KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
December 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
December 1 - Monday
8:00PM
The team reopens a four-year-old case when graffiti appears around London by an unknown person claiming to have murdered a celebrated street artist.
9:00PM
The 23rd DIVAS Simply Singing AIDS benefit, hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph, features performances by Karen Clark-Sheard and Kierra Sheard, Carolyn Malachi, Simphiwe Dana, and Kelly Price.
10:00PM
In the season finale, Birgitte is on a month leave from her post as prime minister to focus on family, and Hans-Christian Thorsen, Labor Party chairman, has positioned himself to be her possible successor.
December 2 - 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
The film chronicles the multicultural experiences of mixed-race Japanese in modern day Japan.
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
Psychedelic salsa band La Mecánica Popular, Nigerian afrobeat group Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, and Chinese post-punkers P.K. 14 are among the artists featured in this episode.
December 3 - Wednesday
8:00PM
In this episode of "SoCal Connected," reporter Conor Knighton explores San Bernardino International Airport, originally built on the site of the former Norton Air Force Base. Will commercial aviation take off?
8:30PM
Asian elephants -- already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand -- are threatened by human encroachment and illegal trade.
9:00PM
The film takes you into the dangerous and sometimes deadly world of fake, fraudulent, and faux products.
10:00PM
Franciscan priests journeyed to the remote city of Cuetzalan in Puebla State more than 500 years ago.
10:30PM
Martin sees "the greatest thing his little eyes have ever witnessed" as he sets to work on a golf course.
December 4 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa's mother arrives in Portwenn unexpectedly and Louisa is far from happy about her arrival.
9:00PM
This episode explores the work of MOCAtv, which was developed as a digital extension of the museum's education and exhibition programming.
10:00PM
'City Walk' travels from Boston to New York to Atlanta and Los Angeles on a very special journey to some of the great parks in America -- both old and new.
10:30PM
The Examiner asks Tim and Caitlin to star in a recruitment video when the old one he shot is deemed overly threatening.
December 5 - Friday
8:00PM
In this episode of "SoCal Connected," reporter Conor Knighton explores San Bernardino International Airport, originally built on the site of the former Norton Air Force Base. Will commercial aviation take off?
8:30PM
Join Jim Doti as he talks to the star of "A Christmas Carol," Hal Landon, Jr., and its director, John-David Keller, about this long-running holiday classic.
9:00PM
Fifty years have elapsed since the inauguration of the world's first bullet train service, linking Tokyo to Osaka.
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
Psychedelic salsa band La Mecánica Popular, Nigerian afrobeat group Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, and Chinese post-punkers P.K. 14 are among the artists featured in this episode.
December 6 - Saturday
8:00PM
The public opening of Pryde Castle ends abruptly when guide Audrey Diggle is struck and killed by an arrow.
9:00PM
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.
10:00PM
Amjad goes on the show 'Big Brother' to prove that Arabs and Jews can live together peacefully under the same roof.
10:34PM
Amjad turns from a beloved star to enemy of state when he's caught peeing on a national monument.
December 7 - 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
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
Janet gets closer to finding Veronica's killer while Rachel learns that Nick had an affair with a juror in the middle of a trial.
December 8 - Monday
8:00PM
The team is prompted to re-examine a three-year-old crime when a retrospective exhibition of murdered fashion designer Ritchie Levene's work opens.
9:00PM
The Stagecoach Bar, a modest Jackson Hole, Wyo. watering hole, has served as a crossroads of culture, experience, and socioeconomic status for more than 70 years.
10:00PM
The show jumps two and a half years into the future during the season three premiere: Birgitte Nyborg has left politics, but is itching to return.
December 9 - Tuesday
8:00PM
A bride is murdered on her wedding day while Detective Richard Poole is busy searching for a decent cup of tea.
9:00PM
Influential architect John Portman and his colleagues present an informal master class on the famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania.
9:30PM
A traditional Western composition is recreated using only South America's native instruments.
10:00PM
Grammy award-winning producer Daniel Lanois brings his studio to the stage, performing grand piano, steel guitar, and a full band setup.
December 10 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Derrick Shore visits the Salton Sea to talk to locals and experts about the sea, which is not only becoming an issue for locals, but could be a threat to the environment and the health of residents in larger U.S. Southwestern region and Mexico.
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
EU's first carbon credit was put on sale in 2005. The idea was that the trading of carbon would reduce CO2 emissions and thereby curb global warming.
10:00PM
The show explores two of Alaska's vast national parks, Lake Clark and Katmai, each with a history of volcanic activity.
10:30PM
Martin reaches an important rite of passage in any young man's life.
December 11 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin and Louisa's baby still doesn't have a name. P.C. Joe Penhale's ex-wife Maggie visits.
9:00PM
The episode explores social practice arts throughout Southern California, including Olga Koumoundouros' occupation of foreclosed homes.
10:00PM
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.
10:30PM
Any chance of a rekindled romance between Tim and Judith was a long shot, however those odds shrink remarkably, when Judith receives a blow to the head and comes to thinking she's still married to the sleuth.
December 12 - Friday
8:00PM
Derrick Shore visits the Salton Sea to talk to locals and experts about the sea, which is not only becoming an issue for locals, but could be a threat to the environment and the health of residents in larger U.S. Southwestern region and Mexico.
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
This program explores the real power of Okinawan karate through the eyes of a foreign martial artist as he undergoes a strenuous training program.
10:00PM
Grammy award-winning producer Daniel Lanois brings his studio to the stage, performing grand piano, steel guitar, and a full band setup.
December 13 - Saturday
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
A bride is murdered on her wedding day while Detective Richard Poole is busy searching for a decent cup of tea.
10:00PM
Amjad's invited to speak at the Confederation House and dreams of a new career as a popular lecturer. But his stomach worms have other plans.
10:30PM
Yoske and Yocheved are tired of the endless attempts to sell their house to move closer to their grandchildren so they welcome an ultra-orthodox family that's interested in the apartment.
December 14 - 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
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
Rachel is almost hit by a car and learns the incident is linked to her discovery of Nick's affair.
December 15 - Monday
8:00PM
UCOS reopens the murder case of criminal Mark Johnson, who was killed in a fatal fire at London's Union club in 1996.
9:00PM
The film explores the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer's disease.
10:00PM
Birgitte's dream of a new Denmark slowly materializes when she assembles a "band of brothers" to form the New Democrats Party.
December 16 - 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
Singer-songwriter and North Carolina native Tift Merritt performs in front of a hometown audience.
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
Witness the astronomical forces that are Chinese punk band The Yours and minimalist composers Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm.
December 17 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Reporter Val Zavala tours the K6G unit at the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail and interviews gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates charged with nonviolent felonies to get a closer look at what happens behind bars.
8:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., not only on bees, but on other species of wildlife.
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.
10:31PM
It's Fidelma and Dessie's wedding, and Martin has to say a heartbreaking goodbye.
December 18 - Thursday
8:00PM
Joe Penhale is desperate to keep his ex-wife Maggie. Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin.
9:00PM
'Artbound' travels to Southern California's desert regions in this episode featuring the landscape painting and video art of visual artist Diane Best whose work personifies the creative spirit found throughout the Joshua Tree region.
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
Marcus is obnoxiously bright and the kind of child you imagine becoming a world leader one day, or, alternatively, criminal mastermind.
December 19 - Friday
8:00PM
Reporter Val Zavala tours the K6G unit at the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail and interviews gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates charged with nonviolent felonies to get a closer look at what happens behind bars.
8:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., not only on bees, but on other species of wildlife.
9:00PM
Bunraku is the traditional puppet theatre of Japan. In this intimate portrait, Sumitayu Takemot shares his thoughts and feelings as he practices for his final performances.
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
Witness the astronomical forces that are Chinese punk band The Yours and minimalist composers Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm.
December 20 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown's old friend mysteriously disappears, sending the priest and Sid on a mission to uncover a mythical rosary.
9:00PM
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.
10:00PM
The enlightened Amjad is invited to lecture on the International Women's Day on his femninist outlook which despises old values like Family Honor.
10:30PM
A crew from the BBC is coming to Israel in order to do a story about Amjad and follow him and his everyday experience as an Arabic living inside the Israel-Jewish society.
December 21 - Sunday
8:00PM
Young Father Roland Eager acts as Father Brown's locum when he's immobilized with a broken leg.
9:00PM
A young black girl is murdered, leading Gently to uncover a disturbing racist undercurrent growing within the local community.
10:30PM
When two corpses are found, the detectives discover that the victims were tortured and murdered.
December 22 - Monday
8:00PM
The team reinvestigates the 1983 abduction of an 18-year-old debutante who paid the ultimate price for her life of privilege.
9:00PM
Willem Lange travels to New Hampshire, Maine, Ecuador, and Cuba to meet people dedicated to the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count.
10:00PM
As Birgitte's cause becomes a mass movement with no financial backing, she considers sacrificing her values for the sake of the new party's future.
December 23 - 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
Combining performance and documentary, the special focuses on Sharon Isbin's unusual and inspiring musical journey, including her early guitar studies and teenage triumphs.
10:00PM
The Grammy-winning band Quetzal adds a contemporary twist to traditional Mexican "son jarocho" music.
December 24 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This year's Holiday Wassail concert is performed by more than 150 Chapman University singers and musicians from the University's Women's Choir, University Choir, University Singers, and Orchestra.
9:00PM
Join Chapman University's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music as it celebrates the season with a special performance blending holiday classics with festive songs from around the world.
10:00PM
World renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert.
December 25 - Thursday
8:00PM
The star of "Doc Martin" joins a mission seeking to return lions to a remote part of Kenya.
9:00PM
This year's Holiday Wassail concert is performed by more than 150 Chapman University singers and musicians from the University's Women's Choir, University Choir, University Singers, and Orchestra.
10:00PM
Join Chapman University's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music as it celebrates the season with a special performance blending holiday classics with festive songs from around the world.
December 26 - Friday
8:00PM
Blue whales are the largest and most beautiful creatures to inhabit the earth. But in recent years, these marine mammals have been spotted closer to shore, putting them at risk for deadly container ship collisions in Southern California.
8:30PM
This Earth Focus episode concerns the economic impact of climate change in the U.S., and features stories from Texas, Iowa, Colorado and Alaska.
9:00PM
The workshops and lives of people who take fantasy costuming to a professional level are explored.
10:00PM
Nick Waterhouse brings his buttoned-up, soulful rock to 'Studio A.'
December 27 - 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
Following his neighbor Timna's remark that there are no vegetarian Arabs, Amjad decides to become the first vegetarian Arab and turns into a symbol of struggle for animal rights. At the same time Abu-Amjad opens a meat restaurant in the middle of his, now vegetarian, son's neighborhood...
10:30PM
Amjad decides to have a special brithday party for his father. He invites guests and musicians and doesn't spare efforts to make it the best birthday ever, until he hears his neighbors saying that "Arabs make a lot of noise." Amjad is convinced they are right and that Arabs really are loud and noisy. He tries to find a solution to his father's upcoming "noisy" birthday that is supposed to take place in his house.
December 28 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown helps a woman whose father is killed just weeks after her mother's death.
9:00PM
A beautiful young girl is found dead in the passenger seat of an upturned car registered to local aristocrats.
10:30PM
The team finally breaks the silence maintained by their four murder suspects and learn the truth.
December 29 - Monday
8:00PM
The gun used to murder a talented young boxer surfaces in an armed robbery 15 years later.
9:00PM
A magical glimpse into Dale Chihuly's ambitious exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Museum.
10:00PM
What starts as an embarrassing case of projectile vomiting turns into a full-blown government debate about animal rights and Denmark's agriculture industry.
December 30 - Tuesday
8:00PM
An investigation becomes more than personal for DI Richard Poole when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him.
9:00PM
Experience the rich sea life and vibrant culture of Tahiti, Bora Bora and other atolls and islands.
10:00PM
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music.
December 31 - Wednesday
9:00PM
If current trends continue, scientists warn that half or more of all plant and animal species on Earth will become extinct within the next few decades. CALL OF LIFE is the first feature-length documentary to fully investigate the growing threat posed by the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity on the planet. How will the decisions we make -- or fail to make -- in the next decade affect the habitability of Earth possibly for millions of years to come?
10:00PM
Mapuche Indians and German and Italian immigrant communities are visited in Southern Chile.
10:30PM
Prosperous Japanese farmers protect large tracts of primary tropical forest in the Amazon.