Home Fires tells the story of a rural English town on the verge of World War II. Watch parts 1-6 back-to-back Sunday starting at 5:30 pm.
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. Independent Lens airs at 9:00 pm Monday night.
Photographers Hakeem Adewumi and Moyo Oyelola take a global tale and make it feel like home on this Arts In Context, airing at 10:30 pm Monday.
Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself, on a Dorothea Lange episode of American Masters, airing at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
Inside Iraq, as militias and the military fight for the future of the country. The film examines the power of the militias, the impact on civilians and the places where ISIS has been pushed out. Frontline begins at 9:00 pm Tuesday.
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship and love. All Of Me by Independent Lens airs Tuesday at 10:00 pm.
Great Zebra Exodus explores parenthood and the fragility of young life—from zebras to lapwings to meerkats. It’s a tale of loyalty and sacrifice, of home and exile, of death and new life, set against the backdrop of one of Africa’s most surreal landscapes. Watch this episode of Nature at 7:00 pm Wednesday.
Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. As the hair-raising launch 90 feet up draws near, the program explores the Colditz legend and exposes the secrets of other ingenious and audacious escapes. Then, after a 70-year wait, the team finally finds out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded. This episode of Nova airs at 8:00 pm Wednesday.
Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg’s film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as “pure joy.” My Love Affair With The Brain airs at 10:00 pm Wednesday.
Country music rocks on ACL with Eric Church. The country superstar performs hits and tunes from his bestselling album The Outsiders. Austin City Limits airs at 10:00 pm on Wednesday.
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. In 2014, she was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world and by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers. Watch Katharine Hayhoe talk on Overheard With Evan Smith, airing at 7:00 pm on Thursday.
David seeks out the man behind the biblical stories, looking at how he carved an identity as both leader and flawed believer during the earliest days of Christianity on David Suchet In The Footsteps Of St. Peter, which airs at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Chet heads north of Houston to explore a town built along the railroad. He visits its many historic sites and takes a flight on a WW2 B-17 “flying fortress” bomber. To polish off the day, he attempts to eat a “Mega Mel” burger coming in a 1 1/2 feet tall. The Daytripper airs at 8:30 pm Thursday.
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 at 9:00 pm. Part two begins at 9:50 pm. They air as a pair again, Friday night at 9:50 and 10:40 pm.
Taissa Farmiga stars in Share as a 15-year-old girl facing her return to school after someone shared an explicit video of her online. Next, watch as racial tensions explode between young people waiting in line to buy the hottest new sneakers on the market in Hypebeasts. Film School Shorts begins at 10:40 pm Thursday.
View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in inspiring her – and millions of others – as TV’s first independent career woman, on Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration, airing at 8:00 pm.
Discover how the prolific creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism. Features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Russell Simmons and others. The Norman Lear special of American Masters airs at 9:00 pm
In this week’s On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of tv. On Story begins at 10:30 pm.
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, airing at 7:00 pm on Saturday.
Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded with a group of hedonists. They soon become desperate to escape, for at Hotel Cuba, the dish of the day is death. The episode of Father Brown begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday.
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 9:00 pm Saturday night.