“The Chancellery: Bloodlines” in the first
In “Die Kanzlei: Blutlinien” (Das Erste), Isa von Brede is blackmailed by her brother. “ZDFzeit” draws the portrait of King Charles III. In “Nord Nord Mord” (ZDFneo), environmental activists are suspected of murder.
8:15 p.m., The First, The Firm: Bloodlines, Lawyer Series
Isa’s (Sabine Postel) brother Egin (Frank Röth), who had been accused of murder and had therefore gone into hiding, suddenly appeared at her door. He arrests her and his mother because he wants to force something: He has leukemia and only Isa can save his life by donating a bone marrow. This puts Isa in a dilemma: Why should she help her brother, since he tried to frame her for murder a few years ago?
8:15 p.m., ZDF, King Charles III, report
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles, the seemingly eternal heir to the throne, inherits a difficult office. What new accents will he set as King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? He takes over the crown in extremely difficult times. What are his plans for reforming the monarchy? Will the people accept him – and will he crown his controversial wife Camilla as queen? Now it remains to be seen whether the people have forgiven him for his part in the tragedy surrounding Princess Diana.
8:15 p.m., ZDFneo, North North Murder: Sievers and deadly love, crime thriller
Ina Behrendsen (Julia Brendler) has fallen in love with the Sylt seal protector Leo Fischer (Garry Fischmann). Young happiness does not last long. After a seal mission on the beach, Ina finds him there. Slay! The first suspicion falls on a group of young people camping illegally on the Sylt Ellenbogen. Calling themselves “Naked Seals,” they steadfastly refuse to wear clothing until tourist boat trips to the seal banks are halted.
8:15 p.m., kabel eins, Mr. Deeds, comedy
Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler), pizza maker and amateur poet, is a likeable oddball. The residents of the sleepy provincial town of Mandrake Falls love him. Then Deeds learns that he’s inheriting $40 billion from an uncle. As heir to the throne of the deceased media entrepreneur, the country bumpkin ends up in the glittering metropolis of New York. Joker Deeds is not intimidated and turns his shop upside down and throws the new dollars around. But financial sharks and wimpy TV journalists are already lurking to finish off the naïve man.
8:15 p.m., 3Sat, Commissioner Maigret: The trap, crime thriller
Paris, mid 1950s. A brutal murderer of women terrifies the city. His victims were chosen seemingly at random and were not robbed or sexually abused. Inspector Maigret (Rowan Atkinson) frantically searches for a scheme, but apart from brown hair, the women had nothing in common. When a young mother is killed, the pressure on the investigator mounts. A friend who is a psychiatrist, who believes the perpetrator to be self-important, finally gives the inspector a risky idea: Maigret wants to use a public provocation to induce the killer to attempt another murder – and arrest him in the process.