KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
February 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
February 1 - 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
When a man is beaten to death in a Turkish bath, suspicion falls on a mentally unstable ex-soldier.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura get caught up in a professor's fight to stop developers from buying his land.
February 2 - Monday
8:00PM
Lane's future at UCOS is threatened when news about a death in custody emerges from his past.
9:00PM
Janet gets closer to finding Veronica's killer, while Rachel learns that Nick had an affair with a juror in the middle of a trial.
10:00PM
Dirtied by a mud-slinging Jacob Kruse, Birgitte considers stooping down to his level of personal attacks to rise above the competition.
February 3 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' explores the paintings of Marc Trujillo, who brings the techniques of the Dutch Masters to the subject of commercial architecture and fast-food in Southern California.
9:00PM
Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis performs a set of upbeat and sophisticated songs on 'Studio A,' interweaving energetic indie rock infused with subtle country and and pop style.
9:31PM
Congolese singer-songwriter Baloji, Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar, Chinese folk musician Xiao He, Ecuadorian vocalist El Fabrikante, and Lebanese electronic artist Funny Death.
10:00PM
This episode features walking through Griffith Park; walking with an electo-mechanical "leg"; how an app on your phone can guide through an L.A. urban trail system; a walk with comedian Jon Lovitz around Universal City Walk; a pictorial record of Sunset Boulevard's Sunset Strip area; and a walk through aggressively-revitalized Detroit.
10:30PM
We learn how to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, improve the lives of people trapped in poverty, and sequester carbon naturally.
February 4 - Wednesday
8:00PM
An increasing number of police agencies have been equipping officers with body cameras.
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
This film chronicles the key events that led Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to select Birmingham, Ala. as the site for the now famous "Project C" in 1963.
10:00PM
Karakami is a type of Japanese paper. This program examines the history and secrets of karakami craftsmanship through the work of a family in Kyoto that has preserved this tradition for nearly four hundred years.
February 5 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup and Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.
8:48PM
DI Richard Poole is perplexed by a fatal fire at the island convent.
9:43PM
It's the last week of elementary school and Martin is determined to end his time there with a bang.
10:08PM
Nagin travels the Estrada Real, or "Royal Road," exploring Brazil's rich diamond and gold history.
10:36PM
The center of African-Brazilian culture is the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia.
February 6 - Friday
8:00PM
An increasing number of police agencies have been equipping officers with body cameras.
8:30PM
Richard Bausch, a member of the English and creative writing faculty at Chapman University, is the author of “Before, During, After,” In the Night Season,” “Hello to the Cannibals” and five more novels, including “The Last Good Time,” which was made into a movie directed by Bob Balaban. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, Narrative, GQ, Playboy, The Southern Review, New Stories from the South, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize Stories; and they have been widely anthologized. He has also written eight critically acclaimed collections of short stories, and is editor of the prestigious Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, which just published its eighth edition. He has been honored with two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila-Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund Writer’s Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Malamud Award forExcellence inthe Sh
9:00PM
Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis performs a set of upbeat and sophisticated songs on 'Studio A,' interweaving energetic indie rock infused with subtle country and and pop style.
9:30PM
Congolese singer-songwriter Baloji, Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar, Chinese folk musician Xiao He, Ecuadorian vocalist El Fabrikante, and Lebanese electronic artist Funny Death.
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.
February 7 - Saturday
8:00PM
Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup and Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.
9:00PM
When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, but the police think the death was accidental.
10:00PM
DI Richard Poole is perplexed by a fatal fire at the island convent.
February 8 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown investigates a murder that was made to look like a suicide.
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 are restoring a churchyard for a Medieval festival when an unpopular villager is impaled by an arrow.
February 9 - Monday
9:03PM
Rachel is almost hit by a car and learns the incident is linked to her discovery of Nick's affair.
10:00PM
It's election day in Denmark during the series finale. Following her victory in the previous day's debate, Birgitte has high hopes for today's results.
February 10 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Artbound explores arts along the U.S.-Mexico border. Featuring Mexicali Rose, an artist organization in Mexicali, where locals are encouraged to create art to galvanize community involvement; Drones as art, where multiple projects re-appropriating military drones play with the idea of surveillance and mobility; Paul Turounet’s photographs of undocumented border-crossers printed on galvanized metal; Tijuana’s vibrant reemergent gallery scene; and Manuel Paul Lopez’s animated poem 1984. Also featuring a musical performance by Rodrigo Amarante.
9:00PM
Songstress Laura Pergolizzi, also known as LP, unleashes her uplifting anthems and infectious rhythms on the season premiere of 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
KCET debuts its new original world music video series that traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' examines how the New Jersey town of Toms River fought back to save its drinking water from toxic waste dumping.
February 11 - Wednesday
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' explores how the U.S. economy and national security will be affected by the rising cost of climate change.
9:00PM
Step into the lives of six artists sculpting South Africa's future from the fragments of a tumultuous past. Born in different areas of the formerly-segregated country, the artists separately recraft history -- and the impacts of apartheid -- in their own artistic languages. How does creative expression traverse the divide? The Creators was shot and edited entirely by South Africans, the majority of whom were trained while on the job and now work professionally in South Africa's burgeoning film industry.
10:30PM
This award-winning film tells the story of a historic college basketball game that captured the national imagination, influenced a state, and helped redefine a sport.
February 12 - Thursday
8:00PM
Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna.
8:48PM
DI Richard Poole and his colleagues are baffled by an apparent suicide at an elite plastic surgery clinic.
9:43PM
Martin's livid when his family goes on vacation during the World Cup so he tries to hitchhike back to Ireland to watch a match on home turf.
10:07PM
The craft of silversmithing and colonial towns built from the riches of silver mines are explored.
10:36PM
The frozen landscape and deep snow of Yellowstone National Park in winter is highlighted.
February 13 - Friday
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' explores how the U.S. economy and national security will be affected by the rising cost of climate change.
9:00PM
Songstress Laura Pergolizzi, also known as LP, unleashes her uplifting anthems and infectious rhythms on the season premiere of 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
KCET debuts its new original world music video series that traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent.
10:00PM
Unemployed and financially strained, Amjad learns that Bushra is pregnant. Meanwhile, Meir can get rent money from his mother on one condition: that Amal converts to Judaism. In the end, Amjad and Meir inadvertently spark a protest movement.
10:30PM
Shuster convinces Amjad to use his activist status and become a media consultant. Bushra discovers there is a problem with her pregnancy and consequently has to rest and stay under medical supervision.
February 14 - Saturday
8:00PM
Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna.
9:00PM
Father Brown investigates a murder that was made to look like a suicide.
10:00PM
DI Richard Poole and his colleagues are baffled by an apparent suicide at an elite plastic surgery clinic.
February 15 - Sunday
8:00PM
Lady Felicia is mortified to find an injured man wearing nothing but underwear stuck in a tree on her estate.
9:00PM
Two murders lead Stanhope to investigate the relationships among a group of bird-watching friends.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura find themselves entangled in a watery murder mystery while restoring a walled garden.
February 16 - Monday
8:00PM
Brian Lane knows his days at UCOS are numbered. Meanwhile the team investigate a 16-year-old murder of a young mum by her criminal husband that could be a miscarriage of justice. However, Gerry Standing feels very strongly that the conviction should not be called into question.
9:00PM
In the first of a two-part episode, a disabled man's badly-burned body turns up in a remote part of Manchester.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg, facing her first election as party leader, decides at the last minute to head in her own direction.
February 17 - Tuesday
8:00PM
"Artbound" travels to Southern California deserts in this episode featuring the landscape painting of artist Diane Best, whose work personifies the creative spirit found throughout Joshua Tree.
9:00PM
Nick Waterhouse brings his buttoned-up, soulful rock to 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
Syrian electronic artist Hello Psychaleppo!, South Korean pysch group Danpyunsun and The Sailors, Egyptian singer Malak, Canadian musician Evy Jane, and English singer-songwriter Douglas Dare.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' explores how the U.S. economy and national security will be affected by the rising cost of climate change.
February 18 - Wednesday
8:30PM
An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will create jobs until environmentalists step in to stop its creation.
9:00PM
BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. Paired personal interviews of aggressors and victims from Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Israel, and Palestine, BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG examines anger, understanding, remorse, tolerance, and sometimes clemency. The survivors' stories are haunting and inspiring, and the film is a meditation on justice and its role in national and personal healing.
10:30PM
Author John F. Baker, Jr. spent decades combing through countless family and state archives, researching birth and death records, and conducting dozens of interviews with relatives and historians to detail the lives of hundreds of his family members.
February 19 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin's mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Bert has a question for Jennifer.
8:48PM
DI Richard Poole and his team become involved in a mysterious plot of pirates and ancient myths after a treasure hunter is found murdered in the jungle.
9:43PM
Martin promptly falls in love with his art teacher on the first day of class and tries to impress her with his smooth moves at the school dance.
10:07PM
A journey into the jungles of Bolivia takes us underground into the Anahi Mine, world renowned for its production of amethyst and ametrine.
10:36PM
The Chinantecan people of mountainous northern Oaxaca, Mexico speak by talking and also whistling.
February 20 - Friday
8:30PM
An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will create jobs until environmentalists step in to stop its creation.
9:00PM
Nick Waterhouse brings his buttoned-up, soulful rock to 'Studio A.'
9:30PM
Syrian electronic artist Hello Psychaleppo!, South Korean pysch group Danpyunsun and The Sailors, Egyptian singer Malak, Canadian musician Evy Jane, and English singer-songwriter Douglas Dare.
10:00PM
Bushra is in the hospital, and Amjad, now home alone, asks his parents’ help. After trouble with his cleaning lady, Shuster brings him a wonderful maid who is afraid of Arabs.
10:30PM
Amjad is asked to create a campaign for a government agency with the purpose of promoting the employment of Arab academics. Meanwhile, an Arab gynecologist starts treating Bushra in the hospital, and Amjad becomes insanely jealous.
February 21 - Saturday
8:00PM
Martin's mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Bert has a question for Jennifer.
9:00PM
Lady Felicia is mortified to find an injured man wearing nothing but underwear stuck in a tree on her estate.
10:00PM
DI Richard Poole and his team become involved in a mysterious plot of pirates and ancient myths after a treasure hunter is found murdered in the jungle.
February 22 - 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
Vera delves into the secrets of a small community to solve an 11 year-old murder of a teen girl.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura find themselves entangled in a watery murder mystery while restoring a walled garden.
February 23 - 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 - but will his nose for the truth get him into further trouble? And how will his former colleagues cope without their most dogged sleuth?
9:00PM
The team finally break down the wall of silence maintained by their four murder suspects and uncover the shockingly banal truth behind the killings.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg makes history when she becomes Denmark's first prime minister.
February 24 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Artbound explores the architectural past and present in Southern California. Featuring Michael Maltzan’s new building for the Skid Row Housing Trust, The Star Apartments, a unique approach to modular construction in Downtown Los Angeles; the superadobe construction techniques of Cal-Earth whose experimental designs are challenging the ubiquitous cookie-cutter suburban communities in the urbanized southwestern Mojave Desert; Jackrabbit Homesteads and the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California's Morongo Basin; the iconic pre-fabricated modular Steel Development houses by architects Wexler & Harrison in Palm Springs; and the preservation efforts to maintain the historic Watts Towers built by Simon Rodia. Also featuring the music of Jenny Lewis.
9:00PM
Once the frontman for Brazil's popular rock group Los Hermanos, troubadour Rodrigo Amarante performs a stripped-down, solo set of his ballads.
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.
10:30PM
An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will create jobs until environmentalists step in to stop its creation.
February 25 - Wednesday
8:30PM
This gripping documentary by British filmmaker Robb Leech chronicles his attempt to reconnect with his step-brother Richard Dart after he converts to radical Islam.
9:30PM
Robb Leech attempts to discover what changed his stepbrother into a dangerous convicted terrorist.
10:30PM
Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, "The Editor and The Dragon" tells the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher Horace Carter and his bold reporting on the Ku Klux Klan in the pre-Civil Rights era.
February 26 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school's sports day.
8:49PM
Camille's best friend, a singer at a local Caribbean party boat, collapses mid-set and dies in her arms after being poisoned.
9:45PM
Martin and Padraic start building a raft to sail down the river à la 'Huckleberry Finn,' but construction takes a little longer than expected.
10:09PM
Nagin explores the metaphysical side of quartz and visits the Crystal Cave in Arkansas.
10:39PM
A tour of the Chapada Diamantina highlights the region's sheer cliffs and steep mountainside.
February 27 - Friday
8:30PM
This episode explores how farming can provide both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans.
9:00PM
Once the frontman for Brazil's popular rock group Los Hermanos, troubadour Rodrigo Amarante performs a stripped-down, solo set of his ballads.
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
Because Amjad’s dreams are starting to come true, he decides to buy a lottery ticket together with his father and Nathan. After the lottery, each one of them is convinced that the others have lied and stolen the prize money.
10:30PM
Amjad finds out that there was a fire exactly where he had a picnic in the Jerusalem forest, and there is suspicion of arson. On the way back home, Meir gets in trouble with activists that want to avenge the burning of the forest.
February 28 - Saturday
8:00PM
Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school's sports day.
9:00PM
Father Brown fears that Susie's life may be in danger after she unexpectedly leaves the group with Church of Apollo members.
10:00PM
Camille's best friend, a singer at a local Caribbean party boat, collapses mid-set and dies in her arms after being poisoned.