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Compact Science

New Digital Series 

Compact Science

Compact Science is an engaging new YouTube series from WNED PBS and the Buffalo Museum of Science that explores the wonders of science. Host Sarajane Gomlak Green investigates the geology of Niagara Falls, discovers the chemistry at work in sponge candy, learns how density is the key to lake-effect snow, and more. 

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WBFO Brief

The WBFO Brief podcast brings you the award-winning reporting from the newsroom of WBFO, Buffalo Toronto Public Media's NPR station, each weekday morning in about 15 minutes.

Coming Up This Week on WNED PBS

SUNDAY

Great Estates Scotland

Kincardine Preview

The 70-room Kincardine Castle is home to only two people, Andrew and Nicky Bradford. In a little over a century, the castle and its surrounding 3,000-acre estate have gone from being a trifling extravagance for its fabulously rich owners to presenting a passionate but ongoing struggle to keep it afloat for its present-day occupants. Airing Sunday, June 20 at 8 pm.

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Connie tells Douglas she wants to end their 20-year marriage, but not before they take a European vacation with Albie, their rebellious teenage son. Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves star in an adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel. Airing Sunday, June 20 at 9 pm.

MONDAY

Antiques Roadshow

Vintage Austin | Preview

See memorable finds appraised at ROADSHOW 17 years ago. Highlights include an H. Siddons Mowbray painting, an 1802 Meriwether Lewis commission, and Marilyn Monroe photos from 1953. Learn which item's updated appraisal has $165,000 added to the value. Airing Monday, June 21 at 8 pm.

Africa & Britain: A Forgotten History | Pt 1 & 2 | Preview

Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. From the African Romans who guarded Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd century AD to the black trumpeter of the Tudor courts, David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing. Airing Monday, June 21 at 9 pm.

TUESDAY

Finding Your Roots

Black Like Me | Preview

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins. Airing Tuesday, June 22 at 8 pm.

Mysteries of Mental Illness Preview

Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry. Hear the stories of modern-day people living with mental illness, including an aspiring astrophysicist with schizophrenia and an Olympics-bound boxer with OCD. The 4-hour documentary series airs Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 and 23 at 9 pm.

WEDNESDAY

Nature

Cuba's Wild Revolution | Preview

In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from coral reefs pulsating with life to five-foot-long Cuban rock iguanas. As international relations thaw, what will become of this wildlife sanctuary? Airing Wednesday, June 23 at 8 pm.

Mysteries of Mental Illness Preview

Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry. Hear the stories of modern-day people living with mental illness, including an aspiring astrophysicist with schizophrenia and an Olympics-bound boxer with OCD. The 4-hour documentary series airs Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 and 23 at 9 pm.

THURSDAY

Escape to the Chateau | Season 4 & 5 Promo

Parkour & Turret | Season 5 Episode 3 

Angel creates a series of rooms in the chateau's pepper-pot turret. Dick opens up a parkour fitness trail in the grounds, but he hits an unexpected snag. Airing Thursday, June 24 at 8:01 pm.

McLeod's Daughters begins april 29

Pride and Joy | Season 1 Episode 8 | Preview

Bridie Carter on "the magic and the challenge" of shooting entirely on location. Two sisters separated as children are reunited when they inherit a vast cattle property in the Australian bush: fiercely independent and courageous 26-year-old Claire McLeod  and her estranged half-sister, Tess , a city girl hell-bent on changing the world. The two pull together an all-female workforce and, with an abundance of heart and humor, commit to an extraordinary life at Drovers Run, a patch of land the size of a small country. On the adjoining property live the men of the Ryan family - thus romance is added to the mix of heart stopping action, laughter and deep emotion. The series continues Thursday, June 24 at 9 pm.

Traces 101 | Preview

Emma, Kathy and Sarah, three forensic professionals working together at the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science (SIFA), try to unearth the truth about an unsolved murder that's very close to home. Emma returns to Dundee but being back in Scotland unlocks memories of her mother's murder and she decides she's the one to solve it. Also, her first day with the police finds her sorting the debris of a club where 3 people burned to death. Airing Thursday, June 24 at 10 pm.

FRIDAY

Great Australian Railway Journeys | Preview

Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of Australia by train, steered by his 1913 Bradshaw handbook. Portillo's journey takes him to Syndney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and more breathtaking locales. Airing Friday, June 25 at 8 pm.

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020 Preview

Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of selections by Strauss, Wagner, Offenbach, Puccini and more from the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens under the baton of conductor Valery Gergiev featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Airing Friday, June 25 at 9 pm.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media

A Life of Service: A Conversation with Don Boswell | Preview

Buffalo Toronto Public Media President and CEO Don Boswell is retiring after 53 years in public broadcasting. Join retired WBFO News Director and host Mark Scott for a conversation with Don about his life and fantastic career. Airing Friday, June 25 at 10:30 pm.

SATURDAY

Cranford Marathon | Preview

Dame Judi Dench leads an all-star cast in this witty and poignant story about the small absurdities and major tragedies in the lives of the people of Cranford. A place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, ladies, Cranford in the 1840s is a small English town on the cusp of change. Three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell have been woven together to create this uniquely rich and comic drama about ordinary human lives during one extraordinary year. Airing Saturday, June 26 at 8 pm.

Agatha Raisin 101| The Walkers of Dembley | Preview

When militant rambler Jessica Tartinck is found bashed to death in a field, former PR whiz Agatha Raisin is forced to go undercover to get to the bottom of the grisly crime. Airing Saturday, June 26 at 9 pm.

WNED PBS KIDS CHANNEL

PBS Kids Channel Family Night | On the WNED PBS KIDS Channel

Enjoy family viewing events featuring movie specials of themed programming Friday nights from 7-9pm on the WNED PBS KIDS channel. Remember that you can watch WNED PBS KIDS on your computer, tablet, phone and of course, on television.