Highlights January 17 to January 23
Posted on Jan 14, 2022
Monday, January 17
Get wowed by wonders at Wadsworth Mansion including a 1953 D'Angelico guitar, a couture ball gown made around 1885 and Larry Bird game-worn sneakers. Can you guess which is valued at $190,000? Antiques Roadshow Wadsworth Mansion Hour 3 at 7:00 p.m. Monday.
Watch wow-worthy West Fargo appraisals at Bonanzaville such as a 1919 Babe Ruth Home Run Record award, an 1876 Centennial Exhibition sketchbook and a mother-of-pearl button suit made around 1970. Which is the top find of the hour? Antiques Roadshow Bonanzaville Hour 3 at 8:00 p.m Monday.
A white filmmaker sets out to document students of color enrolled in Boston's Clemente Course in the Humanities. He finds out that when it comes to exploring the city's history of racism and gentrification, it's his own education he needs to reckon with. Independent Lens A Reckoning In Boston at 9:00 p.m. Monday.
Mothers across the South reflect on the challenges of quarantine and keeping community alive on Reel South: Hindsight Volume 3 at 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, January 18
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raul Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way. Finding Your Roots Children of Exile at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Pull the curtain back on some of Broadway's most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering exclusive behind-the-scenes access to shows including "Aladdin," "Jagged Little Pill," "Diana - The Musical," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," "Waitress" and "Wicked," the film follows each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights. Great Performances Reopening - The Broadway Revival at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. The alliance of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president and their role in the battle over truth and lies. Frontline United States of Conspiracy at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Trust Me is a feature documentary that explores manipulation and misinformation at the intersection of human nature and information technology. It explains how that drives a need for media literacy. Expert interviews point the way toward a positive future. Trust Me at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 19
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan leads a team using state of the art cameras, offering a fresh look at the lives of some of the animals in our oceans such as sharks, elephant seals, turtles and gannets. Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries Oceans at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Wielding chainsaws to extract fossils frozen into the permafrost and flying drones to map thousands of footprints, intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the unlikeliest of places -- the cold and dark of the Arctic Circle. NOVA Alaskan Dinosaurs at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.
The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator is the story of an epic underwater shark attack that leads investigators on a search for the ocean's most fearsome predator. However, this isn't a case of a shark attacking a human, but that of a sea creature that devoured a great white shark. The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Relish the distinctive sounds of St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy's Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness. Austin City Limits St. Vincent/Joy Olakokun at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, January 20
Celebrating 10 years of Overheard, hear from top authors who have been on the show on Overheard with Evan Smith Ten Years of Overheard: Authors at 7:03 p.m. Thursday.
In this episode, comedian and political satirist, W. Kamau Bell sits down to discuss his path to stand - up, and reflects on what he’s learned from having tough conversations about race and identity as the host of CNN's Emmy-winning “United Shades of America”. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan W. Kamau Bell at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Chet heads to the coastal prairie to SCUBA dive with old amusement park rides and visit a fish hatchery turning out millions of Texas Red fish every year. Chet eats a Wagyu meatball sub from an old gas station and enjoy tiki drinks and ramen. Daytripper Lake Jackson, TX at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
The Bleakridge Watch patrols the streets of their remote village, exposing anyone who steps outside the law. When one of their members dies, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter uncover just how far some people will go for power. Last acting appearance of Clive Swift (Keeping up Appearances). Midsomer Murders Crime and Punishment, Part 1 & 2 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
One notable feature of the geography of the United Kingdom is its castles, with a continued legacy history that could fill entire libraries. Delves into the history of some very well-known fortresses,and other less famous ones, all with their astonishing legends, dark mysteries and extraordinary secrets. Fortifications featured include Bodiam, Bamburgh, Fraser, Beaumaris, Caerphilly, Lincoln, Conwy, Fyvie, Kidwelly and Glamis Castle. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends United Kingdom at 10:00 p.m. Thursday.
Friday, January 21
Florence, Italy was the cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of the modern world. From Dante to Leonardo Da Vinci to Michelangelo, this central Italian town produced the greatest concentration of artistic genius in history. In Florence: The Art of Magnificence, host Dr. Rocky Ruggiero tells the story of Florence through its art, architecture and history, and celebrates the legacy of the creative explosion that is still present in the city today. Florence: The Art of Magnificence at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Narrated by Steve Martin, Vermeer, Beyond Time focuses on both Johannes Vermeer's work and his family life, covering his conversion to Catholicism, his artistic contemporaries, and the short-lived Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. The film examines his individual paintings and teases out what has come to be known as the Vermeer style - the representation of light, the interplay of color, and the effects of perspective across places and objects. Vermeer's paintings depict a world inhabited by refined and cultivated women, respectful or troublesome servants, charming young people and learned men. His ruthless elimination of objects and other details that serve no purpose results in images that suspend time and leave viewers wanting to know more. The documentary adds much to our understanding and knowledge of the painter, while still allowing for the mystery and allure of his art. Vermeer, Beyond Time at 8:00 p.m. Friday.
The series Dream of Italy captures the essence of what travelers and viewers are looking for-unique food and wine experiences, a deep connection to the local people, and a chance to explore genealogy and roots. In the new half-hour special Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special, host Kathy McCabe travels to the hilltop town of Cortona to meet New York Times best-selling author Frances Mayes. Mayes' beloved 1996 memoir Under The Tuscan Sun recounts many travelers' quintessential fantasy: moving to Italy to renovate a countryside villa. With the help of a 2003 big-screen adaptation shot on location,Mayes' dream of Italy has captivated fans around the world. Now, in the Tuscan Sun Special, viewers have the chance to see the Italy that Mayes knows and loves. The author and her husband invite Kathy for a tour of their villa, Bramasole, including a glimpse of the rarely seen interior. Mayes then introduces Kathy to her neighborhood, a place where visitors can feel an authentic sense of community within just a few days. Later, Cortona's chef Silvia gives a cooking lesson with local ingredients, and master jeweler Sebastian explains Tuscany's gold-smithing tradition. Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Relish the distinctive sounds of St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy's Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness. Austin City Limits St. Vincent/Joy Olakokun at 10:00 p.m. Friday.
Saturday, January 22
Charlie goes back to college where he gets schooled by a bee professor & her students -- working on cutting edge bee research. Then, Charlie and crew find themselves in Louisiana. After suffering devastating blows caused by Hurricane Laura, a local resident sought out Charlie and tasked him with one of his toughest removals yet. If you thought live bees were scary, wait until you come across dead bees...and lots of them. Let’s hope you can stomach it better than this good ole beekeeper! Charlie Bee Company Bee School and a Hurricane at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ever heard of a state appetizer? Unless you live in Rhode Island, the answer is likely no, as this tiny state is the first -- and only -- to pursue this particular display of state pride. But the story of the calamari industry in Rhode Island is surprisingly rich, with many layers to bite into. Roadfood Rhode Island: Calamari at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
Revel in a performance from pop superstars Duran Duran. The British icons perform songs from their album Future Past, as well as greatest hits. Austin City Limits Duran Duran at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
An archaeologist is poisoned with arsenic during a dig and Parker soon has a suspect who confesses, however evidence points to her not being the culprit. The owners of the land also fall under suspicion as they were against the dig. The problem for Parker was how the arsenic was ingested, with no suspect evidence being found. The Commissioner advertises for a new officer and Sergeant Hooper is shocked at his choice of Marlon Pryce whom he knows only too well. Death In Paradise Season 10, Episode 2 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday.
Poirot's Mediterranean cruise is disrupted when an unlikeable passenger is found murdered in her stateroom. Agatha Christie's: Poirot Problem at Sea at 9:00 p.m. Saturday.
The mysterious law-writer, Nemo, has been found dead in his lodgings; Lady Deadlock has taken an interest in his identity and her lawyer is investigating. Esther has been entrusted with the running of Bleak House by John Jarndyce, her guardian. Bleak House Episode 2 at 9:55 p.m. Saturday.
To meet their connection in Aden, Fogg and Passepartout hire a camel driver to cross the desert. Bad idea! Can Abigail and her new acquaintances rescue them? Around The World In 80 Days On Masterpiece Episode 3 at 10:50 p.m. Saturday.
Circumstantial evidence points to the countess's young friend having poisoned her, but without a motive, Oskar and Max must widen the search. A breakthrough in Max's analysis of the countess's dreams opens a new line of investigation. Vienna Blood The Melancholy Countess, Part 2 at 11:50 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday, January 23
Enjoy Billboard chart-topping Broadway star Shoshana Bean's captivating performance in this concert special as she unleashes her passion and powerhouse vocals, igniting a dazzlingly diverse selection of songs. Stars On Stage from Westport Country Playhouse Shoshana Bean at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.
Charlie goes back to college where he gets schooled by a bee professor & her students -- working on cutting edge bee research. Then, Charlie and crew find themselves in Louisiana. After suffering devastating blows caused by Hurricane Laura, a local resident sought out Charlie and tasked him with one of his toughest removals yet. If you thought live bees were scary, wait until you come across dead bees...and lots of them. Let’s hope you can stomach it better than this good ole beekeeper! Charlie Bee Company Bee School and a Hurricane at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Invited to a wedding in India, Fogg has his diplomatic skill tested when a British officer arrests the groom. Unwittingly drugged, Fogg spills his true motivation for the trip to Abigail. Around The World In 80 Days On Masterpiece Episode 4 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.
Medical advice clashes with farming wisdom as James and Helen have their first quarrel. Mrs. Pumphrey's dog gets Tristan in trouble. All Creatures Great and Small On Masterpiece We Can But Hope at 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
A beggar girl finds a mutilated corpse in the slums. Strasser warns Oskar that the investigation is not their concern, but when Oskar receives anonymous messages relating to the murder, he can't resist delving further. Vienna Blood The Devil's Kiss, Part 1 at 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
Lady Dedlock's interest in the dead law-writer has waned. She has instructed Tulkinghorn to cease enquiries - but he is curious. Esther has received an impulsive proposal of marriage from Guppy, and has firmly rejected it. After attending a court hearing, Miss Flite collapses. Bleak House Episode 3 at 10:00 p.m. Sunday.