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American Public Television is releasing eight British TV titles in April. Which one(s) did your public TV station pick up?

Midsomer Murders Season 15
Midsomer Murders: Season 15: (L-R) Jason Hughes as DS Ben Jones & Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby — Photo courtesy of American Public Television

The following programs begin airing in the US on public TV stations and regional networks starting on or after April 1. Check your local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. If your station isn’t on the list for a show(s) you’d like to watch, contact its Viewer Services department or American Public Television to request the title(s).

Escape to the Chateau: Seasons 1-3 (UK)

This docu-reality series follows Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree as they leave their 2BR flat in the UK for a 45-room chateau in France — one without electricity, heating, or running water. In Season 1, the couple is on a tight deadline to complete renovations in time for their wedding at the castle.

Escape to the Chateau: Seasons 1-3 is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
ARKANSASArkadelphia, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Ft. Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Mountain View
CALIFORNIAMonterey, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, Watsonville
IDAHOBoise, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Pocatello, Twin Falls
GEORGIAAlbany, Athens, Augusta, Chatsworth, Cochran, Columbus, Dawson, Macon, Pelham, Savannah, Waycross, Wrens
IOWACedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Mason City, Red Oak, Sioux City, Waterloo
MINNESOTAMinneapolis, St. Paul
OHIOColumbus
OHIODayton, Oxford, Portsmouth
WASHINGTONKennewick, Pasco, Pullman, Richland
WASHINGTONSeattle, Yakima
WISCONSINGreen Bay-Appleton, La Crosse-Eau Claire, Madison, Menomonie, Park Falls, Wausau-Rhinelander

Great American Railroad Journeys: Season 3 (UK)

Michael Portillo presents the latest season of this travel series, in which he uses the rails to explore North America and to learn more about the people who built a new life for themselves in the New World. Stops include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Montreal, and Toronto, amongst others.

Great American Railroad Journeys: Season 3 is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
COLORADOColorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Grand Junction, Pueblo, Steamboat Springs
GEORGIAAlbany, Athens, Augusta, Chatsworth, Cochran, Columbus, Dawson, Macon, Pelham, Savannah, Waycross, Wrens
IDAHOBoise, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Pocatello, Twin Falls
IOWACedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Mason City, Red Oak, Sioux City, Waterloo
MICHIGANDetroit
MINNESOTAMinneapolis, St. Paul
MONTANABillings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell, Missoula
NEW YORKAlbany, Schenectady, Troy
NEW YORKSyracuse
NORTH CAROLINAAsheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Edenton, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Linville, Lumberton, Raleigh-Durham, Roanoke Rapids, Wilmington, Winston-Salem
OHIODayton, Oxford, Portsmouth
PENNSYLVANIAAllentown, Bethlehem, Philadelphia
PENNSYLVANIAHarrisburg
RHODE ISLANDProvidence
VERMONTBurlington, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Windsor
WISCONSINMilwaukee

Henry IX: The Lost King (UK)

Narrated by Paul Murton (Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs), this documentary reveals the story of a forgotten prince, a star of the Stuart dynasty’s first decade who never became king. After being hidden away for much of his life, his legacy changed when the British Empire took its first steps into North America.

Henry IX: The Lost King is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
CONNECTICUTFairfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich
FLORIDAMiami
ILLINOISChicago
MARYLANDAnnapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Oakland, Salisbury
NEBRASKAAlliance, Bassett, Hastings, Lexington, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha
NEW YORKBuffalo
NEW YORKRochester
OHIOColumbus
RHODE ISLANDProvidence
TEXASAustin
UTAHSalt Lake City
VIRGINIAAlbemarle, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Staunton, Winchester
VIRGINIACharlottesville, Richmond

Inside Harrods (UK)

This documentary chronicles the world’s most famous department store (which sold the teddy bear that inspired A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh) — from its humble beginnings, to its emergence as a giant in British retail, to its reign as a symbol of aristocracy.

Inside Harrods is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
ARIZONAPhoenix
ARIZONATucson
CALIFORNIASan Diego
CONNECTICUTFairfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich
FLORIDAMiami
FLORIDATampa-St. Petersburg
ILLINOISChicago
ILLINOISQuad Cities (Moline IL, Rock Island IL, East MolineIL, Davenport, IA
MARYLANDAnnapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Oakland, Salisbury
MINNESOTAMinneapolis, St. Paul
MONTANABillings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell, Missoula
NEBRASKAAlliance, Bassett, Hastings, Lexington, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha
NEW YORKPlattsburg
OHIOAkron, Alliance, Youngstown
RHODE ISLANDProvidence
TEXASAustin
TEXASDallas
VERMONTBurlington, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Windsor
VIRGINIAAlbemarle, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Staunton, Winchester
VIRGINIACharlottesville, Richmond
WYOMINGCasper-Riverton, Lander

Midsomer Murders: Season 15 (UK)

Inspired by the crime novels of Caroline Graham, this season of the hugely popular mystery series features plenty of gruesome murders and other grisly goings-on in Midsomer County, including deaths by meteorite and cheese.

Starring Neil Dudgeon (The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries) as DCI John Barnaby (check out my interview with Neil here) and Jason Hughes (Marcella) as DS Ben Jones, Midsomer Murders: Season 15 is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
ARIZONATucson
CALIFORNIAFresno
CALIFORNIAHuntington Beach, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIAMonterey, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, Watsonville
CALIFORNIASan Diego
COLORADOColorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Grand Junction, Pueblo, Steamboat Springs
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAWashington, DC
FLORIDADaytona, Orlando
FLORIDAWest Palm Beach
GEORGIAAtlanta
IDAHOBoise, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Pocatello, Twin Falls
KANSASTopeka
MARYLANDAnnapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Oakland, Salisbury
MASSACHUSETTSBoston, Springfield
MICHIGANDetroit
MICHIGANGrand Rapids, Kalamazoo
NEVADALas Vegas
NEW HAMPSHIREDurham, Hanover, Keene, Littleton
NEW JERSEYCamden, Montclair, New Brunswick, Trenton
NEW YORKBinghamton, Elmira
NEW YORKGarden City, New York City
NEW YORKNorwood, Watertown
NEW YORKRochester
OHIOCleveland
OHIODayton, Oxford, Portsmouth
OKLAHOMATulsa
OREGONBend, Corvallis, Eugene, La Grande, Portland
PENNSYLVANIAAllentown, Bethlehem, Philadelphia
SOUTH DAKOTAAberdeen, Eagle Butte, Lowry, Martin, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion
TEXASDallas
TEXASHouston
UTAHRichland, Salt Lake City, St. George
WASHINGTONSeattle, Yakima
WISCONSINMilwaukee

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters (UK)

Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb (Elizabeth I) presents this two-part docudrama, which explores the relationship between Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra. Focusing on the couple’s never-before-seen letters, the program illustrates their religious views, political ineptitude, and reliance on the mystic Rasputin.

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
CONNECTICUTFairfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich
FLORIDAMiami
GEORGIAAlbany, Athens, Augusta, Chatsworth, Cochran, Columbus, Dawson, Macon, Pelham, Savannah, Waycross, Wrens
IDAHOBoise, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Pocatello, Twin Falls
ILLINOISChicago
KENTUCKYBowling Green, Nashville
MICHIGANAlpena, Cadillac, Flint, Manistee, Mt. Pleasant
MINNESOTAMinneapolis, St. Paul
NEBRASKAAlliance, Bassett, Hastings, Lexington, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha
NEW YORKRochester
OHIOAkron, Alliance, Youngstown
OHIOColumbus
TEXASAustin
VIRGINIAAlbemarle, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Staunton, Winchester
VIRGINIACharlottesville, Richmond

Off the Beaten Track with Kate Humble (UK)

In this travel documentary, presenter Kate Humble (My Sheepdog and Me) travels with her Welsh sheepdog Teg from the tip of North Wales through the most remote parts of the country, taking in the landscape and noting how it has influenced those who live there.

Off the Beaten Track with Kate Humble is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
GEORGIAAlbany, Athens, Augusta, Chatsworth, Cochran, Columbus, Dawson, Macon, Pelham, Savannah, Waycross, Wrens
IDAHOBoise, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Pocatello, Twin Falls
NORTH CAROLINAAsheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Edenton, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Linville, Lumberton, Raleigh-Durham, Roanoke Rapids, Wilmington, Winston-Salem
TEXASAustin
UTAHSalt Lake City

Secrets of the Masons (UK)

This documentary traces the origins of the Freemasons and how the organization grew to be an object of fascination to many historians and conspiracy theorists.

Featuring present-day Masons from around the world and the installation of a new Grand Master Mason in North America, Secrets of the Masons is set to air on the following stations:

STATECITYSTATION
ARIZONAPhoenix
FLORIDATampa-St. Petersburg
GEORGIAAlbany, Athens, Augusta, Chatsworth, Cochran, Columbus, Dawson, Macon, Pelham, Savannah, Waycross, Wrens
NEVADALas Vegas
NEW YORKBuffalo
NEW YORKPlattsburg
TEXASAustin

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For details about the national British TV premieres, read “British TV Premieres in April 2019: Gentleman Jack, Killing Eve, Queens of Mystery, Shetland, Unforgotten & More.”

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For details about the local premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place.

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British TV Premieres on Local Public TV Stations in April 2019