Highlights October 2 to October 8

Posted on September 29, 2023

Monday, October 2

Travel with ROADSHOW to Connecticut's capital for updated Season 13 finds including a Cartier gold bracelet watch, a Tiffany & Co. sapphire ring, and a Harriman Expedition album with Curtis photos. Guess the top $40,000 to $60,000 treasure! Antiques Roadshow Vintage Hartford 2023 Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

Learn if Las Vegas appraisals still hit the jackpot 14 years after ROADSHOW's visit. Catch an antique asscher-cut diamond ring, a 1923 Dempsey vs. Gibbons fight bell, and a 1970 Elvis Presley-signed album and belt. One is now worth $165,000-$175,000! Antiques Roadshow Vintage Las Vegas 2021 Hour 1 at 8:00 pm.

How would you handle the trauma of losing a loved one? Set in Philadelphia, Murders That Matter documents African American, Muslim mother Movita Johnson-Harrell over five years as she transforms from a victim of violent trauma into a fierce advocate against gun violence in Black communities. Her relentless activism exposes the emotional and psychological toll the killings take on those left behind. POV Murders That Matter at 9:00 pm.

Revealing how tattoos have changed the lives of three very different women by turning the hideous scars of their disappointing reconstructive work into unique works of art. After the trauma of breast cancer and surgery, tattoos give women the confidence to see themselves as beautiful and feminine once again. Full Circle at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 3

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Family: Lost and Found at 7:00 pm.

Dangerous politics and turbulent love shock Frida's world, while love and trauma shape her final years. Diego and she divorce, then remarry.As her body fails her, her painting thrives. Becoming Frida Kahlo A Star Is Born at 8:00 pm.

The Houston Astros cheating scandal and what it says about baseball today. With reporter Ben Reiter, the making of one of the best teams and worst scandals in modern MLB history, the limited accountability and how Astros baseball changed the sport. Frontline The Astros Edge: Triumph and Scandal in Major League Baseball at 9:00 pm.

Baseball great Roberto Clemente's talent and inimitable style drew legions of fans, but as this production reveals, he was more than an exceptional baseball player. He was also a committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination and worked for social justice. American Experience Roberto Clemente at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 4

From the nomadic Dine tribes who have been here since time immemorial to the Mormons who made their religious pilgrimage in 1847, the expansive beauty of Utah has been a magnet for centuries. So what draws modern pilgrims? Baratunde journeys west to find out what they're seeking, and how they are shaping the outdoor culture today. America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Utah: Choose Your Path at 7:00 pm.

Early Earth was a hellscape of molten lava and barren rock, bombarded by meteors, with no atmosphere at all. How did our familiar blue sky - the thin, life-giving band of gasses protecting our planet - come to be? NOVA Ancient Earth: Birth of the Sky at 8:00 pm.

Grasslands are one of the planet's most important, yet most overlooked habitats. Follow scientists as they discover animal species with the power to transform and restore our grasslands, turning them into carbon sinks that could slow climate change. Evolution Earth Grasslands at 9:00 pm.

Celebrate six-time Grammy-winning Americana singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile raising the roof for a full hour of passionate and powerful songs from her acclaimed album In These Silent Days. Austin City Limits Brandi Carlile at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, October 5

The conflict between church and state led to civil war and a French invasion which made an Austrian prince, Maximillian, emperor of the so-called Second Empire. He was defeated and executed by Benito Juarez, one of Mexico's great independence heroes who himself was succeeded by Porfirio Diaz, who would rule Mexico for more than 30 years. Empire Builders: Mexico Civil War: Church Versus State at 7:00 pm.

Chet explores the traditions and establishments that truly make the Bayou City what it is. From its 75-year old Famers Market to its wacky Art Car Parade to its beloved Pappas Bros Steakhouse, we explore the iconic parts of H-town. The Daytripper Iconic Houston, TX at 8:00 pm.

Hear from some of the biggest actors, writers, and comedians who have lent their talents to Saturday Night Live. Former cast members dive into the writing and auditioning process and offer behind the scenes look at the show. Featuring Fred Armisen, Colin Jost, Kevin Nealon, Molly Shannon, Michael McKean, and Noel Wells. Overheard with Evan Smith The Alums of Saturday Night Live at 8:30 pm.

With James teething, Martin and Louisa are desperate for more sleep. In an unusual display of mourning, Mrs. Tishell closes the pharmacy, inconveniencing everyone. Meanwhile, Al needs Bert's help to get the whisky business back on track. Guest Star Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek; Men Behaving Badly). Doc Martin From The Mouths of Babes at 8:59 pm.

When Clint jeopardizes his wedding day by doing something unbelievably dumb, it's up to Finn and Leila to sort out the mess. At the reception, the whole town is stunned by the reappearance of a notorious face from the past. Hope Street at 9:46 pm.

Sunny and Jess attempt a reset as they follow the clues in the case. Unforgotten Season 5, Episode 5 at 10:30 pm.

Friday, October 6

New Orleans native Joy Clark is a lyrical guitarist and rising singer/songwriter on the Americana music scene. She and host Rhiannon Giddens share music and talk about her religious upbringing and her lifelong love affair with the guitar. My Music with Rhiannon Giddens Joy Clark at 7:30 pm.

A documentary that explores the heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz community. This unique enclave of Latin music performers and audiences struggle to maintain culture, creativity and community despite dramatic socioeconomic and demographic changes. The film explores post WWII of Northern California's emerging multi-ethnic music community, the 1950's Mambo craze, the 70's heyday of Salsa and subsequent expansions of the art form. Despite today's fast-changing media environment and decreasing audiences and venues, Bay Area performers are transforming the future of the Afro-Latin music and dance through education and outreach. Last Mambo at 8:00 pm.

Explore the extraordinary life and musical career of the legendary drummer, composer and social activist. The film follows Roach's career and personal struggles and triumphs, across a series of masterful musical innovations and artistic reinventions. His creativity and unshakable sense of mission kept him at the forefront of music and activism across seven decades--from the era of the Jim Crow south, to the Civil Rights years... from the heady days of post-war modern jazz, to the hip hop-era and beyond. American Masters Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, October 7

Lidia invites us back into her kitchen where her family, her story... where it all began. She beckons us with a freshly baked Focaccia di Recco, filled with stracchino cheese. Then Olivia Bastianich returns home to make a quick salad matching salty pecorino romano cheese with sweet pears and peppery arugula. Lidia finishes the meal with an easy hearty pasta dish, Rigatoni with Sausage and Cabbage. So pull up a chair and join Lidia in her kitchen because here, it's always delicious. Lidia’s Kitchen Welcome to My Kitchen at 2:30 pm.

Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Austin City Limits accompanied by the Austin Symphony Orchestra in their ACL debut. Songs include “Monster” and “The Eye That Catches the Dream.” Austin City Limits Rodrigo y Gabriela featuring the Austin Symphony Orchestra at 7:00 pm.

Father Brown's past collides with the present when he investigates a missing person, a murder and a mythical wild cat. Father Brown The Beast of Wedlock at 8:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot The ABC Murders at 8:45 pm.

As a major trial gets underway, Professor T presents the case to his students--it involves a caretaker accused of shooting dead his rich employer. It seems an open and shut case, but the Professor turns expert witness to prove otherwise. Professor T The Trial at 10:30 pm.

Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years. Learn why most kings and queens have carefully choreographed every aspect of their apparel and why, for those who haven't, the consequences have sometimes been calamitous. Tales from the Royal Wardrobe at 11:30 pm.

Sunday, October 8

Colombia's Pacific coastline is home to lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, and the African diaspora. At the Sugarcane Museum, Kim learns about Colombia's colonial era Afro descendant people who built the country's sugar cane and rail industries. She traces the fight for freedom to the country's first Black female Vice President, brilliantly portrayed by painter Jose Eibar Castillo. And, traveling via a unique motorcycle rebuilt for the rail line, Kim travels off the beaten path to the bio diverse natural reserve of San Cipriano. Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas Afro-Colombian Culture Along The Pacific Coast at 11:30 am.

After discovering the body of an undercover police officer in the trunk of a car, the CID team blunder into a Drugs Squad operation against a major trafficker that appears to implicate one of their closest colleagues. Professor T Swansong at 7:00 pm.

Can Sunny, Jess, and the team bring the clues in the case together and unravel the secrets to solve it? Unforgotten On Masterpiece Season 5, Episode 6 at 8:00 pm.

As the investigation continues into an occult-related death, Lucienne is forced to confront painful memories buried in her past. Van der Valk himself decides to open his heart once more to Lena. Will he get his happy ever after? Van Der Valk On Masterpiece Magic In Amsterdam, Part 2 at 9:00 pm.

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber. She reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of their magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself. Tales from the Royal Bedchamber at 10:00 pm.