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Blue Ridge PBS Presents Vietnam Reflections
Friday, September 22 & Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30pm and Thursday, September 28 at Midnight
Vietnam Reflections features local Vietnam veterans who share their experiences and their first-hand accounts of the war. They lived to tell their stories and now they are sharing those stories with Blue Ridge PBS. The second half of this program is a Scroll of Honor with the names of all military personnel from Virginia who made the ultimate sacrifice during The Vietnam War.
Bluegrass Underground - NEW SEASON!
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
September 23 – The Mavericks
Enjoy the irresistible Cuban groove of the genre-leaping Grammy-winners fronted by the transcendent vocals of Raul Malo. The band has won awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and the Americana Music Association.
September 30 – Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Listen to the group variously described as blues-rock, jamband and acid-Americana. Rolling Stone described their sound as “electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”
The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Keeley Hawes stars as a widow who transplants her four unruly children from Britain to sun-drenched Corfu in 1935. Based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy, the series was lauded as “completely satisfying” when it aired in the UK.
September 7 – episode 1
Louisa Durrell and her four headstrong children, ages 11 to 21, arrive penniless on the bucolic Greek island of Corfu in 1935. They soon fall in with the locals and a menagerie of animals.
September 14 – episode 2
At wits’ end, Louisa orders her children to put food on the table. Larry bites the bullet and goes hunting—bad idea. Meanwhile, Margo, Leslie and Gerry pursue their various love interests.
September 21 – episode 3
Gerry’s new soulmate has a surprising background. Leslie suffers the pangs of heartbreak. Louisa has another go with Sven. And Margo takes a stab at the medical profession.
September 28 – Episode 4
Leslie gets thrown out of the house and ends up in court. Theo and Spiros are his attorneys. Margo settles into her new job—and a new dress. Louisa has more man trouble.
Earth’s Natural Wonders
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series. Visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.
August 30 – Extreme Wonders
Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants.
September 6 – Wonders of Water
See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water, including Victoria Falls, where men risk death to reach fishing pools; the Camargue, where man vs. bull; and ocean reefs, where a guardian seeks a manta ray to help save the species.
September 13– Living Wonders
Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique—life itself. In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage and a Bangladeshi father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.
Endeavour on Masterpiece Mystery!
Sundays at 9:00pm
It’s the summer of 1967, and the effects of the Cold War and sixties counterculture are being felt in Oxford. It has barely been two weeks since the events depicted in the season three finale, and we find Oxford’s finest picking up the pieces of their personal and professional lives. Endeavour waits to hear the result of his Sergeant’s Exam, and self-medicates to numb his heartache over Joan, but whisky and Tännhauser will only get a man so far. Meanwhile, Thursday and Win deal with their own sense of grief. Their home is empty, Sam gone to the Army and Joan…who knows where?
September 3 – Lazaretto
Whispers of a cursed ward at the local hospital and a seemingly innocuous death begin a chain of events that leads Endeavour to investigate the dark depths of the hospital, its staff and its patients. Meanwhile, he is forced to confront his own ghosts as he discovers a chilling secret.
September 10 – Harvest
The extraordinary discovery of a 2,000-year-old body reveals a new lead in a missing person case. Endeavour and Thursday must investigate the eerie village of Bramford, where nature is pitted against man and pagan rites hide nuclear mysteries.