KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
September 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
September 1 - Monday
8:00PM
The squad faces a professional and personal dilemma when Brian enters rehab to treat his alcoholism, and stumbles upon a case involving the death of a heroin addict.
9:00PM
This is the third installment of a four-part series that explores the Scandinavian experience of immigration, the process of Americanization, and the power of family and community.
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.
September 2 - Tuesday
8:01PM
Poole and the team attempt to solve a seemingly impossible murder when the former owner of a sugar plantation is found with a machete in his back.
9:00PM
Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car.
9:22PM
When Amjad moves from the news desk to the magazine, he decides to profile a sheep who can "understand" soldiers.
10:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
10:30PM
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.
September 3 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Val Zavala brings you the personal story of an army sergeant who shares her harrowing account of rape and post-traumatic stress disorder.
8:30PM
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation uncovers the human and environmental cost of shrimp farming.
9:00PM
The doc exposes the stark global inequalities driving global warming.
10:00PM
Travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia to the Caribbean to learn how the spice trails impacted ancient civilizations.
September 4 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin's dreams are turned upside-down when Louisa returns to Portwenn with big news.
9:00PM
This episode features artwork inspired by the life and death of Kelly Thomas and an exhibition of origami influenced by scientific and mathematical techniques.
10:00PM
The world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar players gather to share their passion for music.
September 5 - Friday
8:00PM
Val Zavala brings you the personal story of an army sergeant who shares her harrowing account of rape and post-traumatic stress disorder.
8:30PM
Host Jim Doti interviews legendary film star Leslie Caron, who's best known for her role in 'The L-Shaped Room.'
9:00PM
This program offers an unprecedented glimpse at some of the most stunning treasures of the Japanese Imperial Household.
10:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
10:30PM
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.
September 6 - Saturday
8:00PM
When a dishonorable man is bludgeoned to death with a hammer, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is hanged.
9:00PM
Poole and the team attempt to solve a seemingly impossible murder when the former owner of a sugar plantation is found with a machete in his back.
10:00PM
Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car.
10:22PM
When Amjad moves from the news desk to the magazine, he decides to profile a sheep who can "understand" soldiers.
September 7 - Sunday
8:00PM
When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, but the police think the death was accidental.
9:00PM
The mysterious death of a union leader in a mine 800 feet underground leads Gently and Bacchus to explore the tensions and relationships in the community.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura find themselves entangled in a watery murder mystery while restoring a walled garden.
September 8 - Monday
8:00PM
The team finds itself at the center of a shocking cover-up when investigating the death of a respected journalist who though he had uncovered a UFO crash.
9:00PM
The show examines how a community's sense of identity is lost in the rising tides of climate change.
10:00PM
The multi-layered onion that is Kasper Juul finally gets peeled back, revealing a core that's far less rotten than its outer shell.
September 9 - Tuesday
8:00PM
DI Richard Poole is perplexed by a fatal fire at the island convent.
9:00PM
Amjad struggles to choose between an Islamic and Jewish kindergarten for his daughter.
9:23PM
Meir is kidnapped by a taxi driver and his cronies while on assignment photographing Miss Israel.
10:00PM
Pairing chamber pop with lead vocalist Kristianne Bautista's smoky vocals, Kan Wakan brings its downbeat cinematic sound to '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.
September 10 - Wednesday
8:00PM
A look at L.A.'s confusing mural law, citizen science in Angelenos' backyards, gardening in public spaces, and reclaiming abandoned homes.
8:30PM
This episode explores the affects of the BP oil spill, which includes ocean acidification.
9:00PM
The film brings to light one of the worst yet least publicized U.S. industrial contamination disasters.
10:30PM
The doc examines the timely yet often under-reported topic of elder financial exploitation.
September 11 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin gets double the baby grief, with pregnant Louisa finding her return to Portwenn difficult and with a patient seeking infertility treatments.
9:00PM
The series premiere focuses on art in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange counties, including a profile on hijabistas who are redefining Muslim-American fashion.
10:00PM
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero perform an array of original compositions and island standards.
September 12 - Friday
8:00PM
A look at L.A.'s confusing mural law, citizen science in Angelenos' backyards, gardening in public spaces, and reclaiming abandoned homes.
8:30PM
This documentary highlights the breathtaking tradition of the annual round-up of Icelandic horses.
9:00PM
The anime film is dedicated to Marcel Junod, a Swiss doctor who treated survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
10:00PM
Pairing chamber pop with lead vocalist Kristianne Bautista's smoky vocals, Kan Wakan brings its downbeat cinematic sound to '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.
September 13 - Saturday
8:00PM
When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, but the police think the death was accidental.
9:00PM
DI Richard Poole is perplexed by a fatal fire at the island convent.
10:00PM
Amjad struggles to choose between an Islamic and Jewish kindergarten for his daughter.
10:23PM
Meir is kidnapped by a taxi driver and his cronies while on assignment photographing Miss Israel.
September 14 - Sunday
8:00PM
KCET is cerebrating its 50th anniversary with a marathon of Huell Howser's 'California Missions.' He visits the Santa Barbara Mission, among others, in this episode.
8:30PM
Huell visits Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Mission San Miguel Arcangel, and Mission San Antonio de Padua.
9:00PM
Huell visits Mission Soledad, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, and Mission San Juan Bautista.
9:30PM
Huell tours Mission Santa Cruz, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, and Mission San Jose.
10:00PM
Huell explores Mission San Francisco de Asis, Mission San Rafael Arcangel, and Mission San Francisco Solano.
10:30PM
The series finale takes Huell to Mission San Antonio de Pala, California's 'forgotten' mission and the only Spanish mission that continues to service Native Americans.
September 15 - Monday
8:00PM
In commemoration of KCET's 50th anniversary, we're re-airing Helen Mirren's award-winning British police procedural nightly from 8-10 p.m. Regularly scheduled programming will resume on Sept. 22.
9:00PM
DCI Jane Tennison finally gets the opportunity to lead a murder investigation when the detective in charge of the case drops dead of a heart attack.
10:00PM
Birgitte is stuck between a rock and a hard place when she discovers that her husband's new job could create a conflict of interest for her office.
September 16 - Tuesday
8:00PM
DCI Jane Tennison is once again discriminated against when her superiors pass her over in favor of DCI John Shefford to head a murder investigation.
9:00PM
DCI Jane Tennison's obsession with the murder case has begun to take its toll -- both at home and on the job.
10:00PM
DI Richard Poole and his colleagues are baffled by an apparent suicide at an elite plastic surgery clinic.
September 17 - Wednesday
8:00PM
The discovery of a young girl's dead body leads Jane into a community that distrusts the police.
9:00PM
When the body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back of a largely Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, the case comes to DCI Jane Tennison.
10:00PM
'SoCal Connected' visits The Last Bookstore, which has become a cornerstone for the downtown Los Angeles community.
10:30PM
With hunting permitted in many western states, the future of this once endangered species is up in the air again.
September 18 - Thursday
8:00PM
A murder case becomes mired in prejudice and politics, more than enough for Jane to contend with, but nothing compared to the problems she faces when her personal and professional worlds collide.
9:00PM
DCI Jane Tennison's tenacity and drive move the murder investigation through to a satisfying conclusion.
10:00PM
'Artbound' travels with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio as they perform a commemorative artist action to reconnect Los Angeles to its water supply.
September 19 - Friday
8:00PM
The murder of a streetwalker takes DCI Jane Tennison deep into the underworld of teenage prostitution.
9:00PM
DCI Jane Tennison has been transferred to a new station and tasked with cleaning up the streets of Soho.
10:00PM
The series premiere features L.A.-based musician Chelsea Wolfe, whose entrancing vocals have earned her critical accolades.
10:30PM
'SoCal Connected' visits The Last Bookstore, which has become a cornerstone for the downtown Los Angeles community.
September 20 - Saturday
8:00PM
Adventure filmmaker and author Karin Muller hitchhiked around Cuba for three months, living with fisherman and farmers, Santeria priestesses and country doctors.
9:00PM
DI Richard Poole and his colleagues are baffled by an apparent suicide at an elite plastic surgery clinic.
10:00PM
The doc charts Cruz Reynoso's humble origins, his appointment to the California Supreme Court, and more recently, his leadership role on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
September 21 - Sunday
8:00PM
Following an apartment fire and the death of a male prostitute, DCI Jane Tennison takes the team deep into the vice underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography, and sickening abuse.
9:00PM
DCI Jane Tennison is dealt a homicide case involving corruption and runaway children.
10:00PM
Father Brown investigates a murder that was made to look like a suicide.
September 22 - Monday
8:00PM
The UCOS team exhumes the body of a car crash victim after her husband claims to have seen her 18 months after her death.
9:00PM
For centuries, this sleek, long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America, if not the world. It was then hunted to extinction in a matter of decades.
10:00PM
Birgitte gets everything she wants and loses everything she needs.
September 23 - Tuesday
8:00PM
DI Poole and his team find themselves becoming involved in a mysterious plot of pirates and ancient myths after a treasure hunter is found murdered in the jungle.
9:00PM
Amjad's family is invited to celebrate Passover with Jewish friends and Amjad sees an opportunity to adopt new religious rituals.
9:27PM
General Security Services pressure Amjad to provide them with information about possible threats.
10:00PM
Songstress Laura Pergolizzi, also known as LP, unleashes her uplifting anthems and infectious rhythms on this session of 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
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.
September 24 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Many serious childhood diseases have been nearly eradicated in the U.S., but with more and more parents choosing against vaccinating their kids, health officials are warning of an alarming increase in the outbreak of preventable illnesses.
8:30PM
An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will bring jobs and prosperity until environmentalists step in to try to stop it.
9:00PM
This film explores the tragicomic tale of the 10-year battle over America's largest proposed clean energy project.
10:30PM
Passionate activists who are fighting for environmental justice in their communities are showcased.
September 25 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa has a medical scare and Martin diagnoses officer Penhale's brother Sam with an illness.
9:00PM
Artbound's fifth season kicks off with an exciting collaboration with MOCAtv.
10:00PM
This premiere episode of season two of this series visits Pasadena, Calif. for its ArtNight celebration.
10:30PM
As hate crimes against Muslims rise across the country, "An American Mosque" offers a cautionary tale of the human consequence of intolerance.
September 26 - Friday
8:00PM
Many serious childhood diseases have been nearly eradicated in the U.S., but with more and more parents choosing against vaccinating their kids, health officials are warning of an alarming increase in the outbreak of preventable illnesses.
8:30PM
Johnny Martinez was known as the Godfather of Salsa in Los Angeles, but his influence spanned worldwide.
9:00PM
Hideaki Anno, best known for his animated series Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Shinji Higuchi, director of Attack on Titan, discuss the magic of Japanese special effects.
10:00PM
Songstress Laura Pergolizzi, also known as LP, unleashes her uplifting anthems and infectious rhythms on this session of 'Studio A.'
10:30PM
The lives and works of trailblazing Renaissance-era female artists in Florence, Italy are explored.
September 27 - Saturday
8:00PM
Father Brown investigates a murder that was made to look like a suicide.
9:00PM
DI Poole and his team find themselves becoming involved in a mysterious plot of pirates and ancient myths after a treasure hunter is found murdered in the jungle.
10:00PM
Amjad's family is invited to celebrate Passover with Jewish friends and Amjad sees an opportunity to adopt new religious rituals.
10:27PM
General Security Services pressure Amjad to provide them with information about possible threats.
September 28 - Sunday
8:00PM
KCET celebrates its golden anniversary with a television special.
9:00PM
Lady Felicia is horrified to find an injured man in his underwear stuck in a tree on her estate.
10:00PM
Rosemary and Laura become prime murder suspects during their trip to the French Riviera.
September 29 - Monday
8:00PM
The squad reopens the investigation into producer Max Stone's death and Eva's subsequent disappearance.
9:00PM
Award-winning journalist and radio personality Patt Morrison interviews legendary singer Linda Ronstadt about her latest memoir, "Simple Dreams."
10:00PM
Birgitte is visiting soldiers stationed in Afghanistan when their encampment is attacked, and several soldiers are killed.
September 30 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin’s twelfth birthday takes a bad turn when his new bicycle gets trashed by the Bonner brothers. Seeking protection from another bully, Declan Mannion, Martin is forced to play cupid to set him up with his sister. Outraged at Martin being bullied, Liam confronts Mr. Bonner, but instead the pair strike up an unlikely friendship, and Liam is welcomed into a clandestine support group for disenchanted fathers
8:30PM
Thirty-something Tim has reached a crossroads. Not only is he stuck in a dead-end job at Computer Universe, but he's locked in a custody battle with nice-as-nettles ex-wife Judith (Dolly Wells) over son Marcus (Jude Wright), a precocious nine year-old who is as happy spending time with his dad as a PETA member would be modeling fur coats. Tim's world is shaken, and most definitely stirred, however, when he's accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5, going from zero to hero.
9:00PM
The Withnail & I actor presents the travel show highlighting some of the world's most luxurious hotels, and exploring the many varied aspects of the hospitality industry. He begins by examining the roles power and money play in the business, checking into Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, California's Barkley Pet Hotel and the $44,000-a-night Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York.
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 on Studio A. When Amarante relocated to Los Angeles, he started the indie rock act Little Joy with the Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, but his recent debut solo record reveals pensive and heartfelt songs inflected with subtle bossa nova vibes.
10:30PM
This documentary highlights the breathtaking tradition of the annual round-up of Icelandic horses.