Week of October 27 2013

  • 8:00 pm - NOVA: Secrets of The Viking Sword -

    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.

  • 9:00 pm - Latino Americans: Pride and Prejudice/Peril and Promise -

    Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process.

  • 9:30 pm - Journeys In Africa: Kilwa - The Swahili King of The Indian Ocean -

    This ancient ruined city, lost to history, was one of the most powerful in the world during its prime. The architectural sophistication and sheer size will amaze you. Then Bill heads out to the deep ocean for some big game fishing. Will he land the big one or return empty handed?

  • 10:00 pm - Globe Trekker: Buenos Aires City Guide -

    In this exciting capital city, Judith explores the bohemian barrio of San Telmo, visits the Recoleta Cemetery, takes in the scene at the Gaucho street fair and hits the tiles at one of Buenos Aires' trendiest tango clubs.

  • 8:00 pm - Father Brown: The Face of Death -

    When Clarence Clifton is murdered at a charity treasure hunt its organizer Professor Galloway believes he was the intended victim as they wore identical fancy dress.

  • 9:00 pm - Doc Martin: Remember Me -

    P.C. Joe Penhale has an unexpected visitor - his ex-wife Maggie. She appears to have completely forgotten that they split up a couple of years ago. When he tries to tell her they are no longer married she accuses him of over-reacting, and wants to know why he packed his bags and left her.

  • 10:00 pm - DCI Banks: Cold Is the Grave -

    A case terrifyingly close to home as Banks is asked by his boss, Chief Superintendent Gerry Rydell, to find his missing teenage daughter.

  • 10:00 pm - Cemetery Special -

    Producer Rick Sebak and his team take viewers on a tour of just a few American cemeteries that are full of sculpture, history, trees and flowers, granite monuments, interesting stories and fascinating people, some of them alive and many dead.

  • 8:00 pm - NATURE: Black Mamba -

    One of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes, known for being very aggressive when disturbed.

  • 9:00 pm - NATURE: Invasion of The Giant Pythons -

    Florida's Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the United States, home to numerous unique and endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds and turtles, as well as half a million alligators.

  • 8:00 pm - Great Performances at The Met: Capriccio -

    On opening night of the 2008-09 Met season, Renee Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang the final scene of Strauss's wise and worldly meditation on art and life. Now she performs the entire work, in which the composer explores the essence of opera itself.

  • 8:00 pm - Moyers & Company: Progressives Pick up the Pieces -

    It’s the largest corporate fine in American history ̶ $13 billion.

  • 10:00 pm - Harvesting The High Plains -

    In 1933, as the United States began to recover from the Great Depression, farmers from the panhandle of Texas to western Nebraska faced a greater, and much less forgiving foe - nature. The Dustbowl turned the Great Plains, America's breadbasket, into a a virtual desert.

  • 9:00 pm - Death In Paradise -

    When a shot is fired at a charity fundraiser, host Malcolm Powell is found dead in his study. Malcolm's PA, Vicky is certain she knows who the culprit is - a mystery man named Jack Roberts who had an appointment with Malcolm and was seen arriving and then fleeing the scene of the crime.

  • 10:00 pm - Father Brown: The Face of Death -

    When Clarence Clifton is murdered at a charity treasure hunt its organizer Professor Galloway believes he was the intended victim as they wore identical fancy dress.

  • 10:00 pm - Parent's Survival Guide: Childhood Obesity -

    Although the causes of childhood obesity vary, the effects do not: obesity compromises a child's growth, health and quality of life.

  • 8:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow: Vintage San Francisco -

    The 1997-1998 rainfall season was the second wettest (47.22 inches) in the 149 seasons recorded beginning in 1849.

  • 9:00 pm - Saturday Night Movie: East of Eden -

    Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers' love for the same woman. Cast: James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey.

  • 9:00 pm - American Masters: Lennon NYC -

    In October 2010, John Lennon would have beed 70-years old. In December 2010, he will have been dead for 30 years. Yet, his art still haunts us. This film establishes Lennon as an American artist.

  • 8:00 pm - Bluegrass Underground: Infamous Stringdusters -

    Known for complex, groove-friendly songs along bluegrass themes, the Infamous Stringdusters is another band that breaks boundaries, blending virtuosity and innovation to the delight of fans.

  • 8:30 pm - Bluegrass Underground: Johnnyswim -

    Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano grew up as professional musicians: he training at the Douglas Anderson School of Arts in Jacksonville, Forida, she touring the world as a backing singer for her mother, Donna Summer.

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