THURSDAY BEGIN AGAIN
7.30PM, FOXTEL DRAMA/ ROMANCE Keira Knightley is Gretta, an unknown British songwriter stranded in the US after her boyfriend dumps her. A troubled talent scout (Mark Ruffalo) steps in to save the day, and soon Gretta is recording her debut album all over NYC. This is the work of Irish filmmaker John Carney, whose rootsy style of meshing music and romance was firmly established with the surprise 2007 hit Once. While lightning doesn’t quite strike twice this remains a pleasant effort throughout.
to mess with their winning formula. Therefore most of your favourite past-it Poms, including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy, are still living it largely for laughs in a rustic retirement hostel in Jaipur, India. The most notable new guest on the register is Richard Gere, playing a hotel inspector.