London Lite Monday, 12 October 2009 25 TELEVISION Filmchoice FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service Glory Five, 11pm (1989) COLONEL Robert Gould Shaw had an unenviable task during Americas Civil War. He was put in charge of the Union Armys first company of volunteer black soldiers. His problem was not training or discipline but prejudice -- not only from the Confederate enemy but from within his own brothers in arms. Stars Matthew Broderick, above, and Denzel Washington. Monsters Ball Film4, 11.15pm (2002) DONT confuse this film with popular kids flick Monsters Inc (2001)... you really dont want to be answering any innocent questions after the gymnastic sex scene between Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton, above. The story follows a racist prison guard who has to re-evaluate his feelings after falling for the black wife of a prisoner he executed. The Scorpion King ITV4, 8.15pm (2002) WRESTLING star The Rock, above with co-star Kelly Hu, stars in this spin-off of The Mummy franchise. Hes not a great actor but makes up for it by looking invincible. And you couldnt ask for more special effects if you tried. The film is one eye-popping action sequence after another. Not thought-provoking, but entertaining. The Amityville Horror ITV1, 10.35pm (2005) THE original 1979 film was passed off as a true story, and the resulting box office takings were robust. Not surprisingly, the marketing team for this sub-standard remake tried once again to dupe the public into thinking that the film was based on actual events. Not even horror fans get fooled twice. In every way, this film is inferior to the original. Stars Rachel Nichols, above. STEPHEN MARR BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five 10.30 This Morning (S). With Joan Collins and Jeffrey Archer. 12.30 Loose Women (S). 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 Gravesend, Kent. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S). With the Saturdays and Brian Turner. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R,S). Part one of two. A horse whisperer disappears in Newton Magna. Concludes on Monday. 5.00 Britains Best Dish (S). The South East of England regional heats begin. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Laurel begins to suspect Sally of maliciously preying on Ashleys sympathies, Chas tries to secure a job at the factory and Holly continues to toy with Aarons affections. 7.30 Coronation Street (S). Lloyd tries to hide his night with Teresa from Liz, and Tyrone asks Kevin for advice about Mollys recent behaviour. See Soap Box 8.00 Why Did My Son Die? Tonight (S). The mother of the 200th British soldier to die in Afghanistan asks whether enough is being done to protect the troops on the battlefield. 8.30 Coronation Street (S). Liz and Teresas argument over Lloyd ends in violence. Kevin tries to allay Tyrones fear that Molly is having an affair, and Luke receives a devastating call. See Soap Box 9.00 Blue Murder (S). Part two of two. Following Shaps confession that he was protecting a murder suspect, the investigation goes up a gear in pursuit of the real killer, and Janine struggles to find time to make amends with son Tom. Drama, starring Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Nicholas Murchie and Kieran OBrien. Last in the series. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 The Amityville Horror (S) (2005). A family moves into a new home, but finds its grisly past intruding on the present. Horror remake, based on a true story, starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George. See Film Choice 12.15 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Mystery (R,S). Reopening the files and casebooks on some of Britains most notorious murders and infamous criminals, taking a new look at unsolved mysteries; ITV News Headlines. 1.10 Loose Women (R). Gloria Hunniford, Nicky Campbell and Mark Moraghan join Kate Thornton and the panel for more topical studio discussion from a female perspective. 1.55 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S). 2.50 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based guide to forthcoming programmes. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). 11.00 Big Slam Poetry (S). 11.20 KS1 Science Clips (S); Star*Poems: Steamy Shower. 11.30 Henrys Wives With Terry Deary (S). 11.40 Seasonal Snapshots (S). 12.00 Daily Politics. 12.30 Working Lunch (S). 1.00 All Saints (S). New series. The day of Ben and Brons wedding arrives. 1.45 Animal Park (R,S). 2.30 Open House (R,S). 3.00 Diagnosis Murder (R,S). 3.45 Flog It! Ten Of The Best (S). 4.30 Are You An Egghead? (S). New series. Past quiz show winners compete to join Eggheads. 5.15 Escape To The Country (S). With Jules Hudson. 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz show. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing -- It Takes Two (S). Claudia Winkleman hosts the daily fanzine devoted to the ballroom dancing show, featuring an interview with the couple voted off on Saturday and footage of rehearsals. 7.00 Coal House At War (S). New series in which three families from the Welsh valleys give up their modern comforts and travel back in time to 1944 to face the hardships of life in the Second World War. 7.30 Saving Britains Past (S). 7/7. Tom Dyckhoff examines the history of Brick Lane through the experiences of people who lived and played there. Last in the series. 8.00 University Challenge (S). Emmanuel College, Cambridge takes on Regents Park College, Oxford in a first-round match of the quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. 8.30 MasterChef: The Professionals (S). 21/29. In the first of the semi-finals, the two winners from the second quarter- final compete. Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace present. 9.15 Design For Life (S). 5/6. The remaining four students meet the Starck agencys model maker Jean-Philippe, who assesses each of their designs. He is sceptical about the central mechanism for Trevors idea and tells Isla to start again from scratch, before giving them a 48 hour-deadline in which to make the necessary changes. 10.15 Dragons Den Online (S). 5/6. Dom Byrne presents as Shaf Rasul and Julie Meyer are asked to invest in a number of ventures, including an exercise machine from Hayrat Akhmetov and his father Zinnoor. Among the other ideas are Richard Nichollss spin-clean-brushes and Michael Corbetts tap brackets. 10.30 Newsnight (S). Followed by Weather. 11.20 RTS Huw Wheldon Lecture 2009 (S). Phil Redmond, creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks, gives his perspective on the future of childrens television. 12.10 BBC News (S). 4.00 BBC Learning Zone: Witness: Apartheid, South Africa. 5.00 The First Black Britons (R). 11.00 Lifeproof TV (R,S). 11.30 The Family: Teen Stories (R,S). 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 Glamour Puds (S). 1.00 Supporting Acts (R,S). The drapes master. 1.10 Film: S1m0ne (S) (2002). A failing director creates a virtual reality actor who takes the unsuspecting media by storm. Comedy, with Al Pacino and Catherine Keener. 3.25 Countdown (S). With Penny Smith. 4.10 Deal Or No Deal (S). Beat-the-banker game show. 5.00 The Paul OGrady Show (S). Author Jackie Collins joins the comedian for the daily entertainment show. 6.00 The Simpsons (S). 19/21. After watching a film about the apocalypse, Homer is convinced the end is nigh. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Ravi and Leila (Lena Kaur) worry about their finances, Newt persuades Anita not to turn herself in to the police, and a visitor arrives to see Jake. 7.00 News (S). 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: Frieze Films. A hypnotist guides viewers through their worst nightmares, revealing the economic decline as a state of psychosis through the idea of an invisible hand, which symbolises a faith in self-regulation. 8.00 The Enemy Within (S). Joe Bullmans drama-documentary explores the similarities between an anarchist insurgency that took place in London in 1892, and the modern- day war on terror. Through a series of interviews and performances by young British Muslims, parallels are drawn between two communities in conflict with their fundamental values. See Ben Felsenburg 9.00 The Human Spider Returns: Daredevils (S). 4/5. Documentary following 47-year-old free-climber Alain Robert, who has scaled buildings including the Jin Mao skyscraper in Shanghai and the Federation Tower in Moscow. This programme includes behind-the- scenes footage of the father-of- threes attempt to climb Malaysias 88-storey Petronas Towers. 10.00 Ugly Betty (S,HD). 15/24. Fashion week causes problems for the staff at Mode, with Betty having to divide her time between her Yeti assignment and working with a new designer. Wilhelminas relationship with Connor begins to have a negative effect on her work, and there is a new arrival at the magazine. America Ferrera stars. 11.00 Wife Swap USA (S). New series. An evangelical Christian from North Carolina trades places with a former Mormon from California, who enjoys hosting pole-dancing parties with her husband. 12.00 No Angels (R,S). Anji returns home from her travels. 1.00 Film: Sholay (1975). Two convicts are recruited to capture a fearsome bandit. Musical adventure, with Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. 4.00 Channel 4 Education (R,S). 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 Breaking Into Tesco (R,S). 12.40 Five News (S). 12.50 How To Be A Property Developer (R,S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Lucas plots a scheme to help the police catch Johnno. 2.15 Home And Away (S). 2.50 I Own Britains Best Home: Flying Visits (R,S). Highlights from the property show. 3.00 The Family Recipe (R,S). With Ken Hom. 3.10 Film: Plague City: Sars In Toronto (S) (2005). Fact-based drama, starring Kari Matchett. 5.00 Five News With Natasha Kaplinsky (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Nicole fabricates a medical emergency so she can see Sid, Jai feels betrayed by Annie, and Miles is devastated. 6.30 Live From Studio Five (S). Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show featuring showbiz gossip. 7.30 How Do They Do It? (R,S). Robert Llewellyn and the team explore how a tiny glass filament -- the size of a human hair -- can carry phone calls and Internet traffic around the world at a speed of 300 million metres per second. Plus, the town in China that produces 80 per cent of the worlds zips -- more than 200,000 km a year. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 The Gadget Show (S). The presenters are challenged to design applications for smartphones, with Suzi Perry creating a game called Biker Blast Off, while Jason Bradbury opts to make a social networking tool. Jon Bentley examines motoring safety features and finds out whether they are necessary, while Ortis Deley investigates headphones. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 FlashForward (S). 3/22. Mark and Janis travel to Germany, where they meet an imprisoned Nazi who claims to have information about the blackouts, while Aaron pleads with Benford to have his daughters body exhumed so he can test her DNA. Meanwhile, an anonymous tip leads Demetri to believe his deepest fears about his future are about to be confirmed. Joseph Fiennes stars. 10.00 Ross Nobles Australian Trip (S). 3/6. The comedian begins the third stretch of his journey. He travels from Bathurst to Adelaide and then Melbourne, visiting a winery at the top of Mount Panorama racetrack and annoying Japanese tourists by trying to sneak into their photographs and pretending to steal their cameras. He also visits a volleyball beach. 11.00 Glory (S) (1989). Fact-based drama chronicling the story of the first black regiment to fight in the American Civil War, and the officer given the job of training the men and leading them into battle. Starring Denzel Washington,Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick and Cary Elwes. See Film Choice 1.15 SuperCasino. 3.00 NASCAR. The Pepsi 500. 3.55 Race And Rally UK. 4.45 Motorsport Mundial. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Home And Away (R,S).