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 Thursday, 6 August 2009 21 Dogma Film4, 9pm (1999) DIRECTOR Kevin Smith pulls together a star-studded cast -- including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, above -- in this comedy of biblical proportions. To cut a long story short, a young woman has been chosen to stop a pair of fallen angels from re-entering the kingdom of Heaven on a technicality. Along the way, she meets some very strange characters. Mickey Blue Eyes ITV2, 11.40pm (1999) THERE are films that can be identified by one phrase -- Ill be back or May the force be with you, for example. Mention this film to anyone whos seen it and theyll most likely say Forget about it!. Hugh Grant stars as an English art auctioneer who gets tangled up in the Mob, with comic consequences. Also stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, above with Grant. Escape From New York ITV4, 11.55pm (1981) KURT RUSSELL, above, puts in a great performance as the criminal Snake Plissken in this futuristic action flick. Manhattan is now a maximum security prison -- like an enormous Alcatraz -- and a plane carrying the US President has just crashed there. Bank robber Plissken is deemed the only one tough enough to mount the rescue operation. Cheaper By The Dozen Film4, 7.10pm (2003) WHEN I was younger, everything seemed bigger and better... like Steve Martin, above. Its hard to work out whats worse in this film -- the poor quality of the gags, or the emphasis on sickly sentimental family values. And its a remake of a Fifties film, so its not even an original idea. Unless you are an absolutely die-hard Martin fan, it might be better to tune in to something else. 10.30 No Place Like Home? (S) 11.25 ITV News Headlines (S). 11.30 60 Minute Makeover (R,S). A farm in Curdridge, Hampshire. 12.30 Loose Women (S). With Emma Bunton, Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S). 1.55 London News And Weather (S). 2.00 Dickinsons Real Deal (R,S). From Lancaster. 3.00 Daily Cooks Challenge (S). Tony Blackburn is the guest judge. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Heartbeat (R,S). An elderly man reports an unusual break-in. 5.00 Golden Balls (S). Game show, with Jasper Carrott. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Brenda is shocked to discover Viv has told Terry about her bankruptcy. Nicola returns to work, but tires of everyone fussing and locks herself up alone in the Home Farm shop, where she goes into labour. 7.30 Countrywise (S). 21/36. Paul Heiney visits Walberswick, where he witnesses the staging of the British Open Crabbing Championship. 8.00 Emmerdale (S). Lexi feels excluded when Nicola gives birth, Terry reassures Brenda they will sort out their money worries together, and Mark confronts Faye. 8.30 Coronation Street (S). Joe becomes desperate after he is sacked, prompting him to steal from Gail. Kevin demands the truth about who stole Rosies car, and Jesse causes confusion. 9.00 The Bill (S,HD). Stevie (Lucy Speed) questions a man arrested for launching an unprovoked attack on a fellow drinker in a pub and discovers the suspect is deeply depressed after losing his job and learning his wife has been having an affair with her boss. Newly promoted Inspector Smith urges caution, but Stevie puts herself in danger after the husband sets out for revenge. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 The Tesco Bomber: Real Crime (S). The search by Dorset Police in the autumn of 2000 for a blackmailer who tried to extort millions of pounds from the supermarket chain by way of a letter-bomb campaign. 11.35 Surface (S). 3/15. Rich is plagued by his late brothers voice, which seems to be calling him. Cirko and Lee discover evidence on the ocean bed that could link the monsters to global warming. 12.30 Motorsport UK (S). Including the Formula Renault UK Championship from Croft. 1.15 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Mystery (R,S). 2.10 Supernatural (R,S); ITV News Headlines. 2.55 Loose Women (R). 3.45 ITV Nightscreen. Guide to ITV. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). Lucy Speed 9pm, The Bill 11.00 The Flintstones (R,S). 11.25 The Flintstones (R,S). 11.50 Film: Teachers Pet (2004). Animation, with the voice of Nathan Lane. 1.00 Open Gardens (R,S). 1.30 Animal Park (R,S). 2.15 Sun, Sea And Bargain Spotting (R,S). From the port of St Malo in Brittany. 3.00 Monk (R,S). 3.45 Flog It! (R,S) From the Corn Exchange in Ipswich. 4.30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R,S). Tim Wonnacott and David Harper go head to head. 5.15 Cash In The Celebrity Attic (R,S). Actor Julie Peasgood prepares to sell treasured possessions. 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz show, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. 6.30 Knowitalls (S). 9/15. The first quarter-final of the quiz show in which two teams of contestants are assigned topics and have just one hour to pool their knowledge before facing the experts. 7.00 Henry Allingham Tribute. A profile of the First World War veteran, who died last month. 7.30 A Poem For Harry (R,S). Another chance to see Andrew Motions tribute to Harry Patch, who was Britains last surviving serviceman of the First World War until his death on July 25. Including a specially composed work and an introduction by the Prince of Wales. 8.00 Rick Steins Far Eastern Odyssey (S,HD). 4/6. The chef continues his exploration of the Far Easts most diverse food cultures, travelling to Penang, Malaysia, to sample its cuisine, which includes Malay, Indian, Chinese and British flavours. He also meets with Fay Khoo to explore the popularity of fish-head curry, before crossing the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka. 9.00 Mock The Week (S). 5/13. Dara OBriain hosts, with guests Stewart Francis and Zo Lyons joining regulars Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons. 9.30 The Funny Side Of TV Talent (S). 1/6. New series. Clive Anderson presents a guide to the history of TV talent shows, exploring why audiences find them unintentionally funny. See Ben Felsenburg 10.30 Newsnight (S). Analysis of the days events, presented by Gavin Esler. Followed by Weather. 11.20 The Great British Wedding (S). From the stag party and the table plan, to the rings and the first dance, Mark Benton presents a selection of clips demonstrating how Britons manage to rise to the occasion on one of the most momentous days of their lives. 12.20 Wine (S). New series. An insight into the world of wine, beginning with a look at Berry Bros & Rudd, Britains oldest wine merchant. 1.20 BBC News (S). 3.00 Close. Rick Stein 8pm, Rick Steins Far Eastern Odyssey 10.55 T4 On The Beach: Buried Treasures (R,S). 11.45 N-Dubzs Postcard From T4 On The Beach (S). 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 A Place By The Sea (R,S). 1.25 Film: Blanche Fury (S) (1948). Drama, starring Valerie Hobson. 3.10 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (S). 3.40 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (S). 4.10 Deal Or No Deal: Noels Hall Of Fame (R,S). 5.00 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (S). 5.30 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (S). Competitive Spanish cook Benito Gundin hosts the final dinner party in Glasgow. 6.00 The Simpsons (R,S). 1/23. Homer comes up with the bright idea of selling used grease. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Jacqui is upset that all the McQueens are helping Carmel, so tries to cause a rift within the family. Tony puts an end to his relationship with Cindy. 7.00 News (S). 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: The Estate (S). 16/16. The tower blocks of the Sighthill Estate in Glasgow are demolished. Last in the series. 8.00 The Home Show (S). 12/12. Architect George Clarke revisits Worcester Park in Surrey, where he transformed a cramped terrace into a spacious property using some clever tricks and a new extension. After an emotional reveal when the renovation was first completed, George returns to find out whether the family still loves the results. Last in the series. 9.00 How The Other Half Live (S). 2/3. Thirteen-year-old Ashley and 10- year-old Daisy live with their parents in a wealthy community, but mother Sam wants them to gain an understanding of what life can be like people living below the poverty line. They meet nine-year-old Brandon, who lives in one of the South Easts most deprived neighbourhoods. See Ben Felsenburg 10.00 Big Brother (S). Highlights from the housemates past 24 hours inside the Big Brother compound. 11.10 The TNT Show (S). 9/12. Jack Whitehall and Holly Walsh present an entertainment show taking an irreverent look at the weeks events, with audience participation, sketches and special guests. 11.45 You Have Been Watching (R,S). 5/8. With Liza Tarbuck, Martin Freeman and Reginald D Hunter. 12.35 4Music: 4Play: Speech Debelle (S). 12.50 Big Brother Live. 4.00 The Big Monster Dig (R,S). 5.00 Scrapheap Challenge (R,S). 5.55 Sali Mali (S). George Clarke 8pm, The Home Show 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 House (R,S). 12.40 Five News (S). 12.50 Medical Investigation (R,S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Kate is suspected of starting the fire. 2.15 Zoo Days (R,S). The keepers discover whether white rhino Cynthia is pregnant. 2.50 Property List: Top Spots. Highlights from the series exploring the nations best homes. 3.05 Film: Separated By Murder (S) (1994). Drama, starring Sharon Gless and Steve Railsback. 5.00 Five News With Natasha Kaplinsky (S). The days headlines. 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Michaelas Animal Road Trip (S). 4/20. A visit to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Somerset, where Pauline Kidner has turned her kitchen into a badger sett for five cubs. They are awaiting the results of a TB test, which could result in all the animals having to be put down. 7.00 Five News At 7 (S). 7.30 Hero Animals (R,S). Revealing how a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins protected surfer Todd Endris after he was attacked by a great white shark. The creature lunged at Todd, shredding the skin on his back and slicing open his leg -- but dolphins arrived and formed a ring around the injured man. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green (R,S). The actor embarks on a journey encompassing Africa, Europe, America and China, meeting some of the worlds most skilled fishermen and joining them on angling expeditions. His first port of call is Costa Rica, where he tries to land the sailfish, said to be the fastest species of them all. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 The Mentalist (S). 20/23. A mafioso-turned-informant is murdered, and Lisbon and the team suspect a Mob hit. However, when Rigsby and Van Pelt learn the man was not quite able to leave his life of crime behind, Patricks attentions are drawn to the US Marshals assigned to guard the victim as part of the witness-protection programme. See Ben Felsenburg 10.00 Law And Order: Special Victims Unit (R,S). 24/25. A 14- year-old girl is found murdered, and as detectives investigate the case, it is revealed she is involved in the same charitable foundation as four abduction victims. The scheme is run by a prominent physician who specialises in hormone replacement and perpetuating youth. Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni. 11.00 Law And Order: Criminal Intent (R,S). 20/23. Five people are found dead in a car, having apparently taken their own lives -- but evidence suggests one of them could have been killed alongside the members of a suicide club. 12.00 Quiz Call. Interactive game show. 4.00 NFL Classic (R). Action from a memorable American football encounter. 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R,S). The work of a wildlife sanctuary. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Great Artists (R,S). Robson Green 8pm, Extreme Fishing With Robson... 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.html