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,” “Frankie Drake Mysteries” 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 like “Frankie Drake Mysteries” (2:30 p.m.) and “Shakespeare & Hathaway” (3:30 p.m.)

Tuesdays bring “Antiques Roadshow” at 1:30 p.m., followed by “Midsomer Murders” at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays are for history like “Finding Your Roots” (1:30 p.m.), Ken Burns’ series “Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson” (2:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 8) and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (starting Sept. 22). On Sept. 15, look for “Sandra Day O’Connor: The First” from “American Experience” at 2:30 p.m.

On Thursdays and Fridays, enjoy science and nature programming like “Nature” (Thursdays at 1:30 p.m) “Nova” (Fridays at 1:30 p.m.) and miniseries like “Life at the Waterhole,” “The Magical Land of Oz,” “Wonders of Mexico,” “Future of Work” and “Beyond the Elements.”

For more information about what’s on this week, check our Schedule page, or refer to our September 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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