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Midsomer Murders
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 8:00pm

Episodes #801 & #802 - "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
Fletcher's Cross undertaker Patrick Pennyman is found dead in his own chapel of rest with a shocked look on his face. Suspicion points at the local spiritualist church which is heavily controversial in the village. Barnaby and Scott try to uncover the mysteries of the church as well as trying to unmask the brutal killer. They have to interview the undertaker's former business partner who hated the man, a handyman with a mischievous personality and a womanizing pensioner. And when another murder is committed the village unleashes its full evil potential.

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:00pm
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Join moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill each week as she leads a robust roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists who provide reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the nation’s capital.

Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:00pm

In September 2012, headline news shook the art world. A secret Leonardo da Vinci painting had been uncovered, a portrait of a younger and more beautiful Mona Lisa that predated the famous Louvre masterpiece. Now, an elite group of art historians, research physicists, restoration experts and forensic imaging specialists has gained exclusive access to analyze the painting firsthand. Applying high-precision, scientific techniques, they will aim to verify the painting’s date, decipher hidden mathematical codes within it and unravel the clues that point to Leonardo’s genuine hand.

History Detectives Special Investigations
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:00pm

One of the most celebrated, beloved entertainers of the wartime era takes off from England in heavy fog, heading to France to entertain troops. His plane vanishes. Glenn Miller’s disappearance is perhaps the biggest mystery and cold case of World War II. This HISTORY DETECTIVES investigation contains a great deal of new information: Miller’s pilot was a rank novice who had never flown over the English Channel, never mind in appalling weather; documents from a Lancaster bomber pilot support another possible accounting of the plane’s disappearance; and a 17-year old plane spotter’s notebook — discovered in 2012 at a UK Antiques Roadshow — answers a question that has long baffled investigators: which route did Miller’s aircraft take? In addition, the German-speaking Miller was working for the U.S. Army’s Psychological Warfare Division, recording German language propaganda broadcasts and musical performances.

Time Scanners
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:00pm

Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; determine how the cathedral’s architect, Sir Christopher Wren, overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz. The laser scans produce genuine revelations and give the team new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece.

POV
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:00pm

Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world’s best-known disabled filmmaker? Unfortunately — or fortunately for anyone seeking an insightful and funny documentary — this filmmaker frankly hates sports and thinks the games are “a stupid idea.” Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London’s Paralympics competition. As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports are delightfully punctured.

Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:00pm

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.

Vicious
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.

Masterpiece Mystery!
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?

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