October 21, 2021
Ken Burns’ Muhammad Ali documentary, as well as seasons of “Baptiste” and “Grantchester,” are among the titles available on disc from PBS Distribution in November.
Masterpiece Mystery! — Baptiste: Season 2 will be released Nov. 2 on DVD. The crime drama is a spinoff about one of the characters from “The Missing.”
Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon will be available Nov. 9 on DVD and Blu-ray. The docuseries follows the life of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated billions with his combination of speed, agility and power in the ring, as well as his charm, wit and outspokenness outside of it. At the height of his fame, Ali challenged Americans’ racial prejudices, religious biases and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society, and inspired people all over the world with his message of pride and self-affirmation.
Frontline: America After 9/11 is available on DVD Nov. 9. The documentary chronicles the history of the country after the terrorist attacks.
American Experience: Citizen Hearst debuts on DVD Nov. 23. The documentary follows the life and times of the famous newspaper magnate.
Finally, Masterpiece Mystery! — Grantchester: Season 6 is due Nov. 30 on DVD. 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.