TV Series, TV Shows of PBS

First Civilizations

First Civilizations

First Civilizations
IMDb: 6.6
55 min

Using the latest in archaeology, anthropology and genetics, this series tells the story of where the modern world began. Incorporating studies of artifacts, renowned sites of archaeological interest and interviews with leading experts, it moves around the geographic zones of the world, exploring how and why civilization first sparked into life.

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Genre: Documentary
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Little Women

Little Women

Little Women
IMDb: 7.1
180 min

Dramatisation of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up.

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Genre: Drama
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Victoria

Victoria

Victoria
IMDb: 8.2
60 min

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

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Mercy Street

Mercy Street

Mercy Street
IMDb: 7.5
53 min

Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.

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Genre: Drama, History
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American Epic

American Epic

American Epic
IMDb: 7.5
140 min

AMERICAN EPIC takes us on a journey across time to the birth of modern music, when the musical strands of a diverse nation first combined, sparking a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world.

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Vicious

Vicious

Vicious
IMDb: 8
23 min

Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.

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Genre: Comedy
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Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife
IMDb: 8.4
60 min

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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Genre: Drama
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Endeavour

Endeavour

Endeavour
IMDb: 8.6
89 min

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
IMDb: 8.7
58 min

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House
IMDb: 7.8
30 min

Ask This Old House features some familiar faces, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook. ...

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America's Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen
IMDb: 8.4
30 min

Host Christopher Kimball and the Test Kitchen cooks prepare America's favorite recipes, passing along valuable tips as they go.

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Genre: Documentary
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Arthur

Arthur

Arthur
IMDb: 7.4
30 min

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

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American Experience

American Experience

American Experience
IMDb: 8.4
60 min

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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American Masters

American Masters

American Masters
IMDb: 8
90 min

Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ...

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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits
IMDb: 8
60 min

Established singer-songwriters and acclaimed newcomers perform country, blues, rock, folk, bluegrass, and related styles of music from Studio 6A of public television station KLRU (formerly KLRN) at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Breaking Big

Breaking Big

Breaking Big
IMDb: 6.1
30 min

Why have some of the world's most influential people been able to make it big? Explore how some of today's artists, innovators, athletes and political leaders made their careers.

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Impossible Builds

Impossible Builds

Impossible Builds
IMDb: 7
60 min

An all access look at the creation of some of the world's most ambitious, complex and technologically advanced construction projects.

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Genre: Documentary
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We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again
IMDb: 8.8
50 min

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.

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Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music
IMDb: 7.3
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Soundbreaking explores the history of recorded music. Featuring more than 150 original interviews, the series charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.

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Odd Squad

Odd Squad

Odd Squad
IMDb: 6.4
27 min

Geared for children ages 5-8, "Odd Squad" follows two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of an agency that seeks to save the day using math when odd things happen.

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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
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Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge
IMDb: 7.7
45 min

Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

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Genre: Drama
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The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef
IMDb: 8
23 min

Chef David Chang, along with his friends, explore, explain and enjoy food from around the world.

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Genre: Documentary
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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
IMDb: 8.3
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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities....

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Lidia Celebrates America

Lidia Celebrates America

Lidia Celebrates America
IMDb: 8.8
57 min

We join celebrity chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich on an eye-opening culinary journey, joined by special guests Stanley Tucci, Mo Rocca, Ruth Riechl and Mario Cantone. Lidia explores ...

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Martha Bakes

Martha Bakes

Martha Bakes
IMDb: 7.8
30 min

based on a lifetime of research and baking techniques perfected by Martha Stewart. In this new weekly program, the first ever to feature Martha demonstrating one specific culinary ...

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Wallander

Wallander

Wallander
IMDb: 7.9
90 min

A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

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Soundstage

Soundstage

Soundstage
IMDb: 7.8
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Soundstage features live performances by a diverse roster of legendary and up-and-coming artists. The majority of the concerts are filmed before intimate studio audiences at WTTW's Grainger Studio, but occasionally Soundstage also hits the road.

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Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead
IMDb: 7.8
56 min

Mysteries involving notable historical events, people and locations are scientifically examined.

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Independent Lens

Independent Lens

Independent Lens
IMDb: 7.8
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow
IMDb: 7.4
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Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what ...

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Genre: Reality-TV
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Frontline

Frontline

Frontline
IMDb: 8.6
60 min

Investigative journalist documentaries.

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Genre: Documentary
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Nature

Nature

Nature
IMDb: 8.9
60 min

Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

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