TV Listings | Amon Goeth and Stan Lee’s Superhumans
The name Amon Goeth might not ring an immediate bell, but on the AFI’s list of the top 50 film villains of all time, he ranked the highest non-fictional baddie. As commander of the Kraków-P?aszów concentration camp, he personally killed over 500 people – many of whom he did indeed shoot for sport – as portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. Inheritance is the story of his daughter’s search for acceptance, 60 years after his hanging.
Dougray Scott’s character in Father & Son (BBC Ent, Sat 20:35) also seeks closure – his criminal past was to blame for the death of his wife. Set in Dublin and Manchester, it’s a gritty, well-crafted thriller.
Hopefully the same will be true of the FA Cup Final and Europa League Final (TV3+, Wed 20:00), while in the Premiership, K6 has possible title deciders Newcastle United vs Manchester City and Manchester Utd vs Swansea City (from Sun 14:00), and relegation clash Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers (Mon 21:00). And don’t forget the World Snooker Championship final (Eurosport, Sun & Mon) and the first stage of Giro D’Italia (Eurosport, Sat 15:30), which this year is in Jutland.
Elsewhere, we’ve always suspected the guy who made Super Size Me is rubbish, and advertising ‘expose’ The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (SV1, Tue 22:00) proves it; Blue Mountain State (TV3+, Tue 21:00) is a US college football comedy of the same ilk as Porky’s; there’s another chance to see Kate Winslet snoozer Mildred Pierce (TV3 Puls, Mon 22:05) and the excellent second series of Sherlock (DR1, Sat 21:45); Stan Lee’s Superhumans (DRHD, Mon 20:00) sees the superhero creator track down freaks of nature; watch Munich Theatre’s 2005 version of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux (DRK, Sat 20:00); Bill Bailey: Tinselworm (BBC Entertainment, Thu 22:00) is strongest when the British comedian experiments with music; avoid awful vampire series The Gates (TV2 Zulu, Sun 11:05); and Simon Cowell, a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show (SV1, Sat 23:35), would enjoy Afghan Star (DR2, Tue 21:00), a doc about the country’s first ever TV singing contest – which for many voters was their first ever experience of democracy.