Noon, Seven, Prime7
M. 2009. White woman who has an affair with a black baseball player becomes pregnant. Though the player at first refuses to become involved, after the birth he sues for custody on the grounds a white mother would find it hard to raise a mixed-race child. Based on a real life case and typical telepic fare. 8.30pm, Movie One M. 2010. Based on an inspiring true story, housewife Penny Chenery takes over her father’s racing business and despite her inexperience, helps the thoroughbred Secretariat to win the 1973 Triple Crown. Randall Wallace directs cast which include Diane Lane and John Malkovich. 9.30pm, Eleven
PG. 2006. Monastery cook Jack Black, enamoured with the lovely sister Ana de la Reguara, and anxious to achieve more in life, moonlights as a superhero masked wrestler. Masked wrestling is popular in Mexico and this odd comedy milks that for a while. Apart from Black, almost everyone is serious. Won’t be everybody’s cuppa. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
AV. 2008. Stark, grim look at the Byzantine world of the mafia in Italy seen through the eyes of people involved with them. As each tale unfolds, murderous retribution is always threatening and frequently happens. Played out mainly around the confines of a massive public housing estate it leaves a melancholy message for those hoping that organised crime can be abolished. Nurjuman Ikhtimbayev, Bakhtiar Khoja.