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KQED Plus: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rudy Maxa's World: Escape to French Polynesia In his first one-hour special, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa (Smart Travels) ventures to Tahiti, Bora Bora and other atolls and islands in French Polynesia to experience their rich sea life, translucent waters and vibrant culture. It features brilliant underwater and aerial photography of some of the most beautiful waters and tropical islands in the world, while also examining the violent and colorful history of the islands. Maxa observes oyster-cultivation process at one of the major pearl farms, explores the underwater world of French Polynesia and visits the remote and sparsely populated Marquesas Islands, where dramatic mountains offer evidence of its volcanic origins. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4414H] Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 - Part 3 The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff. Ladies organize a benefit for refugees. LeClair has a mysterious obsession. duration 54:31   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Dancing on the Edge [#102H] Follow the band on a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson. Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4553H] Grantchester, Part 3 An old woman tells Sidney that someone wants her dead. Then she dies. Coincidence? The new curate delivers a surprising sermon. duration 56:01   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Jewel in the Crown [#103] Questions of Loyalty Daphne dies giving birth to Hari's daughter, and her aunt, Lady Manners, decides to raise the child herself. The "Manners case" is the talk of the British community. Meanwhile, Sarah Layton decides to call on Kady Manners to pay her respects, while her sister Susan and her fiance Teddig Bingham decide to bring forward their marriage, since Teddie's about to be posted to the War Front in Mirat. Teddy is also sharing quarters with an expert on the Indian National Army, Captain Ronald Merrick, who has transferred from the police for the duration of the war. But Merrick's past has followed him. duration 51:15   TV14
  • 5:00 am
    Werewolf of the Bayou: Theater of the Mind It is 1940, and ace newspaper reporter Margo Mason heads to the Louisiana swamps to investigate a series of strange murders and an ancient curse centered around an archaeological dig and a strange skeleton unearthed: The body of a human, the head of a wolf. And chilling howls at night under the full moon. The local swamp witch says it's the rougarou werewolf, returned for vengeance. But who is the werewolf? And who will be its next victim? duration 58:41   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4217] Tavis talks with reporter Jere Van Dyk about his new book The Trade and with journalist Sasha Abramsky about his new text Jumping at Shadows. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4216] Tavis talks with economist Ben Stein about the President's proposed tax plan and his new book The Capitalist Code and with Drew Carey about celebrating his 10-year anniversary as Host of The Price is Right. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1713H] Refreshing Desserts Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best ginger frozen yogurt at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews digital scales in the equip-ment corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best personal blenders. Finally, test cook Tim Chin shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect lemon posset with berries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#401H] Mexican Cocina A salute to the big spicy flavors of the Southwest with three winning recipes: first, Sara's Duck Tacos and then Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas. Finally, Sara makes a special trip to Charlotte, NC to cook with viewer Susie Trevisinno and to create one of her recipes, Dessert Fruit Tamales. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#609H] One-Bowl Desserts Don't want to create a mess in the kitchen? Look no further than Martha's one-bowl desserts: brown-butter coconut cashew blondies, skillet baked plum cake, single-serving size brownie sundaes and Scottish oatcakes, best served with cheese or jam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#514H] Beer Makes It Better Chef Keller shows how beer can add richness and great flavor to many dishes. Using apricot beer, he marinates yellowtail for a luscious sashimi treat. Then he makes an unforgettable fried chicken with beer and lots of great spices. The beer fest continues with an assortment of ice-cream beer floats. Yellowtail Sashimi with Apricot Beer, Fried Chicken "HK" Style , & Ice-Cream Beer Floats. duration 25:26   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1402H] Hong Kong - Part Two In Hong Kong - Part Two, Burt explains the history of Dim Sum restaurants, Hong Kong speed tailoring, how to send money to your ancestors in the after life and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong's sleekest shopping areas, to one of the city's great temples, and the highest peak in Hong Kong, duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#401] Bath and South Wales We conjure a bit of magic when we visit the Georgian city of Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen's day. We stop by Wells to admire that city's spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in the mystical town of Glastonbury. The poignant landscape of Wales' Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon's claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth. Tips on bookstores and country fairs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Standing On Sacred Ground [#102H] Profit & Loss From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, this episode exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival.
    In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea.
    In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world's third-largest oil reserve. Indigenous people tell their own stories-and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.
    duration 56:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    West of the West - Tales from California's Channel Island [#102H] Settlers "The Last Roundup" is the story of the Vail and Vickers cattle ranch 26 miles at sea on Santa Rosa Island and, after a 100-year run, its transition to a National Nark in the 1990's.
    "Graveyard of Ships" tells about the 500 shipwrecks on the Channel Islands and the lessons learned from understanding the history of some of them and diving to view others.
    "Magic Isle" is about Santa Catalina Island. It's the only one of the eight ever developed. The Chicago Cubs held spring training there for 31 years, one evening 10,000 people danced in the Casino ballroom, and today it struggles to preserve the buildings left by it's prime owner William Wrigley, Jr.
    "The Legendary King of San Miguel Island" is the Tale of Herbert Lester and his family. They lived on the island in the 1930's and early 1940's, with the two Lester children being schooled there until ages 9 and 12. Betsy Lester recounts her childhood and the remarkable life her parents built 30 miles at sea on a rugged, windswept island.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23217H] (original air date 10/17/2017) We begin a discussion about the centennial anniversary of Forbes magazine. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief; Mike Federle, president and C.O.O.; and Randall Lane, current editor of Forbes magazine.
    *We conclude with a look at the film "LBJ" with director Rob Reiner and star Woody Harrelson.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1204H] The Tadich Grill, Slow Hand BBQ, Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar With a history as storied as The Tadich Grill in San Francisco, it's hard to resist the classic fish menu... unless you want a steak! But nothing says American cuisine like down-home BBQ and we visit Pleasant Hill and Slow Hand BBQ. Our last stop takes us to Oakland, where Vietnamese street food and handmade rice paper rolls are served at Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#213H] Crab What is the most over-the-top thing that you have ever tasted? For her, it's king crab straight from the source. She visits Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska. With her student Lauren, they'll make risotto Rosa with king crab with citrus gastrique, and a rhubarb crostata. Join them as they make a truly one-of-a-kind meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#201H] Viva Espana! Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#304H] Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3709H] Tredegar House 1 duration 57:54   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#134] Little Howler Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#223] Negative Town/License to Science Negative Town - The agents go to Negative Town to track down a villain. Curriculum: negative numbers. License to Science - Oona must pass her lab director's test or risk getting kicked off Odd Squad. Curriculum: odd and even numbers, early algebra, addition and subtraction. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#222] Xs and Os/Dr. O No duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1410] Buster Spaces Out/The Long Road Home Buster Spaces Out - Inspired by footage of the moon landing, Buster wants to go to outer space! Well, someday. For now, it'd be really cool to build and launch a rocket! So Buster enlists his friends to help...but they can't agree on anything and the mission stalls. Luckily, NASA astronaut Mike Finke guest-stars to teach the kids that only teamwork will accomplish this mission-and then it's blast-off! The Long Road Home - After costing Lakewood Elementary the win in a relay race against Mighty Mountain, George wants to redeem himself. Ok, George might be a slower runner but he is determined to walk all the way from Crown City to Elwood City and raise money for charity. There's just one problem - no one really thinks he can do it! This episode also marks the homecoming for "El Boomerang" and the suspense is - will the beloved soccer ball arrive from (believe it or not) Turkey in time for Alberto's birthday?? Everyone's in for a surprise. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1501] Fifteen - Parts I & II How much can Arthur and his friends do in 15 minutes? Arthur tries to race home to find his report and get back to school before class starts. George gets his shot to win big bucks for his school on the radio show "15 minutes of Fame." Kate and Pal try to defeat the "Red Claw" and their mission of getting kids to play with cats by eliminating all imaginary friends. Can they all accomplish these missions impossible before the clock counts all the way down? Only time will tell! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#111H] Martha Walks The Dog/Martha's Got Talent * Martha Walks the Dog* (*book based) - There's a new dog in town and, boy, is he mean! He barks so much that nobody can sleep. Helen and Martha decide they have to do something. They try steak, squeaky toys, soothing music, but nothing calms the beast within. Then unexpectedly Ronald's parrot reveals the power of a few well-chosen words. Vocabulary - (E) annoy, beware, insult, pleasant, unpleasant (I) bully, mean, loud, tough, naughty.
    * Martha's Got Talent - Weaselgraft just can't get Martha off his mind. He must have her. Maybe he can tempt her into his clutches with some well-placed praise and a lifetime supply of bones. He invites her to a talent show, and Martha tells the gang. TD, Truman, and Carolina are game, but they aren't the kind of game Weaselgraft was hoping to catch. Vocabulary - (E) coax, compliment, flatter, tempt, praise (I) tongue twister, care, friendly, practice, treat.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1003H] The Animal Within, Part 1 A mischievous trickster finally gets his comeuppance when his body is found floating below the weir in Midsomer Deverell. The extent of his double life starts to emerge when three family friends and a long-lost niece produce wills claiming his fortune, and his collection of erotic photographs from the 1960s gives Barnaby and Jones the key to the tangled relationships and feuds blighting the family. Guest star: Lisa Eichorn (Mr. Selfridge, The Talented Mr. Ripley). duration 52:22   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:54 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1004H] The Animal Within, Part 2 A mischievous trickster finally gets his comeuppance when his body is found floating below the weir in Midsomer Deverell. The extent of his double life starts to emerge when three family friends and a long-lost niece produce wills claiming his fortune, and his collection of erotic photographs from the 1960s gives Barnaby and Jones the key to the tangled relationships and feuds blighting the family. Guest star: Lisa Eichorn (Mr. Selfridge, The Talented Mr. Ripley). duration 42:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:38 pm
    New Tricks [#1103H] Deep Swimming The team looks into the death of a terrorist 30 years previously after his daughter receives an anonymous note claiming he was murdered - an investigation that takes them right back to the Greenham Common anti-nuclear protests. Meanwhile, Sasha agrees to go for dinner with her ex-husband Ned, which he is hoping will lead to a reconciliation. duration 53:27   STEREO
  • 9:33 pm
    Death In Paradise [#132H] Unlike Father, Unlike Son In the cells of Saint Marie court house, murder suspect Jack Harmer, awaiting trial, is shot dead by a killer that would have to pass through 3 locked doors and past Dwayne and JP. Eliminating suspects to an initial 3 and then a 4th but not how the murder was committed and what happened to the murder weapon; until Humphrey remembers ants coming through a window into the cell that leads to the solving of 2 murders. Also, Humphrey's father comes to the island to convince him to come back home to England for his ex-wife, Sally. duration 52:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    The Tunnel [#106H] As youths are burnt alive, police suspect the hand of the Truth Terrorist once more. They finally make a key arrest. Will this be the end of the killings? duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-V
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#602H] Norman Lear - A Retrospective Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1511H] Eastern Canada Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls. duration 57:58   STEREO TVPG
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