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 for a 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
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 reached with his neighbors.
9:26PM
Amjad accidentally causes his swim 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
8:00PM
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
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
8:00PM
Father Brown must figure out who's sending poison pen letters framing his friend for a murder.
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 reached with his neighbors.
10:29PM
Amjad accidentally causes his swim instructor to drown and is accused of attempted manslaughter for racist reasons.
August 24 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown's investigation into the death of a driver at a local hill climb track upsets Sullivan, who wants the padre's meddling to end.
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.
9:30PM
'Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere' takes viewers into the highly secret tunnels through which necessary goods are smuggled between Gaza and Egypt.
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
8:00PM
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
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
Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar, and Inle Lake are visited.
August 28 - Thursday
8:01PM
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
8:00PM
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 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
8:00PM
Father Brown's investigation into the death of a driver at a local hill climb track upsets Sullivan, who wants the padre's meddling to end.
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.
10:30PM
'Gaza: Tunnels to Nowhere' takes viewers into the highly secret tunnels through which necessary goods are smuggled between Gaza and Egypt.
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.