The Beautiful Lie
Sunday, ABC, 8.30pm
This six-part modern retelling of Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s 1878 novel Anna Karenina has its audience enraptured in its tale of love, lust and betrayal. It explores a messy tangle of relationships, at the heart of which is the marriage of former tennis star Anna (Sarah Snook, right), the wife of fellow elite athlete Xander (Rodger Corser) an mother of a six-year-old son, and her affair with Skeet (Benedict Samuel), the fiance of her sister-in-law Kitty (Sophie Lowe). Tonight Anna doesn’t like Xander keeping tabs on her and Skeet receives news that shocks him Meanwhile, Dolly (Celia Pacquola) arranges the worst dinner party ever.