FILMS OF THE DAY.
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER ****
SKY MOVIES ACTION/THRILLER 5.40pm
Sean Connery plays a renegade Soviet commander who pinches a state-ofthe-art Russian submarine and sets sail for America in this taut adaptation of Tom Clancy's best-seller. The Scots superstar's Minsk accent could do with work, but his charisma is undeniable, and the set pieces are spectacularly well-handled by John McTiernan, the man who gave us Die Hard.
SKY MOVIES DRAMA 8pm
John Travolta provides a low-key performance as George, a simple kind of guy. He lives in the rolling sunbleached hills of California with his dog, fixes cars for a living and has a vegetable patch to keep him happy. Then, on his 37th birthday, a bright light knocks him flat and he is turned into a genius, capable of seemingly inhuman telekinetic abilities.
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STV Star Trek: Voyager
STV Samanyolu TV (Turkey)
STV Satellite Television
STV Scottish Television
STV Stranglethorn Vale (World of Warcraft computer game) 10.35pm Wetern, starring Mel Gibson Noun 1. Mel Gibson - Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
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U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. (above) as Bret Maverick For the character named Bret Maverick, see Maverick (TV series).
Bret Maverick is a 1981 television series featuring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series Maverick. , a wisecracking gambler who finds himself sidetracked in a series of misadventures while on his way to a poker tournament. Along the way he falls for the charms of beautiful con-artist Annabelle Bransford (played by Jodie Foster) and is threatened by villainous rival Angel (Alfred Molina), who tries to stop the gambler ever reaching the competition.
THE STEPFORD WIVES ***
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. 1 10.45pm A modern, planned community in Connecticut hides a terrible secret. All the wives are too perfect, and all of their husbands are way too happy. There's clearly something afoot, as Joanna Eberhart (Nicole Kidman) discovers when she and her mild-mannered husband relocate to the town. Kitsch remake of the classic comedy, with Matthew Broderick.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ***
BBC1 12.10am Dark and sinister thriller with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. An lonely and anonymous surveillance expert is employed to track down a suspected blackmailer, but soon becomes obsessed with his beautiful target. Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd are on fine form in this little-seen gem.
NOT SO PERFECT... The Stepford Wives POKERFACE... Maverick