TV tips on Wednesday
The drama “The Chosen” (Das Erste) describes the background to the abuse cases at the Odenwald School. A blind pianist witnesses a crime in “In Darkness” (Tele 5). Mel Gibson fights a supposedly hopeless battle in “Braveheart” (kabel eins).
8:15 p.m., The First, The Chosen, Drama
Late 1970s. 29-year-old Petra Grust (Julia Jentsch) enthusiastically takes up her position as a teacher at the Odenwald School (OSO), the legendary model institution of reform pedagogy. She honors the trust of the charismatic headmaster Simon Pistorius (Ulrich Tukur). But everyday boarding school life is irritating. Students and teachers of both sexes use the same showers, young students drink alcohol and smoke, and one colleague even has an affair with an underage student. Petra becomes aware of 13-year-old Frank Hoffmann (Leon Seidel), who looks disturbed and obviously has problems.
8:15 p.m., Tele 5, In Darkness, Mystery
In London, the blind pianist Sofia McKendrick (Natalie Dormer) witnesses a violent crime. Since then she has felt persecuted. A deadly game of hide-and-seek between truth, lies and revenge begins, as the musician also has a dark secret.
8:15 p.m., RTL, Mario Barth live from the Waldbühne Berlin
Even a world record man like Mario Barth still has wishes and one thing he has already fulfilled: At the end of his tour, the multiple “Comedy Prize” winner appeared for the first time at the Waldbühne Berlin. RTL was at its final.
8:15 p.m., ZDFneo, Wilsberg: The Anabaptists
Attacks in Munster set the church in turmoil. A gardener’s grave was broken into. His bones were placed in the famous Anabaptist cages at the Lamberti Church. The group “The Anabaptists”, which denounces the double standards and mendacity of the church, is committed to the action. But what does this group actually want? And who is behind it? Wilsberg’s old student friend Gabriel (André Hennicke) – now a priest – wants him to investigate. Wilsberg’s investigations lead him to the respected industrialist Walter Moorwessel (Michael Mendl), for whom Fredenböck also worked as a gardener. Coincidence?
8:15 p.m., kabel eins, Braveheart, battle epic
Scotland, end of the 13th century: The Englishman Edward I (Patrick McGoohan) takes advantage of the fact that the Scottish king has not left an heir to the throne and seizes power. When his troops kill the wife of William Wallace (Mel Gibson), he starts a campaign of revenge: With an army he goes into a hopeless battle – and defeats the English. Now Wallace wants to drive the British occupiers out of Scotland for good.