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POLDARK

Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after battle to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his love?

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THE FRENCH CHEF WITH JULIA CHILD

In this special collection, now chefs of all ages and abilities can share Julia Child’s love of authentic French food and learn to cook some of her most loved dishes from her original series on Public Television.

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WONDERS OF MEXICO

Travel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.

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FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES

Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

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KINGDOMS OF THE SKY

A landmark three part series made in conjunction with the BBC, Kingdoms of the Sky reveals the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the iconic mountain ranges of the world.

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Join chef Marcus Samuelsson on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture.

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HILLARY

View a scripted drama about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, best known as the first man to conquer Mount Everest. Andrew Munro stars as Hillary, with Dean O'Gorman as his lifelong climbing companion, George Lowe.

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NATURE: THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ANIMAL

Join conservationist Maria Diekmann in the crusade to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn more about these scaly yet endearing mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW New Season

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.

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THE TUNNEL

The emotionally charged finale of the critically acclaimed bilingual crime thriller, "The Tunnel," reunites Stephen Dillane in his International Emmy award-winning role as Karl Roebuck with Clémence Poésy as Elise Wassermann, for the last outing of this beloved and unlikely Anglo-French partnership.

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: CHRIS STAPLETON

Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music with Chris Stapleton and Turnpike Troubadours. The rock and soul-influenced Stapleton highlights his acclaimed second album From a Room Vol. 1. The jamming Troubadours draw from their latest record A Long Way From Your Heart.

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POV: BILL NYE, SCIENCE GUY

The former star of the popular PBS kids show is on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. Turning his focus to adults, the iconic bow-tied scientist is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life.

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MASTERPIECE: VICTORIA

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch.


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DOWNTON ABBEY, All Six Seasons

Downton Abbey, the award-winning series from Julian Fellowes, spans 12 years of gripping drama centered on a great English estate on the cusp of a vanishing way of life. The series follows the Granthams and their family of servants through sweeping change, scandals, love, ambition, heartbreak, and hope.

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WE'LL MEET AGAIN

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.

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TONY BENNETT: GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG

Enjoy an all-star tribute to Tony Bennett, the 2017 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with performances by Tony Bennett, Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, Savion Glover, Josh Groban, Wé McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Williams and a special presentation by Wynton Marsalis — with Bruce Willis as host and Gregg Field as music director.

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ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS

The astonishing collar-camera footage reveals newborn Kalahari Meerkats below ground for the first time, unveils the hunting skills of Magellanic penguins in Argentina, and follows the treetop progress of an orphaned chimpanzee in Cameroon.


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BIG PACIFIC

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The show examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.

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MASTERPIECE: GRANTCHESTER

James Norton stars as the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating, in Grantchester, a mystery series based on the acclaimed novels by James Runcie. Although Sidney lives the life of a clergyman, sometimes he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Grantchester.

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RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK

RARE travels with renowned photographer Joel Sartore as he photographs at-risk and rare species in the wild, in zoos, in nature preserves and explores his Photo Ark initiative. This captivating and visually stunning special will reveal why ensuring species' futures matters to us all.

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MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS

Set in Northern Ireland during World War Two, My Mother and Other Strangers follows the fortunes of the Coyne family and their neighbors as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge United States Army Air Force (USAAF) airfield, with 4,000 service men and women, lands in the middle of their rural parish.

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THE STORY OF CHINA

Travel from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea with host Michael Wood as he explores the history of the world’s newest superpower. A thrilling and moving epic of the world’s oldest continuous state with the landscapes, peoples, and stories that made today’s China.
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AMERICAN EPIC

In the late 1920s, record companies sent talent scouts across the United States, searching for new artists and sounds. They traveled to remote regions with a recording machine, auditioned thousands of everyday Americans, and issued their music on phonograph records. It was the first time America heard itself, and the artists they discovered transformed American music forever. AMERICAN EPIC, a new three-part documentary, tells the extraordinary story of this trailblazing era when modern music was born.

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FOOD - DELICIOUS SCIENCE

Michael and James explore the effect of "Food on the Brain." The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the main, by generating the cravings we all experience.

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TAMING NEW MEXICO - A NEW MEXICO PBS ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Peering through the lens of the federal court system, its judges and institutions, Taming New Mexico canvasses centuries of New Mexico History. The film documents how New Mexico transitioned from the Spanish-Mexican rule of law to today’s American legal system. Taming New Mexico chronicles the pivotal cases, significant issues, and powerful personalities that shaped and transformed New Mexico’s legal and cultural landscape. Through this unique history, viewers get a glimpse of what it means to administer justice in the 21st century. Narrated by veteran reporter and former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson. Featuring noted NM Historian Paul Hutton.

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MASTERPIECE: HOME FIRES

When a rural English town finds itself on the verge of World War II, two powerful women struggle to put aside their differences in The Women’s Institute and join forces amidst the chaos and uncertainty of wartime. Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless, Cranford) star in this heartwarming story of courage, friendship, and holding onto light in our darkest moments.

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MASTERPIECE: TO WALK INVISIBLE - THE BRONTE SISTERS

Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE GREAT WAR

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917, The Great War, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers,” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

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CITY IN THE SKY

At any one time, there are a million people airborne somewhere in the world. That equates to an entire airborne city - a ‘city in the sky’. So what does it take to run a ‘city’ at 30,000 feet? In this series, we set off around the world to uncover the invisible global networks and complex logistics that make it all possible.


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AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS

In his new six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.


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MERCY STREET

The second season of this Civil War-era drama continues to explore the growing chaos within Alexandria, as allegiances blur and loyalties shift. Season 2 aired January 22 - March 5, 2017.


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FORCES OF NATURE

Forces of Nature illustrates how we experience Earth’s natural forces, including shape, elements, color and motion. Although we can’t immediately feel the motion of Earth’s fundamental forces, we witness the consequences, such as tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest or the intense and ruinous power of hurricanes.


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LANDMARK'S LIVE: ALICIA KEYS

Landmarks Live in Concert debuts on Friday January 20 at 9PM (check local listings) with Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys. A native New Yorker, Keys performs in notable NYC locations, including the world famous Circle Line harbor tour and Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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MASTERPIECE: SHERLOCK

The world’s only consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), teams up with his long-suffering, faithful friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), to solve a dizzying array of crimes and battle diabolical villains with his signature deductive reasoning and his stunning lack of social grace.

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