Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of October 20

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of October 20
October 18, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV October 20-26, 2019

  • SHAKESPEARE AND HATHAWAY – Sunday, 10/20 at 6:30pm
    Frank and Lu race against time when an undertaker is given 24 hours to live by two strange hitmen.
  • THE DURRELLS IN CORFU – Sunday, 10/20 at 8pm
    With the house guests getting ever more rowdy, Louisa worries about the villa’s reputation; Spiros’s increasing presence at the villa continues to delight Louisa; Margo finds a surprising way to bond with Maud; Gerry realizes his feelings for Galini.
  • POLDARK – Sunday, 10/20 at 9pm
    Ross is given hope for the Despards’ return; Demelza continues to help the community help itself; Dwight gains unexpected patients; Morwenna secretly slips away from the village.
  • PRESS – Sunday, 10/20 at 10pm
    When The Herald uncovers a sex scandal involving business tycoon Joshua West, Holly makes a powerful enemy; the boundary of Amina’s professional and personal life becomes blurred, and Ed interviews a man suspected of being involved in a boy’s murder.
  • PROFESSOR T – Sunday, 10/20 at 11pm
    A double murder appears to be an exact copy of a previous case, and Commissioner Flamant worries that she arrested the wrong suspect 15 years ago.
  • RETRO REPORT ON PBS – Monday & Tuesday, 10/21 & 10/22 at 9pm
    Baby M and surrogate parenthood; reducing suicide with texting; lead; climate help from the Cold War; flaming river.
  • DETROIT PERFORMS – Tuesday, 10/22 at 7:30pm
    James Beard-nominated Chef Genevieve Vang creates exquisite, flavorful and fresh dishes at Bangkok 96 and Bangkok 96 Street Food; Detroit Vineyards is the first winery in Detroit in over 60 years; and Chef Jose Salazar pays tribute to the food created by his grandmother. Plus, host DJ Oliver is taken to an Autumn wonderland at Franklin Cider Mill.
  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. – Tuesday, 10/22 at 8pm
    DNA technology reveals information about the family histories of hip-hop musicians Sean Combs and LL Cool J.
  • UNDER THE RADAR MICHIGAN – Thursday, 10/24 at 8:30pm
    On this episode of UTR we journey to the center of the UP to find some taste tempting traditional toast, yummy Yooper brew, Native American culture and a great new golf course. Heck, we’ll even take you for a satisfying sail. Get ready to explore the cool people, places and things that make the Upper Peninsula’s middle earth so magnificent.
  • JOE BONAMASSA – BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION LIVE – Friday, 10/25 at 8pm
    Guitarist Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to those that inspired him — Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page — in a concert at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.
  • AMERICAN MASTERS: ROTHKO – PICTURES MUST BE MIRACULOUS – Friday, 10/25 at 10pm
    Mark Rothko, a master of abstract expressionism, created 835 paintings during his five-decade career.

SONGWRITING WITH SOLDIERS – Friday, 10/25 at 11pm
Join SongwritingWith:Soldiers’ unique collaborative of professional artists working with veterans to tell their stories of war and the return home through song. This concert special celebrates music’s power to heal and bring diverse people together.

  • AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – Saturday, 10/26 at 11pm
    Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. performs.