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MOVIE JACKIE BROWN

8. 3 0PM, S BS1

Quentin Tarantino’s third film looks a lot bet­ter now than it did at the time, when ev­ery­one was hop­ing for another Reser­voirDogs or PulpFic­tion. It’s slower paced than those two and doesn’t rely as heav­ily on pop cul­ture and gra­tu­itous vi­o­lence. A come­back ve­hi­cle for Pam Grier, based on El­more Leonard’s RumPunch novel, it nails the per­fect tone.

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AMER­I­CAN IDOL 7. 3 0PM, E L E VEN Four­teen sea­sons in and the wheels are com­ing off, with con­tes­tants fail­ing to cap­ture the pub­lic’s imag­i­na­tion and rat­ings slump­ing year-on-year for three sea­sons now. Can mu­sic ex­ec­u­tive Scott Borchetta as men­tor (he dis­cov­ered Tay­lor Swift) help pro­duce a new su­per­star? Au­di­tions hit San Francisco, and then tour 11 ci­ties.

FAC­TUAL RE­AL­ITY WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUSGEROUS ROADS: BO­LIVIA 7. 3 0PM, S BS1 Phil Jupi­tus (right) is green with ith anx­i­ety driv­ing a few cen­time­tres etres away from the sheer drop on n Bo­livia’s in­fa­mous Road of Death. eath. Be­fore the by­pass was built, 300 peo­ple a year died here – 18 just three days after film­ing. Fas­ci­nat­ing trav­el­ogue with ze­bras at ze­bra cross­ings, carr thieves and the burn­ing of llama foe­tuses for good luck.

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