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Wilde Ride, 6pm, Satur­day, TVNZ2

Molly Leish­man, Kirk Tor­rance and Danielle Ma­son star in this new Kiwi drama about a young girl whose dream of be­ing a showjump­ing cham­pion is dashed when her par­ents are killed in a car ac­ci­dent, and she is forced to live with her aunt’s dirt bike rid­ing fam­ily in West Auck­land.

Bafta Awards, 8.30pm, Mon­day, UKTV

Joanna Lum­ley hosts the 71st edi­tion of the United King­dom’s an­nual night of cine­matic celebration. Lead­ing the nom­i­na­tions this year are Dark­est Hour, Three Bill­boards Out­side Eb­bing, Mis­souri and The Shape of Wa­ter.

The Viet­nam War, 8.30pm, Mon­day, Ma¯ori TV

Broad­cast pre­miere of Ken Burns’ Peter Coy­ote-nar­rated 10-part, 17-and-a-half-hour se­ries about Amer­ica’s most con­tro­ver­sial mil­i­tary en­gage­ment. Ten years in the mak­ing, it cost around US$30m to cre­ate. ‘‘It fre­quently comes so close to be­com­ing not just im­pres­sive but im­por­tant, chal­leng­ing, even agenda-set­ting,’’ wrote New York mag­a­zine’s Matt Zoeller Seitz.

Queen – Rock the World, 8.30pm, Mon­day, Prime

Made to mark the 40th an­niver­sary of the re­lease of their sixth al­bum, News of the World, this 2017 BBC doc­u­men­tary fea­tures footage cap­tured by BBC pre­sen­ter Bob Har­ris in 1977 as he fol­lowed the band on their ground­break­ing tour of North Amer­ica. ‘‘Re­ally com­mit­ted Queen fans are the ones that would most adore this film but it was also fas­ci­nat­ing his­tor­i­cal record of how suc­cess­ful late 70s rock was con­cocted, man­aged and per­formed,’’ wrote The Tele­graph’s Lucy Jones

The Fall, 8.30pm, Wed­nes­day, Rialto

This 2016 doc­u­men­tary retells a 1980s sport­ing con­tro­versy. On Au­gust 11, 1984, 12 ath­letes lined up for the women’s 3000m race at the Los An­ge­les Olympic Games. But only two re­ally stood a chance to win – Team USA’s hot favourite Mary Decker and the 18-year-old footwear-free South African Zola Budd. The crowds ex­pected a his­toric show­down, but got more of a storm than any­one could have pre­dicted. ‘‘An in­trigu­ing look at the ugly, in­glo­ri­ous side to the Olympics,’’ wrote The Guardian’s Peter Brad­shaw.

The Hunt for the Zo­diac Killer, 7.30pm, Thurs­day, His­tory

Al­most 50 years af­ter his reign of ter­ror, the coded mes­sages of one of Amer­ica’s most vi­cious se­rial killers have never been truly de­ci­phered. Now, Sal LaBar­bera, the most suc­cess­ful homi­cide de­tec­tive in the LAPD, will at­tempt to hunt him down with the help of a crack code­break­ing team.


The Shape of Wa­ter leads the way at the Bafta Awards with 12 nom­i­na­tions.

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