What to Watch in Passport in November

Christina Knight | October 26, 2017

At this time of the year, we’re adding layers, and getting ready for plenty of holidays and observances. Our watch list fills with mysteries, history and food shows in particular as Halloween, Day of the Dead, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving appear on the calendar.

Mysteries Solved, and Unsolved

Tingle your spine with the many mysteries on Masterpiece, Secrets of the Dead and American Experience, including true-crime stories and the infamous assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is expected that thousands of records held by the National Archives and Records Administration will be released October 26, the agreed deadline for releasing documents after President George H.W. Bush signed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.


Death Comes to Pemberley – Masterpiece

Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have prevailed, the caddish Mr. Wickam and the frivolous Mrs. Bennet, a coach races up to Pemberley, Darcy’s palatial estate, with an hysterical Lydia shrieking, “Murder!” So continues Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, in Death Comes to Pemberley, an adaptation of crime-writer P.D. James’ bestselling whodunit, starring Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Goode. This is easily binge-watched with only two episodes! Watch Now.

Inspector Lewis – Masterpiece

Kevin Whately stars as Inspector Lewis, the former working-class foil to the erudite Detective Inspector Morse. Together with his cool, cerebral partner Hathaway (Laurence Fox), Lewis tackles murder and mayhem in the seemingly-perfect academic haven of Oxford. Together, they struggle with procedural dilemmas and existential questions about their futures––on the force and in their personal lives. Watch the two latest seasons: Seasons 7 and 8.


Secrets of the Dead: Nero’s Sunken City

Beneath the turquoise waves of the Bay of Naples lies an extraordinary underwater archeology site, the ancient Roman city of Baiae. From the first century to the third century AD, Baiae was the exclusive playground for the rich and powerful among Rome’s elite, including Emperor Nero. What made Baiae such a special place? And why did it disappear? Explore some iconic historical moments while debunking long-held myths and shining new light on past events. Advances in investigative techniques, forensic science and historical scholarship offer new evidence on forgotten mysteries. Watch Now.

Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship

Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard (c. 1680 – November 22, 1718), was the most notorious pirate of his day, commanding his own navy that attacked Atlantic shipping lanes from New York to the Caribbean. Now, 300 years later, a marine archaeology team believe they have found his sunken flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, off the North Carolina coast. Did Blackbeard accidentally run his ship aground, or was it a deliberate plot to betray his crew and cheat them out of their share of the plunder? Watch Now.

Secrets of the Dead: Sinking Atlantis

Over 5000 ago, the Minoans, Europe’s first great civilization, flourished on the island of Crete. The sophisticated inhabitants were the first Europeans to use a written language and construct paved roads. But inexplicably, at the height of their power, the Minoans were wiped from the pages of history. The reason for their disappearance has perplexed historians for generations. Watch Now.

Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha

The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India. Watch Now.


Secrets of the Dead: JFK: One PM Central Standard Time

Narrated by George Clooney, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST. Watch Now.

Nova – Secrets of The Sky Tombs

In the Himalayas, evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs. Professional rock climbers help archeaologists Watch Now.

American Experience: The Great War

The Great War is PBS series American Experience’s three-part, six-hour look at the First World War—–a battle that fundamentally transformed America’s place in the world, and its life at home. In this clip above, American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses the film, explaining that you cannot understand the world we live in today without understanding the Great War. Watch the three-part documentary now.

American Experience – Perfect Crime

The shocking story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial, with famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow and Cook County Prosecutor Robert Crowe debating the death penalty and scores of commentators weighing in from the sidelines, set off a national debate about morality. Watch now.

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Cooking at Home

A sample of food and cooking shows in THIRTEEN Passport.

Looking for something to bake, fry, cook, or broil for family and friends this Thanksgiving? See our many food-theme THIRTEEN Passport programs and episodes, including great meals with Julia Child and master chefs, desserts with the team of The Great British Baking Show, and culinary inspiration from around the world via Phil Rosenthal’s travels.


Austin City Limits | Florence + The Machine / Andra Day

Florence and the Machine (right) and Andra Day (left) on Austin City Limits.

Florence and the Machine (right) and Andra Day (left) on Austin City Limits.

Enjoy dazzling modern rock and soul from Florence + The Machine and Andra Day. British sensation Florence blazes through songs from her latest LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. San Diego’s Andra Day sings tunes from her soulful R&B debut Cheers to the Fall. Watch now.

Bluegrass Underground Concerts

The Mavericks on Bluegrass Underground.

The Mavericks on Bluegrass Underground.

Bluegrass Underground | Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

Hear a Georgia-born, internationally acclaimed band that defines the drive and precision of top shelf bluegrass. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the group is a top pick on Amazon.com and a favorite of discerning bluegrass fans everywhere. Watch Now.

Bluegrass Underground | Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Listen to the group variously described as blues-rock, jamband and acid-Americana. Rolling Stone described their sound as “electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.” Watch Now.

Bluegrass Underground | The Mavericks

Enjoy the irresistible Cuban groove of the genre-leaping Grammy-winners fronted by the transcendent vocals of Raul Malo. The band has won awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and the Americana Music Association. Watch Now.

Expiring Soon

Scott & Bailey

Scott & Bailey is a thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives in Manchester, England: DC Janet Scott and DC Rachel Bailey. They work for Manchester Metropolitan Police’s prestigious Murder Investigation Team. Watch all five seasons before it expires December 31.

The Vietnam War

In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Stream The Vietnam War in its entirety via the member benefit THIRTEEN Passport through December 31, and choose between four versions: the broadcast version, and an explicit-language version, a Vietnamese subtitled version, and a Spanish-language version. Expires December 31.

Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom

Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. Can we call these bonds love? Expires November 6.

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