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Downton Abbey Week

June 7th - June 14th

Binge all six seasons of Downton Abbey, the award-winning series from Julian Fellowes, spans 12 years of gripping drama centered on a great English estate on the cusp of a vanishing way of life. America fell in love with Downton Abbey‘s Granthams and their family of servants, and followed them through sweeping change, scandals, love, ambition, heartbreak, and hope. With Julian Fellowes’ crackling writing and its stellar ensemble cast led by Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey delivers wit, warmth, passion and a phenomenon that is, at its heart, utterly human.

  • SEASON ONE Begins Sunday, June 7th 7pm
  • SEASON TWO (Episodes 1-4) Begins Monday, June 8th 8pm
  • SEASON TWO (Episodes 5-7) Begins Tuesday, June 9th 8pm
  • SEASON THREE (Episodes 1-4) Begins Wednesday, June 10th 8pm
  • SEASON THREE (Episodes 5-7) Begins Thursday, June 11th 8pm
  • SEASON FOUR Begins Friday, June 12th 8pm
  • SEASON FIVE Begins Saturday, June 13th 11am with encore of season four finale
  • THE FINAL SEASON Begins Sunday, June 14th at 7am with encore of season five finale

Red, White And Rock (My Music)

Monday, June 1st 8pm

Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a 2002 patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music. Featuring a dream lineup of artists from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s.

John Denver: Country Boy

Wednesday, June 3rd 8pm

Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.

Leonard Cohen - Tower Of Song

Wednesday, June 3rd 9:30pm

Filmed at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec on the first anniversary of his death, LEONARD COHEN - TOWER OF SONG celebrates the globally recognized icon, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen. The special features performances by a star-studded lineup of international artists, and includes many of Cohen's most celebrated songs, augmented by rare archival interviews and concert footage. A 24-piece orchestra, and special guests kd lang, Sting, Elvis Costello,Damien Rice and more pay tribute with moving renditions of "Dance Me to the End of Love," "Hallelujah," "Suzanne," "Bird on a Wire" and "Democracy" to name a few.

Bee Gees One Night Only

Thursday, June 4th 8pm

THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY features the group's 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including "How Deep Is Your Love," "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," "You Should Be Dancing/Alone," and many more.

Doo Wop To Pop Rock: My Music Celebrates 20 Years

Friday, June 5th 8:30pm

Celebrate 20 years of greatest hit songs from the 50s to the 70s featuring legendary performers The Kingston Trio, Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Engelbert Humperdinck, Judy Collins, Davy Jones, Mel Carter, Patti Page and more.

Iconic Women Of Country

Saturday, June 6th 9pm

Join Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and more as they pay tribute to the legends who inspired them. From Dolly to Tammy to Patsy to Loretta, this is an intimate look at iconic female artists and their timeless music.

Linda Ronstadt: Live In Hollywood

Saturday, June 6th 10:30pm

Celebrate the superstar in an electrifying 1980 concert filmed at the height of her career. Ronstadt held the audience spellbound with powerful renditions of her biggest hits, including "Blue Bayou," "It's So Easy" and You're No Good."

Grantchester Season 5 On Masterpiece

Sundays 9pm June 14th thru July 19th

It's 1957, and Will Davenport has settled into his role as vicar of Grantchester, but his faith will be thoroughly tested as he and Detective Inspector Geordie Keating are reminded of the darkness lurking in their little corner of Cambridgeshire.

Beecham House On Masterpiece

Sundays 10pm June 14th thru July 19th

Former East India Company soldier John Beecham arrives in Delhi determined to reunite his family and hide the identity of his infant son. But what will these secrets cost John and those he loves?

Accidental Studio: The Story Of Handmade Films

Monday, June 15th 9pm

AN ACCIDENTAL STUDIO: THE STORY OF HANDMADE FILMS tells the tale behind musician George Harrison's HandMade Films, the small British production company behind such maverick hits as Life of Brian, The Long Good Friday, Time Bandits, Mona Lisa, and Withnail and I. Featuring footage of Harrison himself, as well as exclusive interviews with Monty Python members Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, actors Richard E. Grant and Bob Hoskins, and screenwriter Neil Jordan,AN ACCIDENTAL STUDIO explores HandMade's baptism by fire, the risks it took in producing uniquely crafted films, and the many revealing stories behind its productions.

Mae West: American Masters

Tuesday, June 16th 8pm

Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. Over a career spanning eight decades, she broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s.

Prehistoric Road Trip

Wednesdays 10pm June 17th thru July 1st

Join Emily Graslie for a summer road trip through America's dinosaur country on a search for mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have shaped Earth.

Great Performances - Ann

Friday, June 19th 9pm

Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards, who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family, in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor.

The Kinks - Echoes Of A World

Saturday, June 20th 9pm

The Kinks' 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society failed to chart on release but it went on to become one of the most influential and important works in rock. Now, 50 years later,we take a closer look at the album's creation with interviews and fresh performances of classic songs by Ray Davies.

Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets

Sundays 8pm June 21st thru July 5th

Join Lucy Worsley on a journey across Europe to visit the incredible locations where royal history was made. From the Spanish Armada to the French Revolution, learn how royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology.

Toni Morrison: American Masters

Tuesday, June 23rd 8pm

Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller.

Great Performances - Gloria: A Life

Friday, June 26th 9pm

Experience a unique interpretation of feminist icon Gloria Steinem's life told by an all-female cast starring Emmy Award winner Christine Lahti and directed Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

POV - And She Could Be Next

Part 1 - Monday, June 29th 9pm
Part 2 - Tuesday, June 30th 9pm

"And She Could Be Next" tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up by fighting for a truly reflective democracy.