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Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Great British Baking Show: Pies & Tarts
Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts. Custard tarts are their Signature challenge, followed by mini pear pies — one of the more unusual Technical challenges in the competition tent. Finally, contestants battle their biggest bake yet: three-tiered pies. The Showstopper allows them only four hours to create a towering collection of pies. | more stories like this

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:00pm
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 4
As Edith's access to Marigold slips away, news about Gregson arrives. An unwell Thomas returns, Mary meets her match, and police suspicions narrow. more info | more stories like this

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:00pm
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:00pm
Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00pm
Independent Lens: A Path Appears
Join Nicholas Kristof, Malin Ackerman, Mia Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria and Alfre Woodard to uncover gender oppression and human rights violations in the U.S. and around the world. more info | more stories like this

Filmmakers Corner

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00pm
Filmmakers Corner: Woman to Woman
Host Minette Seate interviews Alyssa Hanna and screens her film “Woman to Woman,” a documentary on the role of religion in the lives of different Israeli women. Also, five short films by animator/filmmaker Jo Dery including: “Echoes of Bats and Men,” “Roll,” “The Last, The Rest,” “Peeks,” and “String Stories.” more info | | more stories like this

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00pm
Frontline: League of Denial
What did the NFL know, and when did they know it? FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Sinkholes -- Buried Alive
In a leafy suburb near Tampa, Florida, on February 28, 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing him as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole—a worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. more info | more stories like this

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester, Part II
James Norton (Belle) stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green, “Reckless”) for help, and the two become crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester.
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Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:00pm
Shakespeare Uncovered: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hugh Bonneville started his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London’s Regent’s Park. He revisits the theatre where his love for Shakespeare blossomed and catches up with Ralph to talk about why the play has enduring appeal. Interviews include David Walliams and Sheridan Smith. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00pm
Brit Floyd Live at Red Rocks
Fans have embraced BRIT FLOYD as the world's foremost Pink Floyd tribute show. Renowned for their note-for-note perfection, impeccable harmonies, staging, lasers, Floydian animations and props, this 12-piece band creates a genuine reincarnation of the live Pink Floyd experience. support this program | | more stories like this

Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
The 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. web extra | more stories like this

Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 9:00pm
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. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Experience: The Big Burn
In the summer of 1910, an unimaginable wildfire devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation’s fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. THE BIG BURN provides a cautionary tale of heroism and sacrifice, arrogance and greed, hubris and, ultimately, humility in the face of nature’s frightening power. Inspired by the best-selling book by Timothy Egan. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00pm
EARTH A New Wild: Home/Plains
Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. The series features spectacular natural history footage from the most striking places on Earth, filming encounters between wild animals and the people who live and work with them. With up-close looks at a range of species, from giant pandas to humpback whales and African lions to Arctic reindeer, Sanjayan reveals that co-habitations with animals can work — and be mutually beneficial. more info | more stories like this

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester, Part III
An old woman tells Sidney that someone wants her dead. Then she dies. Coincidence? The new curate delivers a surprising sermon. more info | more stories like this

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:00pm
Shakespeare Uncovered: The Taming of the Shrew With Morgan Freeman
In 1990, Morgan Freeman famously starred in a Wild West version of The Taming of the Shrew for Shakespeare in the Park in New York. Freeman sets out to understand how and why the play, one of the Bard’s first works, was written. Interviews include Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles. more info | more stories like this

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
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    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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