The Chronicle

1 TV FILMS OF THE WEEK

- Entertainment · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam · Henry Golding · Hanoi · Manhattan · Louis C.K. · Bruce Willis · Elisabeth Shue · Camila Morrone · Jennifer Lawrence · Capitol Records · Jack Reacher · Tom Cruise · Rosamund Pike · Bing Crosby · Princess Grace · Grace Kelly · Frank Sinatra · Channing Tatum · United States of America · Jamie Foxx · White House · Ellie Kemper · Eric Stonestreet · Steve Coogan · Celeste Holm · John Cale

MON­SOON Tonight, BBC2, 10pm

CAM­BO­DIAN-BORN writer-di­rec­tor Hong Khaou’s drama is about a du­ti­ful son’s re­turn to Ho Chi Minh City more than 30 years af­ter he fled dur­ing the Viet­nam War. Kit (Henry Gold­ing) left the coun­try of his birth at the age of six dur­ing the con­flict. He in­tends to scout po­ten­tial lo­ca­tions to scat­ter the ashes of his late mother. Dur­ing the first leg of the trip, Kit meets Amer­i­can sin­gle­ton Lewis (Parker Sawyers), whose fa­ther fought in the war. The two men spark a pas­sion­ate dal­liance un­til Kit moves onto Hanoi. As he quietly makes his way through Viet­nam, Kit re­dis­cov­ers his cul­tural roots and ac­knowl­edges where his heart be­longs.

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THE SE­CRET LIFE OF PETS To­mor­row, ITV2, 4.55pm

COM­PUTER-AN­I­MATED romp. Katie (voiced by Ellie Kem­per) lives in her Man­hat­tan apart­ment with ter­rier Max (Louis CK), left. When she brings home mon­grel Duke (Eric Ston­estreet), ri­valry spills onto the streets and the dogs fall foul of Sph­ynx cat Ozone (Steve Coogan) and are mistaken for strays by an­i­mal con­trol.

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DEATH WISH Mon­day, Chan­nel 5, 10pm

RE­MAKE of the 1974 thriller. Dr Paul Kersey (Bruce Wil­lis, left) turns vig­i­lante af­ter three crim­i­nals break into his home while he works a night shift. His wife Lucy (Elis­a­beth Shue) is shot dead and daugh­ter Jor­dan (Camila Mor­rone) is left in a coma. Af­ter the po­lice fail to turn up any leads, Paul sets out for re­venge.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Tues­day, Film4, 6.40pm

KATNISS EVERDEEN (Jen­nifer Lawrence, left) barely sur­vived the Third Quar­ter Quell. With her fel­low tributes be­ing held in the Capi­tol, Katniss gath­ers her strength in a se­cret com­plex. The peo­ple of the Dis­tricts look to her to lead them against Pres­i­dent Snow in the penul­ti­mate movie of the dystopian fran­chise.

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JACK REACHER Wed­nes­day, Chan­nel 5, 10pm

AF­TER emo­tion­ally un­sta­ble sniper James Barr is ar­rested for the mur­der of five peo­ple, he writes down ‘Get Jack Reacher’ be­fore fall­ing into a coma. Ex-mil­i­tary of­fi­cer Reacher (Tom Cruise, pic­tured) is con­tacted by Barr’s de­fence at­tor­ney He­len Rodin (Rosamund Pike), to help prove her client it in­no­cent.

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HIGH SO­CI­ETY Thurs­day, BBC4, 8pm

A JAZZ mu­si­cian (Bing Crosby) tries to win back his ex-wife (Grace Kelly) on the eve of her wed­ding to an­other man in this hit mu­si­cal. To com­pli­cate the sit­u­a­tion, a cyn­i­cal re­porter (Frank Si­na­tra, pic­tured with Crosby and Kelly) and pho­tog­ra­pher (Ce­leste Holm) are at­tend­ing the cer­e­mony in search of a scoop.

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HOUSE DOWN Fri­day, Chan­nel 5, 11.30pm

EX-SOL­DIER John Cale (Chan­ning Ta­tum, left) wants to guard the US Pres­i­dent (Jamie Foxx). An in­ter­view goes badly and John licks his wounds by join­ing his daugh­ter on a tour of the White House – just as a para­mil­i­tary group tries to take the build­ing. With the Pres­i­dent’s life in the bal­ance, can John prove him­self?

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Henry Gold­ing as Kit

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