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Or­anges and Sun­shine 7.30pm, Show­time 2 M. 2010. Dis­turb­ing drama based on the true story of the so­cial worker who un­cov­ered the or­gan­ised de­por­ta­tion of chil­dren in care from the UK to Aus­tralia. Emily Wat­son plays the so­cial worker Mar­garet Humphreys in an en­sem­ble Aus­tralian cast that in­cludes David Wen­ham and Hugo Weav­ing. Jim Loach, son of famed Bri­tish di­rec­tor Ken Loach, di­rects.

Fan­tas­tic Four: Rise of the Sil­ver Surfer 8.30pm, Ten, Ten SC PG. 2007. Af­ter the dark­ness of the Bat­man movies, this cheer­ful su­per­hero ex­trav­a­ganza pro­vides laughs and PG-ac­tion that chil­dren can en­joy. This time the Four take on two new su­per vil­lains: The Sil­ver Surfer and Galac­tus. Lots of fun. Ioan Gruf­fudd, Michael Chik­lis.

The Break­fast Club 8.45pm, 7TWO M. 1985. Youths on school de­ten­tion sit and talk to each other for the whole film about, like, im­por­tant is­sues. Adults may squirm at the self-rev­er­en­tial di­a­logue, but it’s a bet­ter story than it may sound and has at­tained a kind of cult sta­tus. John Hughes di­rects an en­sem­ble cast that in­cludes Molly Ring­wald, Emilio Estevez and An­thony Michael Hall.

Nick and No­rah’s In­fi­nite Playlist 9.30pm, Go! M. 2008. Lovelorn Michael Cera makes CD playlists for his ex-girl­friend, who tosses them to wallflower Kat Den­nings, who likes his mu­si­cal taste but isn’t smit­ten when they meet. This will change over a long, in­ci­dent­filled New York night.

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