Tonight in HD: March 16

SoHo Highlight: 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) ✮✮✮✮

Glee (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) A new foreign-exchange student, Rory Flanagan (Damian McGinty), enrols at McKinley and clashes with Brittany S Pierce, who thinks he’s a leprechaun. Rolling Stone called Pot o’ Gold “stale and unfunny” and said it “outright failed to keep up the momentum started by the season’s first three episodes”. But Entertainment Weekly thought it “pretty solid … thanks in large part to Glee Project co-winner Damian McGinty’s debut”. ✮✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) Roo prepares her pitch, only to find out Harvey lied; Romeo decides to join the Surf Comp circuit; Sasha is finding it hard to deal with the drama her family is being put through. ✮✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel and ends up in the arms of another woman; Phoebe dates a diplomat who needs an interpreter to communicate with her. ✮✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Ula wants what she can’t have; Sarah and Zac face criticism; Daniel feels the world is against him. ✮✮✮

The Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30) With Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr, comedian Omid Djalili, and Sinead O’Connor. ✮✮✮✮

Dating in the Dark Australia (TV2, 9.30) Aussie men and women get to know each other in total darkness. ✮✮

WANNA-BEn (TV3, 10.00) Ben chats to, and tries to emulate, wrestler Hulk Hogan and boxing legend George Foreman. ✮✮✮

The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 10.35) On the night of the Homecoming dance, Rebekah tells Elena why the evening is so important to her, leaving Elena with conflicting emotions. ✮✮✮

Numb3rs (TV3, 12.15, 5.1) A vigilante group tries to stop a ruthless gang leader who uses teens to steal high-tech. ✮✮

Persons Unknown (TV3, 1.10, 5.1)  The group encounter a newcomer with a tattoo of the name Erika on her arm. ✮✮

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