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Summer Dramas with Iowa PBS

Your current favorites and new dramas are back in the Iowa PBS lineup. Here’s what you can look forward to watching all summer long. 


Doc Martin 

Successful surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham abruptly leaves his London practice to become general practitioner in the sleepy fishing village of Portwenn, where he spent the holidays during his youth. But his luxury car and lavish wardrobe immediately rub the locals the wrong way. 

You can watch Doc Martin live on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Iowa PBS .1 or via our linear livestream



Trouble is lurking in Grantchester... how will everyone's favorite crime-solving duo fare? Get ready for a dramatic new season, beginning Sunday, July 9 at 8 p.m. on Iowa PBS .1 or via our linear livestream

Watch the preview for season 8 of Grantchester on Masterpiece:



Retired Detective Inspector Alex Ridley is called back to advise on a complex and compelling murder case by his replacement and former protege DI Carol Farman. 

You can watch Ridley on Sundays at 7 p.m. on Iowa PBS .1 or via our linear livestream. Catch up on episodes you missed with Iowa PBS Passport


DI Ray 

In this four-part drama, D.I. Ray goes on a journey that sees her uncover a complex web of deceit within organized crime. 

DI Ray airs on Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. on Iowa PBS .1 or via our linear livestream

Watch the preview: 


Before We Die 

Two mothers on opposite sides of the law battle to protect and avenge their sons. You can stream season 2 online or on the PBS app now.

Tune in to Before We Die on Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Iowa PBS .1 or via our linear livestream


Not dramatic enough? You can stream these shows in addition with Iowa PBS Passport. 

Endeavour on Masterpiece 

The final season of Endeavour has arrived and there are more mysteries to solve. Shaun Evans charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary Detective Constable Morse.

Watch Endeavour on Masterpiece from the beginning with Iowa PBS Passport. 


What To Do When Someone Dies 

Ellie’s husband is killed in a car crash, but a mysterious woman is also found dead in the car with him? Who is she and what was she doing with him?