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KQED Plus: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3107] (repeat) Tavis talks with saxophonist, prolific composer and jazz great Wayne Shorter. The gifted, multiple Grammy winner explains why he's celebrating his milestone birthday with new music. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1001H] The Golden Years THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE - England
    Two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by their frustrated elders to consider external care. This unique film places mature dialogue literally in the mouths of babes making for an uncomfortable, but illuminating look at the cruel irony of aging. What results is a role reversal dark comedy of brutal honesty. Directed and produced by Philip Lepherd. Principal cast: Matthew Marsh, Orson Lepherd, Rafe Lepherd, and Rosemary Smith.
    LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - England
    It's not everyday you fall in love, but in 70-year-old Arthur's case he can and does. When he spots Ruth in the retirement home, he knows in his heart he has finally found his soul mate. Directed by Michael Davies, the short film shows that you are never too old to fall in love. Principal cast: John Hurt, Phyllida Law, and Barry McCarthy. Love at First Sight won the top prize at six film festivals and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
    DANNY & ANNIE - USA
    In a simple analogy, the old Brooklynite Danny Perasa says that marriage is like color TV. Once you have it, you never want to go back to black and white. He has been married to Annie for 25 years. The couple recounts their life together from their first date (on which Danny proposed) to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people. Directed and animated by brothers Mike and Tim Rauch.
    duration 25:06   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances [#3613B] Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall In celebration of its blockbuster 25th anniversary year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented The Phantom of the Opera in a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London's Royal Albert Hall. Starring Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom, Sierra Boggess as his protege Christine Daae, and Hadley Fraser as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, the romantic trio is backed by a complete cast and orchestra of more than 200, as well as surprise special guest appearances. Regarded by many as Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre, and is based on the French novel Le Fantome de l'Opera. Worldwide the show has grossed over $5.6 billion, with box office revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, ET and Star Wars. It has been produced in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to more than 130 million people. The show has won more than 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tonys and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas, and Kyoto. In 2006, it became Broadway's longest running show ever. duration 3:27:37   STEREO
  • 4:30 am
    Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York In June 2011, Paul Simon and his 8-piece band filled the stage at Webster Hall, the historic New York City club. The packed house - the club holds only 1400 people - witnessed an intimate and highly-charged concert that spanned songs from Paul Simon's brilliant career. His repertoire ranged from his years with Art Garfunkel ("Sound of Silence") through a solo career which produced classics including "Kodachrome," "Slip Slidin' Away," "Boy in the Bubble," "Still Crazy after All These Years," and many others, through the most current and much lauded album, So Beautiful or So What, considered his best work since Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Paul Simon is at the top of his career, both from a performance and a creative standpoint, rare among the true geniuses of music. This concert from Webster Hall brings him to an audience in a unique and intimate setting. duration 1:29:57   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#207] Pop Goes The Tiger Two Siberian tiger cubs begin pouncing on every ball in sight to hone their hunting skills. However, the balls aren't tiger proof and they all pop. So Zoboo becomes "Zoboo the Super Lemur" and builds a Superball that whisks him to a place where tigers live -- India! The Kratt Brothers follow their lemur buddy and discover lots of tigers and their cubs. When they return to Animal Junction, the tiger cubs haven't left a single ball unpopped -- except one. But it's not actually a ball, just a curled-up African pygmy hedgehog! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1003H] Just Be Yourself Scruff's Makeover Scruff works at the Waste Dump. When Sir Topham Hatt sees how rusty and dirty Scruff looks, he insists that he goes straight to the Steamworks to be repainted. Soon the other engines are telling Scruff how smart he looks, so he decides he doesn't want to work at the dirty Waste Dump anymore. Eventually Scruff realizes that the only way to be Really Useful is to do his own job at the Waste Dump, even if it means getting dirty. Wayward Winston - Winston is Sir Topham Hatt's track inspection vehicle. One day when Sir Topham Hatt leaves his handbrake off, Winston starts to roll forward on his own and is soon racing down the tracks without a driver. Winston thinks driving on his own is exciting at first, until he realizes he can't stop! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4416H] Baby Bear's New Sitter Baby Bear is worried about having a new babysitter, but realizes that different things can be fun, too. Educational Objectives: Emotional Development duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#207] The Big Surprise/Be My Guest * The Big Surprise: When Clifford's plan to give Daffodil a surprise birthday party collapses, he is afraid she'll be disappointed. But Daffodil is touched and thrilled that he made the effort and that all her friends have gathered to celebrate her special day.
    * Be My Guest: When Norville injures his wing he's taken in by Emily Elizabeth. At first, Clifford is happy to have him, but gradually the puppy becomes tired of sharing his things and Emily Elizabeth's attention and begins to act out.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#128] Babysitter Blues/Saturday Morning * Babysitter Blues - the Bleakmans are babysitting Clifford for the day. That may interfere with Mr. Bleakman's plans to paint his masterpiece.
    * Saturday Morning - Saturday is usually T-Bone's time with Sheriff Lewis but this Saturday, he has to work. T-Bone finds that there are many ways to spend a Saturday.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#128H] The Dirt On Dirt In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it's also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#116H] Castles in the Sea/Get Your Coat * Castles in the Sea: While playing in the sand on the beach, Duck and Shark discover the perfect home for Shark: a sand castle! But why, oh why, does it disappear every night while Shark is sleeping? When the WordFriends try to hunt down the castle thief, they learn about tides and waves...from a singing Crab.
    * Get Your Coat: Duck thinks Frog doesn't want to play in the rain because Duck accidentally broke Frog's boat. But the real reason is that Frog doesn't like the rain. Duck learns all about words that end with "oat" before finally coming across a word that will allow Frog to play outside in the rain: a coat!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#506H] George's Home Run/Monkey On Ice * George's Home Run - While Marco tries to hit his first Little League home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. Unfortunately, he can't remember the order of the numbers, so he isn't getting it quite right.Marco helps out by using a catchy song to teach George how to count from 1-10 and then George returns the favor by agreeing to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Can a speedy little monkey run the bases fast enough for Marco to get his first home run?
    * Monkey on Ice - Bill wants to earn another Junior Sprout badge by constructing and sleeping in an igloo, inspiring George to build his own. Only George wants his igloo to have windows and be big enough to fit his friends and furniture--not small and cozy like Bill's. When George's huge ice house leaves him freezing cold, he decides to build one in a much warmer location--inside the country house.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#107H] Trees Company/Now You See Me * Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
    * Now You See Me - Nick and Sally are playing hide and go seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide and go seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#108] Rapunzel Princess Pea's kitten is stuck in the top of a tree! The Super Readers jump into a book and meet Rapunzel, who is also stranded high up in her tower. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be (ouch!) a hair-raising idea, the Prince works together with the Super Readers to come up with a brand new rescue plan! Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand. Educational Objectives: To learn you can accomplish a lot more with the help of your friends! The alphabet is uncovered, and young viewers practice the magic of spelling as well as use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#126H] Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll * Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience.
    * Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. Knowing Tiny can't sleep without it, Valerie and Velma enlist the help of a wide-winged Pterasaur named Ziggy to get Tiny's doll back to her.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#401Z] Garden of Death, Part 1 A commercial decision to turn Midsomer Deverell's memorial garden into a tea shop proves to be a fatal mistake for some members of the Inkpen family. The Bennett family is particularly enraged, as Gerald Bennett was responsible for its creation. When Fliss Inkpen is found brutally murdered in the garden, Barnaby launches an investigation which unearths more than mere local hostility. Upon the deaths of Elspeth Inkpen, Cynthia Bennet and George Bennett, Barnaby's discoveries reveal a tumultuous trail of ruined dreams, scandalous love affairs and vicious blackmail that lead straight to the killer. duration 47:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:48 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#402Z] Garden of Death, Part 2 A commercial decision to turn Midsomer Deverell's memorial garden into a tea shop proves to be a fatal mistake for some members of the Inkpen family. The Bennett family is particularly enraged, as Gerald Bennett was responsible for its creation. When Fliss Inkpen is found brutally murdered in the garden, Barnaby launches an investigation which unearths more than mere local hostility. Upon the deaths of Elspeth Inkpen, Cynthia Bennet and George Bennett, Barnaby's discoveries reveal a tumultuous trail of ruined dreams, scandalous love affairs and vicious blackmail that lead straight to the killer. duration 47:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:36 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#403Z] Destroying Angel, Part 1 With the death of owner Karl Wainwright, the Easterly Grange Hotel falls into the hands of four beneficiaries. When Gregory Chamber - one of the new hotel owners - does not attend Karl's funeral, a frantic and worried search party forms. The party scours the woods for a trace of George, ultimately making a grave discovery when they find his severed hand. DCI Barnaby quickly launches a murder investigation, and solving the case takes on a renewed sense of urgency when fatal accidents soon befall the other beneficiaries. A string of affairs and death threats reveal an undisclosed will, a deadly motive and ultimately the "Destroying Angel." duration 47:43   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:24 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#404Z] Destroying Angel, Part 2 With the death of owner Karl Wainwright, the Easterly Grange Hotel falls into the hands of four beneficiaries. When Gregory Chamber - one of the new hotel owners - does not attend Karl's funeral, a frantic and worried search party forms. The party scours the woods for a trace of George, ultimately making a grave discovery when they find his severed hand. DCI Barnaby quickly launches a murder investigation, and solving the case takes on a renewed sense of urgency when fatal accidents soon befall the other beneficiaries. A string of affairs and death threats reveal an undisclosed will, a deadly motive and ultimately the "Destroying Angel." duration 47:20   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:12 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#405Z] Electric Vendetta, Part 1 A series of murders in Midsomer Parva begins with the discovery of the naked body in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. When local extra-terrestrial expert Lloyd Kirby interests himself in events, rumors abound that the vicious death could be the work of some alien force. Barnaby, however, has other ideas, particularly when the bodies of a local criminal and Sir Harry's adulterous son-in-law are found under extraordinarily similar circumstances. Barnaby's investigation reveals multiple motives and multiple killers who used the first murder as a model for their own deadly endeavors. duration 47:19   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#406Z] Electric Vendetta, Part 2 A series of murders in Midsomer Parva begins with the discovery of the naked body in the center of a mysterious crop circle in a field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. When local extra-terrestrial expert Lloyd Kirby interests himself in events, rumors abound that the vicious death could be the work of some alien force. Barnaby, however, has other ideas, particularly when the bodies of a local criminal and Sir Harry's adulterous son-in-law are found under extraordinarily similar circumstances. Barnaby's investigation reveals multiple motives and multiple killers who used the first murder as a model for their own deadly endeavors. duration 46:49   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:48 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#407Z] Who Killed Cock Robin, Part 1 After a horse whisperer disappears in Newton Magna, Barnaby comes face to face with a long-standing adversary, ex-con Melvyn Stockard, who claims to be a reformed man only concerned with his daughter's impending marriage. But when one of the wedding party is found dead in a local well, all suspicions are aimed towards Stockard. Barnaby's discovery of an extramarital affair, however, points to a different pair of killers with a vengeful motive. duration 47:35   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:36 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#408Z] Who Killed Cock Robin, Part 2 After a horse whisperer disappears in Newton Magna, Barnaby comes face to face with a long-standing adversary, ex-con Melvyn Stockard, who claims to be a reformed man only concerned with his daughter's impending marriage. But when one of the wedding party is found dead in a local well, all suspicions are aimed towards Stockard. Barnaby's discovery of an extramarital affair, however, points to a different pair of killers with a vengeful motive. duration 47:09   STEREO TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 6:24 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#409Z] Dark Autumn, Part 1 In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nash, Barnaby & Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo, having seduced a number of women. Would any of the jealous husbands or jilted lovers have wanted to murder him? When the bodies of two husbands of these adulterous women are found, the idea quickly fades. Instead, the investigation team's search identifies a twisted murderer scarred by childhood memories. duration 47:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:12 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#410Z] Dark Autumn, Part 2 In the village of Goodman's Land, postman Dave Cutler is murdered while on an early morning round. With the help of local community WPC Jay Nash, Barnaby & Troy's investigations reveal that Cutler was the local Romeo, having seduced a number of women. Would any of the jealous husbands or jilted lovers have wanted to murder him? When the bodies of two husbands of these adulterous women are found, the idea quickly fades. Instead, the investigation team's search identifies a twisted murderer scarred by childhood memories. duration 47:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4301(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 1 Season 3: The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. "No family is ever what it seems from the outside," observes Smith's shrewd character.
    This episode: Wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters - large and small - threaten. One is Cora's freewheeling American mother, who tries to loosen up her in-laws.
    duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:10 pm
    Cafe, The [#113H] Reap What You Sow - Part 1 Stan and Jason have covered The Cafe in flowers for the Weston in Bloom competition, and it's now the perfect venue for Richard and Ava's wedding reception. As Jason adds the finishing touches everyone else is waiting at the church for the wedding ceremony to begin. When Ava is late, Sarah starts to worry. But it gives her some time to tell to Kieran and Chloe what happened between her and Richard the night before. And to confess her fears that she may have scared Ava off. duration 20:02   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:32 pm
    Vicar of Dibley [#306] 2005 New Year's Special It is the start of 2005 and Geraldine is very keen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live Aid - something the villagers are not initially over-enthusiastic about. Finally, she convinces them all to write to the Prime Minister - only to find out that all but one think Margaret Thatcher is still in charge of the country. Geraldine is less keen to celebrate her landmark 40th birthday - in fact, she doesn't want it mentioned at all. Naturally, the Church Committee disagrees and sets out to make it a birthday to remember. duration 47:37  
  • 11:30 pm
    This is Us [#509H] Swing, Sailors and the Ukulele * This week internationally known ukulele maker Tony Garziano shows us how to make a ukulele.
    * We'll also go sailing with this country's most successful sailor, John Kostecki. John is an Olympic medal winner and 2-time Yachtsman of the Year. Currently he's the tactician sailing aboard TEAM USA's America's Cup defending championship boat.
    * Then it's time to dust off your dancing shoes, and take a lesson from the US Champion Swing Dance team of Kurt Senser and Heather Powers.
    duration 24:13   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3108] (repeat) Tavis talks with one of the most respected talents in the music business today, musician-singer-songwriter Dave Stewart. The Grammy-winning musician, producer and multimedia entrepreneur performs a track from his latest CD, "Lucky Numbers." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1008H] Modern Times DAS TUB - New Zealand
    Lost in the frozen depths of the ocean, a German submarine crew find themselves encountering objects stranger than they can fathom. The truth turns their world topsy-turvy leaving them literally and figuratively in over their heads. A satiric homage to the classic German feature Das Boot. Directed by James Cunningham.
    WATCHING - England
    A young man sits alone in a cafe spying on the cute waitress not knowing that he himself is being watched. When a stranger approaches him and strikes up a conversation, he is given an opportunity that could change his life forever. Opportunities present themselves for the briefest of moments. If you miss them they don't come back, but is the risk worth it? Directed by Max Myers. Principal cast: Ian Hart, Charlie Cattrall, and Susannah Fielding.
    ABOVE THE KNEE - Canada
    Jack's restrictive suit and tie career has never been a good fit for him. His home and love life is also in a rut. A radical shake up is in order. When he breaks the mold at work by dressing differently, all of his relationships miraculously improve and actually sets his colleagues free to also express themselves. Director, writer, and producer Greg Atkins tackles sexual politics and the tyranny of gender conformity with a wry comedic touch. Principal cast: Stephen Bogeart, Naomi Sniekus, Allen Altman, and Victoria Adilman.
    duration 28:09   STEREO TVG
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