TELEVISION Filmchoice FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service STEPHEN MARR BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five London Lite Friday, 24 July 2009 23 Sleuth ITV3, 10pm (1972) WHAT a magnificent film. Laurence Olivier is considered the greatest actor of his generation -- but Michael Caine (above with Larry) matches him at every turn, and at times surpasses him. Also watch for Alec Cawthorne as Doppler. Superb dialogue and atmospheric shots by director Joseph L Mankiewicz make this required viewing for anyone into film. House Of Flying Daggers More4, 9pm (2004) THE achingly beautiful Ziyi Zhang, pictured with co-star Takeshi Kaneshiro, is the big draw (well, for me at least) in this visually magnificent martial arts movie. Its the 9th century, and the Tang dynasty is in power. A group of rebels known as the House Of Flying Daggers does battle with government forces. Amazing fight scenes. The Beach Film4, 9pm (2000) THE first in a Leonardo DiCaprio double bill on Film4 tonight is an adaptation of Danny Boyles book. A young man trying to escape responsibility discovers a map that appears to lead to a secret island populated by like-minded people. A good- looking cast, fantastic scenery and a killer soundtrack courtesy (in part) of Moby make this well worth watching. Romeo + Juliet Film4, 11.15pm (1996) FLAMBOYANT Australian director Baz Luhrmann might have copped some stick for his treacle-covered film Australia last year -- but he did well with this clever adaptation of a classic love story. Of course, he did have a good scriptwriter in William Shakespeare. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio, above, lead an all-star cast bringing the tale of star-crossed love to life. 10.30 No Place Like Home? (S). 11.25 ITV News Headlines (S). 11.30 60 Minute Makeover (R,S). The team decorates a house in Cobham, Surrey. 12.30 Loose Women (S). With 4 Poofs and a Piano. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S). 1.55 London News And Weather (S). 2.00 Dickinsons Real Deal (R,S). From Ulverston, Cumbria. 3.00 Daily Cooks Challenge (S). With John McCririck. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Heartbeat (R,S). Musicians visit Ashfordly Hall. 5.00 The Fuse (S). Game show, hosted by Austin Healey. Last in the series. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). John enjoys the attention surrounding his efforts at the Home Farm shop, while Rodney worries that he could lose his job after causing the accident 7.30 Coronation Street (S). Tony weighs into Marias battle with her in-laws, Peter accompanies Ashley to the vasectomy clinic for moral support, and Joe steals from Gails bag to buy more pills. See Soap Box 8.00 Airline (R,S). 14/20. Richard Oats refuses to let two youngsters board their flight home to Germany, while Steve Milne fulfils a 20-year dream by flying to Marrakech. 8.30 Coronation Street (S). Maria snaps after Helen pushes her too far and tells her mother-in-law about Liams affair with Carla. Joe tries to cover up his theft by stopping Gail looking in her purse. See Soap Box 9.00 The Bill (S,HD). Conclusion. One of the assault victims dies in hospital, leaving Sun Hill CID with a murder to solve. Banksy (Patrick Robinson) feels he is getting somewhere as liaison officer to the dead youngsters family, and is appalled to discover his colleagues have them under surveillance because their story does not quite add up. Julia Ford guest stars. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.25 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 TVs Naughtiest Blunders 38 (R,S). Neil Morrissey presents a selection of embarrassing slip-ups involving James Nesbitt, Martin Kemp, Chris Tarrant and veteran rockers Status Quo as well as the casts of Fat Friends and Bad Girls. 11.35 ITunes Festival 2009 (S). 1/2. Part one of two. Fearne Cotton and Dave Berry present performances by headliners Oasis, Snow Patrol, Kasabian and Franz Ferdinand. 12.25 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Crime. Documentary following the work of police officers. 1.20 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Crime; ITV News Headlines. 2.15 Film: The Rats (S) (2001). Premiere. Horror, starring Madchen Amick and Vincent Spano. 3.40 ITV Nightscreen. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). Patrick Robinson 9pm, The Bill 10.35 Serious Ocean (R,S). 11.05 The Flintstones (R,S). 11.30 Castle In The Country (R,S). 12.00 Open Gardens (R,S). 12.30 Working Lunch (S). 1.00 Car Booty (R,S). 1.30 Film: Hell Below Zero (S) (1954). Adventure, starring Alan Ladd. 3.00 Murder, She Wrote (R,S). Four sisters are accused of murder. 3.45 Flog It! (R,S). 4.30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (S). Paul Hayes and Kate Bliss spend 500 of their own money at an antiques fair. 5.15 Escape To The Country (R,S). Searching for a rural retreat in West Sussex. 6.00 Live Athletics (S). The London Grand Prix. Hazel Irvine is joined by Colin Jackson to introduce coverage of the first day of the meeting at Crystal Palace, as the athletes continue preparations for next months World Championships. The star of the show is expected to be Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to take part in this evenings 100m, while world pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbaeva is among the other leading athletes taking part. Commentary by Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster. See Ben Felsenburg 8.30 RHS Show Tatton Park 2009 (S). 2/2. Carol Klein, Toby Buckland and Joe Swift present the highlights of the horticultural show at Tatton Park in Cheshire. Along with tips on seasonal planting and how to make the most of outside space, the presenters take an in-depth look at the stories behind a few of the most interesting displays. 9.00 Top Gear (R,S). 5/7. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May each buy a rear-wheel- drive coupe for 1,500 and find themselves entered into a French ice race. Actor Sienna Miller is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. 10.00 QI (R,S). 1/12. Host Stephen Fry is joined by Charlie Higson, Andy Hamilton, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies to discuss topics including flotsam and jetsam, awarding points not for the correct answers but for those he finds most interesting. 10.30 Newsnight (S). 11.00 Newsnight Review (S). Followed by Weather. 11.35 Neil Young -- Dont Be Denied (S). The singer-songwriter traces his musical journey in his own words. See Ben Felsenburg 12.35 Medium (R,S). Part one of two. Detective Scanlon investigates a shooting, and an old flame of Allisons turns up out of the blue. 1.20 The Wire (R,S). Avon prepares his troops. Last in the series. 2.20 The Wire (R,S). 3.15 The Wire (R,S). 4.15 Close. Sienna Miller 9pm, Top Gear 11.00 The OC (R,S). 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 In Your Dreams (S). 12.40 A Place By The Sea (R,S). 1.45 Film: Blowing Wild (S) (1953). An oil prospector is drawn into a love triangle with an old friend and his murderous wife. Drama, with Gary Cooper. 3.25 Countdown (S). With Anton Du Beke in Dictionary Corner. 4.15 Deal Or No Deal: Seaside Specials (S). Summer- themed edition of the game show. 5.00 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD). Four amateur cooks from Birmingham take part in the culinary challenge. 6.00 The Simpsons (R,S). 14/22. Homer is jailed for 10 years. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). The Roys comfort one another after Ravis turn for the worse, not wanting to think about the future. Loretta takes a shine to Gilly at the Student Union, but her night ends in disaster. 7.00 News (S). 7.35 Ashes To Diamonds (S). An exploration of the uses to which bereaved relatives have put the ashes of their loved ones. David Brindley meets widow Helen Todd, who is using some of her husbands remains to create a diamond, with the rest loaded into gun cartridges to be shot into the sky by his friends. See Ben Felsenburg 8.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or USA? (R,S,HD). 6/10. Troy and Sally Leacock returned to England after their American home was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, but now want to stop renting and buy a new family property. Working to a budget of 350,000, experts help them choose between a house in Florida and Salisbury, Wiltshire. 9.00 Big Brother (S). Davina McCall presents highlights of the past 24 hours in the compound, as 10 of the 13 housemates -- Bea, Charlie, David, Dogface, Halfwit, Hira, Marcus, Noirin, Siavash and Tom -- prepare for the fact that one of them will be leaving soon. 10.00 8 Out Of 10 Cats (S,HD). 8/8. Highlights of the comedy panel show, hosted by Jimmy Carr, with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford and their guests answering questions. Last in the series. 10.35 Big Brother (S). Davina McCall and two guests chat to the latest evictee, who discusses life before the cameras and talks about the other contestants. 11.05 The Simpsons (R,S). 9/22. Marge is mugged. 11.35 Arctic Monkeys: Video Exclusive (S). Crying Lightning from the bands album Humbug. 11.40 Russell Brands Ponderland (R,S). 3/6. The world of crime. 12.15 4Music: 4Music On The Beach (S). 1.15 4Music: JD Set Presents: White Belt Yellow Tag (S). 1.25 Big Brother Live. 4.00 Freesports On 4 (R,S). 4.25 Beach Volleyball (S). AVP Tour highlights from Houston, Texas. 5.25 Countdown (R,S). Davina McCall 9pm, Big Brother 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 The Hotel Inspector (R,S). 12.45 Five News (S). 12.55 Wordplay (S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Bridget tries to reunite her parents. 2.15 Home And Away (S). 2.50 Wordplay Plus (S). Viewers take part in the daily quiz show. 3.05 Film: Hell On Heels: The Battle Of Mary Kay (S) (2002). A woman tackles prejudice head-on and creates a multi-million- dollar company. Fact-based comedy drama, starring Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey. 5.00 Five News (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Aden pays the price when he tells Clint he cannot stop Geoff from playing in the next rugby game. 6.30 Rough Guide To Great Weekend Breaks (R,S). 4/15. Julia Bradbury explores the parts of Amsterdam not on the tourist trail. 7.00 Five News At 7 (S). 7.30 Top Trumps: Supercars (R,S). Robert Llewellyn and Ashley Hames use the format of classic card game Top Trumps to compare two extreme cars. The contenders are the Bowler Nemesis, a rally-winning off-road vehicle with a top speed of 140mph and the Caparo T1, a compact street-legal racing car. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 Police Interceptors (S). The officers in Essex are called on to take action when a pursuit from London arrives in their area. A thief is forced to face the consequences of his actions, and a drug search in Basildon yields curious discoveries. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 NCIS (R,S). 10/24. Two FBI agents seize control of the teams investigation into the discovery of a body hidden in the chimney at a Marine base. Reluctant to be ousted from the case, Gibbs agrees to work with them -- and learns the victim was a serial killer responsible for claiming the lives of 14 people. Meanwhile, McGees literary efforts lead to discord with the others. 10.00 Law And Order: Criminal Intent (S). 10/22. Detectives Logan and Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) investigate when a popular online video blogger is apparently kidnapped during a live broadcast, but begin to doubt the crime really occurred. However, the case takes a strange turn when a ransom demand is made. Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars. 11.00 CSI: Miami (R,S). 4/25. A double murder in the Miami Everglades pits Horatio and the team against the uncompromising force of the citys Russian mob. David Caruso and Emily Procter star. 12.00 Quiz Call. Interactive game show. 4.00 The Gadget Show (R,S). Hi-tech bicycles, relaxing computer games and wetsuits. 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R,S). The work of an animal sanctuary. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). Steph and Greg argue. 5.35 Home And Away (R,S). Julianne Nicholson 10pm, Law And Order: Criminal Intent index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html