August 3 – 18
DOWNTON ABBEY REVISITED
Sunday 8/18 at 7:00 pm
Savor the greatest moments from Seasons 1, 2 and 3, along with behind-the-scenes interviews with the producers and your favorite cast members — both above and below stairs. Angela Lansbury hosts.
LOVE, LAUGH & EAT WITH JOHN TICKELL, M.D.
Saturday 8/3 at 11:00 am
Saturday 8/10 at 12:00 pm
Saturday 8/17 at 2:30 pm
Explore healthy living self-management skills with international speaker and best-selling author Dr. John Tickell, who has spent the last 25 years researching the health, well-being and longevity patterns of people around the world. Discover the secrets of the Okinawa people of Japan, a culture with no obesity and low rates of cancer, and learn the nutrition rules that will lead to a slimmer, younger, better-looking you.
ALFIE BOE – STORYTELLER AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Saturday 8/3 at 6:00 pm
Thursday 8/15 at 10:00 pm
Sunday 8/18 at 6:00 pm
Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe shares interpretations of his favorite songs in this concert taped at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall. Backed by a full 19-piece band, Boe performs a wide variety of selections from his repertoire, including tracks from his new album, Storyteller, classical arias and “Bring Him Home,” his signature song from his acclaimed turn as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.
SARAH BRIGHTMAN: DREAMCHASER IN CONCERT
Saturday 8/3 at 7:00 pm
Monday 8/12 at 7:00 pm
Travel to new musical worlds with Sarah Brightman as she takes viewers on a cosmic journey featuring both new songs and fan favorites inspired by the wonderment and beauty of space. With evocative lighting, elaborate costumes and powerful imagery, this concert is an out-of-this-world experience.
GLORIA ESTEFAN: THE STANDARDS
Saturday 8/3 at 8:30 pm
Thursday 8/15 at 7:00 pm
Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan performs some of her all-time favorite songs, from the Billie Holiday classic “Good Morning Heartache” and her adaptation of Chaplin’s “Smile” to her wedding song, “El Dia Que Me Quieras,” translated into English for the first time as “The Day You Say You Love Me.”
A SALUTE TO VIENNA
Sunday 8/4 at 2:00 pm
Thursday 8/8 at 7:00 pm
Sunday 8/18 at 8:30 pm
Celebrate the musical heritage of Vienna in this lavish music and dance gala concert from the historic Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. Hosted by world-famous mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade and Academy Award-winning actor and Vienna native Maximilian Schell, special guests include The Vienna Boys’ Choir, Russell Watson, dancers from the Association of the Vienna State Opera Ballet, the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Vienna and an international cast of top singing stars.
HUGH LAURIE – LIVE ON THE QUEEN MARY
Sunday 8/4 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8/13 at 10:00 pm
Actor Hugh Laurie (“House”) marks the climax of his personal musical odyssey with a tribute to Professor Longhair, the man who is his greatest inspiration. Joined by the legendary Copper Bottom Band on the same stage where Longhair delivered his master class in 1975, Laurie puts on a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable performance.
60s GIRL GROOVES (MY MUSIC)
Sunday 8/4 at 7:00 pm
Saturday 8/10 at 8:30 pm
Saturday 8/11 at 3:00 pm
Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.
INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR
Sunday 8/4 at 9:00 pm
Sunday 8/18 at 10:30 pm
Go behind the scenes of the acclaimed, must-see WWII series and learn secrets about the articulate sleuth in the sharp fedora. The program features a sneak peek at the upcoming new season premiering on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! in September 2013, as well as interviews with the creators and co-stars of this enormously popular murder mystery series.
ELVIS, ALOHA FROM HAWAII
Monday 8/5 at 7:00 pm
Friday 8/16 at 9:30 pm
Sunday 8/18 at 3:30 pm
Elvis Presley was at the pinnacle of his superstardom when he made television history in 1973 with this live concert special, televised globally via satellite. Now, 40 years later, don’t miss one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career as Elvis sings “Suspicious Minds,” “Hound Dog,” “Blue
Suede Shoes,” “My Way,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and many more.
Wednesday 8/7 at 8:30 pm
Sunday 8/18 at 10:30 am
Uncover the latest research and groundbreaking experiments that are redefining intelligence throughout our lifespan, especially during our later years. Showing viewers the amazing science behind our intelligence — how it shapes our experience and enjoyment of the world around us — SMARTER BRAINS reveals how we can change and improve it, regardless of age.
DAVID GARRETT: MUSIC – LIVE IN CONCERT
Friday 8/9 at 9:30 pm
Joined by his band and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for this stunning live extravaganza, violin virtuoso David Garrett brilliantly combines different musical styles and eras. With arrangements of the great composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, Coldplay to Clementi, David captivates his audience with different elements from the world of music and wows them with stunning visual backdrops and pyrotechnics.
Saturday 8/10 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8/13 at 8:30 pm
Relive the early appearances of country stars Chet Atkins, George Jones, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl, Dottie West and many others when they appeared on Jimmy Dean’s national television variety series. Hosted by entertainer, actor and musician Roy Clark, these episodes have not been seen in nearly 50 years.
EMELI SANDÉ: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Monday 8/12 at 10:00 pm
Thrill to the electrifying voice of Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé in this concert special taped at the Royal Albert Hall as she performs her hits, including “Daddy,” “My Kind of Love,” “Heaven,” “Beneath Your Beautiful” and the platinum single, “Next to Me.”
A FARM STORY WITH JERRY APPS
Tuesday 8/13 at 7:00 pm
Experience farm life in the 1930s and 40s through the eyes of a boy growing up in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, the archetype of rural America, guided by acclaimed author, teacher and historian Jerry Apps. Like a family photo album, this portrait evokes memories of experiences that created the values of hard work, determination and community.