KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
May 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
May 1 - Friday
9:05PM
War, Los Lonely Boys, and two California native bands -- Tierra and Malo -- will be coming together this Memorial Day weekend for one rockin' concert at the Greek Theatre.
10:30PM
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
May 2 - Saturday
8:05PM
War, Los Lonely Boys, and two California native bands -- Tierra and Malo -- will be coming together this Memorial Day weekend for one rockin' concert at the Greek Theatre.
9:35PM
War, Los Lonely Boys, and two California native bands -- Tierra and Malo -- will be coming together this Memorial Day weekend for one rockin' concert at the Greek Theatre.
May 3 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown's old friend mysteriously disappears, sending the priest and Sid on a mission to uncover a mythical rosary.
9:00PM
Respected surgeon Dan Marsden is shot dead days before his retirement and his teenage daughters, Mira and Karen, are abducted.
10:30PM
Gill lets slip that Janet was first choice for the sergeant's job, leaving Rachel floored. Janet is later baffled by Rachel pulling rank.
May 4 - Monday
8:00PM
After an 80-year-old woman suffering from dementia walks into a South London police station to report a murder, the team soon finds itself investigating the disappearance of a police officer.
9:00PM
When an unconscious baby is admitted to the hospital, the staff is concerned that his injuries don't match his parents' explanations.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg must appoint a new EU commissioner and her old mentor, Bent Sejrø, is the obvious candidate.
May 5 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The episode explores art along the U.S.-Mexico border, including Paul Turounet's photographs of undocumented border-crossers printed on metal.
9:00PM
Grammy award-winning producer Daniel Lanois brings his studio to the stage, performing grand piano, steel guitar, and a full band setup.
10:00PM
This episode entwines music videos from Finnish-French group The Do, Swedish indie singer Mariam the Believer, and Chilean hip hop artist Ana Tijoux.
10:30PM
When rock star Stewart Copeland wants to relax, he gathers his buddies and takes to the bike path in Santa Monica. But when it comes to upper body exercise, he dances to the beat of his own drum.
May 6 - Wednesday
8:00PM
"SoCal Connected" steps inside the fascinating world of comic book conventions. The growing popularity of comic cons has triggered cases of harassment of women dressed in costume.
8:30PM
Asian elephants -- already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand -- are threatened by human encroachment and illegal trade.
9:00PM
'White Like Me' author Tim Wise talks about race, color, and white privilege in this provocative and timely documentary that gives context to recent events and public discourse.
10:10PM
The extraordinary story of how the people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under a brutal Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands.
May 7 - Thursday
8:00PM
Bert Large has been hiding a heartbreaking secret from his son Al that threatens their close-knit relationship.
9:00PM
Annette Burgess, overbearing boss of a travel company on the island for a team-building exercise, is shot in her bed and her phone stolen.
10:00PM
It's December, 1969 in Watford, England, and Jeremy Sloane is at the end of his rope.
10:30PM
Following a disastrous first day as a supply teacher, Sloane makes a trip to a hardware shop, where he has a chance encounter with a young American woman called Robin. After securing her phone number, Sloane winds up at the pub, where his mates weigh in on the great peanut controversy.
May 8 - Friday
8:30PM
In this nostalgic special, KCET's Val Zavala joins Stephanie Edwards for a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the colorful and memorable locales that graced the Los Angeles area in decades past.
10:00PM
An eclectic mix of songs including "Mountains of Mourne" and "Brothers in Arms" are performed.
May 9 - Saturday
8:00PM
It's December, 1969 in Watford, England, and Jeremy Sloane is at the end of his rope.
8:30PM
Following a disastrous first day as a supply teacher, Sloane makes a trip to a hardware shop, where he has a chance encounter with a young American woman called Robin. After securing her phone number, Sloane winds up at the pub, where his mates weigh in on the great peanut controversy.
9:00PM
This behind-the-scenes special features interviews with the co-creators and stars of 'Father Brown.'
10:30PM
In this nostalgic special, KCET's Val Zavala joins Stephanie Edwards for a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the colorful and memorable locales that graced the Los Angeles area in decades past.
May 10 - Sunday
8:00PM
Young Father Roland Eager acts as Father Brown's locum when he's immobilized with a broken leg.
9:00PM
The detective delves into the past of extreme sports enthusiast Gideon Frane after he plunges from a cliff in a ball of flames. A scan of the files reveals a long list of stalking complaints against an ex, and an anonymous letter to the victim spelling out Burn in Hell is linked to one of her friends. Aided by DC Shepherd and the newly appointed DC Edwards, the team tries to track down Gideon's old gang to uncover a lifetime of bullying and an unexpected story of rough justice.
10:30PM
'Orphans of the Genocide' is an emotional visual journey through never-before-seen archival footage and discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the last century's first, fully documented, and least recognized genocide, the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
May 11 - Monday
8:00PM
When the body of film critic Oliver Houghton is found in the Thames (at the point where the Fleet flows into it), Sasha Miller is forced to work alongside her ex-husband Ned Hancock again.
9:00PM
Troubled by Gill's remarks about Will, Rachel ducks out of going to an award ceremony with him.
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.
May 12 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' travels to Southern California deserts in this episode that spotlights the landscape paintings of artist Diane Best, whose work personifies the creative spirit found throughout Joshua Tree.
9:00PM
Watch a collection of the most talented, boundary-breaking musicians in Latin Alternative. Featuring performances by La Santa Cecilia, Quetzal, and Ceci Bastida.
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
Asian elephants -- already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand -- are threatened by human encroachment and illegal trade.
May 13 - Wednesday
8:00PM
The 710 Freeway expansion will be one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation. "SoCal Connected's" Derrick Shore explores how area residents feel about the construction plans.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' investigates the illegal practice of killing dolphins for shark bait in Peru and the dangers of commercial lobster diving in Nicaragua.
9:00PM
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.
10:30PM
A Japanese American family band together following years in a relocation camp during World War II.
May 14 - Thursday
8:00PM
The people of Portwenn are concerned that local radio presenter Caroline Bosman has a drinking problem.
9:00PM
Jack Harmer, accused of murdering Sabine Mason, is himself shot dead in his prison cell, and a car is seen speeding away from the scene. Sabine's widower, a pastor, is seen on CCTV with a gun, but cleared of the crime when it is proved the gun was never fired. Harmer's pregnant widow Mae took out life insurance on him and enters the frame, along with her former lover, Harmer's brother Paul. Goodman's investigation is interrupted by a visit from his lofty barrister father Martin, who wants him to return to England and make up with his ex-wife.
10:00PM
It's a date, Mr Sloane. The boys plan a stag-do for Reggie, and Sloane has a second encounter with Robin, under less-than-ideal circumstances. Sloane's offer to help fix Robin's tap inadvertently leads to a first date of-sorts, that concludes with mixed results and a valiant battle with a café toilet. Meanwhile, Sloane has been reinstated as a supply teacher, leading to another round with a couple of class bullies. A well-intentioned sympathy card leads to tragic results.
10:30PM
Everybody Must Get Sloaned. The good news is that Sloane has wrangled another lunch date with Robin. The bad news is that, after eating a couple of pot brownies, a stoned Sloane must face an important job interview at a publishing house that could end his employment worries. An attempt to make peace with the Mrs. Wyndham’s dog Nigel brings Sloane and Robin closer together. Meanwhile, the mates debate the difference between a “couple” and a “few.”
May 15 - Friday
9:00PM
Dudu Fisher treats fans to a variety of music from Broadway favorites like "Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Miserables" to classics like "Tie a Yellow Ribbon."
10:30PM
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
May 16 - Saturday
8:00PM
It's a date, Mr Sloane. The boys plan a stag-do for Reggie, and Sloane has a second encounter with Robin, under less-than-ideal circumstances. Sloane's offer to help fix Robin's tap inadvertently leads to a first date of-sorts, that concludes with mixed results and a valiant battle with a café toilet. Meanwhile, Sloane has been reinstated as a supply teacher, leading to another round with a couple of class bullies. A well-intentioned sympathy card leads to tragic results.
8:30PM
Everybody Must Get Sloaned. The good news is that Sloane has wrangled another lunch date with Robin. The bad news is that, after eating a couple of pot brownies, a stoned Sloane must face an important job interview at a publishing house that could end his employment worries. An attempt to make peace with the Mrs. Wyndham’s dog Nigel brings Sloane and Robin closer together. Meanwhile, the mates debate the difference between a “couple” and a “few.”
9:00PM
The television premiere of this touching documentary takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the amazing world of Huell Howser and his iconic TV series.
10:30PM
The documentary reveals Elvis Presley's relentless love and devotion for gospel music.
May 17 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown helps a woman whose father is killed just weeks after her mother's death.
9:00PM
The detective is brought in to investigate when a former Met police officer is stabbed to death outside a nightclub in Newcastle. The team initially suspects a crime of passion after it emerges the victim had recently rekindled his affair with his childhood sweetheart, whose husband has a history of violence. However, Vera uncovers evidence pointing to a more complex case involving inside information and the hostile takeover of a brewery. What did the deceased find out that cost him his life?
10:30PM
Rick Steves shares valuable insights on art, culture and history in Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin.
May 18 - Monday
8:00PM
When a Roman sword is discovered with traces of blood on it, the DNA is linked to an unidentified, headless corpse found near Heathrow in March 2008. The team search a lock-up belonging to the owner of the sword, a body builder called Mark Rix who died of a suspected heart attack, also in 2008. When they find the missing head, they start looking for connections between the original murder and Rix’s death. Dan Griffin is told his wife Sarah might be discharged from a secure hospital, following a breakdown several years earlier. This seems like a cruel irony, when he’s starting to develop feelings for colleague Fiona Kennedy - the forensic anthropologist working with them on their current case.
9:03PM
Rachel makes an error that puts Janet in danger. A man's body is found between rocks on the moors.
10:00PM
An old power player flings himself back in the game, increasing the number of potential political casualties with one fell swoop.
May 19 - Tuesday
8:30PM
"L8S ANG3LES" is comprised of images from eight L.A.-based photographers in the genres of fine art, fashion, architecture, documentary, photojournalism, and celebrity portraits.
9:00PM
The series premiere features L.A.-based musician Chelsea Wolfe, whose entrancing vocals have earned her critical accolades.
9:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you, including South Korean rockers The Koxx and Russian instrumental rock band Mooncake.
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
'Earth Focus' investigates the illegal practice of killing dolphins for shark bait in Peru and the dangers of commercial lobster diving in Nicaragua.
May 20 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Homelessness in L.A. has been a problem for decades, but now a major push is being made to help end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines endocrine disruptors -- ubiquitous chemicals that at extremely low doses affect development, metabolism, and fertility.
9:00PM
'Utopia' is a harrowing film about the continued plight of aboriginals in Australia.
May 21 - Thursday
8:00PM
A local farmer accuses Doc Martin of killing his wife when he comes to their house to treat her.
9:00PM
The owner of a rum distillery is murdered during a seance, and all clues point to the prime suspect being a ghost.
10:00PM
Merry Christmas Mr Sloane. An encounter with a couple dancing in the street triggers an emotional revelation from Robin about her ex-boyfriend, Craig. The mates encourage Sloane to move things forward with his American companion, leading Sloane to buy a mysterious instructional book. An awkward Christmas Eve date at a dance club leads both Sloane and Robin to encounter old flames. Mrs. Wyndham and her dog Nigel each leave holiday surprises for Sloane, as he shows Robin what he’s learned from the mysterious book.
10:30PM
Happy New Year Mr Sloane (Part 1). Robin’s impression of Sloane’s mates after a night at the pub causes friction between her and Sloane. Sloane finally confesses to Mrs. Wyndham the truth about Janet’s absence. In flashback, we learn how Sloane came to lose his job and his wife in the same day. Desperate for employment, Sloane accepts a humiliating job, but gets his comeuppance with the school bullies. Settling in at home after a rough day, Sloane receives a surprise visitor.
May 22 - Friday
8:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
10:00PM
'Orphans of the Genocide' is an emotional visual journey through never-before-seen archival footage and discovered memoirs of orphans who lived through the last century's first, fully documented, and least recognized genocide, the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
May 23 - Saturday
8:00PM
Happy New Year Mr Sloane (Part 1). Robin’s impression of Sloane’s mates after a night at the pub causes friction between her and Sloane. Sloane finally confesses to Mrs. Wyndham the truth about Janet’s absence. In flashback, we learn how Sloane came to lose his job and his wife in the same day. Desperate for employment, Sloane accepts a humiliating job, but gets his comeuppance with the school bullies. Settling in at home after a rough day, Sloane receives a surprise visitor.
8:30PM
Happy New Year Mr Sloane (Part 2). Janet returns after a long absence to hash things out with Sloane. Sloane tells Robin his plans for the future, only to receive an unexpected response. Sloane and his mates finally pile into the car on New Year’s Eve for a long overdue journey to London, only to have a number of secrets and revelations throw a spanner into their plans. Sloane rings in the new decade in a most unexpected manner.
9:00PM
The music special highlights some of the best performances of Tennessee Ernie Ford's career.
10:30PM
The documentary reveals Elvis Presley's relentless love and devotion for gospel music.
May 24 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently-returned prisoner of war is accused of killing his tyrannical uncle.
9:00PM
When a man and a woman claiming to be social workers come to Katy Heath's house and tell her that they need to take away her son Kyle, Katy complies. But when they fail to return her son and are unknown by social services, DCI Alan Banks is quickly drawn into a full-scale search for the missing boy. Why has Kyle been abducted and what are the chances that he can be found alive? When a search of Katy's house reveals a drugs connection and different witnesses - including Kyle's father - begin to contradict Katy's version of events, even Banks begins to question the veracity of Katy's story. Banks pushes DI Helen Morton to get close to Katy, but in the face of problems with her own son, the proximity to Kyle's mother only appears to destabilise the detective. Meanwhile, returning from maternity leave to join the investigation, DS Annie Cabbot believes she has found a credible suspect for Kyle's abduction at his school. Yet to Annie's frustration, Banks appears to be distancing himself from her. With the search b
10:33PM
May 25 - Monday
8:00PM
UCOS want to talk to a Turkish girl who is found working illegally in Dalston, regarding a unsolved murder from 2009. The landlord of a pub, Richard Gibson, died in a fire and the case had remained unresolved. The team meet the landlady of the pub, Joanna Gibson, who is also Richard's widow. His best friend, David, is also someone of interest, especially when the team find out the French champagne he is selling is actually sparkling wine produced in Britain. Sasha enters the team into a 5-a-side football competition.
9:03PM
The discovery of slaves on the Pritchard farm turns a murder inquiry into a huge investigation.
10:00PM
Yet another cabinet shakeup makes Birgitte realize that her motivations for taking office are no longer reflected in her political policy.
May 26 - Tuesday
8:00PM
In this episode of Artbound, we view Alice Bag’s portraits of the Los Angeles punk scene. Also featuring the cultural convergence of Islam and Hip Hop music, the art school communities efforts for social and economical justice, the historical collision of the space industry and art, a discussion with Peter Erksine on jazz drumming, featuring a performance by Jenny Lewis.
8:30PM
Organized in partnership with National Geographic Magazine, this episodes deals with the precarious state of the world's fresh water.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines endocrine disruptors -- ubiquitous chemicals that at extremely low doses affect development, metabolism, and fertility.
May 27 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Almonds are one of the thirstiest crops in California. It takes approximately one gallon of water to produce just one almond. Reporter Jennifer Sabih reports from the Central Valley.
8:30PM
An elephant is killed every 20 minutes for its tusks to feed an insatiable demand for ivory, whose trade on the black market finances terrorists groups like Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Sudan's Janjaweed, and Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.
9:00PM
After missing the opportunity to come out to her own mother, an Indian-American lesbian filmmaker travels to India to meet with parents of gay men and women. "I Am" is a personal and revealing film that journeys to a country...
10:00PM
New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene forms his own company and prepares to adapt a Shakespeare play.
May 28 - Thursday
8:00PM
The doctor is caught off guard when his parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in seven years, make a surprise visit.
8:47PM
DI Goodman is convinced that there's more to the murder of a surf instructor than meets the eye.
9:42PM
Martin promptly falls in love with his art teacher on the first day of class, and tries to impress her with his smooth moves at the school dance.
10:06PM
Tim's identity as an MI5 officer is at risk of being revealed when he's forced to take Marcus to work.
10:30PM
An elephant is killed every 20 minutes for its tusks to feed an insatiable demand for ivory, whose trade on the black market finances terrorists groups like Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Sudan's Janjaweed, and Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.
May 29 - Friday
8:30PM
An elephant is killed every 20 minutes for its tusks to feed an insatiable demand for ivory, whose trade on the black market finances terrorists groups like Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Sudan's Janjaweed, and Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.
9:00PM
10:00PM
May 30 - Saturday
8:00PM
10:00PM
May 31 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown must figure out who's sending poison pen letters framing his friend of murder.
10:33PM