Prime Afternoons: All your PBS favorites, in the daytime

Missed a show in the evening? Enjoy some of our highest-rated primetime evening shows earlier in the day during Prime Afternoons each weekday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Prime Afternoons is a really nice way to share the quality PBS programming that we know people love and reach viewers who prefer to watch TV during a different time of the day,” said Tiffany Khan, senior director of annual giving.

Start your month with some of your favorite shows throughout the week!

On Mondays, pack your bags for “Celebrity Antique Roadtrip” at 1:30 p.m. with the well-loved drama “Father Brown” following behind at 2:30 p.m. Then find out whodunnit on “Agatha Christie’s: Poirot” at 3:30 p.m.



Tuesdays begin with finding hidden gems on “Antique Roadshow” at 1:30 p.m. followed by a trip to Midsomer County in “Midsomer Murders” at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. To finish off the afternoon, tune into the latest episode of “Check, Please! Arizona.”

Wednesdays are for American History! Each week, different shows will fill up the time slots. On February 7, start off with “Black in Arizona” at 1:30 p.m., “Harriet Tubman” at 2:30 p.m. and “Pullman and the Railroad Rebellion” at 3:30 p.m. Then on Statehood Day, February 14 watch “Finding Your Roots” at 1:30 p.m. and back-to-back episodes of “Arizona Memories” at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Wrapping up the month, February 21 will feature “Black in Arizona” at 1:30 p.m., “Finding Your Roots” at 2:30 p.m., and “American Experience” at 3:30 p.m.  

Thursdays start off with back-to-back episodes of “Nature” at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. On February 22, “Magical Land of Oz” will take the 2:30 p.m. time slot. Filling in the 3:30 p.m. time slot, look out for “Life at the Waterhole” on February 8 and 15, with “To the Ends of the Earth” on February 22.

Fridays wrap up the week with “NOVA” at 1:30 p.m. and “Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer” at 2:30 p.m. The 3:30 p.m. slot features “Secrets of the Dead” and “Climate Change: The Facts” on February 16.

For more information about what’s on each week, view the full schedule, or refer to our February 2024 Arizona PBS schedule PDF.

As Prime Afternoons wraps up at 4:30 p.m., it leads you right into our news block featuring ICT NewsArizona HorizonBBC World News America and PBS NewsHour, followed by our regular primetime programming.

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Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

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