TV and Radio Listings for the week
A Cry in the Dark Saturday, TG4, 9.30pm Meryl Streep delivers a pitchperfect Australian accent in this film adaptation of a tragic case that became infamous across the globe. In 1980, Azaria, the baby daughter of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, was stolen by a dingo from the family’s tent while they were camping at Uluru. Lindy was accused of murdering the child and later found guilty, while Michael was supposedly guilty of being an accessory after the fact. The film charts their heartbreaking efforts to fight for justice. Sam Neill ( above, with Meryl) is on impressive form as Michael, while former Neighbours stars Charles Tingwell and Mark Little have small roles. Dial M for Murder Sunday, BBC Two, 1.15pm It may not be regarded as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best, but this thriller is still a gripping piece of entertainment. Grace Kelly plays the estranged wife of a former tennis champion who is framed for the murder of the man paid to kill her. Can her lover find a way to save her from the gallows? Ray Milland ( below, with Grace) is on suitably slimy form as the husband, while Kelly is her usual radiant self. John Williams and Patrick Allen also appear. It’s preceded by a collection of eye- opening and often amusing interviews with Hitchcock himself in Alfred Hitchcock: Talking Pictures at 12.35pm. Kramer vs Kramer Friday, RTÉ One, midnight Meryl Streep again, and playing another mother, albeit a fictional one. She won her first Oscar for her role as Joanna, estranged wife of executive Ted, who abandons him and their son before returning to fight for custody. The drama charts Ted’s growing bond with the boy and desperate battle to keep him. Dustin Hoffman also won an Oscar for his performance.