Originally screened in the US on CNN, this eightpart Emmy-nominated documentary series is hosted by the likeable W. Kamau Bell. Each episode shows Bell travelling around the US exploring the complexities of race and culture in America. The first episode finds him getting to know various members of the Ku Klux Klan. In an America so recently gripped by racial tension, it would be easy for the show to present a series of caricatured moments, but he thankfully steers clear of that trap, instead drawing out the complex conversation that underpins cultural vitriol. The series is engagingly constructed and well-paced, and Bell is an entertaining thinker and lively presence throughout. Australia’s take on the undead returns for a series premiere on Thursday. One night, in the sleepy county town of Yoorana, seven deceased locals, or the Risen, crawl out of their graves in perfect physical condition and with no memory of their former lives. All of them are consumed with remembering who they were and how they died. Chief among them is Kate, the wife of local police sergeant James Hayes. Last season’s finale was replete with cliffhangers and the series picks up with one of the most compelling — the pregnancy of Hayes’s new wife, Sarah. Sergeant Hayes, while dealing with Sarah’s recovery from a traumatic birth, is still preoccupied with both Kate and his commitment to helping the Risen. The Glitch is an immersive series which features a standout cast and production values that stand it alongside most international offerings. Hard Rock Medical Saturday, 8.30pm, NITV This is an original drama from Canada that follows Glitch a diverse group of aspiring doctors at Borealis College of Medicine, better known as Hard Rock U, a medical school set deep in the heart of the Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario. The performances from the likeable cast, including indigenous actor Mark Coles Smith, are suitably restrained. The show adeptly uses its remote Canadian location to balance the urgent with the absurd; this season has seen the doctors get a miner to cough up stolen diamonds, extracted porcupine quills from a homeless man’s posterior and tended to a patient struck by lightning. Recently deceased director Garry Marshall hit it big in American television with Happy Days and The Odd Couple, seguing to feature filmmaking with the smash hit Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries and other rom-com hits (and some misses). His 2004 comedy Raising Helen (Saturday, 7.30pm, Seven) stars Kate Hudson as a self-absorbed Manhattan career woman who finds herself with three children when the sibling (Felicity Huffman) she shares with older sister Jenny (Joan Cusack) is killed in a car accident. Sure, it’s predictable, but it’s also just a tad grittier than other such glossy entertainments, which renders it a cut above many of Marshall’s other films. “I’ll be back,” Arnold Schwarzenegger says memorably in director James Cameron’s 1984 watershed sci-fi film The Terminator (Saturday, 10pm, Nine) and little did the moviegoing public know how often he would be. Director Matthew Vaughn’s 2014 action spy comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service (Sunday, 9pm, Ten) is a riot of flying bodies and slow-motion gunfire, which is just the way fans of the source comic book like it. A particularly game Colin Firth stars, and is quite droll as an intrepid secret agent with licence to kill — a lot.
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