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
Alice Armstrong has been treated by cranial electrotherapy stimulation for memory loss and depression after she accidentally killed her mother.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus investigate when a middle class couple's adopted child is kidnapped.
10:30PM
When Laura and Rosemary are asked to restore a water garden cascade, the owner is found murdered.
August 4 - Monday
8:00PM
Pullman's professional and personal worlds collide when the team reopens a case originally investigated by bent copper DCI Bobby McAdam, a colleague of her dead father.
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
A murder investigation becomes more than personal for Richard when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him.
9:00PM
The Alian family is invited to a concert in which Nadav, a neighbors' son around Maya's age, plays. Amjad is filled with envy and anger because Maya doesn't know to play any classical music and forces her to play the violin. Along the way, we discover a traumatic childhood event experienced by Amjad who was convinced he was headed towards a promising musician's career before his father prevented the fulfillment of that dream.
9:23PM
Memorial Day and Independence Day arrive. Amjad, who thinks he's invited to light a torch at the traditional torch lighting protesting ceremony in front of the prime minister's house, finds himself committing to light a torch at the eve of Independence Day at Mount Herzl. At the same time, Maya, who is a part of the school choir, is torn between her parents' demand and her desire to be perceived as an equal amongst her friends in her Jewish school. She doesn't know whether or not she should take part in the Memorial Day ceremony at school.
10:00PM
The Grammy-winning band Quetzal mixes sounds of traditional Mexican "son jarocho" music with a contemporary twist.
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
Venture inside the California Wildlife Center as staff and volunteers work to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.
8:30PM
This episode features author and illustrator Lynne Cherry on "Young Voices for the Planet," her film series about young people making positive environmental change.
9:00PM
Who has not heard of the famous Dead Sea, the world’s saltiest water, its unique geographical form and historical sites: Jesus’ baptism, Masada. Tourists bathe in its waters for its medicinal qualities. But with only the Jordan River supplying water, today it is shrinking as the water input has been cut off for agriculture. As a result, the Dead Sea is dying. Solutions are proposed such as the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal, proposed by the governments of the three countries (Israel, Palestine and Jordan) to more natural solutions which claim that the Dead Sea should be naturally restored by allowing the Jordan River to flow southward unimpeded
10:00PM
The Museum of The Great War in the French town of Meaux and Ypres in Belgium are visited.
August 7 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa discovers she has a rival for Doc Martin's affections, a glamorous divorcee and hotel owner.
9:00PM
Artbound explores the dynamic arts and culture landscape of Southern California.
10:00PM
"Stand Up Planet" harnesses the universal power of comedy to change the conversation about global poverty.
August 8 - Friday
8:00PM
Venture inside the California Wildlife Center as staff and volunteers work to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.
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 mixes sounds of traditional Mexican "son jarocho" music with a contemporary twist.
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
Alice Armstrong has been treated by cranial electrotherapy stimulation for memory loss and depression after she accidentally killed her mother.
9:00PM
A murder investigation becomes more than personal for Richard when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him.
10:00PM
The Alian family is invited to a concert in which Nadav, a neighbors' son around Maya's age, plays. Amjad is filled with envy and anger because Maya doesn't know to play any classical music and forces her to play the violin. Along the way, we discover a traumatic childhood event experienced by Amjad who was convinced he was headed towards a promising musician's career before his father prevented the fulfillment of that dream.
10:30PM
Memorial Day and Independence Day arrive. Amjad, who thinks he's invited to light a torch at the traditional torch lighting protesting ceremony in front of the prime minister's house, finds himself committing to light a torch at the eve of Independence Day at Mount Herzl. At the same time, Maya, who is a part of the school choir, is torn between her parents' demand and her desire to be perceived as an equal amongst her friends in her Jewish school. She doesn't know whether or not she should take part in the Memorial Day ceremony at school.
August 10 - Sunday
9:00PM
After being suspended from duty, Gently must confront his deepest fears and fight to the death.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura are dragged into a mystery from the past and a bitter present-day rivalry.
August 11 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian Lane engages in some dangerous mind games in a case that threatens to completely destabilize him when the team re-investigates the death of Raymond Briers.
9:00PM
Susan Sarandon narrates an exploration of the uniquely captivating High Line Park in New York City.
10:00PM
Katrine Fønsmark gets the scoop of her life when an anonymous source contacts her with important security policy information.
August 12 - Tuesday
8:00PM
With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris its left to Dwayne and Fidel to solve the apparently impossible murder of a local diver.
9:00PM
Amjad joins the civil guard in order to protect the neighborhood from a series of break-ins. Amjad turns into the neighborhood's new guard. Armed with a Carbine with which he has no clue what to do, he turns into the neighbors' menace. He acts like a sheriff in the Wild West and the neighbors don't dare to leave their houses when the armed Arab is lurking around the neighborhood.
9:24PM
Bushra has a private clinic in the village. She's very busy, returning only very late. Amjad decides he's a "Metrosexual" until he discovers one of Bushra's patients is Husam, a childhood bully who used to torture him and grew up to be a man's man, rich and charming. Jealousy drives Amjad mad. He's sure Bushra is having an affair with Husam and decides to clear his name and save his honor.
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.
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
8:00PM
While on their first date, Doc Martin makes an inappropriate remark and Louisa ends their affair.
9:00PM
Artbound's second episode brings one-of-a-kind arts and culture stories that celebrate the creative spirit of Southern California. Culled from Artbound articles selected by our audience, these documentary segments include: Shizu Saldamando Artist Shizu Saldamando is a visual artist whose work...
10:00PM
San Francisco's Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir attend Laulupidu, the National Song Festival.
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
Narrated by Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals--people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society's basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here. Directed by Thomas Napper, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness-most specifically that of providing housing-are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, perhaps improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning...proving that sometimes home is where the help is.
10:00PM
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music.
10:30PM
August 16 - Saturday
9:00PM
With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris its left to Dwayne and Fidel to solve the apparently impossible murder of a local diver.
10:00PM
Amjad joins the civil guard in order to protect the neighborhood from a series of break-ins. Amjad turns into the neighborhood's new guard. Armed with a Carbine with which he has no clue what to do, he turns into the neighbors' menace. He acts like a sheriff in the Wild West and the neighbors don't dare to leave their houses when the armed Arab is lurking around the neighborhood.
10:30PM
Bushra has a private clinic in the village. She's very busy, returning only very late. Amjad decides he's a "Metrosexual" until he discovers one of Bushra's patients is Husam, a childhood bully who used to torture him and grew up to be a man's man, rich and charming. Jealousy drives Amjad mad. He's sure Bushra is having an affair with Husam and decides to clear his name and save his honor.
August 17 - Sunday
9:00PM
Gently investigates a death in police custody, as the local people grow hostile towards the police.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura get caught up in a professor's fight to stop his land being sold to developers.
August 18 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian Lane struggles to control and conceal his desire to drink again. He finds the perfect refuge in a commune at the centre of the team's investigation into the death of university student Justin King. Justin disappeared two months before his body was found on wasteland. The case was never concluded but his mother, Diane, has spent the last two years searching for answers about her son's death - regularly conducting her own enquiries outside his old university to see if anyone remembers him.
9:00PM
Explores why the war crimes trial of Japan's Emperor Hirohito never took place after World War II.
10:00PM
Birgitte puts forth a proposal for gender quotas on Danish companies' boards of directors. The proposal meets resistance both in and out of government.
August 19 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Carnival comes to Saint-Marie. 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 finally reached with his neighbors. In an attempt to explain his opinion and the opinion of the Arab citizens of Israel, he appears as a guest in a TV show after which he finds himself giving home to a family of war refugees from Sderot.
9:28PM
Amjad understands that Arabs have a problem with water and that they don't know how to swim. He finds himself declaring in front of his neighbors, Timna and Natan, that he does know how to swim. Amjad joins swimming lessons and finds out his situation is much worst than he thought. The Russian swimming instructor has a revolutionary trick to teach even Arabs how to swim but the trick doesn't work on Amjad, who accidentally causes the instructor to drown and is accused of attempted manslaughter for racist reasons.
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 at 120 miles per hour ... feet first.
August 20 - Wednesday
8:30PM
"Going naked" is how the insurance industry describes not having insurance. And when it comes to the worst hazards of nuclear power -- America is going naked. Correspondent Miles Benson investigates why the US nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars. He also speaks with Australian physician, author and nuclear industry critic Dr. Helen Caldicott on the health effects of nuclear radiation including cancers, fetal damage and genetic mutation.
9:00PM
The keys to understanding our planet's climate future lay hidden within the climate's distant past.
10:00PM
White-Handed Gibbons in Thailand, Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and other primates are showcased.
August 21 - Thursday
8:00PM
Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin and Headmistress Louisa Glasson.
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
8:30PM
The vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in Indonesia is highlighted.
9:00PM
We recorded a year and a half in the life of the Ralung Monastery, including scenes of the famous sky burial ritual that is so deeply rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist concept of human existence.
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 at 120 miles per hour ... feet first.
August 23 - Saturday
9:00PM
Carnival comes to Saint-Marie. 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 finally reached with his neighbors. In an attempt to explain his opinion and the opinion of the Arab citizens of Israel, he appears as a guest in a TV show after which he finds himself giving home to a family of war refugees from Sderot.
10:30PM
Amjad understands that Arabs have a problem with water and that they don't know how to swim. He finds himself declaring in front of his neighbors, Timna and Natan, that he does know how to swim. Amjad joins swimming lessons and finds out his situation is much worst than he thought. The Russian swimming instructor has a revolutionary trick to teach even Arabs how to swim but the trick doesn't work on Amjad, who accidentally causes the instructor to drown and is accused of attempted manslaughter for racist reasons.
August 24 - Sunday
9:00PM
Gently turns his attention to a holiday camp after the body of an employee washes up on the beach.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura discover a mystery about love and land when a man is impaled by an arrow.
August 25 - Monday
8:00PM
Ministry of Defence spooks try to silence the UCOS team when they reinvestigate the death of British soldier Eric Trimble. Just weeks before a tour of duty in Iraq, Trimble - along with three other squaddies Andy Merrill, Keith Sharratt and Ronnie Glazebrook - was sent to the MoD's Influenza Research Unit to take part in a medical trial. All four played truant one night, but Trimble never returned. He was found beaten to death two miles from the Unit. Was Trimble the victim of a racist attack, an Army cover-up, or was his death a direct result of the experiments being carried out by the IRU?
9:00PM
Two American archaeologists visit the ancient city Xi'an in China, home of the Terracotta Warriors.
10:00PM
Birgitte faces her first state visit, as the president of the former Soviet republic, Turgisia, is coming on official business that just might fuel the export of Danish wind-energy technology.
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 receives an offer from one of the networks to host a new TV show in Arabic. Amjad, who's always dreamt of appearing on TV, begins to fantasize of a bright future in which he would change the face of the Middle East. Convinced he's the first Arab in prime-time, he discovers he's supposed to host the show dressed up as a bunny.
9:30PM
Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car.
10:00PM
Over the last two years, the trio has become one of L.A.'s exciting rising bands, best known for their bare bones style and precise, honest lyrics.
10:30PM
The premiere episode shines a spotlight on the most exotic walks in America, and travels to cities that are transforming themselves into more walkable communities.
August 27 - Wednesday
8:30PM
With a changing climate, a growing population and anticipated fresh water shortages, our food productionmust evolve. In this episode of Earth Focus, a look at innovative research that is helping develop new and improved root systems for agriculture in stressed consitions, a new Swedish model for urban agriculture, the use of solar energy to power food production in the Himalayas and an innovative truck farm in New York City.
9:00PM
Follow microbiologist Dr. Gary Strobel as he scours the world's forests for new natural medicines.
10:00PM
Brianna swims with dolphins and visits the Mayan ruins of Copan and El Imposible National Park.
August 28 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin has the dilemma of finding a replacement vicar three hours before his wedding to Louisa.
9:00PM
This episode of 'Artbound' features Danny Heller's modern midcentury paintings, Tanya Aguiñiga's "performance crafting," and Elf's Joshua Tree found art gallery.
10:00PM
The intersection of urban breakdancing and the traditional roots of Hmong culture is explored.
August 29 - Friday
8:30PM
The problem of the fungal disease Valley Fever in California and other western states are explored.
9:00PM
Tokyo’s Tsukiji market is a must-visit destination for any food lover. You'll find not only fresh fish here, but everything you need to create a Japanese meal, from all over the country.
10:00PM
Over the last two years, the trio has become one of L.A.'s exciting rising bands, best known for their bare bones style and precise, honest lyrics.
10:30PM
The premiere episode shines a spotlight on the most exotic walks in America, and travels to cities that are transforming themselves into more walkable communities.
August 30 - Saturday
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 receives an offer from one of the networks to host a new TV show in Arabic. Amjad, who's always dreamt of appearing on TV, begins to fantasize of a bright future in which he would change the face of the Middle East. Convinced he's the first Arab in prime-time, he discovers he's supposed to host the show dressed up as a bunny.
10:30PM
Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car.
August 31 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown attends a tea party to celebrate a new church clock tower, but just after the bells for the first time, a body is found bludgeoned to death.
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.