What’s on TV & radio this weekend: Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2

For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner

The Tourist
BBC1, 9pm

People lost in Australia’s vast, oppressively hot open space is a familiar subject for film and TV drama. Although when Jamie Dornan‘s unnamed character is driven off the road by a mysterious person behind the wheel of an enormous truck we are more put in mind of the classic 1971 Steven Spielberg film Duel, to which the opening minutes feel like an obvious homage. Yet this beguiling, tightly constructed mini-series from the prolific scriptwriter brothers Harry and Jack Williams soon dances to the beat of its own drum.

For starters, it looks amazing, the director Chris Sweeney using the scorched earth and blinding blue skies to accentuate the oppressive menace