Tonight in HD: November 11

SoHo Highlight: You Don’t Know Jack (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Al Pacino stars as Dr Jack Kevorkian in this biopic tracing the controversial career of the outspoken assisted suicide advocate and activist. Said the New York Times: “It is a credit to Mr Pacino that while he burrows deep into the role, he never lets Dr Kevorkian’s crackpot charm overtake the character’s egomaniacal drive. Susan Sarandon, plain and bespectacled, is just as agile as Janet Good, a local Hemlock Society leader who made common cause with Dr Kevorkian — despite his lack of social graces. And it is a credit to the filmmakers that a movie dedicated to a fearless, stubborn man’s campaign against the medical establishment and the criminal justice system doesn’t overly romanticise his struggle or exonerate him from blame. No film about euthanasia, no matter how sensitively written, can avoid offending one side or the other; at best, both sides will find reason to complain. More important, You Don’t Know Jack is a compelling, at times thrilling, tale that can absorb even those with little interest or feeling for the subject. This is one of the saddest, dreariest subjects imaginable, but You Don’t Know Jack is anything but.” Barry Levinson directs; John Goodman and Brenda Vaccaro co-star. ✭✭✭✭

Graham Norton (TV3, 8.30)

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Chandler and Monica secretly go to a fertility clinic for tests where — OMG — they run into Janice. ✫✫✫✫

Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) Daniel regrets his hate crime; trash talk gets Jill in trouble; Gabrielle finds a hidey-hole. ✫✫✫

The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Following last night’s performances, tonight sees the results of the US voting audience. ✫✫✫

The Bachelor (TV2, 8.30) Singer Seal serenades Brad and “one lucky lady”; jealousy reigns as the group date films an action-adventure movie; and one Bachelorette abruptly exits, leaving Brad stunned.

Season premiere: The Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30) With Kate Winslet, The Trip’s Rob Brydon, Tintin’s Jamie Bell, and inide band Noah and the Whale. When not explaining how her first instinct was to put on a bra before rescuing Richard Branson’s mother from a house fire in the Caribbean, expect Winlset to plug her new movie, Contagion✫✫✫✫

Supernatural (TV2, 10.30) Castiel tells the boys about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael came to be enemies; Bobby suspects Castiel is hiding something. ✫✫✫✫

Human Target (TV2, 11.30) The team travels into suburbia during the Christmas season to protect a family under siege, and has to determine which family member is the target, and why. ✫✫✫

NCIS (TV3, 11.45, 5.1, R) A fellow agent is murdered, sending the team to the desert to find a woman who may hold the answers. ✫✫

CSI: Miami (TV3, 12.45, 5.1, R) Eric Delko returns as an expert witness for the defense, pitting himself against his old team. ✫✫

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