Aircraft Investigations, 8.30pm, Seven February 1985. A China Airlines plane stalls and falls out of the sky, tearing itself apart as it plummets groundwards. Passengers pop out of their seats, flight crew are injured, and in- flight meals are sprayed around the cabin like confetti. The crew almost regains control then loses it again, and the plane plummets faster than ever. With 30 seconds to spare the plane rights itself, but will it be able to land given the damage it has sustained? Medium, 9.30pm, Ten The word ‘‘ dread’’ appears tonight in the introduction to Medium as if it were a show in its own right, like Lost. In great bold capitals, the word comes hurtling towards us. Dread, Alison ( Patricia Arquette, pictured) tells us, is worrying about something you can’t do anything about. Well, she’d know. Husband Joe ( Jake Weber) has an early ride with a colleague for a project management meeting and Alison really doesn’t want him to go. But it turns out the colleague isn’t really a colleague any more. And, he has a gun. Taut, tense and terrific.
Ian Cuthbertson Cold Case, 8.30pm, Nine 1n 1981, some friends are enjoying a nostalgic ’ 70s slide night when a face none of them wants to see appears by accident. Next thing you know the house blows up, killing one of the couples. In the present, the remains of a bomb designed to mimic a gas explosion are found. The couple was clean cut, upwardly mobile, bombed to bits. But why?