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KIM Watkins (left) joins An­drew G to an­chor Ten’s cov­er­age of the New Year’s Eve fes­tiv­i­ties around Syd­ney Har­bour. There’s a long list of in-house tal­ent to help usher in 2009, in­clud­ing Natalie Bass­ingth­waighte and Idols such as Wes Carr. Of course, it’s the fire­works at mid­night that are the main at­trac­tion— a spec­ta­cle 15 months in the

mak­ing. ONE man’s com­mit­ment to peace forms the back­bone of this re­mark­able story. Jeremy Gil­ley (above left) took his idea for a one-day global cease­fire all the way to the United Na­tions. With the UN due to an­nounce the ini­tia­tive, a tragic twist— the Septem­ber 11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks— forced a de­lay. But Gil­ley re­mained fo­cused, en­listed the help of celebri­ties in­clud­ing Jude Law (above right) and forged ahead. NAR­RATED by Den­nis Hays­bert (The Unit), this doc­u­men­tary re­flects on the as­sas­si­na­tion of Martin Luther King and the ri­ots that fol­lowed. James Brown (above) was due to per­form at the Bos­ton Gar­den the day af­ter King’s death, but Mayor Kevin White feared more vi­o­lence would erupt if Brown took to the stage. White agreed to let the show pro­ceed on con­di­tion it was tele­vised. More than a story of what hap­pened, this shows the im­pact of King’s death and Brown’s role in en­cour­ag­ing fans to keep the peace. IT’S taken four sea­sons but fi­nally Mack knows the truth about his cheat­ing wife Tif­fany and the colonel. Sum­mon­ing his fel­low unit mem­bers, Mack asks them to hon­our ‘‘the code’’ in de­ter­min­ing the colonel’s pu­n­ish­ment. As it turns out, death is the penalty for hav­ing an af­fair with one of your men’s wives. Killing the colonel is put on hold when Jonas (Den­nis Hays­bert, above) learns that daugh­ter Betsy has been ab­ducted af­ter an am­bush in Iraq. That al­lows for some scary be­hav­iour from Jonas, who is re­lent­less in his res­cue ef­forts.

Chan­nel 10, Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm and 11.30pm

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