London Lite Monday, 5 October 2009 31 TELEVISION Filmchoice FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service Sliding Doors Film4, 9pm (1997) PETER HOWITT, who played Joey in BBC sitcom Bread, directs Gwyneth Paltrow, above with John Hannah, in this lively romcom. Gwynnie uses her flawless English accent to play a girl whose love life hinges on whether or not she catches a train. Only we see the parallel worlds... and although she lives in London shes not married to a rock star in either of them. Mystery Men ITV4, 7.40pm (1999) AN AFFECTIONATE spoof on superheroes. Ben Stiller, above centre, is Mr Furious, whose rages terrorise villains into submission, The Shoveller (William H Macy, above left), uses a spade and the Blue Raja (Hank Azaria, above right) throws, er, cutlery. But the most terrifying is Spleen, who emits noxious gases with uncanny accuracy. I had a dog like that once... The Break-Up ITV2, 11.30pm (2006) RELEASED at roughly the same time as the end of Brad and Jen, this ironically titled comedy-drama is about mismatched lovers Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, above. Shes a chic art dealer, hes a blokey bloke, and when they finally split, each refuses to move out. However, the most fun to be had is in Vaughns scenes with his Swingers co-star, Jon Favreau. Poltergeist III Five, 11pm (1988) A LITTLE girl haunted by supernatural forces moves to Chicago to live with her aunt (Nancy Allen) in a tower block -- but the spooks follow her there. This doesnt have the suspense of its predecessors, but is still worth a look. It was the third and last Poltergeist for 12-year-old Heather ORourke, above, who died soon after it was completed, fuelling stories about a curse on the movie series. wENdy SayErS BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five 10.30 This Morning (S). 12.30 Loose Women (S). 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S). 1.55 London News And Weather (S). 2.00 60 Minute Makeover (S). Sprucing up a home in Rush Green, east London. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S). With guests Tommy Steele and the cast of Mamma Mia! 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R,S). Part two of two. Barnaby continues his investigation into the art-class murder. 5.00 Britains Best Dish (S). The South West of England and Wales regional heats begin. Mark Nicholas presents. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Cain and Debbie acquire a new lodger, Sally makes it clear she has no intention of moving on any time soon, and Diane loses her temper when Marlon goes too far with Moira. 7.30 Coronation Street (S). Sally is incensed when everyone receives letters from John, while Kevin arranges a romantic break with Molly. See Soap Box 8.00 Lady In The Mask -- 10 Years On: Tonight (S). A woman who suffered horrific burns in the Paddington rail crash 10 years ago tries to travel by train for the first time since the disaster. 8.30 Coronation Street (S). Fiz stands up to Sally at the residents meeting, and an embarrassing discovery almost stops Kevin and Molly in their tracks. See Soap Box 9.00 Blue Murder (S). 5/6. Part one of two. Shaps behaviour becomes increasingly erratic as the team investigates the death of a private detective, putting his career at risk when he becomes personally involved with one of the dead mans colleagues. Meanwhile, Janine takes time off work to confront her sons truancy. Crime drama, with Nicholas Murchie and Caroline Quentin. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 Hard Target (S,HD) (1993). A tough-talking American sailor investigates sadistic hunters who stalk human prey. Jon Woos action thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Yancy Butler and Lance Henriksen. 12.20 British Touring Car Championship Highlights. Steve Rider presents action from the final round of the season, featuring races 28, 29 and 30 from Brands Hatch. With commentary by Ben Edwards and Tim Harvey; ITV News Headlines. 1.40 Loose Women (R). Broadcaster Martin Bell joins Andrea McLean, Lisa Maxwell, Carol McGiffin and Lynda Bellingham for more topical debate from a female perspective. 2.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S). Guests air their differences. 3.20 ITV Nightscreen. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). Caroline Quentin 9pm, Blue Murder 11.00 Lets Write Poetry (S). 11.20 KS1 Science Clips (S). 11.30 Henrys Wives With Terry Deary (S). 11.40 Seasonal Snapshots (S). Childrens video diaries about spring. 12.00 Daily Politics Conference Special (S). 1.00 Working Lunch (S). 1.30 Live Snooker: The Grand Prix (S). Coverage of this afternoons first-round matches at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, featuring Stephen Hendry v Matthew Selt and Peter Ebdon v Liang Wenbo. 4.30 Pointless (S). 5.15 The Hairy Bikers Food Tour Of Britain (S). The traditional cuisine of Cornwall. 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz, in which the winners of game shows work as a team to tackle new challengers hoping to win a cash prize. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing -- It Takes Two (S). Featuring an interview with the latest couple to leave and footage of rehearsals. 7.00 Live Snooker: The Grand Prix (S). Rishi Persad introduces coverage of tonights first-round matches on day three at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, featuring Shaun Murphy v Barry Pinches and Mark Allen v Ian McCulloch. The commentary team features Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne, John Virgo and Ken Doherty. 8.00 University Challenge (S). Jeremy Paxman chairs the student quiz, as teams from St Andrews and Somerville College, Oxford, compete. 8.30 MasterChef: The Professionals (S). 16/29. Gregg Wallace, Michel Roux Jr and Monica Galletti oversee proceedings as the chefs face a skills test of making butterfly prawns and a palate test of preparing pesto from scratch. 9.00 Design For Life (S). 4/6. Following the students failure to correctly interpret the previous weeks brief, Philippe Starck asks them to repeat the task. Rob Meredith struggles to get to grips with the technical aspects of his design, while Polly Firth is accused of breaking the rules. Despite the best efforts of the eight remaining hopefuls, four of them are sent home. 10.00 Home Time (S,HD). 4/6. Gaynors father decides to spruce up her room, while Beckys discovery of an age-old insult from Mel drives a wedge between the friends, forcing them to choose where their allegiances lie. Comedy, co-written by and starring Emma Fryer. 10.30 Newsnight (S). Presented by Jeremy Paxman and Gavin Esler. Followed by Weather. 11.20 Today At Conference (S). Highlights of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. 11.50 Charley Boorman: Sydney To Tokyo, By Any Means (R,S). 2/6. The adventurer travels to Papua New Guinea, where he uses a dirt bike to navigate a dangerous route. 12.50 Snooker: The Grand Prix (S). From Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. 1.40 Snooker Extra (S). 3.40 BBC News (S). 4.00 BBC Learning Zone: Schools: Taking Issue. 5.35 The RE Collection: Forgiveness (S). Polly Firth 9pm, Design For Life 11.00 Britains Deadliest Addictions (R,S); Get Me The Producer. 11.30 The Family: Teen Stories (R,S). 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 Glamour Puds (S). 1.00 Proud Parents (R,S). 1.10 Film: Always (S,HD) (1989). The ghost of a man is unable to rest until he helps his former girlfriend learn to love again. Fantasy romance, with Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter. 3.25 Countdown (S). Martin Lewis guests. 4.10 Deal Or No Deal (S). Beat-the-banker game show. 5.00 The Paul OGrady Show (S). With Harry Hill, Ricki Lake and Gladys Knight. 6.00 The Simpsons (S). 14/21. Mr Burns decides to turn a disused building into a prison -- where Homer soon finds himself an inmate. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Elliot, Kris and Nancy bond, Jake sends a message to Steph asking her to visit him, and Newt mugs an elderly woman. 7.00 News (S). 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: 4 New Sensations 2009 (S). 1/4. New series. A series of films from this years competition, run in conjunction with the Saatchi Gallery. 8.00 Dispatches: Who Took Your Pension? (S). An investigation into the pensions crisis, looking at companies that have abandoned final salary schemes. The programme also reveals the extent to which the public sector is threatened by the problem and how some private schemes have failed to deliver during the recession. 9.00 Daredevils (S). 3/5. Documentary following Dean Potter, a man who enjoys extreme slacklining, a dangerous variation on tightrope walking that he completes without a pole or safety harness. After surviving crossing several of the worlds most perilous canyons, Dean prepares for his toughest challenge yet in a bid to cement his reputation. See Ben Felsenburg 10.00 Derren Brown: How To Beat A Casino (R,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. In an extra twist, the audience member will not know if it is his or her money Derren has staked until he phones at the end of the show. 11.05 Dawn Porter: The Polygamists Wife (R,S,HD). 4/4. The presenter probes polygamy in the US, meeting a serial husband living in the wilderness, and visiting a town populated exclusively by polygamists. Last in the series. 12.10 No Angels (R,S). 1.10 Film: Romy And Micheles High School Reunion (S,HD) (1997). Comedy, starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. 2.40 Invasion (R,S). 3.20 Reaper (R,S,HD). 4.00 Channel 4 Education (S). Harry Hill 5pm, The Paul OGrady Show 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 I Own Britains Best Home 2009 (R,S). 12.40 Five News (S). 12.50 Britains Bravest (R,S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Declan struggles to fund his lawsuit against Steph. 2.15 Home And Away (S). Ruby talks to Geoff about finding her father. 2.50 I Own Britains Best Home: Flying Visits (R,S). Highlights from the property show. 3.00 Film: Agent Of Influence (S) (2002). Fact-based drama, starring Christopher Plummer and Marina Orsini. 5.00 Five News With Natasha Kaplinsky (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Morag contemplates whether Ross needs to be put in a home. 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 How Do They Do It? (R,S). Robert Llewellyn and the crew discover how Cold War military hardware is being recycled into modern everyday appliances including mobile phones and TVs. They also uncover the technology behind plasma screens and look at the key components of a great gin. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 The Gadget Show (S). In a money-saving special, Jason Bradbury tests entry-level laptops with Keith Chegwin and Joe Pasquale, and Jon Bentley examines low-cost digital cameras. Suzi Perry shows how to get hold of a cheap HD camcorder, and Ortis Deley teams up with Dominic Littlewood to look for the best-value TV on the market. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 FlashForward (S). 2/22. Mark and Demetri track down a suspect in Utah who could be connected to the global blackout, and Olivia comes face to face with the man from her disturbing vision. Meanwhile, the Benfords daughter Charlie struggles to cope in the aftermath of her own experience. Sci-fi drama, starring Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Sonya Walger and Lennon Wynn. 10.00 Ross Nobles Australian Trip (S). 2/6. The comedian travels across New South Wales, through the towns of Wagga, Wollongong and Taree. Ross then moves on to the seaside city of Newcastle, before arriving at Parliament House in the Australian capital Canberra. 11.00 Poltergeist III (S) (1988). Psychic youngster Carol Anne is once again beset by supernatural forces. Horror sequel, starring Heather ORourke and Tom Skerritt. See Film Choice 12.50 SuperCasino. Live interactive gaming, featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 3.00 NASCAR. The Price Chopper 400. 3.55 NHRA Drag Racing (R). The OReilly Mid-South Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Home And Away (R,S). Keith Chegwin 8pm, The Gadget Show 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