Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Check our schedule for additional show times.
(Programs on SWVA PTV can be seen over the air on WBRA 15.2 and on cable: Citizens 82, Cox 107, Comcast/Infinity 264, umos 17, Shentel 157 & Dish 16.)
American Experience: The Pilgrims
Thursday, November 19 at 9:00pm
Discover the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving. Director Ric Burns explores the history of our nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has been hailed as "peerless" (Wall Street Journal), "the most consistently enriching program on television" (Chicago Tribune) and "a beacon of intelligence and purpose" (Houston Chronicle). On air and online, the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present. Visit the companion website at pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/
Antiques Roadshow – NEW EPISODES!
Mondays at 8:00pm
It puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 24th season in 2020.
November 2- Election Collection
Explore political items from both sides of the aisle, across the history of the United States in this special episode, including one find now valued at $600,000-$800,000.
November 9 – Junk in the Trunk 10
Discover never-before-seen surprises from ROADSHOW’s Season 24 tour: an antique Scottish golf club, a 1777 William Faden Philadelphia map, and Andy Warhol "Fiesta Pig" & "Turtle" prints. Which is worth up to $100,000?
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.
October 31 – Rufus Wainwright
Enjoy an intimate hour with renowned singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright. The American/Canadian performer and composer sings songs from his latest album Unfollow the Rules.
November 7 – John Legend & the Roots: Wake Up!
Savor a special encore of protest soul classics from John Legend & the Roots' Grammy-winning LP Wake Up! Originally broadcast in 2011, the hour-long episode features "Wake Up Everybody," "Compared to What" and "Ordinary People."
November 14 – Jackie Venson/Mavis Staples with Special Guest Bonnie Raitt
Enjoy innovative Austin rock & roll from Jackie Venson, plus a vintage 2012 performance from soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples and friend Bonnie Raitt. Venson plays songs from Vintage Machine, while Staples performs songs from across her long career.
November 21 – The Mavericks: En Español
Thrill to an hour featuring eclectic country rock band the Mavericks, performing hits and songs from their acclaimed all-Spanish album En Español.
Sundays at 10:00pm
Follow the British Prime Minister and his Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (COBRA) committee, comprised of leading contingency planners and senior politicians, as they navigate the difficulties in overcoming a major national crisis.
November 1 - Episode 5
With the crisis worsening, Fraser deals with issues in his personal life. The Prime Minister is forced to consider more extreme measures to retain control and apply order over the country.
November 8 – Episode 6
As the crisis reaches boiling point, Fraser and his team reach the endgame, while the Prime Minister and Anna are forced to fight for their political lives with Archie firing his first shots.
Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (My Music)
Saturday, November 28 at 9:00pm
Celebrate the beloved singer-songwriter’s career from her early days to her success as a crossover pop superstar. Performances include “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again,” “Islands In The Stream” (with Kenny Rogers) and “9 To 5.”