HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL FOR WEEK OF MARCH 4-10
Sunday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. – “Great Performances: The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall” – PREMIERE
This episode takes a front-row seat for the 25th anniversary performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sunday, March 4, 9:00 p.m. – “Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama” – PREMIERE
This one-hour Masterpiece special reviews the action-packed storylines of the first two seasons of Downton Abbey. Relive pivotal moments from the series, and get insight into the characters from writer Julian Fellowes and the actors who bring Downton to life.
Sunday, March 4, 10:00 p.m. – “The Story of the Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told” – PREMIERE
“The Story of the Costume Drama” narrated by Keeley Hawes, shows how the genre has changed across the decades — from “The Forsyte Saga” to “Upstairs Downstairs,” “Brideshead Revisited” to “I, Claudius” — with feature interviews with the stars of the series and the people behind the camera responsible for them.
Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. – “Yanni: Live at El Morro” – PREMIERE
This special features Yanni in an inspiring concert performed at the historic 16th century Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Tuesday, March 6, 8:30 p.m. – “Il Volo Takes Flight” – PREMIERE
“Il Volo Takes Flight” features a trio of teenage tenors’ rendition of operatic, pop and Italian classics, showcasing their vocal talent and interpretive gift for music.
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. – “Celtic Thunder Voyage” – PREMIERE
Following the incredible success of “Heritage,” Celtic Thunder continues to explore their Irish and Celtic roots in “Voyage.”
About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California’s PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.