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Forces of Nature
The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes. September 14 & 18 – Shape We can’t directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe.
September 21 – Elements
The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?
September 28 – Color
Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet.
October 5 – Motion
The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes.
Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016
Friday, September 30 at 9:00pm
Semyon Bychkov conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace.
The mostly French program includes works by Bizet, Poulenc, Ravel, Offenbach and Johann Strauss II. With French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque.
India: Nature’s Wonderland
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders. From tigers and gibbons to elephants and rhinos, the sacred Ganges to tea plantations, experience the subcontinent’s marvels.
September 21 – part one
Journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape — the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.
September 28 – part two
Continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.
Indian Summers, Season 2 on Masterpiece
Sundays & Thursdays at 10:00pm
The series described by Variety as “picturesque, wonderfully soapy and set against a rich historical backdrop” returns for a second season. It’s 1935 in Simla—an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.
September 11 & 15
Three years have passed since last season. Aafrin is secretly fighting for Indian independence from inside the civil service. Does Ralph suspect his disloyalty?
September 18 & 22
Aafrin saves his friend’s life, but gets a gruesome payback. Ralph’s ambition faces a roadblock. Sooni feels family pressure. And Madeline extracts the truth.
September 25 & 29
Sooni and Ian compare notes to solve the mystery of Kaira’s murder. Aafrin intrudes on a domestic scene. The Maharajah arrives with his latest flame, a familiar face.