Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration. “Last Train Home” takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, this award-winning film paints a rich human portrait of China’s rush to economic development.
Fake Or Fortune?
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:30pm
The tables are turned as art detective Philip Mould puts one of his own finds under the microscope, a painting he bought that he believes could be the work of 17th century artist Anthony van Dyck. If he is right, it could be worth a small fortune. But to prove it, the piece will have to undergo a thorough restoration, involving the removal of layers of paint — and then be authenticated by an impartial expert. Will Philip's reputation — and the painting — make it to the end of the journey unscathed?
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 9:00pm
Led by guest conductor Lorin Maazel, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual open-air concert, this year saluting Wagner and Verdi, in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tenor Michael Schade is the featured soloist. Selections include music from Aida, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Otello, Tristan und Isolde and La Forza del Destino.
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:30pm
Fiona Bruce and the team weigh anchor at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth for another busy day of evaluations. Objects exciting the experts include a relic from HMS Victory, a mystery device once used to make explosions which has some of the officer cadets confused, plus perhaps the largest piece made by Fabergé ever seen on the show.
Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:00pm
There’s joy for Robert and Emma Timmins as Robert completes his work on the stone panels for the town clock (funded by James Dowland), and pay day brings its rewards for him and his family. But sadness comes hot on the heals of joy as Robert discovers that he has lost his precious tools and, by the same token, the means to feeding his family.