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.
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.
A young orangutan learns how to process fruit by watching mom closely. Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, Leuser Ecosystem.
Follow a band of orangs that use tools, share food, forage together and create a distinct culture. Watch Preview.
A young Frank Sinatra, with an unidentified woman, in Hoboken, New Jersey, c. 1930s.
A second generation of Italian Americans enters the labor movement, politics and entertainment. Watch Preview.
The Great British Baking Show
It’s semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they’re challenged with Signature baklava.
A LOVELY DAY PRODUCTION FOR ITV
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 Geordieâ��s methodical approach to policing complements Sidneyâ��s more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects â�� a fantastic new detective team is born.
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.
Playwright August Wilson.
The legacy of August Wilson, from his roots as an activist to his work on Broadway, is explored. Watch Preview.