WOMAN In Gold (tonight, BBC2, 8.30pm) takes us back to the turn of the 20th century, as Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer (Henry Goodman) commissions artist Gustav Klimt to paint his wife Adele (Antje Traue).
The canvas hangs in the family apartment in Vienna until Nazis invade and seize works of art. In 1998, Ferdinand's niece Maria (Helen Mirren, above) attempts to reclaim the canvas, aided by idealistic lawyer Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds). Austrian investigative reporter Hubertus Czernin (Daniel Bruhl) pledges support but warns Maria and Randol to expect defeat.
Based on an true story, Woman in Gold is a solid drama that juxtaposes harrowing events in late 1930s Europe with legal wranglings six decades later. Atlantic.