Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Tuesdays at 9:00pm
Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.
June 19, June 26 & July 3 - The Great War
Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, “The Great War” tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.”
The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten. “The Great War” also explores how a brilliant PR man bolstered support for the war in a country hesitant to put lives on the line for a foreign conflict; how President Woodrow Wilson steered the nation through three-and-a-half years of neutrality, only to reluctantly lead America into the bloodiest conflict the world had ever seen, thereby transforming the United States into a dominant player on the international stage; and how the ardent patriotism and determination to support America’s crusade for liberty abroad led to one of the most oppressive crackdowns on civil liberties at home in American history.
It is also a story of little-known heroism and sacrifice (including the deadliest battle in American history) that would leave more than 53,000 men dead on the battlefield and more than 60,000 dead from disease. American fatalities would come at a critical time in the war, but they would be dwarfed by a cataclysm of violence that would ultimately claim 15 million lives.
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.
June 23– McCrary Sisters
Celebrate the BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND return appearance of siblings who form one of the world’s premier gospel quartets. The soulful and powerful sisters bring strength and truth to their musical message of love and redemption.
June 30 – Blues Traveler
Delight in a performance from musicians that have emerged as key players among growing and loyal jamband audiences. Punchy and improvisational, the Grammy-winning band is also known for Top 40 hits such as “Hook” and “Run-Around.”
Endeavor, Season 5, on Masterpiece – NEW SEASON!!
Sunday, June 24 at 9:00pm
Shaun Evans returns for a fifth season of the popular series as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Roger Allam also returns as Endeavour’s mentor, DI Fred Thursday, for more crime-solving in 1960s Oxford.
On episode one, past and present collide in Oxford as the auction of a priceless Faberge Egg gets underway at Lonsdale College, inciting a burglary attempt. Then, Morse and Thursday search for a serial killer. Morse struggles to mentor a young detective constable.
The Great British Baking Show – NEW SEASON!!
Fridays at 9:00pm
In a season never before seen in the U.S., join original judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as twelve bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent in the heart of the British countryside. With 30 new challenges, each episode will test their baking prowess, creativity and skill in a bid to find the UK’s best amateur baker.
June 22 – Cakes
Follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul's recipe for rum babas—baffling some of them. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that reveals a hidden design when sliced.
June 29 – Bread
See how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake. The Technical challenge has them in a twist as they attempt an eight-strand plaited loaf. To stay in the tent, they must produce 12 sweet and 12 savory bagels for the Showstopper.
The Man in an Orange Shirt on Masterpiece
Sunday, June 17 at 9:00pm
Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England—from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this drama scripted by best-selling novelist Patrick Gale.