Tim has set himself a couple of mission objectives this week, and the first is to join Marcus' exclusive book club. Marcus isn't convinced that his dad is a literary lover though, and you can't blame him when Tim suggests that Snow Patrol wrote Bleak House. Then there's the small matter that his son isn't running a book club at all, but a bootleg gambling ring...
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:00pm
Following a therapy session exercise in which Tim holds Philip at (water) gunpoint, it's decided that Tim is a very angry man. Paula - later to be seen in the guise of a charity worker uttering the immortal line, "I wish I knew how to quit you" - sets him the goal of giving Philip a hug, perhaps even a kiss. Making matters even worse is Marcus' impeccably timed announcement that his parent/teacher evening is impending. The one person of course who wasn't aware of this is Tim.
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 8:00pm
Sgt. Troy (Daniel Casey) sadly leaves the Midsomer team in this episode, though not before having to cope with some dramatic events. Troy wins a promotion to inspector but before he can decide on his future, the Midsomer canal tunnel collapses during a restoration project, revealing ancient human bones with a recent skeleton hidden among them. As Barnaby investigates, Troy is sent to the woods near Midsomer Worthy where Tom (David Bradley - "Argus Filch" in Harry Potter), has been attacked by a group of youths. Then one of the teenagers is caught in a man trap and shot dead. Is Tom responsible? This episode features Henry Cavil (Man of Steel).
Live From Lincoln Center
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 9:00pm
Patina Miller, recent Tony Award winner for Pippin on Broadway, is a fresh new face and emerging artist. Her first concert special showcases her powerhouse voice in a wide range of music, from classic R&B to Broadway’s best.
Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:00pm
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone’s birth, new forensic techniques are being used to study the famed explorer’s lost diary, which reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. The writings in this diary suggest Livingstone was far different from the legend that surrounds him.
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:00pm
FRONTLINE tells the heart-wrenching stories behind the spread of a deadly infection threatening people around the world. Despite efforts to eradicate it, tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases, a contagious airborne illness infecting more than eight million people a year. But most alarming to global health officials are spreading strains of TB that are highly resistant to drug treatments. In this intimate film, FRONTLINE travels to the epicenter of the TB crisis — the southern African nation of Swaziland — where families are waging an often hopeless fight for survival.
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:00pm
Simon Schama’s epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity — and sometimes their lives — under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled “Christ-killers” by the Christians or “dhimmi” (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile in the face of discrimination, blood-libels and persecution interspersed with periods of tolerance, protection and peaceful co-existence. Drawing on some of the extraordinary documents they left behind, this episode offers a vivid portrait of Jewish bankers, merchants, doctors, poets and artists flourishing in Lincoln, Cordoba, Venice and Cairo and tells the heart-rending story of their mass expulsion from Spain in 1492.
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:00pm
The story of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God. It was loyalty to this “God of Words” that defined the distinct identity of the ancient Jews and preserved it despite all that history could throw their way — war, invasion, deportation, enslavement, exile and assimilation. The story unfolds with a dazzling cast of historical characters: Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London; Victorian evangelicals and explorers following “in the footsteps” of Moses; Jewish mercenaries living, prospering and intermarrying in the pagan land of Egypt; Messianic Jews dreaming of the Apocalypse; and a Jewish historian, Josephus, who witnessed first-hand the moment when the apocalypse finally came and the Romans destroyed the Jewish High Temple in Jerusalem.
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 9:00pm
Get an exciting taste of the new season of “Mr. Selfridge,” the series based on the life of department store impresario Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven). After a brief recap of the first season, this special offers a preview of the second season premiere: It is now 1914 – the store is celebrating its fifth anniversary – and the many characters whose lives revolve around Selfridges & Co. have moved into a new era.