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Madam Sec­re­tary

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.

Nowhere Boys

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.

Sala­man­der

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.

2011

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