New Volumes of ‘Pinkalicious & Peterrific’ and ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Headed to PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in September

New volumes of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” are available on the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel in September.

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Four episodes in vol. 13 of “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” start streaming Sept. 30. The animated series follows Pinkalicious Pinkerton and her brother Peter as they explore Pinkville and imagine creative possibilities everywhere they look. “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” encourages children ages 3-5 to engage in self-expression and creative arts, covering areas such as music, dance, theater and visual arts. In “Walking Tall,” one of the episodes featured in vol. 13, Pinkalicious and Peter’s babysitter teaches the kids how to walk on stilts.

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Four episodes in vol. 21 of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” are streaming now. In the series, 4-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers ages 2-4 into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. The Emmy-winning animated preschool program is in its 10th year on PBS Kids and models age-appropriate life lessons and practical skills for young children.  Vol. 21 includes episodes from the new sixth season, including “Jodi Tries Ballet,” which showcases Daniel and his friends learning to dance ballet.

Also, a special back-to-school-themed carousel has launched on the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel featuring back-to-school-themed programs. In “Arthur: Arthur’s First Day,” viewers experience his first day of fourth grade. In “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes to School,” Daniel experiences all the excitement of going to school. In “Hero Elementary: First Day of School,” the heroes meets each other for the very first time. In “Pinkalicious & Peterrific: School Rules!,” Pinkalicious is chosen to sing a solo in the class concert. In “Super Why! Super School Stories,” viewers join Whyatt and his friends as they use their superpowers to teach spelling and vocabulary. Also available are “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Welcome to School” and “PBS Kids: Love Math & Science.”

‘Masterpiece Mystery! — Endeavour,’ More ‘Walter Presents’ Series Headed to PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in June

Seven new international programs arrive on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in June, including the new season of “Masterpiece Mystery! — Endeavour.”

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Season eight of “Masterpiece Mystery! — Endeavour” premieres June 19 with three episodes of the English crime drama. In the season, it’s 1971 and our heroes investigate suspected IRA retaliations, the murder of a local cab driver, and the peculiar killing of a college fellow, which results in putting one of their own in imminent danger. As Endeavour shows signs of a struggle with his inner demons, the team wonders if he is beyond the point of no return.

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Season two of the German crime drama “Walter Presents: A Murder of Crows” debuts June 10. In the program, inspector Martin Brühl must uncover the mysterious truth in the case of a missing 4-year-old boy. However, the young woman claiming to be the boy’s mother is said to have  a head injury leaving her with a distorted sense of reality and severely delusional. With this new information, the case is filed away. But Inspector Brühl cannot seem to let the investigation go, and as he continues to dig deeper, surprising clues about the boy and the woman begin to emerge.  

The four-episode Italian historical drama “Walter Presents: Luisa Spagnoli” debuts June 17. It follows the rise of the  Italian businesswoman famous for creating a women’s fashion line and the world-famous chocolate brand, Perugina. It’s true story of the rags to riches life of the world-famous Italian chocolatier and fashion designer who blazed a trail for working women in the early 20th century. In 1920’s Perugia, Italy, Luisa Spagnoli is a woman of humble origins who, with great determination, decides to take over a small pastry shop on the verge of bankruptcy. Teeming with entrepreneurial spirit and endowed with extraordinary modernity and creativity, she establishes herself as a leading businesswoman and visionary, revolutionizing candy and chocolate from a luxury product of the rich, into one accessible for all.

Other titles on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in June include “Walter Presents: The Paris Murders,” season four; “Walter Presents: The Wagner Method,” due June 10; “Walter Presents: The First Forgotten,” available June 17; “Hotel Portofino,”coming June 19; and “Walter Presents: Leo Mattei — Special Unit,” seasons one and two, due June 24.

Two Docs About Ukraine Added to PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel

The PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel has added two programs that deliver historical background on how the current situation has unfolded in Ukraine.   

Zelenskyy: The Man Who Took on Putin is a new documentary profile of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It charts the rise of the comedian, actor and entertainer who became the improbable wartime leader. It explores the man behind the series of game-changing media appearances which have encapsulated the defiant response of a nation. 

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Frontline: Putin’s Road to War follows the inside story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. It presents the events that shaped the Russian leader, the grievances that drive him, and how a growing conflict with the West exploded into war in Europe.

Ken Burns Doc ‘Benjamin Franklin’ Headed to PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel April 4

A new two-part documentary directed by Ken Burns, Benjamin Franklin, will launch on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel April 4.

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The program explores the life and work of one of the most consequential figures in American history — a prolific writer and publisher, a groundbreaking scientist and inventor, a world-renowned diplomat and a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. This dramatic re-creation of Franklin’s mind and world is scripted exclusively with Franklin’s own words, preserved from letters and diaries, bringing to life intimate conversations with the viewer. 

In addition to Emmy-Award winning Mandy Patinkin providing the voice of Franklin, Benjamin Franklin includes interviews with some of the country’s leading scholars of early American history, including Franklin biographer Walter Isaacson, who also served as a senior advisor to the project.

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Franklin, whose life has been celebrated as a quintessential American story, was anything but typical. His 84 years spanned nearly the entirety of the 18th century — an epoch of revolutionary change in science, technology, literature, politics and government — change that Franklin himself helped to advance. He launched the first public library in America, organized a volunteer fire company, and founded an academy that eventually became the University of Pennsylvania. His annual publication, “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” set a model for future humorists such as Mark Twain and contained maxims that are still part of our shared lexicon. There were also his famous experiments with electricity, which led to one of his most important inventions — the lightning rod.

Season 2 of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Streaming Jan. 9 on PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel

Season two of “All Creatures Great and Small” will be available to stream on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel on Jan. 9.

Subscribers can binge season one now on the  PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

With an ensemble cast headed by Nicholas Ralph (“The Most Reluctant Convert”) as James Herriot, the series also stars Academy Award-winner Rachel Shenton (“The Silent Child”) as Helen Alderson, Samuel West as James’s charismatic but eccentric boss, Callum Woodhouse as Siegfried’s womanizing and carefree younger brother, Anna Madeley as Mrs. Hall and newly added cast member Olivier Award-winning actress Patricia Hodge (“A Very English Scandal”) as Mrs. Pumphrey.

The climax of season one saw Helen call off her impending wedding to wealthy landowner Hugh (Matthew Lewis, “Harry Potter”), after having developed a close friendship with James. After working hard to become accepted by the local farmers and prove himself indispensable, James became a senior vet in the Skeldale House veterinary practice. Following years of half-hearted effort, Tristan believed he had finally passed his veterinary exams. Siegfried, however, learned that Tristan failed once again, but didn’t have the heart to tell him. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hall was heartbroken when she was unable to reconnect with her estranged son.

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As season two opens, James returns from Glasgow where he has been visiting his parents for Easter. While there, he is offered a job at a modern local veterinary practice and must decide between staying home in Glasgow with his elderly parents or returning to his new life in Yorkshire.

Docs on Martin Luther King Jr., American Culture and History Streaming on PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in December

Documentaries on Martin Luther King Jr. and American culture and history are among the programs coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in December.

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In Remembrance of Martin, streaming now, brings together influential figures to discuss the legacy and life of one of Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta Scott King joins the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond, Jimmy Carter, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, John Lewis, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Andrew Young as they recall King’s career and trace his leadership through the civil rights movement. The film includes portions of King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech.

President Eisenhower’s granddaughter and Nikita Kruschev’s son give their personal recollections of growing up in Cold War Roadshow, from “American Experience,” which begins streaming Dec. 17. Told through the eyes of historian William Taubman and journalist Peter Carlson, as well as Susan Eisenhower and Sergei Khrushchev, Cold War Roadshow takes a deeply personal look at the often-overlooked human dimensions of the Cold War. The documentary tells the story of one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history — the unprecedented barnstorming across America in the fall of 1959 by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the world leader of communism and America’s arch nemesis. At the very height of the Cold War, with American schoolchildren practicing duck-and-cover drills, the man who Americans feared could incinerate them in a rain of hydrogen bombs arrived in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of President Eisenhower. For both men, the visit was an opportunity to halt the escalating threats of the Cold War and chart a new course toward peaceful coexistence. For the American press, it was the media blockbuster story of the year.

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POV: Unapologetic, which starts streaming Dec. 28, follows two black political activists who are working and succeeding in leading a movement to transform Chicago. In the program, viewers meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Through their lens, the film provides an inside look into the ongoing movement that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot. Unapologetic is an official 2021 selection of TIFF Next Wave.

Other titles coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in December include: Animal Homes Season 1 (“Nature”), Animal Misfits (“Nature”), The Buddha, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension (“Nova”), The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies, Invasion of the Killer Whales (“Nature”), The Iranian Americans, The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone (“Secrets of the Dead”), Making Stuff Season 1, Mister Rogers and Me, Operation Bridge Rescue, Panama Canal (“American Experience”), Sacred, The Sagebrush Sea (“Nature”), A Sloth Named Velcro (“Nature”), Snow Monkeys (“Nature”), Super Hummingbirds (“Nature”), Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch (“Nature”),  and Transatlantic Sessions: The Best of Folk Vol. 1.

‘Dolly Parton’ Celebration, ‘Nova Universe Revealed’ Among Titles Due on PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in October

Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry and Nova Universe Revealed are among the titles available on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in October.

Dolly Parton celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Dolly Partin & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry, streaming starting Oct. 22. Recorded live in Nashville, the special pays tribute to her songs and career with special performances from Parton and her star guests, including Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Candi Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Margo Price and Hank Williams Jr. Capturing Parton delivering some of her biggest hits on one of the most iconic stages in the world, this celebration of the country music legend’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry features new interviews with Parton, guest appearances from some of her superstar friends and more.

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Nova Universe Revealed starts streaming Oct. 28. 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 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 on the ultimate time travel voyage to witness the birth of space and time itself. Informed by huge advances in scientific understanding, this series brings viewers face-to-face with the most surprising characters in the cosmos and reveals how their fates are intertwined with their own.

Other titles due on the channel in October include:

  • 10 Buildings That Changed America
  • American Experience: A Class Apart
  • American Experience: The Poisoner’s Handbook
  • American Experience: Tupperware!
  • American Experience: War of the Worlds
  • American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller
  • American Masters: Lights, Camera, Acción
  • American Veteran
  • Constitution USA With Peter Sagal
  • Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in America
  • For The Left Hand
  • Frontline: Losing Iraq
  • Frontline: Taliban Takeover
  • Frontline: Rape in the Fields
  • Frontline: Shots Fired
  • Frontline: To Catch a Trader
  • Held Hostage
  • Nature: Animal Babies: First Year on Earth, Season 1
  • Nature: Leave It to Beavers
  • Nature: My Garden of a Thousand Bees
  • Nature: Season of the Osprey
  • Nature: Sex in the Wild, Season 1
  • Nova: Arctic Drift
  • Nova: Edible Insects
  • Nova: Nazi Attack in America
  • Nova: Particles Unknown
  • Nova: The Pluto Files
  • Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War
  • The Draft
  • VA: The Human Cost of War
  • Voces: Letters to Eloisa

New Volumes of ‘Donkey Hodie,’ ‘Dinosaur Train’ and ‘Odd Squad’ Available in August on PBS Kids Prime Video Channel

New volumes of “Donkey Hodie,” “Dinosaur Train and “Odd Squad” are available in August on the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel.

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In vol. four of “Donkey Hodie,” Donkey is excited to direct a show starring all her pals, but when she needs to become an actor in the show, she must come to terms with letting Panda be the new leader, in “The Cow and Potato Bug Opera.” Then, in “Golden Crunchdoodles,” Donkey and Panda discover a golden rainbow outside after a storm. Will they find a mythical bowl of cereal at the end? Plus, Bob Dog is nervous about his graduation in “Good Dog School,” and Donkey and Panda find a yodel bird egg with no mama in sight in “Yodel Bird Egg.”

In vol. 11 of “Dinosaur Train,” the Pteranodon Family has raced on land a few times — and even raced in the air against Thurston Troodon — but for the first time they are going to race in the water. Then, the kids happen upon the giant bullfrog Benny Beelzebufo, who they once visited on his home river. Plus, Dad’s old friend comes to visit, and Shiny cheers Tiny up.

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In “Odd Squad Vol. 16,” due Aug. 27, the evil Confetti Betty strikes the Odd Squad Headquarters in the Arctic, so the Mobile Unit must return to help Opal and Omar’s old squad. Then, in “The Weight of the World Depends on Orla,” Orla shares a story of how she was chosen to protect the 44-leaf clover. Plus, Oswald goes undercover to enter a villain warehouse run by robots in “Oswald in the Machine/The B-Team,” and the Mobile Unit heads to Australia to stop The Shadow from causing worldwide oddness.

Also coming to the PBS Kids Prime Video Channel this August is “Alaska: Hero’s Journey,” from “Wild Kratts.”

In addition, in preparation for kids going back to school, PBS Distribution has launched a special carousel on its PBS Kids Prime Video Channel featuring episodes devoted to school-related topics from select PBS Kids series, including “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur,” “Hero Elementary,” “Super Why!” and “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” The back-to-school episodes tackle multiple school-related topics, such as how to handle the first day of school, meeting new people, following the rules, and learning.

‘American Experience: Tesla’ Headlines Titles Coming to PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in August

American Experience: Tesla, The Botany of Desire and Doc World: Cocaine Prison headline the titles coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in August.

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Due Aug. 6 is American Experience: Tesla. The documentary chronicles the life and influence of Nikola Tesla, dubbed the “patron saint of geeks.” Tesla has had electric cars, rock bands, a unit of measurement, a minor planet, and a lunar crater named after him. Still eclipsed however by contemporaries such as Edison and Marconi, Tesla, the visionary scientist died impoverished and largely forgotten. During his lifetime, he gained international fame for his invention of a system of alternating current that made possible the distribution of electricity over vast distances and is the basis for the electrical grid that powers 21st century life. But the visionary Tesla imagined much more — robots, radio, radar, remote control, the wireless transmission of messages and pictures, and harnessing the wind and sun to provide free energy to all. As a showman, he dazzled his scientific peers who flocked to see him demonstrate his inventions and send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body. His fertile, yet undisciplined imagination was the source of his genius and also his downfall, as the image of Tesla as a “mad scientist” came to overshadow his reputation as a brilliant innovator. It is his exhilarating sense of the future that has inspired renewed interest in the man, as his once scoffed-at vision of a world connected by wireless technology has become a reality.

Doc World: Cocaine Prison, coming Aug. 15, follows the lives of three Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade: two prison inmates who film their daily experiences and an inmate’s sister who must decide whether to traffic cocaine or pursue a college education. The film bridges the ever-widening gap between the North and the South and brings a new perspective to the war on drugs being waged in the Andes.

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The Botany of Desire

Based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, The Botany of Desire, brought to life through narration by Frances McDormand, is coming Aug. 27. The film focuses on four species of plants that we’ve all interacted with and details how humans have completely shaped these plants’ evolutions and destinies. The documentary takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world — seen from the plants’ point of view. The program shows how four familiar species ─ the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato ─ evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. The Botany of Desire shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. It begins in Michael Pollan’s garden, and then roams the world from the corn fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam. One of the great conceits of human civilization is to put ourselves outside nature — constantly shaping and re-shaping the wild for our own purposes. Taking the plants’ view of the world pushes viewers to understand Pollan’s call to restore human activity to its proper place in the matrix of nature.

‘Professor T,’ ‘Masterpiece Mystery! — Unforgotten’ Among Titles Coming to PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in July

Episodes of “Professor T,” “Masterpiece Mystery! — Unforotten” and several “Walter Presents” shows are coming to the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in July.

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“Professor T,” based on the hit Belgian series of the same name, stars Ben Miller (“Bridgerton”) as Jasper Tempest, a professor at Cambridge teaching the science of crime. He lives a precisely calibrated and rigidly structured life, that is, until a former student, and current detective for the local police, convinces him to help her solve their most difficult cases. Six episodes of the series start streaming July 11.

The fourth season of the BAFTA award-winning series “Masterpiece Mystery! — Unforgotten” also starts streaming July 11. DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan return as they investigate a cold case with alarming links to the police force.

New “Walter Presents” International series streaming on the channel in July are “The Same Sky,” “The Last Wave,” “The Half Brother,” “Love, Inevitably” and “Under Suspicion.”

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Due July 2 are six episodes of the German series “The Same Sky.” It’s East Germany in the spring of 1974, and Lars Weber, an East German Intelligence agent, is being relocated to West Berlin, tasked with seducing and spying on women who work in government or defense institutions for other countries. Lars is a young talent only just emerging from his espionage training program when he is assigned the case of Lauren Faber (Sophia Helin, “Masterpiece: Atlantic Crossing”), a data analyst for the British Secret Service at the Devil’s Mountain listening station. Under the strict, skeptical and somewhat twisted guidance of his handler Ralf Müller, Lars quickly proves his talent, making his first steps into Lauren’s wary and formerly closed-off psyche. When Lauren ends up in intensive care, Lars is given a new target: Sabine Cutter, Lauren’s U.S. counterpart at the listening station, who proves a much tougher target. Will he be able to fulfil his mission or will his growing feelings for Sabine lead to an evening that will forever change their lives?

Debuting July 16 are six episodes of the French series “The Last Wave.” One day in Brizan, a quiet seaside resort in the region of Landes in southwestern France, everything changes with the arrival of a wave. When a surge of clouds and a supersized wave collide during a surfing competition it engulfs the participants, causing them to disappear. Five hours later, the surfers reappear unharmed, but with no recollection of what happened to them. One by one, the returning surfers discover they each possess inexplicable powers.

The Norwegian series “The Half Brother” offers up eight episodes starting July 23. Based on the novel by Norwegian writer Lars Saabye, the series follows the life of a family spanning five generations in 20th century Europe focusing on the half-brothers Barnum and Fred. On V Day, May 1945, as the continent emerges from war, Barnum’s mother Vera is raped in her attic in Oslo by an unknown man, leading to the birth of Barnum’s half-brother Fred. When Barnum is born five years later, to the man that Vera has since met and married, the Nilsen family, like Europe, is already splitting in two. Growing up together during the Cold War — Barnum with his father, and Fred searching for his — the half-brothers become estranged and Fred eventually disappears. At the film festival in Berlin in 1990, as the Wall is still coming down, Barnum learns that Fred has returned. Finally, as the true identity of Fred’s father comes to light, the two half-brothers may once again be reunited.

The Spanish and Italian series “Love, Inevitably” debuts 10 episodes July 25. It is the story of Candela and Massimo, a dancer from Seville and an entrepreneur from Rome, two complete opposites. It all starts in Prague, where Candela and Massimo meet by chance. It is hate at first sight, and yet they can’t stay away from each other. Once back in their home countries, they appear in each other’s thoughts and visions. From that moment on they will have to put up with paranormal phenomena that happen at the most inopportune moments, demanding their attention and manipulating their choices. In an effort to set these spirits and their souls at ease, they will attempt to make their love a palpable reality.