TV & Radio Friday February 10

by Fiona Rae / 10 February, 2012
Martin Clunes is sprogged up in Doc Martin, and interesting world music on RNZ.

TV






Doc Martin (TV1, 8.30pm). Martin Clunes, globe-trotting animal lover, is back as the medical curmudgeon, but this time, he’s sprogged up. – Sarah Barnett

The Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.45pm). You can blame Madonna for the slight change from our listings: tonight, Graham’s couch is full up with Kenneth Branagh, Zach Braff and Frank Skinner.

The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 10.30pm). Again, TVD kicks along like a werewolf on V. There are storylines for all! It might be stupid, but it’s never boring. The main story involves Klaus trying to discover why his hybridisation campaign is not working. Which puts Elena in danger. Again.

The Late Show with David Letterman (Prime, 11.10pm). Tonight’s guests are actors Ryan Reynolds and Ellie Kemper, with music from Dierks Bentley.

FILM


Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Four, 8.30pm). ’Ard men and nasty geezers get into all sorts of bovver. That bleedin’ Guy Ritchie is The Man. (1998) 7 – Diana Balham

Predators (Sky Movies, Sky 020, 8.30pm). It is produced by Robert Rodriguez, so we should not be surprised that this monster mash update of the Predator franchise takes its cues from 80s action cinema. “There’s a grimy, satisfying popcorn passion about Predators that seems positively joyous in a season – hell, an entire era – of overcooked and empty CGI spectacles,” said Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir. Another reason this is fun: Adrien Brody doing his best Christian Bale as a soldier dropped into nowhere with a bunch of other guys (and, naturally, a babealicious babe played by Alice Braga). What they are doing there gradually becomes clear, in between the plentiful chase-and-shoot scenes. Also starring Danny Trejo, the brilliant Walton Goggins (Justified), and (huh?) Topher Grace. (2010) 7

RADIO


Hear the World (Radio New Zealand National, 11.06pm). Tonight, a new show begins in RNZ National’s specialist slot for interesting music. In Hear the World, Dheera Sujan presents a series of live concerts from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. This week’s show features recordings from the Festival Mundial in Tilburg and the Hertme Afrika Festival, with Staff Benda Bilili, Merdan Taplak, Mdunga and 4 Étoiles. – Diana Balham
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