1 TV FILMS OF THE WEEK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?