Meryl and Bob on track for love; Falling In Love (BBC1, 11.50pm - 1.40am).
TWO of the cinema's most acclaimed actors of the late 20th century meet in a modern- day Brief Encounter.
Architectural engineer Frank Raftis (Robert De Niro Noun 1. Robert De Niro - United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
De Niro ) and graphic designer Molly Gilmore (Meryl Streep Noun 1. Meryl Streep - United States film actress (born in 1949)
Streep ) both have happy marriages.
They commute regularly on the same train from their New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of suburb to Manhattan but are unaware of each other's existence.
But on a Christmas shopping trip, they bump into each other in a bookstore. In the confusion, their bags are exchanged. And their chance meeting proceeds to turn both of their lives upside down.
Director Ulu Grosbard's romantic drama shows a rarely seen side of De Niro Noun 1. De Niro - United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
Robert De Niro on screen.
He, Streep and supporting players Noun 1. supporting players - a cast other than the principals
cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae - the actors in a play Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Biography
Keitel was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn to Miriam and Harry Keitel, Jewish immigrants from Romania. and Dianne Wiest, do a professional job on their roles.
But they somehow fail to conjure up or make visible, as a spirit, by magic arts; hence, to invent; as, to conjure up a story; to conjure up alarms s>.
See also: Conjure the real spark between their characters that would have justified all the turmoil caused by their romance. (1984) PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) The most popular method for transporting IP packets over a serial link between the user and the ISP. Developed in 1994 by the IETF and superseding the SLIP protocol, PPP establishes the session between the user's computer and the ISP using
Top Gear BBC BBC
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. 2, 8.30pm
TV'S top motoring show returns in pole position pole position
1. (in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one
2. an advantageous starting position
Noun 1. for a new series tonight, with news of what's hot and what's not on the roads today.
And there's a record breaking start as presenter Tiff Needell Timothy "Tiff" Needell (born October 29, 1951 at Havant, Hampshire) is a British racing driver and television presenter. Biography
Needell attended City University, London where he achieved an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering. gets behind the wheel of a super powerful McLaren F1 to set a new British speed record.
Although legally allowed on British roads, the McLaren F1 is powered by a 6.1 litre BMW V The BMW V was a water-cooled V-12 aircraft engine built in Germany in the 1920s. Effectively two BMW III engines sharing a common crankshaft, power was in the 270 kW - 310 kW (360 hp - 420 hp) range. Specifications
Tiff heads for the two mile banked bowl of Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, hoping to set a new record for the latest lap by a production car on a Beruit circuit - while also promoting Comic Relief's record breaking theme.
His target is the 180.4mph record set by Colin Goodwin in a Jaguar XJ220S in 1995.
The track is busy and Tiff has to squeeze his record attempt into his busy schedule. Time is put aside on a Saturday and a Sunday, giving Tiff a real `now or never' dilemma... and on Saturday, it rains.
Unable to break the record on the first day, Tiff returns to try again. He manages an average speed of 183mph - a new record is set, but Tiff confesses: "So far so good, but I was beginning to get sucked into the addictive lure of this record breaking lark.
"It's one thing setting a new mark but then it's another setting a new mark that will take some beating."
He adds: "The record breaking spirit of Camille Jenatzy's 1899 Jamais Contente - Never Content - was boiling in my blood. Just 100 years after he set a new world record of 65.8mph, I wanted to go three times faster in a road car."
With just an hour of track time left, Tiff has one final attempt to really smash the record. The tension mounts as he notches up a top speed of 200.8 mph.
"That should give everyone something to think about," he says.
Away from the track a new face to Top Gear, James May (Channel 4's Driven, Channel 5's The Car Show), accelerates to Seville to test drive the new Rover 75 - the first all-new Rover for 23 years.
This is the car that Rover, and BMW BMW
in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. , the company's owner since 1994, hopes will bring them back to the forefront of the luxury car market.
But it has a real fight on its hands with rivals including the Audi A4, Volkswagen Passat, Saab 9- 3 and BMW's own 3 series.
Underneath the Rover 75's finery is a thoroughly modern car. Available with a 1.8 litre, four cylinder K series, 2.0 and 2.5 litre V6 engines and a brand new 2.0 litre common rail diesel engine, the Rover will cost between pounds 19,000 and pounds 26,000. All the usual Top Gear snippets feature too.
NYPD Blue Channel 4, 10pm
SIX years after its controversial debut on British television, the gritty New York police New York Police may refer to:
The show survived and even thrived after the departure of David Caruso, who played Detective John Kelley in the original series.
His replacement, Jimmy Smits, who had previously had a long- running role in LA Law, proved a popular choice.
But now, as the new series starts, Smits's character, newly-wed Detective Bobby Simone, is seeing out his final days in the 15th precinct.And a new cop has arrived.
Rick Schroder plays Detective Danny Sorenson.
The 28-year-old Schroder has been working in the movie and TV business since he was eight.
And although he's starred in well-received TV series such as Lonesome lone·some
a. Dejected because of a lack of companionship. See Synonyms at alone.
b. Producing such dejection: a lonesome hour at the bar.
2. Dove, he's probably best known as Ricky Schroder, the child star who starred in The Champ and Little Lord Fauntleroy.
On the mean streets of New York, he's a long way from Little Lord Fauntleroy, though.
And he'll be hoping to make a big impact alongside original star Dennis Franz, who plays Detective Andy Sipowicz.
In tonight's episode, detectives on a rape investigation suspect that the victim is hiding something.
Red Dwarf VIII BBC2, 9pm
IN space continuum, life is becoming more complicated for the inmates of Red Dwarf VIII.
Much to Rimmer's (Chris Barrie) horror, Lister's (Craig Charles) guitar is found in among Starbug's debris and delivered to their cell.
In the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile , Kryten (Robert Llewellyn), who has been re- programmed, starts his own pay TV station for the prisoners and the ratings soar with the broadcast of Women's Shower Night, much to Lister's dismay.
Red Dwarf tonight also features Chloe Annett as Kochanski and Norman Lovett as Holly.
Ramsay's Boiling Point Channel 4, 9pm
VOLATILE chef Gordon Ramsay takes on his biggest challenge - a banquet for 650 guests at the Palace of Versailles on the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. of last year's World Cup final.
Nervousness isn't the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of Ramsay. But he admits that the scale of the project has him rattled.
He describes the banquet as "the most exciting meal I've ever cooked". But when he gets to Paris for his final visit before the big event, he discovers things are not exactly to his liking.
He meets the banquet's PR man, Richard Waddington, who tells him: "Get it right and we're heroes. Get it wrong and we're out of a job."
He's shown the dining area and told: "You have no kitchen."
Ramsay will have to create two makeshift kitchens, where he is not allowed to use gas.
Due to the preservation rules at the historic palace, he is not allowed flame of any kind - not even candles at the tables.
Another problem for Ramsay is letting go of his normal insistence on complete control. With so many diners, he admits he won't be able to check each dish to his rigorous standards. And communication will have to be through walkie-talkies.
It's not ideal ... and things are about to get even worse.