0 Scottish Questions (Scottish) 10.30—11.30pm. Colin MacKay with another edition of the programme in which the ‘Studio Electors‘ have a chnace to question the politicians.


0 Saturday Review (BBC 2) 7.40—8.30pm. Jonathan Pryce and Sinaed Cusak talk about their Royal Shakespeare Company interpretations of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

0 Television and Foreign Reporting (BBC 2) 8.30—9.40pm. Jonathan Dimbleby looks at the advances made in tv reporting in fifty years of television.

0 Unnatural Causes ‘Hidden Talents‘ (Scottish) 9—10pm. Seven months

For someone who ‘gets out of breath doing the Guardian crossword’, Radio 2’s Ray Moore has let himself in lot a pretty exhausting time. On Tues 18 Nov, his 5.30-7.30am show will be coming ‘live' from Crown Point Stadium in Glasgow where he, Jimmy Mack and any other ‘hare-brained' early morning jogging enthusiasts will be running in aid of Children in Need. The BBC’s annual campaign last year raised 23 million, a large proportion at which came from Scotland and Ireland. This year therelore. it was decided to give the campaign as wide a national spread as possible and Bay will also be running in Belfast, Manchesterand

before she died one ofshow business‘s most public deaths. Pat Phoenix finished Hidden Talents. in which she plays a dying variety artist. Central Television‘s play, the second in a series of plays with distinguished casts which include Prunella Scales. Miranda Richardson and Frances de la Tour. Hidden Talents centres on old wounds re-opened as long-lost son Stanley returns home.

0 The Andrew Lloyd-Webber Story

10—1 1.30pm. This is a South Bank Show Special. so you know that ALW is going to get serious treatment. Eclectic Braggian appreciation of the Arts often leans towards the jingling ofcash registers. 0 Six ol Hearts (C4) 11.45pm—12.45am. ‘A Boy Called Mary‘. Kris Kirk. journalist. isn't very much out of the ordinary as this profileofhis life. using documentary. drama. music and comedy demonstrates. This new series is a sadly necessary reminder


Birmingham. It is apparently Ray’s wile who is really the keen jogger and he is looking on it ‘more as a sponsored staggerthan an Olympic 1500 metres’. Over in Edinburgh, Jimmy MacGregor’s show will be broadcast from Waverley Market on Fri 21 Nov, from 9am, where an auction, open to all, will be selling all a casque ol 8 year-old malt whisky and plane tickets as part of Radio Scotland’s contribution to the appeal. . .During Fridaylhere will be a constant update on how the appeal is going. Listeners can make their own donations by ringing 041 338 6161 or by contacting any of the BBC's local studio centres. (Sally Kinnes).

that to be gay is not to be a freak. Future programmes will tell the stories ofa package holiday representative, a furniture maker and a commedienne, singer and community worker.


0 Beyond Reasonable Doubt (C4) 8.15—9.45pm. Olivia O’Leary, presenter of Yorkshire’s excellent First Tuesday, presents the same company‘s summary of the growing evidence that a huge miscarriage of justice occurred following the IRA bombings in Britain ten years ago. The programme draws on material first seen in a First Tuesday report and a World in Action programme. 0 The Singing Detective (BBC 1) 905—10. 15pm. Dennis Potter’s Pennies from Heaven was a milestone in the breaking down of generic convention offilm-making, and his new series. which concerns the hallucinath adventures of popular fiction writer Philip Marlowe (but not that one) looks as ifit might go further. A major offering for the Autumn don‘t miss it.

0 Room at the Bottom (Scottish) l0—10.30pm. Bottom of the barrel comedy about tv folk from Yorkshire.

0 Naseeb (Destiny) (C4)

2.30—5. 10pm. A new season of ‘All India Blockbusters" begins with this 1981 film featuring India‘s biggest star, Amtabh Bachchan. in a tale of conflict and treachery when a lottery divides four friends. The film is directed and produced by Manmohan Desai, who has had more hits than Spielberg.


0 Remington Steele (C4) 6—6.55pm. Rescued. ifthat’s the word. from the BBC. who had dropped the stylish detective series.

0 The London Standard Drama Awards (Scottish) 10.30—11.30pm. When is someone going to give us some Scottish Drama Awards?

0 City Lights (BBC 1) The uneven, but sometimes on-the-nail comedy show ends its first series tonight.


0 King Priam (C4) 9—1 1.20pm. Nicholas Hytner‘s production for Kent Opera of Michael Tippett’s tragedy ofTroy. The cast includes Rodney Macann as Priam. Omar Ebrahim as Hector. Howard Haskin as Paris and Anne Mason as Helen. in a production that was first performed at the New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

0 The Visit (BBC 1) Second part of the Desmond Wilcox documentary about Pat Kerr and her mission, with the help ofBritish Airways colleagues. to raise the £300,000 necessary to save and rehouse the children ofa soon to be closed orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


0 Father Brown (C4) 9.30—1 1 . 10pm. 1954 version of the G K Chesterton short stories with Alec Guinness as the sleuth priest.

0 Phil Silvers (Bilko) (BBC 2) 10.10-10.35pm. Return ofthe wonderful old American sit-com.


O The Tube (C4) 5.30—7pm. Catch Alice Cooper (See Feature) along with Iggy Pop in this week‘s edition.


The Russian season on Radio 3 moves from Russian to Soviet during its last two weeks. moving into the twentieth century in a fortnight which sees the beginning of exiled directors Yuri Lyubimov‘s new production of the tragic epic. Jenula by Janacek at the Royal Opera House, London on 17 November. The season on Radio 3 has been warmly received for making many works more accessible and for giving a welcome grounding in Russian literature and musicianship. Over the next fortnight, it moves from the better-known Chekhov and Gorky, to lesser-known twentieth-century writers. some heard here for the first time. Myaskovsky‘s witty play The Bedbug. a satire on Communism and first performed in 1929 (the year before he took his own life), can be heard on R3. Fri 21 Nov. 7.30pm and the ‘placard style‘ of Vishnevsky in The Optimistic Tragedy, R3. Tues 18 Nov, 7.30pm with Toyah Wilcox,

and produced by Ned Chaillet. Of plays by authors writing today. there is Gorin's Forget Herostratus R3, Tues 25 Nov, 7.30pm, which embraces both classical and contemporary themes. with Edward de Souza, produced by John Theocharis and Samuel Alyoshin‘s Theme and Variations, R3. Sun 23 Nov, 5pm, which is concerned with the personal and interpersonal. with treachery and betrayal.

In her talk, On ice. R3. Sat 15 Nov. 9.45pm, Mary Seton-Watson considers the lessening of censorship on Soviet official literature in the first oftwo talks. Bringing Russia sharply into the twentieth century, actor and writer Paul Copley‘s play. On May Day, R4, Sun 23 Nov. 2.30pm. is based on the Chernobyl disaster and prompted by his experience ofbeing in Russia at the time. He first received the news from a telephone call from his wife, Natasha Pyne, who stars in the play. in which the roles are reversed and it is she who is the one who is on hohday.

Briefly, ofthe non-Russian and non-drama output, there is Max Wall, in conversation with Michael Pointon, R2, Wed 19 Nov. 10pm, talking about his 60-year career in radio, television and theatre; Beaujolais Nouveau, the marketing success story of the last decade is examined in Beaujolais Days, R4. Tues 18 Nov. 4pm, and an examination of the £27 billion owed to the credit cards, finance houses and retailers as Radio 4 considers Who Gets the Credit?, Thurs 20 Nov. 7.40pm.

15The List 14— 27 November