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Tuesday, June 19th at 8 PM
In this episode we explore the roles that color and light have played in the formation of art throughout history. We explore the background of the European use of color and the masterpieces which embraced the radiance of gems and silks, from the use of brilliant colors like ultramarine and vermillion, through to the development of obsession with light and shade. We explore the influences of east on west, and vice versa – and the notions of lack of color in western art, from Goya to Kapoor.
Wednesday, June 20th at 8 PM
In this astonishing program filled with innovative photography and scientific revelation, we investigate how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. From talkative budgies, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats and diving dogs, as well as an island where rabbits rule and a city where dogs live a secret double life - discover how our pets' playful games are just a whisker away from the wild.
Thursday, June 21st at 8 PM
P.C. Joe Penhale (John Marquez) has an unexpected visitor - his ex-wife Maggie (Julie Graham). She appears to have completely forgotten that they split up a couple of years ago. When he tries to tell her they are no longer married she accuses him of over-reacting, and wants to know why he packed his bags and left her. Joe struggles with a mixture of distress and elation at seeing Maggie again. He has thought about her every day since they parted. He realizes she is clearly not well, and tries discreetly to ask Dr. Ellingham about her symptoms without telling him that he is talking about his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Martin and Louisa's baby still doesn't have a name, and P. C. Penhale warns them that time is running out. If they don't register a name for the baby soon the State will step in and name the baby. After protracted discussions the couple finally reaches an agreement.
Friday, June 22nd at 9 PM
Season 5 of The Great British Baking Show begins tonight with back-to-back episodes. First, follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul's recipe for rum babas, baffling some of them. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that reveals a hidden design when sliced. In the second episode, which air at 10 PM, see how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake. The Technical challenge has them in a twist as they attempt an eight-strand plaited loaf. To stay in the tent, they must produce 12 sweet and 12 savory bagels for the Showstopper.
Saturday, June 23rd at 6 PM
Mary entertains three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat whose boldness leads to a surprising event. Downstairs, the shocking former life of Carson, the butler, is unmasked and Bates risks his health to remain valet. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern.
Saturday, June 23rd at 9 PM
Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs "Strange Fruit," "Don't Explain, "Good Morning Heartache" and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.