Prime Afternoons: All your PBS favorites, in the daytime

Miss a show in the evening? Enjoy some of our highest-rated primetime evening shows earlier in the day during Prime Afternoons.

Every weekday from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., catch “Antiques Roadshow,” “Nature,” “Nova,” “Midsomer Murders” and more.

“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, director of annual giving.

On Mondays: Look for dramas and history like “Lucy Worsley Investigates” (1:30 p.m.), “Father Brown” (2:30 p.m.) and “The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family” (3:30 p.m.). “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” joins the lineup on Sept. 19 with a three-hour marathon, after which it moves into the 3:30 slot.

Tuesdays bring “Antiques Roadshow” at 1:30 p.m., followed by “Midsomer Murders” at 2:30 p.m. and “Check, Please! Arizona” at 4 p.m.

Wednesdays are for history. Highlights include the conclusion of “Baseball” (Sept. 7 at 2 p.m.), “Petit Rat” (Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m.), “The U.S.and the Holocaust” (Sept. 21-23 at 2 p.m.), and “La Frontera with Pati Jinich” (Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m.). See the full schedule at

Thursdays take us out into nature with “Nature” itself at 1:30 p.m., followed by shows like “The Wonders of Mexico” (ending Sept. 8) and “Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride” (Sept. 15) at 2:30 p.m.

On Fridays, our science programming this month starts with NOVA at 1:30, followed by environmental specials like “Big Pacific” (Sept. 2), “Ancient Skies” (Sept. 9) and “Planet California” (Sept. 16) at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about what’s on this week, check our Schedule page, or refer to our April schedule PDF.

As Prime Afternoons wraps up at 4:30 p.m., it leads you right to our news block – BBC World News America, Arizona Horizon, Cronkite News and PBS NewsHour – followed by our regular primetime programming.

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