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August 20, 2011

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ON WGBH Special MI-5 Season 9 Preview 4 p.m.-midnight WGBH (Channel 2) A special one-day marathon of all eight episodes of Season 9 of MI-5. Spoiler alert: for viewers currently watching Seasons 2 and 3, MI-5 Season 9 will be rebroadcast in spring of 2012.

RADIO HIGHLIGHTS Only a Game 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Yoga for men, a.k.a. “Broga.’’

Q 2 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) A daily arts, culture, and entertainment magazine.

New England Summer Festivals 6 p.m. All-Classical (99.5) Apple Hill (N.H.) Festival.

Live From Tanglewood 7 p.m. All-Classical (99.5) Boston Pops laureate conductor John Williams is joined by violinist Gil Shaham and narrator Morgan Freeman.

MOVIES Emperor of the North 8 p.m., midnight (FXM) A hobo is determined to ride a sadistic conductor’s train. Lee Marvin. PG (1973)

The Italian Job 8 p.m. (AMC) A thief (Mark Wahlberg) tries to reclaim gold that was taken from him in this flat remake. PG-13 (2003)

Knocked Up 8 p.m. (E) Raucous romp about a slacker (Seth Rogen) impregnating a TV personality. R (2007)

A Man Apart 8 p.m. (BET) An ex-cop (Vin Diesel) goes after a bloodthirsty drug lord. Clichéd action flick. R (2003)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 8 p.m. (68) Brits battle the French during the Napoleonic Wars in this sweeping maritime saga. Russell Crowe. PG-13 (2003)

My Baby’s Daddy 8 p.m. (TV1) Infantile comedy about three friends who become fathers together. Eddie Griffin. PG-13 (2004)

Tommy Boy 8:01 p.m. (COM) A bumbler (Chris Farley) vows to save his late father’s business. PG-13 (1995)

The Descent 8:03 p.m., 10:02 p.m. (IFC) Six women are trapped in a cave with gruesome creatures. Shauna Macdonald. R (2005)

Stand and Deliver 8:30 p.m. (WAM) Story of teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos), who inspires unmotivated students. PG (1988)

Steel Magnolias 8:30 p.m. (CMT) Female friendships in a small-town beauty salon. Sally Field. PG (1989)

Step Into Liquid 8:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (ESPNC) Splashy, impressive documentary about surfer culture. Written and directed by Dana Brown. PG (2003)

All About Eve 8:35 p.m. (44) Oscar winner about backstage backstabbing. Bette Davis. NR (1950)

Alone in the Dark II 9 p.m., midnight (TMC) An unlikely man (Rick Yune) is the key to solving a conflict between witches and witch hunters. PG-13 (2008)

Country Strong 9 p.m. (STARZ) Fallen country star Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) strives to resurrect her ailing career. PG-13 (2010)

Deadly Sibling Rivalry 9 p.m. (LIFE) A disturbed woman (Charisma Carpenter) takes over her twin sister’s identity. NR (2011)

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (BRAVO) An ad man woos the author of an article on repelling men. Frothy, but contrived. Kate Hudson. PG-13 (2003)

Personally Yours 9 p.m. (HALMRK) A divorcée (Valerie Bertinelli) rekindles romance. NR (2000)

Titanic 9 p.m. (VH1) James Cameron’s stunning Oscar winner about the doomed luxury liner. Leonardo DiCaprio. PG-13 (1997)

The Culpepper Cattle Co. 9:30 p.m. (FXM) A greenhorn’s first cattle drive is beset by trouble. Gary Grimes. PG (1972)

Fools Rush In 9:30 p.m. (OXY) Two opposites wed after their fling results in a pregnancy. Charming but unoriginal. Matthew Perry. PG-13 (1997)

Predator 2 9:45 p.m. (ENCR) Gory sequel involving the alien and L.A. drug dealers. Danny Glover. R (1990)

Yes Man 9:50 p.m. (TBS) A self-help seminar has a positive effect on a perennial naysayer (Jim Carrey). PG-13 (2008)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 10:03 p.m. (COM) Cash-strapped platonic roommates try to make it in the adult-film business. Seth Rogen. R (2008)

The Heiress 10:15 p.m. (TCM) Olivia de Havilland as a wealthy woman courted by a fortune hunter. NR (1949)

A Few Good Men 10:30 p.m. (AMC) Navy lawyers defend marines accused of murder. Tom Cruise. R (1992)

The Rundown 10:30 p.m. (FAM) The Rock rocks as a mob enforcer tracking his boss’s son in the Amazon. Unrelenting action. PG-13 (2003)

MacGruber 10:45 p.m. (HBO) An oddball soldier of fortune (Will Forte) must stop his nemesis, who has stolen a nuclear weapon. R (2010)

A Single Man 10:45 p.m. (SHO) A British college professor (Colin Firth) mourns the death of his longtime partner. R (2009)

MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang took hostage. R (2010)