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The Audio Description Project

Partial List of Audio Described Shows on PBS

This listing consists of two parts:

Broadcast Listing

NOTE:  We are unable to provide an accurate listing of PBS described shows because PBS does not publish such a listing, AND the schedule varies by your location.  We suggest that tvlistings.zap2it.com may be a helpful resource for finding described shows on PBS in your area.  Look for the "DVS" notation in the show details.

The following list was originally compiled on October 1, 2015, and updated periodically since then.  Some of the programs may no longer be airing, and we are certainly missing many.  Please contribute what you can via the Webmaster link at the bottom of this page.

PRIMETIME/GENERAL SHOWS CHILDREN'S SHOWS
A Taste of History
All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece
America's Heartland
American Experience
American Masters
Animals With Cameras: A Nature Miniseries
Around the World in 80 Days on Masterpiece
Baptiste on Masterpiece (added Nov '21)
The Beauty of Oil Painting With Gary and Kathwren Jenkins
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Blackout: American Experience
Citizen Hearst: An American Experience Special
Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique
Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup
Eyes on the Prize
The Farm With Ian Knauer
Frontline
Globe Trekker
Guilt on Masterpiece (first Masterpiece series to have AD on-demand; added Sep '21)
Grantchester on Masterpiece
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Hometime
Independent Lens
Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece
Jackie Robinson
Jazzy Vegetarian
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope
Ken Burns' Country Music
Knitting Daily
Masterpiece Mystery
Nature (some)
NOVA
The Perfect Crime
POV (restarted with AD Jul '21)
POV Shorts (AD most likely started with season 4; added Sep '21)
Poldark on Masterpiece
Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece
Prohibition
Quilting Arts
Roadtrip Nation
Secrets of the Dead
Simply Ming
Taste This!
The Himalaya Connection
The Travel Detective
Victory Garden's edibleFeast
Walt Disney: American Experience
Wolf Hall on Masterpiece
1001 Nights
Alma's Way
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
Arthur
Bob the Builder
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Curious George
Cyberchase
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Dinosaur Train
Donkey Hodie
Elinor Wonders Why
Hands On Crafts for Kids
Hero Elementary
Let's Go Luna!
Martha Speaks
Maya & Miguel
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Molly of Denali
Nature Cat
Odd Squad
Odd Squad: Against the Odds
Peg + Cat
Pinkalicious & Peterrific
Ready Jet Go!
SciGirls
Sesame Street
Sid the Science Kid
Splash and Bubbles
Super WHY!
Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure
Travel With Kids
WordGirl
WordWorld
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Streaming Listing

PBS Audio Described Titles Available On-Demand via PBS.org Web Player
(Best Effort Compilation, Updated Mar 1)

Note: Entries with the expired designation may become available again in the future.  Entries with the Passport sign-in required designation are only available to members with said benefit—please consult this PBS support article to learn more about PBS Passport.

Programs with Audio Description through a secondary audio track

When you click through to PBS for any of the described programs below, click the earphone link in the PBS player and select English AD.  Screen-reader users activate the "Audio Track" menu-button and check the "English AD Descriptions" radio-menu-item.  In addition to the PBS.org web player linked to below, PBS has a list of other players which supports multiple audio tracks, including the PBS app on Apple TV, iOS, and Roku.  Please consult the "PBS Player Support for Multiple Audio Tracks" for other supported PBS players.

Programs with Audio Description as separate video

See our full described TV shows listing.