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Murder mysteries, British comedies and ‘Making Black America’ highlight October’s new series

September 26, 2022 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

From musical performances to British murder mysteries and everything in between, PBS Wisconsin’s October schedule is filled with new series guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and celebrate.

Watch the following programs on PBS Wisconsin or stream on the free PBS Video App everywhere you watch TV!

Making Black America

Premieres 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4

Enter an extraordinary world that showcases Black people’s ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself. Produced by Finding Your Roots‘ Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Sister Boniface Mysteries

Premieres 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

It’s the 1960s and police forensics are rudimentary. Luckily, the residents of Great Slaughter have a secret weapon: Sister Boniface.

The Goes Wrong Show

Premieres 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13

An amateur dramatic society performs a series of half-hour plays for television, all of which go terribly wrong.

Welcome to My Farm

Premieres 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Join Lisa Steele, a 5th generation chicken keeper, Master Gardener and author, as she welcomes viewers to her family farm in the woods of Maine. Each week Lisa shares a glimpse into her country lifestyle — cooking and DIYing her way from the coop and garden to the kitchen — and visits nearby locales to gather fresh, seasonal ingredients for delicious recipes.

Next at the Kennedy Center

Premieres 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Captured to match the unique style of the artists, each episode of Next at the Kennedy Center weaves together performances filmed live at the center with intimate backstage moments and first-person commentary.

Magpie Murders on Masterpiece

Premieres 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

A mystery author dies under suspicious circumstances, with his last book seemingly unfinished. This leaves two mysteries: What happened to him? And how does his latest potboiler end?

Annika on Masterpiece

Premieres 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Last Tango in Halifax) stars as DI Annika Strandhed, the speedboat-driving head of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit, who juggles baffling cases and a rebellious teenage daughter.

7 thoughts on “Murder mysteries, British comedies and ‘Making Black America’ highlight October’s new series”

  • jane M smerud-beseler says:

    Bring back the British Saturday comedy shows! I really miss Keeping up Appearances and As Time Goes By, what happened?

    • Hi Jane, both ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ and ‘As Time Goes By’ have aired on PBS Wisconsin for many years, with each series rotating through seasons more than two dozen times. Our programming department has made a strategic change to replacing the Britcoms with more contemporary shows.

  • PBS is a treasure to have, thanks for all the fantastic shows. I’m an American, and love the British shows PBS carries. Just found Les Stroud of survivor man new show, Wild Harvest. Chef Paul is the most amazing chef I’ve seen. 10 Star rating out of 5 for the Man. Thanks Les, continue the Greatness.

    • We’re so glad you’re enjoying our programming, John! Les Stroud’s Wild Harvest is such a fun show to watch, even if you don’t plan on finding ways to incorporate dandelions into your dinner 🙂

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