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Lucy Worsley Investigates

Episode 1 | Princes in the Tower | Preview

Come along as Lucy Worsley uncovers what really happened to the Princes in the Tower. Airing Sunday, May 15 at 8pm.

Ridley Road

Episode 3 | Preview

Vivien’s link to Jordan is complicated by the arrival of his wife. Airing Sunday, May 15 at 9pm.

Very British Murder

The Golden Age | Preview

In the final episode, Lucy Worsley arrives in the Edwardian era and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction between the Wars. She tells the extraordinary story of the first celebrity murderer of the twentieth century Dr Crippen. Then investigates how after the First World War, the Murder Mystery Novel reached a peak of popularity in the hands of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers. And reveals how the skill and ingenuity of both writers perfected the classic 'Whodunnit' Lucy attempts to join the Detection Club set up by Golden Age writers - by undergoing an elaborate initiation ceremony with its current President, Simon Brett. And she ends by exploring how the Murder Mystery Novel was eclipsed by new rivals in the depiction of homicide - including the 'hard-boiled' novels of Graham Greene. Airing Sunday, May 15 at 10pm. 

Mysteries of Mental Illness

Episode 3 Preview: The Rise and Fall of the Asylum

Learn about the asylum, and its rise and fall as a place for treating the mentally ill. Airing Monday, May 16 at 9pm.

Mysteries of Mental Illness

Episode 4 Preview: New Frontiers

A look at today’s most cutting-edge treatments for the mentally ill. Airing Monday, May 16 at 10pm.

Finding Your Roots

Freedom Tales | Preview

Dr Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan. Airing Tuesday, May 17 at 8pm.

Gershwin Prize

Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize | Preview

Join us to celebrate Lionel Richie, the 2022 recipient of the Gershwin Prize. Airing Tuesday, May 17 at 9pm.

American Masters

Tyrus Wrong | Preview

Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause. Airing Tuesday, May 17 at 10pm.

Nature

Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas | Preview

Witness the wildlife and serene beauty of America’s Wild West. Airing Wednesday, May 18 at 8pm.

NOVA

Why Ships Crash | Preview

How could a single ship cause a major supply chain crisis around the globe? Airing Wednesday, May 18 at 9pm.

Colombia - Wild and Free

Colombia - Wild and Free | Preview

Explore the magnificent flora and fauna of Colombia. Airing Wednesday, May 18 at 10pm.

Death In Paradise | S. 11 Ep. 6 | Preview

When a woman reports a murder and is then found strangled, the team are left wondering whether she was reporting her own murder. Airing Thursday, May 19 at 8pm.

Inspector Morse 

The Remorseful Day | Preview

Inspector Morse embodies cultured, upper-middle-class Britishness, and enjoys the finer things in life - good beer, vintage cars, fine opera. He and his trusty companion, Detective Sergeant Lewis, solve the crimes that plague the environs of University of Oxford. Although he's a brilliant detective, Morse is not infallible - and he's often pretty grumpy to boot. But he and Lewis tend to make sure the bad guys pay for their crimes. Airing Thursday, May 19 at 9pm.

Scotland's Scenic Railways | Preview

This mini-series travels the length and breadth of Scotland’s dramatic landscapes to meet the train crews, the engineers and the volunteers who keep the modern and classic steam railways running. The episode follows in Harry Potter's footsteps as we board The Jacobite steam train across the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct in the company of mother and son, Florence and Lewis McLean. They serve as the Guard and Fireman on The Jacobite. Airing Friday, May 20 at 8pm.

PBS Presents

Concert for George | Preview

Celebrate George Harrison’s life in this concert with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and more. Airing Friday, May 20 at 9pm.

Father Brown

The Wayward Girls | Preview

Bunty, facing a speeding fine issued by Sergeant Goodfellow, agrees to give a talk at Langley Hall, a Borstal for girls of ages 16-23 years. Bunty's compact is stolen, and found in the possession of one of the girls, Brenda, who is placed in solitary confinement. The governor of the Borstal is found murdered, and Brenda is on the run after hiding in Bunty's car. Father Brown and Bunty return to the Borstal to help Sergeant Goodfellow's investigation; Inspector Mallory is on annual leave. Airing Saturday, May 21 at 8pm.

Agatha Christie's: Poirot

Dumb Witness | Preview

The famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, puts his skills to work as he travels the world solving difficult crimes. He relies on his trusty sidekicks, and a limited amount of clues, to get the job done. Airing Saturday, May 21 at 9pm.


WNED PBS KIDS Channel Family Night

Enjoy family viewing events featuring movie specials of themed programming Friday nights from 7-9pm on the WNED PBS KIDS channel. Join in the fun May 20, 21 & 22 for a Cyberchase Mini-Marathon that you can watch the WNED PBS KIDS channel on your computer, tablet, phone and of course, on television.


WNED PBS KIDS

Coming Soon to Family Night on the WNED PBS KIDS it's a Cyberchase Mini-Marathon| May 20, 21 & 22 

On this weekend’s WNED PBS KIDS Family Movie Night gather the family for a Cyberchase mini-marathon!In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. Find out what happens on #FamilyMovieNight.

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Coming in May

Lucy Worsley Investigates

Episode 2 | Madness of King George | Preview

Take a closer look at George III and how a tale of mental illness changed Britain. Airing Sunday, May 22 at 8pm.

Royal Wives at War

Royal Wives at War | Preview

Discover the fierce rivalry between two women during Britain's abdication crisis of 1936. Airing Sunday, May 22 at 10pm.

That Way Madness Lies . . .  | Preview

Filmmaker Sandra Luckow and her family attempt to navigate a broken mental health system. Airing Monday, May, 23 at 9pm.

Breaking Loneliness | Preview

A new documentary by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk about people finding ways to escape loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness is a social epidemic that is impacting all age groups around the world. Although most of us are connected on social media, we have never felt more alone. Many of us find ourselves isolated from our communities and feeling lonely. Airing Monday, May 23 at 10:30pm.

Finding Your Roots

Breaking Silences | Preview

Gayle King, Jordan Peele, and Issa Rae discover surprising roots. Airing Tuesday, May 24 at 8pm.

American Experience

Plague at the Golden Gate | Preview

How the bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco. Airing Tuesday, May 24 at 9pm.

Nature

Equus "Story of the Horse" | Episode 1: Origins | Preview

Discover the origins of the horse and how it changed our world forever. Airing Wednesday, May 25 at 8pm.

NOVA

Ice Age Footprints | Preview

Ancient footprints provide new evidence of humans and extinct giant beasts of the Ice Age. Airing Wednesday, May 25 at 9pm.

Colombia - Wild and Free

From The Pacific to the Andes | Preview

Journey to the largely uninhabited Pacific coast of Colombia, where humpback whales give birth and fish hunt crabs in the mangrove forests. Then ascend to snow-capped Andean volcanoes, home to stunning spectacled bears, condors and hummingbirds. Airing Wednesday, May 25 at 10pm.

Scotland's Scenic Railways | Preview

.Profiles include The Flying Scotsman - the world's most iconic steam locomotive; The Oban Line which runs 61 miles from Oban in the Highlands, past Loch Lomond and through the Trossachs National Park. The latter has been voted the world's top railway journey beating 400 contenders. A visit along the Firth of Clyde to the historic Wemyss Bay station and the West Highland line winds its way through a wild and ancient terrain and is often regarded as the most scenic railway journey on the planet. Keeping the steam heritage alive today is the Scottish Railway Preservation Society at Bo'ness, where old-handers pass down their knowledge of these engineering giants. Finally, a profile of photographer Jayne Wright as she takes No.19, a locomotive from the 1950s, down five miles of track to Manuel station. The Bo'ness railway is breathing new life into Scotland's steam heritage, thanks to the skills of volunteers like Jayne. Airing Friday, May 27 at 8pm.

My Music This Land Is Your Land | Preview

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. airing Friday, May 27 at 9pm.

National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert | Preview

Tune in to the annual broadcast of America's national night of remembrance. The multi-award-winning event honors the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Airing Sunday, May 29 at 8pm.

The Trick

The Trick | Preview

Explore the 2009 Climategate scandal, when media undermined the science of climate change. Airing Sunday, May 29 at 8pm.

They Volunteered for This: Merrill's Marauders | Preview

Narrated by television news icon Tom Brokaw, this film focusing on one of World War II's most heroic and least talked about units. "Merrill's Marauders" fought in Burma in 1944-1945 under the legendary General Frank Merrill. The Marauders were all volunteers who specialized in "hit and run" tactics in the jungles and mountains of Burma. The unit received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2020 for their sacrifice and accomplishments. Airing Monday, May 30 at 9pm.

Surrender on the USS Missouri | Preview

Narrated by country music star Luke Bryan, this documentary focuses on those who witnessed the official Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945, ending World War II. Through interviews with those who served on the battleship, the film follows the USS Missouri from its construction, through varied battles in the Pacific, to its final resting place as a memorial and museum in Pearl Harbor. Airing Monday, May 30 at 10pm.

Finding Your Roots

Dreaming of a New Land | Preview

Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei. Airing Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm.

From Wall Street to Bay Street | Preview

This documentary that examines and compares the financial and banking systems of the United States and Canada. The basis for both financial systems was laid by the revolutionary founding father Alexander Hamilton. The film traces the history of both systems and features interviews with an impressive list of experts that includes a former prime minister, bank CEOs, academics, and other business leaders. Airing Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm.

Coming in June

Nature

Equus "Story of the Horse" | Episode 2: Chasing the Wind | Preview

Take a global tour of the most fascinating members of the modern horse club. Airing Wednesday, June 1 at 8pm.

NOVA

Touching the Asteroid Preview

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Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth. Airing Wednesday, June 1 at 9pm.

NOVA

Great Escape at Dunkirk | Preview

How courage and ingenuity saved Allied troops during the epic Dunkirk operation in 1940. Airing Wednesday, June 1 at 10pm.

Eat Your Medicine: The Pegan Diet with Mark Hyman, MD | Preview

Dr. Mark Hyman practices a style of medicine called Functional Medicine which uncovers and addresses the root cause of disease—the only way to actually cure and reverse chronic conditions. Airing Friday, June 3 at 9pm.

Father Brown | The Red Death | Preview

Lady Felicia and her husband Monty host a lavish masked ball counting down to 1954. However, their plans are ruined when the Minster of Defence is murdered by a masked figure. With the estate locked down and a killer in the midst. Airing Saturday, June 4 at 8pm.

Three Back-To Back Episodes

Seaside Hotel Season 3 | Preview

It's finally summer again, and Mrs Andersen and her girls open the beach hotel for a new season. Set in 1930, the world crisis is knocking on just outside the country's borders, but it is quite different things that occupy the regulars. Watch the first three episodes of Season 3 Saturday, June 4 beginning at 9:05pm. 

Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at O2 | Preview

Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London's O2 Arena. Airing Sunday, June 5 at 7pm.

60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music) | Preview

A concert hosted by beloved icons Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits ("I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am") and Davy Jones of The Monkees ("Daydream Believer"). The special features hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change - sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations. Airing Sunday, June 5 at 11pm.

The Doo Wop Project | Preview

Meet the supergroup of Broadway stars who recreate and re-imagine some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. Trace the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies to the biggest hits of today. Airing Monday, June 6 at 8pm.

Paul Anka His Hits and Tribute to Sinatra | Preview

Grab a front-row seat at this concert taped at the Smith Center in Las Vegas and celebrate the legendary singer-songwriter's career as he pays tribute to his greatest mentor. Songs include "My Way," "You Are My Destiny," "That's Life" and more. Airing Monday, June 6 at 9:30pm.

The Hidden Map | Preview

Journey to modern-day Turkey with an Armenian American granddaughter of genocide survivors in search of long-buried truths in their lost ancestral homeland. A chance encounter with a Scottish explorer leads to a joint odyssey and the hidden map. Airing Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30pm.

Nature

My Garden of a Thousand Bees | Nature

Discover the diverse species and personalities of bees who live in a British urban garden. Airing Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm.

The Queen's Garden | Preview

Discover secrets of London's remarkable hidden treasure, the Buckingham Palace Gardens. Airing Wednesday, June 8 at 9:30pm.


Extras/Behind the Scenes from Masterpiece and other Drama Series

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife Cast Preview Big Changes for Season 11

From new relationships to new responsibilities - the cast of preview changes in Season 11.

MASTERPIECE | Extras
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Call the Midwife Cast Preview Big Changes for Season 11
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife Cast Preview Big Changes for Season 11
New Uniforms for Modern Midwifery?
Call the Midwife
New Uniforms for Modern Midwifery?
Behind the Scenes | Cast Reflect on 10 Years
Call the Midwife
Behind the Scenes | Cast Reflect on 10 Years
Making Season 2
Sanditon
Making Season 2
Q&A With the Cast and Crew
Sanditon
Q&A With the Cast and Crew
Leading Ladies
Sanditon
Leading Ladies
The Costumes of Season 2
Sanditon
The Costumes of Season 2
Alison & Fraser: Their Journey
Sanditon
Alison & Fraser: Their Journey
Court, Marry, Murder
Sanditon
Court, Marry, Murder
Behind the Scenes of the Ball
Sanditon
Behind the Scenes of the Ball
Official Teaser: Ridley Road
Ridley Road
Official Teaser: Ridley Road
What is Ridley Road?
Ridley Road
What is Ridley Road?
Meet the Cast & Characters
Ridley Road
Meet the Cast & Characters
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali - A Look Ahead

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Expires: 2022-06-24
Rating: NR

Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

Extras
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Muhammad Ali - A Look Ahead
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali - A Look Ahead
Behind the Scenes | Making Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Behind the Scenes | Making Muhammad Ali
Behind the Scenes | Exploring Hemingway
Hemingway
Behind the Scenes | Exploring Hemingway
Hemingway - The Myth
Hemingway
Hemingway - The Myth
Inside Look
The Black Church
Inside Look
"Every Story": FRONTLINE's Newest Investigations
FRONTLINE
"Every Story": FRONTLINE's Newest Investigations
Five Facts About the Farthest Planet in our Solar
NOVA
Five Facts About the Farthest Planet in our Solar
How Insys Therapeutics Bribed Doctors and Made Mil
FRONTLINE
How Insys Therapeutics Bribed Doctors and Made Mil
How Florida Firefighters Fight Wildfires with Fire
Nature
How Florida Firefighters Fight Wildfires with Fire
A Bird's-Eye View of Carbon Emissions
NOVA
A Bird's-Eye View of Carbon Emissions
How Drones are Used on Expedition | Digital Extra
Expedition
How Drones are Used on Expedition | Digital Extra
Inside NATURE - Making Okavango: River of Dreams |
Nature
Inside NATURE - Making Okavango: River of Dreams |
Inside NATURE - Making of Okavango: River of Dream
Nature
Inside NATURE - Making of Okavango: River of Dream
Inside NATURE - Making of Okavango: River of Dream
Nature
Inside NATURE - Making of Okavango: River of Dream
Inside NATURE: Undercover in the Jungle
Nature
Inside NATURE: Undercover in the Jungle
NOVA

What Does the Polar Vortex Have to do With Climate Change

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If you think you understand the polar vortex, think again.

Extras/Behind the Scenes
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What Does the Polar Vortex Have to do With Climate Change
NOVA
What Does the Polar Vortex Have to do With Climate Change
The Science Behind This Slight of Hand
NOVA
The Science Behind This Slight of Hand
Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses
NOVA
Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses
Interview with Producer and Cinematographer Kim Wolhuter
Nature
Interview with Producer and Cinematographer Kim Wolhuter
Inside Look: Amanpour & Company
Amanpour and Company
Inside Look: Amanpour & Company
Inside Nature: Behind the Scenes of "Living Volcanoes"
Nature
Inside Nature: Behind the Scenes of "Living Volcanoes"
Inside Nature: Making "Wild Way of the Vikings"
Nature
Inside Nature: Making "Wild Way of the Vikings"
Inside Look: Somewhere South
Somewhere South
Inside Look: Somewhere South
Inside Look
VOCES
Inside Look