Michael has an IQ of 135. We’re told there are lots of ways we can increase our intelligence – from drugs, to the things we eat and the music we listen to. Can Michael boost his score by 12 points in order to secure a place in Mensa, the society for bright people? Michael meets contestants in the UK Memory Championships to find out. He travels to institutes in America which use training, combined with specific diet and exercise to nurture intelligence in babies. But according to ‘America’s smartest man’ Chris Langan, intelligence is innate. He participates in a neurofeedback session and plays specially designed video games – all in a bid to up his IQ. But will it work?
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Idaho, mining the Gem State for hidden treasures! Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Piattoni head to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary to discuss what type of law enforcement collectibles should be locked up in the vault. Highlights include a mid-century pinup painting by Earl Moran, whose work rises in value the more scantily clothed the model; a complete set of lobby cards from the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, a film the guest spent nine cents to see in theaters; and an inherited 1922 Edward Hopper etching titled The Cat Boat, appraised for $250,000.
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 10:00pm
UNLOCKING SHERLOCK reveals how Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the television hit SHERLOCK by unlocking the “Mind Palace” of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. We show the voyage Moffat and Gatiss took through the myriad incarnations of Holmes -- the original stories, the factual inspirations, the countless film versions -- to arrive at the thoroughly modern Sherlock. UNLOCKING SHERLOCK breaks down clips from SHERLOCK through the lens of featured characters, with interviews with the cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and reflections from co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 3:00pm
Each program is designed to be an information-packed presentation of woodworking furniture projects, along with the tips and techniques to build them. Whether viewers are just starting out, or have been woodworking for years, they’ll find something new in every episode. All of the cast members are experienced woodworkers who are eager to share their woodworking expertise and helpful opinions. Host and Cast: Host Don Peschke is the founding editor of Woodsmith magazine. He’s joined by four editors from the magazine.
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:30pm
Award-winning MOTORWEEK, television’s longest-running automotive series, gives viewers a front row seat as automakers try to strike a balance between giving car buyers the performance they desire — and the fuel economy they demand. MOTORWEEK’s weekly Road Tests show which carmakers are hitting it out of the park with game-changing vehicles that offer the complete package of safety, versatility, value, performance and efficiency … and which ones are sitting on the sidelines. Hosted by nationally recognized car expert John Davis, MOTORWEEK travels the globe, covering new vehicle launches, auto shows and advances in automotive technology. MOTORWEEK’s regular features include: Master technician Pat Goss gives advice on keeping cars on the road and out of the shop; consumer reporter Yolanda Vazquez tackles safety issues, the latest trends and technological advances in “FYI”; roving reporter Steven Chupnick goes “Over the Edge” with a quirky and fun look at the auto world in overdrive, as well the latest in aftermarket accessories in “Gear”; and Brian Robinson goes “Two Wheelin’” with reviews of the newest motorcycles and scooters.
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 10:00pm
Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments — top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.
Live from Lincoln Center
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 9:00pm
This year’s Richard Tucker Foundation Gala — a perennial highlight of the opera season — celebrates Richard Tucker’s centennial with performances by many of the world’s greatest voices and a salute to this year’s award winner, Isabel Leonard.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:00pm
Mischief Night is approaching, when the residents of Lark Rise and Candleford play tricks on their neighbours under cover of darkness. Laura, however, is in no mood for silly pranks - Fisher Bloom has returned and it has thrown her feelings for Daniel into confusion. Pearl, too, is unsettled by Fisher's return. She is fond of Daniel and doesn't want to see him hurt. So she is horrified when she hears that Daniel has befriended Fisher - unaware of his history with Laura - and convinced him to stay in Candleford to fix his newspaper printing press.
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:00pm
Veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history — Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 800-mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia.