'The Beatles Anthology' is worth a second look

Today's TV

August 31, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

On ABC tonight, it's the return of the return of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Dr. Quinn's about to have her baby, so of course Mom and Sis arrive to help. Meanwhile, the Army gets orders to move the Indians to another reservation and Sully (Joe Lando) is injured trying to help his friend Cloud Dancing (Larry Sellers). CBS.

"Ushuaia: The Ultimate Adventure" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- French adventurer Nicholas Hulot performs all sorts of derring-do, including: swimming with a 45-foot whale shark in Australia, hang-gliding in the Alps and walking atop a Manhattan construction site. NBC.

"The Beatles Anthology, Part 1" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- OK, so it wasn't the ratings event of the century or even the television event of the decade. "Anthology" is still a very entertaining, very informative, very nostalgic and very good look at what made the Beatles so special -- told in their own words. Part 1 traces the boys from their early years to their big break in America on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964. ABC.

"Touched By An Angel" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's an eventful reunion for a law-school study group gathering once again, this time for the marriage of one of its members. CBS.

"Class Reunion" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The folks responsible for MTV's "The Real World" move to the network with this chronicle of the 10th reunion of Parkrose High School in Portland, Maine. Fifteen people spend four days together realizing how little really has changed (at least that's how my 10-year high-school reunion went, except this class includes a drag queen). NBC.


"Videodrome" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-2 a.m., Sci-Fi) -- James Woods is a TV programmer trying to track down the source of a sex-and-violence-drenched cable channel. Debbie Harry is the femme fatale who shows him the way. Over-the-top weird; wait until you see Woods pull a videocassette out of his stomach!

"Comrade X" (midnight-2 a.m., TCM) -- It's the same old story. Clark Gable is a reporter. Hedy Lamarr is Russia's most glamorous streetcar conductor. Of course they fall in love.

Pub Date: 8/31/96

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