Tue June 5

[Nine/7:30pm] Crime and Justice. It’s husband versus wife: Deborah’s ex-husband says she stole from him but Deborah claims she was entitled to it. Mind you, she was caught on hidden camera, so who’s lying?
[Nine/8:00pm] Neighbours at War.
[Nine/8:30pm] CSI NY “Sweet Sixteen” The team is led to a crime scene involving a parachute jumper in the middle of the city, whose parachute apparently failed. And one investigator is injured when a snake is found at a crime scene.
[Nine/9:30pm] The Nation. Premiere. The Nation – a topical news-based comedy programme that takes a humorous look at the week’s events. Host Mick Molloy will be joined at the newsdesk by a semi-regular roster of some of Australia’s finest comic talent as they take apart politics, current events, sports and entertainment.
UPDATE: [Nine/10:30pm] Hell’s Kitchen. NOW CANCELLED replaced with Comedy Inc rpt.

[ABC/5:20pm] Roman Mysteries. Premiere. The year is 79 AD. The place is Ostia, the port of Rome. From here, Flavia Gemina (Francesca Isherwood), daughter of a Roman sea captain, embarks on thrilling adventures with her three friends Jonathan (Eli Machover), Nubia (Rebekah Brookes-Murrell) and Lupus (Harry Stott). As she and her friends attempt to solve their first crime, the clues lead them around Ostia: to the harbour, the forum, the lighthouse, and the tombs of the dead. This ultimate children’s drama follows the four friends as they struggle to live through one of history’s most turbulent times. Intelligence, resourcefulness and the strength of friendship are their only weapons with which to battle the worst Rome has to offer. With many comparisons to the lives of young people today, the series deals with issues of prejudice, violence and an environment wrapped up in riveting stories of suspense and mystery. This 10 x 25 minute series Roman Mysteries, is based on the successful novels of Caroline Lawrence, which have sold over a million copies worldwide. This production is shot entirely on location and the top quality cast is led by Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and A Room With A View).
[ABC/8:00pm] Choir Of Hard Knocks. It’s all hands on deck as the choir attempts to sell the 4,000 copies of their Christmas CD. The positive effects of the choir become evident as key members struggle to stay clean and sober in the run up to the event.
[ABC/9:20pm] Foreign Correspondent

[SBS/8:30pm] Jihad. Screening in the Cutting Edge timeslot on SBS Television, Tuesday, 5 June at 8.30pm, is Jihad, with part 2 following at 10pm. Jihad provides an in-depth look at modern, radical Islamic groups. The film explores the ideas and beliefs that inspire these groups, along with the challenges they pose for governments in the Middle East and the Western World. With previously unseen footage and first-hand testimony from those who fought, planned, argued, met or lived with them, this is the inside story of Al Qaeda’s three leaders: Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the recently killed leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi. This documentary examines how the blood-soaked careers of these three men were driven by an evolving ideology of violence and hatred towards the West. From the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1940s, to Islamic organisations today, the film offers insightful perspectives of Islam from Western and Middle Eastern journalists, U.S. intelligence experts on the frontlines of the fight against Al Qaeda, and friends and contemporaries of Osama bin Laden and his lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri. It is also the story of how the peaceful and noble religion of Islam has been distorted by Islamist terrorists in the name of jihad. Two years in the making, Jihad was filmed on location in the Middle East, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, America, and Britain. Based on extensive original research, the film presents the story of the birth and evolution of Al Qaeda, not through the second-hand reporting of Western journalists, but through powerful testimony from first-hand witnesses.
[SBS/11:00pm] Damages. Damages is screening in the Hot Docs timeslot on SBS Television, Tuesday, June 5 at 11.00pm. This documentary follows the firm of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, who are highly successful when it comes to achieving considerable sums for their clients. They advise less experienced clients about their conduct in court, what to wear, etc. to influence the jury’s judgment. The documentary shows the practice of adjusters working out insurance claims. There are a number of different cases and each time, the damages to a life, the value of a life lost, etc. are worked out in monetary terms. The death of an 18-year-old is discussed, and it is assumed he had leadership qualities due to good high school grades. So the claims for damages go up accordingly. Bobby Tabshey has lost his wife after surgery and is filmed by the adjusters who will then present the video to the jury determining the damages. Bobby claims his life would “have been perfect”, had his wife survived. The program has some excerpts from actual American news reels, discussing the case of a lesbian couple claiming loss of sex, love and companionship after unsuccessful cancer surgery. Damages ends with the case of a psychiatrist who failed to alert authorities to a client’s intention of murder.

[Ten/7:30pm] All New Simpsons. “Springfield Up.”
[Ten/8:30pm] NCIS. “Frame Up.”
[Ten/9:30pm] Numb3rs. “Killer Chat.” Don and Charlie track a killer who has murdered several sex predators. The predators took advantage of teenage girls they met in chat rooms. Meanwhile, Larry is ready to begin an adventure with NASA. Guest: Buzz Aldrin.

[Seven/7:30pm] It Takes Two
[Seven/9:00pm] All Saints. END GAME. A surprise announcement sends the team into shock. A challenging medical case forges new alliances. Bart breaks all the rules to help Von through an emotional day
[Seven/10:00pm] Crosing Jordan. SLEEPING BEAUTY Macy takes Dr Jordan to the hospital for her extremely risky brain surgery that will hopefully save her life. As he waits at the hospital, everyone else tries to keep busy in the morgue to avoid worrying about Dr Jordan. Woody tries to keep his mind occupied by throwing himself in to a murder case of a cop and an eyewitness that was about to testify against a gang leader.
[Seven/12:00am Wed] Mile High. Rpt.

[V/6:30pm] Cash Cab. Premiere.
[Fox8/7:30pm] Australia’s Next Top Model. Final. Live.
[Bio/9:30pm] Inside the Actors’ Studio. Barbara Walters.


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