KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
August 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
August 1 - Friday
8:00PM
'SoCal Connected' navigates the Los Angeles River to explore how restoration efforts are revitalizing the Elysian Valley.
8:30PM
Host James Doti talks with Pico Iyer, one of the most respected travel writers alive today.
9:00PM
The story of the fall of the Soviet Union as experienced by the Soviet people.
10:00PM
Noah and the MegaFauna showcases its eclectic sound, ranging from gypsy jazz to indie rock, in this raucous live performance on KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
This episode explores the hidden shorelines of Manhattan and travels high into the Rocky Mountains with stops in Denver, Portland, and Washington D.C.
August 2 - Saturday
8:00PM
Young Father Roland Eager acts as Father Brown's locum when he's immobilized with a broken leg.
9:00PM
A woman's confession to killing her husband proves problematic for DI Richard Poole and the team when they're unable to find the body.
10:00PM
Amjad is so embarrassed about being the gardener's son that he runs for building committee head to fire him.
10:30PM
Amjad gets kidnapped by two Palestinians who mistake his Israeli soldier costume for a military uniform.
August 3 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown helps a woman whose father is killed just weeks after her mother's death.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus are thrown into an emotionally-wrought case when a middle class couple's adopted child is kidnapped.
10:30PM
Laura and Rosemary are in the midst of restoring a spa's ornate water garden when the owner is murdered.
August 4 - Monday
8:00PM
DSI Sandra Pullman's professional and personal worlds collide when the team reopens a case originally investigated by her late fathers' colleague.
9:00PM
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully narrates a look at the 75-year history of Little League baseball.
10:00PM
After only a few short months as prime minister, Birgitte Nyborg has negotiated her first finance bill into place. But before the final ratification, several members of parliament withdraw their support.
August 5 - Tuesday
8:00PM
An investigation becomes more than personal for DI Richard Poole when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him.
9:00PM
Amjad forces his daughter Maya to play the violin so he could live vicariously through her.
9:23PM
Amjad is torn about whether to celebrate Israel's Independence Day or to mourn the Palestinian exodus.
10:00PM
The Grammy-winning band Quetzal adds a contemporary twist to traditional Mexican "son jarocho" music.
10:30PM
This episode takes a walking school bus from Berkeley to Atlanta, Calif. then makes an unforgettable stop at Disneyland.
August 6 - Wednesday
8:00PM
'SoCal Connected' visits The Last Bookstore, which has become a cornerstone for the downtown Los Angeles community.
8:30PM
This episode features author and illustrator Lynne Cherry's film series "Young Voices for the Planet" about young adults making positive environmental change.
9:00PM
This movie explores the Dead Sea's special relationship with the world; how it affects agriculture, health, industry, and even future peace in the Middle East.
10:00PM
Zay Harding travels across Northern France and Belgium, visiting key WWI locations on the Western front.
August 7 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa is green with envy when a glamorous divorcee storms into town, leaving the men slobbering.
9:00PM
'Artbound' explores the role of the prison industrial complex through the work of visual artists Sandow Birk, Alyse Emdur, and Richard Ross.
10:00PM
'Stand Up Planet' harnesses the universal power of comedy to change the conversation about global poverty.
August 8 - Friday
8:00PM
'SoCal Connected' visits The Last Bookstore, which has become a cornerstone for the downtown Los Angeles community.
8:30PM
Oscar nominee Karen Black sat down with director Russell Brown in February 2013 to share 40 years' worth of insight into the craft of acting.
10:00PM
The Grammy-winning band Quetzal adds a contemporary twist to traditional Mexican "son jarocho" music.
10:30PM
This episode takes a walking school bus from Berkeley to Atlanta, Calif. then makes an unforgettable stop at Disneyland.
August 9 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown helps a woman whose father is killed just weeks after her mother's death.
9:00PM
An investigation becomes more than personal for DI Richard Poole when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him.
10:00PM
Amjad forces his daughter Maya to play the violin so he could live vicariously through her.
10:23PM
Amjad is torn about whether to celebrate Israel's Independence Day or to mourn the Palestinian exodus.
August 10 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently-returned prisoner of war is accused of killing his tyrannical uncle.
9:00PM
Gently finds himself suspended from duty. Powerless, unprotected, and persecuted, he must confront his deepest fears and fight to the death.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura are working to restore lawns at an exclusive boarding school when a body turns up.
August 11 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian Lane engages in some dangerous mind games in a case that threatens to completely destabilize him.
9:00PM
Susan Sarandon narrates an exploration of the uniquely captivating High Line Park in New York City.
10:00PM
Both Birgitte and Katrine tackle dilemmas endemic to their professions: The PM has to decide which political ally to align itself with, while the journalist has to decide whether to pursue a story that puts her and her source's lives in danger.
August 12 - Tuesday
8:01PM
With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris, it's up to Dwayne and Fidel to investigate the murder of a local diver.
9:00PM
Amjad joins the civil guard to protect the neighborhood from a series of break-ins, but turns into the neighborhood menace instead.
9:24PM
Amjad decides to be a "metrosexual" until he discovers one of Bushra's patients is Husam, a childhood bully who's grown up to be as macho as they get.
10:00PM
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music.
10:30PM
August 13 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Could bugs be the solution to the world's food crisis? Reporter Derrick Shore explores why more people are turning to insects as a sustainable source of protein.
8:30PM
Distinguished meteorology professor Michael Mann talks about the politics of climate change and the impact it's had on science and policy.
9:00PM
Harrison Ford narrates a look at the life of naturalist, adventurer and conservationist Mardy Murie.
10:00PM
'Stand Up Planet' harnesses the universal power of comedy to change the conversation about global poverty.
August 14 - Thursday
8:01PM
It's taken three seasons, but Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date.
9:00PM
The episode profiles Shizu Saldamando, a visual artist whose work explores the punk rock Chicano/a subculture in Los Angeles.
10:00PM
The film explores the Estonian Song Festival through the eyes of the San Francisco-based Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir.
August 15 - Friday
8:00PM
Could bugs be the solution to the world's food crisis? Reporter Derrick Shore explores why more people are turning to insects as a sustainable source of protein.
8:30PM
The film takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight people who have made a life for themselves within the community of homelessness.
10:00PM
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music.
10:31PM
August 16 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently-returned prisoner of war is accused of killing his tyrannical uncle.
9:00PM
With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris, it's up to Dwayne and Fidel to investigate the murder of a local diver.
10:00PM
Amjad joins the civil guard to protect the neighborhood from a series of break-ins, but turns into the neighborhood menace instead.
10:23PM
Amjad decides to be a "metrosexual" until he discovers one of Bushra's patients is Husam, a childhood bully who's grown up to be as macho as they get.
August 17 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown must figure out who's sending poison pen letters framing his friend of murder.
9:00PM
Gently is disappointed to learn that Bacchus has resigned, but insists that he help investigate a death in police custody.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura get caught up in a professor's fight to stop developers from buying his land.
August 18 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian Lane struggles to control his urge to drink again. He finds refuge in a commune at the center of the team's investigation into a college student's death.
9:00PM
The film explores why Emperor Hirohito was never tried for war crimes that took place during World War II.
10:00PM
The introduction of a third strong female character causes the episode to address the show's central theme of gender equality head on.
August 19 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Richard sees the dark side of show business when a comeback concert ends in the most public of murders.
9:00PM
A war breaks in the south, ruining the idyll Amjad has reached with his neighbors.
9:26PM
Amjad's misguided attempt to overcome the stereotype that Arabs can't swim leads him to accidentally drown his swim instructor.
10:00PM
'Studio A' brings together a compilation of artists, including Chelsea Wolfe, Deap Vally, and Best Coast, performing live songs.
10:30PM
Some people walk on sidewalks, others prefer trails, but one man gets his thrill walking two miles high in the sky and freefalling to the ground.
August 20 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Nic Cha Kim takes you inside a one-of-a-kind desert ranch that's been transformed into an oasis of trees made from welded metal and glass bottles.
8:30PM
This episode investigates why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars.
9:00PM
This documentary reveals that the key to understanding our planet's climate future is hidden deep within the climate's distant past.
10:01PM
From orangutans in Borneo to chimps in Tanzania, Trekkers visit the last strongholds of rare and sometimes endangered primates.
August 21 - Thursday
8:01PM
News of Martin and Louisa's engagement spreads like wildfire -- like the outbreak of a respiratory infection in the village.
9:00PM
'Artbound's' second season debut examines SoCal art in a 29 Palms marine base, the San Luis Obipso mission, downtown L.A., and South L.A. hip hop culture.
10:00PM
A look at how a drab floodwall in Portsmouth, Ohio was turned into a vast display of public art.
August 22 - Friday
8:00PM
Nic Cha Kim takes you inside a one-of-a-kind desert ranch that's been transformed into an oasis of trees made from welded metal and glass bottles.
8:30PM
This doc highlights the vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in Indonesia.
9:00PM
An inside look at the Ralung Monastery, which lies hidden from the outside world, but is home to 20,000 monks, nuns, and trainees.
10:00PM
'Studio A' brings together a compilation of artists, including Chelsea Wolfe, Deap Vally, and Best Coast, performing live songs.
10:30PM
Some people walk on sidewalks, others prefer trails, but one man gets his thrill walking two miles high in the sky and freefalling to the ground.
August 23 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown must figure out who's sending poison pen letters framing his friend of murder.
9:00PM
Richard sees the dark side of show business when a comeback concert ends in the most public of murders.
10:03PM
A war breaks in the south, ruining the idyll Amjad has reached with his neighbors.
10:29PM
Amjad's misguided attempt to overcome the stereotype that Arabs can't swim leads him to accidentally drown his swim instructor.
August 24 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown's investigation into a race car driver's death infuriates Sullivan, who resolves to put an end to his meddling once and for all.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus investigate a young woman's murder after her body is washed up on the beach near the holiday camp where she worked.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura are restoring a churchyard for a Medieval festival when an unpopular villager is impaled by an arrow.
August 25 - Monday
8:00PM
Ministry of Defense spooks try to silence the UCOS team when they reinvestigate the death of a British soldier.
9:00PM
This program follows two American archaeologists to China as they visit the ancient city of Xi'a, home of the Terracotta Warriors.
10:00PM
As Birgitte becomes a better prime minister, she turns into a worse wife in her husband's eyes.
August 26 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Dwayne ends up embroiled in a murder investigation when a piece of incriminating evidence is found at the scene of the crime.
9:00PM
Amjad gets offered his very own TV show. The catch? He has to host it dressed as a rabbit.
9:30PM
The documentary takes viewers into the secret tunnels through which goods and people are smuggled between Gaza and Egypt to get around official checkpoints.
10:00PM
Over the last two years, this trio has become one of L.A.'s fastest rising bands, best known for their bare bones style and honest lyrics.
10:30PM
With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the series premiere offers a look at the changing landscape for pedestrians.
August 27 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Parking in Los Angeles has long been one of life's many challenges, but if you feel ticket fines are skyrocketing, you're not alone. Jennifer Sabih looks at how one group of concerned citizens are fighting to reform the city's parking policy.
8:30PM
This episode examines a new Swedish model for urban agriculture and the use of solar energy to power food production in the Himalayas.
9:00PM
Follow microbiologist Dr. Gary Strobel as he scours the world's forests for new natural medicines to combat diseases like cancer and malaria.
10:00PM
Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.
August 28 - Thursday
8:01PM
Martin and Louisa's wedding day is disastrous. The bridesmaid gets injured, the priest gets drunk, and the couple get cold feet.
9:00PM
This episode of 'Artbound' features Danny Heller's modern midcentury paintings, Tanya Aguiñiga's "performance crafting," and Shari Elf's Joshua Tree found art gallery.
10:00PM
Christopher Woon's documentary debut explores the intersection of rugged urban breakdancing and the traditional roots of Hmong culture.
August 29 - Friday
8:00PM
Parking in Los Angeles has long been one of life's many challenges, but if you feel ticket fines are skyrocketing, you're not alone. Jennifer Sabih looks at how one group of concerned citizens are fighting to reform the city's parking policy.
8:30PM
The documentary explores the growing problem of a soil-borne fungal disease in California and other western states.
9:00PM
This program spotlights one particular ingredient sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji market. Katsuobushi, which is shaved from rock-hard slabs of fermented fish, is the essence of umami.
9:30PM
The film explores the astonishing range of Anna Campbell Bliss' art, from small painterly and digitally based studies of color and light to architectural site commissions of immense scale.
10:00PM
Over the last two years, this trio has become one of L.A.'s fastest rising bands, best known for their bare bones style and honest lyrics.
10:30PM
With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the series premiere offers a look at the changing landscape for pedestrians.
August 30 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown's investigation into a race car driver's death infuriates Sullivan, who resolves to put an end to his meddling once and for all.
9:00PM
Dwayne ends up embroiled in a murder investigation when a piece of incriminating evidence is found at the scene of the crime.
10:00PM
Amjad gets offered his very own TV show. The catch? He has to host it dressed as a rabbit.
10:30PM
The documentary takes viewers into the secret tunnels through which goods and people are smuggled between Gaza and Egypt to get around official checkpoints.
August 31 - Sunday
8:00PM
When a dishonorable man is bludgeoned to death with a hammer, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is hanged.
9:00PM
When a man is beaten to death in a Turkish bath, suspicion falls on a mentally unstable ex-soldier.
10:30PM
When Rosemary and Laura are hired to restore a walled garden, a body is found in a nearby river.