NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort of life could flourish on them? With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there.
NOVA airs on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest: radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged. This changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris.
If you had just one day to spend in one of the world’s most beautiful countries, and you wanted to see it in all its stunning variety – field, farm, forest, fjord, mountain and the sea – how would you do it? You’d take Norway’s Northern Railway, on a day’s journey from Trondheim, across the Arctic Circle, to Bodø on the Atlantic.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off season 18 with a treasure-filled visit to Boise, Idaho! During ROADSHOW’s first-ever trip to Idaho, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Peter J. Shemonsky take a trip to the Egyptian Theatre to look at dazzling Egyptian Revival jewelry.
“Sherlock” – A fast-paced, witty take on the legendary Sherlock Holmes crime novels, now set in present day London and starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Last Enemy") as the Baker Street sleuth and Martin Freeman ("The Office" UK) as his loyal sidekick Doctor Watson. Shown: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson
Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him. Can he and Watson (Martin Freeman) catch up to the villain before innocent people are harmed? Alan Cumming Hosts.
"Sherlock: The Great Game" on Masterpiece Mystery! airs on Sunday, January 5th at 10:00 p.m.