PBS Primetime Premieres from April 23rd to April 29th, Peabody Awards

Premiere, drama continues with Call The Midwife and Home Fires on Masterpiece and Independent Lens Starting April 23rd at 8 pm ET/PT 

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/4/23  – PBS comes back this week with new episodes of Call The Midwife, Home Fires on Masterpiece and Independent Lens.

Showing encores of Wolf Hall on Masterpiece and Command and Control: American Experience and more.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

It’s 1962 and times are changing. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, the Poplar medics must make choices.

In this episode, Jack Ashton is Tom Hereward. He is touched by the case of a woman who buckles under the strains of pregnancy.


A group of inspirational women in an English village during World War II.

Samantha Bond is Frances Barden. In this episode, The Brindsleys make a disturbing discovery. There is good news in the Campbell house.

Monday, April 24th, 2017

 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Antiques Roadshow  Virginia Beach

Mark Walberg is the host. Specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt.

In Virginia Beach, John Wayne mugs, a Frank McCarthy oil and Albert Einstein letters.

Features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films, stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history.

In The Last Laugh, Jewish comics discuss whether any topic should be off-limits in comedy

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Characters and stories that have shaped America’s past and present.

  • 7 pm PT, 10 pm Frontline The Fish On My Plate


Investigative storytelling from criminal justice to politics to global issues.

In The Fish On My Plate , Paul Greenberg, the author  spends a year eating fish, investigating ocean health – and his own.

Wednesday, April 26th,  2017

5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Nature Forest Of The Lynx

Stories of the natural world from all over the globe. The series delivers original natural history films.

In Forest Of The Lynx, regeneration of an Austrian forest where wildlife, from woodpeckers to lynx, thrives.


  • 6 pm PT, 9 pm ET Nova Building Chernobyl’s 

Demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.

In Building Chernobyl’s Megatomb, engineers race to build a massive dome to contain the crumbling remains of Chernobyl’s reactor.



Experiments that illustrate how weather works. Introduces a global group of experts who demonstrate the power of wind, water and temperature. They take these elements and transform them into something for everyone to understand.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

  • 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET The This Old House Hour
  • 6 pm PT, 9 pm ET Home Fires on Masterpiece
  • 7 pm PT, 10 pm ET Antiques Roadshow Virginia Beach

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

5:30 pm PT, 8:30 pm ET Charlie Rose – The Week

Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program


Jimmy Smits is the narrator. The story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll – and on all of American culture. It reaches across time and across musical genres to embrace the exciting hybrid sounds created by Latinos, musical fusions that have deeply enriched popular music in the U.S. over more than five decades.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017


Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are the judges. They have created new challenges to test baking prowess, creativity and skill. Amateur bakers as they don aprons and head for the tent in the British countryside.

Original music, including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat, in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.

In this episode, Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma.

PBS Programs Receive Four Peabody Awards

The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced winners for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards for the best in electronic media for 2016.

FRONTLINE “Confronting ISIS”
Documentary Winner

Documentary Winner

Trilogy Films LLC Bigmouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) (PBS)
Documentary Winner

POV “Hooligan Sparrow”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)
Documentary Winner

The Peabody Awards will be presented during a ceremony hosted by Rashida Jones on May 20th, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. PBS and FUSION will simultaneously air the ceremony on Friday, June 2nd, at 9/8c.

Twitter: @CallTheMidwife1@masterpiecepbs,  @RoadshowPBS@IndependentLens@AmExperiencePBS@frontlinepbs@PBSNature@novapbs@ThisOldHouse,  @washingtonweek@CharlieRoseShow@LatinMusicUSA,  @BritishBakeOff@acltv@lafourcade, @grupofantasma

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