Tonight in HD: February 16

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Lt Colson questions the quality of police investigations; Aunt Mimi gets a track from rapper Mannie Fresh; Sofia lands an internship in Councilman Oliver Thomas’ office. “Nothing monumentally dramatic happens in Slip Away, the fifth episode of Treme’s second season, but I think it’s the best episode this season has produced,” the AV Club says. “It opens and closes with striking sequences that capture a sense of what it must have been like to live in the crime-stricken city New Orleans had become in 2007 and a sense of what it felt like to be one of those trying to will it to change and wondering if change was possible.” It also features a cameo by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (above, with Kim Dickens). ✭✭✭✭

Once Upon a Time (TV2, 8.30)

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Phoebe helps Chandler bond with his new roommate. ✭✭✭

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Sarah rejects the chance of romance; Hunter’s guilt returns; Jasmine attempts to cover for her friends. ✭✭✭

Once Upon a Time (TV2, 8.30) Regina tries to force Emma out of Storybrooke, and the chilling circumstances surrounding how the evil queen released the curse upon the fairytale world is revealed. ✭✭✭

Bones (TV3, 8.40, 5.1) A new squintern makes an immediate contribution to a case involving the death of a competitive eater, whose remains are identified before a premiere event. ✭✭✭

Lie to Me (TV3, 11.55, 5.1, R) An FBI agent enlists the Lightman Group in the hunt for a serial rapist. ✭✭

Crash Course (TV2, 11.30) Greg Murphy pits your classic family wagon and a small van against a Strikemaster Jet to test how they handle cyclone force winds. ✭✭

Diplomatic Immunity (TV One, 11.45, R) Comedy about the misadventures at the consulate of The Most Royal Kingdom of Feausi. ✭✭✭

Mental (TV3, 12.50, 5.1) Jack is embroiled in a murder mystery when a drug dealer is murdered and the only witness is the victim’s autistic teenage daughter. ✭✭

Sky Movies Greats: Charlie Wilson’s War (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) This is the unlikely true story of how a womanising, whisky-loving congressman, a rogue CIA agent and a Houston socialite covertly funded the Soviet Union’s defeat in Afghanistan. “You ain’t James Bond,” Tom Hanks’ Commie-hating Democrat tells maverick blue-collar spy Philip Seymour Hoffman. “And you ain’t Thomas Jefferson, so let’s call it even.” The dialogue-driven screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) abounds with trenchant wit and wicked irony while Hanks and Hoffman are running mates to marvel. However, the movie falls short of one CIA vet’s description of Wilson: “Charlie Wilson was the only politician I have ever met who was in the moment and not pre-recorded.” Julia Roberts co-stars. (2007) ✭✭✭✭

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