Drama 8.30pm, Ten
Big budget, big star, and filmic in quality – Ten has a lot riding on US spy thriller Homeland. Claire Danes is Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who believes an American marine ( Damian Lewis), held captive by al-qaeda as a prisoner of war for eight years was turned by the enemy and is now a risk to national security. He’s been rescued and hailed as a war hero. Set that intrigue and suspicion against a human backdrop of a man trying to reconnect with his family – how do you pick up a life when everyone thought you dead? – and it’s a winning dramatic recipe.