MOVIES.Kung Fu kung fu
Chinese martial art that is simultaneously a spiritual and a physical discipline. It has been practiced at least since the Zhou dynasty (1111–255 BC). Panda (BBC One, today, 5.15pm) A hero is needed to defend a peaceful valley home from attack by a rampaging snow leopard. The unlikely candidate for the job is a lazy panda, who enlists the aid of a legendary team of animal fighters and their wise master to teach him the martial arts skills he needs to fulfil his destiny.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC Two, today, 5.20pm) A thoroughly ordinary man is hurled into an intergalactic in·ter·ga·lac·tic
Being or occurring between galaxies: intergalactic space.
in adventure when the Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace hyperspace - /hi:'per-spays/ A memory location that is *far* away from where the program counter should be pointing, often inaccessible because it is not even mapped in. (Compare jump off into never-never land. bypass. Luckily, his friend, who turns out to be an alien, gives him a handy travel guide to help him make sense of the universe. Sci-fi comedy.
Beach Red (Five, today, 5.45pm) American Marines led by a humane captain and his cynical second-in-command fight to liberate a Pacific island held by Japanese forces during the Second World War.