Television: Today's pick
Wednesday 21 January 1998
The Force (9.50pm BBC2) Reporter David Rose spent six months with the Thames Valley Police trying to discover some of the reality of policing today. This first film finds the coppers heavily tied up at a local farm which breeds cats for vivisection, and which animal rights protesters are campaigning to close down. Can the police justify the cost?
On Air (11.15pm BBC2). TV dissects itself in this new magazine fronted by The Independent's David Aaronovitch. Under discussion are "docu-soaps" and news as info-tainment, and there's an interview with Kelvin MacKenzie.
Lethal Weapon 2 (9pm ITV) Patsy Kensit's finest moment, until Liam Gallagher got on the telephone, finds her murdering a South African accent in this tale of apartheid-era diplomats with a sideline in drug- running. She is nominally Mel Gibson's love interest, but, this smash- bang-wallop 1989 sequel being another buddy-buddy bonding session for Mel and mismatched cop partner Danny Glover, she doesn't really stand a chance. Fun, of sorts, with Joss Ackland enjoying himself as chief villain.
Life & Style blogs
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
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