TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus
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KQED Plus: Thursday, December 26, 2013
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#3103] Tavis talks with international recording artist Jonathan Butler. The acclaimed South African singer-songwriter-guitarist talks about his time away from the spotlight and performs songs from his holiday CD. (repeat) duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amImageMakers [#1009H] Love Comes Crashing Down SORRY, DESTINY - Bulgaria
You have a feeling in your bones. After countless failed connections and dashed hopes, your heart is telling you this could be the day you meet your soul mate. There's just one little problem ... what if your soul mate doesn't speak the same language as you? Directed by Neda Morfova. The infectious song is "Sitting on the Fence" by Bulgarian pop star Milenita. Principal cast: Radina Kardjilova and Dimitar Nedelchev.
SEPARATIONS AGENCY - Ireland
Breaking up is hard to do. A guy wakes up one morning to find out his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest possible way. A singing barbershop quartet's smooth and professional delivery does nothing to soften the blow. Directed and written by Shane Morton. Principal cast: Oddie Braddell, Vincent Fegan, and The Jolly Sunbeams.
THE SCREAMERS - Spain
There are times in all our lives when you just want to scream. There are other times that are filled with awkward silences. Some situations contain both. This is one of them. Written, produced, edited, and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo. Principal cast: Fran Rodriguez Castillo and Ruth Armas.
CRAZY GLUE - USA
A simple story about love and glue, but not just any glue. This special glue has extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic. Produced, edited, and directed by Elizabeth Orne. Principal cast: Will Brill and Katya Campbell. < br />CONNECTION - Australia
After Dan and Natalie meet on a dating website they decide to go a step further and have a video date. Romance seems destined, but fate has other plans. The modern day fable exposes the disadvantages of matchmaking using the latest technology. Written and directed by Jennifer Leacey. Principal cast: James Mackay, Kate Mulvany, and Dan Krige. duration 28:06 STEREO TVPGL
1:00 amThis is Us [#506H] Animals on the Job * This week we are in Albany, California to see the ponies run at Golden Gate Fields. This is the only major racetrack in Northern California and thoroughbreds first started racing here back in 1941. This track has seen some truly great racehorses over the years including Noor, Citation and one of the sport's most popular horses, the legendary John Henry. We are going to take a look behind the scenes and meet some of the people that make horseracing happen at one of the best places to visit in the Bay Area. We aren't going to teach you how to handicap horses or place any 2-dollar bets but we are going to introduce you to a number of winners.
* Along the way we are also going to profile a very unique friendship between a local Marin firefighter and his rescue dog partner that will just about melt your heart.
* Finally tonight we profile a horseracing Hall of Famer and North America's all-time winning jockey, the legendary and amazing Russell Baze. duration 28:18 STEREO
1:30 amRoadtrip Nation [#803H] Las Vegas, Phoenix After arriving in Las Vegas, NV, the Roadtrippers meet up with Rex Doty, a toy maker that creates toys for children in need, who inspires the team through his passion for giving. Next, the team heads to the restaurant Rick Moonen's rm Seafood to speak with none other than its charismatic chef and owner, Rick Moonen. Afterward, the team gets back on the road where - after taking in the picturesque scenery at the Grand Canyon - they head to Phoenix, AZ., to speak with Larry Colbert, a blind motivational speaker and author. The Roadtrippers hear Larry's moving story of overcoming obstacles to do what made him happy, despite others not believing in him. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
2:00 amGreat Romances of the 20th Century [#203] Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor They were Hollywood's greatest match: a flamboyant couple that could neither live with nor without one another. They were married and divorced twice but, even when married to other people, continued to care for each other to Burton's death. duration 26:00 STEREO TVRE
2:30 amAs Time Goes By [#142] While Lionel is "quite content with doing very little slowly," his wife, Jean, is bringing work home with her and irritating her daughter Judy and colleague, Sandy, in the office. duration 29:39 STEREO TVG
3:00 amKeeping Up Appearances [#141] Father Christmas (1991 Christmas Special) Hyacinth roars into the Christmas season. She manages to get poor Richard into a Father Christmas outfit but then has to confront a very drunken Daddy, who is making passes at the parish ladies in the church rectory. To make matters worse, there is a case of mistaken identity that culminates with her kissing under the mistletoe with a most unexpected partner. duration 29:20 TVG
3:30 amLast of the Summer Wine [#1253] Christmas 2008 - I Was a Hitman for Primrose Dairies Clegg hears his new neighbor-retired milkman Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke-has strong links to MI5 and the secret service. Although he recalls his adventurous past as a spy to Alvin and Entwistle, they know him better for not having been a particularly good milkman-but Hobbo insists the dairy work was merely a therapeutic measure to alleviate combat stress. duration 29:13 STEREO TVPG
4:00 amVicar of Dibley [#305] 2004 Christmas Special It is now 10 years since Geraldine became the first female vicar of England's most eccentric parish, and everyone in Dibley is determined to celebrate her anniversary. As usual, nothing goes quite as planned. The Christmas carol-writing competition produces some of the worst rhyming couplets ever written, whilst Geraldine manages to head off the plan to have a stripper at the Christmas Eve cocktail party. A delicious chocolate gift ends in disaster; there are complications when Geraldine receives an unexpected visit from supermodel Rachel Hunter. duration 54:03
5:00 amMr. Stink Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him, which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks. But before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed when it looks like Mr Stink, and his stinky dog Duchess, might be driven out of town. As Chloe struggles to make sure no one sniffs out Mr Stink, she also has to cope with an overbearing mum who is more interested in her own political ambitions than her daughter, her put-upon dad who has a secret of his own, her "perfect" younger sister Annabelle and the nasty girls who make her life miserable at school. There is also one other person with an extraordinary secret, as it turns out that there is more to Mr Stink than meets the eye... or nose. "Mr. Stink" is based on David Walliams' bestselling book. duration 56:16 SRND51 TVG
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#203] Bovine A cow and her calf visit Animal Junction, and Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend that cows are ruminants, with special second stomachs to digest the grass they eat. The Kratt Brothers take off for India to see how cows live there and discover that there are cows everywhere, even in houses! When they return home, Zoboo is entertaining another ruminant, a red kangaroo. While the Kratt Brothers hop like kangaroos, Zoboo leaps like a lemur. duration 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#1010H] Tinsel & Trains The Missing Christmas Decorations - Until Percy discovers Diesel 10 stealing the Steamies' Christmas decorations. Percy chases him back to the Dieselworks where he also discovers poor forgotten Sidney hanging from the ceiling waiting for new wheels. Percy surprises everyone by deciding to give Sidney a Christmas present and his kindness does not go unrewarded. Santa's Little Engine - Thomas is sent to bring a real sleigh for Sir Topham Hatt to ride in when he plays Santa at the Ulfstead Castle Christmas Fair. When the sleigh slips down the hill with Sir Topham Hatt in it, Thomas has to rescue him and ends up pulling the sleigh back up the hill with fallen branches round his funnel, making Thomas look more like a reindeer than an engine! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amSesame Street [#4414H] The Wild Brunch Snuffy helps out in at Hooper's Store when zoo animals come for brunch. He has to figure out a way to remember everyone's order. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation duration 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:00 amClifford's Puppy Days [#203] Finder's Keepers/You're Famous! * Finders Keepers: When Jorge digs up a shark tooth necklace in the courtyard, it is taken from him and given to its rightful owner. He cannot understand why "Finders Keepers Loser Weepers" (the children's proverb of dubious ethical merit) doesn't apply. He takes the necklace back and buries it again. Clifford sees this and must decide if he should dig it up and return it, or protect his friend - even though he believes that Jorge is wrong. Clifford resolves the problem by convincing Jorge to do the right thing.
* You're Famous!: Nina and Jorge become instant celebrities when they get their picture in the newspaper. All this attention makes them act differently and alienate their friends. When their "15 minutes" ends and isolation sets in, Nina and Jorge realize that it's time to mend fences and come back to earth. Luckily, their friends are there to welcome them back. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:30 amClifford The Big Red Dog [#124] Who Me, Jealous?/A Bunny in a Haystack * Who Me, Jealous? - Mrs. Diller is babysitting her sister's puppy Susie. This house may not be big enough for both Susie and Cleo.
* A Bunny in a Haystack - Then, Emily gets to bring home the class bunny for the weekend and Clifford has been given the responsibility of watching him. When the bunny gets out of the cage, getting him back is tough! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:00 amSid the Science Kid [#208H] Reused Robot! Sid's toy robot is broken, so he wants to throw it "away." Sid's Mom tells him there is no such thing as "away," and when we put something in the trash, we are actually creating waste. Sid and his friends explore the idea that everything we throw away goes somewhere. This leads to an investigation of how to recycle and reuse items so that we make less trash. (Educational objective - Recycling) duration 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
9:30 amWordWorld [#112H] Princess Sheep/W Drought * Princess Sheep - Bear and Sheep want to play princess, but they only have one crown. Although Sheep promises to take turns wearing the crown and being princess, she gets royally carried away playing her role. It is only after she hurts Bear's feelings that Sheep learns that a true princess isn't selfish, but kind and generous instead.
* W Drought - It's a hot summer day and all the WordFriends are using water to stay cool. But all the letter Ws start to disappear, and you can't have "water" without the letter W! Sheep leads the gang in the hunt to discover just who's causing the W drought.