What to watch on TV today? Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | TV

15.00 / Movistar Drama


United Kingdom, 1996 (89 minutes). Director: Danny Boyle. Performers: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller.

Many films have taken the world of drugs and drug use as a starting point, but none resembles this. Danny Boyle chose Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name to show this perfectly narrated drama that traces the experiences of a group of outcasts in Edinburgh: an unconscious and sickly young man, a psychopathic alcoholic, an incurable but sweet heroin addict, a cloying and morbid donjuán and, finally, a boy who does not take drugs, but who will end up starting. To bring this diverse group to life, the director turned to a bunch of talented actors such as Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle, who face an uncertain and daunting future. Quite controversial film, it had British pop figures such as Iggy Pop and Lou Reed for its soundtrack.

19.50 / Movistar Action


United States, 1996 (109 minutes). Director: Chuck Russell. Performers: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa L. Williams.

Chuck Russell (The mask) he puts his cinematic knowledge at the service of Schwarzenegger. On this occasion, and with a more elaborate script than normal in the cinema of the muscular actor, he will have to ensure the safety of a girl who works for a secret weapons company. To highlight, its careful special effects.

19.58 / TCM

‘Big Fish’

United States, 2003 (125 minutes). Director: Tim Burton. Performers: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup.

With the visual style that characterizes his always surprising cinema, filmmaker Tim Burton pays homage with this imaginative and dazzling film to his own father and all storytellers. And he does it with a risky balance between humor, drama and terror that tries to reflect the very essence of life. An outstanding fantasy that moves between magic and terror, dreams and legends.

21.00 / Movistar Champions League

European appointment for Barcelona and Seville

This fifth day of the group stage of the Champions League closes for the Spanish teams with the clashes of Seville and Barcelona. The Andalusians, with the pass to the second round already in their pocket, will play the first place in their group tonight against Chelsea at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan. At the same time, Barcelona will travel to Bucharest to visit a Ferencvaros already without qualifying options (they have only drawn one of the four games played in this competition). Koeman’s men will seek a victory that would almost definitely bring him closer to the final first place in the absence of a meeting (with Juventus).

21.45 / Antenna 3

‘El hormiguero’ receives Eva González

Tonight visit the set of The anthill Eva González. The presenter will talk about the end of the party that is preparing for the final of The voice, that arrives next Friday in the prime time of Antena 3. That day it will be discovered who is the winner of La Voz 2020 among all the finalist talents. The appointment will not miss the usual collaborators of the program with the Ants at the head.

21.50 / Telecinco

Prevention, in ‘Horizonte. Covid Report ‘

In this new installment of Horizon. Covid report, Iker Jiménez will address the most recent studies on confirmed cases of Covid-19 and on the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater months before the pandemic was declared and will discuss how the situation would have changed if measures had been applied earlier of prevention together with doctors César Carballo, assistant doctor of the Emergency Service of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid; Miguel Ángel Pertierra, specialist in Otorhinolaryngology and honorary collaborating professor of the Chair of Radiology and Physical Medicine, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Malaga; and the epidemiologist José María Martín-Moreno, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Valencia and doctor in Epidemiology and Public Health from Harvard University.

22.00 / TCM

‘Paris, Texas’

United States, 1984 (145 minutes). Director: Wim Wenders. Performers: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell.

German filmmaker Win Wenders moved to the deserts of Texas (The American friend) to roll, with great skill, this original and sentimental road movie written by Sam Shepard, who was deservedly awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. To highlight, within the excellent general tone of the story, the great role of both Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski.

22.00 / The 2

The intense life of Frank Sinatra

Tonight, Documaster broadcasts the first part of the documentary Sinatra: All or nothing, that reviews the professional and personal life of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, which has numerous testimonies from friends, family and colleagues of the crooner. A documentary with unpublished material produced by HBO, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, which brings us closer to the legend of the singer and actor. A work nominated for the Emmy Awards, which has been directed by Alex Gibney and in which, in addition to Sinatra himself, many other singers such as Harry Belafonte and Tony Bennett or the daughters of the crooner, Tina and Nancy. Some testimonies that contribute to elaborate an accurate mosaic of what Sinatra was and what it still means in contemporary popular culture.

22.00 / Movistar Drama


United Kingdom-India, 1982 (181 minutes). Director: Richard Attenborough. Performers: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox.

Richard Attenborough (Chaplin) got one of the most awarded films in the history of cinema (oscars including best film, direction, actor -excellent role of Ben Kingsley- and photography, among others) with this biography of the man who with his philosophy of peace and non-violence became one of the great historical leaders of the last century, Gandhi.

22.30 / Sundance TV

‘Motorcycle Diaries’

Argentina-Chile-Peru-United States, 2004 (127 minutes). Director: Walter Salles. Performers: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mía Maestro.

Walter Salles (Central Station of Brazil) It was based on the diaries of Ernesto Che Guevara (here Gael García Bernal) and his travel companion, Alberto Granado (played by Rodrigo de la Serna), to make this outstanding character portrait. An emotional journey towards the awakening of consciousness that achieved, among other awards, the Goya for best adapted screenplay and the Oscar for best song for Jorge Drexler.

22.40 / Telecinco

New incorporation in ‘La que se avecina’

The cast of The one that looms adds a new member, the actress Silvia Casanova, giving life to Vicente’s mother, Natividad, in this installment, entitled A sex terrorist, a drug lord and a quantum leap. The imminent closure of the asylum in which she is located will take her to Mirador de Montepinar. Furthermore, after discovering that her mother-in-law is alive, Fermín tries to convince her husband to welcome her into their home. Meanwhile, Enrique goes to the doctor encouraged by Bruno to have a check-up and they announce that he has contracted the human papilloma virus. The news spreads like wildfire causing great anxiety among the women who have had sex with him.

22.45 / Antenna 3

Fifth Gala of ‘Mask Singer’

The masks have already revealed their first cards and four have already been discovered. León was the least voted by the public in the first gala and had to reveal his identity: the celebrity and influencer Georgina Rodríguez. In the second gala, the least voted was Pulpo and left everyone astonished after revealing who was hiding underneath: Pepe Navarro. On the third night it was Norma Duval who unmasked herself under Unicorn. Last week, Máximo Huerta was revealed under Gamba. Tonight, the fifth gala of Mask Singer: guess who sings, in which the eight masks remaining in the competition are unified to compete in a single race that will have a single winner. Poodle, Chameleon, Crow, Pig, Catrina, Monster, Sunflower and Peacock will sing again with their real voices and give new clues about their personality. At the end of the night, one of them will be unmasked. In addition, the night comes with a new surprise. An invited researcher will make an appearance with the rest of the permanent researchers to try to clarify their ideas, contribute new theories and thus advance the search for the identities of celebrities.

22.50 / Four

Health deficiencies

Spanish Healthcare is considered one of the best in the world, but the pandemic has brought out some shortcomings in our Public Health system: primary care centers, hospitals and emergencies overwhelmed by COVID cases, precarious contracts, lack of labor supply , flight of health workers to other countries, lack of means and differences between autonomous communities are some of the facts in which the In the spotlight. The reporters María Miñana and Mireia Llinares tour in The holes of healing various points of Spain visiting hospitals and health centers to see the reality they live and collect testimonies from doctors, nurses and workers.

23.10 / Movistar CineÑ

‘The barbarian years’

Spain, 1998 (115 minutes). Director: Fernando Colomo. Interpreters: Jordi Mollà, Ernesto Alterio, Hedy Burress, Juan Echanove.

The adventures of two political prisoners of the Franco regime who, after being held in the Valley of the Fallen, escape helped by collaborators from France center this irregular story about the fight for freedom. Despite the good work of Jordi Mollà and Ernesto Alterio, a film called for bigger companies.

23.40 / COSMO

‘The name of the rose’

The name of the rose. Italy-France-Germany, 1986 (130 minutes). Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud. Performers: Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Christian Slater.

Umberto Eco’s well-known novel was brought to the screen by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud. An interesting European production that, with a really successful period atmosphere, successful performances -especially Sean Connery in the role of Fray Guillermo de Barskerville- and a clever and well-resolved script, achieved good numbers at the box office.

23.40 / The 1

Human trafficking, in ‘Comando nowadays’

Cameras Current command they accompany the brigade of the National Police specializing in human trafficking and witness the arrest of the alleged members of a network that trades with women to enslave and prostitute them. Human trafficking is the third illegal source of income in the world, after drug and arms trafficking. It is the invisible crime. The victims are very afraid and have very few alternatives. Another of the teams in the program accompanies the Civil Guard during the inspections carried out by the agents in the settlements of seasonal workers and on the farms and reveals the most unknown face of these criminal organizations: the recruitment of people for the purpose of labor exploitation.

24.00 / The 2

‘Crónicas’ premieres ‘I’m not a racist, but …’

Questions like are we racists in Spain? How do we define racism? or which are the most discriminated communities? are the starting point of I am not a racist but…., new report of Chronicles which tries to answer these questions with the testimonies of people who have suffered and suffer racism in our country. Santiago Zannou, film director, Ousman Umar, founder of an NGO, Mis Raisa, rapper, or Mariano González, president of the Romani Union of Madrid, are some of the protagonists of ‘tonight.