Schedule Highlights

Highlights June 23 to June 29

Posted on Wed, 6/19

Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country; while Ross watches Cornwall struggle under the power of Truro's MP, George Warleggan, Demelza's infidelity leaves her torn between her husband and a lovesick Hugh on Masterpiece Poldark at 7 p.m. Sunday.

When a tragic car accident becomes something altogether more suspicious, Endeavour's investigation leads him to the Oxford astrophysics department and a television puppet studio on Masterpiece Endeavour at 8 p.m Sunday & 8:49 p.m. Saturday.

Film stars discuss their work with host Ramin Setoodeh on Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Jamestown is spooked as ghostly happenings fuel rumors that Samuel has risen from the grave; Reddick gets everyone battle-ready as news comes in of a Spanish attack on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends, but some guests prove more welcome than others, and along with the celebrations come deceit and heartache on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Negotiating differences between religion and belief through drag shows, passion play, political action and partnership in a small Arkansas town on POV The Gospel of Eureka at 9 p.m. Monday.

Activist Joey Mataele, co-founder of the Tonga Leitis Assoc., organizes a beauty pageant, mentors a young leiti rejected by her family, and works with fundamentalist Christians regarding Tonga's anti-sodomy and cross-dressing laws on Pacific Heartbeat Leitis in Waiting at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Historian James Holland explores how amphetamine use affected the course of World War II on Secrets of the Dead World War Speed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigative journalists recall the events that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 on Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Over the course of two years, a Pakistani woman fights for the rights of DACA recipients, her parent's immigration status and the certification of her marriage to a U.S. citizen on Dream With Me at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Documentary filmmakers Chapman and Maclain Way talk about their Emmy Award-winning documentary Wild Wild Country on On Story at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Some of the Amazon's secrets include boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins and a strange new reef on Rivers of Life The Amazon at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Neil Armstrong's family and friends recall his achievements before and after the Apollo 11 moon landing, including his role in the inquiry into the Challenger disaster and his efforts to encourage young people to explore space and flight on NOVA First Man on the Moon at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bill Nye advocates the importance of science, research and discovery, taking on deniers of climate change, evolution and a science-based world view on POV Bill Nye: Science Guy at 9 p.m. Wednesday & 8 p.m. Friday.

Country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll sing songs from their albums Midwest Farmer's Daughter and Lovers and Leavers on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez discusses some of his work, including Sin City, Spy Kids and Alita: Battle Angel on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The American College of the Building Arts; the old tradition of rice harvesting; a traditional gourmet dinner at Revival; a tour of the haunted Old City Jail in Charleston, S.C.; the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basket weaving on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Lavender; historic courthouse used in the film True Grit; buggy museum; brewery; traditional 9-pin bowling with German residents of Blanco, Texas on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The body of a farmer is found in the middle of a stone circle and suspicion leads to a group of druids on Midsomer Murders The Sleeper Under the Hill at 9 p.m. Thursday & 10:19 p.m. Saturday.

Lady Felicia and Mrs. McCarthy are taken hostage when a midnight train robbery goes awry on Father Brown The Great Train Robbery at 10:39 p.m. Thursday.

American Graduate: Getting Austin Talent to Work at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

New evidence suggests that many of Leonardo da Vinci's ideas can be traced to other scientists, as far back as 1,700 years on Secrets of the Dead Leonardo:The Man Who Saved Science at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Soul and gospel performances by CeCe Winans and St. Paul and The Broken Bones on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Friday.

A new musical director for the bell-ringers of St. Mary's leads to discord, disharmony and the blood-curdling sound of murder on Father Brown The Passing Bell at 8 p.m. Friday.

Highlights June 16 to June 22

Posted on Wed, 6/12

British detectives employ trailblazing techniques to unmask perpetrators on Secrets of Scotland Yard at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The murder of a schoolgirl brings Endeavour back to Oxford, but when he refuses to accept that the main suspect is guilty, he has to uncover the truth and rescue a victim before it is too late on Masterpiece Endeavour at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Film stars discuss their work with host Ramin Setoodeh on Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 9:30 p.m. Sunday & 10 p.m. Tuesday.

There's a big revelation when Secretary Farlow returns from England with a charming alchemist; Maria turns to the Rutters when she gets framed for a crime on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Following Matthew's untimely death, Mary struggles to come to terms with her loss; Edith experiments with modernism on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Composer Craig Hella Johnson and the choral group Conspirare create a three-part oratorio for hate crime victim Matthew Shepard on Considering Matthew Shepard at 9 p.m. Monday.

The assault of a teenage girl by members of a high school football team garners national attention and results in the sentencing of two key offenders after social media evidence is uncovered online on POV Roll Red Roll at 10 p.m. Monday.

The first documentary to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual on The Lavender Scare at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The terrorist objectives of a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the United States military, gaining strength since the 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va on Frontline Documenting Hate: New American Nazis at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The significance of the Juneteenth holiday; stories about black culture and history on Juneteenth Jamboree: A Retrospective at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 p.m. Wednesday & 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Producer and director Roger Corman talks about independent filmmaking and his work, which includes more than 500 film credits on On Story at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The Nile, the world's longest river, provides a lifeline for Africa's elephants and leopards, extreme kayakers and ancient wonders on Rivers of Life The Nile at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A global adventure to find out where whales, birds of prey, crocodiles and elephants came from on When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jazz keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Native American novelist Tommy Orange discusses There There, which chronicles Native Americans in Oakland, Calif on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The art of chocolate making in Interlaken, Switzerland; making duck schnitzel in Texas Hill Country; traditional Hangi feast in Whakatane, New Zealand; making gin in Montreal; bulgogi, a classic Korean beef dish on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Food Around the World at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Fishing on Lake Fork, Texas; historic square with a see-through public restroom; museum dedicated to the dairy business on The Daytripper Sulphur Springs, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jones goes under cover at the base of a new-age cult called The Oblong Foundation after a young female member goes missing on Midsomer Murders The Oblong Murders at 9 p.m. Thursday.

When Lady Felicia's home comes under threat, Father Brown must seek help from an unlikely ally on Father Brown The Honourable Thief at 10:39 p.m. Thursday.

The Cleveland Orchestra celebrates its centennial with a concert featuring works by Mozart, Strauss and Ravel; with pianist Lang Lang on Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration at 8 p.m. Friday.

Choral music conductor Robert Shaw's interpretations of classical music's choral masterpieces inspire generations of musicians on American Masters Robert Shaw -- Man of Many Voices at 9 p.m. Friday.

Country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll sing songs from their albums Midwest Farmer's Daughter and Lovers and Leavers on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lady Felicia and Mrs. McCarthy are taken hostage when a midnight train robbery goes awry on Father Brown The Great Train Robbery at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights June 9 to June 15

Posted on Wed, 6/5

A death at an international sporting event leads Endeavour to investigate more than just the crime on Masterpiece Endeavour at 7 p.m. Sunday.

A ship heralds the arrival of James Read's wife, and the Rutters run into trouble on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

The family travels to Duneagle Castle, while the servants spend Christmas at Downton on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

The life and work of playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry, and her role in the civil rights movement on American Masters at 9 p.m. Monday.

Film stars discuss their work with host Ramin Setoodeh on Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 10 p.m. Monday & Wednesday.

A man searches for his childhood friend who encouraged him to come out; a man looks for a student who inspired him on We’ll Meet Again Coming Out at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Violent protests and street demonstrations erupt when police raid New York's Stonewall Inn in 1969 on American Experience Stonewall Uprising at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

State governments and Wall Street lead America's public pensions into a $4 trillion hole on Frontline The Pension Gamble at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Problem gambling among baby boomers, including the emotional and financial consequences and treating gambling addictions in older adults on Growing Old Gambling at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber discuss The Disaster Artist and its adaptation to film on On Story at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Tiny survivors of the animal kingdom around the world, from a hummingbird that travels thousands of miles north each year to baby turtles swimming in the open ocean on Nature Nature’s Miniature Miracles at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Although an asteroid collision with Earth could be deadly, some entrepreneurs believe asteroids containing iron, nickel and other elements could be highly profitable on NOVA Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In an effort to keep both crocodiles and humans safe, experts train crocodiles to associate the sound of a bell with an electric shock on Operation Maneater Crocodile at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Modern rock and soul with Florence and the Machine; Andra Day performs songs from her debut Cheers to the Fall on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss talks about Presidents of War and the state of U.S. democracy on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chet heads to Jacksonville where the history is juicy, the cuisine is soulful and adventures await on The Daytripper Jacksonville, TX at 8 p.m. Thursday.

When a young woman is found dressed like a bride and drowned in a bath, it triggers several wedding-themed murders in Great Worthy on Midsomer Murders Echoes of the Dead at 9 p.m. Thursday & 10:19 p.m. Saturday.

The Kembleford Ramblers' annual outing takes a tragic turn when the local lord is found strangled on Father Brown The Skylark Scandal at 10:38 p.m. Thursday.

Amplifying stories and issues important to Austin on Decibel Race: A Tales of Two Austin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Composer Craig Hella Johnson and the choral group Conspirare create a three-part oratorio for hate crime victim Matthew Shepard on Considering Matthew Shepard at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally pursues love and inspiration throughout his six-decade career in theater on American Masters at 9 p.m. Friday.

Jazz keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

When Lady Felicia's home comes under threat, Father Brown must seek help from an unlikely ally on Father Brown The Honourable Thief at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The disappearance of a teacher at a public school tests Endeavour's investigative skills on Masterpiece Endeavour at 8:49 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights June 2 to June 8

Posted on Wed, 5/29

A year in the lives of Freddie and Stuart as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday; Violet moves on from the divorce; Ash has news on Vicious Special at 7 p.m. Sunday.

A murder at an army base threatens long-held secrets among a regiment; a protest at a hair salon exposes growing racial tensions in Oxford on Masterpiece Endeavour at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Amy Adams and Nicole Kidman; Mahershala Ali and John David Washington; Felicity Jones and Constance Wu discuss their work on Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 9:30 p.m Sunday.

The Pamunkey find a way to teach the Sharrows a lesson, which means major heartache for Alice; Yeardley's tested when he tries to intervene on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Change affects many at Downton Abbey; the yearly cricket match settles old scores on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

The battle to secure La Fiere bridge, a critical route inland for allied forces invading France on D-Day, June 6, 1944 on Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fiere at 9 p.m. Monday.

The U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion scales the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on June 6, 1944, on a mission to destroy six German cannons on D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc at 10 p.m. Monday.

A look at Chasing the Moon from American Experience, which unveils the media spectacle and personal drama surrounding the 10-year odyssey to land a man on the moon on PBS Previews: Chasing the Moon at 11 p.m. Monday & 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon learn details about grandparents who had remained a mystery to them on Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Chronicling the life and career of the storied political leader from his teenage years living among Native Americans, through his struggle with alcoholism, to his defining roles as a general, congressman and governor of two states on Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Comic and writer Ali LeRoi, co-creator of Everybody Hates Chris, talks about writing, directing and creating for television on On Story at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Wildlife cameraman Vianet Djenguet discovers an African Eden in his homeland, the Congo, and finds a jungle tribe that reveres his great-grandfather on Nature My Congo at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Two pilots construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world on NOVA The Impossible Flight at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Americana music with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit; singer-songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco talks about her book, No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

A kayak tour in Everglades National Park; Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens; local craft cocktails; tracking dolphins; photographer Clyde Butcher on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Climbing the world's littlest skyscraper, mountain biking the urban trails and eating red tacos on The Daytripper Wichita Falls, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

When a social services investigator is found dead in a river, Barnaby finds that a number of suspects have had run-ins with the investigator on Midsomer Murders Dark Secrets at 9 p.m. Thursday & 10:19 p.m. Saturday.

Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered on Father Brown The Kembleford Dragon at 10:38 p.m. Thursday.

Amplifying stories and issues important to Austin on Decibel Aging in Austin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, Falsettos offers a funny yet poignant look at a modern middle-class family on Live From Lincoln Center Falsettos at 8 p.m. Friday.

Modern rock and soul with Florence and the Machine; Andra Day performs songs from her debut Cheers to the Fall on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Kembleford Ramblers' annual outing takes a tragic turn when the local lord is found strangled on Father Brown The Skylark Scandal at 8 p.m. Saturday.

A death at an international sporting event leads Endeavour to investigate more than just the crime on Masterpiece Endeavour at 8:48 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights May 26 to June 1

Posted on Wed, 5/22

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 30th anniversary broadcast of the annual concert honoring the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on National Memorial Day Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Young women looking for a better life arrive in the English colony of Jamestown in 1619, where they are duty bound to be married to the early Virginian settlers on Jamestown at 10:05 p.m. Sunday.

Branson has a strong supporter in his corner after making a tough decision, and Robert and Cora's relationship is under greater pressure on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Authors Sebastian Junger and Karl Marlantes provide insight into what it's like to be a soldier in times of war, including training, battle and coming home on Going to War at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The bond between military working dogs and their handlers, soldiers who make decisions based on the behaviors of the dogs who lead their patrols on Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love at 10 p.m. Monday.

This documentary, accentuated by stunning imagery of America's largest military base, follows the volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at the Army base on Operation Appreciation at 11 p.m. Monday.

Scientist Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring and other writings advance the global environmental movement on American Experience at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

An up-close look into sex trafficking, including how victims are groomed and sold, as well as how undercover police target traffickers and buyers on Frontline Sex Trafficking in America at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Writer and director Tony Gilroy discusses his career and what is needed to make a living as a writer on On Story at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The history of Junior Achievement, including challenges it has faced and how it has impacted young people with lessons in financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship over the past 100 years on Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday.

An exploration of the hearts, minds and souls of elephants on Nature Soul of the Elephant at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Retracing Einstein's thought experiments reveals the simple ideas that reshaped the world's understanding of gravity on NOVA Inside Einstein’s Mind at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Physicist Brian Greene traces the breakthrough moments, near misses and frustrations encountered by Albert Einstein as he came to discover his theory of relativity on Light Falls at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Alternative rockers LCD Soundsystem perform hits and songs from American Dream on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday & 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Politico's Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman talk about their book, The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival; Cajun-style dancing at Glide Studios; Tabasco; harvesting peppers; farming crawfish; historic village of Vermilionville; a performance by the Magnolia Sisters, an all-female Cajun band on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Lafayette and Cajun Country, LA at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Exploring one of the oldest towns in Texas named after a Tejano hero of the Texas Revolution; Guadalupe River; the three largest pecans in the world; ghost hunting in the Magnolia Hotel on The Daytripper Segiun, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The remains of a famous racing driver turn up at Darnley Park School, 40 years after he was thought to have drowned in the Lake District on Midsomer Murder Death in the Slow Lane at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Tensions rise to deadly levels when a performance troupe of anarchists arrive in Kembleford on Father Brown The Blood of the Anarchists at 10:39 p.m. Thursday.

Amplifying stories and issues important to Austin on Decibel Transportation & Traffic at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman documents the day-to-day experiences of living and working in the farming community of Monrovia, Ind on Morovia, Indiana at 8 p.m. Friday.

Americana music with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit; singer-songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The auction of a Fabergé egg at an Oxford college coincides with a series of murders; Morse mentors a young detective constable on Masterpiece Endeavour at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights May 19 to May 25

Posted on Wed, 5/15

Sister Hilda digs deep to give a terminally-ill patient her final wish; Valerie and Trixie testify in court; Fred and Reggie keep secrets from each other on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The revolutionaries and the army prepare for the next assault, and the fighting becomes more bloody and desperate; Jean Valjean arrives at the barricade to find Marius, conflicted over his feelings about the man who promises to take Cosette from him on Masterpiece Les Misérables at 8 p.m. Sunday.

A look at Chasing the Moon from American Experience, which unveils the media spectacle and personal drama surrounding the 10-year odyssey to land a man on the moon on PBS Previews: Chasing the Moon at 9:30 p.m. Sunday & 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A terrible crime throws suspicion on the whole of Jamestown on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

An exciting offer for Edith divides opinion and new maid Ivy is attracting attention below stairs. Meanwhile, Anna's perseverance finally pays off and Matthew's concerns about the estate grow on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

The life and career of Norman Mineta, from his family's imprisonment in a U.S. internment camp during World War II to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the cabinets of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on Norman Minets and His Legacy: An American Story at 9 p.m. Monday.

Four high school wrestlers in Alabama face injustices and challenges on and off the mat as they pursue the state championship on Independent Lens Wrestle at 10 p.m. Monday.

Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn learn about the challenges faced by their immigrant ancestors, who came to America from Italy, Russia and India on Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Russian immigrant Emma Goldman verbally attacked the U.S. government, big business and World War I before becoming expatriated in 1919 on American Experience Emma Goldman at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

An investigation into the 30-year grievance that transformed the U.S. Supreme Court and turned confirmations into partisan conflicts on Frontline Supreme Revenge at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Writer and filmmaker Peter Hedges talks about his process of writing novels and screenplays, from What's Eating Gilbert Grape to Ben Is Back on On Story at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Tracing the 400-year evolution of Broadway in New York, from its beginnings as a Native American road to the electrically-lighted theater district known as the Great White Way on 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved on Nature Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Forensic archaeologist Cat Jarman and her team investigate the Great Heathen army, a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the 9th century on NOVA Lost Viking Army at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse code to Apple's unveiling of the first-ever iPhone in 2007; how the next generation of smartphones may allow for communication just by thinking on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Grammy-winning art-rock performer St. Vincent on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) discusses policy and her bid for the U.S. presidency on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cartoonist Ricardo Caté; the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection; Cowgirl BBQ; Ten Thousand Waves; Meow Wolf; Tomasita's 40-year history; the historic La Fonda on the Plaza; two of the original Harvey Girls on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Santa Fe, NM at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Climbing lighthouses and fishing the South Texas wetlands on The Daytripper Port Isabel, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

A woman who was crushed to death with a giant round of cheese on Midsomer Murders Schooled in Murder at 9 p.m. Thursday & 9:39 p.m. Friday.

Suspicions are aroused as the holiest house in Kembleford is linked to the death of a wanton woman on Father Brown The House of God at 10:37 p.m Thursday.

Amplifying stories and issues important to Austin on Decibel Water at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tony Award-nominee Megan Hilty presents a versatile set of musical theater favorites as well as classic standards on Live From Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. Friday.

The life and 50-year career of director Mike Nichols, one of only two people who have won Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards on American Masters at 9 p.m. Friday.

Concert series taped 300 feet underground at Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee on Bluegrass Underground Sweet Lizzy Project at 10 p.m. Friday.

Alternative rockers LCD Soundsystem perform hits and songs from American Dream on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tensions rise to deadly levels when a performance troupe of anarchists arrive in Kembleford on Father Brown The Blood of the Anarchists at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Awaiting his hearing, Martin has not been able to practice, but this does not stop patients from asking for medical advice on Doc Martin All My Trials at 8:49 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights May 12 to May 18

Posted on Wed, 5/8

Trixie cares for heavily pregnant Heather Pugh, who learns she has a serious health concern; Mother Mildred decides that Sister Frances is ready to attend her first solo birth on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Paris is on the brink of revolt as unrest spreads through the streets and taverns, among students and the working-class; Javert redoubles his efforts to find Jean Valjean on Masterpiece Les Misérables at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Under media scrutiny, the team races to find the evidence they need to prove the identity of Hayley's killer on Masterpiece Unforgotten at 9:07 p.m. Sunday.

Jocelyn's fate is sealed as Temperance receives a letter from England; Redwick strikes a covert deal that will change Jamestown forever on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Branson's political views land him in hot water, and Sybil's loyalty is tested to the limit. Meanwhile, Ethel is torn between head and heart as she makes a difficult decision about her son's future on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

A unique view of the work done by vineyard workers and small producers in California's Napa Valley, one of the premier wine growing regions in the world on Independent Lens Harvest Season at 9 p.m. Monday.

Objects in the Islamic art galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris reveal connections that unite Western and Islamic traditions in art, science and literature on Great Museums: The Art of Islam at the Met and the Louvre at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Actor Andy Samberg and author George R.R. Martin explore new information about their families uncovered by DNA analysis on Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley finds fame in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show on Annie Oakley: American Experience at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A moment by moment investigation of the mass protests on the Israel-Gaza border on Frontline One Day in Gaza at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Westworld writers and producers Bridget Carpenter and Carly Wray talk about research, what to do when the story conflicts with authenticity and crafting a world that mirrors the past on On Story at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Engineering feats that made modern civilization possible, from the connection of roads and bridges to rail networks and a continent-wide freeway system on 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved on Nature Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Canadian anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels to sites in Kazakhstan, genetics labs in Denmark and anthropology museums in Russia to unlock mysteries surrounding the first riders of wild horses on NOVA First Horse Warriors at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China to its use as a weapon of war; how adding hydrogen allowed rockets to carry astronauts to the moon on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

New Orleans musician Mary Gauthier performs confessional songs on Bluegrass Underground at 10 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

John Prine performs songs from his critically acclaimed recent album, The Tree of Forgiveness, as well as gems from his catalog on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Filmmaker Ed Zwick discusses his career, including his film Trial by Fire on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Barryland serves as a breeder for St. Bernard dogs; designing an authentic Swiss watch; a gondola ride to the top of the Alps on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The second largest meteor crater in America; re-creations of Stonehenge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; Friday Night Lights football on The Daytripper Odessa,TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

A serial killer strikes members of a chess club on Midsomer Murders The Sicilian Defence at 9 p.m. Thursday & 9:39 p.m. Saturday.

When Mallory's pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit Father Brown The Sacrifice of Tantalus at 10:35 p.m. Thursday.

Decibel introduces us to people and programs helping former inmates get their lives back on track on Decibel Re-Entry: A Second Chance at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tony Award-winner Annaleigh Ashford performs in the Appel Room on Live From Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall honor George and Ira Gershwin with favorites, including Love Is Here to Stay and They Can't Take That Away From Me on Great Performances at 9 p.m. Friday.

Grammy-winning art-rock performer St. Vincent on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Suspicions are aroused as the holiest house in Kembleford is linked to the death of a wanton woman on Father Brown The House of God at 8 p.m. Saturday.

It is the annual Portwenn versus Port Carran race and Morwenna needs to find a replacement rower on Doc Martin Blade on the Feather at 8:49 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights May 5 to May 11

Posted on Wed, 5/1

Nurse Crane's back troubles return with a vengeance; Lucille cares for an unmarried teenage mother who wants to keep her baby on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Jean Valjean and Cosette leave the convent to start a new life in Paris, although Jean worries it could be dangerous; the Thénardiers plot their revenge on Masterpiece Les Misérables at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Cassie and Sunny get closer to the truth about Hayley's disappearance, but the case takes a devastating turn for Cassie on Masterpiece Unforgotten at 9:07 p.m. Sunday.

Henry acquires many new friends as he presents his newfound riches to the townfolk, but his return pushes Alice to take drastic action on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Edith is enthusiastic about her wedding and hopes to convince her family that Strallan's age does not matter on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Native Hawaiian inmates are sent to a private prison thousands of miles away in the Arizona desert on Independent Lens Out of State at 9 p.m. Monday.

Filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider demonstrate the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today on And Then They Came for Us at 10:01 p.m. Monday.

Asian-Americans in California's Central Valley use art to bridge their ancestral cultures with California's contemporary culture on Next Gen Asain American Art at 11 p.m. Monday.

Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn about stories within their own family trees on Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Profiling the pioneering aviator whose plane disappeared during her 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the Earth on American Experience Amelia Earhart at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

President Donald Trump's gamble to confront China over trade on Frontline Trump’s Trade War at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A Quiet Place screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods talk about creating tension and telling a story with little dialogue on On Story at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

K-9 Unit Officer Isaac Ho'opi'i saves numerous people at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, but he is unable to forget those he was unable to save on Pacific Heartbeat Corridor Four at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Exploring the world of moose in the Canadian Rockies, focusing on a calf's first year of life on Nature Moose: Life of a Twig Eater at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Scientists try to determine the cause for the increasing megafire threat by exploring the physics of fire, how firestorms move and travel and by analyzing aerial drone and satellite data to catch fires before they start on NOVA Inside Megafire at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dog sleds to Henry Ford's Model T; the next generation of self-driving automobiles on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World The Car at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Concert series taped 300 feet underground at Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee on Bluegrass Underground Billy Strings at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

An hour of blue-eyed soul with Sam Smith and Anderson East on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks about immigration and his memoir Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens; stunt driving; Shields Date Garden; pollinating date trees; date shake; Joshua Tree National Park on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Greater Palm Springs, CA at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Permian Basin's history with oil; the boyhood home of President George W. Bush; Iraqi food with Texas hospitality on The Daytripper Midland, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Life and death imitates art as a murder matches that of a 1960s horror film on Midsomer Murders Death and the Divas at 9 p.m. Thursday & 9:39 p.m. Saturday.

When Father Brown and Mallory go missing, it's up to the gang to save them from a man hell-bent on revenge on Father Brown The Darkest Noon at 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

Amplifying stories and issues important to Austin on Decibel Workforce Development at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo presents a soulful evening of song on Live From Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. Friday.

A retrospective look at the career of theater producer and director Harold Prince, a career that spans 60 years and 21 Tony Awards on Great Performances Harold Prince: The Director’s Life at 9 p.m. Friday.

John Prine performs songs from his critically acclaimed recent album, The Tree of Forgiveness, as well as gems from his catalog on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

When Mallory's pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit on Father Brown The Sacrifice of Tantalus at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Penhale organizes a police open house but the turnout is not what he expected on Doc Martin Accidental Hero at 8:49 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights April 28 to May 4

Posted on Wed, 4/24

Poplar welcomes a new cervical cancer screening clinic to the Institute and Dr Turner, Shelagh and Trixie are pleased to be part of the exciting new venture; the prospect of a new romance for Lucille brightens the mood at Nonnatus House on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. Sunday.

After revealing his true identity, Jean Valjean breaks free from the guards to find Fantine in the infirmary, and makes a vow to find her daughter Cosette before he is imprisoned again on Masterpiece Les Misérables at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Cassie and Sunny realize the men lied about that night; Jake speaks to Tim Finch's ex-wife; the team uncover some disturbing information about Chris; Cassie worries about her dad on Masterpiece Unforgotten at 9:06 p.m. Sunday.

Alice turns to James for help as news about Henry spreads around the town; Verity falls back into dangerous old habits on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Cora's mother sweeps into Downton for Matthew and Mary's wedding, but with the couple's relationship under strain they might not make it to the altar on Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Rising temperatures and longer days prompt plants to awaken and flower; animals move from winter homes to summer breeding grounds and other emerge from hibernation on Nature American Spring LIVE: Birth and Rebirth at 7 p.m. Monday.

The Korean War serves as a turning point in world history with narrator John Cho on Korea: The Never-Ending War at 9 p.m. Monday.

Scientists track the mass movements of animals as they transition from winter refuge to spring nesting grounds, and how migration patterns and behaviors may shift due to climate change on Nature American Spring LIVE: Migration at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Cougars, wolverines, wolves and grizzlies are among the inhabitants of the Rocky Mountains, a mountain range spanning 3,000 miles on The Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Survivors reflect on the trauma of the Holocaust, how it affected their childhood, and the rest of their lives on Frontline The Last Survivors at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes, 83, circles the globe delivering messages of healing and self-empowerment on Eva: A-7063 at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Climate change can disrupt the connections between plants and animals by altering the timing of weather and plant growth on Nature American Spring LIVE: Connections at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In the Middle Ages, architects constructed great Gothic cathedrals that have stood for centuries on NOVA Building the Great Cathedrals at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Robots are first conceptualized in ancient Rome; how uses for robots have evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba; what future robots might be able to do on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World The Robot at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Oklahoma-based Turnpike Troubadours evolve from acoustic explorations to roadhouse rock on Bluegrass Underground Turnpike Troubadours at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Singer-songwriter Father John Misty performs songs from Pure Comedy; psych rockers The Black Angels on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Susan Page, USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief, talks about her book, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Exploring Lake Taupo by kayak; hiking Huka Falls; cooking in hot geo-thermal pools in Te Puia; the Waimangu Volcanic Valley's active volcano; the national kiwi bird; the history and community of the marae on Samantha Brown’s Places to Live Central North Island, New Zealand at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The National Videogame Museum; headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys; traditional cowboy breakfast; cutting-edge sushi on The Daytripper Frisco, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Barnaby and Jones are called in to investigate the death of amateur astronomer Jeremy Harper, who was killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite on Midsomer Murders Written in the Stars at 9 p.m. Thursday & 9:39 p.m. Saturday.

Father Brown uncovers secrets, hypocrisy and murder at a finishing school for young ladies on Father Brown The Demise of the Debutante at 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

The Decibel team dispels mental illness myths and looks at programs and people making mental health a priority in Central Texas on Decibel Mental Health at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Emilio and Gloria Estefan receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -- the first married couple or musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor on Gloria and Emilio Estefan: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at 8 p.m. Friday.

An hour of blue-eyed soul with Sam Smith and Anderson East on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

When Father Brown and Mallory go missing, it's up to the gang to save them from a man hell-bent on revenge on Father Brown The Darkest Noon at 8 p.m. Friday.

Martin and Louisa are desperate to stop James' biting, so the try Mel's suggestion of amber beads on Doc Martin From the Mouths of Babes at 8:49 p.m. Friday.

Highlights April 21 to April 27

Posted on Wed, 4/17

The team tries to unite an estranged mother and daughter who are both pregnant; Trixie's friend is devastated to discover she is pregnant on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Desperately poor, Fantine leaves Paris to find work and must make a heartbreaking decision to give her daughter Cosette a better way of life; Jean Valjean forges a new identity and Javert is determined to catch him out on Masterpiece Les Misérables at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Cassie and Sunny decide to interview Peter, Chris, James and Tim about the time they stayed in the rented holiday cottage on Masterpiece Unforgotten at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Redwick sees a chance to stir up civil unrest when Yeardley is struck by illness; Jocelyn realizes she may have underestimated Temperance on Jamestown at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Tensions arise as Downton Abbey hosts a lavish Christmas party on Downton Abbey Christmas at Downton Abbey at 11 p.m. Sunday.

How the city of San Francisco secured its water supply, the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park on Water From the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay at 9 p.m. Monday.

Police, citizens, community leaders and government officials deal with the consequences of violence in Baltimore on Independent Lens Charm City at 10 p.m. Monday.

A look at the history of black businesses and entrepreneurship in America includes the stories of Madam C.J. Walker, John H. Johnson, Berry Gordy and Reginald F. Lewis on Boss: The Black Experience in Business at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

An investigation explores both sides of the abortion debate through the stories of women struggling with unplanned pregnancies on Frontline The Abortion Divide at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Linda Woolverton, the first woman to write an animated feature for Disney, talks about her work, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent on On Story The Original Disney Princess: A Conversation With Linda Woolverton at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

A celebration of Mary Tyler Moore's career includes video clips and comments from friends and co-stars on Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Exploring the abilities of butterflies, including their 360-degree infrared vision, camouflage, chemical weaponry and flight on Nature Sex, Lies and Butterflies at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Scientists, engineers and political leaders devise a plan to save the Dead Sea, whose levels have declined by more than 65 feet since 1976 on NOVA Saving the Dead Sea at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A look at inventions that gave humans the ability to fly, from Leonardo da Vinci's flying machines to modern commercial planes on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World The Airplane at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Americana artist Brandi Carlile's music relays personal stories of life, love and loss on Bluegrass Underground Brandi Carlile at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Texan Kacey Musgraves performs songs from her album Golden Hour; roots rocker Lukas Nelson and his band play songs from their self-titled album Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Austin City Limits at 11 p.m. Wednesday & 9 p.m. Friday.

Presidential historian and author Douglas Brinkley discusses the turbulence of the 1960s and President John F. Kennedy's plan to put a man on the moon on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Host Hari Sreenivasan explores topics such as technology, scientific discovery and innovation on SciTech Now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The American College of the Building Arts; the old tradition of rice harvesting; a traditional gourmet dinner at Revival; a tour of the haunted Old City Jail in Charleston, S.C.; the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basket weaving on Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Charleston, South Carolina at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Exploring the legacy of Vice President John Nance Garner in Uvalde, Texas; South Texas sweetbread gorditas; driving World War II U.S. Army tanks on The Daytripper Uvalde, TX at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Convicted murderer Grady Felton's return to the village is met with anger by the locals; when a barrister is killed, he becomes a suspect on Midsomer Murders Murder of Innocence at 9 p.m. Thursday & 9:39 p.m. Saturday.

Father Brown spies trouble when Lady Felicia returns to Kembleford on Father Brown The Face of the Enemy at 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

Amplifying stories and issues important to Austin on Decibel at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Curators of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art visit 1,000 destinations across America to assess what is happening in art on State of the Art at 8 p.m. Friday.

Americana artist Brandi Carlile's music relays personal stories of life, love and loss on Bluegrass Underground Brandi Carlile at 10 p.m. Friday.

An all-star global concert celebrating International Jazz Day features performances by The Manhattan Transfer, Fatoumata Diawara and Hassan Hakmoun on International Jazz Day From St. Petersburg at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Singer-songwriter Father John Misty performs songs from Pure Comedy; psych rockers The Black Angels on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Father Brown uncovers secrets, hypocrisy and murder at a finishing school for young ladies on Father Brown The Demise of the Debutante at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Morwenna's parents surprise her with a visit from Kenya, but their bad news threatens to ruin the trip; Martin intervenes when Louisa's first Skype call goes off track on Doc Martin Faith at 8:48 p.m. Saturday.