Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
The Durrells in Corfu, Season 4, on Masterpiece – NEW SEASON!!
Sundays at 8:00pm
In Season Four, the future looks bright for the eccentric Durrells. Louisa turns the family villa into a guest house and cousin Basil moves in. Larry enjoys love with two ballerinas, Leslie throws himself into his job, and Gerry and Margo have business ambitions.
October 6 – Episode 2
An encounter with Daphne leaves Leslie pondering the possibility of fatherhood. Margo moves in with Theo, and Louisa is on the receiving end of some slightly confused romantic advances.
October 13 – Episode 3
Louisa meets Spiros' wife for the first time and invites her to join the family on a trip. However, the journey ends badly when their picnic is eaten by hungry animals.
October 20 – Episode 4
With the house guests getting rowdier, Louisa worries about the villa's reputation, but Spiros' increased presence continues to delight her. Margo finds a surprising way to bond with Maud. Gerry realizes he has feelings for Galini.
October 27 – Episode 5
The residents of Corfu are excited at the prospect of a visit from the king of Greece, and the Durrells are keen to join the welcoming committee. Leslie leads a scout troop. Louisa and Spiros grow closer. Love may also be in the air for Margo.
Finding Your Roots Roots – NEW SEASON!
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
The acclaimed series with Professor Gates explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.
October 8 – Hollywood Royalty
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.
October 15 – Off the Farm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.
October 22 – Family Reunions
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.
October 29 – Unfamiliar Kin
Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them — redefining how they see themselves.
Fridays at 9:00pm
Television’s longest-running performing arts anthology to enjoy the best in music, dance and theater.
October 4 - NOW HEAR THIS Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
Journey to Spain and Morocco with host Scott Yoo to discover how composer Scarlatti melded aspects of Vivaldi’s and Bach’s work with music and dance of the region to generate a new sound inspired by the guitar that is still relevant today.
October 11 - NOW HEAR THIS Handel: Italian Style
Discover how Handel’s experiences in Italy with fellow composers Vivaldi, Scarlatti, and Corelli influenced his career. Host Scott Yoo traces Handel’s footsteps to understand how he embraced the country’s artistic and cultural traditions.
October 18 – Grammy Salute to Music Legends
Enjoy a star-studded awards concert for Recording Academy honorees with performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, Patti Austin, Sheila E, Sam Moore, Julio Iglesias and more.
Jessica Lynn: Live at Dramatic Hall
Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm
On a cold and wintry February night, 150 fans and friends gathered in New York’s historic Dramatic Hall to spend an intimate and very special evening with country music star Jessica Lynn.
Leading a stripped-down acoustic version of her band along with some special musical guests in this, her third public television special, Jessica takes the audience on a rare and personal journey behind the words and music of her most popular hits and some brand new songs as well.
Nature - NEW SEASON!!
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Experience the splendors and compelling stories of the natural world from all over the globe. The series delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. NATURE has won more than 700 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations.
October 2 - Octopus: Making Contact
Follow an Alaskan professor as he raises and studies a pet octopus in his home, making remarkable discoveries about its extraordinary intelligence, personality and skills. Octopuses are able to recognize faces and interact with other individuals.
October 9 – The Serengeti Rules
Explore some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth alongside five pioneering scientists as they make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head, and offer new hope for restoring our world.
October 16 – Undercover in the Jungle
Go undercover with a film crew on a perilous journey to the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Meet some of the most incredible creatures, from pygmy marmosets to pumas, as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed.
October 23 - Okavango: River of Dreams – Paradise
Explore the landscape and wildlife of the Upper Okavango River. A lioness severely injured by a buffalo is left for dead by her pride. Now handicapped, she has to survive in the swamp alone, hunting to feed her little cubs.
October 30 – Okavango: River of Dreams – Limbo
See the landscape and wildlife of the "Middle River," the delta of the Okavango River. A hyena and a warthog family share neighboring dens, helping each other by keeping an eye on threatening predators, such as lions and leopards.