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KQED Plus: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3207Z] Tavis talks with 4-time Grammy-winning opera diva Renee Fleming. The versatile soprano reflects on her career and discusses her role in A Streetcar Named Desire, which she's played at Carnegie Hall and in Los Angeles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#207] Life During Wartime THEY ALSO SERVE (CalArts) A mother's nerves start to fray as she waits for her soldier son to arrive home for his welcoming party. Directed by Michael Meehan.
    ROAD TO PESHAWAR (University of Texas) During the Soviet-Afghan War, a father leads his injured daughter through the treacherous Peshawar Pass. In a literal minefield, her fate becomes linked to that of a Soviet sniper. Directed by Hammad Rizvi.
    duration 28:58   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#308H] An Evening with Qualcomm's Dr. Paul E. Jacobs In an age of smartphones, laptops and tablets, connecting wirelessly has become a way of life. Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, now Executive Chairman of Qualcomm, a leading producer of micro-technologies that enable our hands-free lifestyle. He joins Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar for a captivating conversation. duration 54:14   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3005] Attenborough's Life Stories: Life On Camera In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences (re-mastered in HD) that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, "Attenborough's Life Stories" is a singular synopsis of a unique half-century plus. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Nature [#3006] Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences (re-mastered in HD) that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, "Attenborough's Life Stories" is a singular synopsis of a unique half-century plus. In "Understanding the Natural World," Sir David Attenborough shares his memories of the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his own career. He also recalls some of his more hair-raising attempts to bring new science to a television audience: standing in the shadow of an erupting volcano as lumps of hot lava crashed around him or being charged by a group of armed New Guinean tribesmen. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Nature [#3007] Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences (re-mastered in HD) that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, "Attenborough's Life Stories" is a singular synopsis of a unique half-century plus. In "Our Fragile Planet," Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that human beings have had on the natural world during his lifetime. He tells surprising, entertaining and deeply personal stories of the changes he has seen, the pioneering conservationists in whose footsteps he has followed, and the revolution in attitudes towards nature that has taken place around the globe. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Journey for Good: Tanzania Six women leave their friends and family behind to travel across the world to Tanzania. There, they embark on a life-changing journey, one which combines adventure travel and hands-on volunteer work. duration 26:34   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Journeys for Good: Cambodia Working alongside volunteers, the filmmakers participate in a range of volunteer projects in Cambodia; building wheelchairs for landmine victims, teaching English to local school children and completing consctruction projects for diasbled families. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#118] Feeling Good When a porcupine comes to Animal Junction, the gang focuses on creature coats and how they feel. A porcupine has spiky quills for protection. A sheep has a thick wool coat for warmth. A lynx has soft fur and furry paws to help her live in the snowy cold. And a quick trip to a petting zoo drives the point home even more. Creatures have all kinds of coats, but every creature has the best coat for where ever he or she lives. Jackie does a turn as a duck-crossing guard. She helps herd ducklings across the road to the safety of MudPuppy Pond. After she scoops the last one across, she nuzzles into the duckling's soft coat. Ducklings feel amazing! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#901H] Chuffing with Pride Race to the Rescue - Flynn is the Sodor Island Fire Engine and Victor is working on Flynn's wheels so that he can roll on the road as well as on tracks. He sets out on the road, wobbling. Rocky tells Flynn that Sir Topham Hatt's shed is on fire. Flynn goes on the tracks, even though the road is faster, because he doesn't want to be a "big red wobble on wheels". On the way to the shed, Flynn meets Butch and Bertie. They both need his help but Flynn chuffs on because he feels too silly to roll on the road. Flynn is late because he should have used the road! The crowd around the shed cheer for Flynn as he puts out the fire. He returns to help Butch and Bertie. Flynn isn't a "big red wobble on wheels"! He's the hero of the day! Bust My Buffers - One day, Gordon is too snooty to notice some freight cars in front of him and crashes into them. Gordon's buffer crashes onto the track and he loses his buffer. Den and Dart offer to help repair Gordon but he insists that Diesels cannot fix Steamies, and he huffs away without his buffer. Mavis and Salty tell Gordon that he needs a buffer. Reluctantly, Gordon chuffs back to Den and Dart and they fix him with a yellow and black diesel buffer. Gordon is very embarrassed by it. Thomas makes Gordon realize that he should be happy that he is fixed and can be a Really Useful engine! Gordon says sorry and thank you to Den and Dart. Because they are all - Diesels or Steamies - Really Useful engines! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4219H] The Whoosh & Vanish Mystery It's a very windy day on Sesame Street. Elmo and Telly are just about to play a game of basketball. When they return from eating a healthy power snack, their ball is missing! It's a real mystery and they need to investigate to solve the problem! First, Telly writes down what they already know about the mystery! Then, he forms a hypothesis, or a guess, that Abby must have made the basketball disappear because she's able to do magic. Abby tells them that she was with the seven dwarves so it couldn't have been her. Telly and Elmo investigate further and Elmo suggests that they look under the table. The basketball isn't there and now Telly's notebook and crayon have vanished making the mystery even more mysterious! Elmo discovers a new clue and after thinking about where he's heard this "whoosh" sound before, he forms a new hypothesis- the Big Bad Wolf did it! The Big Bad Wolf explains that it wasn't him either. Now they hear the "whoosh" again and Telly's hat is missing! This time they also feel a tickle but don't see anything. Leela comes by and helps them piece all the clues together. What can be all around that you can sometimes hear and feel, but can't see? Wind! Elmo and Telly experiment and test out their new hypothesis and see if the wind made their things disappear. They follow a leaf flying in the wind and find all of their missing things. Their hypothesis was right- the wind made the objects disappear! They solved the mystery! THEME: Science J / 17 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#115] Your Secret Valentine/Perfect Pet * Your Secret Valentine: It's Clifford's first Valentine's Day and he wants to make a golden retriever pup his new friend by making her his Valentine. Unfortunately, Norville and Jorge convince him that he has to impress her first with tricks and feats of strength and generosity. Daffodil disagrees. She keeps telling Clifford to be himself. Luckily, someone else shows him just how nice being yourself can be.
    * Perfect Pet: When the animals find out that Shun is going to get a pet, they each try to influence his opinion. But, rather than convincing him to get one type of pet over another, they make him decide not to get any pet at all. Realizing their mistake, they put their heads together to help Shun find the perfect pet.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#222] Food for Thought/Friends 4ever * Food For Thought: Clifford and his friends are influenced by advertisements for a new dog food.
    * Friends 4ever: When T-Bone learns his old best buddy Burger is coming for a visit, he tells Clifford and Cleo about the time when he was a puppy, and thought he'd never be able to have another friend as good Burger.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#226H] Sid Engineers A Solution Sid has a big, big, big problem! He's trying to grab a cereal box located way up high on the kitchen shelf, but he just can't reach it. He tries using a stool, but he still can't grab it. He wants to know, how is he ever going to grab that cereal box??? At school, Sid and his friends encounter another problem. They need to get a ball down that got stuck in a tree. Susie has an idea. If they have a problem, it's time to "engineer a solution." The kids work as a team, brainstorm some ideas, draw pictures of their ideas, and then try building their ideas. And to make the day even more exciting, Dad visits school and volunteers to help the kids build a special "grabber" to get the ball down from the tree! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#126H] A Kooky Spooky Halloween/Sheep's Halloween Costume * A Kooky Spooky Halloween - The WordFriends get their share of scares the night before Halloween, when Pig sleepwalks and everyone thinks he's a ghost!
    * Sheep's Halloween Costume - It's Halloween - Sheep's favorite day of the year. Sheep likes nothing more than to dress up, so she always goes out of her way to make herself a special costume. But what will she do when her WordFriends need pieces of her costume for their own costumes?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#604H] George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey * George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up?
    * Shutter Monkey - Betsy's "Out of Sight Shapes" entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize--that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00 - or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#136H] Big Cats/Fantastic Flour * Big Cats - When Sally and Nick have difficulty sneaking up on Nick's Mom to surprise her, The Cat brings them to meet some great sneaker-uppers - cats! Three big cats in particular. The kids learn to be patient from a snow leopard, speedy from a cheetah and the trick of distraction from a lion. Back in Nick's yard they sneak up on his mom and surprise her! Then Nick and Sally are surprised when the best sneaker-upper sneaks up on them - The Cat!
    * Fantastic Flour - Nick and Sally are making their "Best Ever Yummy For Your Tummy" muffins when they realize they don't have enough flour. Cat knows just where to get more - Finola's Farm! With help from Cat, Sally, Nick, and the Things, Finola harvests the wheat then shows them how to turn it into flour. Now that they have enough flour,they can finish making their muffins!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#139Z] Super Why! and the Little Mermaid Pig feels different from his friends, which makes him very sad. The Super Readers dive into the story The Little Mermaid to talk with someone whose tail sets her apart from kids on land. As the Super Readers explore the ocean floor with The Little Mermaid, Pig slowly begins to see why being different can be special and the journey to the depths of the sea teaches him a lesson he can use right in his own backyard. Educational Objectives: To learn about feeling good about yourself. Preschoolers will follow the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling,and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#217H] Remember The Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Allie explains that her huge, strong legs hardly bend at all, but she can still have fun playing games with the kids, and teaching them some of her favorites! Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The kids also find out more about nocturnal (night-active) animals, and diurnal (day-active) animals. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4403H] The Flower Show Stinky is nervous that he won't bloom in time for the flower show. Maybe relaxing will help. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1306H] The Music Box: Switzerland The kids are having a yard sale, getting rid of old toys, books and clothes. Kioko shows up holding a prized possession-a music box from Switzerland. By accident, Ben includes the music box in a cardboard box of yard sale items-and the music box is sold! Kioko is sad and Ben wants to make things right, so he and Barney travel to Switzerland in search of a replacement gift. While there, they sample Swiss food, customs and games-but no music box! Luckily when Ben returns the music box is returned! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#415] Friends Caillou's Grandma is surprised when Caillou tells her he doesn't have any friends. She reminds him about Clementine, Leo, his cat Gilbert, and tells him that even his sister Rosie is his friend. Then, Caillou makes a brand-new friend. His name is Andre and he's big - and also a bit clumsy. Caillou is upset with Andre when he breaks Caillou's favorite chair, but it's soon forgotten when they go outside and play soccer. Later, Caillou and Leo are having a great time playing when Leo trips and falls, hurting his ankle. Caillou is very worried about Leo and thinks it may be his fault Leo got hurt. But when he makes Leo a get-well card and visits him at home, Leo says it wasn't Caillou's fault he didn't tie his shoelaces. Sarah helps Caillou paint a birdhouse Dad built, but she can't finish it because she is off on an all-summer trip to China. Caillou misses her very much. On the day of her return, Caillou is ecstatic and anxious to show Sarah that not only is the birdhouse finished and hanging in a tree, it has a resident. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#902H] All Together Now Ol' Wheezy Wobbles - On Misty Island, Ol' Wheezy has stopped working. Thomas wants to help and says he can fix Ol' Wheezy. He puffs to the Dieselworks, and asks Den and Dart for help because two busy boilers are better than one. Den and Dart chuff back to Misty Island together and their drivers work on Ol' Wheezy until he is fixed! The Sounds of Sodor - Thomas is to take a Famous Composer around the Island and show him the sounds of Sodor to help inspire a new composition. Everywhere Thomas takes the composer, they are interrupted by noisy engines. This makes Thomas cross. However, unbeknownst to Thomas, the noisy engines are inspiring the Famous Composer to compose! Thomas fails to heed a warning sign and has to stop suddenly, making the composer's music blow away in the wind. Thomas realizes his error and finds a unique way to reinterpret the composer's music - by using his noisy friends to create The Sounds of Sodor! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#805H] Share Your Problem Roley and the Fox - The team is building a jungle themed mini golf course! As wild animal decorations arrive, Bob explains to Roley that wild animals live away from their friends. When a wild fox turns up, Roley is convinced that this wild animal must have lost his friends! Roley and the fox play a game. When the fox begins to act upset Roley takes him to see the decorations, thinking they'll comfort him. The fox is terrified, and knocks them into the mud! Roley finally tells Bob about the fox, and realizes he has to take him back into the wild where he belongs. When he does, the fox's parents are waiting, and Roley knows he's done the right thing. Bob and the Trampoline - Bob and the team are building a trampoline. A problem soon arises when Scoop can't carry all the materials. Instead of asking Bob, Scoop thinks for a moment and solves the problem by himself. Scratch wishes he could solve problems by himself too, just like Scoop. When Scratch finds a broken trampoline spring, instead of showing it to Bob, he decides to fix it all by himself. But Scratch doesn't realize that a broken spring won't work. When the trampoline is finished, Bob has the first bounce. But the repaired spring snaps, and Bob is bounced off the trampoline! Scratch admits his mistake and Bob explains the problem. But now, they can't stretch the trampoline material back across! Scratch has learned that some problems are best shared, and comes up with a solution by getting everyone to work together. When they all pull at once, they manage to get the trampoline fixed! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#137H] Minnie Meerkat/Leaves * Minnie Meerkat - Sally and Nick are planning to camp out in the backyard, but there are some scary noises out there! Not to worry, The Cat's friend Minnie Meerkat can teach them all about camping safe. Off to Peekaboo Plains where a group of meerkats show them how they make their camp safe every night. Now Sally and Nick know what to do to feel safe in the backyard. And it doesn't hurt to have the best lookout ever - The Cat in the Hat!
    * Leaves - Nick and Sally are going to make a leaf collage of Cat, but the leaves they have aren't the right shape, they need different ones.It's off to Kaloo-Kalee for some leaf collecting! There, they learn that leaves help trees make food, and that's why it's best not to pick the leaves from the branches. They collect fallen leaves from three different trees with very different leaves. Now they have everything they need to make their picture of Cat, and even one for Fish!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#119] Running Chris, Martin and Zoboo focus on running when an emu stops by Animal Junction. An emu is a bird that's too heavy to fly, but her long legs are great for running. Chris and Martin set about running like each creature they encounter: sideways like a crab, on a tree branch like a fisher, up a wall like a gecko, superfast like a cheetah. Jackie and her friend Matt love to take the neighborhood dogs for a run. Or is it the neighborhood dogs that take them for a run? Either way, running is great exercise for dogs and humans alike, and it's a lot of fun. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#138H] Birds of a Feather When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1302] Silent Treatment/Kung Fool * Silent Treatment - When quiet, shy George wonders if any of his friends really notice him, he has a great idea. He's not going to speak to anyone until they notice! Well when they do in fact notice he's been feeling sad, they decide to throw him a surprise party to make him feel special. But it backfires, when they need to avoid him to plan the party!
    * Kung Fool - Fern volunteers to help an elderly neighbor, Tony Wu, with his household chores, and then discovers his past life as a Kung Fu celebrity. Suddenly she imagines herself as his student - and soon, she will be a Kung Fu master herself! But will Fern be disappointed to learn that dish cleaning and laundry folding are not really part of some special martial arts training? Or can she learn a valuable lesson in acceptance and friendship?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#121H] Itchy Martha/Martha and the Thief of Hearts * Itchy Martha - Martha can't keep her paws away from her itchy ear mites. Until they're gone, she has to wear a cone on her head to keep her from scratching. Martha hates the cone; it gets in the way and makes everything sound weird. Worse than that, it terrifies Jake. Will Martha have to live in the cellar until she gets better?
    * Martha and the Thief of Hearts - The gang decides to make homemade valentines for each other. But when everybody's art supplies begin disappearing, their affectionate mood begins to fade. Can Martha solve the mystery of the stolen supplies?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#222H] Opposite Day/Granny's Book Club * Opposite Day - Becky's Opposite Day Extravaganza is in full swing until the festivities are interrupted by Nocan the Contrarian. The party guests must find a way to send Nocan back to the land of Contraia. Vocabulary Words: Extravaganza, Antonym.
    * Granny's Book Club - The Association of Villains is ready to retire Granny May unless she's able to capture WordGirl. She successfully lures WordGirl into a trap by starting a book club. Will WordGirl be able to read between the lines and escape the clutches of Granny May? Vocabulary Words: Feisty, Retire.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#137H] Stuck On Sharks Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark. They use Aviva's incredible Remora Rocketsub to "stick with" a female shark and soon learn that the giant predator of the sea actually has lots of challenges to contend with and that she could help them discover something that no one has ever seen before - the birth of Great White shark pups. But when Gourmand sniffs around looking for ingredients for his Shark Fin Soup recipe, the Wild Kratts team must help rescue their new friend. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33101H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Federal Reserve officials discussed the outlook for rates at their last meeting and one other topic that could have an even bigger impact on the economy. And, Target may be feeling the impact of the data breach for a while to come, but the retailer's Interim CEO has a plan to get shoppers back in the store. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lark Rise to Candleford [#103H] When local widower Old Amos announces his engagement to his maid Patty, the town become suspicious that she may just be after his money. Robert refuses to let his children sing a song in praise of the Tories at the local church concert, which results in them being banned from the concert altogether. Robert's stubbornness incurs the wrath of his children, family and even the village. duration 50:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    Great Romances of the 20th Century [#303] Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip When the English princess married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, son of Prince Andrew of Greece and a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, at Westminster Abbey on 20 November1947, it was the beginning of one of the most successful unions in the history of the Royal family. From the feted young couple of the 1940s to the guardians of today's monarchy, Elizabeth and Philip have travelled a long road to which is by no means over. duration 26:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 pm
    As Time Goes By [#157] Lionel walks in on Sandy in the bath and Jean decides it's time to have an additional bathroom added. She calls in a builder and as the project progresses, tensions mount. Sandy and Judith consider moving out. duration 29:22   TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Keeping Up Appearances [#133] Anniversary Alarm Hyacinth is in a sunny disposition, which mystifies Richard. The real horror of his situation dawns on him when he realizes that he has forgotten their anniversary and that Hyacinth is beaming in anticipation of a gift, which he has not bought her. duration 29:18   TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Last of the Summer Wine [#3110] Goodnight Sweet Ferret duration 29:13   TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Cafe, The [#111H] Time and Tide Sarah can't help thinking that Richard is making a mistake marrying Ava. Meanwhile, pal Chloe tos and fros about whether or not to keep the baby. duration 22:26   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 pm
    Cafe, The [#112H] Stags Or Hens It's the night before the wedding and, in traditional fashion, Ava and Richard are having their hen and stag do's. Ava is at the Cafe with the ladies and Kieran playing drinking games, while Sarah, Richard and his very boring friend Dave, are playing a drunken game of hide and seek on the beach. as Sarah and Richard hide from Dave they are left alone to reminisce about their past. Is it rose tinted spectacles, or is there really still something left unresolved between them? What about Ava? What about Jason? What about tomorrow? Getting drunk seems to be the only way for Sarah to cope, but being drunk it would probably be advisable not to choose this moment to talk to Ava. And particularly advisable not to make the bride cry the night before her wedding. duration 23:54   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#308H] An Evening with Qualcomm's Dr. Paul E. Jacobs In an age of smartphones, laptops and tablets, connecting wirelessly has become a way of life. Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, now Executive Chairman of Qualcomm, a leading producer of micro-technologies that enable our hands-free lifestyle. He joins Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar for a captivating conversation. duration 54:14   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3208Z] Tavis talks with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). The potential presidential contender weighs in on proposed changes to the criminal justice system. Tavis also chats with Emmy-winning actor Jim Parsons. The Big Bang Theory star discusses reprising his award-winning role in HBO's The Normal Heart. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    ImageMakers [#1204H] Omg THE VOORMAN PROBLEM (England): Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar a: he believes he is a god. The doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman. Is he a faker or a lunatic?
    THE BIG LEAP (Poland / Sweden): Three people meet atop a skyscraper. They have the same intention - to commit suicide due to a major financial crisis. The conflict quickly escalates when they discover that they all represent a different conviction about the afterlife. The believer, the agnostic and the atheist know the only way to find out the truth is to take The Big Leap.
    duration 26:56   STEREO TVPG-L
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