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Last Tango in Halifax
Sundays and Thursdays at 8:00pm
The BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances is the story of reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) as they plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?
July 7– Gillian is devastated when Celia inadvertently reveals a secret she has kept since she was 15. Alan and Gillian’s already fractious relationship suffers as he distances himself further from her. Kate feels awkward around Lawrence, who finds his mum’s new relationship difficult to accept.
July 14– Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony attended by all of their family and friends. Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend, but a disagreement threatens to end the relationship. Just as Gillian and Robbie are back on friendlier terms, a revelation from Judith changes everything.
July 21– Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline.
July 28- Find out why Kate’s gesture at Alan and Celia’s wedding stuns everyone — including Caroline.
PBS Convention Coverage – A NewsHour Special Report
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming.
Monday-Thursday, July 18-21 at 8:00pm
Tune in for gavel-to-gavel prime time coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Monday-Thursday, July 25-28 at 8:00pm
Tune in for gavel-to-gavel prime time coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Supernature: Wild Flyers
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Explore the wonder and science of one of nature’s greatest innovations — the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals’ remarkable powers and how they work.
June 29 – Defying Gravity
Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force — gravity.
July 6 – Masters of the Sky
Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet’s strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance.
July 13 – Crowded Skies
The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition.
Sundays at 10:30pm
This new British crime drama is set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis. When a prominent French politician is found dead in the middle of the Channel Tunnel, straddling the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck, played by Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Elise Wassermann, played by Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts I and II) are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries.
The case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership. As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, Karl and Elise are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.
The White House: Inside Story
Tuesday, July 12 at 8:00pm
Gain access to America’s most iconic residence—symbol of national history and icon of democracy. From the Oval Office to the family dining room, through national crises and world wars, the 200-year story of the White House is the story of America itself.