Worth noting on TV

FRIDAY Twilight Zone (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): This Rod Serling-influenced series has proved to be the best of the current anthology series.

Master Harold . . . and the Boys (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): ``Great Performances'' presents South African Athol Fugard's 1984 study in repressed, and unrepressed, racial tensions.

Jinx (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): San Francisco Ballet production of Lew Christensen creation. SATURDAY

On Location: Rich Little (HBO cable, 10-11 p.m.): ``Night of 42 Stars,'' and Rich Little plays 'em all. SUNDAY

Kane & Abel (CBS, 8-11 p.m.; also Monday and Tuesday, 9-11 p.m.): Peter Strauss and Sam Neill in Jeffrey Archer's novel of entrepreneurial power and revenge.

Selva Verde: The Green Jungle (8-9, p.m.): ``Nature'' special filmed in Belize explores the natural history of that area's forest plants and animals.

The Execution of Raymond Graham (ABC, 9-11 p.m.): Live drama examines the dilemma of capital punishment.

Hostage Flight (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): A group of American passengers on a hijacked flight overthrows the terrorists and then judges them. Airborne vigilantism.

Freckled Rice/The Departure (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Second in ``Silkscreen'' series on Asian-American artists and writers. MONDAY

The Canterville Ghost (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): ``Wonderworks'' version of classic family drama.

First Platoon (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Photo record of a week-long NATO war exercise by a US Marine batallion. TUESDAY

We Are the World: A Year of Giving (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): A review of the various groups that undertook to save the world with songs.

Tornado (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): ``Nova'' special takes a breathless look at the Big Wind.

The Knife Edge of Deterrence (9-10 p.m.): Edwin Newman hosts the follow-up to the Gwynne Dyer ``War'' series. WEDNESDAY

The Congo With Michael Wood (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Another in the superb ``River Journeys'' series.

Lost in London (CBS, 8-10 p.m.): Emmanuel Lewis in a whimsical comedy-drama, harmlessly charming.

Dynasty II: The Colbys (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): Right after the regularly scheduled ``Dynasty'' comes this new spinoff/rip-off. You may find yourself all Dynasty-ed out.

The Creation of the Universe (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): Timothy Ferris investigates the various theories of the origin of our universe, complete with super graphics. The ultimate scientific detective story. THURSDAY

Patti LaBelle Special (NBC, 10-11 p.m.): Pop songs sung by a rock crossover talent.

Please check local listings, since, especially for PBS, local option sometimes results in different dates and times. -- 30 --

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