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Dark Angel stars Joanne Froggatt as an infamous Victorian serial killer Sunday, 5/21 at 9pm

Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on Downton Abbey, stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama — the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer. Watch preview >


American Epic Tuesday, 5/16 at 9pm. The Big Bang - Part 1 of 3. Go inside one of the greatest-ever untold stories: how the ordinary people of America were given the opportunity to make records for the first time. Watch preview >


Call the Midwife Sunday, 5/21 at 8pm. Season 6 finale - A wedding is hastily arranged following an unexpected turn of events. Shelagh finally goes into labour. The arrival of the pill leads to unforeseen consequences. Watch preview >


This Old House Detroit Monday, 5/22 at 7:30pm. Stain Glass Revival - The restored leaded glass bay windows are installed; and tile is laid in the kitchen. Also: urban farming in Detroit. Learn more >

This Week's Highlights

Victorian Slum House Tuesday, 5/16 at 8pm. The 1880s - Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. Watch preview >


FRONTLINE Tuesday, 5/16 at 10pm. American Patriot - An examination of the conflict between the Bundy family and the federal government, which has reinvigorated "patriot" groups due to what they see as federal overreach. Watch preview >


NOVA Wednesday, 5/17 at 9pm. Chinese Chariot Revealed - Experts reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon, the chariot, which dominated the battlefields for more than 1000 years. Watch preview >


Food - Delicious Science Wednesday, 5/17 at 10pm. Food on the Brain - A three-part look at the science of food begins with how the chemistry in food affects the brain and creates cravings. Watch preview >

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Ed Sullivan's Rock And Roll Classics: The Sixties Friday, 5/19 at 8pm. Memorable music appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" from the 1960s. Included: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, the Beach Boys, and more. DVDs available >


American Masters Friday, 5/19 at 10pm. A profile of cookbook author, journalist, TV celebrity and teacher James Beard, who helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today. Watch preview >


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Saturday, 5/20 at 9pm. Murder and the Maiden - Phryne investigates when a RAAF officer mysteriously disappears. Watch preview >


Detroit Public TV is having a garage sale

Garage Sale

DPTV will hold a garage sale and you’re invited to check it out! This is a great opportunity to shop for unique PBS-themed finds. The garage sale will take place on the grounds of the Riley Broadcast Center on Saturday, May 20 from 10a-2p and Sunday, May 21 from noon-4p. Purchases must be cash only.

21 Days to Exile: Maria's Story


The past and new immigration policies catch up to a woman who must soon leave the United States – and her family. One Detroit and Bridge Magazine are following Maria's story as she faces deportation in 21 days. Read more >

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