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TV Weekly Guide 17-23 May

On May 17, 2015

Sunday: Poldark, 8.30pm, ABC
If you are new to this series you have been missing out. New eight-part adaptation of the first two novels in Winston Graham's Poldark series.The cast includes Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson.
With Jim gravely ill in Bodmin jail, Ross and Dwight launch a desperate mission to save him. Demelza is excited to attend a grand ball held by George, who is determined to ruin Ross and his smelting company.

Monday: Mad Men, 8.30pm, Showcase
The stories of Don Draper, his family and his co-workers at Sterling Cooper & Partners conclude in tonightís episode

Tuesday: Togetherness, 7.30pm, Showcase
After an intense therapy session, Michelle organises a day of fun with old friends, despite Brett's lack of enthusiasm. When a group of hipsters looks to sour their plans, Michelle challenges them to a brutal game of "Kick the Can".

Wednesday: Forever, 9.30pm, Nine
Series final. Henry and Adam tangle in a tumultuous game-changing confrontation. Will Jo finally learn about Henry's secret?

Thursday: Wayward Pines, 8.30pm, FX
A blockbuster ensemble cast including Matt Dillon, Juliette Lewis and Terrance Howard star in Wayward Pines, a series that investigates the disappearance of two federal agents in a mysterious small Idaho town.

Friday: Miss Fisherís Murder Mysteries, 8.30pm, ABC
In the world of family Italian restaurants, old grudges from the village are stirred up when matriarch Nonna Luisa dies and the ownership of a secret book of recipes becomes the suspected motive.

Saturday: Indian Summers, 8.30pm, BBC First
Filmed as it is on location in Malyasia, the series is set in the summer of 1932 against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and the tea plantations of Northern India. India dreams of Independence, but the British are clinging to power. In the foothills of the Himalayas stands Simla; a little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months.
The drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything.
Julie Walters plays Cynthia, a widow and doyenne of the expats Royal Club. A force to be reckoned with, her influence spreads throughout the community.

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