KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
October 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
October 1 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This episode explores topics ranging from the overmedication of senior citizens to the new phenomenon of lawn painting.
8:30PM
This episode explores how farming can provide both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
9:00PM
One in 10 adults in the Western world takes antidepressants. Could there be a link between taking prescription drugs and resorting to violence?
10:00PM
Brianna Barnes travels to Honduras and El Salvador, two of Central America's least known, but most rewarding destinations.
October 2 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin applies for a job in London and is appalled to discover that Louisa is interviewing for her former teaching job.
9:00PM
To commemorate KCET's 50th anniversary, 'Artbound' dives into the vaults to uncover groundbreaking arts programming that aired during the 1980s and 1990s.
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
With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the series premiere offers a look at the changing landscape for pedestrians.
10:30PM
David visits the last vestiges of the once-mighty Dutch empire in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.
October 3 - Friday
8:00PM
This episode explores topics ranging from the overmedication of senior citizens to the new phenomenon of lawn painting.
8:30PM
This episode explores how farming can provide both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
9:00PM
The show spotlights Japan's "bento" lunchboxes, which are gaining fans all over the world.
10:00PM
Once the frontman for Brazil's popular rock group Los Hermanos, troubadour Rodrigo Amarante performs a stripped-down, solo set of his ballads.
10:30PM
Johnny Martinez was known as the Godfather of Salsa in Los Angeles, but his influence spanned worldwide.
October 4 - Saturday
8:00PM
Lady Felicia is mortified to find an injured man wearing nothing but underwear stuck in a tree on her estate.
9:00PM
Camille's best friend, a singer at a local Caribbean party boat, collapses mid-set and dies in her arms after being poisoned.
10:00PM
Amjad interviews the leader of a new political party who's advocating for a repartitioning of Israel between Jews and Arabs.
10:30PM
When Bushra honks at a car that's blocking them in traffic, Amjad fears for the worst once he realizes it belongs to one of the village criminals.
October 5 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown fears that Susie's life may be in danger after she unexpectedly leaves the group with Church of Apollo members.
9:00PM
Chief inspector George Gently takes on one last case before retiring.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura discover during a gardening gig that roses aren't the only things dying at Stagford Lodge Preparatory School.
October 6 - Monday
8:00PM
The religious conversion of a former call girl finds UCOS reopening the death of a well-known timeshare magnate.
9:02PM
"Cubamerican" is the stirring story of how the Cuban Revolution shattered the Cuban family.
October 7 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Steve Coogan guest stars as a sleazy fish factory owner who might fund mama Moone's political campaign to support an underdog's bid for the Irish presidency.
8:30PM
It's Tim's first day at MI5 and after receiving his retina scan, it becomes abundantly clear that this is no ordinary workplace and that The Examiner is no ordinary boss.
9:00PM
The actor tours The Dorchester in London, where Britt Ekland shares memories of falling in love with Peter Sellers there in 1964.
10:00PM
Korean-American folk rock band Run River North brings its soft vocals and foot-stomping guitar to 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
KCET debuts its new original world music video series that traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent.
October 8 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This episode explores homelessness in L.A., profiles master ceramist Harrison McIntosh, and explores 'geographies of detention.'
8:30PM
A look at the award winning film 'Arise!', which documents the intellectual and spiritual insights that women from around the world bring to solving today's environmental challenges.
9:00PM
Seen from the perspective of two young boys, this moving film explores the experiences of children growing up in an area of major conflict near Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
10:00PM
Justine Shapiro travels to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin -- the lands of clear lakes, scenic mountains, Harley Davidsons, and the world's first McDonald's.
October 9 - Thursday
8:00PM
On the train ride back from a job interview in London, one of Martin's patients dies in the next seat.
9:00PM
The episode profiles artist Jaime "Germs" Zacarias, whose signature tentacle-filled work is inspired by religious iconography and lucha libre.
10:00PM
This episode takes a look at the Los Angeles-wide biking/walking extravaganza Ciclavia and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace.
10:30PM
The episode explores the region of Brazil known as Reconcavo, which supports a distinct culture and heritage.
October 10 - Friday
8:00PM
This episode explores homelessness in L.A., profiles master ceramist Harrison McIntosh, and explores 'geographies of detention.'
8:30PM
A look at the award winning film 'Arise!', which documents the intellectual and spiritual insights that women from around the world bring to solving today's environmental challenges.
9:00PM
The film explores one of the continent's most diverse biological treasures, the amazing watery world of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.
10:00PM
Korean-American folk rock band Run River North brings its soft vocals and foot-stomping guitar to 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
KCET debuts its new original world music video series that traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent.
October 11 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown fears that Susie's life may be in danger after she unexpectedly leaves the group with Church of Apollo members.
9:00PM
When a wheelchair-bound tourist is found strangled in her villa, DI Richard Poole initially suspects that it's the result of a robbery gone wrong.
10:00PM
When Amal asks to meet Meir's parents, she hires actors to play the role of a left-wing mom and dad.
10:30PM
Bushra and Amjad want to give birth before the Chens as the first baby born on Independence Day will receive a million NIS.
October 12 - Sunday
8:00PM
Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned minutes before taking her final vows to become a nun.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus discover a burning body near the Royal Air Force base.
10:30PM
The ladies find murder and mystery in the cut-throat world of TV, on a garden makeover show set.
October 13 - Monday
8:00PM
The team reinvestigates the disappearance of two young political activists.
9:00PM
Females comprise 40 percent of all athletes in the U.S., yet women's sports receive only 4 percent of all sports-related media coverage.
10:00PM
The episode reveals intimate details about Troels, Katrine, and Kasper before ending in one of the show's most suspenseful cliffhangers to date.
October 14 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin demolishes part of his garden wall to shorten his commute to school, infuriating his mother who's trying to launch her new weight-loss business from the garden workshop.
8:30PM
Tim learns how to hack computers at work and lowers Marcus' straight As.
9:00PM
The actor visits Chateau Marmont, where Jean Harlow and Clark Gable carried out a torrid affair, and talks to former madam Heidi Fleiss about celebrity sex scandals.
10:00PM
Surf-punk trio Tijuana Panthers got its start at Long Beach backyard parties, but has evolved into an upstart act that distills various eras of California rock 'n' roll into a unified powerhouse sound.
10:30PM
KCET's newest original series features music videos from Trinidadian steel pan player Fimber Bravo, Spanish indie pop group La Bien Querida, and U.K. R&B musician Segilola.
October 15 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This special election edition of 'SoCal Connected' will help sort through the pros and cons of each of the major propositions on the ballot with help from experts who've been tracking the battles.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines how the New Jersey town of Toms River fought back to save its drinking water from toxic waste dumping.
9:00PM
"Stranded" is the tale of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crash-landed in a desolate glacial valley high in the Andes mountains.
October 16 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa hires a midwife and surprise, surprise -- Martin and her don't exactly see eye-to-eye when it comes to baby care.
9:00PM
'Artbound' profiles Ana Serrano, who constructs cardboard pieces based on her cultural explorations around Los Angeles.
10:00PM
We venture back in time and across the continent when the walking revolution spread from New York City to Portland to the trails of Orange County.
10:30PM
The episode explores Bogota's mass transit system and the history of the world's most popular beverage.
October 17 - Friday
8:00PM
This special election edition of 'SoCal Connected' will help sort through the pros and cons of each of the major propositions on the ballot with help from experts who've been tracking the battles.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines how the New Jersey town of Toms River fought back to save its drinking water from toxic waste dumping.
9:00PM
The documentary tells stories about real people solving their water blues with green solutions in four cities across the country.
10:00PM
Surf-punk trio Tijuana Panthers got its start at Long Beach backyard parties, but has evolved into an upstart act that distills various eras of California rock 'n' roll into a unified powerhouse sound.
10:30PM
KCET's newest original series features music videos from Trinidadian steel pan player Fimber Bravo, Spanish indie pop group La Bien Querida, and U.K. R&B musician Segilola.
October 18 - Saturday
8:00PM
Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned minutes before taking her final vows to become a nun.
9:00PM
The team is concerned by Richard's casual attitude to an approaching hurricane.
10:00PM
Shocked by the superior quality of the shower at his Jewish friend Meir's house, Amjad storms city hall demanding "equal water pressure for Jews and Arabs."
10:30PM
Amjad goes out of his way to carefully plan the Alian family's move into their new apartment in a Jewish neighborhood, but anything that can go wrong, goes wrong.
October 19 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown joins the search when a girl who's believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus investigate whether anti-German sentiments were a motive for a wealthy businessman's murder.
10:30PM
The ladies' work preparing a garden on the coast of Italy is interrupted by a growing body count.
October 20 - Monday
8:00PM
This doc celebrating half a century of groundbreaking programming features interviews with the important voices of KCET's past and present, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, journalist Bill Moyers, and political strategist Kerman Maddox.
9:03PM
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully narrates a look at the 75-year history of Little League baseball.
10:02PM
An old power player flings himself back in the game, increasing the number of potential political casualties with one fell swoop.
October 21 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin's uncle arrives for an unexpected visit after a long absence and insists on telling him about the birds and the bees.
8:30PM
When Marcus forbids Tim from joining his book club until he can demonstrate greater cultural awareness, he turns to Caitlin for help.
9:00PM
Grant checks into Paris' Le Meurice, where Salvador Dali visited annually for three decades, and meets the surrealist artist's muse, Amanda Lear.
10:00PM
Channeling titans of rock and riot grrrl punk, power duo Deap Vally unleashes bombastic drumming and heavy guitar riffs in KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
This episode features music videos from Berlin-based pop band OY, Brazilian indie musician Nobat, and electronic artist A Thousand Years.
October 22 - Wednesday
8:00PM
"SoCal Connected" explores the culture of comic book conventions and the growing number of harassment cases of women dressed in costume.
8:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., on not only bees, but also other species of wildlife.
9:00PM
The documentary offers a sober look at the untold human and environmental costs associated with developing the Keystone Pipeline in Canada.
10:00PM
This doc celebrating half a century of groundbreaking programming features interviews with the important voices of KCET's past and present, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, journalist Bill Moyers, and political strategist Kerman Maddox.
October 23 - Thursday
8:01PM
Martin attends to a bloodied victim of an accident without hesitation. Could his debilitating phobia finally be cured?
9:00PM
Former "Warhol superstar" Mary Woronov reflects on the L.A. arts scene of the 60s, and how it contributed to a renewed cultural arts movement in the 90s.
10:00PM
This episode features city hill walks in San Francisco, visits Ocean View Farms in west L.A., and profiles animator Bill Plympton.
10:30PM
The product of earthquakes, the mighty Sierra Nevada mountain range influences much of California's weather and produces most if its water.
October 24 - Friday
8:00PM
"SoCal Connected" explores the culture of comic book conventions and the growing number of harassment cases of women dressed in costume.
8:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., on not only bees, but also other species of wildlife.
8:57PM
This doc celebrating half a century of groundbreaking programming features interviews with the important voices of KCET's past and present, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, journalist Bill Moyers, and political strategist Kerman Maddox.
10:00PM
Channeling titans of rock and riot grrrl punk, power duo Deap Vally unleashes bombastic drumming and heavy guitar riffs in KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
This episode features music videos from Berlin-based pop band OY, Brazilian indie musician Nobat, and electronic artist A Thousand Years.
October 25 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown joins the search when a girl who's believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight.
9:00PM
DI Richard Poole and the team investigate the murder of a philanthropist during a bloody charity ball and find themselves up against their most elusive opponent to date.
10:00PM
When the neighbors' dogs bark relentlessly any time Amjad enters or leaves the building, he suspects it's because they dislike Arabs.
10:30PM
Amjad decides to purchase sexy lingerie for Bushra at a women's underwear store. His plan backfires and he's suspected of being an "Arab pervert."
October 26 - Sunday
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
When an elderly man is killed in his dilapidated mansion, Gently and Bacchus dig deeper into the history of the former children's home.
10:30PM
Laura gets the shock of her life when she hears that Rosemary has been shot dead, only to discover that the body was misidentified.
October 27 - Monday
8:00PM
This doc celebrating half a century of groundbreaking programming features interviews with the important voices of KCET's past and present, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, journalist Bill Moyers, and political strategist Kerman Maddox.
9:03PM
An unlikely friendship transformed Bill Sackter into a national hero for people with disabilities.
10:00PM
Yet another cabinet shakeup makes Birgitte realize that her motivations for taking office are no longer reflected in her political policy.
October 28 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin decides to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of very cool, but very corrupt young Catholics.
8:30PM
Senior MI5 management have decided to introduce random drug testing and The Examiner, it transpires, has something of a soft spot for substances of the illegal variety.
9:00PM
Richard talks to a celebrity wedding planner at the Hotel Bel-Air who organized nuptials for stars like Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani, and chats with KISS bassist Gene Simmons.
10:00PM
Pairing deft guitar with lithe falsetto, Moses Sumney performs his soulful folk on 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you.
October 29 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Conor Knighton explores how the Endeavour's payload bay doors are being opened, providing visitors a rare inside look at the space shuttle.
8:30PM
This report uncovers allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated by a Canadian company that's the world's largest gold producer.
9:00PM
In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old journalist Radha Bedi traveled to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there.
10:00PM
This doc celebrating half a century of groundbreaking programming features interviews with the important voices of KCET's past and present, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, journalist Bill Moyers, and political strategist Kerman Maddox.
October 30 - Thursday
8:00PM
It's Martin's last day in Portwenn, but Louisa's pregnancy and a medical emergency force him to second-guess his decision to leave.
9:00PM
Echo Park institute Machine Project invited and filmed more than 20 artists creating performances that respond to notable architectural sites in L.A.
10:00PM
The episode begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides across America from Austin to Atlanta.
10:30PM
Vast sand dunes, some the size of small mountains, line long stretches of Brazil's northeast coast.
October 31 - Friday
8:00PM
Conor Knighton explores how the Endeavour's payload bay doors are being opened, providing visitors a rare inside look at the space shuttle.
8:30PM
This report uncovers allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated by a Canadian company that's the world's largest gold producer.
9:00PM
The role of urban agriculture America and its potential for revitalizing cities is examined.
10:00PM
Pairing deft guitar with lithe falsetto, Moses Sumney performs his soulful folk on 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you.