[Seven/7:30pm] It Takes Two.
[Seven/9:30pm] All Saints. “Some Kinds of Love.” Jack turns his back on a young man in his time of need. Cate’s bravery brings her into the firing line. An emotional sexual assault case becomes a medical mystery.
[Seven/10:30pm] Miss Universe Pageant. In its 56th year this glamorous event showcases these beautiful and talented women representing their countries on stage as they do throughout the year in their everyday lives. Coming direct from Mexico City- witness this spectacular competition which has become a fixture of TV pop culture. With more than 80 countries from around the world represented, each contestant will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of MISS UNIVERSE 2007.
[Seven/12:30pm] Mile High. Rpt.
[SBS/1:00pm] Movie: My Mother Likes Women (Spain 2002) Sofía is a classical pianist. The daughters are shocked when they find out their mother’s lover is not only much younger, but a woman named Eliska, a Czech immigrant and fellow pianist. Many comedic moments ensue as the daughters struggle to come to terms with their mother’s choice: thinking that Eliska is a gold-digger. Sofía’s youngest daughter tries to seduce Eliska. This film has won 5 awards in film festivals across the world; Best Film at the 2002 Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and a Golden Egret for Best Actress (Leonor Watling) at the 2002 Miami Hispanic Film Festival. Directed by Inés París and Daniela Fejerman, and stars Leonor Watling and Eliska Sirová (From Spain, in Spanish, English subtitles) (Drama) (2002) (Rpt) M (A,S) WS
[SBS/7:30pm] Insight – SBS Television’s Australian current affairs program, presented by Jenny Brockie. (An SBS Production, in English) (Rpt) CC WS
[SBS/8:30pm] The Anti-Americas takes a whimsical, yet serious look at the estrangement between Europe and America. The film begins in Dublin at a session of Leviathan, a spirited series of pub debates, where we sense the post-Iraq resentment toward America. An opening sequence follows, featuring vox pop and a variety of pungent talking heads. The Anti-Americas then heads off to France, to visit the studios of Les Guignols de l’Info, or News Puppets – hilariously satirical giant marionettes who travesty the evening news. America is represented by a series of Sylvester Stallone puppets, “les Slys”, who symbolize the reach of American power militarily, economically, and even in the religious world. They attend a session of one of the nineteen Ministry of Culture committees charged with replacing English words for French ones and hear commentary from historian Tony Judt and philosopher Pascal Bruckner. A trip to the small southern city of Montauban, famed for its fresh local produce, reveals a deeply insecure society worried about the incursions of McDonalds, and the loss of leisure time and French joie de vivre, in favour of work-too-hard entrepreneurial capitalism. They pay a visit to the Lycée Henri IV, an exclusive Parisian school that grooms the future elites of France. Here, the children offer drawings and essays about America’s behaviour in the world, and the news is not encouraging for transatlantic friendship. Soldiers kill Iraqis, Americans are fat and illiterate, and we’re “massacring the planet”, as one sweet-faced girl says. After a horrible Nazi occupation and fifty years of Communism, the Poles are very conscious that they could be vulnerable to nasty neighbours, and they see the US as a strong protector. However, America’s visa policy keeps the number of Poles admitted to the US to a manageable number. The Poles take this as a slap in the face from an old friend – doubly insulting, since Poland sent troops to Iraq on the US’ behalf. It all comes together metaphorically speaking in the English Jerry Springer the Opera, summing up the ambivalence the British feel for America with a KKK chorus line and fat men dressed as babies. It’s a mixture of sneering, but also genuine affection for the vitality of what the US offers to the rest of the world.
[SBS/10:05pm] Vernon, Florida – The eccentric residents of the Southern swamp town of Vernon, Florida discuss turkey-hunting, gator-grunting, and the meaning of life. There is a taste of Samuel Beckett in the film’s droll tone of forlorn hopefulness and something of Buster Keaton in the spacious frames and exquisitely deadpan comic timing. The film is a philosophical slapstick, a film as odd and mysterious as its subjects. Directed by Errol Morris (From the US, in English) (Documentary) (1985) G
[Nine/7:30pm] Crime and Justice. Series Return.
[Nine/8:00pm] Neighbours at War. Premiere.
[Nine/8:30pm] CSI NY. “And here’s to you Mrs Azrael.”
[Nine/9:30pm] Movie: The Castle. (AUS 1997)
[ABC/8:00pm] Choir Of Hard Knocks. It’s a race against time to get the Christmas CD recorded, but all the effort is evidently worthwhile when the choir hear the results played back to them – it’s the most emotional moment of the journey for Jonathon so far.
[ABC/9:20pm] Foreign Correspondent
[ABC/11:35pm] Absolute Power : Pope Idol. Prentiss McCabe takes part in a charity football tournament and then adds to their client list the Archbishop of York, and Charles is interested in the case of a brilliant young Welsh footballer. CAST: Stephen Fry, John Bird. Rpt.
[ABC/12:05am Wed] Nighty Night. Jill decides to infiltrate Cath and Don’s marriage further by inviting Don around for dinner. Meanwhile, from hospital, Terry tries to get in touch with Jill, but she continues to ignore his calls. CAST: Julia Davis, Angus Deayton.
[Ten/7:30pm] The All New Simpsons. “Little Big Girl.”
[Ten/8:30pm] NCIS. “Skeletons”
[Ten/9:30pm] Numb3rs. “Brutus”
[Fox8/9:30pm] On the Lot. Film Premiere Show.
[Movie One/9:30pm] Movie: Jimmy Glick in La La Wood. (US 2004) Martin Short.