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Show of the week: Burn Up

Simon Beaufoy's British drama about global warming also succeeds as a political thriller.&nbsp;<em></em>

Simon Beaufoy, Oscar-wining screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire, crafted this topical British drama about global warming. Rupert ­Penry-Jones stars as an oil CEO torn between his profit-obsessed best friend (portrayed with gusto by The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford) and the environmental concerns of his renewable-energy expert, played by Neve Campbell. As the story briskly moves from Saudi Arabia to the Arctic, and then to a climactic climate-change conference in Calgary, it transcends its message to succeed as a political thriller. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 6 and 7, at 9 p.m., Planet Green

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