``Goldfinger,'' supplies the gleam tonight

TODAY'S TV

December 06, 1993

It's a night in which lots of made-for-TV movies fill the schedule, but even so it's hard to find anything that in and of itself is filling. The only shining item of the bunch, in fact, is "Goldfinger," a movie that's one month shy of its 30th anniversary year.

* "I'll Fly Away" (8-9 p.m., WETA, Channel 26) -- The timing is a little off on this repeat: It's a Thanksgiving episode, coming more than a week late. But the story itself is a particularly potent leftover, relatively speaking -- it's the episode in which Forrest's wife returns from the mental institution and Lilly's brother returns from an eye-opening visit to the North. PBS.

* "Doing Time on Maple Drive" (8-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Fox says this 1992 drama is its highest-rated original TV movie ever, which is surprising, because it's such an unusually dour one for that particular network. James B. Sikking, James Carrey and Lori Loughlin are among the stars. Fox.

* "Monday Night Football" (9 p.m.-conclusion, WJZ, Channel 13) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are visiting the Dallas Cowboys, whose last nationally televised game ended with them handing (or, technically, footing) a victory to the Miami Dolphins in the final seconds. The Eagles want to prove that their victory last week was no fluke; the Cowboys, on the other hand, want to prove that their loss last week was. ABC.

* "A Kiss to Die For" (9-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Step A: Sexy, unidentified woman kills a man and exits, leaving behind a "Bedroom Eyes" escort service calling. Step B: Handsome, despondent man (Tim Matheson) decides to kill himself by leaping from a train, but is stopped by a beautiful woman (Mimi Rogers) who encourages him to seize the moment, and her, in a passionate embrace. Step C: The woman turns out to have hidden secrets, and may or may not be the deadly "Bedroom Eyes." Mimi Rogers can be very sexy, but audiences of her other movies already know that, so there aren't many surprises in "A Kiss to Die For" -- although the drama tries to make the most out of one central twist. NBC.

* "Late Night With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- For the first time since shifting to CBS, Letterman takes a vacation and offers a week of repeats. He deserves all the rest, and acclaim, he can get. Tonight's headliner: Sylvester Stallone. CBS.

Cable

* "Goldfinger" (10:50 p.m.-1:15 a.m., TBS) -- Still the best James Bond film, with Sean Connery's 007 against the best villains, and with the best women.

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