Preview: “The Commissioner and Fear” on ZDF

“The Commissioner and Fear” on ZDF

“The Inspector and Fear”: Martin Brühl (Roeland Wiesnekker) searches the forest for the missing Susanne Koch.

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In “The Inspector and Fear” (ZDF), investigator Martin Brühl is looking for his missing partner. An innovative dry toilet is offered in the “Lion’s Den” (VOX). The first shows the documentary “The Merz Strategy – Where is the CDU heading?”.

8:15 p.m., ZDF, The Inspector and Fear, crime thriller

When his partner Susanne Koch (Meike Droste) doesn’t lie next to him in bed in the morning as usual, Inspector Martin Brühl (Roeland Wiesnekker) immediately knows that something is wrong. What he doesn’t know is that Susanne witnessed a crime on her way home at night. She was seriously injured when an ATM was blown up and was quickly taken away by the perpetrators. A former classmate of Susanne’s, with whom she was previously in a toxic relationship, recently reestablished contact with her.

8:15 p.m., VOX, The Lions’ Den, founder show

What will the toilet of the future look like? Finizio founder Florian Augustin offers a possible answer to this. The 31-year-old presents his innovative dry toilets, which require neither chemicals nor a wastewater connection. Instead, the sustainable “towns” produce a so-called super fertilizer from the collected waste. Will Dagmar Wöhrl and Co. invest in this business?

8:15 p.m., Das Erste, The Merz Strategy – Where is the CDU heading?, documentary

The defeat was devastating: with 24.1 percent scored The CDU and CSU achieved their worst result in a federal election in 2021. The Union had to go into opposition. It was the collapse of a people’s party that had been exhausted in terms of content after 16 years in government. In addition, the destructive dispute between the CDU and CSU over the question of the candidate for chancellor left wounds. In January 2022, Friedrich Merz was elected as the new CDU chairman. How has the party developed since then? Did Friedrich Merz manage to unite the CDU? How does the party cope with his style of politics, which often relies on escalation?

8:15 p.m., kabel eins, The Hunger Games – Catching Fire, sci-fi drama

After Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) survive the Hunger Games in Panem and become heroes of the oppressed population, President Snow suddenly changes the rules. In the next games, all of the previously victorious tributes will compete against each other. There is no escape for Katniss and Peeta either – they have to face the brutal fight again.

10:15 p.m., ZDF, The Trail of Bones, thriller

A dirty, small suitcase turns up in a lost property office. Employee Mario (Álvaro Morte) opens the wet object and, much to his horror, finds the bones of a baby. The local police take over the investigation, but Mario doesn’t trust the authorities. He investigates on his own and comes across a prostitute ring in a luxury hotel. There he meets the beautiful Sara (China Suárez), the baby’s mother.


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