Pick of the day

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 December, 2003, 12:00am


Pearl, 9.30pm

A headstrong airline tycoon pays the ransom for his abducted son, despite the pleas of his wife and FBI agents, then must gamble on the consequences of attempting to turn the tables on the increasingly desperate kidnapper. Starring Mel Gibson (above) and Rene Russo.

Crittercam: The Leopard Seal

National Geographic, 9pm

Despite many tales of leopard seals attacking humans and attempting to drag them under the ice, Swedish filmmaker Goran Ehlme enters the icy realm of one of the largest predators of the Antarctic Ocean, second only to the killer whale in power and stealth. After countless hours with the seals, he is presented with a dead penguin that one of the seals caught especially for him.