KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
January 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
January 1 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin plans to leave Portwenn to resume his career as a surgeon after his baby's christening.
9:00PM
The three-hour marathon features a mash-up of the year's most memorable episodes, including pop surrealism, art installations at LAX, and theater performed by day laborers in Guatemala.
January 2 - Friday
8:00PM
Have you ever parked your car in L.A. only to return to a hefty fine placed on your windshield?
8:30PM
Chapman University president Jim Doti interviews award-winning mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker about his illustrious career and foray into literary fiction.
9:00PM
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music.
9:30PM
This episode features music videos from Filipino electronic producer Modulogeek, Japanese pop band Ya-to-i, and Australian-American duo Dirtmusic.
10:00PM
Amjad's world crumbles when a new rising star, an Arab reporter/writer, catches the attention of Israeli media.
10:30PM
Amjad and his family find themselves on the defensive with their Jewish neighbors, who eye them as a suspicious minority in the midst of the apparent war that's taking place outside.
January 3 - Saturday
8:00PM
Martin plans to leave Portwenn to resume his career as a surgeon after his baby's christening.
9:00PM
Father Brown helps a woman whose father is killed just weeks after her mother's death.
10:00PM
An investigation becomes more than personal for DI Richard Poole when the victim is murdered while handcuffed to him.
January 4 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently-returned prisoner of war is accused of killing his tyrannical uncle.
9:00PM
Gently and Bacchus are thrown into an emotionally-wrought case when a middle class couple's adopted child is kidnapped.
10:30PM
A suspicious car accident brings Rosemary and Thyme together at a wealthy businessman's house.
January 5 - Monday
8:00PM
Jack Halford deals a devastating blow to UCOS: he's quitting. But before the team can persuade him to stay, they're given just 24 hours to solve a 100-year-old murder mystery.
9:00PM
The Detective Constables investigate the murder of a pregnant girl made to resemble a suicide.
10:00PM
Birgitte fought to protect pigs last week and fights for prostitutes this week.
January 6 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' provides an exclusive look at the avant-garde opera, 'Invisible Cities.'
9:00PM
'Studio A' brings together a compilation of artists, including Chelsea Wolfe, Deap Vally, and Best Coast, performing live songs.
9:30PM
KCET debuts its new original world music video series that traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent.
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
After centuries of over-harvesting and bouts of disease, oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay plummeted along with profits for the oyster industry and the health of the Bay.
January 7 - Wednesday
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
The triumphs and tragedies punctuating the first 50 years of NASA's manned missions are examined.
January 8 - Thursday
8:00PM
Now that Louisa is out of the picture, Mrs. Tishell finally makes her move on the good doctor.
8:47PM
With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris, it's up to Dwayne and Fidel to investigate the murder of a local diver.
9:40PM
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.
10:04PM
A journey into the jungles of Bolivia takes us underground into the Anahi Mine, world renowned for its production of amethyst and ametrine.
10:33PM
Scientists direct excavations in the Maya city of Ceibal, deep in the Peten forest of Guatemala.
January 9 - Friday
8:00PM
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles.
8:30PM
With hunting permitted in many western states, the future of this once endangered species is up in the air again.
9:00PM
'Studio A' brings together a compilation of artists, including Chelsea Wolfe, Deap Vally, and Best Coast, performing live songs.
9:30PM
KCET debuts its new original world music video series that traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent.
10:00PM
Amjad goes on the show 'Big Brother' to prove that Arabs and Jews can live together peacefully under the same roof.
10:33PM
Amjad turns from a beloved star to enemy of state when he's caught peeing on a national monument.
January 10 - Saturday
8:00PM
Now that Louisa is out of the picture, Mrs. Tishell finally makes her move on the good doctor.
9:00PM
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently-returned prisoner of war is accused of killing his tyrannical uncle.
10:00PM
With Richard struck down by a tropical disease and Camille in Paris, it's up to Dwayne and Fidel to investigate the murder of a local diver.
January 11 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown must figure out who's sending poison pen letters framing his friend of murder.
9:00PM
Gently finds himself suspended from duty. Powerless, unprotected, and persecuted, he must confront his deepest fears and fight to the death.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura dig up a horse skeleton at a pop star's mansion before the singer himself is shot dead.
January 12 - Monday
8:00PM
The team investigates the death of a diplomat whose body is discovered in a river.
9:00PM
Rachel successfully traps a housewife's murderer, but gets a grisly bonus that leads to another death and another charge.
10:00PM
When Birgitte scouts a non-politician to run for parliament on her party's ticket, the newbie gets a lesson in mudslinging straight out of the gate.
January 13 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The episode examines Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "AgH2O" project that connects the elements mined from the Owens Valley to the emergence of the film industry.
9:00PM
Over the last two years, this trio has become one of L.A.'s fastest rising bands, best known for its bare bones style and honest lyrics.
9:30PM
KCET's newest original series features music videos from Trinidadian steel pan player Fimber Bravo, Spanish indie pop group La Bien Querida, and U.K. R&B musician Segilola.
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
With hunting permitted in many western states, the future of this once endangered species is up in the air again.
January 14 - Wednesday
8:00PM
The best kind of water is free, yet Southern California allows millions of gallons of rain water to flow down storm drains and into the ocean while spending millions to import expensive water.
8:30PM
This episode explores the effects of the BP oil spill, which include extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.
9:00PM
The first episode of the three-part docudrama -- directed by "House of Cards" and "The Wire" helmer Agnieszka Holland -- opens on January 16, 1969, when a college student set himself on fire in Prague. This act of remonstrance marked a turning point in Czech history.
10:30PM
In this thrilling adventure, Jonathan travels to the volcanic island of Manuk and the Maldives to swim with venomous sea snakes and manta rays.
January 15 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin and Louisa finally get hitched. But will it go off without a hitch, so to speak? Of course not; this is Portwenn we're talking about.
8:49PM
Carnival comes to Saint-Marie. Richard sees the dark side of show business when a comeback concert ends in the most public of murders.
9:42PM
Martin demolishes part of his 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.
10:05PM
Colombia's rugged countryside, the lives of its people and the world of emeralds are explored.
10:34PM
California's Sierra Nevada is the largest and highest mountain range in the U.S. The source of colossal wealth in the form of gold, and now water, it was a formidable roadblock to settlement of the state.
January 16 - Friday
8:00PM
The best kind of water is free, yet Southern California allows millions of gallons of rain water to flow down storm drains and into the ocean while spending millions to import expensive water.
8:30PM
This episode explores the effects of the BP oil spill, which include extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.
9:00PM
Over the last two years, this trio has become one of L.A.'s fastest rising bands, best known for its bare bones style and honest lyrics.
9:30PM
KCET's newest original series features music videos from Trinidadian steel pan player Fimber Bravo, Spanish indie pop group La Bien Querida, and U.K. R&B musician Segilola.
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
A BBC crew follows Amjad for a story on the everyday hardships of being a Palestinian in Israel.
January 17 - Saturday
8:00PM
Martin and Louisa finally get hitched. But will it go off without a hitch, so to speak? Of course not; this is Portwenn we're talking about.
9:00PM
Father Brown must figure out who's sending poison pen letters framing his friend of murder.
10:00PM
The first episode of the three-part docudrama -- directed by "House of Cards" and "The Wire" helmer Agnieszka Holland -- opens on January 16, 1969, when a college student set himself on fire in Prague. This act of remonstrance marked a turning point in Czech history.
January 18 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown's investigation into a race car driver's death infuriates Sullivan, who resolves to put an end to his meddling once and for all.
9:00PM
Gently is disappointed to learn that Bacchus has resigned, but insists that he help investigate a death in police custody.
10:30PM
Laura and Rosemary are in the midst of restoring a spa's ornate water garden when the owner is murdered.
January 19 - Monday
8:00PM
The team reopens the case of a poet whose burnt body was discovered in the scrapyard of a gangster.
9:00PM
DCI Murray wants to pin additional rape charges on Georgios Stelikos, who's on trial for murder. When asked to give evidence in court, Rachel discovers that her ex is the defending barrister.
10:00PM
Birgitte crashes and burns during a live TV1 debate in a performance that's a far cry from the one she delivered in the series premiere.
January 20 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' explores the prison industrial complex through the work of visual artists Sandow Birk, Alyse Emdur, and Richard Ross.
9:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
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
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
This episode explores the effects of the BP oil spill, which include extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.
January 21 - Wednesday
8:00PM
The crumb rubber covering artificial turf on athletic fields doesn't require as much water as grass -- a boon in times of drought -- but it's made of shredded tires filled with dangerous chemicals.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines endocrine disruptors -- ubiquitous chemicals that at extremely low doses affect development, metabolism, and fertility.
9:00PM
After a second self-burning, Dagmar Buresova takes on the case of Jan Palach's mother and brother, who make the unprecedented decision to sue a leading communist party official for libel.
10:30PM
After a close encounter with bull sharks, Jonathan gets a rare look into the high-tech world of astronauts who train for space walking underwater.
January 22 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party, their new nanny quits, and PC Penhale goes on a charm offensive to win friends.
8:49PM
Dwayne ends up embroiled in a murder investigation when a piece of incriminating evidence is found at the scene of the crime.
9:42PM
Martin's uncle arrives for an unexpected visit after a long absence and insists on telling him about the birds and the bees.
10:06PM
Nagin explores the metaphysical side of quartz and visits the Crystal Cave in Arkansas.
10:35PM
Pilgrims travel to the ancient Maya city of Tizimin in the Yucatan peninsula to celebrate Epiphany.
January 23 - Friday
8:00PM
The crumb rubber covering artificial turf on athletic fields doesn't require as much water as grass -- a boon in times of drought -- but it's made of shredded tires filled with dangerous chemicals.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines endocrine disruptors -- ubiquitous chemicals that at extremely low doses affect development, metabolism, and fertility.
9:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
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
The enlightened Amjad is invited to lecture on International Women's Day about his feminist outlook, which despises old values like family honor.
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.
January 24 - Saturday
8:00PM
Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party, their new nanny quits, and PC Penhale goes on a charm offensive to win friends.
9:00PM
Father Brown's investigation into a race car driver's death infuriates Sullivan, who resolves to put an end to his meddling once and for all.
10:00PM
After a second self-burning, Dagmar Buresova takes on the case of Jan Palach's mother and brother, who make the unprecedented decision to sue a leading communist party official for libel.
January 25 - Sunday
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
Gently and Bacchus investigate a young woman's murder after her body is washed up on the beach near the holiday camp where she worked.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura are working to restore lawns at an exclusive boarding school when a body turns up.
January 26 - Monday
8:00PM
The UCOS team investigates the murder of an East German immigrant whose last words translate to "blue flower."
9:00PM
Rachel's professional life hangs in the balance when DCI Gill Murray finds out that her relationship with Nick could have put a major case at risk.
10:00PM
The New Democrats discover a mole in their ranks.
January 27 - Tuesday
8:00PM
"Artbound" hits the streets of Melrose to uncover the history of Los Angeles' graffiti art culture that exploded in the late 1980s and early 90s.
9:00PM
Pairing chamber pop with lead vocalist Kristianne Bautista's smoky vocals, Kan Wakan brings its downbeat cinematic sound to 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you.
10:00PM
The episode begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides across America from Austin to Atlanta.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines endocrine disruptors -- ubiquitous chemicals that at extremely low doses affect development, metabolism, and fertility.
January 28 - Wednesday
8:00PM
For the past three years, Mt. Waterman hasn't had enough snow to open during the winters. With the help of new federal regulations, the ski resort now offers summer sports as an alternative.
8:30PM
We learn how to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, improve the lives of people trapped in poverty, and sequester carbon naturally.
9:00PM
Communist party official Vilem Novy's trial finally begins eight months after Jan Palach's death.
10:30PM
Jonathan sets course for the forbidden island of Ni'ihau to meet endangered Hawaiian monk seals and get insight into their lonely worlds.
January 29 - Thursday
8:00PM
Ruth has a secret admirer, but finds the attention unnerving. Meanwhile, Bert isn't amused when one of Louisa's students writes a scathing review of his restaurant in the school newsletter.
8:49PM
The team attempts to solve a seemingly impossible murder when the former owner of a sugar plantation is found with a machete in his back.
9:44PM
Martin decides to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of very hip, but very corrupt young Catholics.
10:08PM
Nagin flies into Brazil, visiting mines and exploring how minerals like aquamarine and tourmaline are cut, polished, and prepared for market.
10:35PM
Panama City has been a pivotal shipping port for hundreds of years-over water and over land.
January 30 - Friday
8:00PM
For the past three years, Mt. Waterman hasn't had enough snow to open during the winters. With the help of new federal regulations, the ski resort now offers summer sports as an alternative.
8:30PM
We learn how to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, improve the lives of people trapped in poverty, and sequester carbon naturally.
9:00PM
Pairing chamber pop with lead vocalist Kristianne Bautista's smoky vocals, Kan Wakan brings its downbeat cinematic sound to 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
This episode features the most popular music videos we've aired, as voted by you.
10:00PM
After Amjad's neighbor Timna remarks that there are no vegetarian Arabs, he decides to become the first, ultimately turning into a symbol of struggle for animal rights.
10:30PM
Amjad decides to throw a birthday party for his father until he overhears his neighbors complaining that "Arabs make a lot of noise."
January 31 - Saturday
8:00PM
Ruth has a secret admirer, but finds the attention unnerving. Meanwhile, Bert isn't amused when one of Louisa's students writes a scathing review of his restaurant in the school newsletter.
9:00PM
When a dishonorable man is bludgeoned to death with a hammer, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is hanged.
10:00PM
Communist party official Vilem Novy's trial finally begins eight months after Jan Palach's death.