TELEVISION Filmchoice FILM RATINGS excellent very good good average poor KEY (R)repeat (S)subtitles on text service STEPHEN MARR BBC2 ITV1 Channel 4 Five London Lite Wednesday, 28 October 2009 27 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). A home transformation in Preston. 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (S). Features, music and conversation. 3.59 London Weather (S). 4.00 Midsomer Murders (R,S). Part one of two. Barnaby and Scott uncover corruption, sexual scandal and financial mismanagement in Midsomer St Michael. Concludes tomorrow. 5.00 Britains Best Dish (S). The seven winning desserts are re-created. 6.00 London Tonight (S); Weather. 6.30 ITV Evening News (S); Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale (S). Charity returns to the village, claiming she cannot leave Debbie behind, and the Bishop intervenes in the conflict between Sally and Vincent. See Soap Box 7.30 Coronation Street (S). Kevin is furious to learn Pam knows about his affair with Molly. Michelle attracts the attention of two different men without leaving her flat, while Maria and Tony celebrate. 8.00 Midsomer Murders (S). The sleepy hamlet of Little Worthy is shaken when a mans body is found tied down in a miniature village just like the literary character Gulliver in classic book Gullivers Travels. As the investigation begins, Barnaby has no shortage of suspects, including the victims recently jilted partner -- a teacher whose classroom is full of paintings about the book -- his teenage lover, a caretaker and a hotel owner. But the case takes a twist when the killer strikes again amid the chaos of the annual fancy-dress boat race. Detective drama, guest starring Jesse Birdsall and Olivia Colman, with John Nettles and Jason Hughes. 10.00 News At Ten And Weather (S). 10.30 London News And Weather (S). 10.35 Cops With Cameras (R,S). 2/4. Police in Wales carry out a dawn raid that ends with a drug dealer being apprehended, while officers embark on a dramatic chase to capture a man believed to be armed with a knife. 11.35 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Action Stations (R,S). A look at the work of fighter pilots and ground troops in Afghanistan. 12.30 Nightwatch With Steve Scott: Emergency (R,S). Documentary following fire crews and paramedics; ITV News Headlines. 1.20 Loose Women (R). With Belinda Carlisle. 2.10 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S). Guests air their differences. 3.05 Make Me An Apprentice: Tonight (R). 3.30 ITV Nightscreen. 5.30 ITV Morning News (S). Olivia Colman 8pm, Midsomer Murders 10.35 Gastronuts (R,S). 11.05 The Flintstones (R,S). 11.30 Daily Politics (S). 1.00 See Hear (S). 1.30 Working Lunch (S). The latest business news from the City. 2.00 Lifeline (R,S). Appeal on behalf of the Blue Cross. 2.15 Animal Park (R,S). Elvis the baby camel tries to stand. 3.00 Diagnosis Murder (R,S). Jesse witnesses a suspicious death. 3.45 Flog It! (R,S). From Wolverhampton. 4.30 Are You An Egghead? (S). Past quiz show winners compete to join Eggheads. 5.15 Escape To The Country (S). A retired couple look for a rural retreat. 6.00 Eggheads (S). Quiz, hosted by Jeremy Vine, in which the winners of famous game shows work as a team to tackle a new set of challengers. 6.30 Strictly Come Dancing -- It Takes Two (S). Claudia Winkleman assesses how the contestants are shaping up for Saturday. 7.00 Coast (R,S). 5/8. At RAF Valley on the Isle of Anglesey, Neil Oliver is put through a rigorous course at the fighter pilot training school. He also discovers Llandudnos claim to fame as one of the inspirations behind Alices Adventures In Wonderland. Elsewhere, Hermione Cockburn learns the secrets behind Blackpools success as a tourist destination. 8.00 Natural World (S). 1/14. New series. Biologist Lynn Rogers uses a controversial technique -- giving food to wild black bears to gain their trust -- and follows a family of four of the animals over a year in and around the forests of northern Minnesota. She aims to provide an intimate portrait of the lives and habits of these creatures. 9.00 Andrew Marrs The Making Of Modern Britain (S,HD). 1/6. New series. Andrew Marr provides an insight into Britain at the dawn of the 20th century, highlighting the key moments of the era with archive footage and anecdotes. He takes a look back at the country mourning the death of Queen Victoria, and fighting against the Boers in South Africa. See Ben Felsenburg 10.00 Never Mind The Buzzcocks (S). 5/14. Frank Skinner hosts the comedy music quiz with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding. The guests joining them are dance superstar Calvin Harris, comedian Jon Richardson, presenter Fearne Cotton, and hip-hop singer Tinchy Stryder. 10.30 Newsnight (S). With Jeremy Paxman. Followed by Weather. 11.20 Alan Whickers Journey Of A Lifetime (R,S). 1/4. The journalist looks back on the highlights of his TV career, revisiting some of his most famous interviewees and favourite haunts. In the first edition, he travels to the city of Venice. 12.20 An Island Parish (R,S). The Rev David Easton takes a surprising role in the pantomime, and the worst winter for years raises doubts about the future of Sara and her romance with Gregg. 12.50 BBC News (S). 4.15 Close. Fearne Cotton 10pm, Never Mind The Buzzcocks 10.00 Film: The Water Babies (S) (1978). Childrens adventure, starring James Mason. 11.45 Science Scams (R,S). 12.00 News At Noon (S). 12.30 Without A Trace (R,S). 1.20 Film: Bogus (S,HD) (1996). A cynical businesswoman takes in a seven-year-old orphan, who finds comfort in an imaginary friend. Comedy, with Whoopi Goldberg and Haley Joel Osment. 3.25 Countdown (S). Jane Moore guests. 4.10 Deal Or No Deal: Trick Or Treat (S). 5.00 The Paul OGrady Show (S). With guests Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Newton Faulkner. 6.00 The Simpsons (R,S). 11/21. Lisa takes out a restraining order against Bart, while Grampa is hurt in an incident with a garden gnome. 6.30 Hollyoaks (S,HD). Newt visits Rae at home, and though she does not recognise him, she is intrigued by his belief that he saw her die. 7.00 News (S). 7.55 3 Minute Wonder: The Wall (S). 3/4. Veteran French street artist Blek Le Rat paints a mysterious wall somewhere in Britain. 8.00 Ruth Watsons Hotel Rescue (S). 5/6. The hospitality expert visits Margate to help a couple of property developers who have taken on the project of regenerating a bed and breakfast and turning it into luxury accommodation. However, with the property now devalued, and after a 100,000 investment to provide the best design for the bedrooms, the couple are in urgent need of income. 9.00 Did Heston Change Little Chef? (S). Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal returns to Hampshire to revisit the branch of Little Chef in Popham he tried to revitalise with a new menu six months ago, to assess whether the scheme has been successful with the public. See Ben Felsenburg 10.00 True Blood (S,HD). 4/12. A second murder, that of a barmaid at Merlottes, takes place in the town and Jason becomes the prime suspect -- but Tara provides him with an alibi. Knowing that both the victims had visited the Fangtasia vampire club, Sookie asks Bill to take her there to find evidence that will prove her brothers innocence. Drama, starring Stephen Moyer. 11.15 Generation Kill (S,HD). 4/7. The 1st Reconnaissance Battalion regroups at a captured airfield while waiting for the other American and coalition troops, and Bravo comes under heavy fire on its way north. 12.35 4Music: Wilco: Ashes Of American Flags (R,S,HD). The Chicago-based group perform. 1.05 4Music: The Worlds Greatest Pop Star: Take That (R,S). 2.00 4Music: This Weeks 4Music Top 20. 3.50 Invasion (R,S). 4.30 St Elsewhere (R). 5.20 Countdown (R,S). Stephen Moyer 10pm, True Blood 10.45 Trisha Goddard (R,S). 11.45 Diet Doctors: Inside And Out (R,S). 12.40 Five News (S). 12.50 How To Be A Property Developer (R,S). 1.45 Neighbours (S). Sunny tries to sabotage the debutante ball. 2.15 Home And Away (S). Angelo breaks the news about Grants murder. 2.50 I Own Britains Best Home: Flying Visits (R,S). Highlights from the property show. 3.00 The Family Recipe (R,S). 3.10 Film: Mystery Woman: Sing Me A Murder (S) (2005). Drama, with Kellie Martin. 5.00 Five News With Natasha Kaplinsky (S). 5.30 Neighbours (R,S). 6.00 Home And Away (R,S). Aden tries to teach a distracted Geoff how to pilot a boat. 6.25 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 Highland Emergency (R,S). The crew from RAF Lossiemouth braves 100mph winds to rescue an injured climber on Scotlands third highest mountain, while a sudden change in the weather causes visibility problems for an HMS Gannet helicopter pilot as he transfers a medical team to an emergency in Glasgow. Followed by Five News Update. 8.00 Britains Best Brain (S). New series. Zo Ball and Jamie Theakston present the game show in which contestants have their memory, coordination, calculation, recognition and risk-taking skills tested. In the first episode, a newly qualified doctor, a mother-of-nine, an immigration officer, a programmer, and a finance assistant compete. Followed by Five News At 9. 9.00 Collateral Damage (S) (2002). A heroic firefighter is plunged into the world of international terrorism when his wife and child are killed in a horrific attack. Disillusioned with the progress of the official investigation, he decides to take on the villains himself, and jets off to Colombia on a dangerous revenge mission, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas and Cliff Curtis. Including Five News Update. 11.10 Vice Squad (R,S). 3/6. The Metropolitan Police Vice Unit investigates illegal brothels operating in London, and hears the case of a woman who was forced to have sex with up to 30 men a day. 12.10 Poker (S). The World Open V. 1.35 SuperCasino. Live interactive gaming. 3.00 Summer X Games. Extreme sports. 3.55 Grand American Racing. Action from the Grand Prix of Miami. 4.45 Challenge Tour Golf. 5.10 Neighbours (R,S). 5.35 Home And Away (R,S). Zo Ball 8pm, Britains Best Brain Reservoir Dogs Five USA, 10pm (1992) QUENTIN TARANTINO brings together a swag of excellent actors for this amazing heist-gone-wrong film. Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth, above, share the central roles as Mr White and Mr Orange. Chris Penn, above centre, Steve Buscemi and Tarantino make this required viewing for anyone who loves film, dialogue and good old-fashioned death. Oceans Twelve ITV2, 10pm (2004) THE first film was good but the second has even grander plans. Its three years after their first heist, and Danny and the boys thought they could live off their ill- gotten gains. But Terry Benedict wants his money back, and the only way they can give it to him is to steal more from someone else. Stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney, above. Flight Of The Phoenix Film4, 6.50pm (2004) A GROUP of air crash survivors in the Mongolian desert realise that their only chance of staying alive is to build a new plane out of the wreckage of the old one. Despite featuring a fine cast -- including Giovanni Ribisi, Hugh Laurie, Dennis Quaid and Miranda Otto, above -- this film fails to fly any higher than the 1965 original. Jaws: The Revenge ITV4, 11.05pm (1987) SIR MICHAEL CAINE, above, might be considered a doyen of British cinema now -- and rightly so, with two Academy Awards above his fireplace -- but this movie harks back to the days when he starred in horrific stinkers. The least said about this waste of film stock the better, except that its worthwhile viewing for film students -- to show them what NOT to do. 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.html