Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Dark Angel on Masterpiece
Sunday, May 21 at 9:00pm
Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna, the loving and resilient lady’s maid on Downton Abbey, stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama. Dispensing death from the spout of a warm teapot, Froggatt plays the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer.
David Holt’s State of Music
Saturday, May 27 at 10:30pm & 11:00pm
Hear modern masters of traditional music share tunes and stories with four-time Grammy-winner David Holt. Artists include Steep Canyon Rangers, Bryan Sutton, Josh Goforth, Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky, Lena Mae Perry and Wilbur Tharpe and Balsam Range.
Food – Delicious Science
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Examine the physics, chemistry and biology that lie hidden in every bite of food we eat. Understanding the deep evolutionary roots of human reactions and cravings for food offers a new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet.
May 17 - We are What We Eat
Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.
May 24 – A Matter of Taste
Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn about the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose.
May 31 – Food on the Brain
Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. This is delicious science.
Front and Center
Saturdays at 10:30pm
Launched in the spring of 2012, the critically acclaimed concert series returns with a new season showcasing a mix of award-winning, multi-platinum-selling industry vets, emerging artists and chart toppers. Filmed at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works and other unique and intimate locales.
May 6 – Kaleo
All the way from Iceland, indie rock band Kaleo comes to New York City to perform songs from their debut album A/B.Highlights include a performance of "Vor í Vaglaskógi," a traditional Icelandic Love song sung in the band's native language, as well as their top 10 singles "All the Pretty Girls" and "Way Down We Go." Formed in 2012, the band music is mostly influenced by folk and blues and prominently features a distinctive resonator sound.
May 13 – Dawes
Folk-rock band Dawes take the stage for a performance of both old and new material. The band, comprised of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Lee Pardini, formed in 2009 from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of their co-songwriter. Their last two albums All Your Favorite Bands (2015) and self-released We're All Gonna Die (2016) have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Folk Chart. Dawes performs new songs "Tequila," "One of Us," and "Roll with the Punches," as well as hits such as "Little Bit" and "When My Time Comes."
May 20 – CMA Songwriter Series With Jennifer Nettles
Three time Grammy Award winner and six time CMA Award winner Jennifer Nettles is known as one of country music's powerhouse vocalists. Her debut solo album, That Girl, hit #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200. Her second album, Playing with Fire, released May 2016 reached #2 on the Billboard Country Chart and #10 on The Billboard Top 200. Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and singer/songwriter Amos Lee join Jennifer Nettles on stage to sing some of their greatest hits including "Love Can Go to Hell," "Unlove You," and "Drunk in Heels."
The Great British Baking Show
Mondays at 7:00pm
May 1 – Christmas Masterclass
In the countdown to Christmas, Paul bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne. Mary tackles French galette, Genoa cake, and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Paul's showstopper kranskake is a spectacular tower of delicate rings.
May 8 – Cakes
The tent welcomes a baker’s dozen to the battle to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. On this episode, meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary’s Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.
May 15 – Bread
Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins. The Showstopper features outrageous loaves of bread … from a Christmas wreath to a proud peacock and a psychic octopus.
May 22 – Desserts
Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours. For the first time, there’s a baking burglary in the tent!
May 29 – Pies & Tarts
Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart — a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.