Hepburn may be enough to keep you inside today

Today's TV

April 20, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

A Saturday afternoon outside or Audrey Hepburn on the tube? Decisions, decisions

"My Fair Lady" (Noon-3 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Even if the weather's nice, this is one of the few films that could convince you to spend a Saturday afternoon indoors. The songs are wonderful, Audrey Hepburn quite loverly and Stanley Holloway steals the spotlight whenever he shows up on-screen -- as Eliza's dad, he may well be the best part of the movie. A real winner. ABC

"Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Inside Sports is looking for women to appear in a photo spread, and the women lifeguards hope the magazine uses them. Gosh, I wonder why the magazine folks would want to do that?

"St. Helens: Out of the Ash" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Hard to believe, but life is slowly returning to Mount St. Helens, the Washington volcano that so spectacularly blew its top in 1980. PBS

"CityKids All Star Celebration" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A group of talented teens sing, dance and declaim about the need to rescue America's youth from the morass in which they find themselves sinking. Demi Moore, who serves as CityKids national spokeswoman, is the host, and the star-studded lineup of guests includes Paula Abdul, Michael Bolton, Salt-N-Pepa, Drew Barrymore, Ricki Lake and Sinbad. The kids are very talented, and the show no doubt well-intentioned, if so self-consciously hip that it almost hurts. Still, you wonder if a show like this is more hucksterism than altruism that is, does it do any more than give some stars another chance to appear on the tube? ABC.

"Hope & Gloria" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Hope (Cynthia Stevenson) decides she wants to be a mom. She'd better hurry; doesn't look like the show's coming back next season. NBC.

Cable

"Violets are Blue" (3 p.m.-5 p.m., A&E) -- Sissy Spacek and Kevin Kline, former high school sweethearts now otherwise married, fall in love in and around Ocean City. See how many of the locales you recognize.

(8 p.m.-9: 45 p.m., HBO) -- Negro league baseball legends Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige battle it out with relative newcomer Jackie Robinson over who will be the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues.

"Scarface" (10 p.m.-2 a.m., repeats 2 a.m.-6 a.m. tomorrow, TNT) -- Brian DePalma provides a dictionary definition of the word overkill with this 1983 remake of the 1932 crime classic. This time, instead of Paul Muni as a Chicago hood, it's Al Pacino as a rising drug lord whose idea of a good time is burying his face in a mound of cocaine. Notable only as the film that first suggested Michelle Pfeiffer could actually act.

Pub Date: 4/20/96

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