Disney lineup puts forth a few 'best pictures'

Today's TV

March 20, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Considering the lineup on Disney tonight, this might not be a bad time to come down with insomnia.

"World Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Elvis Stojko takes on Todd Eldredge in the men's finals, taped yesterday and today in Switzerland. Also on tap: the pairs finals. ABC.

"Suddenly Susan" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Lucky Susan: Her relationship with Adam (Brett Cullen) is improving; she's even impressing his kids and his ex-wife. Poor Jack (Judd Nelson): His marriage is kaput. How will everything turn out? You won't find out tonight -- this episode's the second of a three-parter. But you will get to watch Kathy Ireland, who plays Adam's ex-wife. Trading in Kathy Ireland for Brooke Shields. Is this a trade up? NBC.

"Mystery!" (9 p.m.-10: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Derek Jacobi is Brother Cadfael, a 12th-century monk who doubles as a Dark Ages Sherlock Holmes. In "The Virgin in the Ice," a nun's body is found in a frozen pond, and when a fellow monk appears to be the guilty party, it's up to Cadfael to clear his name. PBS.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The search for the killer of the big-time Hollywood studio executive continues, only this go-round, it's the prosecutors' turn to head to L.A., as Ross and McCoy (Carey Lowell and Sam Waterston) butt heads with some temperamental judges. Expect lots of nastiness between Ross and her ex, who's representing the prime suspect. NBC.

Cable

"Oliver!" (7 p.m.-9: 30 p.m.), "My Fair Lady" (9: 30 p.m.-12: 25 a.m.), "Out of Africa" (12: 25 a.m.-3: 20 a.m. tomorrow) and "Going My Way" (3: 20 a.m.-5: 30 a.m. tomorrow, Disney) -- This evening of Best Picture Oscar winners should get you in the mood for Monday's Academy Awards. "Oliver!" took considerable heat for jollying-up a fairly dark Dickensian tale (Fagin as a lovable old coot? Hmmm ), but the music is catchy, even if the dancing orphans are a bit much. "Lady" oozes class from every pore, and it's a rollicking good time to boot; Stanley Holloway is a particular joy, and Audrey Hepburn is well, Audrey Hepburn. "Africa," based on the writings of Isak Dinesen, has Meryl Streep and Robert Redford falling in love with a continent and with themselves (and taking their sweet time doing it), while "Way" is a charmer that has Bing Crosby as Catholicism's most tuneful pastor and Barry Fitzgerald as the feistiest of feisty Irish priests (both won Oscars). Don't leave this one early; you'll miss one of the great tear-jerking endings.

Pub Date: 3/20/97

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