NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED EXPLORES THE THRILLING HISTORY AND POSSIBLE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE





“NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED,” A PBS AND BBC STUDIOS SCIENCE UNIT CO-PRODUCTION, EXPLORES THE THRILLING HISTORY AND POSSIBLE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE

Five-Part Series Premieres Wednesdays,
October 27—November 24, 2021 at 9pm ET/8C on PBS

— NOVA to Launch Robust Outreach and Educational Campaign Surrounding the
Series, including a Five-Part Companion Podcast and Virtual Events —

pbs.org/nova | @novapbs

BOSTON, MA; September 15, 2021—The award-winning PBS science series, NOVA, a production of GBH
Boston, will premiere a new epic five-part series, NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED, Wednesdays, beginning
October 27, 2021 at 9pm ET/8C on PBS. The series, a sequel to and expansion on NOVA’s acclaimed
2019 series THE PLANETS, marks the latest co-production from PBS and the BBC Studios Science Unit.
Using stunning CGI imagery, the latest scientific research, and archival footage captured during scientific
missions, the series immerses viewers in the expansive and dramatic story of the universe, from its
moment of inception 13.8 billion years ago, to what could be its ultimate fate, trillions upon trillions of
years in the future.
In distant realms far beyond our familiar solar system, an epic drama is continuously unfolding. Its cast
list features rogue planets, colliding galaxies, and black holes more massive than a billion suns—and
each character has its own extraordinary story to tell. In this series, NOVA delves into the vastness of
space to capture the powerful moments when the universe changed forever. State-of-the-art animation
delivers astonishing, photorealistic glimpses of the birth of the very first star, the chaos created as two
galaxies collide, and the power of a supermassive black hole as it flings a star across space so violently

that it’s still traveling millions of years later. NOVA even takes viewers back in time to witness the birth
of space and time itself.
“This series is hugely ambitious in its scale. It allows us to roam through time and space uncovering
exquisite moments of sheer drama that changed the universe forever,” said BBC Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen. “Extraordinary events laid the way for our own arrival on this tiny planet that orbits just
one star of the trillions of stars that make up the visible universe.”
“Huge new advances in the scientific understanding of our universe have allowed us to take you to
places we didn’t even know existed ten years ago. With breakthrough VFX we can come face-to-face
with the universe’s most surprising characters and understand how their fates are intertwined with our
own,” said BBC Executive Producer Gideon Bradshaw.
“We’ve all been born into this dramatic and ever-unfolding story of the universe, which has been playing
out since the beginning of time,” said NOVA Executive Producer Chris Schmidt. “This highly entertaining
series aims to answer some of the many questions around the ideas of time and space that we curious
beings have long pondered. It’s also a celebration of the incredible power that human beings have to ask
questions and find answers, using nothing more than imagination and scientific exploration.”
“We were so proud of THE PLANETS series and gratified to see how it resonated with viewers,” said
NOVA Executive Producer Julia Cort. “It’s been a pleasure to again work with the BBC on this sequel,
which is even more ambitious in scale. We’re also excited to deliver more multiplatform content
surrounding the series—including a companion podcast, 'NOVA Now Universe Revealed'—and look
forward to engaging with audiences through virtual screening events beginning this fall.”
The five one-hour episodes are as follows:
“NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED: AGE OF STARS” Premieres Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9pm ET/8C
The sun is a constant presence in our lives and has been a lifegiving source of light, heat, and energy for
4.6 billion years. Yet we’ve only recently begun to unravel its epic history and discover its place among
an even grander cycle of birth, death, and renewal that makes this the age of stars. To piece together
this stellar saga, NOVA explores new clues from the iconic Hubble Space Telescope and a heat-resistant
solar probe that’s designed to fly as close to the Sun's million-degree atmosphere as possible. The trail
of evidence leads back to the first star nurseries; there, early stars ignited and became nuclear fusion
factories, forging the elements that would make up planets and ultimately our own bodies. In
spectacular animation based on Hubble photos, we witness how our universe came to be populated by
stars of every size and color. With their fuel finally exhausted, we see stars stage a dramatic exit when
they explode as supernovae, which can outshine an entire galaxy. And in its final act, NOVA offers a
haunting glimpse billions of years into the future, when the age of stars will lead ultimately to an age of
darkness, long after our own sun extinguishes itself.

“NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED: MILKY WAY” Premieres Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9pm ET/8C
The Milky Way, an ethereal city of stars straddling the night sky, is a constant reminder of our place in
the galaxy we call home. It’s so vast that even traveling at the speed of light, it would take about
100,000 years to cross it. But what shaped this giant spiral of stars, gas, and dust, and what will be its
destiny? NOVA explores the wonders of galactic archaeology revealed by Gaia, a spacecraft that’s
creating a precise 3D map and measuring the motions of over a billion stars in our galaxy. The results
are unlocking the turbulent history of our cosmic neighborhood, from its birth in a whirling disk of
clouds and dust to colossal collisions with other galaxies. Travel back in time and witness how one of
those collisions injected fresh gas into the Milky Way and gave birth to new generations of
stars—possibly including our own sun. And finally, we’ll peer into the future to watch the Milky Way’s
ultimate fate as it collides with its nearest neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, over 4 billion years from
now.
“NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED: ALIEN WORLDS” Premieres Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 9pm
ET/8C
For nearly as long as humans have gazed up at the night sky, we’ve wondered whether other lifeforms
and intelligences could be thriving on worlds far beyond our own. Answering that question seemed
forever fated to remain pure speculation. But over the last few decades, ultra-sensitive telescopes and
dogged detective work have transformed alien planet-hunting from science fiction into hard fact.
NOVA tells the story of how the first breakthrough discoveries of exoplanets—planets orbiting other
stars—were made. Expecting to find them similar to our familiar planets, scientists instead discovered a
riot of exotic worlds. Vivid animation based on data from the Kepler space telescope brings them into
view: puffy planets with the density of Styrofoam, unstable worlds orbiting two suns, and thousand-
degree, broiling gas giants with skies whipped into titanic winds. Then NOVA reveals the most
tantalizing discovery of all: the Super-Earths, situated in the “Goldilocks zone,” just the right distance
from their sun where life might be supportable, and with one of them signaling life’s essential
ingredient, water, in its atmosphere. With over 2,800 exoplanets confirmed by Kepler and discoveries
still rolling in, NOVA revisits that age-old question with thrilling new science: Are we alone?
“NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED: BLACK HOLES” Premieres Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9pm ET/8C
Black holes have long challenged the best minds in science and gripped the popular imagination. The
most powerful and enigmatic objects known, they can reshape entire galaxies, warp the fabric of space
and time, and may even be the key to unlocking the ultimate nature of reality. Yet if we can’t see them,
how can we investigate them? Black Holes tells the story of how a new generation of high-energy
telescopes is bringing these invisible voids to light—notably, the discovery that supermassive black holes
millions or even billions of times larger than our sun lurk at the center of nearly every galaxy, including
our own. But what happens if you stray too close to a black hole’s point of no return—its event horizon?
NOVA’s animation depicts the ultimate thrill ride as we surf a waterfall in the fabric of the universe
toward a yawning black hole. Time itself slows to a crawl and we witness the annihilation of a planet as
it’s torn apart by “spaghettification.” So what lies beyond the black hole’s void? If nothing can ever
escape, is that the end of the story? Or could they be a portal to another dimension—or another
universe, full of black holes?

“NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED: BIG BANG” Premieres Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 9pm ET/8C
Many think that the Big Bang is when the universe started and time itself began. But what clues can we
discover about this ultimate genesis of everything? And can we ever know what existed before the
universe’s birthday? In Big Bang, NOVA winds back the ages with the help of animation based on
stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope. We meet infant galaxies like GN-z11, a mere
fraction of the size of our Milky Way but filled with vast and violent blue stars that formed just a few
hundred million years after the Big Bang. Before that—before the coming of visible light
itself—stretches the “cosmic Dark Ages,” when the only direct clues are ripples in the radiation picked
up by the Planck space telescope. But in a final twist, Big Bang traces how scientists came up with an
incredible theory for what happened billionths of a billionth of a second from the universe’s birth.
NOVA rewinds to the instant when everything was infinitely small and then inflated at a mind-boggling
rate. It sounds like science fiction, but the predictions of inflation theory have so far stood the test of
time—a triumph of scientific ingenuity that has brought us to the brink of understanding more than we
could ever have hoped about our cosmic origins.
To accompany NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED, NOVA will conduct a major national outreach campaign this
fall, including a five-part podcast expanding on the series’s narrative and virtual screening events in
partnership with science museums, planetariums, and astronomy organizations. The podcast entitled
“NOVA Now Universe Revealed” will be a spinoff of NOVA’s signature podcast NOVA Now which is
produced by public media organizations GBH and PRX and will be hosted by NOVA Now’s Dr. Alok Patel.
NOVA Now, which was nominated for a Shorty Award earlier this year, unpacks the science behind
today’s top news stories and is currently in its second season.
In addition, NOVA will supply localized community outreach toolkits to assist PBS stations in crafting
their own events and activities, potentially in partnership with local STEM organizations. NOVA
Education will produce a robust PBS LearningMedia collection featuring excerpts from the film series
contextualized with teaching materials for use in classrooms and virtual field trips connecting students
to the astronomers and astrophysicists highlighted in the series. As complimentary content, NOVA also
has released the newest installment of the popular NOVA Labs platform, which offers free digital
interactives that engage teens and lifelong learners in games that foster authentic scientific exploration.
The NOVA Exoplanet Lab takes players beyond our solar system on a search for planets orbiting faraway
stars that could be home to intelligent life.
NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED, a five-part series, premieres Wednesdays, October 27–November 24, 2021
at 9pm ET/8C on PBS and will be available for streaming online at pbs.org/nova and on the PBS video
app.
NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED is a BBC Studios Science Unit production with NOVA and GBH Boston, a
Xigua Video and Bytedance co-production for BBC and PBS, and is an Open University partnership. The
series is part of a co-production deal between PBS and BBC Studios. The partnership provides a pipeline
of the high-quality, entertaining factual programs that PBS and BBC audiences have come to expect.
Executive Producers for BBC Studios are Head of BBC Studios Science Unit Andrew Cohen, and Executive

Producer Gideon Bradshaw. NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED was commissioned for BBC Two by Jack Bootle,
Head of Commissioning, Science & Natural History, and executive in charge for PBS is Bill Gardner, Vice
President of Programming and Development. Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris
Schmidt. Senior Producer for NOVA is Caitlin Saks. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston. BBC Studios is
distributing internationally.
Funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Additional funding for public engagement and
outreach provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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About NOVA
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and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe. The PBS series
is also one of the most widely distributed science programs around the world, and is a multimedia,
multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and online. NOVA’s
important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are
regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the
scientific enterprise accessible to all, NOVA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its
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“Tom Jones” Casting News – Hannah Waddingham and Pearl Mackie Join Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde





“Tom Jones” Casting News – Hannah Waddingham and Pearl Mackie Join Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde in Masterpiece/Mammoth Screen Production
A rollercoaster story of the title character’s complicated journey to find real love, “Tom Jones” has delighted and scandalized readers since it was originally published in 1749.
[via press release from PBS]
Tom Jones Casting News

Hannah Waddingham and Pearl Mackie Join Solly McLeod and Sophie Wilde in MASTERPIECE/Mammoth Screen Production

Boston, MA; September 30, 2021 -Primetime Emmy award-winner Hannah Waddingham has been cast as the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston in Tom Jones, a MASTERPIECE, ITV and Mammoth Screen (Victoria, Poldark) miniseries currently filming in Northern Ireland.

Waddingham won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Rebecca Welton in Ted Lasso at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards. This follows the announcement that Solly McLeod (The Rising) is playing the hero Tom, alongside Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) as the heroine Sophia Western and Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who) as Sophia’s trusted maid, Honour, in this reimagining of The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling based on Henry Fielding’s classic novel.

A rollercoaster story of the title character’s complicated journey to find real love, Tom Jones has delighted and scandalized readers since it was originally published in 1749.

“Tom Jones is brimming with richly colorful characters,” says MASTERPIECE executive producer Susanne Simpson. “This is the perfect cast to bring them all to life.” MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.

Also starring are James Fleet (Bridgerton) as Squire Allworthy, Tom’s warm-hearted adoptive father; Alun Armstrong (Breeders) as Squire Western, Sophia’s hard drinking but loving grandfather, and Olivier-winner Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley) as Sophia’s Aunt Western. Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row) is Sophia’s Aunt Harriet, with Julian Rhind-Tutt (Britannia) as her bellicose husband Fitzpatrick. Susannah Fielding (Life) is Mrs. Waters.

BAFTA-winner Daniel Rigby (Black Mirror) is the disgraced schoolteacher Partridge, who befriends Tom on his journey; James Wilbraham (In My Skin) is Tom’s bitter cousin Blifil; Felicity Montagu (The Durrells in Corfu) plays Blifil’s mother Bridget Allworthy, a devoted aunt to Tom, and Janine Duvitski (Benidorm) is Mrs. Wilkins, Allworthy’s testy housekeeper. Dean Lennox Kelly (Jamestown) is poacher-turned-gamekeeper Black George and NTA-winner Lucy Fallon (Coronation Street) is his daughter Molly, who charms young Tom.

Written by Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair, Miss Austen Regrets), Tom Jones is directed by Georgia Parris (Mari) and produced by Benjamin Greenacre. The executive producers are James Gandhi, Gwyneth Hughes, Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen, Susanne Simpson and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE, and Polly Hill for ITV. Tom Jones is a co-production between Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE. Global distribution for the series is being handled by ITV Studios.

Tom Jones Casting News





NEW PBS KIDS SERIES “ALMA’S WAY” ARRIVES ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL





NEW PBS KIDS SERIES “ALMA’S WAY,” FROM FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS AND CHILDREN’S TV ICON SONIA MANZANO, ARRIVES ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS OCTOBER

–Set in the Bronx, NY, This Series Helps Kids Recognize Their Own Power to Think Things Through–
Arlington, VA – September 28, 2021 – This October, the new PBS KIDS series, ALMA’S WAY, will be available to stream on the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel. The animated program is created by Sonia Manzano, who has won 15 Emmy® Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and is beloved by generations as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Inspired by Manzano’s childhood, ALMA’S WAY centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. Produced by Fred Rogers Productions (DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, DONKEY HODIE), this new series is infused with Manzano’s humor and grounded in a social and emotional curriculum that will give children the tools to find their own answers, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others. The series will be available for viewers in both English and Spanish.

Each episode of ALMA’S WAY showcases different aspects of Latino cultures through language, food, music, and customs. Viewers will see how other families are both alike and different from their own. Music is the “backbeat” of the series and is inspired by traditional elements of Puerto Rican music such as Plena, Bomba, salsa, and aguinaldos, along with other genres including hip hop, jazz, opera, pop, and more. ALMA’S WAY title song is written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman, and performed by Flaco Navaja and Summer Rose Castillo, who plays Alma.

ALMA’S WAY is created by Sonia Manzano and produced by Fred Rogers Productions. Ellen Doherty and Sonia Manzano are executive producers. Jorge Aguirre (Goldie & Bear) is head writer. The series is animated by Pipeline Studios (Elinor Wonders Why).

Also coming to the channel is “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: VOLUME 18” and “THE BERENSTAIN BEARS: VOLUME 4.” The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all.

Families and kids can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS KIDS.

ALMA’S WAY: VOLUMES 1-3

Streaming Date: October 4, 2021
Episodes: 14
Alma is a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl living alongside her family, friends, and neighbors in the Bronx. This engaging, animated series for kids ages 4 to 6 is focused on critical thinking and helping young viewers to discover their own unique voice and find solutions to challenges. The audience comes along with Alma as she learns to think for herself, make decisions, and understand other people’s points of view.
Other titles coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel
in October:

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: VOLUME 17
THE BERENSTAIN BEARS: VOLUME 4

About Fred Rogers Productions
Fred Rogers Productions was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program and extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engages new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly rated children’s series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods, have earned 30 Emmy® Awards among other important honors. Newly launched in 2021 on PBS KIDS is Donkey Hodie, the innovative puppet series inspired by characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and coming this fall is Alma’s Way, an animated series created by Sonia Manzano, known to generations of children and adults as “Maria” on Sesame Street. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in loveable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents, and community – providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



“Secrets of the Dead” Returns with Six New Episodes, Wednesdays, October 20





“Secrets of the Dead” Returns with Six New Episodes, Wednesdays, October 20 – November 24 on PBS
The new season premieres with “Magellan’s Crossing,” which tells the story of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition around the world in search of a Western route to Asia in order to control its lucrative spice trade.
[via press release from PBS]
“Secrets of the Dead” Returns with Six New Episodes, Wednesdays, October 20 – November 24 on PBS

Explore mysteries surrounding Ferdinand Magellan, prehistoric women, the origins of Stonehenge, a 1980s art heist and more

Uncover the truth behind the first circumnavigation of the earth, the untold stories of prehistoric women, the origins of the stones of Stonehenge, the mystery of the fatal Hindenburg airship crash, an historic expedition led by a samurai and Franciscan monk and more. Secrets of the Dead dives into new discoveries around these topics and more in Season 19, premiering Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning October 20 on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app.

The new season premieres with Secrets of the Dead: Magellan’s Crossing, which tells the story of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition around the world in search of a Western route to Asia in order to control its lucrative spice trade. Other episodes answer many questions surrounding some of the biggest world mysteries and reveal surprising information about our history.

New Secrets of the Dead episodes include:

Secrets of the Dead: Magellan’s Crossing

Season 19 Premieres Wednesday, October 20 at 10 p.m. on PBS

Five hundred years ago, Portuguese captain Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today. This new episode demonstrates humans’ quest to understand the true dimensions of the planet while sailing to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.

Secrets of the Dead: Lady Sapiens

Premieres Wednesday, October 27 at 10 p.m. on PBS

New scientific investigations from across the globe help piece together the untold story of prehistoric women in this new documentary. The latest research separates fact from fiction and sheds new light on our ancient foremothers. For more than a century and a half, experts uncovered and analyzed ancient human remains to understand the story of the earliest Homo sapiens species but focused primarily on the male half of the species. Through advanced science, such as microtomography – using X-rays to recreate virtual 3D models – as well as comparing the body of a modern-day female javelin-thrower to an ancient female spear-thrower, Secrets of the Dead’s revelations defy previous understanding of the power dynamics of ancient society.

Secrets of the Dead: The First Circle of Stonehenge

Premieres Wednesday, November 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS

A decade-long archaeological quest reveals that the oldest stones of Stonehenge originally belonged to a much earlier sacred site: a stone circle built on a rugged, remote hillside in West Wales. Using the latest tools of geotechnology, a dedicated team of archaeologists led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson (University College London) painstakingly searched for the evidence that would fill in a 400-year gap in our knowledge of the site’s bluestones. Secrets of the Dead reveals the original stones of Europe’s most iconic Neolithic monument had a previous life before they were moved almost 155 miles from Wales to Salisbury Plain.

Secrets of the Dead: Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws

Premieres Wednesday, November 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS

In 1937, the Hindenburg airship exploded into flames upon landing and 36 people were killed in the horrifying crash, shocking the world and sealing the fate of airship travel forever. For decades, the exact cause of the Hindenburg’s crash has remained a mystery. Now, recently discovered letters, maintenance reports and company memos reveal the unfortunate errors that led to the disaster. More than 80 years later, experts suspect that, had critical construction flaws been fixed at the time, the airship might not have exploded.

Secrets of the Dead: A Samurai in the Vatican

Premieres Wednesday, November 17 at 10 p.m. on PBS

In 1613, feudal lord Date Masamune sent a Japanese diplomatic mission to Europe to negotiate with the Pope and the King of Spain in hopes opening a new trade route. Led by samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga and Franciscan monk Luis Sotelo, the expedition spent seven years traveling one-third of the globe. Discover the fate and legacy of these men caught up in the first stages of globalization and facing religious and political tensions.

Secrets of the Dead: The Caravaggio Heist

Premieres Wednesday, November 24 at 10 p.m. on PBS

In 1984, a Maltese national treasure went missing from the cathedral of St. John in Valletta – a masterpiece by the legendary Italian master Caravaggio. Two years of investigations across Europe led to nothing, but a strong-willed priest never gave up. Father Marius Zerafa, director of museums in Malta, managed to establish a channel of communication with the thieves and set off on a quest to recover the priceless painting. Despite not having the money to pay their ransom, he risked everything, putting his life on the line for the sake of a masterpiece.

As one of PBS’s ongoing limited primetime series, Secrets of the Dead is a perennial favorite, routinely ranking among one of most-watched series on public television. Now in its 19th season, Secrets of the Dead uses the latest scientific discoveries to challenge prevailing ideas and share fresh perspectives on historical events. The series has received 10 CINE Golden Eagle Awards and six Emmy nominations, among numerous other awards.

Secrets of the Dead is available for streaming concurrent with broadcast on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO. PBS station members can view many series, documentaries and specials via PBS Passport. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

Secrets of the Dead is a production of The WNET Group. Stephanie Carter is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive in charge.

Funding for Secrets of the Dead is provided by public television viewers.

Websites: http://pbs.org/secrets, http://facebook.com/SecretsoftheDead, @secretspbs, https://youtube.com/secretsofthedead, #SecretsDeadPBS

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About The WNET Group

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the community-supported home of New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; NJ PBS, New Jersey’s statewide public television network; Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM; ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider; and newsroom NJ Spotlight News. Through these channels and streaming platforms, The WNET Group brings arts, culture, education, news, documentary, entertainment and DIY programming to more than five million viewers each month. The WNET Group’s award-winning productions include signature PBS series Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend and Amanpour and Company and trusted local news programs MetroFocus and NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi. Inspiring curiosity and nurturing dreams, The WNET Group’s award-winning Kids’ Media and Education team produces the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, interactive Mission US history games, and resources for families, teachers and caregivers. A leading nonprofit public media producer for nearly 60 years, The WNET Group presents and distributes content that fosters lifelong learning, including multiplatform initiatives addressing poverty, jobs, economic opportunity, social justice, understanding and the environment. Through Passport, station members can stream new and archival programming anytime, anywhere. The WNET Group represents the best in public media. Join us.



THE HUNKY VICAR IS BACK SOLVING MYSTERIES IN AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: GRANTCHESTER”





THE HUNKY VICAR IS BACK SOLVING MYSTERIES IN AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: GRANTCHESTER”
STREAMING ON THE
PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS OCTOBER
— Others Programs New to the Channel Include:
“MASTERPIECE: Baptiste Season 2,” “Van der Valk Season 3 & 4,” and “Walter Presents: Ladies Paradise” —
Arlington, VA – September 21, 2021 – This October, the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel welcomes the return of “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Grantchester,” with its sixth season, where Reverend Will Davenport, the handsome vicar of Cambridgeshire is put to the test when a challenge places him at odds with his own beliefs. Also returning is the new season of “MASTERPIECE: Baptiste,” which follows detective Julien Baptiste as he delves into Budapest’s corrupt underworld. Then in the original 1970s version of “Van der Valk, Season 3 & 4” the Dutch maverick police officer Piet Van der Valk is promoted to a higher position on the force. Amongst the many international Walter Presents programs that will be streaming on the channel is “Ladies Paradise,” an Italian period drama following a young country girl who moves to a bustling city.

The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Grantchester, Season 6

Premiere Date: October 17, 2021
Episodes: 6
Genre: Dramedy, Crime
Language: English
It’s 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to rock the boat and challenge conventions to help people. But the very role he loves puts him at odds with his own ideals when his kind-hearted curate, Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is caught up in a scandal. Will’s best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), finds his principles shaken, housekeeper Mrs. Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) is distraught, and Geordie’s wife Cathy (Kacey Ainsworth) is defiant. With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at loggerheads, it’s going to take all of Will’s skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves.

MASTERPIECE: Baptiste, Season 2

Premiere Date: October 3, 2021
Episodes: 8
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) delves into Budapest’s corrupt underworld to find a British ambassador’s family who goes missing on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains. Ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve, Harry Potter) is thrust into the crosshairs of Baptiste’s most complex case to date, as the detective navigates an untrustworthy Hungarian police force and international media interest as he hunts for her husband and two sons.
Van der Valk, Season 3 & 4

Premiere Date: October 8, 2021
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 7
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Based on the Nicolas Freeling novels, Barry Foster stars as Piet Van der Valk, a maverick Dutch policeman originally brought to life in the 1970s. Van der Valk may be older and wiser, but he has a zest for life and an unorthodox approach to investigating crime. In Season 3, Van der Valk has risen to be commander of the CID Division, but he is determined to be more directly operational than his rank requires, much to the consternation of his superior officer. As much as a maverick as ever, Van der Valk brings his own unorthodox and individual style to every investigation. In Season 4, Commander Piet Van der Valk brings his dogged persistence to three cases that reach all levels of Amsterdam’s society and government, in his quest to bring blackmailers, murderers, drug dealers, kidnappers and more to justice.
Walter Presents: Ladies Paradise

Premiere Date: October 8, 2021
Episodes: 10
Genre: Period Drama
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Based on the Emile Zola novel that inspired the hit series The Paradise, set in the 1950s, the program follows Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan. Teresa find works – and much more – at a newly opened department store: The Ladies’ Paradise.

Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in October:

Wide Sargasso Seas
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Season 1 & 2
What to Do When Someone Dies
Walter Presents: The Ranger
Pie in the Sky, Seasons 2 – 5
Suspects, Seasons 1 – 5
Walter Presents: Amsterdam Undercover
Walter Presents: A Murder of Crows

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world – all carefully curated for ‘viewers like you’.

About MASTERPIECE
Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” Walter Presents launched in Italy September 2018, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018 Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution in the US, to make premium foreign language drama available on PBS Masterpiece on the Amazon Prime Video channel. Additionally, select top-tier titles chosen by PBS are also broadcast on PBS stations and streaming on PBS Passport, a digital member benefit available through local stations. In February 2019 Walter Presents increased its US distribution further launching on Comcast Xfinity X1 and later in June Walter Presents launched on the Roku Channel. In 2019 Walter Presents teamed up with Medialaan to make the service available to Flemish audiences on their newly launched digital channel StreamZ, and also joined forces with S4C to make its dramas available in Welsh. In 2020 we partnered with TVNZ with over 250 hours of content on their VOD service and also launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, providing 400 hours of hit international drama as well as launching with PBS Masterpiece in Canada. This year Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest subscription streaming service, Stan.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



Fall Programs Coming Up on PBS





NOVA “THE CANNABIS QUESTION”

Premieres: Wednesday, September 29, 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

Explore the story of cannabis in the U.S., as 55 million Americans say they currently use cannabis, and that number is expected to grow with voters pushing for legalization in more and more states. From the criminalization that has disproportionately harmed communities of color to the latest medical understanding of the plant, see what risks cannabis may pose to the developing brain, how much we know about its potential medical benefits and the race to understand its long-term health consequences.

CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 10

Premieres: Sundays, October 3 – November 21, 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS

It’s 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. But there’s excitement, too, as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s help, Sister Julienne is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Dr. Turner deals with an array of difficult cases including a former soldier involved in nuclear test explosions. Sister Monica Joan experiences a crisis of faith. Sister Frances realizes she needs to be a little less spiritual if she’s to really connect with the local women.

NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED

Premieres: Wednesdays, October 27 – November 24, 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

In this five-part series, NOVA delves into the vastness of space to capture moments of high drama when the universe changed forever. State-of-the-art animation gives us astonishing, photorealistic glimpses of the birth of a star in a stellar nursery, the chaos created as two galaxies collide, and the power of a supermassive black hole as it flings a star across space so violently that it’s still traveling 10 million years later. NOVA even takes viewers back on the ultimate time travel voyage, to witness the birth of space and time itself. Informed by huge advances in scientific understanding, the series brings us face-to-face with the most surprising characters in the cosmos and reveals how their fates are intertwined with our own. Take a ringside seat for the greatest show in the universe.



NEW PBS KIDS SERIES “ALMA’S WAY” ARRIVES ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL





NEW PBS KIDS SERIES “ALMA’S WAY,” FROM FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS AND CHILDREN’S TV ICON SONIA MANZANO, ARRIVES ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS OCTOBER

–Set in the Bronx, NY, This Series Helps Kids Recognize Their Own Power to Think Things Through–
Arlington, VA – September XX, 2021 – This October, the new PBS KIDS series, ALMA’S WAY, will be available to stream on the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel. The animated program is created by Sonia Manzano, who has won 15 Emmy® Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and is beloved by generations as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Inspired by Manzano’s childhood, ALMA’S WAY centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. Produced by Fred Rogers Productions (DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, DONKEY HODIE), this new series is infused with Manzano’s humor and grounded in a social and emotional curriculum that will give children the tools to find their own answers, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others. The series will be available for viewers in both English and Spanish.

Each episode of ALMA’S WAY showcases different aspects of Latino cultures through language, food, music, and customs. Viewers will see how other families are both alike and different from their own. Music is the “backbeat” of the series and is inspired by traditional elements of Puerto Rican music such as Plena, Bomba, salsa, and aguinaldos, along with other genres including hip hop, jazz, opera, pop, and more. ALMA’S WAY title song is written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman, and performed by Flaco Navaja and Summer Rose Castillo, who plays Alma.

ALMA’S WAY is created by Sonia Manzano and produced by Fred Rogers Productions. Ellen Doherty and Sonia Manzano are executive producers. Jorge Aguirre (Goldie & Bear) is head writer. The series is animated by Pipeline Studios (Elinor Wonders Why).

Also coming to the channel is “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: VOLUME 18” and “THE BERENSTAIN BEARS: VOLUME 4.” The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all.

Families and kids can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS KIDS.
ALMA’S WAY: VOLUMES 1-3

Streaming Date: October 4, 2021
Episodes: 14
Alma is a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl living alongside her family, friends, and neighbors in the Bronx. This engaging, animated series for kids ages 4 to 6 is focused on critical thinking and helping young viewers to discover their own unique voice and find solutions to challenges. The audience comes along with Alma as she learns to think for herself, make decisions, and understand other people’s points of view.
Other titles coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel
in October:

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: VOLUME 17
THE BERENSTAIN BEARS: VOLUME 4

About Fred Rogers Productions
Fred Rogers Productions was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program and extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engages new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly rated children’s series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods, have earned 30 Emmy® Awards among other important honors. Newly launched in 2021 on PBS KIDS is Donkey Hodie, the innovative puppet series inspired by characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and coming this fall is Alma’s Way, an animated series created by Sonia Manzano, known to generations of children and adults as “Maria” on Sesame Street. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in loveable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents, and community – providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



Video: “Around the World in 80 Days” Trailer





Video: “Around the World in 80 Days” Trailer
David Tennant stars as literature’s greatest explorer Phileas Fogg in a thrilling new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel coming to “Masterpiece” on PBS.
[via press release from PBS]
Around the World in 80 Days Trailer

David Tennant stars as literature’s greatest explorer Phileas Fogg in a thrilling new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS. (Air date to be announced.)



ALL NEW DVD RELEASES FROM PBS DISTRIBUTION THIS OCTOBER





ALL NEW DVD RELEASES FROM PBS DISTRIBUTION THIS OCTOBER
Below is a listing of the upcoming DVD releases from PBS Distribution slated for October.

Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Programs available:
Mary Chapin Carpenter: One Night Lonely – 10/12/21
Genre: Biography
Run Time: 126 min. on 1 disc – DVD
SRP: $24.99
Land Girls: The Complete Collection – 10/19/21
Genre: Period Drama
Run Time: 675 min. on 6 discs – DVD
SRP: $59.99
American Experience: Sandra Day O’Connor – The First – 10/19/21
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History
Run Time: 70 min. on 1 disc – DVD
SRP: $24.99
Lives Well Lived – 10/26/21
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 71 min. on 1 disc – DVD
SRP: $24.99

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



GET READY FOR THE COLD WEATHER WITH TWO NEW PBS KIDS DVD RELEASES





GET READY FOR THE COLD WEATHER WITH TWO NEW PBS KIDS DVD RELEASES FROM PBS DISTRIBUTION THIS OCTOBER
Below is a listing of the upcoming PBS KIDS DVDs from PBS Distribution slated for release this October.

Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on their local PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including pbskids.org, the PBS KIDS Video app, and the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel.
Programs available:
PBS KIDS: Christmas Collection DVD – 10/19/21
Run Time: 220 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $9.99
PBS KIDS: 20 Snowy Stories DVD – 10/19/21
Run Time: 259 min. on 2 discs
SRP: $9.99