Saturday, nine/imparja, 8pm, P G (1978)
After his success in Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta was a man in demand – and the perfect choice for the role of greaser Danny Zuko for the cinematic adaptation of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s stage musical. Danny indulges in some “summer lovin’” with Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), but when the two find themselves classmates after summer, the butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth Sandy is not cool enough for our Danny and his group of cronies. Full of song, dance, car races and, of course, a moral message, this classic musical can be watched over and over again. It’s not necessarily of the highest calibre, but Grease is definitely the word.