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 like “All Creatures Great & Small” (1:30 p.m.), “Father Brown” (2:30 p.m.) and “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” in the 3:30 p.m. 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 “Finding Your Roots” (1:30 p.m.), as well as “American Experience” and “American Masters” at different times of the month. See the full schedule at

Thursdays take us into nature with “Nature” itself at 1:30 p.m., followed by shows like “The Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky” (Jan. 5), “Ireland’s Wild Coast” (Jan. 19) and “Animals with Cameras” (Jan. 26).

On Fridays, our science programming starts with “First Contact: An Alien Encounter” on Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m. then transitions back to “NOVA” at 1:30. At 2:30 p.m., enjoy programming like “8 Days to the Moon and Back” (Jan. 6) and “Secrets of the Dead” (Jan. 27), followed by “NOVA: Polar Extremes” (Jan. 13) and “WWII: Mega Weapons” (Jan. 20 and 27) sharing a time slot at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about what’s on this week, check our Schedule page, or refer to our January 2023 Arizona PBS schedule PDF.

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

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