QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv -

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?

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