TVHere's a nice new marriage to tickle your TV memories...

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October 27, 1990|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,The Evening Sun Staff Music The Evening Sun Staff Movies The Evening Sun Staff Video The Evening Sun Staff Theater The Evening Sun Staff

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Here's a nice new marriage to tickle your TV memories. In the 1960s, Diana Rigg, right, and David McCallum starred in separate light-hearted spy series, "The Avengers" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (as Emma Peel and Illya Kuraykin, respectively). Now the two come together in "Mother Love," this week's edition of the PBS "Mystery!" series (a three-parter, seen again at 10 tonight on Washington's Channel 26 and 10 p.m. tomorrow on Maryland Public Television channels 22 and 67). Rigg, the host of the series, plays a murderously maternal divorcee and McCallum is the former husband she still hates. Choral music lovers have a tough choice at 3 p.m. tomorrow with two big season-openers, a situation that hopefully will be avoided in the future. At the Basilica of the Assumption downtown is the Handel Choir of Baltimore led by T. Herbert Dimmock. Singers, brass and organ respond to each other with music of Giovani Gabrieli and other composers. Tickets are $13 and $10 at the door, or call Telecharge at 625-1400. Uptown at Kraushaar Auditorium of Goucher College, Tom Hall and Theodore Morrison, current and ex-music directors, lead the Choral Arts Society in Haydn and Mozart pieces. Tickets: $20, $17, $7. Call 523-7070.

Ernest Imhoff Quigley Down Under'' takes place in Australia, but it's really an American western with a change of locale. Tom Selleck, left, stars as the American sharpshooter who journeys to Australia where he expects to work for a landowner. Laura San Giacamo is the daffy young woman who likes the American. San Giacamo and Selleck make a good pair, and this is a pretty good western, as the genre goes. Violence, language. Rating: PG-13. ***

Lou Cedrone ''Pretty Woman'' is little more than a redo of ''My Fair Lady'' (''Pygmalion''), but the film is handled with extreme care. Richard Gere is the businessman who asks a hooker to pose as his companion for a few days. Julia Roberts is the hooker. Sex, language. Rating: R. ****

Lou Cedrone On stage at the Harbour Theatre is the area premiere of the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim fairy tale musical "Into the Woods." This well-paced version, under the able musical direction of David Solem, delights and amuses. Good songs and memorable moments. Outstanding performances by Lynn Sharp Spears and Christopher Moyer as the baker and his wife. Kirsten E. Gerding, right, is Little Red Riding Hood. 1700 York Road. Tickets: $8. 728-1275.

Winnie Walsh

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