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New on TPT Passport, August 2021

August 6, 2021

The summer is in full swing and so are new shows on TPT Passport. If you love a dramatic mystery, check out the English version of Professor T (our featured show) or Before We Die Season 2 which is now streaming. There are also new episodes of the series Classic Albums and Call the Midwife: Season 9 is back! Stream now in preparation for the tenth season of the beloved series.

Check these shows out with TPT Passport by signing online or by using the PBS Video App on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Kindle & Fire Stick Chromecast, or Android TV.

Happy viewing!


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Professor T (UK) Season 1
Professor Jasper Tempest is obsessed with cleanliness, structure and order. But his genius for solving crimes means he constantly has to get his hands dirty, helping the police to crack their most difficult cases. Professor T is based on the hit Belgian series of the same name.
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Drama & Arts

Call the Midwife: Season 9
This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s.

Unforgotten: Season 4
Parts of a body are found in a scrapyard. Meanwhile, after making the decision to retire from the police force, Cassie faces a dilemma when she learns she isn’t entitled to her full pension payment unless she completes her 30 years of service.

Before We Die Season 2
This powerful Swedish thriller features nail-biting action and a unique, compelling twist about a tough police officer, Hanna Svensson, whose highly developed sense of right and wrong is more powerful than any family tie. From Walter Presents, in Swedish with English subtitles.


Classic Albums
Five additional episodes of the popular series have been added to the Passport library including Lou Reed – Transformer, Don McLean – American Pie, Frank Zappa – Apostrophe and Over-Nite Sensation, Steely Dan – Aja, Simply Red – Stars.

Icon: Music Through the Lens
Featuring in-depth and often irreverent interviews with the world’s best-known music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators, Icon: Music Through the Lens is an eye-opening, six-part, thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.

Independent Films

POV | The Neutral Ground
The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by lawsuits and death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

Science & Nature

Nature | The Batman of Mexico
An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.


American Masters | Ted Williams
Watch a new biography of the Boston Red Sox player who may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived. Features Bob Costas, Wade Boggs, Roger Angell & Joey Votto. Narrated by Jon Hamm.
Removed from TPT Passport Aug. 19
NOVA | Bigger than T.rex
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to roam the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing raid, leaving only drawings, questions, and a mystery: What was Spinosaurus?
Removed from TPT Passport Aug. 23
Austin City Limits | The Best of Spoon
Savor the best of Austin alternative rock band Spoon’s four appearances on Austin City Limits. Songs include Written in Reverse and I Turn My Camera On.
Removed from TPT Passport Aug. 27
Austin City Limits | Ray Wylie Hubbard
Enjoy the roadhouse rock of legendary Texas songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard. The veteran troubadour plays favorites and songs from his collaborative album Co-starring.
Removed from TPT Passport Aug. 27
American Masters | Eva Hesse
One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine.
Removed from TPT Passport Aug. 30
Some Kind of Spark
Follow inner-city kids from New York as they embark on a life-changing experience: the opportunity to study music in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, a Saturday outreach program for at-risk kids. Some Kind of Spark follows the students inside the classroom and at home, from practice rooms to stages.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 1
Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime
Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime celebrates the legendary songwriter, who along with his brother, Bob composed some of the most beloved Disney soundtracks of all time. Featuring performances of classic songs from Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and more by Sherman, Broadway’s Mary Poppins Ashley Brown, Juliana Hansen, and Wesley Alfvin.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 1
American Experience: Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny
Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater is all these things and more, a poster boy for the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 2
American Masters: Althea
This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe. Interviewees include Wimbledon champion Dick Savitt and Billie Jean King.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 4
American Masters: Wyeth
Through unprecedented access to Wyeth’s family members, including sons Jamie and Nicholas Wyeth, and never-before-seen archival materials from the family’s personal collection and hundreds of Wyeth’s studies, drawings and paintings, American Masters presents the most complete portrait of the artist yet — bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 5
American Masters | Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray
This intimate portrait of maverick painter and printmaker Elizabeth Murray explores the relationship between her family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 5
POV: Portraits and Dreams
Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 6
Great Performances: Chicago Voices
Celebrate Chicago’s vibrant music culture with performances by Renée Fleming, Broadway’s Jessie Mueller, rap artist Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, pop and gospel singer Michelle Williams and more.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 8
Endeavour: Season 4
Endeavour finds himself consumed by a nightmarish case hunting a serial killer; he must race against time to find the connection between a chess-playing “thinking” machine and a baffling drowning.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 9
American Masters: Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel
Margaret Mitchell was no ordinary writer. The one book she published in her lifetime – Gone With the Wind – sold millions of copies during the Great Depression in America and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, 75 years ago. Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel engages leading authors, historians, biographers, and people with personal connections to Mitchell to reveal a complex and mysterious woman.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 11
POV | Love Child
With adultery being punishable by death in Iran, a young couple make the fateful decision to flee the country with their son. Love Child follows the new family on their life-threatening journey to seek asylum in Turkey, and witnesses a mother’s heart breaking fight to keep her family together and secure a future for her son.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 13
The Roosevelts
The lives of the three great Roosevelts — Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor — are captured in this series. Ken Burns and producer, Paul Barnes describe the lives and times of these three American icons who influenced 20th century American history more than perhaps any other family. Through wars, revolutions, depressions, movements, the three led the country through what was called America’s century. At times they had little in common but for one thing they always had in common . . . their ability, desire and conviction to lead.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 14
POV: In My Blood It Runs
Ten-year-old Aboriginal Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages.Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures and shares his truths.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 20
Finding Your Roots: Season 2
Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. The series ends with an exploration of how science and history can inspire the next generation.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 22
NOVA: Transplanting Hope
NOVA takes you inside the operating room to witness organ transplant teams transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet families navigating both sides of a transplant, and researchers working to end the organ shortage. Their efforts to understand organ rejection, discover ways to keep organs alive outside the body, and even grow artificial organs with stem cells, could save countless lives.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 26
Austin City Limits: Vampire Weekend
Enjoy a career-spanning hour with indie rock titansVampire Weekend. The alternative superstars perform new classics from their first album in five years, the chart-topping album Father of the Bride alongside gems from their catalog
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 27
Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts
Celebrate American craftsmanship and the unsung artisans – stone carvers, stained glass artisans, metalsmiths, plasterers, stone masons, decorative painters and adobe workers – who create and preserve iconic buildings.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 30
Rick Steves’ Europe: Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps
If Heidi is alive, she’s in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 30
POV: Our Time Machine
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates Papa’s Time Machine, a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 28
Austin City Limits: Willie Nelson
Relish an hour with American music legend Willie Nelson. The Texan superstar performs a set of hits and songs from his latest album My Way.
Removed from TPT Passport Sept. 30
Austin City Limits: Patty Griffin / The Rivivalists
Thrill to the best in American roots music with Texas singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and New Orleans rockers The Revivalists. Griffin and her backing duo perform songs from her acclaimed self-titled LP. The Revivalists play tunes from their album Take Good Care.
Removed from TPT Passport Oct. 3
Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends – 2018
Enjoy an all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, film composer John Williams, New Orleans funk band The Meters and other recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator awards.
Removed from TPT Passport Oct. 4
Great Performances: Havana Time Machine
Singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks explores his Cuban heritage in this breakthrough performance documentary. Eliades Ochoa, Ivette Cepeda, Roberto Fonseca, and the Sweet Lizzy Project join the music star in an historical and musical journey through present-day Cuba.
Removed from TPT Passport Oct. 6
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