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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 |

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

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

Black History Month

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 |

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Black Americana
Antiques Roadshow honors Black History Month with this special episode. Highlights include an 1821 U.S. citizenship certificate for George Barker, a free man of color; an African-American beauty book written by Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; and a trip with host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. more info |

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

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

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

Filmmakers Corner

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00pm
Filmmakers Corner: More Shorts
Host Minette Seate presents an evening of short films by local filmmakers that includes: Sam Boese's corporate satire "Hamilton Lurie and the Bad Karma Sink," a selection from Madelyn Roehrig's documentary on people who visit Andy Warhol's grave "Figments: Conversations with Andy" and two films from Bryan Talkish, a sci-fi thriller "Home" and an urban zombie showdown "Prosper City." more info |

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

Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Great British Baking Show: Pastries
Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They’re assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of … the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers’ patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper éclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot in the quarter-finals.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 6
An ancient spark flares in Violet’s heart. While police deepen their probe, Bates tells Anna the truth. A long and painful mystery is solved. more info

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Experience: The Forgotten Plague
Tuberculosis is the deadliest killer in human history, responsible for one in four deaths for almost two centuries. While it shaped medical pursuits, social habits, economic development and public policy, TB and its impact are poorly understood. more info

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nature: Animal Odd Couples
Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry? The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00pm
EARTH A New Wild: Forests
Journey deep into the great forests of Earth for a new way of looking at these wild places and the animals that live there. Sanjayan travels into an uncharted area of the Amazon that scientists believe is the most bio-diverse place on Earth. From there he follows unique animal behavior in Alaska’s Great Bear Rainforest and then meets the farmers in Portugal’s cork forests. Frightening elephant battles are exploding on the edge of the forest in Sumatra; in the Amazon, ancient remains are helping change our perception of how to value the world’s great forests. more info

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester, Part 4
A shocking murder reveals the depths of homophobia in Cambridge. Geordie crosses swords with Sidney over conduct of the investigation. more info

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:00pm
Shakespeare Uncovered: Antony & Cleopatra With Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall has played the role of Cleopatra twice and meets others who have, as well — like Janet Suzman, who is renowned for her performance with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Together, they begin to uncover the truth behind Shakespeare’s “middle-aged” love story. Cattrall also travels to Rome and examines possible inspirations for the play. Contributors include Harriet Walter and Vanessa Redgrave more info

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: 2014 Hall of Fame Special
Enjoy highlights from the first annual AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Hall of Fame presentation. Performers include Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Double Trouble. more info