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This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made DOWNTON ABBEY the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp right at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pepper jack cheese. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the steps to perfect creamy cheese Grits. And finally, Chris uncovers the secrets behind the best Baked Macaroni and cheese.
In “Daniel’s Winter Adventure,” Daniel, Dad, Prince Wednesday and Prince Tuesday are all going sledding! But once they get to the hill and see how tall it is, Daniel and Prince Wednesday get scared. Dad assures them that if they try it a little bit at a time, they might surprise themselves and have a great time. In “Neighborhood Nutcracker,” Daniel is going to see a show called "The Nutcracker Ballet!" Once he arrives at the performance, he finds out that Prince Wednesday is sick and needs Daniel to fill in for him and dance on stage. Daniel is reluctant at first, but realizes that if he learns the steps a little bit at a time, he can dance the Nutcracker and the show will go on!
“Manor House Treasures” features extraordinary objects from across the pond — and beyond — that would fit right in any stately homes of the rich and powerful, including a Lord Byron cellarette and portrait, ca. 1810; a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, ca. 1915, that was gifted to the caretakers of an estate; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace, ca. 1905, that belonged to the owner’s wealthy great-grandmother and is appraised for $75,000 to $100,000.
Historic Los Angeles theater Royce Hall, located on the UCLA campus, provided a spectacular backdrop for Jason Mraz's taping of LIVE FROM THE ARTIST'S DEN. Accompanied by the four members of LA folk-rock band Raining Jane, Mraz revisited old favorites like "Hello, You Beautiful Thing" and "I Won't Give Up" and previewed new material from his upcoming album "YES!."
In celebration of the “Boomer Years,” ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is looking back with nostalgia at the vintage treasures from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including a 1956 Elvis “Love Me Tender” standee that was found during a home renovation; a 1958 Martin Luther King, Jr. letter purchased for $20 at the estate of a Richard Nixon biographer; and Charles Schulz comic strip art, ca. 1960, owned by a former Hallmark employee who worked with Schulz for 12 years and is valued at $200,000 to $250,000.
“The Hajj is the iconic pilgrimage on Earth,” says host Bruce Feiler, as millions of pilgrims gather in the valleys outside the city of Mecca in today’s Saudi Arabia to take part in the annual five-day pilgrimage every Muslim hopes to complete at least once. Since non-Muslims aren’t permitted in Mecca, Bruce’s surrogate is Anisa Mehdi, a veteran reporter of the Hajj, with whom Bruce will Skype at regular intervals. Anisa joins a group of Muslim pilgrims from Boston who begin their journey in Medina, the second of Islam’s holy cities.
Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles, is one of three great festivals in the Jewish calendar when, in ancient times, Jews from across Israel were commanded to come to the Temple in Jerusalem on pilgrimage. But although Jewish pilgrimage lessened in importance after the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 62CE, Christian pilgrims began coming to Jerusalem and the Holy Land within centuries of Jesus’ death. During the week of Sukkot, host Bruce Feiler travels to Israel with Jewish and Christian pilgrims.
Produced by Chapman University, the Automobile Club of Southern California and Jeff Swimmer, this touching documentary takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the amazing world of Huell Howser and his CALIFORNIA’S GOLD, VISITING and ROAD TRIP series. In the film, viewers will learn how the series were shot and edited, and will meet Howser’s friends, colleagues and the production team who discuss his work and his offbeat, legendary adventures.
Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat. Ash (Iwan Rheon), their young upstairs neighbor, has volunteered to cook the meal, their feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour) is up to her old tricks, and a wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths — and surprises as well.