0 Scottish Assembly Special (Scottish) 10.30—1 1.30pm. Scottish clergy and others concerned with the moral aspects of the Aids problem in a special debate. See Shortlist.
0 There is a Happy Land (74 8.15—8.45pm First ofthrec programmes directed by John McGrath of songs and stories performed by 7:84 Scotland theatre company.
0 Saturday Review ( BBCZ) 9—9.55pm. Martin Scorsese talks about his latest film. The Colour of Money.
0 The Omen (Scottish) lil.45pm—12.45am. The classic and really rather horrible movie about the anti-Christ Damien.
o Stranger in Paradise (‘4 35am Down By Law director Jim Jarmusch's second film was this made in black and white drama about a young Hungarian (John Lurie) living in New York and trying to forget the largely eccentric background from which he comes. ()ut of that background comes his sixteen year old cousin (Eszter Balint) to stay. Unwelcome at first they slowly realise they have a lot in common. The film follows the relationship as it is revived a year later at the whim of the winnings on a card game which allows Lurie to visit Balint in Cleveland where she is living a drab existence with her aunt played wonderfully by Cecillia Stark. who determidly hangs on to herHungarian personality. Wim Wenders provided Jarmusch with the camera to make this film and in its foreigners‘ eye view of America the directors have much in common.
0 State of the Art (‘4 8.15—9.15pm The series looking at modern art from rather oblique standpoints continues with an interviews with the late Joseph Beuys. Antony Gormley. Miriam Cahn and Howard Hodgkin. The catchall subject of tonight‘s programme is ‘Imagination‘.
0 Robert Burns: a Journey (BBC 1)
1(). 10—1 1pm. Serious treatment of one of Scotland‘s great poets with William Mcllvanney retracing Burns‘ 1787 exploration of the Highlands and its myths.
0 Burns- In Search of Auid Sangs (Scottish) 8.45—9.30pm. Interesting andto an extent complimentary programme to the above. Jean Redpath presents the results of her fifteen year search for the ‘original‘
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o Chateauvallon C4 8.30—9.30pm The Eurosoap inspired by French Minister of Culturc‘s attacks on Dallay and Dynasty — ‘a financial and intellectual imperialism that no longer. or rarely. grabs territory but grabs conciousness, ways of thinking. ways ofliving'. The wealthy Berg family (who own the local newspaper) clash with the Yugoslav immigrant family, the Kovalics. in various dramas oflife in the Loire. Despite plots that seem straight out ofDallas. the executive producer claims soap has its origins in Balzac and Dumas. Tonight's showing is dubbed into English but the programme is repeated in the French with subtitles on Thursday
0 Shane C4 6—7pm. Not the marvellous Alan Ladd film version but a new television series from the Us starring David Carradine as the gunfighter who would like to hang up his gun. Watch as the Carradine displays the same talent for anguished execution ofviolence he displayed so well in Kung Fu.
0 Jazz at the Gateway (C4) 11.45pm—12.3()am Oscar Peterson with another of the Jazz series presented from STV‘s Gateway Studios in Edinburgh. Tonight’s
IN CLARK’S SHOES No Fire Escape in Hell, 8801, Jan 27, 10.20pm. Michael Clark’s ballet company does not set out to confirm its audience in its beliefs or its view of the world. It seeks to challenge, if not to shock and Clark’s approach is full of irony, introducing the ‘unacceptable', but the everyday, into his imagery. ‘He’s taken what is considered provocative and obscene, but they happen all the time. To see it on stage was great’, says one of the company. He ignores limits and in the ballet it is the men who show their nipples through slits in their skin-tight costumes Michael Clark is a 24 year old, Aberdeen-born dancer and choreographer. Technically his choreography is very specific, very innovative. Using rock music he introduces rhythms into the technique which are quite different from classical ballet and suit his challenging purpose. The ballet, No Fire Escape in Hell, is a new commission from Sadlers Wells in London, and is the first appearance of Clark's own company in a large theatre for a wide audience. if you didn't know his work before, this documentary is a well-shot and carefully assembled introduction. (Sally Kinnes)
guests Albert Mangelsdorff,
trombonists. and Geoff Castle and his Impressions Orchestra.
0 Cheers (C4) l0—l().3()pm. Opening time for a new series of the excellent US comedy series. The big question left hanging at the end ofthe last series is set to be answered tonight — has Sam proposed to Diane or Janet. 0 40 Minutes (BBCZ) 9.30—10. 10pm. Struggle for Stonebridge. The account of the conversion of a bus depot in Stonebridge into a community centre designed to help the social problems of this poor. black community.
0 The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (C4) 12.2(i—1.()5am. New alternative chat show. Worth staying in for I‘m assured.
0 Up Line (C4) Ten years ago Howard Schuman brought us the excellent Rock Follies which only the advent of Punk limited in its inﬂuence. Up Line is his first major series since then and this time it is set in the world ofthe ‘Alternative Comedian‘ — indeed Alexei Sayle and Hugh Laurie take straight parts in this production. Described by Schuman as an ‘edgy comedy with thriller overtones‘ it stars Neil Pearson. Carloine Quentine and Paul Brown as the alternative comedians who get involved with a pyramid selling organisation to fund their comedy.
o A Tale of Two Sisters (C4) The story of two Eurasian sisters born at the turn of the century and their very different lives. One now lives in London, the other in San Fransisco.
Comedy seems to be the least of the things coming up on the radio in the next fortnight with only an old star in a new series. The Milligan Papers. Wed 28. R4. 6.30pm is the first in a series of six programmes by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. Drama, as usual. is more of a heavyweight in programming hours. At the deep end the three Theban plays of Sophocles are repeated on R3. beginning Tues 3. 7.30pm with Tim Pigot-Smith as Oedipus the King and Sian Phillips as Jocasata. Produced by David Spencer.
A moral dilemma On the Road to Vichy. for two Edinburgh medical students is the theme of Sandy Mcall-Smith‘s play. Wed 4. R4, 3pm. With Jimmy Chisolm and Gilly Gilchrist.
American playwright Richard Stayton has long been contending that there is a dangerous delusion among the Reagans‘ administration regarding the ‘survivability‘ of nuclear war. His play Afterthe First Death. Mon 26. R4. 8.55pm looks at a post-bomb world from the point of view of two children. played by 12 year olds from the American School in London.
Frozen Assets by Barrie Keeffe. R3. Fri 30. 7.30 pm is broadcoast 3 days after it opens in London at the Half Moon theatre. It's the story ofyoung Buddy (Juliam Firth) who is sent to Borstal fro car theft where he accidentally kills a warder and goes on the run. With Jody Loe. Clive Mantle and Harold Innocent. Produced by Richard Wortley.
In Jazz: Blues with a Difference. R3. Wed 28, 12.30pm. the difference is Kingsley Amis. Contrary to popular myth. he wrote a host ofother novels before winning the Booker Prize for the Old Devils and has been a life-long jazz fan and critic. The
series begins (the first ofsix) by looking at cornettist Bix Beiderbecke.
Eurythmics. recently back in Glasgow with a sell—out success at the SSEC are profiled on Radio Clyde, Sun 25, 7.05pm by Dougie Donnelly.
Three hundred years late, a Scarlatti (1660—1725) is premiered on R3, Thurs 5, 7.30pm. It appears under the invented title ofUna Villa (II Tuscolo and was unearthed untitled, unknown and unperformed in the Vatican Library last year by French musicologist Jean Lionnet. A simple love story. it remained unplayed because Pope Innocent XI banned stage performances in the
year ofits completion (1675). Charles Medlam conducts the London Baroque.
Finally, Burns Night. Rising to the occasion David Hayman and Phyllis Logan star in The Millers Heel. R4,
25 Jan, 7.15pm.
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