KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
July 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
July 1 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The team embarks on a mission to prove that a retirement center resident was murdered and didn't commit suicide.
9:00PM
Amjad interviews the leader of a new political party who's advocating for a repartitioning of Israel between Jews and Arabs.
9:23PM
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.
10:00PM
Channeling titans of rock and riot grrrl punk, power duo Deap Vally unleash a bombastic style of guitar and drums mayhem in KCET's 'Studio A.'
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.
July 2 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Dogs and cats are welcome in this North Hollywood apartment where residents are required to own a pet. Nick Hardcastle pays them a visit.
8:30PM
We learn how to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, improve the lives of people trapped in poverty, and sequester carbon naturally.
9:00PM
Host Charlotte Uhlenbroek learns what it's like to live 200 feet above the ground in the jungle canopy of Borneo.
10:00PM
Brianna Barnes journeys to Peru to explore the world's largest gold mines and a volcano with preserved ice mummies.
July 3 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin and his girlfriend Louisa are held hostage by a mentally ill man.
9:00PM
Born with a rare genetic disorder that causes deterioration of the joints and organs, Los Angeles artist Ted Meyer documents the experiences of people scarred for life.
10:00PM
The series premiere features the Barclay's Center, Cowboys Stadium, and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
July 4 - Friday
8:00PM
Dogs and cats are welcome in this North Hollywood apartment where residents are required to own a pet. Nick Hardcastle pays them a visit.
8:30PM
Host James Doti interviews Nobel Peace Prize-winning Holocaust survivor and acclaimed author Elie Wiesel.
9:00PM
In 2011, Illinois became the largest state to reverse sealed records laws. The film follows over a dozen adoptees as they access their birth certificates.
10:00PM
Channeling titans of rock and riot grrrl punk, power duo Deap Vally unleash a bombastic style of guitar and drums mayhem in KCET's 'Studio A.'
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.
July 5 - Saturday
8:00PM
The famed pianist and singer performed a dazzling concert at London's Wembley Centre in 1985.
9:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
July 6 - Sunday
8:00PM
The public opening of Pryde Castle ends when guide Audrey Diggle is struck and killed by an arrow.
9:00PM
When a missing schoolgirl's body is discovered in a shallow grave in Pinnock Woods, Gently and Bacchus are thrown into the new world of celebrity.
10:30PM
While building a memorial garden, the girls discover the body of a well-known artist and an abandoned baby under a gooseberry bush.
July 7 - Monday
8:00PM
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman and her UCOS team face their toughest professional challenge yet as Ricky Hanson stands trial for attempted murder.
9:00PM
'Fine Cut,' KCET's 17th annual festival of films, presents 'Yamashita,' 'Fabian Debora, A Life for Art,' and 'The Promised Land.'
10:00PM
Dirtied by a mud-slinging Jacob Kruse, Birgitte considers stooping down to his level of personal attacks to rise above the competition.
July 8 - Tuesday
8:00PM
When a British cop is found dead in a locked room on the tiny paradise island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is sent to investigate.
9:00PM
When Amal asks to meet Meir's parents, she hires actors to play the role of a left-wing mom and dad.
9:25PM
Bushra and Amjad want to give birth before the Chens as the first baby born on Independence Day will receive a million NIS.
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.'
10:30PM
The series takes a look at the Los Angeles-wide cycling/walking extravaganza Ciclavia and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace.
July 9 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This rerun of the season six premiere follows police officers as they swoop in to destroy marijuana crops run by drug cartels inside California national parks.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines three countries on the new fracking frontline: South Africa, Poland, and the U.K.
9:00PM
Host Charlotte Uhlenbroek reveals the difficulty of surviving in the original heart of darkness, the Congo, for the chimps and gorillas that live there.
10:00PM
Zay Harding begins his Pacific journey in Santiago de Chile, gateway to the culturally unique Easter Island, then heads to Tahiti.
July 10 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin and his girlfriend Louisa are held hostage by a mentally ill man.
9:00PM
'Artbound' examines the Watts Towers within whose cracks and structure lies an unfolding story and scientific mystery of sorts.
10:00PM
The episode features the Seattle Public Library, South Mountain Community Library, and Hunt Library in Raleigh.
July 11 - Friday
8:00PM
This rerun of the season six premiere follows police officers as they swoop in to destroy marijuana crops run by drug cartels inside California national parks.
8:30PM
The documentary follows artist Albert Paley as he creates 13 original sculptures for New York City's famed Park Avenue.
9:30PM
Shot over the course of two years, this film explores how locals worked to create a 2.5-mile Olympic-class whitewater run for kayakers and rafters in Alabama.
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.'
10:30PM
The series takes a look at the Los Angeles-wide cycling/walking extravaganza Ciclavia and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace.
July 12 - Saturday
8:00PM
Celtic Thunder takes a journey through varying styles of Irish music, from traditional standards such as "Lagan Love" to modern songs like "Ride On."
10:00PM
The 85-member Soulful Symphony ensemble, led by founder and artistic director Darin Atwater, performs "Song in a Strange Land," Atwater's powerful anthem to the African American spirit.
July 13 - Sunday
8:00PM
When convicted killer Violet Fernsley is given a temporary reprieve from the gallows, she begs Father Brown to prove her innocence.
9:00PM
The detective looks into the suspicious death of an old friend, known as China, when he is given conflicting reasons for the man's demise.
10:30PM
When a woman is murdered in an herb garden the two ladies realize they could be in serious danger.
July 14 - Monday
8:00PM
When an ex soap star writes a biography of her late father, the inclusion of a letter that appears to be a death threat from his rival forces the team to reopen the 1992 case into his death.
9:00PM
The season finale of 'Fine Cut,' KCET's 17th annual festival of films, presents 'Present Trauma,' 'Sweet, Sweet Country,' 'ISTIFA,' and 'New Year's Eve.'
10:00PM
It's election day in Denmark during the series finale. Following her victory in the previous day's debate, Birgitte has high hopes for today's results.
July 15 - Tuesday
8:00PM
A bride is murdered on her wedding day as Detective Richard Poole is busy searching for a decent cup of tea.
9:00PM
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."
9:23PM
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.
10:00PM
Beachy rockers Best Coast deliver reverb-drenched guitar, Laurel Canyon strums, and subtle country edge to KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
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.
July 16 - Wednesday
8:00PM
The episode explores the increase of illicit massage parlors in Southern California, and the push to better regulate the industry and restore control to local cities and counties.
8:30PM
While the U.S. government is slow to act and pesticide sales reap billions for the chemical industry, bees continue to die.
9:00PM
Charlotte explores the streams, rivers, swamps and lakes of the Amazon in search of wildlife.
10:00PM
Zay's island-hopping escapades take him to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji -- once home to cannibals.
July 17 - Thursday
8:00PM
The doctor has to do some investigating of his own when Portwenn's new police commissioner begins showing signs of narcolepsy.
9:00PM
The East L.A.-based group's set explores a range of grooves, from grab-the-one-you-love slow jams to allegro samba interludes.
9:30PM
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.
10:00PM
The episode features the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and Gantt Center for African Arts and Culture.
July 18 - Friday
8:00PM
The episode explores the increase of illicit massage parlors in Southern California, and the push to better regulate the industry and restore control to local cities and counties.
8:30PM
This stirring documentary tells the true story of Catholic priest Jerzy Popieluszko whose faith, conviction, and courage mobilized the people of Poland to stand up against Communist rule.
10:00PM
Beachy rockers Best Coast deliver reverb-drenched guitar, Laurel Canyon strums, and subtle country edge to KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
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.
July 19 - Saturday
8:00PM
The famed pianist and singer performed a dazzling concert at London's Wembley Centre in 1985.
9:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
July 20 - 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
A young black girl is murdered, leading Gently to uncover a disturbing racist undercurrent growing within the local community.
10:30PM
A suspicious car accident brings Rosemary and Thyme together at a wealthy businessman's house.
July 21 - Monday
8:00PM
The team reinvestigates an arson attack on a music station, which resulted in the death of a controversial DJ and left the cleaner blind.
9:00PM
In a world where frontlines no longer exist, America's female patriots confront the horrors of war like never before.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg, facing her first election as party leader, decides at the last minute to head in her own direction.
July 22 - Tuesday
8:00PM
When a woman not only predicts her own death, but also gives a description of the murderer, it all feels too easy for DI Richard Poole.
9:00PM
The neighbors' dogs bark relentlessly any time Amjad enters of leaves the building; he suspects it's because they dislike Arabs.
9:25PM
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."
10:00PM
Led by soulful vocalist Syd tha Kyd, R&B sensations The Internet serve up jazzy funk to KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:32PM
Episode 4 of "City Walk" begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides across America from Austin to Atlanta.
July 23 - Wednesday
8:00PM
'SoCal Connected' explores how area residents feel about the 710 Freeway expansion -- one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation.
8:30PM
From researching the pace of Alaskan glacier melt to changes in Arctic sea ice, climate scientists trek to the most remote areas on Earth to help us understand our environment.
9:00PM
The documentary follows geologists working near Bologna and Mt. Etna as they explore how the Italian peninsula was first created.
10:00PM
Megan visits El Park Guell, takes in the work of Picasso and takes trips to Cadaques and Sitges.
July 24 - Thursday
8:01PM
Bert Large opens a restaurant in Portwenn, leading everyone in town to contact food poisoning.
9:00PM
These performances bring the Southern California Sheet Music Collection to life and offer a singular portrait of Los Angeles history and culture.
10:00PM
The season finale features the Ruvo Center, Yale University Health Services Building, and Health Sciences Education Building.
July 25 - Friday
8:00PM
'SoCal Connected' explores how area residents feel about the 710 Freeway expansion -- one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation.
8:30PM
Narrated by Meryl Streep, 'Out of Print' draws us into the topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution.
9:30PM
This documentary highlights Canada's quest to get new immigrants more in touch with nature.
10:00PM
Led by soulful vocalist Syd tha Kyd, R&B sensations The Internet serve up jazzy funk to KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
Episode 4 of "City Walk" begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides across America from Austin to Atlanta.
July 26 - Saturday
8:00PM
Celtic Thunder takes a journey through varying styles of Irish music, from traditional standards such as "Lagan Love" to modern songs like "Ride On."
10:00PM
The 85-member Soulful Symphony ensemble, led by founder and artistic director Darin Atwater, performs "Song in a Strange Land," Atwater's powerful anthem to the African American spirit.
July 27 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown is laid up in his attic bedroom with a broken leg, and young Father Roland Eager is acting as his locum. His film of African orphans being shown at the Kembleford Women's Institute is switched for a pornographic...
9:00PM
A beautiful young girl is found dead in the passenger seat of a car registered to local aristocrats.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura discover the bones of a racehorse and a young woman at a pop star's mansion.
July 28 - Monday
8:00PM
Gerry Standing meets his heroes, Seventies rock band Bad Faith, when the UCOS team reinvestigates the death of lead guitarist Andy Fletcher. The official verdict was suicide, but the deathbed confession of a witness, die-hard fan Lori Slade, that Fletcher wasn't alone in his house the night he was supposed to have killed himself, prompts the team to reopen the case.
9:00PM
Heroic female patriots who have shattered the brass ceiling through valiant deeds are showcased.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg is undeniably the winner of the election, doubling her party's seats in parliament.
July 29 - Tuesday
8:00PM
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.
9:00PM
Abu Amjad decides to be the gardener for his son's building. Embarrassed to leave the house for being the gardener's son, Amjad understands that the only way to fire his father is for him to become head of his building's committee. Amjad sets out on an especially weird campaign to get elected.
9:27PM
Amjad leaves together with Meir for a Purim (Halloween) party, dressed up as an IDF soldier. Amjad leaves the club to smoke and gets kidnapped by two young Palestinians. The kidnappers are shocked and embarrassed to discover they kidnapped an Arab dressed up as a soldier. No one wants Amjad back. No one is willing to pay any ransom for him. The kidnappers find themselves stuck with the worthless Amjad in a desert storeroom somewhere in the West bank.
10:00PM
Noah and the MegaFauna showcases their eclectic sound, ranging from gypsy jazz to indie rock, in this raucous live performance on KCET's Studio A.
10:30PM
The episode explores the hidden shorelines of Manhattan and travels high into the Rocky Mountains with stops in Denver, Portland, and Washington D.C.
July 30 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Cara Santa Maria navigates her way down the Los Angeles River and explores how restoration efforts are revitalizing the Elysian Valley area. As California's drought forces homeowners to reconsider their landscapes choices, does this mean the end of grassy lawns?...
8:30PM
The dark side of shrimp and smart phone industries. Reports from Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia uncover the brutal exploitation of people and the environment for profit.
9:00PM
Captain Dave Shoemaker provides a gripping account of the fire that consumed his vessel on in 2002.
10:00PM
Ian Wright goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef and dives down to the Tao Maron shipwreck.
July 31 - Thursday
8:00PM
A family from the city seeks a new life by the sea and sets out to disrupt Portwenn's tranquility.
9:00PM
Artbound kicks off their third season with a one-hour special looking at Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "AgH2O."
10:00PM
A magical glimpse into the conception and installation of Dale Chihuly's artistic outside work.