Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Shadow of the Scaffold (#114H) Duration: 46:36 STEREO TVPG

Violet Fernsley, convicted of killing her pig farmer husband whose body has never been found, is given a temporary reprieve from the gallows when she claims she is pregnant. The pregnancy test gives Father Brown three days to find the real killer. When her husband's finger turns up in a pig's stomach, it points to a serial killer amongst the family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 5, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Mysteries of the Rosary (#115H) Duration: 46:08 STEREO TVPG

The Lannington Rosary, missing for 500 years, is a relic blessed with healing powers. Professor Hilary Ambrose has sent an ancient prayer book containing a clue to its whereabouts to his old friend Father Brown, before he goes missing and his home is ransacked. Brown receives unexpected help from the untrustworthy Flambeau, returned from the dead. A terminally ill fellow priest, Father Ignatius also seeks the rosary.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 12, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Paradise of Thieves (#133H) Duration: 59:50 STEREO TVRE

Father Brown and Mrs McCarthy are at the local bank when armed raiders force the manager to open the locked safe using Father Brown as a witness. The robbers flee when the vault is opened and the manager's son-in-law is discovered dead inside. As the only key-holder Inspector Sullivan arrests the manager. Father Brown uncovers fraud at the bank, by the manager, financing a seedy nightclub owned by his son-in-law; but he needs Sid's help to break into the vault to discover how the murder was committed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Daughters of Jerusalem (#116H) Duration: 46:04 STEREO TVPG

Father Brown is laid up in his attic bedroom with a broken leg, and young Father Roland Eager is acting as his locum. His film of African orphans being shown at the Kembleford Women's Institute is switched for a pornographic film. In the following days, two members of the Institute are murdered, one poisoned and one stabbed with a hat pin. Inspector Sullivan arrests Dianah Fortescue, whose husband was earlier arrested in a Soho pornographic cinema. Brown investigates with the help of Mrs. McCarthy, Lady Felicia, Sid Carter, and a telescope.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 19, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Deadly Seal (#134H) Duration: 46:59 STEREO TVRE

When Father Brown hears in the confessional the penitent confess they are going to kill Bishop Talbot the next day during a shooting party the Bishop is attending. Unable to reveal what he has heard he goes to the shoot organized by a theatrical producer and in saving the Bishop another man is killed; and Father Brown discovers a deadly pact involving a child abuse victim and the murdered man's wife to kill another man providing unbreakable alibis.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Three Tools of Death (#117H) Duration: 45:33 STEREO TVPG

Alice Armstrong has been treated by electroshock therapy for memory loss and depression, after she accidentally killed her mother. When her father is murdered and a rope, gun, and knife are left behind, Magnus the chauffeur is suspected together with Peter, Armstrong's secretary, whom Alice loves. The truth of a father in debt leads Father Brown to another conclusion about the deaths.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Owl of Minerva (#135H) Duration: 47:00 STEREO TVRE

A body of a journalist about to expose an off shoot of the Freemasons, The Owl of Minerva, is found dead in the woods and Inspector Sullivan's investigations find him on the run for killing a fellow detective. Seeking sanctuary in the confessional at St Mary's; Father Brown with the aid of Mrs McCarthy, Lady Felicia, and Sid rally round to prove his innocence from a deadly organization with members highly placed in the community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Prize of Colonel Gerard (#118H) Duration: 46:55 STEREO TVPG

Edward Gerard, a prisoner of war who returns from North Korea sympathetic to his captors greatly displeases his martinet uncle, Colonel Cecil Gerard, who threatens to commit him to an asylum. When the Colonel is murdered, the suspects include the nephew, the Colonel's daughter (an adopted Chinese girl) the nephew was going to run away with, the brother-in-law, and the victim's wife. Father Brown finds the solution lies in the family history and the Colonel's sexual intentions to his adopted daughter.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 2, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Hammer of God (#101H) Duration: 51:54 STEREO TVRE

The brother of an Anglican vicar is killed with a blacksmith's hammer. The blacksmith's wife, who had been blackmailed by the victim, confesses; Father Brown must find a killer who believes it was God's work from the victim's many enemies before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 4, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Grim Reaper (#119H) Duration: 46:17 STEREO TVPG

Obnoxious farmer John Tatton has an equally obnoxious son, Alfred, who covets the young wife, Oona, of Doctor Crawford. When Alfred is killed in a threshing machine, the doctor is suspected when accusatory poison pen letters appear. John Tatton believes his son was having an affair with the doctor's wife, who is pregnant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 9, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Flying Stars (#102H) Duration: 50:44 STEREO TVRE

The Flying Stars is a valuable necklace belonging to the theatrical Adams family and when the mother drowns in the lake; initially thought an accident until the tensions within the family are exposed. An Italian coin arouse Father Brown's suspicions and and a pair of shoes that are too large put Lady Felicia's life in danger.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 12, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Laws of Motion (#120H) Duration: 44:37 STEREO TVPG

Audrey MacMurray is a ruthless businesswoman and "cougar" with many enemies. While racing her car at a local hill climb track, she is killed when her brake line has been cut. Father Brown's investigation infuriates Inspector Sullivan, who already has his own suspect in custody, and the Inspector arrests Brown for a breach of the peace to put an end to his amateur sleuthing.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 16, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Wrong Shape (#103H) Duration: 47:45 STEREO TVRE

Ex-doctor Leonard Quinton is foretold of his death by his Indian manservant and asks Father Brown to look after his estranged wife after his death. Quinton is found hanged and murder is suspected by Brown and Inspector Valentine but the unmarked headstone of a three month old baby buried in the garden and his treatment of his wife for morning sickness with a new German drug provides the tragic answer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 18, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Man in the Shadows (#121H) Duration: 47:11 STEREO TVPG

Sid stumbles across a dead man about to be put in a river and Inspector Sullivan covers up the death as an accident. Sid is arrested when he and Father Brown investigate and Lady Felecia is blackmailed by an MI5 spymaster looking for Soviet agent who has infiltrated an intelligence base in a stately home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

The Man in the Tree (#104H) Duration: 47:37 STEREO TVRE

A man stripped and pushed from a train on a viaduct is found by Lady Felicia injured and stuck up a tree. Father Brown meets a visiting German priest, arousing hostility amongst the villagers with recent war memories. Father Brown sees to it that, not the law, but justice is done.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Curse of Amenhotep (#122H) Duration: 47:01 STEREO TVPG

The young wife of Sir Raleigh Beresford dies mysteriously after seeing the coffin of Amenhotep, an Eygyptian mummy Beresford had brought back from his excavations, some 26 years earlier, where his first wife was killed during a rock fall; a curse on the coffin is suspected until first his son is arrested and then his secretary confesses to murder.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 30, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs



Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH



Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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