Highlights December 11 to December 17

Posted on December 9, 2023

Monday, December 11th

Grab your tissues for an emotional special episode full of guests who wear their hearts on their sleeves. Standouts include an 1888 Joseph Nawahi oil, a Navajo Ute First Phase blanket, and a Gambrinus beer stein. One is now $1.5 million-$2 million. Antiques Roadshow Tearjerkers at 7:00 pm.

Head, shoulders, knees, and ROADSHOW! Give a big hand to this eye-catching collection of standouts from our body of work including a Willie Sutton prison-escape head and hand, an over-the-shoulder saxhorn, and a Victorian puffy heart charm necklace. Antiques Roadshow Body of Work at 8:00 pm.

THE FLORIDA KEYS: 200 YEARS OF PARADISE celebrates the uniquely colorful and often dramatic history of our nation's southernmost subtropical isles. Beginning with the planting of the U.S. flag on Key West in March 1822, the documentary uncovers two centuries of booms and busts, shipwrecks and pirates, engineering feats, natural disasters, artistic and literary achievement, sport fishing, ecological conservation, and restoration and renewal. The film also explores the often overlooked history of Black contribution to the development of the Keys and the legacy of pioneers such as Sandy Cornish - a former slave who built Key West's most successful farm in the 19th century and became a prominent civic leader. The hour-long program takes viewers on a historic journey to one of the most fascinating and exotic places in the country, discovering the people and events that make the Conch Republic unforgettably offbeat. The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 12th

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square join with award winning artists Lea Salonga and Sir David Suchet for Season of Light: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, a festive and uplifting Christmas special. This concert will illuminate your holiday experience with timeless carols, treasured songs, and a story of heroic service. Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at 7:00 pm.

THE REAL BEDFORD FALLS: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE explores the connections between Seneca Falls, New York, and Bedford Falls, the fictional setting of the beloved movie It's A Wonderful Life. The Real Bedford Falls: It's A Wonderful Life at 8:30 pm.

How a young National Guardsman allegedly leaked classified documents onto the Discord chat platform. With The Washington Post, Jack Teixeira's alleged leak of national security secrets, why he wasn't stopped, and the role of platforms like Discord. Frontline Inside The Discord Leaks at 9:00 pm.

Challenging either religious or scientific dogma can prove explosive. The One True Faith looks at the once-sacrilegious beliefs of Galileo and shows the uproar caused by the Scopes Monkey Trial. The program also examines the work of Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall, who proved that ulcers were caused by bacteria, and explores the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo that led to a horrifying massacre. Free To Speak The One True Faith 10:00 pm

Wednesday, December 13th

Journey from Canada's high arctic to boreal forest and discover how polar bears, coastal wolves, lynx and more survive in the North. Timing and seizing opportunity can mean the difference between life and death in this wild and rugged outpost. Nature Canada: Surviving The Wild North at 7:00 pm.

Discover Campi Flegrei, a lesser-known volcano in the shadow of Vesuvius. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Meet the scientists exploring its geography and developing a warning system to prevent Naples from becoming the next Pompeii. Nova The Next Pompeii at 8:00 pm.

What were the last days in Pompeii like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago? The dazzling discovery of an intact wooden chariot, the only one ever found, provides new insight into the social classes of the ancient city. Secrets of the Dead Last Days of Pompeii at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, December 14th

200,000 years ago, a new species appeared on the African landscape -- Homo sapiens. Scientists imagined eastern Africa was a real-life Garden of Eden, but the latest research suggests we evolved in many places across the continent at the same time. Diversity is etched into our biological blueprint. DNA from a 19th Century African-American slave is forcing geneticists to re-think the origins of our species. The idea is that our ancestors met, mated and hybridized with other types of human in Africa -- creating ever greater diversity within our species. First Peoples Africa at 7:00 pm.

Chet visits one of the most vibrant historic squares in Texas. He dines on some "sugar bacon" and eats a monster burger. He then explores the history of the town and golfs in a modern way at locally-based Top Golf. Daytripper McKinney, TX at 8:00 pm.

In the early 20th century, thrill-seeking adventurer Augustus Post helped steer America through a revolution in transportation. He bought the first motor car in New York City, became the 13th man to fly an airplane in the U.S., and once held the world distance record in an air balloon - ushering in a new world in which anyone could be an explorer. THE UNFORGETTABLE AUGUSTUS POST tells the story of Post's life as a tale of imagination, spectacle and discovery, employing animation and radio broadcast re-enactments. __The Unforgettable Augustus Post__ at 8:30 pm.

Martin and Louisa have their first fertility consultation with Dr Emma Ryder. Well aware that Martin is able to perform the tests himself, she reminds him that he is the patient now, not the doctor. Guest starring James Lance (Ted Lasso) and Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones). Doc Martin Equilibrium at 8:59 pm.

Sparks fly when Marlene meets an outspoken farmer who hates the police. A stressed-out Finn is pushed to a breaking point. Hope Street at 9:45 pm

MEMPHIS BELLE: HER FINAL MISSION is an hour-long documentary that tells the story of two teams: the crew who flew her into combat and the restoration team that took 13 years to return her to her former glory. Two teams, separated by more than six decades, are bound together by their love of this remarkable and historic plane called the Memphis Belle. Memphis Belle: Her Final Mission at 10:30 pm.

Friday, December 15th

From the coast of Maine to the hills of the Berkshires, New England is a uniquely magical place to celebrate the holidays. Join host Lindsay Paris as she visits eight regional destinations to take a look at the traditions and events that make Christmas in New England so special. Christmas In New England at 7:30 pm.

An exhilarating live theatrical adaptation of Alice In Wonderland, created and performed by Chicago's Tony-Award winning Lookingglass Theatre Company. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's beloved stories and infused with physical risk world-class circus arts, this Alice transports audiences down the rabbit hole with new twists on the beloved characters and story, creating a wildly entertaining adventure for all ages. Lookingglass Alice at 8:00 pm.

Singer/songwriter Allison Russell and indie rock act The Weather Station offer an hour of acclaimed music. Russell performs her renowned album Outside Child, while the Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman, plays tunes from her LP Ignorance. Austin City Limits Allison Russell/The Weather Station at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, December 16th

Apogee Air, a company that provides flight training, aircraft management and pilot services. This is a story about making sacrifices for a long-term goal. Start Up Apogee Air: Waterford, MI at 6:00 pm.

Delight in the throwback country music of Brandy Clark and Charley Crockett. Nashville-based hit songwriter Clark performs cuts from her highly acclaimed Your Life is a Record. Lone Star native Crockett plays tunes from his album Music City U.S.A. Austin City Limits Brandy Clark/Charley Crockett at 7:00 pm.

Lady Felicia's impromptu visit coincides with Father Brown helping out a friend at an exclusive gentlemen's club. Father Brown The Company of Men at 8:00 pm.

Poirot and Hastings are staying at a Cornish resort. Conversing with Magdala "Nick" Buckley, Poirot believes that someone is out to kill her, confirmed when he finds a bullet that Nick had thought to be a wasp shooting past her head. Poirot suspects someone in Nick's inner circle. Agatha Christie's: Poirot The Peril at End House at 8:46 pm.

Sunday, December 17th

Rich, famous, successful... an enigma hiding in plain sight. Lucy Worsley examines Agatha Christie's later life, and discovers how she became the Queen of Crime. Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen Unfinished Portrait at 7:00 pm.

Siegfried's First World War experiences resurface as he struggles to save a racehorse. Helen faces a decision over James's TB testing plan. All Creatures Great and Small Surviving Siegfried at 8:00 pm.

TB testing mistakenly puts a prize cow in danger. Helen struggles with her lifelong vocation. Mrs. Hall and Tristan have brushes with love. All Creatures Great and Small What A Balls Up! at 9:00 pm.

D.I. Ray and the team race to track down Anjuli Kapoor, making more than one grim discovery in the process. This is no honor crime. D.I. Ray at 10:00 pm.