ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks back at some of the items appraised in Toronto, Canada, in 1999 and how their values have fared in today’s market. Highlights include a Victorian carved oak bed; a Duiffopruggar-style violin; and a Demetre Chiparus “Starfish” bronze that first appraised for $100,000-$150,000 and is now valued at $150,000-$250,000.
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:00pm
Freddie and Stuart shop for a new coat for Freddie for his fan club event. Since the coat is more expensive than they’d expected, Stuart finds a way of secretly raising some cash. Meanwhile, Ash seeks Freddie and Stuart’s advice to win back his ex-girlfriend. Violet is more than happy to help, and Ash and Violet, along with friend Penelope, take an eventful trip to the shops, where they make a shocking discovery.
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 9:00pm
When an elderly man is murdered with a ceremonial dagger, Morse’s investigation leads him to an isolated and dreary school for girls. Digging into the school building’s disturbing history, he learns of a series of murders that took place almost 100 years before to the day. As the centenary approaches, Morse races to prevent the ghosts of the past from crashing into the present.
Last Tango in Halifax
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 8:00pm
Alan and Celia’s first day as husband and wife is filled with tension. A new arrival surprises everyone, most of all Gillian. Caroline finds a way to buy John out of the house, but will Kate’s desire to have a baby threaten their relationship?
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 8:00pm
Episodes #714 – "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
Barnaby looks forward, with reservations, to entertaining his in-laws for Christmas. Meanwhile, exactly nine years after the suicide of Ferdy Villiers, his family and their guests arrive at the somewhat dilapidated Villiers home to celebrate the festive season. However, not everyone present is imbued with the holiday spirit and the already rather tense atmosphere begins to disintegrate even further when it becomes apparent that someone in the household is all too aware that certain family members have dark secrets to hide. When what initially appears to have been an accident is revealed to be murder, Barnaby and Scott discover that they must first unravel what really happened in the past in order to resolve the present.
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:00pm
America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, composer John Williams will debut a special arrangement for orchestra and chorus of the “Star Spangled Banner” with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.
History Detectives Special Investigations
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:00pm
It was one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history. Officially, the death toll was 1,500. Unofficially, the count may have been far higher. When it mysteriously exploded on April 27, 1865, the Mississippi steamboat SS Sultana was packed with Union soldiers. The war had ended that month; at every stop more and more men clamored to board the homeward-bound ship, which blew up mid-river. However, the story of the sinking quickly vanished from the papers. What really sank the Sultana? Was it Confederate sabotage? Securing the original investigative report and its archives allows the team to forensically examine and scientifically test theories of the boilers’ failure. The team also researches the stories of a Confederate agent and spy who burned Union ships on the Mississippi and was an expert in using “coal torpedoes” and a former Union inspector’s deathbed revelation.
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:00pm
With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this series reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.
The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids — the tombs of the mighty pharaohs — to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum’s collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the famous Great Pyramid at Giza.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:00pm
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. Winner, Audience Award, 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.