Upcoming Broadcasts:

Telling Tales (#102() Duration: 1:59:46 STEREO TVPG

Vera and her team set out to solve a murder case after the suicide of the original perpetrator exonerates her.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

Crow Trap (#103H) Duration: 1:29:15 STEREO TVPG

Spooky and elemental, "The Crow Trap" is set in the dramatic Northumberland countryside. A murder at a remote cottage takes DI Vera Stanhope back to a place full of childhood memories and an unsolved case from her earlier career. Delving into the local politics surrounding a controversial proposal to dig a quarry, the detective team finds motives in the unlikeliest of places, shadowy liaisons and conflicting sympathies, until they realize that the truth could be hidden within the land itself.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

Little Lazarus (#104H) Duration: 1:29:27 STEREO TVPG

A woman is brutally murdered in a hedgerow. Her son escapes the violent attack, only to fall through the ice of a frozen pond, where Vera finds him many minutes later. She wades in and pulls him out and, against all the odds, the boy survives. Vera and her team unravel deadly secrets and their murderous consequences - fuelled by power, money, and above all a mother's love. Usually awkward and disinterested around children, the loner detective finds a kindred spirit in the boy and begins to realize along the way that the key to the investigation lies deep in the child's memory.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

The Ghost Position (#201H) Duration: 1:29:17 STEREO TVPG

Vera is reunited - under tragic circumstances - with her first ever sergeant, Stuart Macken. When his house is fire bombed, Stuart is left badly burned while his 18-year-old daughter, Stella, fights for her life in intensive care. Vera is shocked to see that Stuart is a shadow of the man she knew 20 years before and, when her investigation leads her into unpleasant revelations about his personal life, she is faced with long buried memories of her own. Vera, battling through grief for her former colleague and friend, is determined to track down the assailant and discover why someone would attempt to kill Stuart and Stella. Does the answer lie in the steep downturn Stuart's personal and professional life has taken? With Stella in a coma, Vera and Joe pick their way through her former sergeant's recent history and uncover his broken family and the destruction caused by his inability to let them go. Soon they are hot on the trail of a suspect, but a dramatic discovery turns the case on its head, revealing the heart of these catastrophic and heartbreaking events.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 14, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

Silent Voices (#202H) Duration: 1:28:58 STEREO TVPG

D.C.I. Vera Stanhope investigates the case of murdered social worker, Jenny Lister. Deciphering the motive behind the brutal murder of a woman who presents as honourable and well liked proves difficult but an infamous case involving the death of a child appears to hold the key. Working tirelessly, Vera and her team uncover the failure of an understaffed and overworked social work system and the far reaching effects for all those involved. Through her innate empathy and intuition, Vera determinedly pursues the truth until she discovers the real secret at the heart of Jenny's death and the killer who will stop at nothing to protect it. Knowing that the murderer has already targeted their next victim, Vera and Joe are faced with a race against time - will they get there in time to prevent another death?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me

Sandancers (#203H) Duration: 1:29:07 STEREO TVPG

D.C.I. Vera Stanhope and D.S. Joe Ashworth investigate a suspicious death in an army barracks, aided by Shep, an enthusiastic and pro-active member of the Military Police. While the death of commanding officer Dev initially looks like suicide, murder is quickly established and the team need to find both a motive and a killer. Sensing a connection to Ollie, a soldier killed in Afghanistan, Vera interviews Devaney's loyal comrades, Vince and Budgie, and Ollie's grieving and angry family, quickly establishing there's a traumatic event which no-one wants to talk about. Through persistence and instinct Vera finally reveals the complicated turn of events that led to an act of revenge and the deaths of more than one soldier.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 28, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 29, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
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KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.