February 1, 2015
Great Performances – Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino
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.
50s & 60s Party Songs (My Music)
Chubby Checker hosts this first-ever MY MUSIC special on the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll dance music for kids of all ages. From the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of “The Twist” to the youthful frat-rock sounds of the Kingsmen, this is a good-time celebration of classic party music that has spanned generations.
The Big Band Years (My Music)
This “Big Band” retrospective features the music that brought the country through WWII and kick-started the baby boom. The program mixes vintage live, rare and unreleased footage of bands and vocalists from the 1930s and 40s. Peter Marshall (“Hollywood Squares”) hosts.
50s & 60s Rock Rewind (My Music)
From “Love Me Tender” to “Only You,” “Wake Up Little Suzie” to “Dream Lover” and ” Long Tall Sally” to “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original Sha Na Na lineup, hosts.
Masterpiece Classic – Downton Abbey, Season 5 – episode 4
Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns.
Great British Baking Show- Continental Cakes
And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes. For the Signature, bakers are asked to make yeast-leavened cakes. Their work’s cut out for them in the most demanding Technical challenge yet: they have two hours to make the 24-step Swedish Princess torte. And finally, for the Showstopper, they must create a contemporary version of the Hungarian Dobos torte.
Masterpiece Classic – Downton Abbey, Season 5 – episode 5
Rose makes a handsome new acquaintance. Something is wrong with Thomas. Edith’s link to Marigold draws attention. Bricker and Robert lose control.
Masterpiece Mystery! – Grantchester – part 3
An old woman tells Sidney that someone wants her dead. Then she dies. Coincidence? The new curate delivers a surprising sermon.