Lead Balloon: Idiot

Lead Balloon
10:30PM
October 18, 2014

Rick agrees to front a TV charity appeal for a worthy cause. Meanwhile, one of Mel’s C-list celebrity clients, has a new series coming up.

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess from The San Francisco Opera

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS FROM SAN FRANCISCO OPERA – PBS ARTS Fall Festival Crown and Bess
Lester Lynch (Crown) and Laquita Mitchell (Bess).
9:00PM
October
17, 2014

It’s the turbulent story of a disabled man, the headstrong woman he loves and the community that sustains them both. Watch Preview.

Doc Martin: Born with a Shotgun

Doc Martin
From: BUFFALO PICTURES IN ASSOCIATION WITH HOMERUN PRODUCTIONS FOR ITV
9:00PM
October 16, 2014

Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa. Tempers are frayed as they try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby.

How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson: Clean

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See more photos at http://to.pbs.org/1nVKgX2 During PBS’ HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, CA on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, host/author Steven Johnson and producer Jane Root discuss the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible.
9:00PM
October
15, 2014

Dirty water has killed more humans than all the wars of history, but in the last 150 years, extraordinary innovations have changed our world. Watch Preview.

Finding Your Roots: Roots of Freedom

Finding Your Roots
From AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006) through the first season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS (2012), Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people identify relatives hidden for generations. Professor Gates employs a team of genealogists and the world�s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of a diverse group of 30 guests. Each of the 10 episodes will feature three guests bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden, link, as Gates treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises, and shares life-altering discoveries.
8:00PM
October
14, 2014

Ben Affleck’s mother was a Freedom Rider and her roots include spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. Watch Preview.

Masterpiece Classic: The Paradise

 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Young and ambitious country girl Denise Lovett arrives in a booming northern city and takes a job at The Paradise, the glittering department store across from her uncle�s drapery shop. It�s not long before her beauty and talent catch the eye of the store�s dashing owner, John Moray. Denise struggles to navigate the competing personalities in the Ladieswear department where she has been placed. Can her ingenuity save the day when she�s faced with her first challenges as a shop girl? Shown from left to right: Emun Elliot as Moray and Elaine Cassidy as Katherine
9:00PM
October 13, 2014

Moray locks horns with bosses Katherine and Tom to pick a new head of ladies-wear. Will it be Denise, Clara or a dark horse? Watch Preview.

Great Estates Scotland: Dumfries

Dumfries House Exterior
Dumfries House Exterior
10:30PM
October
12, 2014

Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world.

Masterpiece Mystery: Foyle’s War – The Eternity Ring

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Foyle's War: Anthony Howell, Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks.
9:00PM
October 11, 2014

Suspecting that British atomic research has been infiltrated, MI5 asks Foyle to investigate the possibility of a Russian spy network in the heart of London. Watch Preview.

Live From Lincoln Center: The Nance, Starring Nathan Lane

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane stars as The Nance in LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "The Nance."
9:00PM
October
10, 2014

Nathan Lane stars as Chauncey Miles, who faces a changing world and his own self-loathing during the fading twilight of burlesque in 1930s New York. Watch Preview.