Celebrate the Season With These KCET Holiday Programs

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Ring in the holidays this 2015 season with KCET! From "Christmas on the Danube" to a marathon of the original BBC "House of Cards," below you'll find broadcast information on all the holiday-themed programs KCET will air in honor of this special time of year.


New Season of 'Inspector George Gently' Premieres on KCET

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Get ready "Inspector George Gently" fans, a brand new season starts Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on KCET!

A new season of first-run episodes of the detective drama debuts with the incorruptible, uncompromising Inspector George Gently, who was transplanted from London's Scotland Yard to England's North Country. Gently's reputation for honesty and relentlessness makes him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals.

Based on the long-running series of novels by Alan Hunter, these feature-length modern dramas boast clever writing, stylish direction, and strong casts. Powerful mysteries unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain in the 1960s, a region just beginning to feel the rumbles of the era's social and cultural quakes.

"Inspector George Gently" will air Sundays at 10:00 p.m. See show details below:

New Episodes of 'Father Brown' Continue in August on KCET

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"Father Brown" fans, rejoice! All new episodes from season three of everyone's favorite Kembleford detective continue through August on KCET.

"Father Brown" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. It will also be available to stream online for two weeks (for L.A. Designated Market Area residents) concurrent to its on-air broadcast. You can watch the full episodes here.

What mysteries lie ahead for our kindly cleric this August? Check out our show details below:


'Borgen on the Fourth of July:' 4-Hour Marathon Coming to KCET on Independence Day

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There's no better way to spend your Independence Day than with KCET and "Borgen!" Watch four back-to-back episodes from season three of the internationally critically acclaimed series starting at 7 pm on July 4 on KCET. Don't miss the chance to binge-watch the continuing saga of Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen,) whose tenure as the first female Prime Minister of Denmark in the first two seasons was marked by a fierce fight for political power and the personal sacrifices she made to succeed in the highest office in the land.

The season three marathon, "Borgen on the Fourth of July," begins two and a half years after the finale of season two, with Birgitte no longer occupying the position of Prime Minister. Now a divorcée and highly paid lecturer, she adapts to a less demanding professional life, focusing on her children and strengthening personal relationships. But Birgitte soon realizes that her political life is far from over, as she vows to reenter the public stage and challenge the status quo in Copenhagen.

All four episodes will also be available to stream online for two weeks concurrent to its on-air broadcast. "Borgen" is broadcast in Danish with English subtitles.

See episode details and links to full episode recaps below:

New Episodes of 'New Tricks,' 'Father Brown,' and 'DCI Banks' Premiere on KCET in June

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New episodes of "Father Brown," "New Tricks," and "DCI Banks" are coming to KCET in June! The wait is over as everyone's favorite characters return in new episodes of these acclaimed shows.

Don't miss season three of "Father Brown" starting June 14, opening with Father Brown becoming entangled with MI5. For fans of "DCI Banks," season three continues on June 7, and season four starts the following week on June 14 with the team uncovering a world of prostitution and drugs during an investigation. And make sure to catch season eleven of "New Tricks" starting June 1, which finds the UCOS team searching for a rapist-turned-murderer.

All three shows will also be available to stream online for two weeks (for L.A. Designated Market Area residents) concurrent to its on-air broadcast.

See show details below:

"Father Brown"


"Father Brown" Sundays at 8 p.m.


June 14 "The Man in the Shadows"

Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position. To protect secrets in her own past, will she betray her friend?

June 21 "The Curse of Amenhotep"

After Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is found in a locked room. Father Brown investigates -- has Amenhotep risen from the dead?

June 28 "The Invisible Man"

The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is and why a parishioner has agreed to marry the sinister wizard Welkin.

'Death in Paradise' Season 4 Premieres on KCET

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Your day just got brighter, "Death in Paradise" fans. Season four of the hit BBC detective drama makes its KCET debut tonight at 8:47 p.m., following "Doc Martin," and re-airs at midnight.

Unlike past seasons, the show will also now be available to stream online (for L.A. Designated Market Area residents) concurrent to its on-air broadcast.

The warm, lighthearted series about an inspector who's assigned to investigate murders on the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean now stars Kris Marshall, who plays detective DI Humphrey Goodman. DI Richard Poole (played by Ben Miller) was murdered in last season's premiere.

NHK World's 'Newsroom Tokyo' Debuts on KCET

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NHK World's newest program, "Newsroom Tokyo," debuts on KCET Monday at 8 a.m.

The show will be replacing NHK's "Newsline" and "France 24" on weekday mornings. However, both newscasts will remain in their regularly scheduled afternoon and evening time slots, with "France 24" airing at 4 p.m. and "Newsline" at 6:30 p.m.

KCET's Women's History Month Line-Up

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KCET is honoring Women's History Month with several documentaries throughout March. These programs celebrate the courage, commitment, and strength of influential women and their significant impact on the U.S., as well as the world. We also continue to air female-driven shows that challenge the usually marginalized roles of women on TV.

Although we revere women year-round, we're featuring articles and videos about women's history, community involvement, and work in the arts in honor of this heritage month. The stories from Artbound, Departures and Food, and programs, including "Artbound Presents Studio A," "Full Frame," and "SoCal Connected," spotlight female artists, musicians, writers, athletes, farmers, cooks, activists, and service members, among others. Learn more by visiting our Women's History Month site.

Here's our March program line-up:

'Arab Labor' Makes Season 4 Debut on KCET

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They're back! The Alian family -- namely Amjad -- is back to their old shenanigans in the newest and final season of "Arab Labor," which made its KCET debut on Friday.

New half-hour episodes air back-to-back Fridays at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Full episodes will also be streaming online indefinitely. New videos will be posted here weekly during the broadcast.

KCET's Black History Month Line-Up

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KCET is honoring Black History Month in February by premiering several programs that celebrate how African Americans have shaped the nation's history. From spotlighting a defining moment from the Civil Rights Movement to a look at a historic college basketball game, these documentaries delve deep into the rich history of African Americans in the United States.

Click here for articles and videos from over the years about African American culture, society, history, and identity.

Here's the full schedule:

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