Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Finding Your Roots
The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.
December 12 at 8pm – Southern Roots
Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.
December 12 at 9pm – The Vanguard
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors — of all colors — into the greater context of black history.
December 19 at 8pm – Funny Business
Comedic guests Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship, and success all over the globe.
Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special
Sundays, December 17 & 24 at 8pm
Tuesday December 19 at 8pm & 9pm
Thursdays, December 21 & 28 at 7pm
Packed with shocks and surprises, the heartwarming drama continues the compelling story of childhood sweethearts, reunited after nearly 60 years apart, as they and their families negotiate the highs and lows of life and relationships.
A Place to Call Home, Season Two
Thursdays at 10:00pm
Series two of Australian drama A Place to Call Home flashes forward to the year 2014, where a nearly 100-year-old Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) is telling her life story to a young woman who bears a strong family resemblance to Olivia Bligh (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood). Her tale picks up the various story lines from series one, including the truth about Sarah's involvement in the death of Bert Ford and her move into Ash Park.
December 14 – Episode 9: I Do, I Do
With Anna's wedding imminent, Sarah returns to live in Inverness with Rene. Sarah determinedly suppresses her feelings for George out of loyalty and love for her husband.
December 21 – Episode 10: Unforgettable
Regina lays her trap to win George's affections, even as George resolves to leave Inverness. Confronted with the consequences of her past actions, Elizabeth makes a difficult change. Rene begins to realize all that Sarah has given up for him.
December 28 – Episode One: No Secrets, Ever
A seemingly typical morning at Ash Park is revealed to be something else entirely. Jack is furious at Carolyn for having kept secret the fact they have a daughter. She refuses to reveal the child's name, wanting to protect the current status quo. Increasingly upset and angry, Jack announces he's going to find out the identity of their daughter, no matter what.
Supernature: Wild Flyers
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Explore the wonder and science of one of nature’s greatest innovations — the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals’ remarkable powers and how they work.
December 13– Defying Gravity
Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force — gravity.
December 20 – Masters of the Sky
Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet’s strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance.
December 27 – Crowded Skies
The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition.