0 Saturday Review (BBC 2) 7.40—8.30pm. A look at the state of
. writing in the British press with a film 2 report from the offices of The
Independent which is launched on
7 O Redbrick (C4) 7.30—8.30pm. The
= publicity blurb for this new series
3 from Tyne Tees forgets. when it
maintains that the only previous
' documentary series about a
:’ University featured Oxford, that the f BBC made a series about Edinburgh University. That was an uneasy and rather unfocussed set of programmes. but Redbrick looks to be more structured ﬂy on the academic wall stuff. Produced by Stephen Garret, ex-producer ofthe
; high-rated Did You See? and the excellent Baby, Baby, the first programme parallels the arrival of
; freshers at Newcastle University
3 with the interview procedure for a politics teaching post.
0 La Balance (BBC 2) 10—11.4(ipm.
e Hugely successful French thriller kicks off Film Club showings
presented by Derek Malcolm.
I Highest grossing film in France after ; ET, it is a tale of romance and crime. 7 Followed by ‘film noir’ Touchez pas Z au grisbi starring Jean Gabin and
i directed by Jacques Becker.
SUNDAY 5 ‘
o The South Bank Show (Scottish) 10.30—11.30pm. Welcome return to Melvyn Bragg‘s consistent arts show, although you will be forgiven for
3 thinking that you have heard all you
- want for the moment on the subject oftomight‘s programme —John
Mortimer. 0 Yield to the Night (C4) 10.20pm—12. 10am. Loosely based on the story of the last woman to be hanged. Made in 1956 it stars Diana Dors in a remarkable performance. No doubt about where the film stands on the issue ofCapital punishment. It makes an interesting comparison with the more recent film, Dance with a Stranger.
i MONDAY 6
i 0 Breakfast Time (BBC 1)
" 6.50—9.05am. OK, so Frank Bough and co weren‘t revamped as I
! predicted last week. But they will be
i and we‘re going to get more
programmes throughout the day, and Robert Kilroy Silk is to be a superstar. All this and more ‘towards the end ofthe month‘.
0 Home - Portrait of a Statesman (Scottish) 10.35—11.35pm. Edward
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Fox narrates, Alastair Burnet interviews and Bob Cuddihy reports for this profile of the former Prime Minister, made by Scottish Television.
o The Life and Love of a She Devil (BBC 2). Dennis Waterman, Patricia Hodge and Julie Wallace star in this four parter, adapted by Ted Whitehead from Fay Weldon‘s novel. Bobbo (Waterman) walks out on hisloathesome wife Ruth (Wallace) in favour ofaltogether
more attractive Mary, but not before
calling Ruth ‘a she-devil‘. Ruth begins to develop strange powers with which to execute her revenge.
0 The Sound of Fury (BBC 2) The Sound of Fury is another in the Film Club series of films introduced by Derek Malcolm. Made by Cyril Endfield, whose work is being represented by the film world. Here
l D - V
is a sympathetic portrayal of an unemployed man who takes up with a killer and a kidnapper. Made in 1951. Shown with Tony Garnett‘s first film in America. Handgun (1981) which also looks at the theme of violence in American society.
‘ :SUNDAY 12
0 The Business Programme (C4) 7.15—8pm. With the Big Bang round the corner. this is an important season for the returning money programme.
0 The South Bank Show (Scottish) 10.30—11.30pm. Andy Warhol is the subject of tonights programme.
TUESDAY. 14 '
o The 1986 Wildscreen Awards (C4) 8.30—10pm. The what? The latest awards show. This on is for films about wildlife. Caught in their native surroundings the reactions of the winners are recorded. Husth commentary from Jonathan -— not endangered species — Dimbleby.
3WEDNESDAY 15 o Hogan’s Heroes (C4) 5—5.30pm. The late Bob Crane is chieﬂy remembered for his part as the US prisoner ofwar in the early sixties classic American sit-com. Remember Klinker (Werner Klemperer)? A fine example of comedy in the Bilko genre. The latest in C4 golden oldie comedy revivals.
As tv critic of the Glasgow Herald, Julie Davidson, the presenter ofthe new Scottish current affairs magazine Down the Line (C4, 8 Oct, 9pm) admits, she may be seen as something of a ‘gamekeeperturned poacher'. It may not make her a kinder critic, she says, butafterthe logistical problems of co-ordinatlng so many different elements, it will make her a more peceptive on.
There has been no shortage of ideas coming forward for the programme, which will be a 6-part monthly series produced by Trevor Davies oi Skyline
and edited by the former Guardian editor, Alastair Hetherington. What makes it different is its intention to offer an alternative point of view, to look at a wide range of issues, - including politics, arts, the environment and industry, at home and abroad, from a Scottish, rather than a London-based perspective. One of the issues Julie Davidson would like to address is the coverage of a Scottish story by its own press compared with the nationals, who all too often ‘Iook for a Scottish story they can hang a kilt on.’ (Sally Kinnes).
3 will be on more spccchamscd programmes.
! concerning drugs - last year rung by over 4,000 people —- will be available
5 Radio and held this year in
Radio Scotland has been more than holding its own amongst radio stations with a current weekly audience of well over one million listeners. it begins a new autumn season this week and the emphasis
’l‘he first of these include Tuesday Review. 7 Oct. 6.30an the new hour-long Scottish arts programme which replaces Prospect and will be presented by Joanna l lickson and a new voice. Robert Dawson Scott (see Shortlist). Also, a new phone-in programme. a genre very successful at its best ~ Saturday Connection 4 ()ct. 9.30am. will be presented by Kirsty Wark. known as the tv presenter of Left. Rig/1! and ( ‘t’nlre.
The best of the rest from the other stations include: Radio Forth: Eurorock 2t) Sept—2 ()ct. Iii-l lpm. Satellite is being used for the first time for radio distribution to 40 commercial stations of the European rock festival broadcast on European
Liverpool. Radiof: City to Cityl ()ct. 2pm. (ilasgow. via the music of Simple Minds. llipsway. Postcard Records and many others is the city in focus this week. Radio 1: Drug Alert Special 16—22 Oct with a launch programme 15 ()ct. 5.45pm. The Rl practical campaign. aimed to help the acute problem of drugs. 'l‘wo minute bulletins will be broadcast on all Rl programmes throughout the week and over l(i() young people will have been interviewed about their experiences with drugs. A free telephone advice service on all issues
. during the campaign ( 16—22 Oct. 2
S.3()am—midnight ). the number is
0800 Sill) 800. There are also free leaflets available which listeners can
- write in for called ‘l)rug Alert: The Basic Facts‘ and ‘l)rug Alert: How to ; (iet iielp‘. Radio 2: Can i Take That
j Again?8()et. llipm. Radio‘sanswer
to [I'll be .»i/rig/ii on the Night. Radio
3: First Night A new programme.
- beginning 7 ()ct l 1pm. which is a
mini arts programme using the formula of an invited speaker giving a ten-minute talk following a first
' night. "l‘heatre’. including drama.
balletand music. from London and outside London will be covered.
Putting it through the Gate [3 ()ct.
3.30pm. is about British film — not so
Programme. 9 ()ct. 9.30am. offers ; Brian Hayes from I-B('. actress Billie Whitelaw and others giving
much the difficulties ofgetting the film through the ‘gate’ ofthe camera. but through the problems of money. backing and will. Producer. Simon Relph ( 'l'lzt’ l’loug/iman 's Lune/1. Wei/zerhy). and writer llanif Kureishi (My Hermit/ill Lawn/ereue). are amongst those well qualified to talk on the problems. Finally. The Radio
comment on how radio does — and doesn‘t — work.