Highlights March 13 to March 19

Posted on March 10, 2023

Monday, March 13

New Nashville appraisals at Cheekwood Estate & Garden, including a Marilyn Monroe signed autograph, 1986 - 1987 Michael Jordan basketball cards & sticker, and a Tiffany & Co. diamond & sapphire bracelet, ca. 1960. One is up to $50,000! Antiques Roadshow Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

Adapted from the play by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, and starring Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn in a virtuoso solo performance as World War II Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski in a genre-defying true story of a reluctant hero and Holocaust witness. After surviving the devastation of the Blitzkrieg, Karski swears allegiance to the Polish Underground and risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and ultimately, the Oval Office. Escaping a Gestapo prison, bearing witness to the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and confronted by the inhumanity of a death camp, Karski endures unspeakable mental anguish and physical torture to stand tall in the halls of power and speak the truth. Strathairn captures the complexity and legacy of this self-described "insignificant, little man" whose timely story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world. The program also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes companion film produced by The WNET Group's Exploring Hate initiative that examines the ongoing relevance of Jan Karski's story for today's world. Great Performances Remember This at 8:00 pm.

PASSAGE TO SWEDEN tells the lesser-known, compelling story of events occurring in Scandinavia and Budapest during WWII. It focuses on the heroic actions of ordinary people who saved the lives of thousands of Jews and fellow countrymen. Passage to Sweden at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 14

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan, revealing the Irish American experience through their families. Finding Your Roots No Irish Need Apply at 7:00 pm.

The role of the Federal Reserve's "easy money" policies in the current economic uncertainty. From the Great Recession to the rise in inflation, the ongoing fragility of the financial system and the widening gap between Wall St. and Main St. Frontline Age of Easy Money at 8:00 pm.

FROM WALL STREET TO BAY STREET is an hour-long documentary that examines and compares the financial and banking systems of the United States and Canada. The basis for both financial systems was laid by the revolutionary founding father Alexander Hamilton. The film traces the history of both systems and features interviews with an impressive list of experts that includes a former prime minister, bank CEOs, academics, and other business leaders. From Wall Street to Bay Street at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 15

Explore some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology. Based on a book of the same name. Nature The Serengeti Rules at 7:00 pm.

Journey to Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. Join a group of scientists and locals investigating the spike in volcano activity that turned paradise into an inferno. Nova Kilauea: Hawai'i On Fire at 8:00 pm.

Was the T-Rex, the most iconic of all dinosaurs, as mighty and fearsome as its legend? Explore the evolutionary path of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, following the journey of two dinosaur brothers and the theoretical evolution of the species from smaller dinosaurs originating in Asia, based on new fossil findings in China. Forced to fight for food, dominance and survival, the T-Rex evolved into the terrifying predator of its time. Using stunning CGI and expert insights, T-REX: AN EVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY tells the story behind the development of the most famous dinosaur of them all. T-Rex: An Evolutionary Journey at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy an hour featuring acclaimed British soul singer and songwriter Yola. The Bristol native performs tunes from her solo debut Walk Through Fire. Austin City Limits Yola at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, March 16

The families' lives are all headed in the right direction. By successfully following their financial plans we now see significant changes for the families. Questions are left unresolved. Did the families achieve their goals? Opportunity Knock$ Do Families Reach Their Goal$? at 7:00 pm.

Kelly Corrigan sits down with lawyer, professor, and former Solicitor General of the U.S. Neal Katyal for a conversation about government structure and what to expect from those who are in positions of power.Neal speaks ab out higher justice as a way to serve society’s needs and shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court. He also recalls times when he thought the US was about to have a constitutional crisis. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Neal Katyal at 7:30 pm.

In a town that epitomizes Texas Bar-B-Q, Chet interviews 3 different pit masters, each with their own spin on Texas que. He visits a museum dedicated to the governor who defeated the KKK in Texas and goes fishing on the best "crappie" lake in the state. The Daytripper Taylor, TX at 8:00 pm.

Join the crime writer as she investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale's goddaughter during her 11-day disappearance in 1926. Christie's involvement in the case influenced her later work. Starring Ruth Bradley as Agatha Christie. Agatha and the Truth of Murder at 8:29 pm.

Discover the writer's plan to sell a manuscript that kills off her famous detective-Hercule Poirot. Struggling with money and under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK, Agatha (Helen Baxendale) must come up with an enormous sum. Agatha and the Midnight Murders at 10:01 pm.

Friday, March 17

As Riverdance prepared to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special gala performance in Dublin in 2020, an international company of Irish dancers were locked in intense rehearsals. BORN TO RIVERDANCE is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of one of the most successful dance productions in the world. Born to Riverdance at 7:30 pm.

Peter Greenberg explores the hidden gems of Dublin, Cliffs of Moher, Belfast, Ashford Castle & Cape Clear. Hidden Ireland at 8:00 pm.

Combining glorious video footage from the Emerald Isle, fascinating travel destinations, exciting cultural experiences, and performances from popular Irish artists and rising stars, EXPLORING IRELAND WITH MICHAEL uncovers the hidden treasures and majestic beauty of this breathtaking country. Exploring Ireland with Michael at 9:00 pm.

One of modern rock’s premier bands, Spoon performs songs from their Grammy-nominated album Lucifer On the Sofa alongside fan favorites. Austin City Limits Spoon at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, March 18

Archaeology, technology, and the memories of a formerly enslaved man guide a journey into the past. A combination of legend, science, and discovery work in tandem to uncover the mysterious resting place of James Coryell, Texas Ranger. The Lost Grave of James Coryell at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy an hour of late Texas singer/songwriter legend Nanci Griffith's best Austin City Limits performances. Austin City Limits The Best of Nanci Griffith at 7:00 pm.

Father Brown, Sergeant Goodfellow, Inspector Mallory and his family receive an invite for the 20th anniversary of Chummy's holiday camp. During the visit, owner Marjorie Chummy is strangled with an apron belonging to Mavis Jug, maid and general dogsbody at the camp. Inspector Mallory arrests her while Father Brown and Sergeant Goodfellow look at the other staff, Jock McCudgeon, Griff Grimshaw, and Sandy Beauchamp, at the camp who Mrs Chummy kept under a tight rein. Father Brown discovers a child, Billy Fairfield, had died in the past in the camp swimming pool that Mavis Jug, then an "Orangecoat", and Mrs Chummy should have been supervising. Father Brown The Island of Dreams at 7:59 pm.

A skeleton is dug up by Brutus the dog during the Great Slaughter Allotment Society's Annual Giant Marrow Contest. Initially believed to be Viking in origin, Sister Boniface determines the bones to be far more recent and belonging to a victim of murder. Sister Boniface Mysteries Dem Bones at 8:45 pm.

Poirot, as a result of spreading fame, has been overworked and Hastings suggests he rests by accompanying him on a week's holiday to the south Devon coastal resort of Ebermouth. On their fourth day there, Poirot receives a note from the theatrical agent Joseph Aarons who asks him to travel to Charlock Bay on the north Devon coast as he needs to consult him on a matter. The two are planning to go by train but Hastings sees a notice for a motor bus tour from the one resort to the other which will save time on changing trains. The next day on the bus the two find themselves sat with the young girl who introduces herself as Mary Durrant. She is travelling to Charlock Bay to take a valuable set of miniatures to an American collector there by the name of J. Baker Wood for perusal and purchase.The bus arrives in Charlock Bay and both Poirot and Hastings and Miss Durrant book into the Anchor Hotel. They have barely started unpacking when a white-faced Miss Durrant appears and tells them that her suitcase has been unlocked somehow, the despatch case inside containing the miniatures has been forced open and the items stolen. Agatha Christie's Poirot Double Sin at 9:31 pm.

Discover the writer's plan to sell a manuscript that kills off her famous detective-Hercule Poirot. Struggling with money and under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK, Agatha (Helen Baxendale) must come up with an enormous sum. Agatha and the Midnight Murders at 10:25 pm.

Surpassed only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We all know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we know about Agatha herself? Combining rare access to Agatha's family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick. Inside The Mind of Agatha Christie at 12:05 am.

Sunday, March 19

An episode devoted to food, clothing, musical instruments and other wonderful products specially made by craftspeople across the country. From a master luthier in Savannah, to a specialized soy sauce condiment made in Kentucky that's now sold in Japan, the U.S. is full of creative crafts people working to make wonderful products we all can enjoy. Samantha Brown’s Places to Love The Makers at 11:30 am.

Enjoy Renee Fleming's return to the Met in this new production inspired by Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway." Also starring Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and Joyce DiDonato, the opera follows three women from different eras. Christine Baranski hosts. Great Performances at the Met The Hours at 12:00 pm.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff uncovers the truths behind the mythology of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, connecting the influences this dark chapter in Colonial America had on the future republic. History with David Rubenstein Stacy Schiff at 6:00 pm.

It is now 1968, and there are changes in the air. Enoch Powell's infamous speech casts a long shadow over the borough. Nonnatus House welcomes a new nun to the team, Sister Veronica, who impresses everyone except for Nurse Crane. Call the Midwife, Season Premiere at 7:00 pm.

Fiance in tow, Charlotte arrives back in Sanditon for Georgiana's 21st birthday party, but seeing Colbourne again leaves her feeling uncertain. Meanwhile, Georgiana receives a shocking threat, and Edward tries to prove he is a changed man. Sanditon on Masterpiece (Season Premiere) at 8:00 pm.

Marie Antoinette (Emilia Schüle, "Berlin Dance School") is just a teenager when she leaves Austria to marry the dauphin of France (Louis Cunningham, "Bridgerton"). With pressure to continue the Bourbon line and secure the Franco-Austrian alliance, she must follow the complex rules of the French court while attempting to charm her reluctant king-to-be, Louis XVI. Marie Antoinette The Slap (Series Premiere) at 9:00 pm.

The Academy closes its doors and Manuela feels terribly powerless. The Peraltas claim the school as theirs and have the documents to confirm it. Teresa, however, will not let Manuela sink with the school. La Otra Mirada From Within (Series Finale) at 10:00 pm.