermarket in Elverton-come-Laterly come to a head when environmental supervisor Frank Hopkirk is stabbed to death. His body is found at a long-forgotten timberyard. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday. The episodes air again Saturday night at 10:40 pm and 11:30 pm.

Filmmaker John Grabowska reveals the wilderness of the Alaska Peninsula, a cloud-cloaked landscape where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon run is the largest in the world. Katmai: Alaska’s Wild Peninsula begins Thursday night at 10:35 pm.

The episode traces the rise of Latin Jazz and the explosion of the Mambo and the Cha Cha Chá as they sweep the US from East to West. Latin Music infiltrates R&B and Rock and Roll through the 1960s. Latin Music USA begins Friday night at 8:00 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves, on Austin City Limits, beginning Saturday night at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Dr. Blake Mysteries begins at 8:56 on Saturday night.

With a religious occasion approaching, Sarah performs a spiritual cleansing in the local creek that’s unfortunately witnessed by Doris Collins. But while Sarah finds it hard to deal with Doris’s reaction to her nudity, it is Sarah’s own, personal demons with which she most struggles. A Place To Call Home airs Saturday night at 9:55 pm.

 

Highlights April 16 – 22

KLRU Highlights

A Chinese first-time mother faces an unexpected crisis, while new legislation and Sister Ursula cause serious problems for Shelagh and Dr. Turner in Call the Midwife, airing Sunday night at 7:00 pm.

As the war intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high. Frances learns that there is more to Peter’s affair than she realized. Steph is concerned by Stan’s behavior on the farm. Find out what else happens on Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece, airing at 8:00 pm on Sunday.

With the cardinal dead, it falls to Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the king and Anne Boleyn. The king rewards Cromwell for his loyalty, but he is being closely watched by his enemies, on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, beginning at 9:00 pm on Sunday.

A death at the stone circle of a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent. Father Brown begins Sunday at 10:06 pm and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Follow passionate seed keepers around the world who are determined to protect humanity’s 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. Watch Seed: The Untold Story on Independent Lens, beginning Monday night at 9:00 pm.

Travel with Bishop Robert Barron as he studies some of the greatest works of art in the world. From the magnificent David in Florence to the unparalleled paintings in the Sistine Chapel to the haunting Piet in Rome, Michelangelo’s legacy reveals the creative potential of the human spirit and shows that beauty is a route of access to the transcendent, all on Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, beginning at 10:00 pm Monday.

Featuring the men and women who lived and worked at Grand Coulee and the native people whose lives were changed, as well as historians and engineers, this film explores how the tension between technological achievement and environmental impact hangs over the project’s legacy. Grand Coulee Dam: American Express begins at 7:00 pm Tuesday.

Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use, on Frontline, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges of creating and nurturing the successful webisode series, Awkward Black Girl as well her transition to broadcast television. Followed by The Unexpected an episode from her hit webisode series. Awkward Black Girl  on On Story begins on Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Paula Pell, Katie Dippold, Liz Meriwether with Paul Feig as the moderator make appearances on On Story, beginning at 10:30.

You won’t find this hotel on the beaches of Rio and it’s not owned by your typical billionaire mogul. Deep in the heart of the rainforest the mysterious and secretive Giant Armadillo digs a new burrow each night. Once this termite-eater moves on, it leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the jungle. We’ll get a never-before-seen look as guests walk, squawk, slither, and crawl from far and wide to get the best room available. From solitary lizards, couples of courting coati, families of peccaries escaping the heat, and hungry jaguars waiting to pounce on an unlucky resident, the “Hotel Armadillo” showcases all the rainforest has to offer. Don’t miss this episode of Nature beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

In the heart of Lithuania, a Holocaust secret lies buried. A team of archaeologists probes the ruins of a Nazi execution site to find the truth behind tales of a tunnel dug by desperate Jewish prisoners and their daring escape, on this Holocaust special of NOVA, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

October 14th 2013 was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at the remote Nazi death camp of Sobibor, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. To mark the anniversary, this film travels back Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. Find out what happened in this horrible historical time period on Escape From A Nazi Death Camp, beginning at 9:00 pm on Wednesday.

Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade, on Austin City Limits, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday.

Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times. He is the first African-American to hold the position. Find out about Baquet’s career on Overheard with Evan Smith, beginning at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

Another episode of Living Springs includes segments Cleaning Day, Didgeman, Baptism, and Eternal Vigilance, beginning at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Chet tours this German community with stops along Main Street for “fickle” pickles and milkshakes at an vintage drive in. Follow Chet on this episode of The Daytripper, beginning at 8:00 pm Thursday.

Chet visits this town in South Texas to “remember the Alamo” and pay his respects to the Texas heroes’ hidden grave. Chet then heads down to the Riverwalk, all on The Daytripper, beginning at 8:30 pm.

A ninety-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Broughton, with casualties on both side: Mildred Danvers, poisoned, and Rev. Anthony Gant, shot. Another episode of Midsomer Murders begins with Part 1 at 9:00 pm, and Part 2 beginning at 9:48 on Thursday. This episode airs again with Part 2 at 10:38 and Part 2 at 11:29 on Saturday.

 

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. This episode of Sam Houston begins at 8:00 pm on Friday.

NATURE celebrates the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape, including Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary on Craft In America, beginning at 9:00 pm Friday.

Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day. This episode of Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries, Mortal Coil, begins at 8:50 pm on Saturday.

The horrors of the war cast a long, unwelcome shadow over Inverness as Jack heads about the town with Sarah on her first day at work, while Olivia finds herself dealing with her haunted past, all on Place To Call Home, beginning Saturday at 9:50 pm.

 

Highlights April 9-15

KLRU Highlights

The Nonnatus team prepares for the birth of a baby they know may not survive. Shelagh shows her mettle when she is first on the scene after an explosion in the docks. Sister Ursula continues to ruffle feathers with her unpopular decisions, all on Call The Midwife, beginning Sunday at 7:00 pm.

The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. At the reading of his will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping a secret from her. Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king’s favor, on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, airing Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that a member of his family killed his father a year ago by using his new invention – a time machine. Father Brown begins at 10:00 pm on Sunday and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks on American ships erode neutrality, finally leading to Wilson’s proclamation that “the world must be made safe for democracy,” all on Great War: American Experience beginning at 8:00 pm on Monday.

Journey from the lovely streets and basilicas of Assisi and Gubbio to the gorgeous, remote monasteries of La Verna and Eremo delle Carceri with Bishop Barron as he explores the extraordinary life of St. Francis of Assisi, on Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, airing Monday night at 10:00 pm.

The Channel Islands, a British territory since the 11th century is now under German rule. Hitler becomes obsessed with holding onto this small corner of Britain and demands the construct of a network of extraordinary fortifications across the island. Find out what happens on this episode of Nazi Mega Weapons, beginning at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

Follow America’s entry into the war as patriotism sweeps the nation, stifling free speech and dissent on this episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television, and break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil’s characters, on this episode of On Story, beginning at 10:00 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Another episode of On Story begins at 10:30 pm.

Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but the native wildlife is threatened with extinction. Meet a charismatic group of scientists dedicated to saving Puerto Rico’s “enchanting” animals like manatees, parrots, coqui frogs, and turtles on Nature, airing at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Discover how the violent and bloody conflict transformed the nation forever, as America steps onto the world stage for the first time, on another episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Austin City Limits showcases The Avett Brothers performing tunes from their LP Magpie and the Dandelion, while Nickel Creek highlights their comeback album, A Dotted Line, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, and again on Friday at 10:05 pm.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and hosts the PBS Digital Studios web series Global Weirding. Watch Hayhoe on Overheard with Evan Smith, beginning at 7:00 pm Thursday.

Review SXSW 2017, from the Austin artists in the spotlight to the festival’s local impact. Learn how award winning filmmaker Hector Galan got his start, and see how musicians face challenges staying sober, on the SXSW special of Decibel, airing at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Chet visits a town in the piney woods known for designing the famous “Lone Star” flag. the Conroe, Tx. episode of The Daytripper begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area. Find out what else Chet is doing in New Braunfels on The Daytripper, beginning at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Blackmail, revenge and, of course, murder strike again in Midsomer. Barnaby has plenty of suspects with motives but no real proof. For once his investigations take him beyond the confines of Midsomer, with trips to the seaside – where he even takes time out for a paddle. The real evidence, however, rests much closer to home as Joyce and Cully discover. Part 1 of this Midsomer Murders episode begins at 9:00 pm on Thursday, and again at 10:35 on Saturday.  Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday and 11:25 on Saturday.

Experience the stunning beauty of the Florida Keys and meet a colorful cast of off-beat characters in this half-hour documentary about an unforgettable road trip on “the highway that goes to sea.” Filmmaker Tim Long heads off the mainland down US Highway One from Key Largo to Key West in search of the people who personify the Florida Keys’ unique, funky, laid-back island culture. Stories From The Overseas Highway begins Thursday at 10:40 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. The second installment of Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, And begins at 8:00 pm Friday.

Trumpeter Chris Botti, a gifted instrumentalist and a charismatic performer in the realm of contemporary jazz, has simultaneously captured the attention of the pop music world. The group of Botti’s featured guest artists, along with his world-class band, includes Sting, Steven Tyler and more, all on Chris Botti In Boston, beginning Friday at 9:00 pm.

Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim, on Austin City Limits, beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries airs at 8:50 pm on Saturday.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams 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. Find out what happens on Place To Call Home, beginning at 9:50 pm on Saturday.

 

Highlights April 2-8

KLRU Highlights

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.

Highlights March 26 – April 1

KLRU Highlights

Over five centuries, Chatsworth Estate has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is presently the home of the current 12th Duke of Devonshire and his family. We take a look behind the doors of the house and stroll around the vast gardens and estate, talking to the Duke and Duchess to find out the real truth behind Chatsworth, on Secrets of Chatsworth, airing at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters on Masterpiece airs at 8:00 pm on Sunday.

When a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer amongst a group of suspects all seeking to reinvent themselves. This episode of Father Brown airs Sunday at 10:00 pm, and the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Ovarian Psychos features a new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles are redefining identity and building community through their bicycle crew, airing Monday at 9:00 pm.

“Amazing Grace” explores the treatment of women in the legal industry from the late 1940’s through today. Specifically, it follows the story of Missouri Attorney Grace Day who was the lone woman in her law school class in 1948 and endured torment from her professors and peers. Amazing Grace airs at 10:00 pm on Monday.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. This back-and-forth of cultural influences has always been at the heart of flamenco, and A’lante Flamenco are the latest tellers of this story. A’lante begins at 10:30 Monday night.

See how laws and mechanisms for international justice are created in the wake of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. General Yamashita’s conviction for crimes against civilians establishes a command responsibility doctrine. The General’s Ghost airs Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls-such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala-are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and identify the perpetrators. The Blind Eye airs Tuesday 8:00 pm.

See how postwar justice has been revitalized over the past two decades, but is limited in confronting the exponential rise in civilian tolls-sexual violence and genocide-occurring in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other countries. In Our Time airs Tuesday 9:00 pm.

On Story airs at 10:00 pm with Robert Mark Kamen. He looks back on his long-time working relationship with Luc Besson and his approach to writing description, violence, and well-developed characters in films such as The Fifth Element, The Transporter, and the Taken franchise.

Chris Cooper, the Academy Award® winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others on this On Story, airing at 10:30 pm.

Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses, Yosemite National Park. Watch Nature Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages — a sword both prized and feared. This NOVA special airs Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Baiae… An escape for ancient Rome’s powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich, on Secrets of the Dead, airing at 9:00 pm on Wednesday.

On Austin City Limits, 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, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday and at 9:30 pm on Friday.

John Doe is an actor and musician who co-founded the Los Angeles punk band X. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions including Great Balls of Fire!, Roadside Prophets, Roswell and more. His latest book, Under the Big Black Sun, explores the LA punk rock movement and its evolution. This episode of Overheard with Evan Smith begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

The actor traces the life of Jesus’ close confidant and apostle, St Peter, by looking at the New Testament’s account of him taking charge after the Messiah’s death. Watch David Suchet In The Footsteps Of St. Peter, beginning at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet visits “The Big Bend” of Texas with stops to learn its history and climb to a mountaintop classroom. 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. The Daytripper begins at 8:30 pm Thursday and 10:00 pm the following Saturday.

The mother of a deceased one-time carnival queen is found dead in a stream. Once again, Barnaby must dig up the past to solve the case. Dead Letters, Parts 1 & 2 from Midsomer Murders begin at 9:00 pm and 9:52 pm on Thursday.

Above the Sea (Columbia University) – In the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Fei, a young lady of the evening, must decide how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance. Directed by Keola Racela. Un Mundo para Raul (Columbia University) – When thirteen-year-old Raul is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a treacherous game of power and pride unfolds between the boys. Directed by Mauro Mueller. The Film School Shorts begins at 10:38 pm on Thursday.

Sway to LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl as he leads the orchestra in an evening of Latin music, including works by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin, on this episode of Great Performances, airing at 8:00 pm on Friday.

In Sacred Hearts, singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez’s latest work carries the weight of generations, which airs at 10:30 pm on Friday.

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 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Many years have passed since Dr. Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. But Ballarat is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be. Amid the upheaval, the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother’s mysterious death. Doctor Blake Mysteries begins at 8:50 pm on Saturday.

The Prodigal Daughter on Place To Call Home is a 3-part series that will help guide viewers through the realities of the home-buying process. Follows three families as they search for a home. Along the way they learn about credit history, appraisals and inspections, qualifying for a loan, closing costs and more. Watch the first episode beginning at 9:50 pm on Saturday.

Dead Reckoning: War & Justice starts 3/28 on KLRU

Dead Reckoning: War & Justice is a series which reveals how the model of justice conceived by the Allies in the wake of World War II has evolved into a standard by which all conflicts are judged. The series explores the origins of the Allied response to these unique situations, along with transformative conflicts and atrocities that have, for 70 years, shaped conceptions of war and peace.

See how laws and mechanisms for international justice are created in the wake of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. General Yamashita’s conviction for crimes against civilians establishes a command responsibility doctrine. The General’s Ghost airs Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM.

Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls-such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala-are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and identify the perpetrators. The Blind Eye airs Tuesday, March 28th at 8:00 PM.

See how postwar justice has been revitalized over the past two decades, but is limited in confronting the exponential rise in civilian tolls-sexual violence and genocide-occurring in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other countries. In Our Time airs Tuesday, March 28th at 9:00 PM.

New season of Midsomer Murders starts 3/23 on KLRU

Now in its 11th season in England, MIDSOMER MURDERS has become an international phenomenon. The rural countryside of a fictional county in England provides the backdrop for this crime series based on the novels of Caroline Graham. A lush visual style, quirky characters (frequently wealthy eccentrics), and ubiquitous red herrings recall classic public television British mysteries of the past. At the center of the MIDSOMER MURDERS investigations is Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, played by actor John Nettles (Bergerac).

Local PC Ben Jones steps into CID and DS Scott’s shoes to help Barnaby investigate the garrotting of two house hunters outside a deserted – supposedly haunted – house. The owner is anxious to sell, but the estate agent, Harriet Davis, who is representing Jack Magwood, seems reluctant to let anyone see the property. The House In The Woods, Part 1 airs Thursday, March 23rd at 9:00 PM and Saturday, March 25th at 9:50 PM. The House In The Woods, Part 2 airs Thursday, March 23rd at 9:50 PM and Saturday, March 25th at 10:40 PM.

The mother of a deceased one-time carnival queen is found dead in a stream. Once again, Barnaby must dig up the past to solve the case. Barnaby is convinced he has seen two people from an earlier mystery around the village. He is puzzled because the people in question were brutally murdered. Is Barnaby seeing ghosts? Catch Dead Letters, Part 1 Thursday, March 30th at 9:00 PM and Saturday, April 1st at 10:38 PM. Dead Letters, Part 2 airs Thursday, March 30th at 9:52 PM and Saturday, April 1st at 11:30 PM.

Wealthy, eccentric, obese aristocrat Freddy Butler 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. Vixen’s Run, Part 1 airs Thursday, April 6th at 9:00 PM and Saturday, April 8th at 10:38 PM. Vixen’s Run, Part 2 airs Thursday, April 6th at 9:52 PM and Saturday, April 8th at 11:30 PM.

Blackmail, revenge and, of course, murder strike again in Midsomer. Barnaby has plenty of suspects with motives but no real proof. For once his investigations take him beyond the confines of Midsomer, with trips to the seaside – where he even takes time out for a paddle. Down Among The Dead Men, Part 1 airs Thursday, April 13th at 9:00 PM and Saturday, April 15th at 10:39 PM. Down Among The Dead Men, Part 2 airs Thursday, April 13th at 9:48 PM and Saturday, April 15th at 11:37 PM.