QUICK BITES

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The Simp­sons, 7.30pm, Ten Do not miss the open­ing min­utes of this episode, where the Simp­sons end up on the couch to­gether. Homer evolves from pond scum and lives through most of hu­man his­tory in a minute and a half. Kind of Star Trek ? Wait un­til you get a load of Marge’s re- cre­ation of the sea­son finale party for the end of StarTrek Voy­ager . ‘‘ Oh Cap­tain Janeway,’’ wails Homer, ‘‘ your mis­sion ended too soon!’’ Doc­tor Hib­berd looks ter­rific as Tu­vok in his yel­low Starfleet uni­form and Vul­can ears, but Lenny takes the bis­cuit in his cat­suit and Seven of Nine pumps. Inside The Ac­tor’s Stu­dio: Naomi Watts, 9.30pm, Bio Host James Lipton in­tro­duces lo­cally raised lass Naomi Watts, pic­tured, who lived in Lon­don for the first eight years of her life. She man­ages to be de­light­fully en­ter­tain­ing in spite of the te­dious Lipton in­ter­view style. Must he sound as if he’s con­duct­ing an oral ex­am­i­na­tion in front of his stu­dents? In­ter­est­ing sub­ject, bor­ing in­ter­viewer. Hot Docs: Sugar Town: The Bride­grooms, 10pm Tra­di­tion­ally, women can leave Greek vil­lages to search for a ca­reer and pos­si­bly mar­riage in the big cities, but men can­not. They in­herit the land and so, in the­ory, must re­main vil­lage bound. The mayor prom­ises the men wives as part of his re- elec­tion cam­paign. No­body knows how he will do this. ‘‘ Women are not goats, they can­not be herded from the next vil­lage,’’ of­fers in­sight­ful Kadafi, a lo­cal cof­fee shop owner.

Ian Cuth­bert­son

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