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