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Noon, Seven, Prime7

PG. 2009. Lovers of The Se­cret Seven and The Fa­mous Five might want to watch else­where as this bare-all BBC biopic shreds the cur­tain be­tween Enid Bly­ton and her erst­while read­ers. Ar­ro­gant, nasty, vin­dic­tive and a woe­ful par­ent, Bly­ton loved her fic­tional chil­dren more than her real ones. Fas­ci­nat­ing biopic, with He­lena Bon­ham Carter as Bly­ton, is com­pul­sive view­ing. 8.30pm, Movie One

M. 2010. Os­carnom­i­nated crime drama cowrit­ten and di­rected by Ben Af­fleck about a bank rob­ber who falls for a for­mer hostage while try­ing to ex­tri­cate him­self from his vi­o­lent gang. A re­la­tion­ship evolves be­tween the two. Will he go straight? Jon Hamm. Re­becca Hall. 9pm, Go!

M. 1998. Hong Kong cop Jackie Chan flies into Los An­ge­les when a Chi­nese diplo­mat’s daugh­ter is kid­napped. Lo­cal cops em­ploy su­per­mouth Chris Tucker to keep him sidelined but it’s not long be­fore the dy­namic duo go into ac­tion to break the case. Chan’s stunt chore­og­ra­phy is amaz­ing and even Tucker has his mo­ments. 10.30pm, SBS TWO

PG. 1954. Ro­man­tic por­trayal of the young Queen Vic­to­ria’s early years in which she de­fied the ma­nip­u­la­tions of politi­cians and court of­fi­cials to chart her own course, in­clud­ing her mar­riage to the sym­pa­thetic Prince Al­bert. Sur­passed by the su­pe­rior The Young Vic­to­ria, though still good view­ing. Romy Sch­nei­der, Adrian Hoven.

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