PBS Primetime Program Highlights – October 18-24

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Week of October 18 – 24, 2015

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 

In this week’s highlights:

  1. Announcement
  2. On-air Picks of the Week
  3. New and Notable Videos               
  4. Local Connections Google Map
  5. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

Announcement

 

  • *NEW* Stream all GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE episodes prior to premiere via PBS Anywhere platforms. http://to.pbs.org/1KmvBnC

 

On-air Picks of the Week

 

  • *NEW* PBS continues to air hit British programs on Sunday nights. On Sunday, October 18, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW “Pastry” begins at 7:00 p.m. ET (check local listings,) followed by HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Three” at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET and INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE “Part Four” at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. The night concludes with THE WIDOWER “Part Three” at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* The PBS Arts Fall Festival celebrates its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs. Week three brings GREAT PERFORMANCES “Billy Elliot the Musical Live” on Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET.

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • MARY TYLER MOORE: A CELEBRATION full-length episode. Premieres Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:00-9:00p.m. ET (check local listings).

 

  • INDEPENDENT LENS “Stray Dog” full-length episode. Premieres Monday, November 9, 2015, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings).

 

Embeddable Clips:

  • AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON preview. Premieres Monday, September 21, 2015, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

  • MERCY STREET The Green Family preview. Premieres Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Local Connections Google Map

  • Below is a link to our Local Connections Google Map, which includes information connecting national programs to local markets. Visit the map at: http://ow.ly/clSq7.

We will update this map weekly, so be sure to check back for updates.

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015

 

7:00-8:00 PM:

Check local listings; station schedules vary

*NEW* THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, Season 2 “Pastry” (#207) (HD) (TV-PG)

View the competition to update suet puddings, create perfect religieuses and make puffed pastries.

Watch the full-length episode. | Watch an embeddable clip.

                  http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/g/GREAT-BRITISH-BAKING-SHOW.aspx
8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Three” (#4575) (HD) (TV-PG)

See what actions Alison, Claire and Pat take and the consequences they face.

Watch the full-length episode.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/

@masterpiecepbs

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE “Part Four” (#4521) (HD) (TV-PG)

The viceroy gets a royal welcome, but Ian gets bad news.

Watch the full-length episode. | Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE

@masterpiecepbs

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* THE WIDOWER “Part Three” (#103) (HD) (TV-PG)

Find out if a legal ruling could lead to Malcolm’s downfall.

Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/The-Widower.aspx

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

ANTIQUESROADSHOW “Seattle” (Hour Three) (#1718) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

#antiquesroadshow

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

ANTIQUESROADSHOW “Chicago” (Hour One) (#1922) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

#antiquesroadshow

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING “Hong Kong” (#104) (HD) (TV-PG)

Join Phil as he puts his palate to the test, trying the unknown and exploring the city.

Watch the full-length episode. | Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/ILL-HAVE-WHAT-PHILS-HAVING.aspx

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

THE FORGOTTEN PLAGUE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (FPLG) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AMERICAN-EXPERIENCE.aspx

@AmExperiencePBS

 

9:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* FRONTLINE “Immigration Battle” (#3316) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Gain insight into the hard-fought battles and secret negotiations over immigration reform.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/FRONTLINE.aspx

@frontlinepbs

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* NATURE “Pets: Wild at Heart” (#3305-3306) (HD)

Delve into the secret world our petsinhabit, ruled by their intrinsic wild behavior and abilities.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NATURE.aspx

#NaturePBS | @PBSNature

 

“Playful Creatures” (#3305) (TV-G)

Discover how the playful games of parakeets, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats, revered rabbits and Peruviandogs are just a whisker away from the wild. Mini-cameras, moving x-rays andnight vision cameras expose their secret lives.

 

9:00 PM-10:00 PM:

NOVA “Sinkholes: Buried Alive” (#4203) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NOVA.aspx

@novapbs

 

10:00 PM-11:00 PM:

*NEW* THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN “What Makes Me?” (#102) (HD) (TV-PG)

Learn how our personality, memories and sense of self all emerge from neural activity.

Watch the full-length episode. | Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/b/THE-BRAIN-WITH-DAVID-EAGLEMAN.aspx

#BrainPBS

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR “Episode #1404” (#1404) (HD) (TV-G)

THIS OLD HOUSE: Flitch beams; landscape plan • ASK THIS OLD HOUSE: Richard and Kevin go to Germany!

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/t/THIS-OLD-HOUSE-HOUR.aspx

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Grantchester: Episode 4” (#4554) (HD) (TV-14, V, L) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE

@masterpiecepbs

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

ANTIQUESROADSHOW “Chicago” (Hour One) (#1922) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

#antiquesroadshow

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

 

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5517) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Gwen Ifill and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK-WITH-GWEN-IFILL.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

 

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (#315) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

 

9:00 PM-12:00 AM:

*NEW* GREAT PERFORMANCES “Billy Elliot the Musical Live” (#3915) (HD) (TV-PG)

Enjoy Elton John’s award-winning musical about an English boy and his journey from boxing to ballet.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/g/GREAT-PERFORMANCES.aspx

@GPerfPBS| #pbsarts

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Gary Clark, Jr./Courtney Barnett” (#4104)(TV-PG) (HD)

Experience the modern rock, blues and soul of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. and Australia’s Courtney Barnett.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx

 

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