USA (Tues., April 24, 9 P.M. ET)
Four men are bilked big-time by a devious financier (Ed Asner). Led by a Yank math professor (Ed Begley Jr.) at Oxford, they execute an elaborate series of sting operations to reclaim their lucre. Brian Protheroe, Nicholas Jones, Francois Eric Gendron and Maryam d’Abo co-star in this two-part British production, which concludes at the same time the following night.
While classy looking and diverting, it’s not as clever as the cast seems to think it is. Acting out a Jeffrey Archer novel, lady and gentlemen, doesn’t warrant Shavian superciliousness.