Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece
Sundays at 8:00pm
Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes, Upstairs Downstairs) and her four willful children return in the acclaimed series called “irresistible” (The Wall Street Journal) and “gorgeous” (USA Today). The second season continues to chronicle the family’s adventures with the island’s townspeople, customs and wildlife.
November 5 – Episode Four
Larry is back home recovering from the mumps. Aunt Hermione arrives with a spiritualist friend who promises to get in touch with Louisa’s dead husband.
November 12 – Episode Five
Vasilia makes the least-romantic proposal in history. Spiro and Hugh organize a “friendly” cricket match between Greeks and English. Gerry tames a hawk.
November 19 – Episode Six
With two women in labor plus a stabbing victim, Dr. Petrides has his hands full. Louisa, Leslie, and Spiro come to the rescue. Gerry’s otter is also giving birth.
Finding Your Roots
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures including Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Walken and more.
November 7 – Black Like Me
Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies, and forgotten European origins.
November 14 – Children of the Revolution
Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.
November 21 – Relatives We Never Knew We Had
Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.
The Great British Baking Show
Mondays at 7:00pm
Follow 12 amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside, hoping to be named Britain’s best. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have created new challenges to test their baking prowess, creativity and skill.
November 6 – Chocolate
Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate soufflé in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers create chocolate centerpieces.
November 13 – The Final
Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge — filled iced buns; conquer the Technical — pastry they’ve all struggled with; and master the Showstopper — a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.
November 20 – Masterclass One
Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau.
Fridays at 9:00pm (except where noted)
Television’s longest-running performing arts anthology to enjoy the best in music, dance and theater.
November 3 – Noel Coward’s Present Laughter
Enjoy legendary Tony Award winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.
November 10 – In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
Follow a group of talented young creators led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda as they produce an original musical--a Latin and hip-hop-infused odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home.
November 10 @ 10:00pm- Foo Fighters: Landmarks Live in Concert
Rock with the great American stadium rock band, having sold 25 million records and won of 11 Grammy Awards, captured in peak performance at the iconic ancient amphitheater at Athens’ Acropolis, hosted by Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer.
November 17 – Indecent
See Paula Vogel's Tony Award winner inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. The play with music looks at an explosive moment in theatrical history.
Harmonies for Healing: Under the Streetlamp
Wednesdays, November 15 & 22 at 7:00pm
A two-part docu-series about the transformative power of music to affect positive change in the lives of individuals and their communities. The series follows nationally lauded singing group Under the Streetlamp as they launch a singing competition to find talented vocalists with compelling stories to share. The goal is to form a "super group" of singers who will then perform with the acclaimed quartet in a live concert.