International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES once again to delight fans with a new concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world’s most famous love songs.
Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:00am
Not a football fan? Not a problem! Tune in Sunday, February 2nd for your day-long half-time show featuring music from the 60s, a performance by Barbara Streisand and more! Stick around after the Bowl for episodes from the new seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock.
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00pm
In “Barrymore,” 83-year-old stage and screen legend Christopher Plummer portrays another titan of theater and film from an earlier age, the illustrious — and notorious — John Barrymore. This acclaimed film adaptation of William Luce’s 1997 play is set in 1942 during the final months of Barrymore’s life. On the stage of a Broadway theater, the famously combative star struggles to recreate his performance in Shakespeare’s Richard III, recalling the highs and lows of his remarkable life and career in the process.
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:00pm
When Daniel announces that his newspaper is launching a poetry competition, the folks of Lark Rise and Candleford are thrown into a frenzy of creative writing. Pearl, Margaret and Alfie all vie to take home the trophy with their poetic offerings, but Ruby is spreading a rumour that Laura and Daniel have fixed the outcome of the
competition. What can Ruby's motive be for such malicious trouble making; and what will Dorcas do with the shocking information she has uncovered about Gabriel's late wife?
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:00pm
This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he “wows” a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he throws a party for family and friends. HAWKING also carefully tells Hawking’s life journey, from boyhood under-achiever to PhD genius, and from a healthy cox on the Oxford rowing team to diagnosis of motor neuron disease, given just two years to live — yet surviving several close brushes with death. The film also highlights his greatest scientific discoveries and plots his rise to fame and superstardom.
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 9:00pm
In the hills of Ireland’s County Tipperary, a laborer harvesting peat from a dried-up bog spots the remnants of a corpse — a headless torso almost perfectly preserved and stained dark brown by the bog. Archaeologists recognize it as one of Europe’s rare bog bodies: prehistoric corpses flung into the marshes. The corpse eventually will be dated to the Bronze Age, more than 4,000 years ago. Forensic evidence reveals a shockingly violent death. NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of this and other violent deaths of bog body victims. A new theory emerges that they are ritually murdered kings, slain to assure the fertility of land and people. NOVA’s ancient detective story opens a tantalizing window on the beliefs of Europe’s long-vanished prehistoric peoples.
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 8:00pm
Twenty-five years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper-colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, Stafford-Johnson makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help.
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:00pm
Global warming, wars, economic meltdown... While the future of our species seems to be hanging by a thread, the future for individuals looks bright. Michael goes on a journey to the logical conclusion of modern medicine: triumph over death. He visits Cambridge academic Aubrey de Grey who is offering prize money for the scientist who can most effectively rejuvenate ageing mice. But Michael wants more than longevity –
he is seeking immortality. He witnesses the application of stem cell work – restoring vision, constructing new organs – which offers the chance of replacing body parts. And using the latest research, some of Michael’s cells are made immortal.
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Detroit, Michigan, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Laura Woolley head to the Motown Museum to discuss memorabilia that hits a high note with collectors. Highlights include a 1970 Andy Warhol poster the guest bought at his campus bookstore for around 10 dollars and had signed by Warhol himself; an early 20th-century collection of locally crafted Pewabic pottery; and a working script of The Wizard of Oz, used on set by Bert Lahr, fondly known as the “Cowardly Lion,” that is appraised for $150,000.