KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
March 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
March 1 - Sunday
8:00PM
Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned minutes before taking her final vows to become a nun.
9:00PM
A murder at a remote cottage takes Vera Stanhope back to a place full of childhood memories.
10:31PM
Rachel's moment of indiscretion threatens to come back to haunt her when a confused Sean takes a phone call from her one-night stand.
March 2 - Monday
8:00PM
Feathers are ruffled when recently retired police officer Dan Griffin joins UCOS, replacing Brian.
9:00PM
Troubled saleswoman Helen, whose mother was murdered back in episode one, turns up on Janet's doorstep with information that takes the investigation in a completely different direction.
10:00PM
Birgitte negotiates her first finance bill into place after only a few short months as prime minister. But several members of parliament withdraw their support before the final ratification.
March 3 - Tuesday
8:29PM
These performances bring the Southern California Sheet Music Collection to life and offer a singular portrait of Los Angeles history and culture.
9:03PM
From Latin alternative rock to politically-charged hip-hop, Ceci Bastida's rhythmic sound travels across genres.
9:33PM
Take a musical voyage with videos from Cambodian-U.S. group Dengue Fever, Norwegian metal band Motorpsycho, and Portuguese guitarists Les Enfants Terribles.
10:00PM
We hike the Pacific Crest Trail with actress Reese Witherspoon before travelling by foot across Copenhagen and walking on the Metro Trail in D.C.
10:30PM
This episode explores how farming can provide both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
March 4 - Wednesday
8:00PM
The use of antipsychotic drugs on the elderly has sparked a series of lawsuits and criticism from reform groups and advocates fighting for better regulation and enforcement.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' showcases films documenting watershed restoration efforts.
9:00PM
In a world where frontlines no longer exist, America's female patriots confront the horrors of war like never before.
10:00PM
America's female patriots pay the price of freedom as they shatter the brass ceiling one valiant deed at a time.
March 5 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa decides to leave Martin, once and for all, and head to Spain with baby James.
8:48PM
Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman and his team are perplexed by the seemingly random killing of a stand-in on a film set.
9:43PM
Martin sees "the greatest thing his little eyes have ever witnessed" as he sets to work on a golf course.
10:07PM
Tim is in the midst of a custody battle when he's accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5.
10:30PM
Dave Yetman takes the train to the indigenous city of Huancayo, high on the Altiplano of the Andes.
March 6 - Friday
8:00PM
The use of antipsychotic drugs on the elderly has sparked a series of lawsuits and criticism from reform groups and advocates fighting for better regulation and enforcement.
8:30PM
Host James Doti interviews Nobel Peace Prize-winning Holocaust survivor and acclaimed author Elie Wiesel.
9:00PM
From Latin alternative rock to politically-charged hip-hop, Ceci Bastida's rhythmic sound travels across genres.
9:30PM
Take a musical voyage with videos from Cambodian-U.S. group Dengue Fever, Norwegian metal band Motorpsycho, and Portuguese guitarists Les Enfants Terribles.
10:00PM
Amjad joins a gym and the other gym patrons mistakenly believe he belongs to an elite army unit that also trains there.
10:30PM
Amjad hires a woman to prepare a new room for his soon-to-be-born child but he is blamed when the woman disappears.
March 7 - Saturday
8:00PM
Louisa decides to leave Martin, once and for all, and head to Spain with baby James.
9:00PM
Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned minutes before taking her final vows to become a nun.
10:00PM
Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman and his team are perplexed by the seemingly random killing of a stand-in on a film set.
March 8 - Sunday
8:01PM
Father Brown joins the search when a girl who's believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight.
9:00PM
Vera unravels deadly secrets and murderous consequences fueled by power, money and a mother's love.
10:30PM
Troubled saleswoman Helen, whose mother was murdered back in episode one, turns up on Janet's doorstep with information that takes the investigation in a completely different direction.
March 9 - Monday
8:00PM
When blood-stained clothes belonging to Simon Belgrade, missing for five years, are uncovered in a London forest, UCOS find themselves trying to solve the conundrum of what seems to have been the perfect vanishing act.
9:00PM
Having realized her marriage is a mistake, Rachel is still staying at Janet's and making excuses for her absence, but Sean isn't prepared to accept that things have gone so wrong, so quickly. Meanwhile, the investigation into Joe Bevan continues as the body count rises and the team faces the mammoth task of identifying the victims and determining the order in which they were murdered.
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.
March 10 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The episode explores social practice arts throughout Southern California, including Olga Koumoundouros' occupation of foreclosed homes.
9:00PM
Surf-punk trio Tijuana Panthers got its start at Long Beach backyard parties, but has evolved into an upstart act that distills various eras of California rock 'n' roll into a unified powerhouse sound.
9:30PM
Get your dance on to music from Berlin-based pop band OY, Brazilian indie musician Nobat, and electronic artist A Thousand Years.
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
'Earth Focus' showcases films documenting watershed restoration efforts.
March 11 - Wednesday
8:00PM
In this episode of "SoCal Connected," Val Zavala explores end of life options that seek to alleviate pain and suffering for patients.
8:30PM
This episode investigates why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars.
9:00PM
This award-winning documentary presents a colorful look at the unsung and daring 19th-century African American activist Mary Ellen Pleasant.
10:00PM
Asia Broadcasting Union offers special music live with renowned artists from China, South Korea, Australia, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam, Brunei, Maldives, Thailand and Indonesia in a two-part series.
March 12 - Thursday
8:00PM
The very first episode! As Martin moves in, he realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be smooth sailing.
8:47PM
The murder of a local gigolo brings DI Goodman and his team into contact with Saint-Marie's social elite.
9:42PM
Martin reaches an important rite of passage in any young man's life.
10:06PM
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.
10:30PM
David Yetman climbs over old and new lava flows to observe new lands emerging from the ocean.
March 13 - Friday
8:00PM
In this episode of "SoCal Connected," Val Zavala explores end of life options that seek to alleviate pain and suffering for patients.
8:30PM
This episode investigates why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars.
9:00PM
Surf-punk trio Tijuana Panthers got its start at Long Beach backyard parties, but has evolved into an upstart act that distills various eras of California rock 'n' roll into a unified powerhouse sound.
9:30PM
Get your dance on to music from Berlin-based pop band OY, Brazilian indie musician Nobat, and electronic artist A Thousand Years.
10:00PM
While her mother is in the hospital, Maya makes Amjad’s life difficult. Amjad, on Bushra’s advice, decides on a new set of rules for Maya. Amjad opens a Facebook account, which leads him to have a virtual affair with another woman.
10:30PM
Amjad and Bushra’s fears comes true, and there are complications during the birth of the twins. At the same time, a new neighbor in the building does all he can to make Amjad leave. But Amjad in turn decides to declare war on the entire building.
March 14 - Saturday
March 15 - Sunday
8:00PM
After a murder at a charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge, but Father Brown is determined to prove his innocence.
9:00PM
This behind-the-scenes special features interviews with the co-creators and stars of "Father Brown."
10:30PM
Having realized her marriage is a mistake, Rachel is still staying at Janet's and making excuses for her absence, but Sean isn't prepared to accept that things have gone so wrong, so quickly. Meanwhile, the investigation into Joe Bevan continues as the body count rises and the team faces the mammoth task of identifying the victims and determining the order in which they were murdered.
March 16 - Monday
8:00PM
When the team investigate the death of an MP's researcher and find themselves in hot pursuit of a mysterious Bosnian woman, Strickland introduces Pullman to a war crimes prosecutor who proves to be more than helpful to their case.
9:00PM
When Janet gets called in to Gill's office to explain a cheeky email that she's sent to Rob, she's adamant that it wasn't from her, and mortified that Rob will think it is - especially since she's already embarrassed him in a moment of madness. But if Janet thought this was the worst the day could throw at her, she couldn't be more wrong. The story of the week involves the suspicious death of care home resident Gerald French. When daughter Catherine raises concerns about the level of care her father had been receiving, Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate. And when cripplingly shy trainee, Rosie, is discovered slapping a resident, she is devastated to find that her charismatic mentor doesn't have her best interests at heart.
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.
March 17 - Tuesday
8:00PM
What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? A new series of short documentary films profiles four L.A. as Subject collectors who have obsessively focused on a narrow slice of Southern California history.
9:00PM
A throwback to the 1970s in this KCET vintage session featuring country crooner Kris Kristofferson, whose low drawl and lonesome guitar strums made him an icon of the Western revival.
10:00PM
The season two premiere of 'City Walk' takes audiences from the Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas to abandoned buildings in New York.
10:30PM
This episode investigates why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars.
March 18 - Wednesday
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
A medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi in late 2012. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old journalist Radha Bedi traveled to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there.
10:00PM
Asia Broadcasting Union offers special music live with renowned artists from China, South Korea, Australia, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam, Brunei, Maldives, Thailand and Indonesia in a two-part series.
March 19 - Thursday
8:00PM
When Martin fires Elaine for her inefficiency, he becomes universally disliked in the village.
10:29PM
This behind-the-scenes special features interviews with the co-creators and stars of "Father Brown."
March 20 - Friday
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
A throwback to the 1970s in this KCET vintage session featuring country crooner Kris Kristofferson, whose low drawl and lonesome guitar strums made him an icon of the Western revival.
10:00PM
The season premiere finds Amjad unemployed and Bushra pregnant. Meanwhile, Meir's mother offers him rent money on the condition that his Muslim wife Amal converts to Judaism.
10:30PM
Amjad uses his newfound status as an activist to become a media consultant, while Meir gets mistaken for a Zionist settler when stepping foot on occupied territory.
March 21 - Saturday
9:30PM
This behind-the-scenes special features interviews with the co-creators and stars of "Father Brown."
March 22 - Sunday
8:00PM
Mayor William Knight is electrocuted by a microphone at the annual village fundraiser.
9:00PM
Vera is reunited with her first sergeant, Stuart Macken, when his house is tragically firebombed.
10:30PM
When Janet gets called in to Gill's office to explain a cheeky email that she's sent to Rob, she's adamant that it wasn't from her, and mortified that Rob will think it is - especially since she's already embarrassed him in a moment of madness. But if Janet thought this was the worst the day could throw at her, she couldn't be more wrong. The story of the week involves the suspicious death of care home resident Gerald French. When daughter Catherine raises concerns about the level of care her father had been receiving, Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate. And when cripplingly shy trainee, Rosie, is discovered slapping a resident, she is devastated to find that her charismatic mentor doesn't have her best interests at heart.
March 23 - Monday
8:00PM
Pullman seizes the chance to solve a murder that she believes is linked to her first ever case, and the team start putting together a jigsaw puzzle of suspects from a photograph taken in a London park in the 90s. Eventually faced with increasing pressure to hand over the investigation, Sandra makes a huge decision, which is going to change UCOS forever.
9:00PM
Rachel is shocked when Janet walks in on her and Kev in the bedroom, and is forced to admit that her chaotic life is affecting her work. Meanwhile, Syndicate 9 are left reeling at the identity of the mole in the team, and when a body is found in Oldham town centre, the detective duo discover that a spate of street robberies may lead them to the killer. Crime drama, starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones.
10:00PM
As Birgitte becomes a better prime minister, she turns into a worse wife in her husband's eyes.
March 24 - Tuesday
8:00PM
An 'Artbound' special episode on the Otis Report on the Creative Economy.
9:00PM
Pairing deft guitar with lithe falsetto, Moses Sumney performs his soulful folk on 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you.
10:00PM
This episode features city hill walks in San Francisco, visits Ocean View Farms in west L.A., and profiles animator Bill Plympton.
10:30PM
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.
March 25 - Wednesday
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' investigates why there's no federal regulation for coal ash, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.
9:00PM
The film uses both historical material and live reenactments to present the dramatic suffrage campaign that won California women the right to vote nine years before the federal amendment.
9:30PM
We follow Japan's team at the world's most prestigious gastronomy competition, the Bocuse d'Or.
10:30PM
A famous Taiwanese actress revisits a children’s theater troupe who she supported after the Great East Japan earthquake.
March 26 - Thursday
8:00PM
Dr. Martin announces on his new radio show that there is something dangerous in the public pool.
9:42PM
It's Fidelma and Dessie's wedding, and Martin has to say a heartbreaking goodbye to his big sister.
10:06PM
Tim learns how to hack computers at work and lowers Marcus' straight As.
10:30PM
On September 16 each year, Mexicans commemorate the "Grito," the call for independence from Spain.
March 27 - Friday
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' investigates why there's no federal regulation for coal ash, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.
9:00PM
Pairing deft guitar with lithe falsetto, Moses Sumney performs his soulful folk on 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you.
10:00PM
Bushra is in the hospital, and Amjad, now home alone, asks his parents for help. After trouble with his cleaning lady, Shuster brings him a wonderful maid ... who's afraid of Arabs.
10:30PM
Amjad grows insanely jealous when an Arab gynecologist starts treating Bushra in the hospital.
March 28 - Saturday
8:00PM
Dr. Martin announces on his new radio show that there is something dangerous in the public pool.
9:00PM
Mayor William Knight is electrocuted by a microphone at the annual village fundraiser.
March 29 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown decides to transport a priceless holy relic to safety, risking his career in the process.
9:00PM
DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate a suspicious death in an army barracks.
10:30PM
Rachel is shocked when Janet walks in on her and Kev in the bedroom, and is forced to admit that her chaotic life is affecting her work. Meanwhile, Syndicate 9 are left reeling at the identity of the mole in the team, and when a body is found in Oldham town centre, the detective duo discover that a spate of street robberies may lead them to the killer. Crime drama, starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones.
March 30 - Monday
8:00PM
Feathers are ruffled when new boss DCI Sasha Miller arrives to take over the running of UCOS. An unexploded World War II bomb is unearthed on an urban allotment in west London, dredging up a longhidden murder weapon, and the team find themselves investigating a ritualistic killing of an Italian immigrant from 25 years ago.
9:00PM
With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest of tasks difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite them as a team. The duo soon have Gill's car in their sights and identify the kidnapper, but discover they are heading for a notorious suicide location. Can the detectives get to their boss in time?
10:00PM
The discovery that an extreme left-wing political party's offices were bugged by the government ultimately leads Birgitte to betray one of her friends in parliament and causes Katrine to question her newsroom's unethical practices.
March 31 - Tuesday
8:00PM
An Artbound special episode in partnership with the Grand Central Art Center. “Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser” considers the usage of “female Hysteria” throughout the decades in operatic form. Vireo is the brainchild of long-time collaborators, composer Lisa Bielawa and librettist Erik Ehn. Through the Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) artist-in-residence program, Bielawa and Ehn are working with director Charlie Otte to re-conceptualize the work, originally conceived as a traditional opera, into the format of a twelve-part broadcast series, to be filmed in front of a live audience, conducted by Bielawa.
8:30PM
10:00PM
In this episode, creating pedestrian safety in L.A. by improving sidewalks; walking the French Quarter of New Orleans; and reinventing Oklahoma City to make it more friendly to walking and biking.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' investigates why there's no federal regulation for coal ash, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.