With KCET (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.2
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 31,991

2. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 179

3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

6.8
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An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley

Votes: 462

4. Postman Pat (1981– )

G | 15 min | Animation, Family

6.5
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This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi, Melissa Sinden

Votes: 1,879

5. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.

Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

Votes: 264

6. Steambath (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Stephen Elliott, Bill Bixby, Herb Edelman, Neil J. Schwartz

Votes: 340

7. Broken Bread (2019– )

Documentary

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Chef Roy Choi looks at the ways food can be an agent of change.

Stars: Roy Choi, Greg Boyle, Mar Diego, Eric Garcetti

8. American Family (2002–2004)

45 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has ... See full summary »

Stars: Kurt Caceres, Edward James Olmos, Patricia Velasquez, Parker Torres

Votes: 143

9. The Puzzle Place (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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A group of kids (puppets) from diverse backgrounds and cultures come together at "The Puzzle Place" to hang-out, tell stories, sing songs and hold celebrations. Along the way they learn ... See full summary »

Stars: Alice Dinnean, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin

Votes: 209

10. Copenhagen (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's celebrated and award-winning stage play about the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941 Copenhagen. At this time the... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Stephen Rea, Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis

Votes: 706

11. California's Gold (1991–2012)

Documentary

9.1
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Huell Howser travels around California looking for interesting stories about the state's rich history, cultural diversity, landmarks, natural wonders, amazing people and points of interest, especially lesser known and out-of-the-way places.

Stars: Huell Howser, Breck Parkman, Scott Gediman, Leonard Knight

Votes: 110

12. Trying Times (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Spalding Gray

Votes: 51

13. 1914-1918 (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 291

14. The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama

5.2
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The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Warren | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Kelly Lynch, Rutger Hauer, Patrick McGaw

Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.07M

15. The Scarecrow (1972 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.5
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Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Nina Foch, Norman Lloyd, Blythe Danner, Pete Duel

Votes: 139

16. Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Fantasy

7.1
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Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life", taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Casey Kasem, Bill Pullman, Penelope Ann Miller, Nathan Lane

Votes: 117

17. The Old Settler (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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In 1940s Harlem, two sisters take in a hepcat as a boarder. Although he is young and they are older, their life choices parallel one another.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Bumper Robinson, Eartha Robinson

Votes: 136

18. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990 TV Movie)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary about the making of the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz. Includes interviews of cast and crew members, their families and fans of the film.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Mervyn LeRoy, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley

Votes: 327

19. How Art Made the World (2005– )

300 min | Documentary

8.3
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Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.

Stars: Nigel Spivey, Dominic Ffytche, James David Lewis-Williams, Stefano Mariottini

Votes: 568

20. Visions (1976–1980)

Drama

6.2
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Weekly anthology series of original dramas, often with period settings.

Stars: Nan Martin, Maxine Stuart, Ellen Travolta, Glynn Turman

Votes: 28

21. Meeting of Minds (1977–1981)

60 min | Biography, History, Talk-Show

8.9
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A comedic history show hosted by Steve Allen, where he interviews people playing historical figures.

Stars: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Leon Askin, John Hoyt

Votes: 97

22. Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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During a busy live taping of a TV program, a group of mysterious people show up with a strange demand..

Director: Stacy Keach | Stars: Julie Adams, Wil Albert, Pat Ast, H.B. Barnum III

Votes: 70

23. Roosters (1993)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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Gallo Morales is the proud patriach returning home after a seven-year stint for manslaughter. Seeking to re-establish his legendary status as a champion breeder, he comes back for the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Sônia Braga, Sarah Lassez, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 60 | Gross: $0.15M

24. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)

Documentary

8.8
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Huell Howser visits the many diverse neighborhoods of Southern California to meet the amazing people living there who embody the spirit of the Southland.

Stars: Huell Howser, Byron Matson, David Hockney, Kathleen Brown

Votes: 20

25. The Lady's Not for Burning (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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A war-weary soldier who wants to die tries to convince a zealous cleric to accuse him of witchcraft and hang him instead of a beautiful condemned woman already accused of witchcraft who wants to live.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Jacques Aubuchon, John Carradine, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 87

26. A League of Their Own (1987 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.9
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Documentary version of the hit movie A League of Their Own. Meet the women pioneers who played professional baseball in the 1940s in a league that lasted for ten years.

Director: Mary Wilson | Stars: 'Pepper' Paire Davis, Marge Callaghan, Helen Callaghan, Faye Dance

Votes: 23

27. Child Abuse (1976 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: R. Durrell Robinson | Stars: Beck, Beau Billingslea, Joseph Campanella, Lowell Dean

Votes: 6

28. After Stonewall (1999)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Craig Rodwell, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Carney, Barney Frank

Votes: 359

29. Lost L.A. (2016– )

Documentary, History

8.4
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A collaboration between the USC Libraries and KCETLink, featuring the member collections of L.A. as Subject, a research alliance dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes-hidden stories and histories of the Los Angeles region.

Stars: Nathan Masters, William Deverell, Eric Avila, Jared Farmer

Votes: 9

30. Artbound (2012– )

TV-PG | 56 min | News

8.0
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A compilation of several short form documentary pieces about artists and arts practice in the 11 counties of Southern California.

Stars: Cut Chemist, Maria Elena Altany, Stephen Anastasia, Eduardo Arenas

Votes: 10

31. The Gin Game (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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In a retirement home, a surly man and a withdrawn woman come to terms over a game of cards.

Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Annie Abbott, Sheila Rogers

Votes: 151

32. PBS Hollywood Presents (2001– )

90 min | Drama

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An anthology series featuring top actors and behind-the-scenes talent from the Hollywood creative community in original teleplays produced by KCET, the West Coast flagship station of PBS.

Stars: Debbie Allen, Bebe Drake, Crystal Fox, Randy J. Goodwin

33. The Astronomers (1991– )

57 min | Documentary

8.4
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A look at the work and worlds of leading scientists and astronomers who are helping to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Stars: Heather Couper, Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson

Votes: 40

34. The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998– )

TV-Y | Family

8.6
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Shari Lewis, Charlie Horse, and their friends run a musical pizza parlor.

Stars: Chancz Perry, Gordon Robertson, Shari Lewis, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 24

35. Road Trip with Huell Howser (2001–2011)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Huell Howser takes a trip of discovery on California highways and byways to see where the road leads. His many destinations include small towns, fascinating geography and historic locales with many amazing sights and people along the way.

Stars: Huell Howser, Bill Mann, Johnny Otis, Buck Owens

Votes: 8

36. The Hemingway Play (1976 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

9.2
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Writer Ernest Hemingway confronts himself at various stages of his life.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Carricart, Miriam Colon, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 24

37. Carola (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Michael Sacks, Leslie Caron, Douglas Anderson, Edward Knight

Votes: 22

38. Actor (1978 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.5
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A musical play based on the early years of actor Paul Muni.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Herschel Bernardi, Jack Bernardi, Hildy Brooks, Georgia Brown

Votes: 11

39. Wired Science (2007)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Family

7.7
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What is a "space junkyard?"

Stars: Aomawa Baker, Kamala Lopez, Ziya Tong, Brian Unger

Votes: 38

40. The Typists (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Drama

8.3
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Law student Paul Cunningham arrives for his first day at a job typing advertisements where he meets supervising typist Miss Sylvia Payton, a day evolves fragmentedly showing many days of ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adriana Shaw

Votes: 16

41. Bukowski (1973)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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The poet Charles Bukowski is filmed going to San Francisco to give a poetry reading.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 56

42. The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1976 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama

7.6
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After the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, his widow Mary Todd Lincoln's life becomes more difficult at every turn.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Robby Benson, Michael Cristofer, Patrick Duffy, John Furlong

Votes: 46

43. Storytime (1992–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.3
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hosted by a puppet named Kino, and co-hosted by two women named Lucy and Mara. This educational series also featured celebrity guest stars that would read to children in the audience and to viewers at home.

Stars: Marabina Jaimes, Mark Ritts, Sarah Miranda, Patricia Richardson

Votes: 18

44. Awake and Sing (1972 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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Water Matthau heads the cast of this television re-creation of Clifford Odet's 1935 Broadway play-the full length work performed on the commercial stage by the legendary Group Theatre. This... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hopkins, Norman Lloyd | Stars: Felicia Farr, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton, Walter Matthau

Votes: 40

45. The Way It Was (1974–1978)

30 min | Sport

7.0
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Stars: Curt Gowdy, Don Dunphy, Mel Allen, Joe DiMaggio

Votes: 9

46. Double Solitaire (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

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Charlie and Barbara's marriage is disintegrating after 25 years, while his parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Susan Clark, Norma Crane, Richard Crenna, Norman Foster

47. Pleasantville (1976)

85 min

6.1
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Directors: Kenneth Locker, Vicki Polon | Stars: John Bottoms, Michael Del Viscovo Jr., Robert Hitt, Marcia Jean Kurtz

Votes: 52

48. Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Directors: Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson | Stars: Jamie Blaine, Lawrence Bull Jr., Brian Dennehy, Daniel Feller

Votes: 17

49. BBC World News (1997– )

30 min | News

7.4
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The latest international news from the BBC.

Stars: Caroline Hawley, Naga Munchetty, Paul Anderson, Pervez Musharraf

Votes: 102

50. Incident at Vichy (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

8.0
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Adapted from Arthur Miller's play, film focuses on a group of Frenchmen who are detained at Vichy, the capital of France while under Nazi occupation, and "investigated" under suspicion of secretly being Jewish.

Director: Stacy Keach | Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Ed Bakey, Lee Bergere, Tom Bower

Votes: 42


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