The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, GO!, 8.30pm
GO! needs more ratings so they put on either Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. They have also scheduled Big Bang to Saturday night – usually the only night Big Bang-free! In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit has been entrusted with an ancient ring. Now he must embark on an epic quest in order to destroy it.
Live and Let Die, 7mate, 8.30pm
The Bond movies continue on 7mate. The indestructible agent 007 is assigned to investigate the deaths of three of his colleagues. He battles against the malevolent and mysterious Dr Kananga, who, with the help of a stunningly beautiful seer named Solitaire, plans to dominate the western world with an onslaught of voodoo and hard drug addiction.
Mythbusters, SBS ONE, 8.30pm
Operation Valkyrie, as depicted in Tom Cruise’s Hollywood film, Valkyrie, was a World War II plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb. Adam and Jamie test whether Hitler survived only because his meeting was moved from an underground bunker to an above-ground conference room with windows. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory investigate whether it is possible to literally knock some sense into a person by slapping him or her across the face.
The African Queen, ABC2, 11.19pm
Katharine Hepburn. The sister of a recently murdered missionary, trying to escape the Germans in East Africa during WWI, leaves the only way she can – on a grumpy compatriot’s river steamboat.
The Last Airbender, showtime premiere, 8.30pm
Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. The Avatar who held the balance of peace through the spirit world and his mastery of all four elements has disappeared. But young Air Bender Aang (Noah Ringer) appears, bearing the symbols on his forehead that mark him he is the new Avatar – albeit too young to have mastered the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world, while the Fire Lord Ozai (Cliff Curtis) has sent his Commander Zhao (Aasif Mandvi) to capture Aang – against the advice of his uncle Iroh (Shaun Toub).