London Lite Friday, 16 October 2009 25 TELEVISION FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five Filmchoice East Is East E4, 11pm (1999) RACISM, despotism, even Bollywood are targets in this lively comedy-drama, one of the first to tackle the complexities of multicultural Britain. A Pakistani father in the Seventies (Om Puri) struggles to persuade his seven children, including Jimi Mistry, above, to follow his strict Muslim ways. Watch out for the amorous Great Dane (well you would, wouldnt you?)! Deadly Pursuit BBC1, 11.40pm (1988) GOOD to see veteran Sidney Poitier -- back after a 10-year absence -- as a city- based FBI agent seeking the help of a mountain guide (Tom Berenger, above left with Poitier) to track down a killer in the American wilderness. Spectacular scenery, but its a shame Poitier wasnt able to find a better vehicle for his comeback than this routine chase thriller. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Fiver, 9pm (2008) A RAPID release to TV for the third film in the franchise. Colonel Johnny Rico, played by Casper Van Dien, above, was missing in action in the middle film (presumably he found a better role somewhere. Anywhere). But hes back now, and STILL battling alien insects. Gooey special effects, but the plot keeps veering off to make heavy-handed parallels to 9/11 and the Iraq war. Raw Deal ITV4, 10pm (1986) YOU might think youve switched on the wrong movie when you see Arnold Schwarzenegger, above, in a domestic drama, as a small-town sheriff with an alcoholic wife. But soon hes persuaded by an FBI chief whose son was killed by a mafia boss to exact revenge. Mmm... the worlds most notorious criminals v Arnie, back to his Heckler & Koch-toting self. I wonder who will win? wENdy SayErS 10.30 This Morning (S). 12.30 Loose Women (S). With Jimmy Osmond. 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S). 1.55 London News And Weather (S). 2.00 60 Minute Makeover (S). A home transformation in Romford, Essex. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S). With guests UB40. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R,S). Part one of two. Barnaby investigates a murder. 5.00 Britains Best Dish (S). Ed Baines, Jilly Goolden and John Burton Race judge the efforts of amateur cooks in the final of the South East regional heats. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Mark accuses Faye of using Cain to make him jealous, Ashley is advised to avoid meddling in Vincent and Sallys relationship, and Nikhil hands in his notice at the factory. 7.30 Coronation Street (S). Luke offers Rosie everything she wants, Tony surprises Maria as they pay their respects to Liam, while Teresa fails to impress Dev. See Soap Box 8.00 Thrifty Ways For Modern Days: Tonight (S). Money-saving expert Martin Lewis goes head to head with one of the countrys most thrifty women to see whether he can match her wartime austerity tips and benefit families struggling in the current economic climate. 8.30 Coronation Street (S). Maria and Tony try to celebrate their news quietly. See Soap Box 9.00 Benidorm (S). 3/6. The Oracle gets the runaround from a blind date, and Brandy seduces Mateo when Martin is not paying attention. Mel sets his heart on buying local tourist spot Peacock Island but must first find the mysterious owner. Comedy, with Johnny Vegas, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jake Canuso and Sheridan Smith. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 The Last Samurai (S) (2003). An American soldier training the Japanese army joins the rebel samurai warriors he was hired to fight. Historical adventure, with Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe. Followed by ITV News Headlines. 1.15 Film: The First $20million Is Always The Hardest (S) (2002). An idealistic executive decides to quit his job to do something more meaningful, and soon sets to work on an exciting new project -- but jealous rivals and old enemies are determined to put a stop to his enterprise. Comedy, starring Adam Garcia and Rosario Dawson. 3.05 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information about forthcoming ITV programmes, features and special events, plus news from the world of entertainment. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). Johnny Vegas 9pm, Benidorm 11.00 Just So Darwin (S). 11.15 KS1 Science Clips (S); My Favourite Subject. 11.25 Something Special (S). 11.40 China Stories (S). 12.00 Daily Politics (S). 12.30 Working Lunch (S). 1.00 Gymnastics (S). Gabby Logan presents highlights of the World Championships. 3.00 Diagnosis Murder (R,S). A woman claims an alien killed her husband. 3.45 Flog It! Ten Of The Best (S). Objects highlighting the best of Victorian design. 4.30 Are You An Egghead? (S). Past quiz show winners compete to join Eggheads. 5.15 Escape To The Country (S). 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing -- It Takes Two (S). Analysis of the pro- celebrity couples progress as they prepare for tomorrow nights show. Including Claudia Winklemans report from the studio rehearsals. 7.00 Live Gymnastics (S). Gabby Logan presents coverage of the World Championships from the O2 arena in London, where Britains Becky Downie will be hoping to be in action in the womens all-around final. Commentary by Matt Baker, Mitch Fenner and Christine Still, with analysis from Craig Heap. 8.30 Gardeners World (R,S,HD). 22/23. Toby Buckland explains which plants need special protection from the cold of winter, while Joe Swift is on hand to suggest the best ways to keep them alive through the season. Toby then harvests his pumpkins and offers tips how viewers can store their crop, while Carol Klein discusses how trees and plants become dormant in autumn. 9.00 Autumnwatch 2009 (S). 3/8. Chris Packham and Kate Humble visit a wildlife hospital to report on the care provided for sick and injured animals. Simon King views the arrival of thousands of migrating barnacle geese, while Martin Hughes-Games and Gordon Buchanan discuss more viewers stories of nature in their area. 10.00 Autumnwatch Unsprung (S). 3/8. Martin Hughes-Games chairs a discussion of the themes and issues raised in the main Autumnwatch programme, as members of the audience take the opportunity to quiz the shows presenters Kate Humble, Chris Packham and Simon King, who share secrets of how wildlife is caught on camera. 10.30 Newsnight (S). 11.00 Newsnight Review (S). Followed by Weather. 11.35 Later With Jools Holland (S). 5/10. Performances by American blues musician Seasick Steve, Australian hard rockers Wolfmother, and post-punk group Magazine. Paloma Faith and soul singer Jimmy Ruffin also appear. 12.40 Medium (R,S). 1.20 Medium (R,S). 2.05 Film: The Damned (S) (1963). Sci-fi thriller, starring Oliver Reed and Macdonald Carey. 3.40 Close. Gabby Logan 7pm, Live Gymnastics 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). Classic British desserts. 1.05 Whats In A Word? (R,S). The origins of spoken English. 1.15 Back To You (R,S,HD). Kelly casts doubt on Chucks parenting abilities. 1.45 Film: Texas Lady (S) (1955). Western, starring Claudette Colbert. 3.25 Countdown (S). With Penny Smith. 4.10 Deal Or No Deal (S). Game show, with Noel Edmonds. 5.00 The Paul OGrady Show (S). With Natalie Cassidy and Daniella Westbrook. 6.00 The Simpsons (R,S). 3/21. Lisa is teased by her classmates for having a weight problem. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Nancy accuses Hannah of writing to Jake, and tells her to move out. Meanwhile, the Roys fail to pay their rent and Neville gives them their notice. 7.00 News (S). 7.35 Unreported World (S). 4/10. Jenny Kleeman reports from the west African country of Liberia, where the end of the civil war in 2003 did not end the abuse of children that began during the conflict. In the capital Monrovia, she meets a six-year-old girl who was abducted and raped a fortnight earlier. See Ben Felsenburg 8.00 Jamies American Road Trip (R,S,HD). 1/6. Crusading chef Jamie Oliver meets former gangsters, cowboys and high-society women as he embarks on a culinary journey to discover the heart and soul of America. He begins in Los Angeles, where he departs from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to sample Mexican dishes away from the bright lights. 9.00 Rude Tube (S). 2/3. Clips including formation shepherding, two camels in a car, sex tips from a cantaloupe melon, Saudi Arabian sandal surfers and an extraordinary penguin escape feature in Alex Zanes showcase of the worlds most popular funny, bizarre and downright rude internet videos. 10.00 Peep Show (S,HD). 5/6. Mark and Jeremy decide to throw one last party before the birth of Sophies baby, hoping it will provide them with an opportunity to reignite their relationships with Dobby and Elena. 10.35 The IT Crowd (R,S). 5/6. Jen loses concentration in a meeting because of an uncomfortable bra, so Moss decides to invent one that will not be such a distraction. 11.10 True Blood (R,S,HD). 2/12. Bill saves Sookie from the Rattrays, and uses his vampire blood to heal her though she suffers strange side effects. In return, the barmaid invites him to her house to meet Jason, Tara and Gran. 12.25 4Music: Bloc Party -- Live And Intimate (R,S,HD). 12.55 Friends (R,S). 1.20 Friends (R,S). 1.45 Film: Khuda Kay Liye (2007). Premiere. Drama, starring Shaan and Iman Ali. 4.35 Beach Volleyball (S). 5.25 Countdown (R,S). Jamie Oliver 8pm, Jamies American Road Trip 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). Elle tries to be more spontaneous. 2.15 Home And Away (S). 2.50 I Own Britains Best Home: Flying Visits (R,S). Highlights from the property show. 3.05 Film: Journey Of The Heart (S) (1997). A single mother struggles to make sure her musically gifted autistic son leads a normal life. Drama, starring Cybill Shepherd and Stephen Lang. 5.00 Five News (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Charlie is determined to get revenge on Grant and starts investigating unsolved sexual assault cases. 6.30 Live From Studio Five (S). Ian Wright, Melinda Messenger and Kate Walsh host the magazine show featuring showbiz gossip. 7.30 Highland Emergency (R,S). A diver is pulled from Loch Fyne but left stranded on a stretch of beach. A lorry is balanced on a ridge above the A9 after skidding on ice and starts sinking into the muddy slope, and when two boys are reported missing on the banks of Loch Lomond the areas dense woodland makes the search difficult. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 Brighton Beach Patrol (S). The circus brings trouble to town as two clowns are reported stealing shoes, and the trapeze artists ignore doctors fears that their act is too dangerous. Lifeguards find two budgies, a sweet shop assistant earns extra cash to fund her party lifestyle, and a traffic warden scours the streets looking for offenders. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 NCIS (R,S). 22/24. A blind man unwittingly photographs evidence of a murder, leading Jethro and the team to the corpse of a petty officer who has been stabbed with a knife left at the scene. Further evidence indicates his death was not the result of a random mugging -- but finding a motive proves difficult. Meanwhile, Tony has relationship problems. Mark Harmon stars. 10.00 FlashForward (R,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. 11.00 Law And Order: Special Victims Unit (R,S). 2/25. Stabler and Benson enlist the help of Dr Huang to find a connection between a pharmaceutical firms illegal marketing campaign and the deaths of two high-school students. 12.00 SuperCasino. 4.00 The FBI Files (R,S). A chance to look behind the scenes at the Bureaus crime laboratory. 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R,S). The work of an animal sanctuary. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Home And Away (R,S). Mark Harmon 9pm, NCIS 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.html