Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Check our schedule for additional show times.
(Programs on SWVA PTV can be seen over the air on WBRA 15.2 and on cable: Citizens 82, Cox 107, Comcast/Infinity 264, umos 17, Shentel 157 & Dish 16.)
The Age of Nature - NEW SERIES!
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can restore our planet. This documentary series asks whether newfound awareness of nature could bring about a new chapter in the human story.
October 14 – Awakening
Discover how a new awareness of nature is helping to restore ecosystems from Panama to China to Mozambique. See how innovative actions are being taken to repair manmade damage and restore reefs, rivers, animal populations and more.
October 21 – Understanding
Explore how a new understanding of nature is helping us find surprising ways to fix it. From the Pacific Northwest to Yellowstone to Scotland, scientists, citizens and activists are restoring the environment, benefiting humans and animals alike.
October 28 – Changing
Discover why restoring nature might be our best tool to slow global warming. From Borneo to Antarctica, the resilience of the planet is helping us find solutions to cope and even mitigate climate change, providing hope for a more positive future.
AMERICAN MASTERS, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life.
Friday, October 9 at 9:00pm – Lennon NYC
This is the story of one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century and how he found redemption not in the public adoration he craved as a youth, but in the quiet and simple pleasures of fatherhood. It is also a New York immigrant’s tale. Lennon moved to New York City in 1971 seeking what every other immigrant has sought: freedom — the freedom to be himself and not “Beatle John,” the freedom to live a normal life.
Tuesday, October 20 at 9:00pm – Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip
Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience was 50 million. Stanley Tucci stars as Winchell.
Friday, October 23 – Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is
Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient and longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, he helped set the standard that an American orchestra should champion modern American music.
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.
October 3 – Billie Eilish
Savor an hour with young pop superstar Billie Eilish. The L.A. singer/songwriter performs songs from her hits and songs from her debut LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
October 10 – ACL SEASON PREMIERE! – The Very Best of John Prine
An hour of stirring performances from the late singer/songwriter John Prine’s episodes of Austin City Limits. Songs include “Paradise,” “Sam Stone” and “Angel From Montgomery,” with special guest Bonnie Raitt.
October 17 – Yola
Enjoy an hour featuring acclaimed British soul singer and songwriter Yola. The Bristol native performs tunes from her solo debut Walk Through Fire.
October 24 – Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Retrospective
Thrill to an hour of classic Austin City Limits performances from lateTexas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble. Songs include “Pride and Joy,” “Crossfire,” and “Texas Flood.”
October 31 – Rufus Wainwright
Enjoy an intimate hour with renowned singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright. The American/Canadian performer and composer sings songs from his latest album Unfollow the Rules.
Classic Albums: John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
Thursday, October 8 at 9:00pm
Explore the making of Lennon’s first post-Beatles album, widely regarded as one of his finest. The documentary features interviews with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, bassist Klaus Voormann, along with archival footage and recorded interviews with Lennon.
Cobra – NEW SERIES!
Sundays at 10:00pm
Follow the British Prime Minister and his Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (COBRA) committee, comprised of leading contingency planners and senior politicians, as they navigate the difficulties in overcoming a major national crisis.
October 4 – Episode 1
As a major crisis threatens the UK, the government assembles the emergency committee COBRA.
October 11 – Episode 2
With the nation in crisis, the Prime Minister and his team are forced to work around the clock.
October 18 – Episode 3
As the country continues to face dark days, the Prime Minister, Anna, Fraser and their teams pay a visit to the worst affected area. Archie’s rhetoric threatens to cause more problems for everyone.
October 25 – Episode 4
As questions are asked about the Prime Minister’s personal life, Anna seeks the help of intelligence chief Eleanor James. A new threat rears its head as public sentiment grows ever turbulent.