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KQED Plus: Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1501H] Basking with the Basques The Basque country straddles the border between southwest France and northeast Spain, but except for their passports the Basques are neither French nor Spanish -- they are Basque. They speak the oldest European language still spoken, so old that no one can tell where it came from. In this program Burt travels through the Basque country, visits the hometown of the first person to sail completely around the world, looks at the early works of Andy Warhol in the Bilbao Museum, and tastes what the Basques are eating and drinking. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 - Live at the Royal Albert Hall Celebrate the legendary guitarist's 70th birthday with this concert in London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, featuring Clapton classics including "Wonderful Tonight," "Layla" and "Tears in Heaven." duration 1:27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
  • 3:30 am
    Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert In Central Park In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel stepped out on a stage in Central Park to perform for an estimated half-million adoring fans. Dressed casually on a pared-down set for their first full concert together in a decade, the old friends sang all the songs the crowd came to hear. From the energetic opening chords of "Mrs. Robinson" to the haunting harmonies of "The Sound of Silence," This program captures the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime night.
    Despite the record-setting crowd, the concert has a feeling of relaxed intimacy. Both native New Yorkers, Simon and Garfunkel seem to enjoy performing their well-loved hits in the park's familiar setting. They are warmly welcomed by the multigenerational audience, who turn the concert into a joyful celebration as they sing, dance and clap along. "You look great from here," says a smiling Garfunkel as balloons float by and children are hoisted onto shoulders.
    Childhood friends born only 3 weeks apart, the two grew up playing music together. They scored a modest hit as teenage duo Tom and Jerry, reuniting after college in 1963 as Simon and Garfunkel. They rose to worldwide fame in 1966 when "The Sound of Silence" became a number-one hit. Included on their Grammy-winning soundtrack to the movie The Graduate the following year, the song struck a chord with a generation of alienated youth. Through the second half of the '60s, Simon and Garfunkel achieved a string of hugely popular singles and albums. In 1970, they toured briefly in support of their final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, but soon after decided to call it quits. The two occasionally performed together following their breakup, appearing on the second episode of Saturday Night Live and at each other's solo concerts. The duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
    duration 1:28:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Variety Studio: Actors On Actors [#402H] An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring: Rob Lowe (The Grinder) with John Travolta (American Crime Story); Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story) with Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl); Kerry Washington (Confirmation) with Aziz Ansari (Master of None); Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) with Kirsten Dunst (Fargo); Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) with Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) duration 56:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:00 am
    Ellie's Real Good Food [#110H] Herbivore VS Carnivore He's a meat eater. She's a vegetarian. Their kitchen has become a battleground. Can this marriage be saved? It's Ellie to the rescue with flexible recipes that will bring them together. Recipes: Warm Spinach Salad w grilled sirloin; Panzanella with White Beans with chicken sausage; Forbidden Rice Bowl; Grilled veggies & lamb kabobs served with 3 Ingredient Recipe- Tahini Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    New Scandinavian Cooking [#209H] Western Norway: A World of Apples Andreas Viestad visits Hardanger, the apple orchard of Western Norway. He makes an apple drink and bakes a traditional sourdough bread in an old wood-fired oven and prepares a hot apple dessert. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 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 [#210H] Holiday Food Gifts A thoughtful gift you make yourself speaks volumes, and food is the present everyone loves! Sara releases your creative spirit by teaching how to make Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix. For the wine enthusiast, her Homemade Cheese Crackers pair beautifully with some cheese and wine. Peppermint Bark looks very expensive but couldn't be easier to make. As an added bonus, we'll have creative packaging ideas that will make your gifts everyone's favorites. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#509H] Extraordinary Fruits Some of Martha's favorite desserts have something in common: fruit - nature's sweetest gift. Learn step-by-step how-tos for a souffle with intensely fragrant passion fruit, biscuit-topped raspberry-rhubarb cobblers and other fruity delights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#306] Beef Bourguignon Thanks to Julia Childs, Beef Bourguignon is probably the most famous French dish in the world. Chef Keller adds some terrific twists to this well-loved dish, and then creates a unique variation. Recipes: Hubert Keller's Beef Bourguignon. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#203H] Middle-East Feast Or Spice It Up Joanne shows us how preserved lemons add vibrancy and a bright taste to hummus. Then, Jerry is back and ready to spice it up using cardamom and coriander to transform a plain chicken breast into unforgettable Spice-Dusted Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce, served with Pearl Couscous. Recipes: Spiced Humus with Preserved Lemons, Spice-Dusted Chicken Skewers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce, Pearl Couscous (and variations). Student: Jerry Feldman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Essential Pepin [#104H] Veg-In! Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Sidney Lumet: American Masters [#2906] Journey through the life's work of the socially conscious director of Serpico, 12 Angry Men and Network in a never-before-seen interview. With candor, humor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 pm
    Great Performances [#4203H] Young Men A dramatic dance film shot on location in Northern France about soldiers trying to maintain their humanity amidst the brutality of World War I, choreographed by Ivan Perez with a score by Keaton Henson, directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. duration 1:26:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Masters [#2703H] Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun She was a dancer of uncommon style and beauty, full of candor, passion and humor, the love object of arguably the two leading 20th century choreographers working in America - the muse to both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous version of Afternoon of a Faun for her. She also inspired the great ballets Western Symphony, LaValse and Metamorphosis. Recognized as uniquely gifted - her vivacity, her unbelievably long legs, her sinuous figure, her theatricality and spirit - she was a ballerina of rare versatility. No one was thought to have a brighter future until it suddenly stopped. On a tour of Europe in 1956, Tanny was struck down by polio at age 27. In an iron lung with a dire prognosis, she never danced again. Balanchine devoted himself to her recuperation and, eventually, her personal tragedy became another kind of artistic triumph - paralyzed from the waist down and wheel chair ridden, her story is ultimately one of great courage and fortitude. duration 1:25:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 pm
    New Tricks [#703] Left Field The team investigates the case of a missing five-year-old, 25 years ago. duration 51:49   STEREO
  • 4:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#106Z] Haemophobia The tourist season has arrived in Portwenn. Disgruntled by the invasion of holidaymakers, Martin grimaces as he makes his way through the crowds. Then he notices an attractive woman, and stops to stare ... at her chest! She can't believe it when he says he'd like to examine her chest. Martin was actually trying to warn the woman about the dangers of sunbathing for fear of skin cancer, but his usual abrupt and quirky manner has caused offense. Gossip about the blood phobia which forced Martin to terminate his brilliant career as a surgeon seems to have spread round the village like wild fire. Two patients in the surgery can't resist mentioning the 'b' word to Martin. Then he gets an urgent call from the pub. Bert has had a terrible accident while working there, and he's bleeding profusely. The sight of blood pouring from Bert's wound begins to trigger the all too familiar panic attacks for Martin. But on closer examination he realizes the blood is actually tomato ketchup! duration 47:05   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Father Brown [#113H] The Pride of the Prydes The opening to the public of Pryde Castle, an estate mired in death duties, ends when guide Audrey Diggle, is struck and killed by an arrow. She was an expert on the Pryde's family history, including an old curse. Father Brown is convinced that the motive lies in the Pryde family's past, when a page from the parish birth records goes missing. All the family members are known to use a longbow. duration 46:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:00 pm
    Murder In Suburbia [#204Z] Salsa Ashurst and Scribbins investigate when Salsa student Sandra Foy falls to her death from the balcony of her expensive suburban home. Having recently stolen the dance partner of a very trained member of the dance class, it appears Sandra was much hated amongst her peers. However, CCTV footage uncovers a shocking revelation which threatens to blow the whole case wide open. duration 59:33   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3201] Animal Misfits Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Sea of Creepy Monsters The Lembeh Strait, located north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, is a hotspot of marine biodiversity. Countless amazing creatures thrive in the underwater landscape found here. Over a period of 4 years, two wildlife filmmakers captured hundreds of hours of footage including some behavior never-before caught on camera. For instance, they were able to shoot an anglerfish swallowing a lionfish - a scene resembling Godzilla gulping down Dracula!
    In this fascinating documentary, macro cinematography brings viewers up-close with incredible creatures. Some of this sea life is barely visible to the naked eye, such as a gorgeously colored sea slug - just a few millimeters long, and the pigmy sea horse, which only grows to about two centimeters long. Some of these animals make themselves virtually undetectable by employing masterful camouflage.
    The filefish, for example, cleverly conceals itself among soft corals, moving with the rhythm of the water as if it were a part of the coral. The octopus masters an even more astonishing trick - changing its appearance not only by varying the color of its skin but also its texture. The Lembeh Strait also harbors many animals still unknown to science, including one of the world's rarest octopi - a quaint, hairy creature that can pass itself off as a bundle of fibrous algae.
    As the program title implies, there are also menacing species to be seen. These include a member of the frogfish family with a natural "fishing rod" attached to its body - actually, a flap of skin disguised as a tasty worm - which it uses to capture its unsuspecting prey! The mantis shrimp caught on film are called "thumb breakers" by fishermen as they can deliver a blow strong enough to break a bone. From elegant seahorses, to mantis shrimp and deadly mini-octopi, this is a rare underwater documentary where the images remain long after the program has ended.
    duration 51:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:55 pm
    Man & Beast with Martin Clunes [#101H] Martin Clunes journeys the world investigating the extraordinary relationship between humans and animals. In episode one he travels to Nepal, then on to Ko Yao Noi Island and northern Japan. duration 46:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:43 pm
    Man & Beast with Martin Clunes [#102H] In episode two, Martin examines pet ownership in Japan, meets the owners of small birds called bubuls in Thailand, and joins in swan-upping on the Thames. duration 46:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:32 pm
    Liberating A Continent: John Paul II and the Fall Of Communism One of history's greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, a new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of Communism and the liberation of central and Eastern Europe. Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel; esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies; Carl Anderson, Vice President of John Paul II Institute, Washington D.C.; John Paul's lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz; Reagan National Security Advisor, Richard Allen; Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchoka and many others - this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history's most brutal regimes. Narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ and Person of Interest) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) this is the incredible story of one man's unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire-and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe. duration 1:26:01   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Journeys In India [#202H] Jodhpur: India's Queen of the Desert No city in the Great Thar Desert of West India has had the sway that Jodhpur had. Giant forts, impressive palaces and a legendary royal hero that frees his people from tyrannical outsiders all make this a fascinating historic romp. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Science Goes to the Movies [#102H] The Imitation Game and Into The Woods The Imitation Game and Into the Woods. With special guest, cryptologist Rosario Genarro, we discuss pattern recognition in the work of both Alan Turing and Stephen Sondheim. Co-hosts: Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
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