London Lite Wednesday, 30 September 2009 31 TELEVISION Filmchoice FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service 16 Blocks BBC1, 10.45pm (2006) BURNT-OUT cop Bruce Willis is assigned the mundane task of escorting a witness (Mos Def, above with Willis) from police custody to court. They only have to travel 16 blocks. What could possibly go wrong? Well plenty, of course, or this fast-paced thriller would be over in 10 minutes. Mind you, motormouth Mr Def is so irritating you may be willing the bad guys to succeed. Dog Soldiers Five, 10pm (2002) SOLDIERS Sean Pertwee, above, and Kevin McKidd battle werewolves during a routine military exercise in the Scottish wilderness (filmed in Luxembourg, actually). Dont expect any expensive CGI man-wolf transformations, but writer- director Neil Marshall -- who learned his trade in the make-up department -- still gives this violent horror film plenty of bite. Immortal Beloved ITV3, 11pm (1994) GARY OLDMAN, above, who was an uncanny Sid Vicious in Sid And Nancy, dons a dodgy syrup to play another, rather different musician, Beethoven. A friend of the composer tries to discover the identity of the woman Ludwig put in his will, but carelessly forgot to name. We dont get a da-da-de-dah ahead of the surprising solution, the film is too intelligent for that. The Gauntlet ITV4, 10pm (1977) CLINT EASTWOOD is a cop escorting a prostitute from Las Vegas to Arizona so she can give evidence in a mob trial. But, like 16 Blocks, a conspiracy aims to stop her making it to court. Co-starring Sondra Locke -- Clints squeeze at the time and pictured with him, above. She starred in six of his films, until a particularly ugly break-up that probably made him wish hed stuck with Clyde. wENdy SayErS BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five 10.00 Dog Soldiers (S) (2002). A run-of-the-mill mission turns into a bloodbath as soldiers training in the Scottish Highlands are forced to take shelter in an isolated farmhouse and fight for their lives against a pack of hungry werewolves. Horror, starring Sean Pertwee. Including Five News Update. See Film choice 12.10 Poker (S). The Womens World 9.00 Farmer Wants A Wife (S). 3/6. Louise Redknapp visits Beverley in East Yorkshire to help a busy 30-year-old farmer in his quest to find love. Despite his good looks, the rugby-loving bachelor struggles to find time to socialise, so the presenter sends him to a speed- dating event where two women are chosen to go through to the next stage -- a real taste of country life. 8.00 World War One In Colour (R,S). The battle for the Eastern Front, which saw the Germans advance into a Russia on the brink of economic meltdown due to the war effort. As the conflict raged, increasing unrest forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate, placing the Allies in a highly vulnerable position. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. Followed by Five News At 9. 7.30 Building The Ultimate (R,S). The evolution of the aircraft carrier, from the prototypes created during the Second World War to the modern war machines, which are the largest military vessels ever created. Featuring the stories of British inventors and engineers who have left their mark on the development of these vast ships. Followed by Five News Update. 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Irene decides it is time to give Aden a special letter from Belle. 6.30 Live From Studio Five (S). Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show featuring location reports, celebrity interviews and showbiz gossip. 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 I Own Britains Best Home 2009 (R,S). 12.40 Five News (S). 12.50 Up Close And Dangerous (R,S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Stephs house is attacked again. 2.15 Home And Away (S). Miles struggles with too many responsibilities. 2.50 Animal Rescue Squad (R,S). Highlights of the series. 3.05 The Family Recipe (R,S). With Jean-Christophe Novelli. 3.15 Film: Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Dont (S) (2005). Thriller, with Lea Thompson. 5.00 Five News With Natasha Kaplinsky (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 11.00 Dawn Porter: Geisha Girl (R,S). 3/4. The presenter visits Japan. 12.05 Stereophonics: Video Exclusive. 12.10 4Music Sessions: The Veronicas (S). 12.40 4Music: 4Play: Kid Harpoon (S). 12.55 Tommy Reilly: UnsignedAct -- The Winners Story. 1.10 4Music: This Weeks 4Music Top 20. 3.05 Shin Gi Tai (R,S). 3.10 Unreported World (R,S). 3.40 3 Minute Wonder: The Filmmakers Of Kabul (R,S). 3.45 Dispatches: MPs, Planes And Gravy Trains (R,S). 4.40 Reaper (R,S,HD). 5.20 Countdown (R,S). 11.20 Today At Conference (S). Highlights of the Labour Party conference in Brighton. 11.50 The Love Of Money (R,S). 3/3. Documentary examining politicians reactions to the economic crisis, with contributions from decision- makers including Gordon Brown and the US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who discuss their immediate reactions to events. 12.50 BBC News (S). 3.40 Close. 12.00 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Mystery (R,S) Reopening the files on Britains most notorious crimes; ITV News Headlines. 12.50 Loose Women (R,S). Kate Thornton welcomes Johnny Vaughan to the show as the 10th birthday celebrations continue. 1.40 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S). Guests air their differences. 2.35 Cops V Stalkers: Tonight (R). A new initiative to protect vulnerable women from stalking and harassment. 3.00 ITV Nightscreen. Guide to forthcoming programmes. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). 10.30 This Morning (S). With Alan Fletcher and Sheridan Smith. 12.30 Loose Women (S). With broadcaster and journalist Johnny Vaughan. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S). 1.55 London News And Weather (S). 2.00 60 Minute Makeover (S). A home transformation in Swanley, Kent. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S). With Terry Wogan and Elaine Page. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R,S). Part one of two. A land feud leads to murder. Wendy Craig guest stars. 5.00 Britains Best Dish (S). The Scottish heats continue. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 6.55 Party Conference Broadcast (S). By the Labour Party. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Debbie is heartbroken when she learns Michael still plans to go ahead with his marriage, while Sally tells Ashley she is not sure how much longer she can live with Vincent. See Soap Box 7.30 UEFA Champions League Live (S,HD). Manchester United v VfL Wolfsburg (kick-off 7.45pm). Steve Rider is joined by Andy Townsend and Teddy Sheringham to present all the action from the matchday two Group B fixture at Old Trafford, as last seasons runners-up play their opening home game of this campaign and aim to build on their 1-0 win away to Besiktas. With commentary by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 UEFA Champions League Highlights (S). Highlights of the latest matchday two fixtures, including Manchester United v VfL Wolfsburg, Apoel Nicosia v Chelsea, Real Madrid v Marseille and Bayern Munich v Juventus. 10.35 In The Night Garden (R,S). 11.10 The Flintstones (R,S). 11.35 The Flintstones (R,S). 12.00 Daily Politics Conference Special (S). 1.00 See Hear (S). 1.30 Working Lunch (S). 2.00 Living In The Sun (R,S). A couple start a restaurant and hotel business. 3.00 Monk (R,S). Disher inherits a farm. 3.45 Flog It! (R,S). From Lancaster. 4.30 Pointless (S). Quiz show, hosted by Alexander Armstrong. 5.15 The Hairy Bikers Food Tour Of Britain (S). Si King and Dave Myers cook more county favourites in Lichfield, Staffordshire. 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz show, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing -- It Takes Two (S). Claudia Winkleman assesses how the celebrity contestants are shaping up for Saturday at the midweek point. 7.00 Railway Walks (R,S). 3/6. Julia Bradbury visits Cornwall, where she traces a railway line that has not operated for 140 years, and explores the impact of tin and copper reserves on the area around Redruth. 7.30 Escape To The Country (R,S). A couple search for their first home in south Bedfordshire, with a rural location and space for their antiques collection on their wish list. 8.15 MasterChef: The Professionals (S). 13/29. Gregg Wallace and sous chef Monica Galetti oversee proceedings as four contestants have a skills test of opening scallops and a palate test of making a potato rosti before one is eliminated. The remaining three have to cook two dishes in 50 minutes, and re-create two classic recipes of beef Bourgignon and lemon tart. 9.00 Dragons Den: On Tour (S). 4/5. The Dragons continue their travels around the UK and catch up with past participants in the Midlands, Oxfordshire, North Lincolnshire, Cambridge and Essex. They visit pop band Hamfatter and then one of the stars of the most recent series -- Sharon Wright. Plus, updates on a furnishings company and the Road Refresher dog bowl. 10.00 Shooting Stars (S,HD). 6/6. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer present the comedy quiz, accompanied by regular team captains Jack Dee and Ulrika Jonsson, with guests Noel Fielding, Tony Blackburn and Zoe Salmon. Last in the series. See Ben Felsenburg 10.30 Newsnight (S). Jeremy Paxman reports on the Labour Party conference. Followed by Weather. 11.00 TV Is Dead? (R,S); Tate Modern. 11.30 Dont Make Me Angry (R,S); Tate Modern. 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 Property Snakes And Ladders (R,S). Two developers try to bring a taste of Los Angeles to south-east London. 1.35 Film: The Captive Heart (S) (1946). Drama, starring Michael Redgrave and Mervyn Johns. 3.25 Countdown (S). With Dictionary Corner guest John Inverdale. 4.10 Deal Or No Deal (S). Game show, with Noel Edmonds. 5.00 The Paul OGrady Show (S). With singers Nelly Furtado and Olivia Newton-John. 6.00 The Simpsons (S). 11/21. Bart drives Lisa to distraction on a school trip, tormenting her until she takes out a restraining order on him. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Mercedes threatens to sue Spencer, while Ravi, Leila and Anita agree to live in Hollyoaks together. 7.00 News (S). 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: This Is Our Youth (S). 3/4. Examining how underground hip hop artist MC Backbone has unwittingly inspired teenagers on a north London estate to walk backwards everywhere. 8.00 Ruth Watsons Hotel Rescue (S). 1/6. New series. Ruth Watson travels up and down the UK to offer her advice to novice hoteliers. In the first episode she heads to Suffolk, where Diana Graham and Steve Fernie want to transform their Grade II listed family home into a B&B but face the task of conditioning the building and sharing the workload evenly between the two. See Ben Felsenburg 9.00 The Secret Millionaire (S). 3/6. Businessman Tony Banks, a former serviceman who made his fortune running care homes for the elderly, goes undercover in Anfield, Liverpool. He looks for and is introduced to people who may need his help, and learns about the realities of life on some of the citys toughest streets, before deciding who gets 100,000 of his own money. 10.00 Ugly Betty (S,HD). 14/24. Betty is embarrassed when her video tribute for Claire Meades birthday is more revealing than she had planned, and Daniel and Wilhelmina have trouble accommodating their new significant others in their lives. Comedy drama, starring America Ferrera and Eric Mabius. Open III. 1.35 Summer X Games. Highlights of the extreme sports festival, featuring in-line skaters, BMX riders and skateboarders showing off their skills. 2.25 Summer X Games. 3.15 European Challenge Tour Golf. Action from three recent tournaments. 3.40 Boxing Classic (R). A bout from the archives featuring some of the worlds greatest fighters. 4.00 Boxing USA (R). Hard- hitting action from recent and classic bouts in America. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Home And Away (R,S). 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html