Morse and Thursday are confronted with a new breed of murderer, as a string of Oxford homicides continues with no end in sight. The entire police department is working round the clock and a special expert comes on to assist, but Morse’s love of opera may be the key to stopping the killing …
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 8:00pm
In its 500-year history, Chatsworth has been home to some notable inhabitants, among them the 5th Duke of Devonshire, his wife, Lady Georgiana Spencer, and Lady Elizabeth Foster, who lived together in a ménage à trois. King Edward VII enjoyed shooting parties on the estate and was often entertained by Duchess Louisa, one of Britain’s foremost political hostesses. Duchess Louisa’s daughter-in-law, American Consuelo Yznaga del Valle, introduced American heiresses into the British aristocracy; many of these young women married British noblemen. Billy Cavendish, heir of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, wooed and wed Kathleen Kennedy, the sister of future U.S. president John F Kennedy. The marriage was short-lived, however: Billy died in action in World War II four months after they exchanged vows. Four years later, Kathleen died in a plane crash. She was buried at Chatsworth.
Rudy Maxa's World
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 10:00pm
In his first one-hour special, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa (Smart Travels) ventures to Tahiti, Bora Bora and other atolls and islands in French Polynesia to experience their rich sea life, translucent waters and vibrant culture. RUDY MAXA'S WORLD: ESCAPE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA features brilliant underwater and aerial photography of some of the most beautiful waters and tropical islands in the world, while also examining the violent and colorful history of the islands. Maxa observes oyster-cultivation process at one of the major pearl farms, explores the underwater world of French Polynesia and visits the remote and sparsely populated Marquesas Islands, where dramatic mountains offer evidence of its volcanic origins.
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 6:30pm
Each half-hour episode of Let's Polka! is full of bona fide polka fun hosted by Bill Flynn. Tap your toes to the polka beat or dance along in your living room with our live studio audience. Plus, you'll really get to know the music and musicians as each episode contains an interview with Bill Flynn and the leader of the band! This week we're joined in the studio by The Golden Tones!
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 2:30pm
On the heels of his successful foray on public television, award-winning chef, restaurateur and father of four John Besh launches a new series championing home cooking. By planning ahead and thinking smart, Besh believes families can put delicious food on their own tables every single day. Shot entirely on location at chef Besh’s home outside his native New Orleans, CHEF JOHN BESH’S FAMILY TABLE features recipes from his latest award-winning cookbook, My Family Table. Each dish celebrates South Louisiana's culinary riches — its ingredients, techniques and heritage. Recipes include: Grandmother’s fried chicken and potato salad, ginger-poached trout, seafood gumbo, pork shoulder and sausage jambalaya, Sloppy Joe sliders, crabmeat eggplant dressing, grilled tomato and avocado salad, fried catfish and coleslaw, creamy heirloom tomato soup, angel biscuits, pork grillades, creamy cauliflower soup, jalapeno cheese grits, whole-roast salt-baked striped bass, lemon ice box pie, banana flambé, and rice pudding crème brûlée.
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:00pm
Elia Kazan’s name was brought front and center to the world again during the buzz surrounding the March 1999 Academy Awards. He was to receive an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, an honor that divided Hollywood. Then 89 years old, Kazan was primarily remembered for his impressive directorial body of work in the 1950s — On the Waterfront, East of Eden, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gentleman’s Agreement, A Face in the Crowd — but remained controversial. To many, he was singularly and permanently emblematic of the sin of “naming names” before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. To others, his extraordinary work deserved recognition. One of his strongest supporters was the filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the director of this documentary, a personal and poignant meditation on art and the creative impulse.
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:30pm
A second visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire where Fiona Bruce and the experts are kept busy as more family treasures are brought from miles around. Cameras hone in on a painting thought to be by Constable... but is it? Plus, out of the attic comes lost designs for exotic jewellery made by Cartier in the mid-20th century.
Thu, 07/11/2013 - 9:00pm
The residents of Lark Rise and Candleford are experiencing more and more changes, and the old ways are receding faster than some like. When an accident happens on the path joining Lark Rise with Candleford, Dorcas Lane and James Dowland clash once again.
Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 07/10/2013 - 9:00pm
Ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth — with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This two-part special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the programs take a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.
Wed, 07/10/2013 - 8:00pm
Some historians claim that the Egyptian chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution and was the secret weapon behind Egypt’s greatest era of conquest known as the New Kingdom. But was the chariot really a revolutionary design? How decisive was its role in the bloody battles of the ancient world? A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers builds and tests two accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. Driving them to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA’s experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history.