HD Highlights: August 10

SoHo Cinema: Iron-Jawed Angels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The inspirational true story of how two young suffragists, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, dared to make a stand for women’s rights and ended up shaping the future of America. Said the US TV Guide: “All the elements for a splendid film about the early days of the women’s rights are in place, but director Katja Von Garnier’s use of distracting cinematic trickery and jarringly modern music meshes poorly with the period setting.” But DVD Talk thought it ”a brilliant film that takes an historical moment—the women’s right to equality—and presents it like a modern drama with a butt-kicking soundtrack. Its relevance to this country’s continued practice of inequality rings clear, reminding us that history just keeps repeating itself.” Hilary Swank, Frances O’Connor, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Dempsey and Anjelica Huston star. (2004) ✮✮✮✮

❑ The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 7.30, 5.1, R) Sheldon finds Leonard and Penny’s argument to be inconvenient, and is forced to play peacemaker. ✭✭✭✭

❑ The Best of the Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30) Sandwiching this compilation from tonight are Hamish & Andy’s Extra Gap Year, which is rating twice as well as its predecessor (which bombed 9.30 Tuesdays but at least was in HD), and Would I Lie to You, which bombed 7pm Sundays but is being given another chance with more risque content and 7 Days crossovers. ✭✭✭✭

❑ Supernatural (TV2, 10.40, 5.1) An angry ghost goes after mediums in Lily Dale, the most psychic town in America, and the brothers have to figure out who the next victim will be from a population filled with nothing but psychics. ✭✭✭✩

❑ An Idiot Abroad (TV3, 11.20) Unhappy wanderer Karl Pilkington visits Egypt to see the Great Pyramids — and en route gets swarmed in a market and has lunch at a deaf KFC. ✭✭✭✭

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