KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
July 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
July 1 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Anchor Val Zavala brings the story of one family trying to stay together with a border between them.
8:30PM
In this episode, Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
9:01PM
This documentary looks at the battle to build a wind farm in the middle of the Nantucket Sound.
July 2 - Thursday
8:00PM
The doctor has to do some investigating of his own when Portwenn's new police commissioner begins showing signs of narcolepsy.
8:47PM
DI Goodman is embroiled in the cutthroat world of corporate team-building when an entrepreneur is killed, but a surprise revelation from one of the suspects threatens to derail the investigation.
9:45PM
The magic of Christmas has long been lost on Marcus and, when his party plans force the other kids to go on strike, he must make alternative arrangements. Meanwhile, 'tis not the season to be jolly if you're Portis. The agent's thoughts turn to revenge after he finds out about Tim and Caitlin having feelings for one another.
10:30PM
In this episode, Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
July 3 - Friday
10:00PM
Kenzo Tange's monumental structures inspired Japan as it recovered from postwar devastation.
July 4 - Saturday
8:58PM
As Birgitte's cause becomes a mass movement with no financial backing, she considers sacrificing her values for the sake of her new party's future.
9:58PM
What starts as an embarrassing case of projectile vomiting turns into a full-blown government debate about animal rights and Denmark's agriculture industry.
July 5 - Sunday
8:00PM
A murder at the local army barracks leads Father Brown to investigate another death 13 years ago.
9:00PM
The death of a woman in a suspicious fire that ripped through a coastal park is investigated.
10:30PM
In this episode, Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
July 6 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian knows his days at UCOS are numbered. Meanwhile, the team investigates the 16-year-old murder of a young mom by her criminal husband that could be a miscarriage of justice.
9:00PM
Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate the suspicious death of a nursing home resident.
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.
July 7 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The documentary explores the vibrant network of creativity in Southern California, including an examination of the underlying issues of access to arts education at Inner-City Arts.
9:02PM
Brothers Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei -- the force behind punkish rock band The Bots -- perform a high amplitude set on 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
The episode spotlights Finnish and Swedish band Pepe Deluxe, tropical psych band Chicano Batman, and Italian funk group Fitness Forever.
10:00PM
When rock star Stewart Copeland wants to relax, he gathers his buddies and takes to the bike path in Santa Monica. But when it comes to upper body exercise, he dances to the beat of his own drum.
10:30PM
In this episode, Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
July 8 - Wednesday
8:00PM
On athletic fields, grass is a thing of the past - artificial turf has largely taken over.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' explores how the U.S. economy and national security will be affected by the rising cost of climate change.
9:01PM
"A Whole Lott More" looks at the struggles of Ohio's Lott Industries, a company employing 1200 workers with disabilities, and examines the wider world of employment options for people with disabilities.
10:30PM
As hate crimes against Muslims rise across the country, "An American Mosque" offers a cautionary tale of the human consequence of intolerance.
July 9 - Thursday
8:00PM
Bert Large opens a restaurant in Portwenn, leading everyone in town to contract food poisoning.
8:46PM
Jack Harmer, accused of murdering Sabine Mason, is himself shot dead in his prison cell, and a car is seen speeding away from the scene.
9:39PM
Steve Coogan guest stars as a sleazy fish factory owner who might fund mama Moone's campaign to support an underdog's bid for the Irish presidency.
10:03PM
Tim is in the midst of a custody battle when he's accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5.
10:30PM
Wildlife predators and prey are on the march for survival in this vast savannah.
July 10 - Friday
8:30PM
Poignant and often heartbreaking stories of families across the country who have a gay child.
July 11 - Saturday
8:00PM
In this eclectic performance, each tenor offers a musical style influenced by a region of Ireland.
9:30PM
In this eclectic performance, each tenor offers a musical style influenced by a region of Ireland.
July 12 - Sunday
8:00PM
When Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown must prove his innocence.
9:00PM
The remains of a teenage girl are found half-buried in a wood spark a 30 year-old mystery.
10:30PM
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.
July 13 - Monday
8:00PM
As Lane comes to terms with life after UCOS, Esther asks him to help one of her book club friends find her missing brother. Will his nose for the truth get him into further trouble?
9:00PM
Janet walks in on Rachel and DC Kevin Lumb having an affair, forcing her to admit that her dysfunctional personal life is affecting her work.
10:00PM
Birgitte's dream of a new Denmark slowly materializes when she assembles a "band of brothers" to form the New Democrats Party.
July 14 - Tuesday
8:00PM
What happens when collecting becomes more than just a hobby? A new series of short documentaries profiles collectors who have obsessively focused on a narrow slice of Southern California history.
9:00PM
Grammy award-winning producer Daniel Lanois brings his studio to the stage, performing grand piano, steel guitar, and a full band setup.
10:00PM
Twice a year the streets of Pasadena, California come alive as tens of thousands enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment at ArtNight, a celebration that can only be enjoyed on foot.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' explores how the U.S. economy and national security will be affected by the rising cost of climate change.
July 15 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Reporter Conor Knighton examines the increased use of police body cameras and the policies being developed to protect both officers and the public.
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 as well.
9:00PM
This documentary is a heartbreaking film about the journey of Mien and other young Cambodian girls who have become victims of sex slavery.
10:00PM
Two American athletes experience the culture, the spirituality and the stunning scenery of Tibet.
July 16 - Thursday
8:00PM
What do a rash, missing kitten, obnoxious neighbors, and agoraphobia have in common? Doc Martin, of course.
8:46PM
The owner of a rum distillery is murdered during a seance, and all clues point to the prime suspect being a ghost.
9:39PM
Martin demolishes part of their garden wall to shorten his commute to school, infuriating his mother, who's trying to launch her new weight-loss business from the garden workshop.
10:02PM
It's Tim's first day at MI5. After receiving a "standard" retina scan, it becomes abundantly clear that this is no ordinary workplace.
10:30PM
The architecture and backstory to this once powerful independent kingdom is amazing and horrifying.
July 17 - Friday
8:00PM
Reporter Conor Knighton examines the increased use of police body cameras and the policies being developed to protect both officers and the public.
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 as well.
9:00PM
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
10:30PM
In this eclectic performance, each tenor offers a musical style influenced by a region of Ireland.
July 18 - Saturday
8:00PM
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.
9:30PM
Rick Steves celebrate the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond.
10:00PM
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
July 19 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown persuades Sid to go undercover at Upcott Seminary to flush out the killer.
9:00PM
The death of a John Doe found in the slurry pit of a remote Northumberland farm is investigating.
10:30PM
July 20 - Monday
8:00PM
Feathers are ruffled when recently retired police officer Dan Griffin joins UCOS, replacing Brian.
9:00PM
With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet makes even the simplest of tasks difficult.
10:00PM
As Birgitte's cause becomes a mass movement with no financial backing, she considers sacrificing her values for the sake of her new party's future.
July 21 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' travels with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio as they perform a commemorative artist action to reconnect Los Angeles to its water supply.
9:00PM
Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis performs a set of upbeat songs, interweaving energetic indie rock with subtle country and pop style.
9:30PM
This episode features Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor, Puerto Rican Afro-funk group Bando, Egyptian and Lebanese duo Maii and Zeid, South Korean rockers Thornapple, Dutch-Brazilian group Zuco 103, and minimalist composers Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds. KCET is Southern California...
10:00PM
This episode of "City Walk" strolls the green paths of Ocean View Farms Community Gardens in Los Angeles, hikes the scenic canyons of Orange County, walks the doublewide sidewalks of old New York and visits a bike oasis in Las Vegas.
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 as well.
July 22 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Designed to encourage home ownership, Los Angeles is allowing developers to build single family homes on very small lots.
8:30PM
Between 70 to 210 million gallons of waste oil are dumped at sea by commercial ships each year. 'Earth Focus' explores what citizens can do to help stop illegal dumping.
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
A Lakota mother seeks the source of the water contamination that damaged her daughter's health.
July 23 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa is green with envy when a glamorous divorcee storms into town, leaving the men slobbering.
8:46PM
DI Goodman is convinced that there's more to the murder of a surf instructor than meets the eye.
9:39PM
Martin's uncle arrives for an unexpected visit and insists on telling him about the birds and the bees.
10:03PM
Tim learns how to hack computers at work to lower his son Marcus' straight As.
10:30PM
Bill gives rules for a successful safari and tries to find six special animals in one safari drive.
July 24 - Friday
9:00PM
10:00PM
July 25 - Saturday
8:00PM
9:00PM
10:00PM
July 26 - Sunday
8:00PM
When the father of a young writer is murdered, tension mounts against the travellers in Kembleford.
9:00PM
Secrets and lies unfold after the body of a family man plummets from a multi-story car park.
10:30PM
July 27 - Monday
8:00PM
When blood-stained clothes belonging to a man missing for five years are uncovered in a London forest, UCOS tries to solve the conundrum of what seems to have been the perfect vanishing act.
9:00PM
Both Scott and Bailey pass the promotion board with flying colors, leaving Gill to decide who stays on as sergeant at Syndicate 9.
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.
July 28 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' travels to Southern California deserts in this episode that spotlights the landscape paintings of artist Diane Best, whose work personifies the creative spirit found throughout Joshua Tree.
9:00PM
Nick Waterhouse creates vintage-inspired music that spans decades, from the doo-wop era to the golden age of AM radio.
9:30PM
This episode features Argentinian indie folk group Onda Vaga, Mexican indie band Porter, Finnish-Swedish indie group Husky Rescue, Filipino punk band Sandwich, German synth band Cult Club, French electronic artist Arandel, and Japanese electronic artist Yuki Matsumura.
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
Between 70 to 210 million gallons of waste oil are dumped at sea by commercial ships each year. 'Earth Focus' explores what citizens can do to help stop illegal dumping.
July 29 - Wednesday
8:00PM
In this episode of "SoCal Connected," reporter Nick Hardcastle explores downtown L.A.'s Broadway Theater District.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' investigates why there's no federal regulation for coal ash, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.
9:00PM
Two young Scandinavian men spent nine months of a cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island.
10:00PM
A California architect and a landscape designer experience masterpiece gardens in Suzhou, China.
July 30 - Thursday
8:00PM
It's taken three seasons, but Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date.
8:46PM
Sainte-Marie Heritage Society members end up with food poisoning while celebrating the island's history with a traditional dinner. In the case of group president Francis Davison, it's fatal.
9:39PM
Martin decides to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of very hip, but very corrupt young Catholics.
10:03PM
When Marcus forbids Tim from joining his book club until he can demonstrate greater cultural awareness, he turns to Caitlin for help.
10:30PM
Nicknamed the Garden of Eden, this volcanic caldera is home to over 25,000 big game.
July 31 - Friday
9:00PM
10:00PM