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.

On Mondays, begin your week with “Celebrity Antiques Road Trip” at 1:30 p.m. followed by the well-loved drama “Father Brown” at 2:30 p.m. Then find out who did it on the classic mystery drama “Agatha Christies: Poirot” at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday features the popular “Antiques Roadshow” at 1:30 p.m. followed by a trip to the community of Midsomer County in “Midsomer Murders” at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Then to finish off the afternoon, tune in to the latest episode from season 10 of “Check, Please Arizona” at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays are for genealogy set on the backdrop of history. “Finding Your Roots” begins at 1 p.m. with “Baseball” airing from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Thursdays, tune in for back to back episodes of the five-part series “Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries” at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on September 7 and 14. Then, taking over the 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. time slots, check out “Nature” September 21 and “Wonders of Mexico” September 28. Following at 3:30 p.m., check out “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurstion.”

Fridays, wrap up the week with a mini NOVA marathon beginning from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on September 1. Following “Evolution Earth” at 2:30 p.m. the rest of the month, check out “Changing Planet” on September 8 and 15 at 3:30 p.m. Taking over the 3:30 p.m. time slot, tune in to “Earth Emergency” September 22 and “Climate Change – The Facts” September 29.

For more information about what’s on each week, view the full schedule, or refer to our September 2023 Arizona PBS schedule PDF.

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

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