TV tips on Wednesday
8:15 p.m., The First, The Christmas Schnitzel, comedy
Friends Günther Kuballa (Armin Rohde) and Wolfgang Krettek (Ludger Pistor) want to close their schnitzel shop, retire and give up their grueling adventures together in the future. But on her last day of work, shortly before Christmas Eve, Santa Claus attacks her and robs her of all the proceeds from the sale of the schnitzel booth furniture. The thief must be found! Disguised as Santa Clauses, the dissimilar friends set out in search of Dortmund in the pre-Christmas period.
8:15 p.m., RTL, the price is hot, game show
The show of fantastic prizes has returned in 2022: the new edition of the show classic “The price is hot” with original moderator Harry Wijnvoord is now coming to the program with a Christmas special from the festively decorated studio. While Harry moderates in a smart suit, announcer Thorsten Schorn wears a wonderfully kitschy Christmas knit sweater, the assistants, candidates and the audience are also dressed for Christmas.
8:15 p.m., kabel eins, The Convicted, prison drama
Although innocent, bank teller Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two life terms in 1947 for the murder of his wife and her lover. In the “Shawshank”, the Maine state penitentiary, a hard time awaits the quiet and withdrawn man. Malicious warden Norton (Bob Gunton) and sadistic warden Captain Hadley (Clancy Brown) have fun torturing uncomfortable inmates with harsh punishments.
8:15 p.m., arte, The English Patient, melodrama
Italy before the end of World War II. French-Canadian nurse Hana (Juliette Binoche) agrees to take care of a disabled patient (Ralph Fiennes) in an abandoned convent. The man was badly burned all over after a plane crash and only has a short time to live. Since he has lost his memory and nothing is known about his identity, he is only known as the “English Patient”.
10:25 p.m., 3Sat, Inspector Mathias – Murder in Wales: The Devil’s Bridge, crime thriller
Policeman Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington) has barely taken up his new job as Chief Inspector of a Welsh coastal town when he is confronted with a horrific case: An elderly lady has disappeared without a trace, huge pools of blood in her house point to a terrible crime. During his investigations, Mathias finds out that the woman once ran an orphanage and was feared by the children because of her unrelenting toughness. But that won’t be the last dark secret the Inspector uncovers in the Welsh countryside.