Great Performances: La Dolce Vita – Music of Italian Cinema

La Dolce Vita
Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors including Frederico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, Sergio Leone and others. And a major component of Italian cinema’s enduring popularity continues to be a lush selection of sweeping film scores by composers like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Featuring Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, GREAT PERFORMANCES partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a romantic concert of audience favorites with music from 8½, Amarcord, Once Upon a Time in the West, Cinema Paradiso, Life Is Beautiful, Il Postino and more.
9:00PM
February
27, 2015

In the aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics. Watch Preview.

Father Brown: The Maddest of All

Father Brown
The series is set during the early 1950s, in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford, where Father Brown is the parish priest at St Mary's Catholic Church.
10:00PM
February 26, 2015

Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community and is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice. Watch Preview.

Nature: The Last Orangutan Eden

Last Orangutan Eden
A young orangutan learns how to process fruit by watching mom closely. Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, Leuser Ecosystem.
8:00PM
February
25, 2015

Follow a band of orangs that use tools, share food, forage together and create a distinct culture. Watch Preview.

The Italian Americans: Loyal Americans/The American Dream

Italian Americans
A young Frank Sinatra, with an unidentified woman, in Hoboken, New Jersey, c. 1930s.
9:00PM
February
24, 2015

A second generation of Italian Americans enters the labor movement, politics and entertainment. Watch Preview.

The Great British Baking Show: Patisserie

The Great British Baking Show
The Great British Baking Show
10:00PM
February
23, 2015

It’s semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they’re challenged with Signature baklava.

Masterpiece Mystery: Grantchester

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A LOVELY DAY PRODUCTION FOR ITV GRANTCHESTER on Picture Shows: Set in 1953 in the beautiful village of Grantchester in Cambridgeshire, the residents are in shock following the death of a villager, particularly as it is presumed to be suicide. Local vicar Sidney Chambers (Norton) is at the heart of the community and residents turn to him for comfort and support. After speaking to villagers, Sidney soon realises there may be more to the death than first thought, so he sets about delving deeper to discover what really happened. Sidney works alongside Inspector Geordie Keating (Green) to solve the mystery, and it soon transpires that Geordie�s methodical approach to policing complements Sidney�s more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects � a fantastic new detective team is born.
10:00PM
February
22, 2015

As Geordie’s life hangs in the balance, Sidney has to defy police to stop a killing spree. Sidney’s romantic life falls apart. Watch Preview.

The Jewel in the Crown: An Evening at the Maharanee’s

Jewel in the Crown
Based on Paul Scott's Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.
9:00PM
February 21, 2015

English Intelligence officer Guy Perron witnesses an interrogation performed by Major Merrick.

American Masters: August Wilson – The Ground on Which I stand

August Wilson
Playwright August Wilson.
10:00PM
February
20, 2015

The legacy of August Wilson, from his roots as an activist to his work on Broadway, is explored. Watch Preview.

Father Brown: The Ghost in the Machine

Father Brown
The series is set during the early 1950s, in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford, where Father Brown is the parish priest at St Mary's Catholic Church.
10:00PM
February 19, 2015

Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community and is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice. Watch Preview.