Ah, lest you think that the new Ken Burns documentary series was over, PBS has a surprise for you! That’s right, they’re bringing it back! For one night only, this Wednesday night, PBS is going to bring back The War! No, not the whole thing, though I wonder if come pledge drive time they don’t bust it out again, but this week, just one episode, “When Things Get Tough.” I wonder if they had trouble filling a programming slot and things got, well, tough.
Sunday, October 7:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - “Andes: The Dragon’s Back.” Yeah, Dragon! Way to come back. I don’t know where the Andes went, but it’s back and “home to a rich tapestry of environments.” And who doesn’t like a nice rich tapestry? I know I do.
9:00 - 10:30PM
Mystery! - “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series VI: Chinese Walls”. So, this week Lynley and Havers enter the world of the Internet and all the evil therein. This happens because Emily Proctor, a poor young barrister, has died. Not on the Internet, she died in the real world, I don’t want you thinking that this is some sort of weird sci-fi thing.
10:30 - 11:00PM
Antiques Roadshow FYI – “112.” This is a “magazine-style spin-off” of Antiques Roadshow. They’re going to take a look at some past items that have appeared on the show, along with the owners, and do a whole “where are they now” kind of thing. Plus, there is going to be a little Halloween fun to be had as well, but that I don’t want to spoil.
Monday, October 8:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow - “Philadelphia (Hour One).” I am hoping someone brings in the Liberty Bell — that, or the Rocky Balboa statue. Seriously, how much fun would that be, watching the appraisers take a look at the Liberty Bell, see the huge crack in it and deem it worth about $100? Good times.
9:00 – 11:00PM
The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus. Oh, the dysentery! The scurvy! The disease! Magnificent! This two hour tour is originally from the seven-part Columbus and the Age of Discovery series that aired over 15 years ago. It has since been adapted and remastered in high-definition. Now the disease really pops off the screen.
Tuesday, October 9: