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The Lepidopterist's Companion (#154H) Duration: 59:37 STEREO TVG

As Father Brown (Mark Williams) approaches Kembleford's mobile library, Ada (Holly Bodimeade) emerges to ask for help. Margaret (Elizabeth Berrington) lies under a pile of books, pinned beneath a metal shelving unit. Father Brown is relieved to find that she's still alive. With Margaret now safe in bed, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) insists that she help in the mobile library until Margaret's better. Her husband Graham (Andrew Greenough) shows them out through his photography shop, bumping into his scruffy assistant Lewis (Thomas Pickles). Later Lewis tells Father Brown that he has a secret in the confessional, before running out. That night Graham and Margaret are woken by crashing below. Downstairs, Graham swings a cricket bat in the dark and it connects with a sickening thud. When he turns the lights on, Lewis lies at his feet, dead. Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) believes it's reasonable self-defence but Father Brown suspects it's not quite that simple...

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Alchemist's Secret (#155H) Duration: 59:05 STEREO TVG

Professor Ambrose (James Laurenson) goes to see his old friend Father Brown (Mark Williams) to ask for help - he's been followed ever since he came into possession of the diary of the university's architect. It claims that the location of the alchemist's secret is hidden in a riddle - the key to the lock to the door. Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and Bunty (Emer Kenny) accompany them to Gloucester University where Principal Malcolm (Danny Webb) allows student Timothy (Richard Southgate) to borrow a ceremonial key. When the absent minded Professor goes missing, Father Brown sees if he's with Timothy. He's saddened to find Timothy's body in his bedroom, his head bashed in with a polo mallet. When the key that Timothy took turns up in the Professor's room, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests him for murder, leaving Father Brown determined to prove his innocence.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Sins of Others (#156H) Duration: 43:38 STEREO TVG

Recently released from prison, Sid buys a gun outside his caravan. The next day Father Brown reunites Sid with Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), who insists on cooking him a hot meal. When Sid leaves suddenly, Father Brown follows him to a function where Edward Reece (Simon Shepherd) is honouring his latest judicial appointee Giles (David Reed). Sid confronts Giles, his former defence barrister, accusing him of burying a witness statement which suggests that his supposed victim of assault was coerced into incriminating Sid. Edward sees the commotion and orders Sid and Father Brown off the property. But Sid runs back and as Father Brown follows a scream is heard. Giles has been killed, a broken champagne glass in his throat. When Edward's son Randolph (Alex Felton) tells Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) that Sid did it, Sid is quickly arrested. Can Father Brown clear his name this time?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Theatre of the Invisible (#157H) Duration: 45:21 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) accompanies Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) to a heat for the BBC Radio Quiz 'Up To You' in the village hall. Producer Jeremy ushers them through, where Richie (Arthur Bostrom) is the announcer, Joyce (Jessica Turner) sings the theme tune and Barney (John Henshaw) is the ebullient quizmaster. Curmudgeonly landlady Mrs Rudge (Lynda Baron) is unfairly eliminated while Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs McCarthy sail though to go head to head on the live show next week. Afterwards at her boarding house, Mrs Rudge is vile to the BBC cast and reveals she's even read Richie's salacious diary. Later when Jeremy returns with Bunty they're shocked to find the guesthouse on fire. As Mrs Rudge's corpse is removed, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) pronounces it an accident but when Father Brown looks closer he finds a device in the chimney designed to block it. Mrs Rudge was murdered.. .

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Tanganyika Green (#158H) Duration: 59:46 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) welcomes Aldous (Richard Huw) and his daughter Grace (Pepter Lunkuse) to Kembleford, who are visiting for the County Fair. They've recently moved from Tanganyika and are on the lookout for a medical school for Grace. Excited about the antiques marquee, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) can't wait to have her heirloom broach valued. At the Red Lion, Bunty (Emer Kenny) offers a room at Montague to antiques expert Wynford (Miles Jupp) who isn't happy with the accommodation at the inn. The next morning Grace finds her father's body the floor of his room. As Father Brown comforts her, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests Grace, accusing her of giving her father sleeping pills that interfered with his malaria medication, after she found out that he could no longer fund her education. Father Brown however believes Grace's grief is genuine and is determined to find the real culprit...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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The Fire in the Sky (#159H) Duration: 44:36 STEREO TVG

William (Nick Dunning) chases his daughter Charlotte (Allegra Marland) through the dark woods behind his house. His vision distorts and he falls to his knees. The next day, Father Brown (Mark Williams) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) visit a disorientated William who says that Charlotte's gone. Later Charlotte staggers into the police station, shouting that 'it's trying to get out.' She loses consciousness and is taken to Kembleford Cottage Hospital where Dr Ashley (David Sturzaker) and nurse Alisha (Kiran Sonia Sawar) treat her. When a young man Sean (Sam Jackson) arrives to see how she is, William erupts, telling him to go. Father Brown discovers that Sean was William's gardener who was recently sacked. That night William panics as he sees an alien shape through the window. The next day his body is found in a locked room and Father Brown suspects he's been poisoned...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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The Penitent Man (#160H) Duration: 44:42 STEREO TVG

Flambeau (John Light) is incarcerated under suspicion of murder. When Father Brown (Mark Williams) visits him he denies killing his cohort Flynn (Callum Dixon) and asks the priest to hear his confession if he's convicted. Flynn's wife Peggy (Emma Pallant) later tells Father Brown that she witnessed Flambeau dragging Flynn's body to the river and throwing it in. At the presbytery, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) thinks that Flynn is still alive and has framed Flambeau. Father Brown leaves the surveillance to her and Bunty (Emer Kenny) while he attends Flambeau's pre-trial hearing. He's shocked to hear Flambeau plead guilty then be sentenced to death by hanging. Meanwhile, Bunty and Mrs McCarthy spy Flynn through the window at Peggy's house and manage to escape after they're seen. However Father Brown has realised that Flambeau isn't the victim in all of this, he's the architect. But what if his plan backfires?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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