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Originally published Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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Feb. 5 TV Picks: ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’

TV picks for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, include “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond” on BBC America, “Modern Family” on ABC and “Top Chef” on Bravo.

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‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’

A beautiful woman scuba-diving in Goldeneye, Jamaica; a dangerous looking race down a mountain in Austria; and a very specific drink order at a London bar. Is it Bond, James Bond? No, this slick and sexy four-part series follows Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) and his adventures as a playboy turned intelligence officer in 1938 London. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, on BBC America (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Wednesday

“American Idol,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Upon their arrival in Hollywood, the contestants must perform for the judges; contestants who don’t make the cut are sent back home.

“Modern Family,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny; Jay misinterprets Gloria’s anger over a dream she thinks he had for another offense he committed; Cam uses Mitch to get out of a party; Haley tries to keep her photography exhibit from her family.

“Super Skyscrapers,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): Reaching to a symbolic 1,776 feet high, New York’s One World Trade Center is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built.

“Top Chef,” 10 p.m. (Bravo): The two remaining chefs open pop-up restaurants for the final challenge.

“Chicago PD,” 10:01 p.m. (NBC): Atwater and Burgess must keep their new patrol car in mint condition; the Intelligence Unit uncovers drug smuggling; Voight’s behavior toward Lindsay drives her right where he doesn’t want her; tensions rise between Olinsky and Ruzek.

“Notorious” (1946), 10:30 p.m. (TCM): A U.S. agent brings a traitor’s daughter to Rio de Janeiro to seduce an exiled Nazi.

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