THERE was a time when an Oprah interview with Tom Cruise would be aired in prime time. Perhaps in a sign of how far confidence in his star has fallen, Ten is instead airing Oprah’s most recent interview with Cruise in the program’s normal daytime slot. The interview airs over two days and shows Cruise valiantly trying to regain his fans’ confidence, discussing everything from that moment on Oprah’s couch to Brooke Shields, anti-depression medication and his dedication to Scientology. The second half of the special celebrates 25 years since the release of Risky Business. IN THE lead-up to the opening ceremony, the Games are mired in controversy. Nick Darcy’s campaign ended after a bar brawl, Jana Rawlinson and Nathan Deakes are injured, polluted Beijing is under pressure, terrorist threats are grabbing headlines . . . and so the scene is set for a truly memorable Olympics. Matthew White (above) hosts Seven’s coverage of the opening ceremony from Beijing’s National Stadium, the ‘‘Bird’s Nest’’, with support from Bruce McAvaney, Sonia Kruger and Sandy Roberts. DOMINICK Dunne’s crime and society expose´ s, which have included the likes of O.J. Simpson, have long been a feature on the pages of Vanity Fair magazine. The famous bespectacled writer is profiled in this special in which Dunne revisits the horrific events of 1982 when his daughter Dominique was murdered by her boyfriend. Dunne and his family had never liked chef John Sweeney, and news of the crime filled Dunne with such rage that he hired someone to kill the cook. LIGHTING up a fairly bleak twoweek period for those who don’t like sport, the grumpy old women are back to complain about— well— pretty much everything. The moaning begins with computers, with the famous faces making some very valid and amusing points about the inconsistency of spellcheck and that annoying talking paperclip. The names include journalist Muriel Gray, singer Sheila Ferguson and famous Aussie cranky pants Germaine Greer (above), who talks about her inability to control her computer and the fact that incoming spam never offers free Botox.
Channel 10, Monday, 1pm