Let's Polka!
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 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 bring back John Stanky and the Coal Miners.

Great Performances
Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:00pm

Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world's most beloved music festivals. The performance features appearances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra — led by conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons and David Zinman — and iconic Tanglewood artists Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Peter Serkin and James Taylor. The program includes pieces by Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein, Copland, Haydn, Sarasate, Ravel and Tchaikovsky and selections from the Great American Songbook.

British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 08/15/2013 - 10:30pm

Fiona Bruce and the team head to Yorkshire where a packed house awaits at Saltaire’s Victoria Hall. Amongst the family treasures attracting the specialists’ attention are a doodle by Lowry worth a small fortune, two pieces purporting to be have been owned by Napoleon, and the oldest bronze seen in all 33 years of the show.

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 9:00pm

An attractive local milk maid, Nan (Rebecca Night – Fanny Hill, Wuthering Heights), takes a fancy to Alf. But this budding young love looks like it might be thwarted by an animosity between Lark Rise and Fordlow that has been simmering for three generations.

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:00pm

Young people are entering the juvenile justice system in surprising numbers, and they seem to emerge worse than when they entered. A group of innovators applies the restorative justice principles of the Maori people of New Zealand to the mean streets of Baltimore. Can the wisdom of the Maori help slow the explosion of kids in jail? Could it help fix juvie justice?

Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:00pm

Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. In this film that blends a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, get a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. By Ian Cheney.

British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:30pm

Fiona Bruce returns with the specialists for a second visit to the Devon coast home of the cadets of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Amongst the pieces under scrutiny by the team of experts are an exquisite collection of eighteenth century miniatures, the effects of a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a precious Chinese glass vase is given a surprise valuation despite having just been dropped on the floor.

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:00pm

Relationships are tested in Lark Rise and Candleford when relatives and friends arrive and, in some cases, all are not what they appear to be. Some have their hearts broken and others have theirs mended.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:00pm

British journalist and physician Michael Mosley has set himself an ambitious goal: to live longer, stay younger and lose weight, while making as few changes to his life as possible. Find out if the ancient idea of fasting holds the secret to a longer, healthier life.

History Detectives
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:00pm

3-D Cuban Missile Crisis - A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a portable projection screen that may have helped save the Free World.  Amos 'n' Andy Record - A man in Lakeland, Florida, purchased at a flea market an aluminum record with the words "Amos 'n' Andy" hand-written on its label.  Women's Suffrage Painting - Twenty years ago, a woman from League City, Texas, bought at a garage sale what appears to be a watercolor painting.

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