Drama Season Premieres on Blue Ridge PBS!
Two new seasons of popular MASTERPIECE programs
premiere on Sunday, September 30.
POLDARK, Season 4, kicks off at 9:00pm.
It's 1796, and to defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. In season premiere, the Prime Minister calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, while Demelza remains caught between Ross and a lovesick Hugh.
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Get a sneak peek at the new season of POLDARK
during a FREE SCREENING!
Wednesday, September 26 @ 7:00pm
Roanoke’s South County Library, Merriman Road
The Durrells in Corfu, Season 3 premieres at 8:00pm.
Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “an island of charm,” The Durrells in Corfu returns for a season of eccentric family adventures on a Greek isle in the 1930s.
Based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell, the animal-loving youngest member of the clan, the series stars Keeley Hawes as the plucky widowed mother, Louisa Durrell; Josh O'Connor as her eldest son, Lawrence, who is destined to become a famous novelist; Callum Woodhouse as the hapless sportsman, Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as the lovelorn teen, Margo; and Milo Parker as Gerald. The bohemian Durrells fit right in with the light-hearted Greeks — except when they disastrously don’t.
Cast a Vote for Your Favorite Book!
Voting is underway to choose America's favorite book and you can cast your vote NOW!
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. New episodes air weekly on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.
Major production funding provided by Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropy. Engagement funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A Cargill Philanthropy.
Blue Ridge PBS is Out in the Community!
Blue Ridge PBS continues to launch and add to several series that feature the people and places in our viewing area. Stories can be seen throughout the day on Blue Ridge PBS and Southwest Virginia PTV as well as here on BlueRidgePBS.org.
- Creative Virginia profiles the artistic and creative people of Central and Southwest Virginia. From unique pieces to quirky creations, you’ll find some imaginative folks on Creative Virginia.
- Growing it in Virginia features the farmers, gardeners and growers of Southwest Virginia. From alpacas to zinnias, if it grows in Virginia, we’ll bring you the story.
- Delve into the topic of regional food and drink with our newest segment franchise, It’s All Food!
- Blue Ridge PBS is On the Road Again showcasing unique and interesting attractions and destinations that are just a short drive away. If you’re looking for something to do, we’ll have some great ideas for you.
- What's Your Story? highlights regional folks with unique, fascinating, funny, and sometimes quirky, stories to tell. Everyone has a story and we’re planning on bringing you some good ones.
There’s much more to come, so stay tuned!