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Here’s what’s occurring on the planet of tv for Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. All instances are Eastern.

Top choose

Ordeal By Innocence (Friday, Amazon): An unsolved homicide makes a brand new case for one in all Agatha Christie’s private favorites on Friday, including to the rising checklist of latest and upcoming Christie TV variations. When rich philanthropist Rachel Argyll (Anna Chancellor) is discovered together with her head bashed in, her firebrand of an adoptive son, Jack (Anthony Boyle), is the prime suspect. More than a 12 months later, after Jack has died in jail whereas awaiting trial, a stranger arrives with poorly timed proof proving that Jack couldn’t have killed his mom, forcing the Argyll household to face the unsettling realization that the killer remains to be amongst them. For a narrative about digging up new solutions, it’s solely becoming that author Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None) retains the thriller alive with key adjustments to Christie’s basic whodunnit, in order that even probably the most avid Christie followers can relish in a twist ending. And with an ensemble forged that includes the likes of Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener, Matthew Goode, and Alice Eve (to call only a few), there are definitely quite a lot of instructions the plot can take. We’ll be ready in suspense for William Hughes’ account of the sequence.

Regular protection

The Great British Baking Show (PBS, test native listings)
DuckTales (Saturday, Disney, 9:30 a.m.)

Wild card

Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (Netflix, 3:01 a.m.): Given Demetri Martin’s intelligent, observational strategy to comedy—composed of one-liners usually delivered with musical accompaniment and visible aids—The Overthinker is an acceptable title. But he’s made strikes towards an elevated vulnerability in his work, as evidenced by his directorial debut, Dean, which earned Best Narrative Feature honors on the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Dennis Perkins weighs in on whether or not or not The Overthinker goals for the mind, the guts, or each.


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