TV highlights: Friday September 7

NUDE

Double episode series premiere ★★★★

The bemusing French art house series Nude.

The bemusing French art house series Nude.

9.25pm, SBS Viceland

Like Transfer (see Monday), this French art house series imagines a futuristic Europe in which a "Transparency Law" enforces nudity (in a globally warmed climate). How this impacts a man who has awoken from an eight-year-long coma is examined to bemusing effect. Half-hour episodes cover his journey from hospital bed to his unsettling new reality, prompting questions not only about nudity, but also about politics and the herd mentality.

MARCELLA

★★★★

9.15pm, ABC

It's an unusual position for a detective – working on a murder case while simultaneously wondering if you yourself are a suspect. Anna Friel, as the titular sleuth, depicts this conundrum viscerally, her routine meltdowns in elevators and bathrooms conveying the torturous terror of her memory loss. A Breaking Bad–inspired side plot tonight comes to a head, and Marcella takes a brief break from going mad to attend her children's school concert.

SECONDS FROM DISASTER

Series premiere ★★

6.30pm, SBS Viceland

From a technical perspective, the reason why a spark ignited an engine fire that caused the Concorde crash in France in 2000 is fascinating. It's a shame this drawn-out program takes so long to get there. There is also a bit too much emphasis on the horrific final moments for those on board. As a demonstration of how the unthinkable can go wrong, Titanic-style, it is most comprehensive.

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