Rediscover Old Hollywood and Solve Mysteries with Two New Series on KCET



Los Angeles - March 5, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, invites viewers to tune-in to relive the Golden Age of Hollywood and meet the original artists from the silver screen. Then, take on a dangerous world with an upstanding detective in 1960s Britain. 


On Saturday, March 10 at 10 p.m., don't miss the launch of Classic Cool™ Theater, the first show to air from KCET's unique partnership with Eyetronics Media & Studios. Kicking off the series is Frank Capra's 1941 Academy Award Nominated film and all time Classic "Meet John Doe" starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. Classic Cool Theater is a weekly 120-minute series, which will include a package of the following attractions:


  • A Classic Cartoon; a selection of the best of Hollywood classic Cartoons from the 30s, 40s and 50s. 
  • A Feature Film; with themes such as Romance, Film Noir, Musicals, Adventures, Westerns, Horror ...including a selection of their original trailers.
  • A Newsreel; which will include celebrities, politics, sports and important events of the year the movie was released.
  • A musical short featuring timeless artists like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, The Big Bands, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jr, The Andrew Sisters, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Elvis Presley, The Platters, and many more surprises.

Classic Cool, because Cool is timeless!


Debuting on Sunday, March 11 at 9 p.m. is Inspector George Gently, an intriguing British mystery series.


Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) stars as Commander George Gently - an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London's Scotland Yard to England's North Country in the mid-1960's. Gently's reputation for honesty and relentlessness make him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals. But he finds an odd ally in John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby) - an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures. Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun runners, and more. Gently is about to discover a whole new world of murder and intrigue in 1960s Britain, a place where everything is about to change, but the past is always present. 

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