Tonight in HD: April 2

SoHo Highlight: Luck (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Ace ices out Smythe, DiRossi and Cohen as partners in the racetrack deal, but Smythe has other ideas; unable to make weight, Leon loses his mount; Joey comes through for Rosie; a stable accident jeopardises Jo’s pregnancy. Said the Wall Street Journal of the penultimate episode: “Like its two star thoroughbreds, Pint O’ Plain and Gettin’ Up Morning, Luck was just pacing itself before bursting ahead in the homestretch. This week’s episode may just be a setup for next week’s finale, but it’s a tense, satisfying episode in its own right, and you’ll be eager to see right away how things get wrapped up.” ✮✮✮✮

Homeland (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) As Carrie and Saul reel from the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence community clashes on the best way to capture him. Said the AV Club: "I genuinely have no idea what’s coming next on Homeland, and I’m not sure how I feel about that ... Last week, with a series of terrific reversals, it seemed like we’d finally gotten to a status quo that would hold for at least a few episodes. But this week, with the events of the final scene, the show has pulled the rug out from under us again. And while it’s often a thrill to feel like you don’t know what you think you know, there also comes a point where those reversals have diminishing returns." ✮✮✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) Sasha’s bullying escalates; Sid reconsiders joining the Flying Doctors; John moves out without telling Gina. ✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross chooses between Rachel and Bonnie; Monica gets stung by a jellyfish. ✮✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Bella finds her perfect match; Bree’s lies overwhelm Vinnie; Brooke makes an unexpected connection. ✮✮✮

Last Man Standing (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) After an innocent date with Kristin, Kyle accidentally falls asleep in her bedroom — to Mike’s ire. ✮✮

Modern Family (TV3, 8.00, 5.1) After a neighbour’s home burns down, the whole family rallies, and organises a community drive to help do some good. ✮✮✮✮

Criminal Minds (TV One, 8.30) The BAU Team finds discord in Houston when a rapist known as “The Piano Man” returns to assault his previous victims. ✮✮

Desperate Housewives (TV2, 8.30) Detective Vance’s suspicions over Bree’s involvement in Alejandro’s disappearance grow; Lynette tries to save her marriage to Tom on their anniversary. ✮✮

Person of Interest (TV One, 9.30) When Carter finally comes face-to-face with Reese, he urges her to join forces to help with their latest person of interest, a young woman trying to turn her life around. ✮✮

Revenge (TV2, 9.30) The tide turns when dangerous evidence of a recent murder is uncovered by an embittered soul who already knows too much. ✮✮

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 9.35, 5.1) The CSIs investigate three seemingly unrelated homicides and discover that someone is exacting revenge for cold-case murders that were never solved. ✮✮

Saving Grace (TV3, 11.15, 5.1) When thousands of dollars are found hidden in Grace’s Porsche, the ensuing investigation swirls around a moneyed developer, a slain highway patrolman, and inquiries into previous owners. ✮✮

Hank (TV2, 12.00, R, F) Henry wants a puppy, but instead opts to adopt an older dog. Initially against the idea, Hank realises that he and the old dog have more in common than he thought. ✮✮

Sky Movies Premiere: True Justice – Deadly Crossing (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Steven Seagal plays a tough Seattle cop keeping the streets clean of drug dealers in this direct-to-disc franchise, three more instalments of which will air this month. If you think this is the nadir of lousy programming on Sky’s premium movie channel, wait until the 11.40pm HD premiere of Fatal Secrets

Sky Movies Greats: A Good Year (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) This Ridley Scott-Russell Crowe collaboration feels like a year in Provence, a trite, clumsy comedy about an Englishman abroad – a loathsome workaholic who has an epiphany about what matters in life after he inherits a vineyard in the south of France. More surprising than the scenario is the botch Scott makes of this Peter Mayle adaptation, turning what should have been a lighthearted pleasure into a heavyhanded chore that won’t improve with age. (2006) ✮✮

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