TV tips on Friday
8:15 p.m., The first, Käthe and I: Back to life, drama
Paul (Christoph Schechinger) and his therapy dog Käthe have to get a young patient of nurse Hildegard (Mariele Millowitsch) back up. Chris (Tilman Pörzgen) lost his mother in a helicopter crash and since then half of his face has been disfigured by burns. The 19-year-old orphan only leaves his apartment at night, hidden under a hood. After complaints from the neighbors, his landlord Stütter (Sebastian Schwarz) gave him notice. The teenager escapes from loneliness into fantasy worlds.
8:15 p.m., ZDFneo, Operation Mars, Sci-Fi
Biologist William Stanaforth (Mark Strong) is the first human to travel to Mars. With the help of a water extraction machine, he plans to colonize the red planet. However, the machine breaks down during the flight and there are further breakdowns. But Stanaforth cannot admit failure. When his superiors ask him to return to Earth, he makes a momentous decision.
8:15 p.m., ProSieben, The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers, Fantasy Adventure
Frodo (Elijah Wood) and his friend Sam (Sean Astin) set out to destroy the One Ring on Mount Doom. Supported by the fighters Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Thys-Davies), the people of King Theoden flee to the fortress “Helm’s Deep”. There it comes to the decisive battle with the mighty orc armies of Saruman.
8:15 p.m., RTL, LEGO Masters, Show
Eight duos want to prove that they are real clamping block artists. 2.5 million LEGO bricks are ready for the teams to build into true works of art in exciting challenges. They have to convince Germany’s only certified LEGO expert Rene Hoffmeister and LEGO design director Elisabeth Kahl-Backes, who evaluate the buildings. Daniel Hartwich will moderate.
10:15 p.m., the first, crime scene: Rebland, thriller
On the way home from a wine festival in the Kaiserstuhl, radio presenter Beate Schmidbauer (Victoria Trauttmansdorff), a friend of detective boss Cornelia Harms (Steffi Kühnert), is beaten unconscious and raped by an unknown perpetrator. Although the man’s DNA can be secured, Franziska Tobler (Eva Löbau) and Friedemann Berg (Hans-Jochen Wagner) cannot find a match in the databases. Cornelia Harms is concerned about the case, but given the evidence, she can only give her friend little hope that the perpetrator will be identified.