KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
October 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
October 1 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This episode explores topics ranging from the overmedication of senior citizens to the new phenomenon of lawn painting.
8:30PM
This episode explores how farming can provide both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
9:00PM
One in 10 adults in the Western world takes antidepressants. Could there be a link between taking prescription drugs and resorting to violence?
10:00PM
Brianna swims with dolphins and visits the Mayan ruins of Copan and El Imposible National Park.
October 2 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin applies for a job in London and is appalled to discover that Louisa is interviewing for her former teaching job.
9:00PM
To commemorate KCET's 50th anniversary, Artbound dives into the vaults to uncover groundbreaking arts programming that aired during the 1980s and 1990s.
9:30PM
The film explores the astonishing range of Anna Campbell Bliss' art, from small painterly and digitally based studies of color and light to architectural site commissions of immense scale.
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
David visits the last vestiges of the once-mighty Dutch empire in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.
October 3 - Friday
8:00PM
This episode explores topics ranging from the overmedication of senior citizens to the new phenomenon of lawn painting.
8:30PM
This episode explores how farming can provide both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
9:00PM
Bento or lunchbox is a fun slice of Japanese food culture that more people around the world are sharing.
10:00PM
Once the frontman for Brazil's popular rock group Los Hermanos, troubadour Rodrigo Amarante performs a stripped-down, solo set of his ballads.
10:30PM
Johnny Martinez was known as the Godfather of Salsa in Los Angeles, but his influence spanned worldwide.
October 4 - Saturday
8:00PM
Lady Felicia is mortified to find an injured man wearing nothing but underwear stuck in a tree on her estate.
9:00PM
Camille is upset when her best friend, Aimee, a singer on a Caribbean party boat, collapses while on stage after a night of music and cocktails.
10:00PM
Amjad interviews the leader of a new political party who's advocating for a repartitioning of Israel between Jews and Arabs.
10:30PM
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.
October 5 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown fears that Susie's life may be in danger after she unexpectedly leaves the group with Church of Apollo members.
9:00PM
Before retiring, the chief inspector takes on one last case involving a young biker's death.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura discover during a gardening gig that roses aren't the only things dying at Stagford Lodge Preparatory School.
October 6 - Monday
8:00PM
When former escort girl Alice Hill finds God and decides to confess her sins, the UCOS detectives find themselves reinvestigating the death of Dean Scott, a well-known time-share magnate.
9:00PM
"Cubamerican" is the stirring story of how the Cuban Revolution shattered the Cuban family.
October 7 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin's mother Debra hits the campaign trail to support Mary Robinson's bid for the Irish presidency, but with little funding decides to turn to the owner of local fish factory, Brendan "Touchy Feely, for support. A neglected Martin soon tires of his sister' s cooking and befriends new boy Trevor whose chef- parents feed the boys like kings - until Martin overstays his welcome
8:30PM
It's Tim's first day at MI5 and, after receiving his retina scan, it becomes abundantly clear that this is no ordinary workplace and that The Examiner is no ordinary boss: his number one rule on handling the arsenal of deadly weaponry? "Have fun." Then it's off for a recon with the lovely Caitlin. Their task is simple - to retrieve a red bag from some scaffolding - but an encounter with a homeless Eastern European man by the name of Jarek causes Tim no end of troubles...
9:00PM
The actor tours the rooms, restaurants and bars where the rich and famous have lived, died and fallen in love, checking in to Bastille's L'Hotel in Paris where Oscar Wilde spent his last days. He travels to New York's Chelsea Hotel, where long-term residents included Mark Twain, Stanley Kubrick, Edith Piaf, Sid Vicious and Robert Mapplethorpe. Richard also heads to the Dorchester in London's Mayfair, where Britt Ekland shares her memories of meeting and falling for Peter Sellers there in 1964.
10:00PM
Korean-American folk rock band Run River North brings its soft vocals and foot-stomping guitar to KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
Border Blaster is a new KCET original world music video series. The 30-minute episodes are comprised solely of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world. From Malian roots music to Norwegian electronica, from Mongolian hip-hop to Filipino indie rock, BORDER BLASTER traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent. The show is made possible by collaboration with over 200 independent record labels and musicians worldwide. The videos will be available online, which will also allow users to curate and share their own original playlists of their favorite videos. Each month, an episode will be dedicated to user-generated selections of the site's most popular videos.
October 8 - Wednesday
8:00PM
This episode explores homelessness in L.A., profiles Harrison McIntosh, and looks at 'geographies of detention.'
8:30PM
A look at the award winning film Arise! which documents the intellectual and spiritual insights that women from around the world bring to solving today's environmental challenges. Mother/daughter filmmakers Lori Joyce, Candace Orlando and Executive Producer Molly Ross on the making of the film and profiles of four outstanding women environmental leaders: Winona La Duke, executive director of Honor the Earth and the White Earth Land Recovery Project she founded at White Earth Reservation in Minnesota; Vandana Shiva, co-director of Navdanya, a movement to protect the diversity of living resources especially native seed based in Dehra Dun, India; Majora Carter, an environmental justice advocate from New York City and founder of Sustainable South Bronx; and environmental health analyst, Dr. Theo Coburn, Founder and President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, based in Paonia, Colorado. Protrack Episode Number: 51
9:00PM
Seen from the perspective of two young boys, this moving film explores the experiences of children growing up in an area of major conflict near Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
10:00PM
A beautiful land of miles-long lakes and mountains are explored in Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois.
October 9 - Thursday
8:00PM
On the ride back from a job interview in London, one of Martin's patients dies in the next seat.
9:00PM
The episode profiles artist Jaime "Germs" Zacarias, whose signature tentacle-filled work is inspired by religious iconography and lucha libre.
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
The distinct culture and heritage of Reconcavo and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil are highlighted.
October 10 - Friday
8:00PM
This episode explores homelessness in L.A., profiles Harrison McIntosh, and looks at 'geographies of detention.'
8:30PM
A look at the award winning film Arise! which documents the intellectual and spiritual insights that women from around the world bring to solving today's environmental challenges. Mother/daughter filmmakers Lori Joyce, Candace Orlando and Executive Producer Molly Ross on the making of the film and profiles of four outstanding women environmental leaders: Winona La Duke, executive director of Honor the Earth and the White Earth Land Recovery Project she founded at White Earth Reservation in Minnesota; Vandana Shiva, co-director of Navdanya, a movement to protect the diversity of living resources especially native seed based in Dehra Dun, India; Majora Carter, an environmental justice advocate from New York City and founder of Sustainable South Bronx; and environmental health analyst, Dr. Theo Coburn, Founder and President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, based in Paonia, Colorado. Protrack Episode Number: 51
9:00PM
One of the continent's most diverse biological treasures, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, is explored.
10:00PM
Korean-American folk rock band Run River North brings its soft vocals and foot-stomping guitar to KCET's 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
Border Blaster is a new KCET original world music video series. The 30-minute episodes are comprised solely of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world. From Malian roots music to Norwegian electronica, from Mongolian hip-hop to Filipino indie rock, BORDER BLASTER traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent. The show is made possible by collaboration with over 200 independent record labels and musicians worldwide. The videos will be available online, which will also allow users to curate and share their own original playlists of their favorite videos. Each month, an episode will be dedicated to user-generated selections of the site's most popular videos.
October 11 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown fears that Susie's life may be in danger after she unexpectedly leaves the group with Church of Apollo members.
9:00PM
After a British tourist is discovered dead in her luxury villa, strangled by her own scarf, it initially looks like that a robbery has gone wrong.
10:00PM
When Amal asks to meet Meir's parents, she hires actors to play the role of a left-wing mom and dad.
10:30PM
Bushra and Amjad want to give birth before the Chens as the first baby born on Independence Day will receive a million NIS.
October 12 - Sunday
8:00PM
Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned minutes before taking her final vows to become a nun.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus discover a burning body near the Royal Air Force base.
10:30PM
The ladies find murder and mystery in the cut-throat world of TV, on a garden make-over show set.
October 13 - Monday
8:00PM
To celebrate Gerry's birthday, Emily takes her reluctant 'father' and the team to a comedy club. However, one of the acts causes trouble - racist, sexist and homophobic comedian Ray Harris is not everyone's idea of humor.
9:00PM
Research-based information helps examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes.
10:00PM
Birgitte's government prepares to present a new reform package, which is being polished at a political seminar.
October 14 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin decides to shorten his commute to school by demolishing part of his garden wall. However this new shortcut proves all too popular with the other schoolkids and parents, turning the garden into a busy thoroughfare, infuriating his mother who’s trying to launch her new weight-loss business from the garden workshop.
8:30PM
Following a therapy session exercise in which Tim holds Philip at (water) gunpoint, it's decided that Tim is a very angry man. Paula - later to be seen in the guise of a charity worker uttering the immortal line, "I wish I knew how to quit you"- sets him the goal of giving Philip a hug, perhaps even a kiss. Making matters even worse is Marcus's impeccably timed announcement that his parent/teacher evening is impending. The one person of course who wasn't aware of this is Tim.
9:00PM
The actor uncovers the gossip, intrigue and scandal lurking behind the closed doors of some of the world's most famous rooms and suites. He visits the Chateau Marmont on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, where Howard Hughes famously holed up in the penthouse, Jean Harlow and Clark Gable carried out a torrid affair and Lindsay Lohan was recently temporarily banned for not paying a bill. In New York, he talks to former mobster Louis Ferrante about a robbery at the Pierre Hotel in 1972 in which cash and jewellery worth $10million was stolen.
10:00PM
Los Angeles surf-punk trio Tijuana Panthers performs set of frenetic beachy rock on KCET’s Studio A. The group got their start at Long Beach backyard parties, but have evolved into an upstart act that distills various eras of California rock ‘n’ roll into a unified powerhouse sound.
October 15 - Wednesday
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines how the New Jersey town of Toms River fought back to save its drinking water from toxic waste dumping.
9:00PM
"Stranded" is the tale of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crash-landed in a desolate glacial valley high in the Andes mountains.
October 16 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin meets the midwife who will be looking after Louisa and the two of them do not hit it off.
9:00PM
Artbound visits Kathy Kobayashi who discusses the Shades of L.A. photography archive at the Downtown L.A. Library, which explores community based photos illuminating diversity in Southern California. Then, Ana Serrano shows us her cardboard-constructed pieces based on her cultural explorations around Los Angeles. Next, we travel to Mexicali Rose, an artist organization in Mexicali, where locals are encouraged to create art to galvanize community involvement. We also witness performances in Guatemala from Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Labor Theater Without Borders) whose work engages people who have been displaced and deported to Guatemala.
10:00PM
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.
10:30PM
Bogota's mass transit system and the history of the world's most popular beverage are explored.
October 17 - Friday
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines how the New Jersey town of Toms River fought back to save its drinking water from toxic waste dumping.
9:00PM
Communities creating green solutions for flooding, water pollution and scarcity are showcased.
10:00PM
Los Angeles surf-punk trio Tijuana Panthers performs set of frenetic beachy rock on KCET’s Studio A. The group got their start at Long Beach backyard parties, but have evolved into an upstart act that distills various eras of California rock ‘n’ roll into a unified powerhouse sound.
October 18 - Saturday
8:00PM
Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned minutes before taking her final vows to become a nun.
9:00PM
As Hurricane Irma comes close to hitting Saint Marie, the islanders are battening down the hatches.
10:00PM
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."
10:30PM
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.
October 19 - Sunday
8:00PM
Ruth Bennett goes missing after being ostracized by her community for having disfiguring marks on her body.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus investigate whether anti-German sentiments were a motive for a wealthy businessman's murder.
10:30PM
The ladies' work preparing a garden on the coast of Italy is interrupted by a growing body count.
October 20 - Monday
8:00PM
UCOS re-investigates a high-profile riverboat disaster on the Thames after a new witness comes forward claiming the collision was the result of sabotage, rather than an accident.
9:00PM
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully narrates a look at the 75-year history of Little League baseball.
10:00PM
After Bjørn Marrot's exit, Höxenhaven steps in as the new party leader, jumping at the opportunity to exploit the turn of events.
October 21 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Liam’s younger brother Daniel arrives unexpectedly for a visit after a long absence, causing a lot of tension at home. When Martin makes a strange new discovery, Uncle Daniel tries to tell him about the birds and bees, but Liam insists that he should be the one to do it.
8:30PM
Tim has set himself a couple of mission objectives this week, and the first is to join Marcus's exclusive book club. Marcus isn't convinced that his dad is a literary lover though, and you can't blame him when Tim suggests that Snow Patrol wrote Bleak House. Then there's the small matter that his son isn't running a book club at all, but a bootleg gambling ring...
9:00PM
The actor learns what it means to be treated like a VIP in some of the world's finest hotels. He heads to the Harlequin Suite at London's Dorchester, where Elizabeth Taylor had a pink marbled bathroom installed. He also visits Paris's Le Meurice, the place Salvador Dali returned to every year for 30 years. He meets the surrealist artist's muse Amanda Lear, who talks about his antics, as well as how his legacy celebrated in the hotel today. In America, Richard gets a true taste of the lifestyle of the megarich when he orders the $5,000 fleurburger at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
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.'
October 22 - Wednesday
8:30PM
This is an Earth Focus report on the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely-used systemic pesticides in the United States, on not only bees, but also other species of wildlife, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, birds and ecological systems.
9:00PM
WHITE WATER BLACK GOLD follows adventurer David Lavallee on his three-year journey across Western Canada in search of the truth about the impact of the world’s thirstiest and dirtiest oil industry -- Canada’s Tar Sands, source of oil for the proposed Keystone Pipeline. The film is a sober look at the untold human and environmental costs associated with developing this major oil deposit.
10:00PM
Brianna observes cutting-edge scientific discoveries in Geneva and hikes the gruelling Gemmi Pass.
October 23 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving his blood phobia is cured.
9:00PM
To commemorate KCET's 50th anniversary, Artbound dives into the vaults to uncover groundbreaking arts programming that aired during the 1980s and 1990s.
10:00PM
This episode features the Silverlake Reservoir community; the Los Angeles Traffic Control Center with KCRW's Kajon Cernak; Ocean View Farms in west L.A.; city hill walks in San Francisco; treadmill walking; building a walking routine in City Walk, Maryland; and a thrilling bike ride through New York City.
10:30PM
The origins of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and its influence on California are explored.
October 24 - Friday
8:30PM
This is an Earth Focus report on the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely-used systemic pesticides in the United States, on not only bees, but also other species of wildlife, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, birds and ecological systems.
9:00PM
Our train journey takes you to Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest lake.
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.'
October 25 - Saturday
8:00PM
Ruth Bennett goes missing after being ostracized by her community for having disfiguring marks on her body.
9:00PM
After a shot is fired at a charity fundraiser, Malcolm Powell is discovered dead in his study.
10:00PM
The neighbors' dogs bark relentlessly any time Amjad enters of leaves the building; he suspects it's because they dislike Arabs.
10:30PM
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."
October 26 - Sunday
8:00PM
When Clarence Clifton is murdered at a charity treasure hunt, professor Galloway suspects that he was the intended victim as his outfit was identical to Clarence's.
9:00PM
When an elderly man is killed in his dilapidated mansion, Gently and Bacchus dig deeper into the history of the former children's home.
10:30PM
Laura gets the shock of her life when she hears that Rosemary has been shot dead, only to discover that the body was misidentified.
October 27 - Monday
8:00PM
David Calder Perfume, Christopher Fulford Scoop, David Snow, Tom Eldridge and Julia Eldridge appear.
9:00PM
An unlikely friendship transformed Bill Sackter into a national hero for people with disabilities.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg is about to negotiate the environmental element of the new reform package, but she must face the reality of parties unwilling to compromise.
October 28 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin decides to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of very cool and very corrupt young Catholics. As he rises through the ranks he discovers that the leader of them all is the earnest, keyboard-playing Dessie. And when his sister Fidelma falls for this corrupt young Don, Martin must face a decision.
8:30PM
The Examiner has an interesting proposition for Tim this week. Senior MI5 management have decided to introduce random drug testing and The Examiner, it transpires, has something of a soft spot for substances of the illegal variety, leading us on nicely to the aforementioned interesting proposition. In exchange for a sample of Tim's drug-free blood, The Examiner will give a big promotion: Win, win.
9:00PM
The actor discovers some of the hidden extras on offer in the world's most expensive hotels. He goes underground at Paris's George V for a tasting session in its fine wine cellars and catches up with the managing director of London's Goring, who reveals why the hotel has become the unofficial royal choice. At the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Richard talks to a wedding planner who has organized nuptials for celebrities including Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie and Katy Perry, and he also chats to Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.
10:00PM
Pairing deft guitar with his lithe falsetto, Moses Sumney performs his soulful folk on KCET’s Studio A. Sumney grew up splitting time between Southern California and Ghana. He recently broke into the Los Angeles music scene with his solo performances, which feature a vibrant choir of his looped vocals.
October 29 - Wednesday
8:30PM
Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. In this Earth Focus report, Human Rights Watch looks at the allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and 95%-owned by Barrick Gold--a Canadian company that is the world's largest gold producer. The Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd., which would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred-held body of water. Protrack Episode Number: 44
9:00PM
In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there.
10:00PM
Holly visits the state of kings in Vrindavan and and attends the colorful Bundi Utsav Festival.
October 30 - Thursday
8:00PM
Last episode of season 4! Martin is busy with patients on his last day in town. After a car accident, Louisa goes into labor.
9:00PM
Machine Project recently invited over 20 artists to respond to notable architectural sites throughout Los Angeles.
10:00PM
The episode begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides across America from Austin to Atlanta.
10:30PM
Vast sand dunes, some the size of small mountains, line long stretches of Brazil's northeast coast.
October 31 - Friday
8:30PM
Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. In this Earth Focus report, Human Rights Watch looks at the allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and 95%-owned by Barrick Gold--a Canadian company that is the world's largest gold producer. The Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd., which would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred-held body of water. Protrack Episode Number: 44
9:00PM
The role of urban agriculture America and its potential for revitalizing cities is examined.
10:00PM
Pairing deft guitar with his lithe falsetto, Moses Sumney performs his soulful folk on KCET’s Studio A. Sumney grew up splitting time between Southern California and Ghana. He recently broke into the Los Angeles music scene with his solo performances, which feature a vibrant choir of his looped vocals.