Your weekly guide to what’s on the box
Thursday, Ten, 8.30pm
This political thriller, starring Téa Leoni (left) as US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, keeps getting better with age with an impressive cast, writers and up-to-date plots. Tonight, President Dalton (Keith Carradine) is playing both sides of the fence when he gives the green light to Henry (Tim Daly) rejoining the National Security Agency, then goes behind Elizabeth’s back when he keeps up his connection to the spy game. Meanwhile, the fireworks between speechwriter Matt (Geoffrey Arend) and press co-ordinator Daisy (Patina Miller) comes to a head which puts the harmony of the whole office in jeopardy.
Sunday, ABC, 6pm
This highly successful homegrown drama series full of gusto returns for a second season tonight. Schoolboys Felix (Dougie Baldwin), Jake (Matt Testro), Sam (Rahart Adams) and Andy (Joel Lok, right), may have made it home by the end of last season, after going on a school orienteering excursion in the forest and getting lost in an alternative world, but their adventures don’t end there. As they experiment experiment with their new and unpredictable powers over earth, wind, fire and water, the boys realise they aren’t the only ones who crossed d back to this universe. It’s pacy, addictive entertainment that will entertain adults as well as teens.
Monday, SBS One, 11pm
This captivating Belgian political thriller, about an investigation into the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels, is really a story of a lone cop, Paul (Filip Peeters, right), working against the establishment. In tonight’s episode, Paul recklessly throw himself into the hunt for Salamander. Sofie (Violet Braeckman) is sent to a boarding school and Paul sides with the procurator-general, who also wants to shake off his own Salamander past. Meanwhile, Klaus (Koen De Bouw) makes a mistake in the murder of his one-night stand and now has Paul on his tail. Gripping stuff.