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SHOWS FOR AUG. 30-SEPT. 5

Sunday 8/31

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (PBS, 9-10:30 pm): That dashing lord of the realm is back on the beat in this summer's "Mystery!" In the first episode, a little boy has disappeared and an old school chum, now a teacher, calls Lynley for help. Ancient traditions and modern obsessions can't hide the truth from Lynley and Sergeant Havers, a working-class woman with a sharp eye and a brazen wit. TV-PG

P.O.V. - Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam (PBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): Latinos have fought in every US war since the Revolutionary War, and we have rarely heard about them - until now. In this poignant documentary, Latinos from California tell their story about the difficulties of fighting in Vietnam and later adjusting to home life.

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Friday 9/5

At Home With the Braithwaites (BBC America, 8-9 p.m.): In this new series (well, new to us), a mom of three wins the Euro-lottery, but she keeps it a secret. She wants to do good with it, so she sets up a charitable trust. There are riches here that are well worth watching. TV-PG

US Open (CBS, 8 p.m.): Get ready to see a new winner emerge from the women's final. Serena Williams is not competing this year because of a knee injury.


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