ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments. Highlights include a Tiffany pottery vase, circa 1905, that was purchased at an estate sale for $75 and is now valued at $9,000 to $12,000; a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amida Buddah, circa 1550, that is unusual in size and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000.
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:30pm
When an old family friend and her young son turn to Miss Marple for assistance, she finds them work and lodging at nearby Greenshaw’s Folly, the family home of an eccentric botanist. All seems well, until the house’s loyal butler dies unexpectedly. When another houseguest goes missing, Miss Marple begins a search for the truth, unveiling secrets of both the past and present. Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter) guest stars.
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:00pm
FRONTLINE investigates the explosive growth of Macau as the gambling capital of the world, and how major American casinos conduct business there. Correspondent Lowell Bergman, in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley, shows how hundreds of billions of dollars make their way to Macau’s gaming tables, despite China’s currency controls, and how, in some cases, Chinese mobsters are part of the action.
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:00pm
In Knoxville, Tennessee, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes “monkey trial.” Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest’s aunt that feature Earhart’s entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist’s own home for $20 each and now valued at $2,000 to $3,000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, that are appraised for $60,000 to $80,000.
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:00pm
Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like “Maude” to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom to today’s multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the women of “Saturday Night Live” are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo’Nique, Sarah Silverman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin, talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:30pm
David Suchet, TV’s Poirot, has spent more of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie than anyone else in the world. Suchet is embarking on a journey to learn more about the woman who created Poirot and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. Suchet’s journey takes him to the places Christie lived, the landscapes that inspired her and to meetings with people who knew the woman behind the fame and those inspired by her extraordinary legacy. He explores the close links between Christie’s extraordinary life and her work and discovers what it was about the woman from a small seaside town that allowed her to become the best-selling murder mystery writer in history.
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:00pm
Miss Marple befriends Mike, a charming chauffeur who recounts his romance with Ellie. Despite warnings from a gypsy woman, they plan their dream home at a local spot known as Gypsy’s Acre. Not long after the young couple weds, Ellie is thrown from her horse and dies, fueling speculation of a gypsy curse. Following two more suspicious deaths, Miss Marple begins to sort out the clues, but can she solve the mystery before she finds herself in danger? Tom Hughes (“Silk”) and Joanna Vanderham (“The Paradise”) co-star.
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 8:00pm
Every fairy tale has its sequel. On the brink of happiness at the end of last season, retail genius John Moray and his “little champion,” Denise, find true love a bumpy ride indeed, as Katherine and her new husband scheme to wreck their lives. Joanna Vanderham stars as Denise, with Emun Elliott as Moray, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine and Ben Daniels as Katherine’s moody, malevolent spouse.
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:00pm
Episodes #807 & #808
Horse trainer Bruce Hartley (Simon Kunz) is killed after refusing to go along with the other owners and sell their racehorse, Bantling Boy. But the syndicate is based on a dark secret, and as one death follows another, Barnaby and Scott are drawn deeper into the owners' lives.