Tonight in HD: April 10

SoHo Highlight: Strike Back (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Season finale: Scott and Stonebridge track a pair of suicide bombers who could bring Budapest – and the World Security Summit – to its knees. Said The AV Club of the series The Independent memorably dubbed “a terminally dim-witted bit of SAS combat porn“: “As much as the show could be dismissed for its gratuity, episode 10 confidently demonstrated that there was a sum to these parts, a sum that provided an enormously satisfying finale that I hope will usher in a new era in which Strike Back is considered a great action drama first, and a vessel for excess second.” Production of 10 more episodes is under way, complete with a new recruit: Boston Legal’s Rhona Mitra, who soon will be seen in Four’s The Gates.  ✮✮✮✮

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Into the Blue (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) Bikini babes and board shorts beefcake abound in this treasure-hunting thriller about four friends who go swimming with sharks and wind up dancing with even more dangerous predators: drug dealers. In the same league as Sahara or National Treasure – but with the bonus of fantastic underwater photography and spectacular scenery. Paul Walker and Jessica Alba star. ✮✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) April tells Heath the truth about the baby; Sid tries to wake Brax up to the danger he’s in; Roo and Harvey are on once again. ✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Chandler must decide between the girl of his dreams and his best friend; nobody wants to tell Ross his keyboard playing is awful. ✮✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Callum makes an unexpected friend; Vasa’s resolve is challenged by Zac; Nicole is forced to face some home truths. ✮✮✮

The Middle (TV2, 7.30) Against Mike’s wishes, Frankie throws a Christmas Eve party; Sue calls on Reverend TimTom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick. ✮✮✮✮

Suburgatory (TV2, 8.00) George embraces the holiday spirit with a tree-trimming party complete with ex-girlfriend, potential new girlfriend and the Royces. ✮✮

Missing Pieces (TV3, 8.00) Nouvel comes to NZ to find her backpacker dad who left her mother pregnant in the Philippines; sisters Amanda and Leteisha want answers from the father who has not contacted them for 17 years. ✮✮✮

Nature’s Great Events (TV One, 8.30, R) Annual flooding turns Botswana’s Okavango Delta’s 6,000 square mile desert into a maze of lagoons, islands and swamps, drawing millions of animals to the oasis. ✮✮✮✮✮

Go Girls (TV2, 8.30) The Go Girls are faced with blasts from the past. When it comes to life and love, should you ever go back? ✮✮✮

NCIS (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Tony’s dad’s a murder suspect when he’s found in a car with a body and no memory of his actions. ✮✮

NCIS: Los Angeles (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) The team try to clear Kensi Blye of murder charges, but their task is made more difficult when a private meeting between Blye and a CIA agent turns deadly. (Part two of two.) ✮✮

The Closer (TV One, 11.05) Sergeant Gabriel shoots a murder suspect he’s certain is armed, but his account doesn’t match the evidence. ✮✮✮✮

Fringe (TV2, 2.30, R) When passengers aboard a commuter train appear to have died a still death, it seems that a switch was flipped because all cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, batteries and bodies have been drained of power. ✮✮✮✮

Sky Movies Premiere: Jumping the Broom (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Said the Philadelphia Inquirer: “This buoyant, multigenerational comedy that takes its title from the African American wedding ritual has other distinctions as well. It’s relatively raunch-free, it has a sparkling cast that reunites Waiting to Exhale stars Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine as combative matriarchs, and it likes its characters well enough to forgive them their faults.” (2011) ✮✮✮

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