ONCE UPON A TIME, Channel 7, 7.30pm
PUT aside the Valentine’s Day nonsense involving Cinderella and her 21st-century version’s whining about her boyfriend’s inadequacies and you’ve got another hearty back story about Rumpelstilt- skin and how he got to be so psychologically impaired. It helps that the Grimm brothers had a facility for writing about the deeply unhinged. And that Robert Carlyle has one for playing them. Emilie de Ravin puts in a flat-footed performance as the Beauty part of Beauty and the Beast, but it doesn’t matter, this episode is all Gold.