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KQED Plus: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Hong Kong: Quest for the Dragon Adventurer Richard Bangs ventures into the heart of Hong Kong to discover what forces drive a city in which the spiritual concept of chi and the worldly concept of wealth coexist. Bangs begins by taking in one of the most dazzling festivals on earth, Chinese New Year. Then, he wanders beneath the skyscrapers of Central District, meanders down the alleys of Western District and ferries across the harbor to Kowloon. Later, he sail the "dragon-infested" waters to the Geopark, an ecological preserve, before making his way to Lantau Island, and finally north, to the villages of the New Territories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Doc Martin [#405Z] The Departed Martin is in London to meet with Robert Dashwood, who is leading the selection process for the prestigious London surgeon's job that he has applied for. Pleased that Martin has finally conquered his debilitating blood phobia, Robert is confident that Martin will be hired. On the train back to Cornwall, Martin is annoyed to be seated next to one of his patients, a sheep farmer named Jim Selkirk. Jim falls asleep and slumps onto Martin's shoulder - dead from heart failure! Theo, one of Louisa's students, becomes ill in class. His parents, Juliet and Richard Wenn, are certain that their child picked up the illness in Joan's chicken coop during a school field trip. Martin cannot deny it is a possibility and the couple announces their intention to sue Aunt Joan. Mrs. Selkirk returns to Martin's Surgery, and tells him she is now seeing visions of her dead husband. When she is found collapsed in her sheep pen, Martin is able to uncover the medical reason behind her hallucinations. When he receives Theo's test results point to Joan's innocence and Martin is finally able to identify the real source of his sickness. duration 46:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3807H] The Royal William Yard 2 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to the Royal William Yard in Plymouth where treasures include a unique book of garden designs by a renowned landscape gardener, one of the last flasks of naval rum to be produced and a ceremonial wooden spoon awarded for the worst exam results in Cambridge. Jewellery specialist John Benjamin is the bearer of surprising news for a woman who thinks a charity shop bracelet dates from the 1960s and he offers a lesson in Art Deco to a young man who hopes to inherit a diamond and emerald brooch. duration 58:04   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Lark Rise to Candleford [#102H] Postwoman Mrs Macey receives news that her husband Dan has escaped from prison. Before long the whole town is alight with gossip, and Mrs Macey fears that the damage to her reputation will force her to leave Candleford. Meanwhile, her son Freddy has been secretly meeting a mysterious stranger in the woods. duration 50:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    Rebecca [#102] see description in part 1. duration 1:32:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:34 am
    Shakespeare Lost, Shakespeare Found This program tells the fascinating story behind the bold 20-year project by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar Dr. Gary Taylor to recreate The History of Cardenio (1613), a lost work written by William Shakespeare and his early collaborator, John Fletcher. Despite its impressive pedigree, The History of Cardenio remains shrouded in mystery because the 400-year-old play did not survive the ravages of time. Dr. Taylor resurrected the original manuscript by de-constructing Double Falsehood, Lewis Theobald's 1727 adaptation of The History of Cardenio. This process included painstaking research of centuries-old texts and cutting-edge computer microanalysis of each author's writing styles. The documentary culminates with the first full-scale production of the work at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, where academics from around the world comment on the play's authenticity, casting choices, plot additions and controversial ending. duration 24:56   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#212H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#213] duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1503H] Variety: The Spice of Life Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises and exercise accessories to help you feel and function better. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#824Z] Spine & Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Food Over 50 [#107H] Eating The Rainbow Chef/host David Jackson creates an impressive poulet jardin, which translates to chicken in the garden. It's eight tasty and well-presented recipes in one, most of them plant-based and colorful, and artfully arranged on a huge silver platter. David begins the show on location, shopping for a rainbow of vegetables at the Joshua Tree Certified Farmer's Market near his desert home. Then it's into the kitchen to prepare herb-roasted whole chicken, grilled zucchini and asparagus (green), roast cauliflower (winter white), sauteed red cabbage (blue/purple), roast butternut squash (orange/yellow), crumb crusted tomatoes (red) and glazed carrots (orange). Then he joins resident dietician Elizabeth Kelsey for a colorful "Second Helpings" segment to discuss why naturally occurring blue/purple foods help prevent heart disease, why green/yellow veggies combat macular degeneration, why the Lycopene in red foods, like ripe tomatoes, is such a powerful anti-oxidant and why orange fruits and vegetables help moderate blood sugar and improve immune function. And once the apron is off, David wraps up the episode with another outdoor "Earn What You Eat" message. This time it's some careful, age-appropriate rock climbing at Joshua Tree National Park, reminding viewers that we're never too old to explore and have fun while we keep fit and nimble... ish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#409H] Sami's Big Day This show is all about Pati's middle son, Sami. Being stuck in the middle of first born, Alan, and Mr. Personality himself, Juju, isn't always easy for Sami. Every once in a while, Pati likes to give Sami a day all to himself, and he'll help her as she cooks his absolute favorite foods!
    Recipes: Sami's Smashed Baby Potatoes; Chipotle Salmon, Bacon and Avocado Sandwich; Nothing Like Homemade Cookies.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1208H] The Great Rivers of France: Lyon to Arles Burt tours the ancient city of Lyon. Founded by the Romans in the year 43, it is the gastronomic capital of France. Then he visits the winemakers of Beaujolais, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage connected by the oldest suspension bridge in Europe. Next is a stop at the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the locations in Arles that inspired Van Gogh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#112] Tokyo, Japan An urban marriage of high tech and age-old customs makes Tokyo a fascinating destination, from teenagers playing "cos," or costume games, to adults taking dinner at tiny yakatori restaurants, where the kitchen is a small grill dedicated to cooking skewers of meat. Tour the city's massive wholesale fish market, Tsukiji Market, before dawn to watch the daily auction of massive torsos of tuna fish destined for sushi restaurants around the world. Check out space-age toilets at the showroom of Toto as proof that cutting edge technology permeates every aspect of Japanese life. Go shopping in a department store with more than 100 shops catering to young Japanese women to whom fashion is all important. From bathing in the neon lights of the Shibuya neighborhood at night, to marveling at the city's spring explosion of cherry blossoms, to learning your fortune by consulting a joss-stick at a Buddhist temple, Tokyo offers a rainbow of experiences guaranteed to fascinate. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    First Civilizations [#103#] Cities View the birthplace of civilization: the Middle East, site of the world's first villages, towns and cities, from the hills of Turkey to the plains of Iraq. They were crucibles of invention and innovation-turbo-charging the pace of progress. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 am
    Nova Wonders [#103#] Are We Alone? Join astronomers and engineers on a hunt for life on worlds near and far. Discover the next generation of telescopes, probes and robots that are getting us one step closer to answering one of humanity's biggest questions: Are we alone? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Death In Paradise [#110H] An Unholy Death DI Richard Poole is perplexed by a fatal fire at the island convent. duration 54:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1117H] Old Skool Cafe, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Green Chile... We're craving that "down-home" feeling, so our first spot is a 1940's-style supper club that brings energy, commitment and family recipes to San Francisco at Old Skool Cafe. Next for a flavorsome breakfast, try starting the day in Oakland at Brown Sugar Kitchen. Then unwind with some spicy Southwestern flavors in San Francisco at Green Chile Kitchen. duration 24:37   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#106H] Roots Without a root cellar to store roots year round, Joanne shows us how easy and delicious cooking with seasonal fresh root vegetables can be. We'll visit a farm and then watch along as Joanne teaches her student how to make Root Vegetable Chips with Roasted Carrot Hummus. Recipes: Root Vegetable Chips with Roasted Carrot Hummus, Roasted Root Vegetable Soup with Spiced Brown Butter Student: Sasha Bernstein. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#209] Leslie Mackie Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery Leslie Mackie bakes an assortment of tarts and pies. First, Leslie demonstrates how to make the classic pie dough that will form the base of these desserts; some of the dough is used raw, while other crusts are pre-baked in order to avoid a soggy crust. This dough can be frozen for up to a month. Once the shells are prepared, she creates a classic French apple tart, a berry yogurt tart, and a blueberry nectarine tart garnished with chopped almonds. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#309H] Sauces A great sauce can take a dish from good to fantastic. In this episode, Martha goes over some classics, starting with bearnaise sauce, a derivative of hollandaise. Next she makes Kansas City barbecue sauce, which is tomato-based with a sweet-tart flavor. Tartar sauce - Martha's version includes capers, shallots and cornichons - and a tasty cocktail sauce are both beloved staples. Then Martha shows how to make salsa verde, a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3807H] The Royal William Yard 2 The Antiques Roadshow makes a return visit to the Royal William Yard in Plymouth where treasures include a unique book of garden designs by a renowned landscape gardener, one of the last flasks of naval rum to be produced and a ceremonial wooden spoon awarded for the worst exam results in Cambridge. Jewellery specialist John Benjamin is the bearer of surprising news for a woman who thinks a charity shop bracelet dates from the 1960s and he offers a lesson in Art Deco to a young man who hopes to inherit a diamond and emerald brooch. duration 58:04   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#4905H] A landscape installation can go on for months, even years. And that concept can be overwhelming. But with a little expert advice the task becomes less daunting. Join us as we break it into phases and GardenSMART. duration 25:20   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3122H] Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 1 Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs. Learn how to make half-square triangles, and assemble three rows of a six row sampler quilt. Designs include - Opposing Arrows, Teetering Triangles, and Twirling Triangles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#226H] Shapely University/Slow Day Shapely University - Agents compete against rival Odd Squad agents to solve an odd problem. Curriculum: geometry and spatial sense, parallel lines, parallelograms. Slow Day - Otis and Olympia investigate why people in town are stuck in slow motion. Curriculum: data collection and analysis, geometry and spatial skills, understanding maps. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1705H] All Thumbs/Kidonia * All Thumbs - When Arthur catches Buster sucking his thumb, Buster worries that Arthur will tell the entire school. Can Arthur stay mum? Or is this secret just too juicy not to share?
    * Kidonia - Tired of doing chores, Arthur and the gang decide to invent their own country: Kidonia. But when there are no rules, no laws, and no chores, someone's bound to ruffle a few feathers. Will this kid-ruled utopia flourish or descend into anarchy?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1706H] Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow * Speak Up, Francine! - The local creek is polluted! Francine is determined to get the word out at the annual Earth Day rally, but she can't seem to speak up, so Ladonna attempts to help.
    * Waiting for Snow - Ladonna can't wait to experience her first blizzard. Skiing, sledding, snow days! If only the weather would cooperate. Arthur and Buster attempt to help her. Meanwhile, D.W teaches Bud how to make snowballs.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#112H] What's Up with Saturn's Rings?/Sunspot's Night Out * What's Up with Saturn's Rings? - Celery takes Jet, Sydney, and Sean on a trip to explore Saturn's rings to learn what they're made of. Curriculum: Saturn has more than 12 rings that are made of mostly ice. The ice pieces range from microscopic to very large chunks. The rings appear to be revolving with Saturn at the same speed but it's thought that the individual rings revolve at different speeds.
    * Sunspot's Night Out - When Sunspot goes missing in the neighborhood, Sydney, Sean, and Jet use the North Star to navigate their way to where he is. Curriculum: The North Star is often used for navigation due to its constant position in our sky. It isn't the brightest star, but unlike the other stars, it seems to remain at a fixed location in the sky.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#406Z] Midwife Crisis Martin meets Portwenn's new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa. Martin is dismissive of her profession, and the two of them do not hit it off. Martin finds that cognitive behavioral exercises are a great help with his blood phobia and he is able to take blood from P.C. Penhale without reacting. Martin visits Aunt Joan at her farm, and breaks the news that he is intending to become a surgeon in London again. She is supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa. Martin and Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. Martin is furious when he discovers this - believing Molly's homespun ideas are seriously endangering Louisa's health. Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears - Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon's job in London. duration 59:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1213H] The Great and the Good-Part 1 With the numbers of children dwindling, the local village school is threatened with closure, leading a group of "ladies who lunch" to compete murderously for the status of charitable saviors. As murder and mayhem engulf the embattled school teacher, she is rescued by the love of Barnaby's prime suspect - until his innocence is proved and love conquers all. Guest starring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster; Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell). duration 48:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:51 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1214H] The Great and the Good-Part 2 With the numbers of children dwindling, the local village school is threatened with closure, leading a group of "ladies who lunch" to compete murderously for the status of charitable saviors. As murder and mayhem engulf the embattled school teacher, she is rescued by the love of Barnaby's prime suspect - until his innocence is proved and love conquers all. Guest starring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster; Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell). duration 46:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:38 pm
    New Tricks [#902Z] Old School Ties When the body of young PE teacher Jason Bowe is discovered in woodlands adjoining a prestigious boarding school, UCOS are asked to investigate the case quickly and discreetly. However, with the school busy preparing for a visit by prominent MP Geoffrey Parks, its headmistress is less than happy about the UCOS team's presence there. When Standing makes a discovery about another teacher, the team realizes that they're dealing with a much wider and more complicated series of crimes that go back many years. Meanwhile, Standing pushes Pullman to find a replacement for Halford, and Lane struggles to cope with the secret he's been keeping. duration 52:14   STEREO
  • 10:32 pm
    Death In Paradise [#111H] Death in the Clinic A woman is murdered at a luxury health clinic in a manner that suggests suicide, with Poole's primary evidence to the contrary being the very expensive cup of tea she made before her death. duration 54:12   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Vicious [#107H] Holiday Special Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat. Ash (Iwan Rheon), their young upstairs neighbor, has volunteered to cook the meal, their feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour) is up to her old tricks, and a wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths -- and surprises as well. duration 26:16   STEREO TV14
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1627H] Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate From the port city of Cadiz, where conquistadors set off to conquer the New World, intrepid traveler Megan McCormick begins the journey to the Andalusian city of Cordoba to explore 400 years of Moorish occupation, symbolized by its world heritage site, the Mesquita. Then it's into the heart of western Spain and the city of Merida, famed for its Roman ruins, before ending the adventure in the medieval cities of Avila and Trujillo. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
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