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KCET Launches New Fall Lineup Beginning August 5

New Slate to Feature the Best of British

Dramas Five Nights a Week,

NHK World TV Specials and International News

 

'The Leading Ladies of KCET' Sunday Night

Block to Include Highly-Acclaimed

BBC Series, 'Scott & Bailey' and 'Miranda'

 

Burbank, Calif. - Aug. 5,

2013 - KCET,
the nation's largest independent television station serving

Southern and Central California, today
announced its new Fall line-up.

In addition to
offering the best of British dramas five nights a week, KCET is launching  several NHK World TV specials showcasing

Asian life and culture, and new international news programs, France

24
and Journal, airing daily beginning Monday, August 5. 

Also, this fall, KCET will debut a new Sunday night block

introducing viewers to "The Leading Ladies of KCET," which will include the hit

BBC detective series, Scott & Bailey, the BBC sitcom, Miranda

- both new to KCET's schedule - along with the popular mystery series, Rosemary

& Thyme
making a re-appearance

in primetime.

 

International News

 

On Monday, August

5, France 24, will kick off KCET's new international news

block, which currently includes newscasts from BBC World News America, BBC

World News
and NHK's Newsline. France 24, a French perspective to

international current events, will air daily on KCET at 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. In

addition,
Journal, a newscast from international

German-based broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, airs daily on KCET at 1 p.m., 4:30

p.m. and 11 p.m.

 

NHK World TV Specials

 

Starting

in August, KCET and Link TV will air a series of NHK World TV specials,

showcasing Asian life and culture. The first special, Tomorrow: A Gift of Courage and

Resilience
, will premiere on

KCET on August 8 at 10 p.m.  The special
follows English singer/actress

Jane Birkin as she visits the severely damaged city of Ishinomaki where she

gives a charity concert and meets locals

gradually recovering from the effects of the earthquake and tsunami that struck

Japan in March 2011. Two additional NHK specials will air in August:
Genki Sudo: Breaking

People's Expectations
and Kawaii

International: Lawaii in Tokyo & Padis
. Check your local listings

for dates and times.

 

The Leading Ladies of KCET

 

This fall, KCET will debut, "The Leading

Ladies of KCET," a new Sunday night block of programming led by strong female

characters. The night kicks-off on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. with BBC's acclaimed
investigative drama, Scott & Bailey. The hit series explores

the personal and professional lives of two female detectives - DC Rachel Bailey

(Suranne Jones), a down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative and single woman; and

her partner, DC Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp), a diplomat and a thinker, who is

also a wife and mother.

 

At 9:45 p.m., back by popular demand,

mystery series, Rosemary and Thyme follows the adventures of two gardening enthusiasts, Rosemary Boxer

(Felicity Kendal) and Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris) who find themselves caught up in

a series of murder mysteries.

 

Award-winning BBC sitcom, Miranda (10:30 p.m.), written by and

starring comedienne Miranda Hart will close the female-driven block.  New to KCET, t
he series delves into Hart's

semi-fictional, clumsy world where whatever she attempts in life seems to end

in a disastrous way.

 

The Best of British Drama

KCET will continue to air the best of British

dramas five nights a week,


Sunday-Thursday at 8 p.m.

 

Sunday

Foyle's War - Set during and shortly after World War II,

the series chronicles the adventures of Detective Chief Superintendent

Christopher Foyle's (Michael Kitchen) as he attempts to apprehend

criminals who are taking advantage of the confusion the war has created in

England.

 

Monday

New Tricks - A team of retired

former detectives with over 80 years service between them and three very

distinct personalities is recruited to re-examine unsolved crimes

 

Tuesday

Death in Paradise - The warm,

light-hearted detective series
follows a strait-laced detective from London's Metropolitan Police who is sent to

the fictional
 Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie to solve the case of the

death of a fellow British policeman.

 

Wednesday

MI-5 - The action-packed drama

follows t
he clandestine security service, and the people who make up

the elite team. Topical and edgy, the series chronicles the passion, jeopardy

and the intrigue of people who have to lie for a living - and who can never

tell the truth to their loved ones about what it is that they do.

 

Thursday

Doc Martin - KCET's highest-rated

program, the series
stars Martin Clunes (Men

Behaving Badly
) as Dr. Martin Ellingham, whose truculence and tactless manner

causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. The series details the trials and

tribulations of the brash Ellingham, once a celebrated London surgeon who left

his job after developing a phobia to blood.

 

In addition, beginning

Thursday, September 5, KCET will reprise the back-to-back programming

schedule starring Clunes. Viewers can watch the versatility of the

award-winning actor, as he transforms from a brilliant yet abrasive and

ill-mannered surgeon in Doc Martin to

a kind and romantic undertaker in William and Mary.  Alongside Clunes, the series stars Julie

Graham and follows two single parents looking for love, who perhaps find it, but experience twists and turns along the way.

 

 

ABOUT KCETLink

KCETLink is the national

independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET

and Link Media.  A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, its content is

distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and

Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery

systems. KCET and Link TV

are services of KCETLink. For additional information about KCETLink

productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events,

please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

 

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