TV tips on Wednesday
8:15 p.m., ZDF, Marie Brand and the wrong friends, thriller
The aspiring entrepreneur’s son Malte Angersbach (Jan Niklas Berg) is found dead – shortly after his father announced that they want to take over a flourishing construction company. Coincidence? Patriarch Borris Angersbach (Klaus Zmorek) only got to the top of the company through his marriage to Luise Angersbach (Angela Roy). His stepson Kai (Golo Euler) distanced himself from the family early on and also professionally fought the business of his hated stepfather. Chief inspectors Marie Brand (Mariele Millowitsch) and Jürgen Simmel (Hinnerk Schönemann) find out that Kai was once the victim of a kidnapping that was never reported to the police.
8:15 p.m., Sat.1, The big celebrity baking, baking show
Whether thyme, basil, lavender or rosemary – an aromatic herb becomes the star of the first task. In the Millionaire’s Shortbread Technical Trial, rich caramel and chocolate are added to the fairly simple cookie. The biggest hurdle is the cooked caramel, which needs to be firm yet pliable. Finally, a highlight challenge full of emotions! It’s about dream jobs from childhood – immortalized in a motif or 3D cake.
8:15 p.m., kabel eins, Last Samurai, heroic epic
In Japan, veteran Civil War veteran Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) trains the Emperor’s troops in the use of modern weapons to prepare them for battle against the country’s last samurai. Algren is captured by the samurai in the first fight and slowly becomes part of the village where he is being held captive. Completely fascinated by their traditions and their strict code of honor, he soon begins to want to become a true samurai himself.
8:15 p.m., ZDFneo, Wilsberg: monitor and reward, thriller
A voluntary social credit system is introduced in Münster. The monitoring that goes with it is a thorn in the side of very few people. Everyone joins in, except Wilsberg (Leonard Lansink). Citizens who behave socially earn points and enjoy numerous privileges based on their score. When the general manager of the social credit company is suddenly found dead, Wilsberg is certain: it was murder.
8:15 p.m., arte, crash into life, drama
Montréal, Winter 2011: After many years, Paul Sneijder (Thierry Lhermitte) meets his daughter Marie again. She came from France for the holidays to see her father. Since his new wife has refused to welcome his daughter from his first marriage to her home, he invites her to an expensive restaurant in a skyscraper. As they exit, the elevator crashes. Months later, Paul wakes up from the coma and has to realize that he is the sole survivor of the accident. He’s a broken man. But when the maximum monetary value is to be legally fought for as damages for the death of his daughter, he rebels.