TV Tutor

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 June, 2006, 12:00am

Friday, June 9, 9-10pm

Commander in Chief: First Disaster

ATV World

When a destructive hurricane hits Florida - Nathan Templeton's home state - Mac and Templeton fly to Florida to survey the damage.

While there, Mac learns of an emergency situation with an oil tanker off the Florida coast which

could have devastating consequences.

Templeton, along with the Florida governor, has a showdown with Mac over the handling of the situation.

Meanwhile, Rod seriously contemplates taking the Baseball Commissioner position, despite the fact that he hasn't yet consulted his wife and that no first spouse has ever worked in the private sector.

And Rebecca, desperately hoping for some time alone with the boy she has a crush on, convinces her Secret Service agent to give her a little space ... potentially putting her at risk and calling into question the agent's judgment.

Mac must deal with the consequences.

Saturday, June 10, 8.30-9.30pm

Project Runway: What's Your Line?

TVB Pearl

The designers must create a red carpet dress that represents the collection they plan to show at Olympus Fashion Week. With four designers left and only three places, competition is fierce.

It becomes even fiercer when the designers discover that fashion icon Iman will be the guest judge and has agreed to wear the winning dress to a red carpet event.

The winning designer will walk away with US$100,000 to help them launch their own line. The winner's designs will be featured in a magazine photo spread in ELLE, to be shot by the magazine's world-renowned publication director, Gilles Bensimon.

Join supermodel-cum-presenter Heidi Klum to find out which one of the four designers gets their marching orders.

Sunday, June 11, 9.30pm-12.10am

Jurassic Park

TVB Pearl

Director Steven Spielberg presents a masterpiece of imagination, suspense and cinematic magic.

On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs created with prehistoric DNA.

Before opening it to the public, he invites a top paleontologist and his girlfriend, a renowned mathematician, and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park - and help calm anxious investors. But their visit is anything but tranquil as the prehistoric predators go rampant.

Based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, the film stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough.

Monday, June 12, 8.30-9.30pm

The Queen at 80

TVB Pearl

This episode follows Queen Elizabeth's working life during the first part of 2005 and features in-depth exclusive interviews with leading political, public and popular figures and people who have worked closely with her.

As well as the unfolding of the queen's 80th year, the first programme examines key events in her early life and development. In 1947, on her 21st birthday, she said: 'I serve, I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be short or long, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.'

It was a remarkable pledge from someone never expected to become queen. Until the abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, in 1936, Princess Elizabeth, with her family, led a relatively private and carefree childhood.

Everything changed when her father reluctantly came to the British throne as King George VI, making the 11-year-old princess next in line.

The programme follows her hectic schedule from two days after her 79th birthday, and also features the April wedding last year of The Prince of Wales and the new Duchess of Cornwall.

Tuesday, June 13, 4.15-4.40pm

Spongebob Squarepants

ATV World

In the Pacific Ocean, a few fathoms beneath the tropical isle of Bikini Atoll, is the sub-surface city of Bikini Bottom. You won't find Bikini Bottom on a map, because no one could possibly chart a subterranean paradise so surreal, so whimsical, and playful. Fish walk and blowing bubbles is an art form. In Bikini Bottom, a resident might live in a plush pineapple surrounded by a landscape full of rope, rivets and tikiheads.

Jellyfish are collected like butterflies. The sounds of sea grasses and sea fans swaying back and forth can create beautiful symphonies.

How can you find out more about this luscious location? Well, the best way to start is by meeting Bikini Bottom's most recognised citizen . . .

Wednesday, June 14, 5.05-5.35pm

All About Animals: Hugo the Hippo

ATV World

Hugo is a young male hippopotamus living in Zambia's Luangwa River. He lives with his mother in a stretch of river ruled by his dad, 'The King of the River' - the biggest, loudest, grumpiest hippo on the river.

They share this territory with many other mothers and babies, but males are only tolerated if they submit to 'the king'. If not, they will have to fight.

Hippos may look clumsy on land, but in reality they can run at over 40km/h - that's faster than an Olympic sprinter.

Hippos have enemies. They share the Luangwa river with Africa's largest population of crocodiles, and beyond its banks lions lie in wait. But the greatest enemy of all is Zambia's changeable weather.

Thursday, June 15, 8.35-9.05pm

Secret Gorillas of Mondika

TVB Pearl

Think you know everything about gorillas? Think again ...

Join Charlotte Uhlenbroek on a journey of discovery deep in the heart of the African jungle.

Despite being one of the world's most familiar animals, surprisingly little is known about the lives of lowland gorillas in the wild. They are the most commonly found gorilla in zoos and they have been feted as King Kong and Congo Pongo. They are the gorillas we feel we know ... but we don't.

Charlotte Uhlenbroek travels to Mondika research station - a unique place, straddling the border between the Central African Republic and the Congo, where a remarkable group of scientists have learned to live alongside a large family group.

In this fragment of forest a study is underway which aims to unlock the secrets of gorilla life. Normally temperamental animals, the gorillas of Mondika are an exception - they have allowed researchers to enter their world.