day, In chronological order. Television Listings compiled by Tom Leppin.

BBC programming is liable to be occasionally disrupted by the extensive coverage at the Winter Olympics.


I Caught In The Act ( BBCl )8.3o—9pm. Shane Richie introduces the home video game-show with more clips from regional contestants. pltts contributions from around the world. I Cheers (Channel 4) 9—9.3(ipm. Rebecca and Sam disappear for a quiet wekend away to ponder their planned parenthood. I The Good Guys (Scottish) 9— ltlpm. Guy Lofthousc's niece dies under mysterious circumstances. The police call it suicide. but her sister thinks it could be murder. I Dream On (Channel 4) 10- 10.35pm. Martin‘s latest romance takes an awkward turn when he disCovers that the new woman in his life used to be a porn star.

I The Funny Farm (Scottish) ll.l()—l 1.40pm. Stu You Know Who introduces comedy from David lanucci. Jimmy Chisholm. Lee Evans. Jimmy Tingle and music front the l lumpff Family. I Rock The Box: Phantom Ol The Paradise (Channel 4) 12.(i5—1.45am. A rather amusing rock musical send-up ofthe classic horror story. The storyline remains the same. the songs (by Paul Williams who also stars as the baddie) are almost as bad as Lloyd Webber's. but Brian De Palma‘s direction is reliably scary.


I RightTo Reply (Channel 4)6.3()—7pm. Sheena McDonald hosts another set of viewers' complaints and ideas and offers them a chance to tackle the programme- makers with their objections.

I Fine Cut: Last Images Oi War(BBC2) 7.3(l—9pm. A series offcature-length documentariesoffering independent directors the opportunity to combine their skills with their current passions. Stephen Olsson and Scott Andrews tell the harrowing story offour journalists who died while reporting the warin Afghanistan.

I Three Men And A Baby(Scottish) 7.50—9.45pm. The Hollywood version ofa turgid old French movie brightens things up by dispensing with the subtitles and throwing in a batch of hit or miss gags. Tom Selleck. Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg star as the bachelors bringing up baby. Should be nauseating. but is actually quite amusing.

I TV Heaven: 1963 (Channel 4)

8—11.1(lpm. Frank Muir presentsthe

second of the nostalgia evenings. Along with the usual selection of title sequences. commercials and snippets we are given complete screenings of a pompous This Week discussion on the satire boom. Harold Pinter's controversial and

g powerful play The Lover. and a rare early 1 episode of The A vengers. starring Honor

Blackman and Patrick MacNee. I Aspel And Company (Scottish) l(i.2()-—l 1.05pm. Bland Mike is joined by

5 flame-haired singer Vanessa Redgrave I and camp old thesp Mick Hucknall. i I Court TV: America On Trial (Channel 4)

ll.1()pm—12.4()am. A new series featuring

; footage from actual cases in the American I courts. Included in the first programme is material from the current trial of

,. Wisconsin serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

See preview..

I Silverado(BBC2)9.5()—11.55pm. Lawrence Kasdan wrote and directed this comedy western in 1985. Scott Glenn is the hero hell-bent on gaining revenge on a band ofgunmen who ambushed him. He enlists the aid of fellow desperadoes Kevin Kline. Kevin Costner and Danny Glover and heads for the lawless town of Silverado. ruled by a despotic sheriff (John Cleese). Uneven. but generally fun.


I Scottish Lobby (BBCZ) Noon—12.30pm. The first Westminster-based programme dealing with Scottish issues. presented by parliamentary editor John Foster.

I Scottish Eye (Channel 4) 5—5 .30pm. investigative journalism programme tackling issues of topical interest.

I Star Chamber (Channel 4) 5.30—6pm. Politicians get a grilling from the Star Test computer in a new ‘pop politics scries'. First in the hot seat is Roy Hattersley. talking about his favourite pop group and first sexual experience among weighticr matters. See preview.

I Whicker’s World - Down Under( Channel 4) 8—8. 30pm. Whicker meets some ofthe migrants from Britain who have found success in the sun. and embraced the Australian way oflife.

I On The Edge: Improvisation In Music (Channel 4) 8.30—9.30pm. The third programme in the innovative music series features the work of Max Roach who teaches jazz improvisation to Harlem schoolchildren. Butch Morris. the inventor of conduction improvised conducting— also appears.

I Trying Times (BBCZ) 8.55—9.25pm. Candice Bergen makes a rare small-screen appearance as a woman deciding to move house after 20 years in the same home. Keanu Reeves plays a hapless removal

I Burning Boolts (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. The irreverent book review programme continues to cover the pick of the week‘s releases in an authoritative but witty style. I Mastermind (BBC1)9.55-10.25pm. The erudite quiz returns for the 20th consecutive year. hosted as ever by grim lcelander Magnus Magnusson.

I Screen Two: The Object Ol Beauty(BBC2) l0—l 1.40pm. John Malkovich and Andie sex. lies and videotape MacDowell star as an attractive American couple killing time in an expensive London hotel and wondering how to pay the bill. Sellinga small Henry Moore sculpture seems a possible solution. but the couple cannot agree on a course of action. and much of the film is taken up with their squabbling. A slight. uninvolving tale somewhat overplayed by the principals.


I Evening Shade (Channel 4) 8.3twpm. Burt Reynolds stars in a new sitcom as ex-pro footballer Wood Newton taking a job as a school sports coach in a small town.

I Underbelly(BBC2) 9—9.55pm. A new four-part political thriller topically following the story of a millionaire property speculator Stephen Crowe. Crowe (played by Glasgow Citizens‘ stalwart David llayman) is sentenced to three years in prison after a majorfraud trial.

I Coast Of Dreams (Channel 4 ) 9— lllpm. The first of a two-part documentary about Britons who have made their home on the Costa Del Sol. The first programme looks at Mike and Betti Thompson who have run the Bees Knees pub for over five years. I bet they sell Watney‘s Red Barrel.

I thirtysomething (Channel 4) l()—l().55pm. The nauseating l lope gets upset because Michael shows no empathy for her work with the homeless. Where's Jeffrey Dahmer when you need him'.’

I Sport In Question (Scottish) 10.45—11.45pm. Archie Macpherson presents the sports discussion show. with guests Steve Cram. Tom Gilmour and sportsjournalist Rodger Baillie.

I Global Image: When Memory Speaks (Channel4) l().55pm—12.55am. Agroup ofArgentinian students express on film their feelings of fear that remain afterthe military dictatorship.


I Eilton (Scottish) 6.3(i—7pm. The religious series that looks at moral and

ethical issues. presented by Don Lindsay. Maria MacDonnell and Simon Biagi.

I Gamesmaster (Channel 4) 6.30—7pm. Dominik Diamond presents the lively and original show devoted to computer and arcade games. Tonight wrestler Kendo Nagasaki swaps the canvas for the video screen to take on a twelve-year-old upstart chaHengeL

I Men Behaving Badly(scottish) 8.30—9pm. A new sitcom starring Harry [infield and Martin Clunes as a couple of flatmates of contrasting character getting into all sorts of scrapes. You know the sort ofthing.

I Murder Squad (Scottish) 9— 10pm. Scotland Yard allowed film cameras to follow their famous Murder Squads in action. The third programme in the series looks at the Noel Christopher case.

I Without Walls: For Love Or Money (Channel 4) 9- ltipm. The art collection show goes to Amsterdam to report on how the Dutch are accusing an American restorer of ruiningone oftheir greatest works of modern art.

I Rides ( BBCl ) 9.3(i—lt).2()pm. Jill Baker stars in a new drama series as Patrice Jenner art ex-army type running an all- women taxi firm. Oh. just like Glam Cabs in the classic Carry On Calibre I hear you say. Well not exactly. Rides is somewhat more gritty. as you‘d expect from the makers of Ten/m.

I Quantum Leap ( BBCZ) 9—9.5(ipm. Scott Bakula as the time-trapped scientist Sam Beckett finds himself incarnated asa Shoshone Indian living in Nevada in 1970 attempting to help his granfather reach the reservation to die with dignity.

I 40 Minutes: She Married A Liter(BBC2) 9.5(L 10.30pm. ‘Sbe‘ being Marie Curtis who met her prisoner husband Tom after he had served two years of hislife sentence. She is one of a numberof women who actively seek relationships and marriages with long-term prisoners.


I Reportage (BBCZ) 7.30—8. 10pm. A special programme set against the background of the recent upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland. Reportage looks at the Troubles from the viewpoint of young people.

I Only Fools And Horses ( BBC!) S—SSlipm. Another classic repeat. featuring Del attempting to set up public seances upstairs at the .\'ag's I lead. Things take a turn for the worse when the Trotters' late mother decides to make contact.

I Van Der Valli (Scottish)S—1(lpm. Barry Foster as the Dutch ‘tec. investigatinga political clash between the Radical Green party and senior ministers that leads to murder. - I Travelog (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. ()dious lilms takes the equally overrated Roger McGough on holiday to Mallorca to see how the island copes with the annual influon million tourists.

I The Golden Girls (Channel 4) lt)—|(i.3()pm. Sophia‘s past returnsto haunt her when she is accused of startinga fire in the Shady Pines Retirement Home in 1985.

I The 291 Club (Channel 4)

l l .3(ipm—12.3llam. More courageous contestants brave the Hackney Empire crowd. Introduced by DJ Elayne and Miles Crawford.


I Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out (Channel 4) 8.3(i—9pm. Repeated surrealism from Vic and Bob. with the Living Carpets dining in some style at Les's lunch club.

I Focal Point ( BBC] ) 8.30—9pm. The first of a two-part special looking at aspectsof the drug problen in Scotland. The first programme investigates the popularity of Ecstasy and its spread through the ‘rave'

I LA Law (Scottish) 9— ltipm. Sort of The Advocates on the West Coast. only better.

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