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RTÉ Ten's TV picks for Saturday, March 29

1 of 1 True Detective, Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm
True Detective, Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

In True Detective (Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm) Rust begins to harbour a growing unease about the Dora Lange case, five years after its closure; Squeeze: Take Me I'm Yours (BBC Four, 11.50pm) profiles the great pop band founded by Tilbrook and Difford; the movie We Need to Talk About Kevin (BBC Two, 10.30pm) is based on the gritty realistic novel by Lionel Shriver.

True Detective, Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

The critically-acclaimed crime drama, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and nominee Woody Harrelson continues. Five years after he and Marty closed the Dora Lange case, Rust begins to harbour a growing unease that their success wasn’t as complete as it had seemed. He begins digging up some old leads, causing quite a stir, but he knows he’s on to something. Rust isn’t the only one reuniting with characters from their 1995 investigation. By chance, Marty meets Beth, one of the girls from a trailer-park brothel they visited as they looked for connections to Lange. The pair get talking about how their lives have moved on in those past seven years, but there’s one side of Marty that hasn’t changed and it doesn’t take Beth long to expose it.

Squeeze: Take Me I'm Yours, BBC Four, 11.50pm

Difford and Tilbrook - the greatest English songwriting duo since Lennon and McCartney and before Morrissey and Marr? Discuss. The band who blessed the world with Cool for Cats, Up the JunctionTempted, Labelled With Love, and Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) are profiled in this documentary. Deptford lads Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook formed Squeeze in 1974 with the hope of appearing on Top of The Pops and went on to score a string of hits, with a line-up that included Jools Holland.

Squeeze in action

We Need to Talk About Kevin, BBC Two, 10.30pm

Based on Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel, this evocative chiller from director Lynne Ramsay stars Tilda Swinton as Eva, the mother of smirking bad seed Kevin. Eva struggles to cope with the sins of her son and the guilt of whether she should, or could, have done anything differently. This is a riveting tale of pain and remorse buidling to an extraordinary finale. Recommended.

Alan Corr

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