Oct. 25 – 31, 2015
Arts, Drama, Culture
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Sun., Oct. 25, 1:00 pm
Follow the trials and tribulations of 13 passionate amateur bakers whose goal
is to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Each week, the bakers tackle a
different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.
Hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical
and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul
Hollywood. After 10 weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can
The remaining six bakers are challenged to update old- fashioned suet puddings;
create perfect religieuses – delicate choux buns filled with
creme patissiere; and make three different kinds of puffed pastries.
HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 6
Sun., Oct. 25, 7:00 pm
Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton
Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s
Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.
Part 4 of 6
Frances plans an air raid shelter. Alison breaks the law; so does Miriam. Steph
hides a secret that threatens the farm. Kate gets shattering news.
INDIAN SUMMERS ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 9
Sun., Oct. 25, 8:00 pm
Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in
the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the
series dramatizes the collision of the high-living English ruling class with
the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the
two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics
and passion. Also starring in the lavish production are Henry Lloyd-Hughes,
Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey.
Part 5 of 9
Ralph plays politics at his engagement bash. Eugene tells Cynthia a shocking
secret. Adam and his mother make a surprise visit.
Part 1 of 3
Sun., Oct. 25, 9:00 pm
Follow DCI Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig) as she leads a new investigation into
the five-year-old case of a boy’s disappearance during a neighborhood cookout.
Driven by her obsession to discover what happened, she risks her own happy
Part 1 of 3
DCI Brand, under pressure to charge her prime suspect, is still unconvinced
they’ve found the killer. As she begins to piece together the child’s final
hours, she finds her instinct as a mother at war with her desire to solve
Part 2 of 4
Sun., Oct. 25, 10:00 pm
Watch an epic drama about the 1666 Great Fire of London, when the city burned
for four days. Andrew Buchan stars as Thomas Farriner, whose bakery in Pudding
Lane was the flashpoint for the inferno. Also starring Charles Dance and
Part 2 of 4
Thomas flees the burning city with his family. Shocked at the speed of the
inferno’s spread, Pepys calls on the king to address the mayor’s failing efforts.
Thomas’ sister-in-law, Sarah, is imprisoned in Newgate as her son searches for her.
Mon., Oct. 26, 7:30 pm
Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning high energy trio Na Palapalai brings their falsetto
style of Hawaiian music to the PBS Hawaii Studios in this special encore
Tulsa, OK, Part 1 of 3
Mon., Oct. 26, 8:00 pm
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to the Pawnee Bill Ranch
to look at some show-stopping Wild West posters. Highlights include a poignant
signed note from Mother Teresa to a wood-carver who sent her a walking cane
during her final years, and a custom model 1894 Winchester rifle that may have
been used in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Chicago, IL, Part 2 of 3
Mon., Oct. 26, 9:00 pm
Discover an eclectic array of discoveries in Chicago, such as 1989 Keith Haring
graffiti art, a 1910 Walter Johnson All-Star watch, and a Walt Whitman Civil War
letter. Also: take a field trip to the Chicago Civic Opera.
I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING
Mon., Oct. 26, 10:00 pm
Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves
Raymond, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters.
Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that
keep traditions alive and create new ones.
Venture with Phil on a tapas crawl and even a vermouth bar. He’s also in
for a lesson on jamon, Spain’s most prized culinary export.
JAPANESE AMERICAN LIVES
Stories from Tohuku
Mon., Oct. 26, 11:00 pm
After the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, survivors are
still struggling to rebuild. The Japanese American community has continued to
raise money and organize aid trips to the region. This powerful documentary
explores both the endurance and frustration of the survivors and the hope
inspired by the visitors.
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox
Tues., Oct. 27, 7:30 pm
Growing up in Chicago, Karen Radius learned values from her working class
parents, neither of whom attended high school. After passing the bar exam in
Hawaii, Radius’ first job was with Legal Aid, serving some of the poorest people
in Hawaii. As a Family Court judge, Karen Radius learned that juvenile girls who
haven’t succeeded on regular probation needed a different type of juvenile
justice system. So she created Girls Court. “Girls Court is all about…working
on the relationships…within the family,” Radius explains. “(it’s) not just,
‘Did you comply with the court’s order and what the court told you to do’ … but
let’s figure out your life and let’s come up with a life’s plan for you.”
This program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 pm and
Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4:00 pm.
A Few Good Pie Places
Tues., Oct. 27, 11:00 pm
Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from New York to Montana.
Meet the bakers who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross
a lattice top. Classic apple pies abound, but there is also cherry, blueberry,
fluffy coconut cream, cherry lattice and sweet potato.
A CHEF’S LIFE
Eggs A Dozen Ways
Wed., Oct. 28, 7:30 pm
A Chef’s Life is a cooking and documentary series that takes viewers inside the
life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, opens a fine dining
restaurant in her small hometown in Eastern North Carolina. Each episode follows
Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms
as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her menus. Using a chef’s modern
sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present – one ingredient
at a time. A celebration of true farm-to-table food, the series combines the action
and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life.
Eggs A Dozen Ways
Vivian finally makes good on a promise to cook for a friend’s supper club, and she
seizes the moment to experiment with an egg dish that she hopes will wow New
York City’s James Beard House crowd. She visits with her egg producer and
learns the ins and outs of egg varieties, from chickens to ducks to guineas to
partridges. She takes us through how to boil an egg and shares Miss Scarlett’s
secrets for a southern party staple: the perfect deviled egg.
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)
Thurs., Oct. 29, 9:00 pm
This program tells the story of Keola Beamer’s journey through song. The respected
composer and slack key guitarist partners with an array of musicians, including
Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer
and Hawaiian vocalist Raiatea Helm. These collaborations demonstrate how one
can retain cultural identity while openly sharing with others to create
something new – a global art form. This multicultural exchange reaches its
zenith when Beamer performs a Hawaiian-language version of John Lennon’s
“Imagine,” with musicians playing traditional Hawaiian, Chinese,
Japanese, Australian, Classical European and American Jazz instruments. In
another particularly moving segment, Keola accompanies his wife Moanalani
Beamer as she performs a hula as a quadriplegic woman who magically regains use
of her limbs in a dream.
Papua New Guinea Islands
Thurs., Oct. 29, 10:00 pm
The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago
of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians,
the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Today the island’s
traditional cultures are diverse and complex but there are several ancient
traditions which remain active today. Next, we visit the township of Rabaul,
once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive
David McCullough, The Wright Brothers
Thurs., Oct. 29, 11:00 pm
This series features lively, engaging conversations about ideas in literature.
Host Terry Tazioli introduces the latest books — both fiction and non-fiction
— and interviews noted authors about the themes in their latest works. Following
each interview, Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn joins Tazioli to further
explore the literary themes of the week’s book and to recommend related authors
and other reading material.
David McCullough: The Wright Brothers
David McCullough has received two Pulitzer Prizes for his past work. In his new
book, The Wright Brothers, he shares the story of the bond, work ethic and
dedication the Wright Brothers had to push their invention to new heights.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Fri., Oct. 30, 9:00 pm
Composer and performer Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a symphony
orchestra and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, as well as a colorful
assortment of Tim Burton fans. The evening includes performances of Elfman’s most
beloved scores from films in collaboration with Tim Burton such as Batman,
Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before
Christmas. Accompanying the music are film clips and original sketches and
storyboards created by Tim Burton.
A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
The Metal Engraver
Sat., Oct. 31, 1:00 pm
Host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today’s world.
Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible
for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the
21st century. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen,
and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how
they live using their talents and the challenges and importance of keeping
those traditions alive in a modern-day world.
The Metal Engraver
Eric meets metal engraver David Riccardo, who creates art with intricate
flourishes and filigree.
THE MIND OF A CHEF
Sat., Oct. 31, 7:00 pm
Ever since 1999, when Chef Gabrielle Hamilton put canned sardines and Triscuits
on the first menu of her tiny, 30-seat East Village restaurant, Prune, she has
nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world. Prune has always been an
idiosyncratic restaurant, with no culinary mission other than to serve what
Hamilton likes to eat in an environment in which she wants to eat. Hamilton won
the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef NYC in 2011 and is author of a
best-selling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, which garnered a James
Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.
Venture into the unknown with Chef Gabrielle as she explores what’s next for her
career and the challenges associated with making the decision to step away from
life in the kitchen. Legendary chef Jacques Pepin demonstrates techniques and
Chef Mario Batali offers advice.
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Ontario’s Central Counties: Multi-Cultural Adventures
Sat., Oct. 31, 7:30 pm
Ontario’s Central Counties offers a mosaic of historic gristmill villages, verdant
farmlands and towns that thrive because of their multi-cultural population.
During his Central Counties explorations Joseph cycles through the rich Durham
farmlands on an agri-tourism adventure that includes fruit wine tasting and a
visit to Tyrone Mill, one of only two operating mills in Ontario. In the York
region he steps back in time at the Black Creek Pioneer Village for a taste of
what life was like in the early days of Canada and fast forwards into the
present at the Taste of Asia Festival in Markham.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Sat., Oct. 31, 8:00 pm
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for
generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. This program
features rare and previously unseen television footage, including a BBC program
from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and most
popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their artistry, a time
when this popular and influential trio dominated the Billboard music charts.
From the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and anti-war
era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to
Mary Travers’ moving memorial, and finally to the present, where their legacy
continues to inform and inspire successive generations, this far deeper and
more intimate exploration of the trio reveals the impact of their artistry and
activism on their generation and the world. Songs include: “Five Hundred
Miles,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I
Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are
Red Rock Serenade
Sat., Oct. 31, 10:00 pm
Take a meditative, cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the
American West’s iconic red rock country, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion,
Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Grand Canyon National Parks – all set to music by
some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Bach, Brahms,
Chopin and Beethoven.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sat., Oct. 31, 11:00 pm
Savor songs from Don Henley’s first solo album in 15 years, Cass County.
THE OPEN MIND
Sun., Oct. 25, 6:00 pm
Hosted by Alexander Heffner, this weekly public affairs program is a thoughtful
excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public concern
with the most compelling minds of our times.
Inside Assad’s Syria
Tues., Oct. 27, 10:00 pm
Correspondent Martin Smith reports from government-controlled areas in Syria while
the war rages. With on-the-ground reporting and firsthand accounts from Syrians
caught in the crisis, the film shines new light on the ongoing conflict.
Thurs., Oct. 29, 7:30 pm
This episode is the third in a series of six shows in which each episode focuses
on a specific Hawaiian value. The Hawaiian value for this show is ha’aha’a, which
means humbleness and humility. Each of the following stories reflects this theme:
The top story comes from the students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on
Kauai. They feature a Kauai resident named Moses Hamilton who learned
humbleness and humility when he had to start all over again after a tragic car
accident that left him a quadraplegic. While undergoing re-hab, Moses took up
mouth painting (painting by holding and manipulating the paint brush in one’s
mouth), and is a now a successful artist who sells his paintings at a shopping
mall in Hanalei, Kauai.
Also featured are student-created stories from the following schools:
Ka Waihona o Ka Naauao (Oahu): Uncle George, a native Hawaiian stand-up paddle
board instructor in West Oahu, exemplifies humbleness by giving away something
of great value – paddle board lessons – for free.
Roosevelt High School (Oahu): A Roosevelt High School student uses his experience
growing up in poverty-stricken countries to instill a sense of humility in his
Lahaina Intermediate School (Maui): A retiree-turned-elementary-school crossing
guard proves that a humbleness of spirit comes in handy when dedicating your life
to the safety of young children in your community.
Mililani Middle School (Oahu): After years in the spotlight as star quarterback
for the UH football team, Garrett Gabriel choses the much more humble profession
Iolani School (Oahu): The value of ha’aha’a, or humbleness, teaches us that we
are neither indestructible nor immortal. This realization may have saved the life
of a coach at Iolani School.
Waianae High School (Oahu): This story explores how a family in West Oahu deals
with a very humbling experience: the onset of dementia in the family matriarch.
This episode is hosted by Aiea High School in Honolulu.
This program encores Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII
How Can Hawaii’s Special Education Services Boost Achievement for
Students with Disabilities?
Thurs., Oct. 29, 8:00 pm
We’re told that it takes 23% of the State Department of Education budget to serve
11% of the students – those in special education. Yet, critics say, special-ed
students are not gaining enough academic ground. Our question on the next
INSIGHTS: How can Hawaii’s special education services boost achievement for
students with disabilities?
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live
on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or
Twitter. You may also email your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org or
post them to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PBSHawaii.
WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL
Fri., Oct. 30, 7:30 pm
For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered one of the most interesting
conversations of the week. Hosted by Gwen Ifill, it is the longest-running
public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating
in roundtable discussion of major news events.
CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK
Fri., Oct. 30, 8:00 pm
This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor’s focus on the events and
conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations
from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the
world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business,
culture, media and sports.
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
Fri., Oct. 30, 8:30 pm
THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.
SCIENCE & NATURE
Pets: Wild at Heart: Secretive Creatures
Wed., Oct. 28, 8:00 pm
In a program packed with amazing filming techniques, from Schlieren
photography that makes smells visible, to moving X-rays, to ultra slow motion,
discover how our pets experience the world through their astonishing senses and
hidden communication. Learn about the sensory secrets of budgies, horses, guinea
pigs and goldfish as well as the remarkable abilities of hamsters, cats and dogs.
Wed., Oct. 28, 9:00 pm
From baboons to bulls, crocodiles to cows, a vast menagerie of animal mummies
lies buried in Egyptian tombs. Hi-tech imaging reveals what’s inside the bundles
and the strange role that animals played in ancient Egyptian burial beliefs.
THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN
Who is in Control?
Wed., Oct. 28, 10:00 pm
Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that
reveals the ultimate story of us – why we feel and think the things we do. This
ambitious series blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling
Who is in Control?
Dr. Eagleman explores the unconscious brain and reveals that everything from
our movements, to our decisions, to our behavior is largely controlled and
orchestrated by an invisible world of unconscious neural activity.
War of the Worlds
Tues., Oct. 27, 8:00 pm
On Sunday, October 30, 1938, the night before Halloween, millions of Americans
gathered around their radios and heard a news bulletin about strange explosions
on Mars, followed by other reports that led them to believe an alien invasion
was in progress. Relive the thrill of Orson Welles’ infamous radio
dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, 75 years after it set off one
of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. The film examines the
elements that made America ripe for the hoax: America’s longtime fascination
with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the
shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937; and Welles himself, the 23-year-old
wunderkind director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD
Tues., Oct. 27, 9:00 pm
Fri., Oct. 30, 11:00 pm
Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval
England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves.
Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination
of modern vampire lore.
Recycled Trestle Table
Sat., Oct. 31, 2:00 pm
Host Scott Phillips guides us through the creations of many unique pieces, from
spice cabinets to decorative picture frames and mirrors to a plantation table –
all things you can make in your woodshop at home.
Recycled Trestle Table
Scott demonstrates pegged mortise and tenon joints.
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
Sat., Oct. 31, 2:30 pm
Watch Richard and Kevin investigate mechanical rooms on their trip to Germany.
They explain why the country is a world leader in energy efficiency. Kevin
returns to the states to help Ross install a residential wind turbine in Texas.
THIS OLD HOUSE
It’s All About the Beams
Sat., Oct. 31, 3:00 pm
Tommy installs flitch beams in the kitchen. Kevin goes to West Virginia to see
how laminated veneer lumber is made. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada works on a
plan for the shade-covered backyard.
Bake It Dark
Sat., Oct. 31, 4:00 pm
Join Martha Stewart for culinary tricks of the trade to coax the utmost flavor
from your baked goods. Create sticky toffee pudding served with a toffee sauce,
mini apricot tarte tatins and no-knead bread with flavorful seeds.
COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
Sat., Oct. 31, 4:30 pm
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a regional
recipe, Delta hot tamales, at home. Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the
secrets to another regional specialty, Charleston shrimp perloo.
Sat., Oct. 31, 5:00 pm
Chef Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with
grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow
for spontaneity and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Filled with tips
and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table,
Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum
of kitchen wisdom.
In this episode, Lidia honors the grandmothers of the family. She starts with
a delicious and quick skillet gratin of mushrooms and chicken. Joining her is
Lidia’s granddaughter, Julia, to taste Grandma Rosa’s apple cake.
Sat., Oct. 31, 5:30 pm
SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouth-watering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique
demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by a nationally renowned
guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. This season focuses on comfort food —
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world.
Ming is cooking at home with James Beard award-winning chef, Jamie Bissonnette.
They take on rice, creating two amazing dishes from one simple ingredient.
Ming uses crispy chicken sausage and scallions to create a flavorful spin on
classic fried rice, while Jamie creates a savory paella from seasonal