KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
November 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
November 1 - Saturday
8:00PM
After a murder at a charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge, but Father Brown is determined to prove his innocence.
9:00PM
Detective Inspector Richard Poole is murdered at his college reunion and the replacement DI must step in to solve the sensitive case.
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.
November 2 - Sunday
8:00PM
Mayor William Knight is electrocuted by a microphone at the annual village fundraiser.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus hunt for the murderer of a young woman whose body is discovered at a local church.
10:30PM
Competition brings out the worst in the people of Rowfield leading up to the annual gardening contest.
November 3 - Monday
8:00PM
The team reinvestigates the death of a wealthy financier when a psychic tells the dead man's daughter that she needs to resolve some unfinished business on her father's behalf.
9:00PM
This is a portrait of the Nez Perce tribe and a charismatic Navajo horseman whose fates intersect to re-invent a legendary horse culture.
10:00PM
Just as Birgitte's new government is getting back on track after the Green Party's exit, internal strife erupts among coalition partners.
November 4 - Tuesday
8:00PM
It's the last week of school and Martin is determined to end his time there with a bang.
8:30PM
It's the day of the custody hearing and everyone thinks the outcome is a foregone conclusion: Marcus has already packed his bags, and best pal Chris isn't exactly helping Tim feel confident about his chances.
9:00PM
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the L'Hotel in Paris and more sexy hotels and hideaways are explored.
10:00PM
East L.A. band Chicano Batman brings their feel-good fusion of funk, R&B, Latin soul, cumbia, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop to KCET's 'Studio A.'
November 5 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Almonds are one of the thirstiest crops in California, requiring approximately one gallon of water to produce just one almond.
8:30PM
The new Indonesian law may open the world's largest coastline to commercial development. At stake -- fragile coastal ecosystems and the lives and livelihood of the people who depend on them.
9:00PM
An honest look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on the West Point Class of 1967.
10:30PM
Navajo veterans of Canyon de Chelly, Ariz. served in WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, but their courage in battle has not protected them from the formidable challenges facing them when they return home.
November 6 - Thursday
8:00PM
Dr. Martin Ellingham struggles to come to terms with fatherhood as his life changes dramatically. Season 5 premiere.
9:00PM
We visit the Zorthian Ranch artist community in Altadena and view some of the current art installations at LAX airport in this episode.
10:00PM
This episode explores the hidden shorelines of Manhattan and travels high into the Rocky Mountains with stops in Denver, Portland, and Washington D.C.
10:30PM
Lake Superior, the world's largest lake, supports thousands of residents along its forested shores.
November 7 - Friday
8:00PM
Almonds are one of the thirstiest crops in California, requiring approximately one gallon of water to produce just one almond.
9:00PM
Our train journey takes you to Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest lake.
10:00PM
East L.A. band Chicano Batman brings their feel-good fusion of funk, R&B, Latin soul, cumbia, bossa nova, psychedelia, and pop to KCET's 'Studio A.'
November 8 - Saturday
8:00PM
Mayor William Knight is electrocuted by a microphone at the annual village fundraiser.
9:00PM
Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman and his team are perplexed by the seemingly random killing of a stand-in on a film set.
10:00PM
Amjad forces his daughter Maya to play the violin so he could live vicariously through her.
10:30PM
Amjad is torn about whether to celebrate Israel's Independence Day or to mourn the Palestinian exodus.
November 9 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown decides to transport a priceless holy relic to safety, risking his career in the process.
9:00PM
Gently uncovers a turf war between rival gangs while investigating the death of a young civil servant.
10:30PM
Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott investigate the murder of a pregnant girl made to resemble a suicide.
November 10 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian reinvestigates the death of a professor who fell from the roof of his college three years ago.
9:00PM
Recounts the story of two American medics from the 101st Airborne who parachuted into Normandy.
10:00PM
Just as opinion polls indicate Birgitte may lose the next election, financier Joachim Crohne emerges with an idea that could save her political career.
November 11 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Ireland have qualified for the World Cup, but it clashes with the Moones' holiday plans.
8:30PM
Marcus runs for school president, but is facing competition from a new boy at school, Nick. Tim and Chris perform surveillance on Nick and discover that he is paying off the school's new headmaster. Despite having the leverage he needs, Marcus forfeits his nomination. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Portis have trouble reconnecting, and Tim attempts to keep them apart so he could win Caitlin's affections.
9:00PM
The beautiful Ashford Castle, the Belfast Europa and the Clarence Hotel in Dublin are visited.
10:00PM
It's a throwback session from the KCET archives. Soul songstress Roberta Flack stopped by the KCET studios for this intimate session from the 1970s, showcasing her versatile vocals influenced by jazz, gospel and R&B.
November 12 - Wednesday
8:30PM
Two iconic American rivers are under threat. The Colorado River, a lifeline for the expanding population of seven US and two Mexican states, faces an increasing demand for water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture, and energy generation. Yet the Colorado already runs dry before reaching its natural end at the Gulf of California. Jamie Redford and Mark Decena discuss their new film Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West, which explores sustainable solutions to help address this pressing problem. The Potomac provides water for 4 million people in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Once so polluted that it was called a "national disgrace," the river made a dramatic comeback over the years. But now it tops the 2012 list of America's Most Endangered Rivers. Pollution is a growing concern and may be a reason why the majority of male bass in the river now exhibit female traits such as egg production. Alexandra Cousteau discusses her film The Nation's River, which looks at the state
9:00PM
The documentary highlights the importance of the rule of law by profiling attorney Beatrice Mtetwa's work as a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe.
10:00PM
Megan sets out in the footsteps of famous mariners and treasure hunting pirates of the Caribbean.
November 13 - Thursday
8:00PM
Determined to get to grips with fatherhood, Martin asks Louisa to move into his house.
10:00PM
This episode takes a walking school bus from Berkeley to Atlanta, Calif. then makes an unforgettable stop at Disneyland.
10:30PM
Nicaragua promotes its diversity of cultures, Spanish colonial heritage and natural wonders.
November 14 - Friday
8:30PM
Two iconic American rivers are under threat. The Colorado River, a lifeline for the expanding population of seven US and two Mexican states, faces an increasing demand for water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture, and energy generation. Yet the Colorado already runs dry before reaching its natural end at the Gulf of California. Jamie Redford and Mark Decena discuss their new film Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West, which explores sustainable solutions to help address this pressing problem. The Potomac provides water for 4 million people in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Once so polluted that it was called a "national disgrace," the river made a dramatic comeback over the years. But now it tops the 2012 list of America's Most Endangered Rivers. Pollution is a growing concern and may be a reason why the majority of male bass in the river now exhibit female traits such as egg production. Alexandra Cousteau discusses her film The Nation's River, which looks at the state
9:00PM
The film, narrated by actress Parker Posey, offers an intimate portrait of the 300-year-old custom Grab Day in the villages of New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo tribe.
10:00PM
It's a throwback session from the KCET archives. Soul songstress Roberta Flack stopped by the KCET studios for this intimate session from the 1970s, showcasing her versatile vocals influenced by jazz, gospel and R&B.
November 15 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown decides to transport a priceless holy relic to safety, risking his career in the process.
9:00PM
The murder of a local gigolo brings DI Goodman and his team into contact with Saint-Marie's social elite.
10:00PM
Amjad joins the civil guard to protect the neighborhood from a series of break-ins, but turns into the neighborhood menace instead.
10:30PM
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.
November 16 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown investigates the disappearance of a parishioner who believed she was being haunted by her missing sister.
9:00PM
An employee at the local mill is found hanged after an apparent suicide, but the lack of a farewell note makes Gently and Bacchus suspect that he was murdered.
10:30PM
Rachel successfully traps the murderer of housewife, but gets an unexpected and grisly bonus.
November 17 - Monday
8:00PM
After being released from jail, a notorious pedophile admits to abducting and murdering a child 25 years ago.
9:00PM
The life and career of Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the "father of electrical engineering," is traced
10:00PM
The eyes of the world are on Copenhagen and Birgitte Nyborg as peace talks draw near between North and South Kharun.
November 18 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin promptly falls in love with his art teacher, Miss Tivnan, during his first day of school.
8:30PM
Tim is assigned to look after Elaine (Anna Skellern), a woman on a witness protection scheme who was exposed by The Examiner. She quickly seduces Tim. Realizing Tim is not his usual self, Judith, Chris, Owen and The Examiner work together to stop Elaine. Eventually, Caitlin convinces Tim that Elaine is crazy. Meanwhile, Marcus tries to learn how to ride a bicycle in order to beat Nick, but it does not come according to plan.
9:00PM
The Hotel de Paris in Monaco on the French Riviera and the Hotel Byblos in St Tropez are explored.
10:00PM
Beachy rockers Best Coast deliver reverb-drenched guitar, Laurel Canyon strums, and subtle country edge to KCET's 'Studio A.'
November 19 - Wednesday
8:30PM
The future ? Swedish style. Stockholm's Royal Seaport, a rundown district in Sweden's capital, is set to become a model of energy efficiency. Plantagon, a leader in vertical urban agriculture, has an answer to feeding the mega cities of tomorrow -- urban skyscraper farms. The Stockholm eatery Nyagatan, cuts carbon emissions by going local and organic. Solvatten, a Swedish water purification system that uses sunlight is now being used around the world. Protrack Episode Number: 54
9:00PM
IDLE THREAT is a lively look at Wall Street banker George Pakenham’ s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about automobile idling’s impact in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, and in the process gains world-wide recognition.
10:04PM
The favorite places of great artists like Renoir and Picasso are explored along the French Riviera.
November 20 - Thursday
8:00PM
Tempers are frayed as Martin and Louisa try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby.
9:00PM
'Artbound' ventures from Lincoln Heights to San Bernardino to explore the art of communities East of Los Angeles.
10:00PM
This episode features the ongoing transformation of Santa Monica into a haven for walkers and bike-riders; Minneapolis as the twelth "most walkable" large city in the U.S.; a walk around the Cleveland Zoo; the story of a stroke victim who recovered her ability to walk; and New York City's MoonWalk maraton and half-marathon power walks.
10:30PM
The carnival in Recife, Brazil's fifth largest city, features joyous parades, dances and costumes.
November 21 - Friday
8:30PM
The future ? Swedish style. Stockholm's Royal Seaport, a rundown district in Sweden's capital, is set to become a model of energy efficiency. Plantagon, a leader in vertical urban agriculture, has an answer to feeding the mega cities of tomorrow -- urban skyscraper farms. The Stockholm eatery Nyagatan, cuts carbon emissions by going local and organic. Solvatten, a Swedish water purification system that uses sunlight is now being used around the world. Protrack Episode Number: 54
9:00PM
The efforts of contemporary Native performers to recast themselves in the 21st century are examined.
10:00PM
Beachy rockers Best Coast deliver reverb-drenched guitar, Laurel Canyon strums, and subtle country edge to KCET's 'Studio A.'
November 22 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown investigates the disappearance of a parishioner who believed she was being haunted by her missing sister.
9:00PM
DI Goodman and his team get a taste of the jet-setting life of airline pilots and cabin crew when a stewardess is discovered poisoned in her hotel bedroom.
10:00PM
A war breaks in the south, ruining the idyll Amjad has reached with his neighbors.
10:30PM
Amjad's misguided attempt to overcome the stereotype that Arabs can't swim leads him to accidentally drown his swim instructor.
November 23 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown investigates the passing of an ex-serviceman who drops dead in the street.
9:00PM
When a young woman's body is discovered, Gently and Bacchus find themselves investigating a family with unimaginable secrets.
10:30PM
Rachel investigates when a drug addict who was thought to be dead is brought in for questioning.
November 24 - Monday
8:00PM
A sexual assault at a pastry shop reopens an investigation on two unsolved rapes that occurred 10 years ago at a chocolate factory.
10:00PM
Laura's illness has worsened over the past few months, and Birgitte now feels terrible about failing to recognize it.
November 25 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin and Padraic build a raft and plan to sail it into town, but it's too cold when they finish.
8:30PM
By orders of Marcus' school, Tim is forced to send his son to his work place, even though he would be fired for revealing his true profession to anybody. Tim makes every effort possible to hide the building's true purpose, though this eventually gets him into trouble when an MI6 agent arrests the two, convinced they are enemy Russian spies.
9:00PM
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. midwest.
10:00PM
Brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei are the force behind punkish rockers The Bots, who perform a high amplitude set on KCET's 'Studio A.'
November 26 - Wednesday
8:30PM
Between 70-210 million gallons of waste oil are illegally dumped at sea by commercial ships each year. In fish, marine oil pollution is linked to cancers, tumors, reduced growth rates, genetic side effects, and death. It is also toxic to seabirds and marine mammals including whales, sea otters, and dolphins. The new film "Oil in Our Waters" exposes this practice. Film director Micah Fink shares his findings with Earth Focus and explains new ways citizens can now help stop illegal oil dumping. An Earth Focus special report produced in collaboration with Common Good Productions and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
9:00PM
Featuring never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, the filmmakers tell the little-known story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film is a unique portrait of Senator Kennedy in action at an important moment in American and South African history. The five-day visit includes his famous “Day of Affirmation” speech at the University of Cape Town. The speech is generally considered to be the greatest speech of Robert Kennedy’s career. One paragraph, featuring the “ripple of hope”, is among the most quoted in American politics and appears on Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery
November 27 - Thursday
November 28 - Friday
8:30PM
Between 70-210 million gallons of waste oil are illegally dumped at sea by commercial ships each year. In fish, marine oil pollution is linked to cancers, tumors, reduced growth rates, genetic side effects, and death. It is also toxic to seabirds and marine mammals including whales, sea otters, and dolphins. The new film "Oil in Our Waters" exposes this practice. Film director Micah Fink shares his findings with Earth Focus and explains new ways citizens can now help stop illegal oil dumping. An Earth Focus special report produced in collaboration with Common Good Productions and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
9:00PM
This award-winning documentary makes extensive use of Sitting Bull's own words, giving the viewer an intimate portrait of one of America's most legendary, yet least known, figures.
10:00PM
Brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei are the force behind punkish rockers The Bots, who perform a high amplitude set on KCET's 'Studio A.'
November 29 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown investigates the passing of an ex-serviceman who drops dead in the street.
9:00PM
DI Goodman and his team are drawn into the world of politics when Saint-Marie's scandalized commerce minister is discovered dead.
10:00PM
Amjad gets offered his very own TV show. The catch? He has to host it dressed as a rabbit.
10:30PM
Six dedicated activists who fight for environmental justice in their communities are showcased.
November 30 - Sunday
8:00PM
The public opening of Pryde Castle ends when guide Audrey Diggle is struck and killed by an arrow.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus find themselves in the midst of a social and sexual rebellion when looking into the death of an academic.
10:30PM
Porn actress Vicky Birkinshaw is arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband.