l ) MONDAY16 .
I Open To Question (BBCZ) 7.05—7.40pm. Actor. poet and TV presenter Craig Charles faces the questions from the i audience ofsixth-lormers and students. ' I Evening Shade (Channel 4) 8.30-9pm. i Burt Reynolds stars as ex-pro footballer I Wood Newton taking a job as a school sports coach in a small town. Tonight. poor old Burt loses his moustache after sixteen years of a hirsute top lip. Will we , recognise him'.’ I The Advocates (Scottish) 9- 10pm. Episode 2. Greg McDowell becomes more convinced ofthe guilt ofthe man he is l defending. and the firm's reputation is suffering. Katherine (lsla Blair) decidesto assert hcr authority. I I Cutting Edge: Black Panthers (Channel 4) .‘ 9—10pm. The investigative documentary series profiles three leading members of the American black power organisation who were jailed for murder twenty years I ago. New evidence has emerged that ; suggests their convictions were the result 1 of a police and FBI conspiracy. I I The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBCZ) . 9—9.30pm. Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis. Rob 2 Newman and David Baddiel with their l blend of Essex-style humour. 3 I The Old Devils ( BBC: ) 9.30— 10.20pm. Another Kingsley Amis adaptation following closely on last year‘s uneven Stanley And The Women. This promises better as it has been adapted by the excellent Andrew Davies (A Very Peculiar Practice. House ()f( 'artls). Essentially it's about curmudgeonly old gits in Wales whose desultory routine is upset by the return ofTV personality Alun Weaver (John Stride) who plans to write the great Welsh novel. I Northern Exposure (Channel 4) Ill—10.55pm. The first episode ofacult American comedy drama series that bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain cult American series with the initials TP. See preview. I Ex-S: 40 Years Oi Television In Scotland (BBCl) ll). l()—l().4()pm. BBC Scotland get in on the television nostalgia act with a programme to celebrate the opening of the first transmitter in Scotland in March 1952. Gordon Kennedy looks back over some televisual highlights of the last 4() years. including classic comedy from Lex MacLean and Stanley Baxter. and medical drama in [)r Finlay 's Casebook. I Sport In Question (Scottish) 10.45—11.45pm. Archie Macpherson presents the sports discussion show. tonight introducing guests Ray Clemence. David Wilkie. Ken Hutchison and [an Archer.
I Scottish International (Scottish) 6.3(l—7pm. Margo MacDonald compares Scotland's archaic maternity rights rules with the more enlightened system operating in Italy.
I Men Behaving Badly (Scottish) 8.3(l—9pm. Harry Enfield and Martin Clunes star as the laddish Dermot and Gary in Simon Nye's comedy series. Tonight they find themselves on the receiving end of a spot ofviolence.
I Don McCullin (Channel 4) 8—8.3(lpm. A profile of the veteran war photographer who has now settled down in the Somerset countryside to concentrate on still life and landscape photography.
I KYTV (BBCZ) 8.30—9pm. A newseries of the sketch show satirising satellite TV featuring Angus Deayton. Philip Pope. Geoffrey Perkins. Helen Atkinson Wood and Michael Fenton Stevens.
i I Murder Squad (Scottish) ‘)——l()pm.
Scotland Yard allowed film cameras to
i follow their famous Murder Squads in action. The final programme in the series 5 asks why people commit murders.
I Without Walls: For Love 0r Money
l (Channel 4) 9—lllpm. The arts and
' antiques collection programme looks at
political memorabilia. an auction of radio signal messages from the Titanic. and the value of record collections.
I Rides ( BBC] ) 9.30—ll).2l)pm. Jill Baker stars as Patrice Jenner. still strugglingto
keep her cab firm on the road. Herangelic
female drivers (who make Mother Theresa look like a serial killer) continue to sort out the world's problems.
I 40 Minutes: So Much To Lose ( BBCB) 9.5(l—l().3()pm. Annette Connelly decides on a radical solution to her weight problem: stomach stapling. This film follows her over a year ofdramatic changes.
I Film 92 (BBCl) 10.20—1 1.05pm. Barry Norman reviews Warren Beatty's latest film Bugsy. directed by Barry Levinson.
I Rapido ( BBCZ) 7.3(l—8pm. Antoine De Caunes presents an interview with Annie Lennox and a report on new duo Nina Hagen and Adamski.
I The Food File (Channel 4)8.3()—‘)pm. The food issues programme presented by Drew Smith looks at the pros and consof supermarkets. where we spend a total of £60 million each year.
I Journey To a Kingdom (Scottish) 9—l(lpm. A Grampian production following folk legend llatnish l lenderson back to the roots ofthe folk tradition in North-East Scotland. retracing a journey he made 40 years ago.
I Breakheart Pass (Scottish) 9— lllpm. A train movie with the usual passenger list of smugglers and murderers. crossing the frozen West in 1873. Charles Bronson. Ben Johnson and Jill Ireland star.
I Beverly Craven in Concert(BBCl)
1 l. 10—] 1.50pm. The polite songstress performs songs from her best-selling debut album. including ‘Promise Me‘ and ‘l lolding ()n'.
I Remote Control (Channel 4) ().3()—7pm. The return of the thoroughly cheap. tacky and mindless quiz game completely devoid of worth. Presented by Tony Wilson and Phil Cornwell.
I The Big One (Channel 4) 8.3(l—9pm. Whose Line Is It. . . regulars Mike McShane and Sandi 'I‘oksvig continue their slowish sitcom. James(McShane) prepares an all-American evening for Deddie (Toksvig). but she has a prior engagement.
I Focal Point: Mind Your Language ( BBCl) 8.3(l—9pm. George Hume investigates whether the government‘s injection of £95 million into Gaelic broadcasting will help the language survive and grow.
I Red Dwarl(BBC2) 9—9.3(lpm. Rimmer. Lister. Kryten. Cat and Holly the computer encounter a Triplicator which reproduces their darker natures to dangerous effect.
I The Camomile Lawn (Channel 4)
10—] 1.05pm. Paul Eddington and Felicity Kendal star in the adaptation ofMary Wesley's novel recalling heady days just prior to the start of the war. Calypso (Jennifer Tillie) visits Polly (Tara Fitzgerald) and receives tragic news. IThe Full Wax (BBCl) ll). lS—ll).45pm. Ruby interviews James Belushi. watches Patricia Hodge give birth (yuk) and hasa candlelit dinner with TonySlattery.
I NB (Scottish) 10.45—1 1.15pm. Entertainment events reviewed and previewed by Janice Forsyth. Bryan Burnett and Allan Campbell.
; FRIDAY 20
; I In Sickness And Health (BBCl) : 8—8.3(lpm. The tired old bigot AlfGarnett
finds a stash of old banknotes inside an old wardrobe but doesn't know if he will be allowed to enjoy his good fortune.
I Cheers (Channel 4) ()—-*).3le. Rebecca hires Woody‘s cousin to play at the bar. but regrets the decision when he develops a crush on her.
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I Growing Rich (Scottish) 9-ltlpm. Episode four of the Fay Weldon drama finds Annie discontented with her New Zealand paradise. and Laura ditto with her family.
I Arena: Chi-Chi The Panda ( BBCZ)
9.30— 10.30pm. Showbiz celebrity and sex symbol. Chi-Chi was a 60s icon. Attempts to mate her with a Russian panda were seen as symbolic of the thawing ofthe Cold War. but failed. She died aspinster in 1972. and her species remains endangered.
I Roseanne (Channel 4) Ill—10.30pm. Jackie finds herselfdriven into the armsof a new man (but definitely not a New Man). after seeing her old boyfriend with his new fiancee.
I The Word (Channel 4) l lpm-midnight. In the final show of the series the assorted single braincell organisms that masquerade as presenters look back on some of the highlights of the last six months. including Barry White. Keanu Reeves and Right Said Fred.
I The World According To Carp (Channel 4) .‘vlidnight—Zﬁllam. A disappointingly lacklustre version ofJohn Irving's rollercoaster novel with Robin Williamsas the tragic Garp. overshadowed by his feminist heroine mother. played by Glenn Close. Most of the novel‘s twists and turns are in there somewhere. but the emotional impact is muted.
I Right To Reply (Channel 4)o.3t)—7pm. Sheena McDonald hosts another collection of complaints from the Video Box. and studio discussions.
I Fine Cut: Forest 0i Bliss ( BBCZ)
7.40—9. lllpm. Robert Gardner's film grew out of the moment ofshoek he experienced when he first saw the Great Cremation Ground at Benares in lndiaa decade ago. Here priests perform ritual cremation ceremonies dating back thousands of years.
ITV Heaven: 1970 (Channel 4)8-l lpm. Frank Muir remembers the year ofthe Ted Heath election victory. when small-screen entertainment included the classic double-decker comedy ()n The Biases (I'll get you Butler'). a double-agent drama Manhunt and an acclaimed documentary about an Amazon tribe. The Tribe That Hides From Man. I The Cotton Club (BBCZ)9.1()—l l .tlSpm. One of Francis Coppola's less acclaimed movies stars Richard Gere as the jazz musician Dixie Dwyer who finds himself embroiled in a world of bootleg liquor. racketeering and violence. An evocative but confused period piece.
I Court TV: America On Trial (Channel 4) llpm—midnight. More scenes from recent US trials. illustrating American points of law.
I Scoisport (Scottish) 5—6pm. Jim White introduces soccer highlights from the Premier League plus snippets of action from England and Europe.
I Forever Green (Scottish) 7.45-8.45pm. John Alderton and Pauline Collins continue to do their hit for the planet inthe sickly environtnental comedy drama.
I My Left Foot (Channel 4) lllpm—midnight. Daniel Day Lewisand Oscar-winner Brenda Fricker star in the acclaimed dramatisation of the life of Irish writer Christy Brown. This showing precedes a week of special programmeson Channel 4 devoted to the subject of disability.
i I Mulberry ( BBCl ) 8—8.3(lpm. The ‘ excellent Karl Howman plays the
unpredictable handyman of mysterious origins. bringing some magic into the life of a rich old lady.
I The Advocates (Scottish) 9; lllpm. The
i third part of the legal thriller series set in
Edinburgh. starring lsla Blair. I Cutting Edge: Summerhill (Channel 4) l)— lllpm. The anti-authoritarian school in
Suffolk claims to be the last bastion offree
education in Europe. if not the world. Lessons are optional and the children make the rules. This film looks at life within the school during a summer and autumn term. and talks to past pupils.
I The Year Of The Patronising Bastard (Channel 4) 8—8.3(lpm. As part ofthe Disability Week programmes. this amusing and thought-provoking Australian show tackles the subject in an irreverent way. using interviews. voxpops and sketches to ask why we talk loudly to the blind or treat the deaf as if they have an intellectual problem as well.
I Scottish International (Scottish) (i.3(l—7pm. Margo MacDonald presents another look at Scotland in a world context.
I Men Behaving Badly (Scottish) S.3(l—‘)pm. Martin Clunes and l larry [infield as Gary and Dermot continue their pursuit of Deborah (Leslie Ash)in Simon Nye's comedy series.
I Haggis Agus (Scottish) b.3(l—7pm. Swiftly building a cult following. the Gaelic cookery programme offers much more than just a few recipes foroatmeal and lard.
I Inspector Morse (Scottish) 8— 10pm. John Thaw embarks on another puzzling investigation in and around ()xford. He's gradually being overshadowed by Lewis the down-to-earth sergeant. played by Kevin Whately.
I The Food File (Channel 4)8.3(H)pm. Continuing the painful tale of the family trying to adjust to the health-conscious Mediterranean diet.
I The Jack Dee Show (Channel 4) l(l—l().3l)pm. Mr Lugubrious delivers his brand of low-key observational humour at London's Bohemia club. with musical guests.
I Scottish Questions (Scottish) 7.3(l—Xpm. Political analysis with Colin Mackay. Louise Tait and David Whitton.
I The Big One (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Mike McShane and Sandi Toksvig continue their domestic squabblings in the literary sitcom.
I The Camomile Lawn (Channel 4)
9—1 lpm. The fourth part of the Mary Wesley adaptation cutting backwards and forwards across forty years. remembering wartime gatherings in London and Cornwall.
I LA Law (Scottish) 9—l()pm. More from the Californian lawyers who are usually so busy sorting out their own lives that they have little time for clients.
I NB (Scottish) 10.50—1 1.30pm. Entertainment events reviewed and previewed by Janice Forsyth. Bryan Burnett and Allan Campbell.
52 The List 13 — 26 March 1992