A commercial decision to turn Midsomer Deverell’s memorial garden into a tea shop proves to be a fatal mistake for some members of the Inkpen family. The Bennett family is particularly enraged, as Gerald Bennett was responsible for its creation. When Fliss Inkpen is found brutally murdered in the garden, Barnaby launches an investigation which unearths more than mere local hostility. Upon the deaths of Elspeth Inkpen, Cynthia Bennet and George Bennett, Barnaby's discoveries reveal a tumultuous trail of ruined dreams, scandalous love affairs and vicious blackmail that lead straight to the killer.
Broadway Or Bust
Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:00pm
PBS is bound for Broadway with a primetime documentary series that tracks the real-life stories of America’s top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation’s best young theater stars. Part competition, part performance and part non-fiction drama, the event starts in regional theatrical programs, where judges around the country select the best performers in the country. The 60 finalists then descend on Broadway, where they plunge into the eye of the theatrical storm for one intense week of rehearsals, coaching, mentoring and cut-throat competition. After an intense final audition, finalists are selected, and these “best of the best” American high school performers take part in the grand finale of the week, the competition for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (a.k.a. The Jimmy Awards), a one night, star-studded event held at Minskoff Theatre in June 2012. That night, the judges select and anoint the nation’s leading male and female high school musical theatre performers. Follow the build-up and the heartbreak, the drama and disappointment of BROADWAY OR BUST on PBS.
PBS NewsHour Debates: A Special Report
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:00pm
The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News, moderates the debate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:00pm
Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours — language, tool-making, even laughter — to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants — and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:00pm
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:00pm
Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan (“Bears of the Last Frontier”) has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream — to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat. Park’s tracking technique was unconventional, but produced more than a thousand hours of wild tiger footage and captured the saga of a Siberian tiger dynasty. Morgan spends time with Park, learning firsthand just how hard it was for him to achieve his remarkable accomplishment.
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 10:00pm
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they’ve done and how they would lead America. But there’s more to their stories. In “The Choice 2012,” acclaimed FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Money, Power and Wall Street,” “Top Secret America”) documents the places, people and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November.
Tue, 10/09/2012 - 8:00pm
What are the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African-American soldiers in World War I? Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) helps find the answer. Then, is this a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that George Washington used during the American Revolution? And does a Tucson man own one of the first transistor radios ever made? Finally, after 70 years, a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime.
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:00pm
“As Goes Janesville” catapults viewers to the front lines of America’s debate over the future of its middle class — a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. First, General Motors shuts down Janesville’s century-old plant, causing mass layoffs and exiling residents who must leave in search of work. Then newly elected governor Scott Walker ignites a firestorm by introducing a bill to end collective bargaining, unleashing a fury of protest and sparking a recall election. Spend three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with the governor to promote a pro-business agenda they believe will woo new companies to town; and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers’ rights. As goes Janesville, so goes America, a polarized nation losing its grasp on the American Dream. Directed by Brad Lichtenstein.
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 9:00pm
In this week’s episode of MARKET WARRIORS, our pickers (Miller, John, Bob and guest picker Bob Cirillo) head out west to the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA for their monthly flea market. This week our pickers are challenged to find Native American wares, and as off-screen host Mark L. Walberg describes, one of our pickers uncovers a piece with a questionable past (one of them buys a forgery that gets surrendered to the U.S. Government). Some notable picks include a Whitney Houston collectible, leather gauntlets and Picasso dominos. Their finds are auctioned at Baker Auction in Denver, CO.