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Carolina Noon, Gem ★★ M. 2003. Tor­pid ro­man­tic drama with Ju­lia Stiles as a gal with prob­lems keep­ing boyfriends. Nor can she de­tect her best friend is crazy about her. When she falls for some­one else a ro­man­tic show­down en­sues. Shirley Ma­claine again plays the wacky older rel­a­tive, a grandma, giv­ing in­con­gru­ous ad­vice to Stiles and her two sis­ters. Cyrus 7.30pm, Show­time Pre­miere ★★ M. 2010. Still sin­gle seven years af­ter his mar­riage breakup, di­vorcee John C. Reilly meets the wo­man of his dreams (Marisa Tomei). Sadly her son Jonah Hill isn’t ready to share her. Jay and Mark Du­plass di­rect. The Per­fect Storm 9.30pm, Gem ★★★ M. 2000. Grand ac­tion ad­ven­ture, based on real-life events, about a fish­ing boat caught in a huge storm with crew­men fight­ing for their lives. Awe­some spe­cial ef­fects as hu­mans take a back seat to the howl­ing winds and crash­ing waves. The power of na­ture is well re­alised on screen. Ge­orge Clooney, Mark Wahlberg. Good Morn­ing Viet­nam 9.40pm, 7TWO ★★★ M. 1987. In­sub­or­di­nate armed ser­vices disk jockey Robin Wil­liams turns a dreary wartime ra­dio sta­tion on its ear with his fre­netic rock and roll pro­gramme much to the dis­plea­sure of his im­me­di­ate su­pe­ri­ors. Wil­liams is a manic treat, with his in­cred­i­ble di­a­logue, non-stop de­liv­ery and hi­lar­i­ous im­per­son­ations. Stupid story, but for­get that. Just sit back and watch this tour-de-force by Wil­liams. For­est Whi­taker.

MYF Warhurst says film­ing the last ever episode of Aus­tralian mu­sic trivia show Spicks and Specks was an emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘(I) def­i­nitely had a cry,’’ Warhurst tells this week’s edi­tion of TV week.

‘‘Fin­ish­ing the fi­nal show was re­ally sad. Ev­ery­one was pretty emo­tional af­ter so long to­gether.’’

Alan Brough, no stranger to cry­ing, sur­prised him­self when he failed to shed a tear.

‘‘I thought the way it worked out was so sur­pris­ing – be­yond any one’s imag­in­ing. So to be up­set about some­thing that was so un­ex­pect­edly won­der­ful seems al­most not in the spirit of it.’’

Spicks and Specks signs off af­ter seven years, 277 episodes, more than 150 spe­cial guests and thou­sands of ques­tions.

Brough, Warhurst and show host Adam Hills in­vited more than 20 guests to cel­e­brate with a raft of their favourite games in an hour-long grand fi­nale.

Guests who ap­pear in­clude Geoffrey Rush, Ella Hooper,

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