TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life
KQED Life: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Comcast 189 • Digital 54.3
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12:00 amImageMakers [#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
12:30 amOn Story [#103] Comedy in film is discussed by the creative minds behind To Die For, The 40 Year Old Virgin, National Lampoon's Vacation, and The Hangover. Features Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Buck Henry, and Jon Lucas. Film: Sleep Study by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman and My Biggest Weakness by Bradley Jackson. duration 26:46 STEREO TVG
1:00 amMagic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music #102) Take a stroll down memory lane with the pop sounds of this concert special. This reunion brings together the greatest recording artists from the 50s pop era. Taped in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal, it is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, and features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits. The McGuire Sisters (who reunite for the first time since 1967), Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Chordettes, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, Don Cherry, Gogi Grant and more take the stage and share the good times.
This nostalgia-fest features a mix of new performances and short archival footage transitions of the fads, fashions, news stories and pop cultural events of the 50s decade. Tribute montages also highlight the superstar 50s pop icons who have died in recent years (Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Ray and more). Special guest presenters include Wink Martindale, Rip Taylor, Brett Somers, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nick Clooney, Fess parker and Joni James.
"26 Miles"; "Big Man" (Four Preps); "April Love" (Pat Boone); "Band of Gold" (Don Cherry); "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" (Ensemble); Greatest Hits Medley (McGuire Sisters); "Istanbul"; "Standing on the Corner" (Four Lads); "Little Darlin'" (Diamonds); "Lollipop" (Chordettes); "Shangri-la" (Four Coins); "Sh-Boom" (Crew Cuts); "Sit Right Down and Write a Letter"; "All in the Game" (Mel Carter); "Tammy" (Debbie Reynolds); "Tennessee Waltz"; "Old Cape Cod" (Patti Page); "The Wayward Wind" (Gogi Grant); "Three Coins in the Fountain"; "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (Four Aces). duration 1:56:56 STEREO TVG
3:00 amBrit Floyd-The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show Live In Liverpool Having performed to over a half a million fans around the world since its first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, Brit Floyd presents a stunning show featuring note-for-note performances from five albums, including 'Wish You Were Here', 'Animals', 'The Wall', 'The Division Bell', and, in celebration of the 40th anniversary, Pink Floyd's defining album, 'The Dark Side of The Moon'. Musically perfect and visually awesome, the show recreates the legendary, enigmatic Pink Floyd in its many forms, from '60s psychedelicpop band to '80s stadium-straddling behemoth and the reunited dream-come-true of Live 8. Musical director, guitarist and vocalist Damian Darlington knows every detail, every nuance of every Floydian moment, and the band's execution of all Pink Floyd's greatest works makes each familiar track sound fresh and pristine. duration 1:29:40 STEREO
4:00 amDoors Live at the Bowl '68 On July 5, 1968, the Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. Now, for the first time, the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it has ever been seen before. Previously cut tracks have been returned to the running order and the sound has been newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by the Doors' engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This program is now the definitive edition of this famous performance. Performance highlights include: "Light My Fire," "Hello, I Love You," "Moonlight Drive" and "The End." duration 1:27:05 STEREO TVPG
5:30 amImageMakers [#903H] My First Crush THE CRUSH - Ireland
Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem - him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem - Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancee. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do - challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
BIG GIRL - Canada
A battle of wills develops between nine-year-old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend - a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan. duration 29:28 STEREO TVG
6:00 amRaggs [#154H] Flying The dogs call a club meeting to figure out how to get Razzles' kite out of the tree after she ignored their warning about the windy weather. B. Max invents the Flyboy 500 to help Pido pretend he can fly. The dogs have to figure out how to get Pido back after he flies away. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY
6:30 amSaving the Bay [#101(] Marvel of Nature (Prehistory-1848) / Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906 In the first episode, photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. It introduces the first inhabitants along the Bay's shores, including Native Peoples along with flora and fauna, and continues through European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately, American influences that dramatically altered the region. duration 1:11:02 STEREO TVG
7:42 amSaving the Bay [#102(] Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906) This episode follows San Francisco's "rapid monstrous maturity" into a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush. Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city meant radical change for San Francisco Bay. By the century's end, San Francisco Bay was the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific. duration 1:17:33 STEREO TVG
9:00 amSaving the Bay [#103(] Miracle Workers (1906 - 1959) / Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) This episode begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California's massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known. duration 1:10:59 STEREO TVG
10:11 amSaving the Bay [#104(] Bay in the Balance (1906 - Present) In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save the Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape. duration 56:12 STEREO TVG
11:30 amMasterpiece 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)
1:33 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4302(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 2 The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis. duration 56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
2:37 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4303(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 3 Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart. duration 56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
3:44 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4304(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 4 The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. New evidence turns up in a baffling case. duration 56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
4:52 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4305(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 5 Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble. duration 56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:00 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4306(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 6 Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched. duration 1:56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
8:04 pmMasterpiece Classic [#4307(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 7 The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up,and a crisis unfolds. duration 1:53:37 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
10:00 pmTenors: Lead with Your Heart, The The Tenors, a group formed in Canada, have traveled the world since 2008. From Johannesburg to Shanghai, London to Los Angeles, they have inspired millions of music lovers with their rich harmonies, addictive charm and powerful songs. Now they're back with a dazzling concert which takes place in the breathtaking 2050 seat Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. They perform all new music from their second album, Lead With Your Heart.
Each act stretches the boundaries of classical crossover by combining classic songs, modern tunes and Spanish and French world music. From cover features of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" to the inspirational anthem "Amazing Grace", and one of the most recognizable and heroic Tenor arias, "Nessun Dorma," the diverse performance features an eclectic mix of pop favorites and classical staples along with new compositions written and co-written by The Tenors. The foursome also invites some of their friends as special guests to share the stage for this unforgettable performance. duration 1:29:55 SRND51 TVG
11:30 pmImageMakers [#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
12:00 amMasterpiece Classic [#4306(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 6 Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched. duration 1:56:16 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)