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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ and a Salute to Diane Keaton


Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane, in “The Tunnel.”

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“The Tunnel” returns with a fresh investigation — and without the baggage of “The Bridge.” Diane Keaton is honored by the American Film Institute. And Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and others channel various aspects of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes’s musical essay, “I’m Not There.”

What’s on TV

THE TUNNEL: SABOTAGE 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Last season, this adaptation of “The Bridge,” the Scandinavian noir centered on the oddball detective Saga Noren, generated no surprises. It took the original show’s premise — about a body that was found on the international border of the Oresund Bridge linking Sweden and Denmark — and transported it to the Channel Tunnel between France and Britain. It then recreated the drama scene for scene. Season 2 mercifully breaks ranks as it brings back Clémence Poésy as the French detective Elise Wasserman and Stephen Dillane as her British counterpart, Karl Roebuck, to investigate the abduction of a French couple from their car on the Eurotunnel Shuttle below and a plane crash into the Channel above, with plenty of clues to sift through, but no survivors.

THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS 9 p.m. on Showtime. Oliver Stone concludes his interviews with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.


Diane Keaton, at the A.F.I. ceremony that was filmed last Thursday.

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A.F.I. LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A SALUTE TO DIANE KEATON 10 p.m. on TNT. Ms. Keaton gets the royal treatment from the American Film Institute and friends including Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Warren Beatty, Morgan Freeman and Sarah Silverman in a ceremony taped on June 8. Follow up by streaming a movie that garnered Ms. Keaton an Oscar nomination, “SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE” (2003), the Nancy Meyers rom-com about a playwright who falls in love with an aging music executive (Jack Nicholson) with a fondness for younger women. Or watch Mr. Allen’s classic tale of neurosis, “ANNIE HALL” (1977), for which she won an Oscar, and say “la-di-da.” Both movies are on iTunes and Amazon.

What’s Streaming


Cate Blanchett and David Cross, in “I’m Not There.”

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I’M NOT THERE (2007) on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu. Cate Blanchett (in an Oscar-nominated performance), Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Ben Whishaw and Marcus Carl Franklin portray aspects of Bob Dylan’s persona in this Todd Haynes musical essay, which “hurls a Molotov cocktail through the facade of the Hollywood biopic factory,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times. “‘I’m Not There’ respects the essential question Mr. Dylan’s passionate followers have always found themselves asking — What does it mean? — without forgetting that the counter-question Mr. Dylan has posed is more challenging and, for a movie, more important: How does it feel?” (You can listen to Mr. Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature, recorded on June 4 in response to winning the prize, at Nobelprize.org.)

THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION on BritBox. As Queen Elizabeth II prepares for the official celebration of her 91st birthday on Saturday (her actual birthday is April 21), this streaming service looks back at the pageantry surrounding her 90th, which featured 900 horses and 1,500 performers — among them, Helen Mirren and Andrea Bocelli.

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