Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

A 1983 salute to the company on its silver anniversary reunites the Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and the Temptations.

Wednesday at 9pm on WGBH 2



The Web Was a Place We'd Visit, Now It's Just the Way We Live

On August 6, 1991, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who had outlined his idea for the web two years earlier, published the first website.


The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Hearts and Flowers

Doctor Lucien Blake, still a fish out of water in Ballarat, finds himself on the judging panel for the Begonia Festival.

Wednesday at 8pm on WGBX 44


Craving Boston

Creamed, Canned and Frozen: How the Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets

During the Depression, cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste.


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Trying to Follow Boston’s Emergency 'Evacuation Route'

A nuisance for locals, a nightmare for tourists – our signage can point you the wrong way, or not be there for you at all. But what about all those signs that purportedly lead you to safety?


The Great British Baking Show: Pâtisserie

Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they’re challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse à l’ancienne.

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Inspector Lewis - What Lies Tangled

When an eminent mathematician is killed in a bomb attack, Lewis and Hathaway quickly discover the victim was a notorious philanderer with many enemies. When a bomb is discovered at the home of the victim’s brother, also a mathematician, the case moves in another direction.


Val Wang Reads From Beijing Bastard

Raised in a strict Chinese-American household, Val Wang dutifully got good grades, took piano lessons, and performed in a Chinese dance troupe—until she shaved her head, became a leftist and moved to China, the land her parents had fled in 1949.


The Law of Falsely Reporting a Crime in Massachusetts

We recently heard reports about a gunpoint robbery of Ryan Lochte and three fellow Olympic swimmers. But now the tide has turned—it appears as though the athletes may have fabricated the account. 

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