London Lite Friday, 2 October 2009 25 TELEVISION Filmchoice FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service The Interpreter ITV1, 10.35pm (2005) NOTABLE as the first movie to be filmed in the United Nations (even Hitchcock had been refused permission) Sydney Pollacks skilful political thriller stars Nicole Kidman, above. Playing an interpreter who uncovers an assassination plot, she sashays along the corridors of power like a catwalk model. Sean Penn is the CIA agent who wonders if shes telling the truth. The Mask Fiver, 9pm (1994) TALKING of catwalk models (see above) Cameron Diaz makes a stunning entrance in her movie debut. Downtrodden geek Jim Carrey, above with Diaz, takes revenge on his tormentors after finding a mask that gives him a wild alter ego who sings, dances and beats people up. The larger- than-life role is perfect for Carrey in this, the closest thing to a live action cartoon. The Fisher King More4, 9pm (1991) THE dependable Jeff Bridges plays an arrogant, pony-tailed (well, it is the early Nineties) radio presenter who hits the skids and befriends fellow down-and-out Robin Williams, above (pushing the manic button up to 11). Reality and fantasy collide as director Terry Gilliam takes us on an inventive, manic journey that just doesnt know when to stop. Species ITV4, 10.30pm (1995) WHEN half-human, half-alien Natasha Henstridge, above, is on the loose, forget take me to your leader, its take me to the nearest man. Her idea of going on the pull is to slip into bars topless, much like the girls at -- insert your own nightclub joke here -- on a Friday night. But, unlike Ms Henstridge, they dont morph into a gruesome monster. Unless some of you chaps know otherwise... wENdy SayErS BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five 10.30 This Morning (S). Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. 12.30 Loose Women (S). With guest Olivia Newton- John. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S). 1.55 London News And Weather (S). 2.00 60 Minute Makeover (S). The team spruces up a house in Bushey, Hertfordshire. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S). With Cherie Booth, Roy Hudd and Pixie Lott. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R,S). Part one of two. Murder strikes at an art class. 5.00 Britains Best Dish (S). The Scottish regional final. Mark Nicholas presents. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Debbie is astounded when Charity arrives in the village set on a confrontation. Meanwhile, Leyla becomes concerned by Nathans generosity. 7.30 Coronation Street (S). Fiz suggests to Chesney they leave Weatherfield to escape the sniping and gossip about John, while Dev and Darryl each try to regain Ambers trust. See Soap Box 8.00 The Property Regeneration Game: Tonight (S). Jonathan Maitland looks at how fluctuations in the property market are affecting the Governments plans to regenerate towns and cities by building houses on brownfield sites. 8.30 Coronation Street (S). Chesneys fury leaves Fiz even more depressed and she breaks down on a visit to John. See Soap Box 9.00 Benidorm (S). 1/6. New series. The gang returns for a goodwill free stay at the Solana Apartments after being held hostage by drug dealers on their last holiday. Mel recruits Mick to run his new mobility shop, the Oracles search for love goes on, and Martin appears to have ditched wife Kate for a younger model (guest star Sheridan Smith). See Ben Felsenburg 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 The Interpreter (S,HD) (2004). A UN translator stumbles on a plot to assassinate an African head of state. Sydney Pollacks political thriller, starring Nicole Kidman. See Film Choice Followed by ITV News Headlines. 12.55 Film: The Missouri Breaks (S) (1976). A harpoon-wielding bounty hunter is hired by a rancher to dispose of horse thieves bent on taking revenge for the hanging of one of their henchmen. However, he becomes obsessed with finishing the job no matter what -- even after his employer fires him. Western, starring Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd and Frederic Forrest. 3.05 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based guide to forthcoming programmes. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). Jonathan Maitland 8pm, The Property Regeneration Game 11.00 Just So Darwin (S). 11.15 KS1 Science Clips (S). 11.25 Something Special (S). 11.40 China Stories (S). 12.00 Daily Politics (S). 12.30 Working Lunch (S). 1.00 Film: Bengazi (S) (1955). Adventure, with Richard Conte. 2.15 Living In The Sun (R,S). A man leaves home to become an events organiser in Marbella. 3.00 Monk (R,S). A murderous medic targets Monk. 3.45 Flog It! (R,S). From Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. 4.30 Pointless (S). 5.15 The Hairy Bikers Food Tour Of Britain (S). The duos tour comes to an end in Elgin. Last in the series. 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz show, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing -- It Takes Two (S). Analysis of the pro-celebrity couples progress ahead of tomorrow nights show, with Claudia Winkleman reporting from the studio rehearsals. 7.00 Victorian Farm (R,S). 6/6. In preparation for harvest, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn get to grips with a reaper binder, while Ruth Goodman learns the crafts of printing and straw plaiting. With the help of extra labour, the team brings in the wheat harvest -- the most crucial job in the Victorian farm calendar. Last in the series. 8.00 Mastermind (S). 6/31. The specialist subjects are John Hume, Egyptology, the Cazalet Books by Elizabeth Jane Howard and British New Wave Cinema of the Sixties. 8.30 Gardeners World (S,HD). 20/23. Toby Buckland plants oriental flowers in the woodland garden at Greenacre, and Alys Fowler provides tips for growing amaryllis bulbs throughout the winter. 9.00 Autumnwatch 2009 (S). 1/8. New series. Chris Packham, Kate Humble and Martin Hughes-Games present the wildlife show from Bristol, sharing their adventures in a cider orchard teeming with animal life. Simon King reports on the red deer rut on the Scottish island of Rum, and Gordon Buchanan tracks killer whales in the North Sea. 10.00 Autumnwatch Unsprung (S). 1/8. New series. Martin Hughes- Games chairs a discussion of the themes and issues raised in the main Autumnwatch programme, as audience members take the opportunity to quiz the shows presenters and learn a few behind- the-scenes secrets about how the wildlife was caught on camera. 10.30 Newsnight (S). 11.00 Newsnight Review (S). Cultural highlights. Followed by Weather. 11.40 Later With Jools Holland (S). 3/10. With Mika, Gladys Knight, Shakira, the Cribs and the xx. 12.40 Medium (R,S). Allison helps Devalos investigate a friends death. 1.20 Medium (R,S). Joe is taken hostage. 2.05 Film: The Haunted House Of Horror (S) (1969). Teenagers explore a mansion, not realising a killer is among them. Mystery horror, starring Frankie Avalon and Jill Haworth. 3.35 Close. Claudia Winkleman 6.30pm, Strictly Come Dancing... 11.00 TV Is Dead? (R,S); 3 Minute Wonder. 11.30 Self Portrait UK (R,S); 3 Minute Wonder. 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 Whats In A Word? (R,S). 12.45 A Place In The Sun (S). House hunting in the Alentejo region of Portugal. 1.20 Channel 4 Racing From Newmarket (S). Live coverage of this afternoons four feature races. 3.25 Countdown (S). With Dictionary Corner guest John Inverdale. 4.10 Deal Or No Deal (S). Game show, hosted by Noel Edmonds. 5.00 The Paul OGrady Show (S). With Jo Brand and Madness. 6.00 The Simpsons (S). 13/21. Homer moves into a camper van parked in the backyard. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Spencer fires his entire staff on the reopening night of The Loft. Meanwhile, Hayley publicly humiliates Sasha, and Leila struggles to care for Ravi and Anita. 7.00 News (S). 7.35 Unreported World (S). 2/10. Peter Oborne reports on the little- known sectarian conflict being fought between Muslims and Christians on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, which has claimed 100,000 lives and created the worlds largest internal displacement of people in the past 12 months. 8.00 Jamie At Home (R,S). 16/18. Jamie Oliver focuses on dishes containing onions, garlic and leeks, using them to produce simple meals including a salad, soup, and roast pork with onion and potato al forno. 8.30 The Big Food Fight (R,S). 4/5. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is challenged to a culinary quiz by Giles Coren, with Sophie Dahl and Clarissa Dickson Wright assisting the pair. 9.00 Derren Brown: How To Beat A Casino (S). 4/4. The fourth of the illusionists specials sees him again playing with the odds after his lottery prediction, this time gambling 5,000 of a viewers savings on the spin of a roulette wheel. Last in the series. 10.00 Peep Show (S,HD). 3/6. Jeremy realises he is in love with Elena and vows to be less selfish in the hope of winning her over -- but Mark thinks he should be cautious about revealing how he feels. See Ben Felsenburg 10.35 The IT Crowd (R,S). 3/6. Moss decides his life is stagnating and enrols on a German cookery course to meet new people. 11.10 The Inbetweeners (R,S). 6/6. Will organises the Christmas prom. Simon Bird stars. Last in the series. 11.45 4Music: F1 Rocks Singapore Live. Performances by Beyonc, Black Eyed Peas and ZZ Top. 12.50 4Music: 4Play: Simian Mobile Disco (S). 1.05 Film: The Ice Storm (S) (1997). Drama, starring Sigourney Weaver. 3.05 Beach Volleyball (S). 4.00 World Sport (R,S). 4.25 Water Stories (R,S). 4.40 Reaper (R,S,HD). 5.20 Countdown (R,S). Derren Brown 9pm, How To Beat A Casino 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 I Own Britains Best Home 2009 (R,S). 12.40 Five News (S). 12.50 Nigel Marvens Shark Island (R,S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Harry convinces Toadie not to turn him in to the police. 2.15 Home And Away (S). Ross goes missing. 2.50 Animal Rescue Squad (R,S). Highlights of the series. 3.05 Film: Mermaid (S) (2000). A grieving girl sends a letter to her dead father by balloon, and is shocked when she receives a reply. Drama, with Ellen Burstyn and Samantha Mathis. 5.00 Five News (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Ruby arrives back from Michelles to have a heart to heart with Charlie. 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. 7.30 Police Interceptors: Special Edition (R,S). Natalie Pinkham reveals how a thief was caught in possession of a stolen Mini Cooper and how a dangerous driver, who narrowly missed hitting an elderly lady, was tracked down. She also has a bumpy ride when she takes to the test track in an Evo-Interceptor car. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 Brighton Beach Patrol (S). The RNLI lifeboat crew investigates conflicting reports of a dinghy adrift at sea. Back on dry land, community support officers Gill and Dave search for a safe stolen from a local hotel, and more than 10,000 cheerleaders descend on Brighton to take part in an annual competition. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 NCIS (R,S). 20/24. McGee feels the pressure as the team investigates a double murder that appears to be inspired by his latest, still unpublished novel. His sense of guilt is compounded by the realisation that one of his colleagues could become the killers third target. Drama following the work of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, starring Sean Murray. 10.00 FlashForward (R,S). 1/22. Drama following the work of FBI agent Mark Benford after the worlds population suffers a simultaneous blackout, during which time people have a glimpse of their lives six months into the future. Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Sonya Walger, Courtney B Vance and Christine Woods star. 11.00 Law And Order: Criminal Intent (S). 22/22. Logan investigates the murder of a police recruit, but the death of a neighbour leaves him too distracted to concentrate, so Eames takes over the case. Last in the series. 12.00 SuperCasino. Live interactive gaming. 3.55 The FBI Files (R,S). A chance to look behind the scenes at the Bureaus crime laboratory. 4.45 HouseBusters (R,S). 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Home And Away (R,S). 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