Highlights July 31 to August 6

Posted on July 28, 2023

Monday, July 31

Discover hidden treasures such as 1920 World Series stubs, a Charles Rohlfs music stand from around 1905 and an Ohio folk art double portrait, ca. 1838. One is the top find of the night! Antiques Roadshow Cleveland, Hour One at 7:00 pm.

See how the home cooks put it all on the plate in their last chance to impress before the finale. From carne asada tacos to corn chaat to chicken chapli, the cooks prepare dishes inspired by a close friend and recipes that changed their lives. Great American Recipe at 8:00 pm.

Paralyzed by late-stage ALS, Kathryn clings to a mordant wit as she yearns to witness her daughter's wedding. Shot from her fixed point of view, watch a family grappling with the daily demands of disability and in-home caretaking. POV Eat Your Catfish at 9:00 pm.

When the media gets wind of Mary Thorn's alligator story, she's characterized as just another crazy "Florida Man." Florida Woman peels back the curtain on the media's portrayal of a nurturing woman --an ex-pro wrestler turned animal lover, who challenges the state in order to save her pet alligator. Mary and her gator Rambo reveal the humanity and complexity behind the viral headlines. Reel South Florida Woman at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, August 1

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus, three pioneering scientists who've made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world while knowing little about their own ancestry. Finding Your Roots Science Pioneers at 7:00 pm.

Some of the South's most influential creators take us to the places that feed their imaginations: author Jesmyn Ward, screenwriter Michael Waldron, poet Natasha Trethewey, and songwriters Justin Moore,Tarriona "Tank" Ball and Thao Nguyen. Southern Storytellers Episode 3 at 8:00 pm.

The Golden Gate Bridge is an engineering marvel that symbolizes America's can-do spirit. Explore if America can continue to execute bold and ambitious infrastructure projects in the 21st century. Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein The Golden Gate Bridge at 9:00 pm.

Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sarah Polley and author to discuss her storytelling career and her new film Women Talking, which screened at the Festival. On Story A Conversation with Sarah Polley at 10:00 pm.

The documentary provides a unique look back at the classic Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, The Yearling by the late Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the subsequent classic MGM Oscar-winning film by the same name 75 years later with memories in film and commentary by not only the Oscar-winning child actor Claude Jarman, Jr., but many of the Florida folks who worked on the film in the Ocala National Forest of Florida in the 1940s. Their memories and home movie clips from the filming by the late Oscar winner Gregory Peck weave a colorful story. From Novel to Movie: The Yearling in Florida at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 2

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan fronts the team helping scientists investigate the lives of some of Australia's most iconic animals. Koalas, fruit bats and kangaroos take the cameras into their secret worlds. Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries Australia at 7:00 pm.

In "The Urban Jungle," Shane explores the modern city: an ecosystem built by, for us. He encounters three species thriving in the city, reckons with our complex urban history, and envisions a new and wilder urban future. Human Footprint The Urban Jungle at 8:00 pm.

In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons. And NASA's New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt. Nova The Planets: Ice Worlds at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy an hour with maverick Texas singer/songwriter and artist Terry Allen. The Guggenheim Fellowship winner performs songs from his lauded LP Just Like Moby Dick, as well as classics from his back catalog. Austin City Limits Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, August 3

Jonathan Adams sets off across America to explore Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces and life. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America at 7:00 pm.

Chet and crew look back on the best (and worst) of the first 100 episodes of "The Daytripper." They reminisce on their favorite stories and make some new memories too. The Daytripper 100th Episode at 8:00 pm.

A fishing trip ends in disaster when the boat's engine blows up who's to blame? Callum sees Al breaking the law and tells Finn that Al is corrupt. Hope Street S2, Episode 9 at 8:29 pm.

Police officers investigate a daring robbery at the local whiskey distillery, exposing Al as a liar and thief and Concepta drops a massive bombshell. Hope Street S2, Episode 10 at 9:15 pm.

Hannah decides to take justice into her own hands, but a message from Bianca stops her in her tracks. Hannah and Billy make a breakthrough in their case linking police corruption to the Mimicas and share it with their boss. Before We Die S2, Episode 4 at 10:00 pm.

Friday, August 4

Mary heads to the dramatic Yorkshire coastline to celebrate a unique bonfire party, explore the ancient seaport of Whitby and sample some classic, coastal comfort food -fish and chips and ice cream. Mary visits a small smokehouse that has been run by the same family for five generations, where she helps to smoke herring to make their world-renowned kippers. To end her time in Yorkshire, Mary helps a local community with their unique bonfire for Guy Fawkes Night. Inspired by all she sees, Mary makes a rustic smoked trout pate, followed by a one-pot haddock and shrimp feast. She also makes some of her favorite warming bonfire food - smoky firecracker drumsticks, posh jacket potatoes and her glorious granny's sticky ginger cake as the sky comes alive during an epic seaside firework display. Mary Berry's Simple Comforts Yorkshire Coast at 7:30 pm.

See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming "The Poet of the Common Man" and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride. Country Music The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968) at 8:00 pm.

Enjoy an hour with maverick Texas singer/songwriter and artist Terry Allen. The Guggenheim Fellowship winner performs songs from his lauded LP Just Like Moby Dick, as well as classics from his back catalog. Austin City Limits Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, August 5

Legendary alternative rock pioneers Pavement deliver modern rock highlights in a career-spanning hour. The veteran California band mark their thirtieth anniversary with a rare television performance. Austin City Limits Pavement at 7:00 pm.

The team must prove Neville's innocence after Professor Cartwright is murdered. DI Karen Flitcroft from the Department of Policing Standards takes over the investigation. The investigation leads Naomi and Selwyn to Justin West at the preppers commune. Death in Paradise Sins of the Detective at 8:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot The Mystery of the Spanish Chest at 8:55 pm.

Leonard is devastated when a halfway house resident is found dead. The man confessed suicidal thoughts to Will, but is this suicide or murder Grantchester on Masterpiece at 9:50 pm.

Recall the early days of post-WWII Europe through the nuclear arms race, American paranoia, the Korean War and the Soviet movement into Europe as well as McCarthyism, NATO and the Warsaw PACT leading up to the building of the Berlin Wall. Highlighted films include The Third Man, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Soldier Of Fortune, The Manchurian Candidate, Bridge Of Spies and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. Cold War & Cinema The Cold War Begins 1945-1960 at 10:48 pm.

D.I. Ray makes a shocking discovery which has a huge impact on both her investigation and her personal life. D.I. Ray Episode 4 at 11:35 pm.

Sunday, August 6

Eric Hanson heads deep into the backcountry to explore the mountains, glaciers and wildlife around Alaska's capital city of Juneau. Epic Trails Juneau, Alaska at 12:30 pm.

In the heart of a city in the northern Netherlands, a once-extinct Eurasian otter makes an unlikely appearance. THE OTTER: RETURN OF A LEGEND provides a look into the life of the elusive creature and the measures needed to protect the valuable freshwater ambassador. Otter: Return of a Legend at 5:00 pm.

Check out the vibrant contemporary murals that are bursting on the walls of Austin and energizing the city's urban architecture. Meet the artists who are transforming and beautifying spaces with their uplifting public art. Muraling Austin Big, Bright & Bold at 6:00 pm.

Ridley discovers a shocking connection between the murder case and the arson attack which killed his own family. Ridley finds himself closing in on the truth of what happened on that fateful night. Ridley The Numbered Days, Part 2 at 7:00 pm.

Geordie is placed on desk duty as Elliot contrives to force him to resign. The next murder case is handed to Larry, who wisely enlists the help of Miss Scott. Grantchester on Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Will has disappeared, but with Bonnie about to give birth, Geordie must find him and bring him to his senses before it is too late. Grantchester on Masterpiece at 9:00 pm.

Margot marries Bocker. As the new managing director of United Metal Works, he wants to have ammunition manufactured. Our Miracle Years at 10:00 pm.