Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Big Pacific - NEW SERIES!
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
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 programs examine an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.
June 21 – Mysterious
Explore the mysterious Pacific – whose depths we are just beginning to explore. There are many unanswered questions we yearn to unravel, but the ocean doesn’t give up its secrets willingly.
June 28 – Violent
Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the great ocean, and creatures that live there must choose whether to avoid conflict—or rise to meet it.
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this 12-part “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
June 17 – Jason and the Scorchers
Led by Illinois native Jason Ringenberg, the Scorchers crashed out of Nashville and began smashing down the walls between genres with their own brawling brand of country-rock almost 35 years ago. As trailblazers for the cowpunk and alt-rock bands that would follow, Jason and the Scorchers have received the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.
June 24 –Dave Rawlings Machine
Joining David Todd Rawlings, a professional guitarist-singer-songwriter, in the DR Machine are his longtime performing partner Gillian Welch, Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert, violinist Brittany Haas and former Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist Willie Watson. Personifying the term “Americana,” the band’s BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND debut will be one to remember.
Grantchester, Season 3, on Masterpiece - NEW SEASON!!
Sundays at 9:00pm
Join James Norton and Robson Green as the improbable crime-fighting team—Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating, respectively—bringing justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England.
June 18 – Part One
See why an impossible situation distracts Sidney from his Christmas duties. Then, when a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified: These are the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.
June 25 – Part Two
Follow Sidney and Geordie as a mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead them down a dark path. Leonard forges a bond with a woman close to the case. Amanda and Sidney are in love—but can it continue?
The Great British Baking Show, Season 4 - NEW SEASON!!!
Fridays at 9:00pm (except where noted)
Follow 12 amateur bakers in their quest to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test their skill and creativity, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with them every step of the way.
June 16 – Back-to-back episodes!
9:00pm - Cake
Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there's nowhere to hide.
10:00pm – Biscuits
Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking—and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.
June 23 – Bread
See how the bakers tackle three of Paul’s toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centrepiece. June 30 – Batter Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week. They prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform bake across the batch; a technical challenge that requires a perfect pastry, sweet filling and delicate icing; and a showstopping Spanish classic.
Great Yellowstone Thaw - NEW SERIES!!!
Wednesdays at 9:00pm
Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope.
June 21 – Episode One
Learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey. Can the grizzlies that emerge early survive? Why are wolves and Great Gray owls in danger of starvation? Find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison.
June 28 – Episode Two
See how spring brings new life and a break from the brutal winter temperatures. But the dangers aren’t over. Wildlife families face a torrent of water cascading down the mountains as the great thaw gets underway. Beavers are in particular danger.