I Celebration: In Search Of Cabaret (Scottish) 10.30pm—1 1.30pm. German singer Ute Lemper visits Paris and Berlin as she plans a concert of Dietrich and Piaf songs.


I Dance Energy House Party6.25—7pm. Normski. crazy name. crazy guy. introduces a new look music show with a broader music programming approach. exemplified by tonight s guests The Soup Dragons.

I Standing Room Only ( BBCZ) 6.50—7.40pm. Simon O'Brien introduces the TV soccer fanzine show.

I Female Parts: Rude Women (Channel 4) 9~ l0pm. A new series ofdocumentaries illustrating different aspects ofwomen's lives. The first programme looks at women who celebrate their sexuality in a positive and extrovert fashion. See preview.

I Maps And Dreams: Canticle Of The Stones (Channel 4) l lpm—lam. The story oftwo Palestinians who meet in Jerusalem in the oils and fall in love. Their fictional romance is mixed with documentary footage of the Palestinian revolt.

I Scottish Women (Scottish)

11.40pm— l2. 10am. The panel of I00 discuss their bodies. how they feel about them and how they would like tochange them. Presented by Sheena McDonald.


I How To Save The Earth (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Jonathon Porritt reports from Japan. where Joichi Kuroda is campaigning against the widespread use o tropical rainforest timber in the construction industry.

I Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (Scottish)

8.30— 10pm. A new three-part drama series based on the Angus Wilson novel. A medieval tomb is unearthed and hailed as an important archaeological discovery. But is it a hoax?

I Now Available In Cannes (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Art excruciating title fora programme that takes a peek at the films and stars on display at the annual festival. Presented by Antoine De Caunes and his daft diction.

I Rear Window: White Girls On Dope (Channel 4) ‘)—9.45pm. David Yipappears as a petty criminal. Brilliant Chang. implicated in the death ofa young chorus girl during a cocaine scare in London. just after World War I.

I Boys From The Bush ( BBCI) 9.30-1ll.25pm. Another new series for the comedy drama set in the Melbourne Confidential investigation agency. In the first episode Leslie (Mark lladdigan) returns. to everybody"s surprise.

I The Racing Game (BBCZ) 9.50-10.30pm. In the second part ofthe behind~the-scenes series. we meet the lads (often female) who look after the thoroughbreds and discover the expense of keeping a horse in training.

I Cinema Canada: A PaperWedding (Channel 4) 10—1 1 .40pm. Acharming romantic comedy starring (ienevieve Bujold. l ler marriage ofconvenicnce to a Chilean political refugee comes under suspicion from the immigration authorities. it sounds very (ireen Card. but the comedy is subtler and the characterisation superior.

I Film 92 (BBCl) 10.50—1 1.20pm. Barry Norman reviews [:‘uropa. Europa. Don 'r Tell Mum The Babysitter's Dead and Memoirs ()fAn Invisible Man.


I Artrageous! (BBCZ) 7.30—8pm. Coming at you from Mayfest. and including an investigation of the ‘art' of making film trailers and a report on young writer Duncan McLean.

I Romancing The Stone (Scottish) 8— 10pm. Michael Douglas does rather more than romance Sharon Stone in his latest. Basic

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Instinct. This. in marked contrast. isa good old adventure yarn with a healthy dose of love interest thrown in. Douglas plays Kathleen Turner's bit of rough escorting her through the Colombian jungle in search ofcrooked Danny De Vito who has kidnapped hersister.

I The Thing Is: An Interview (Channel 4) s.3()—9pm. More PoMo nonsense with Paul Morley. investigating the idea ofan interview with Brian Eno. former Roxy Music man and U2 producer. or Suffolk postman?

I Inside Story: Why Women KiII(BBC1) 9.30—10.20pm. A new series opens with a report from Texas and Alabama. telling the stories of battered women who are now serving jail sentences for killingtheir tormentors. -

I Sean's Show (Channel 4) 1030—] 1pm.

' Sean discovers he has a 12-year-old son called Gordon who demands £175 a week

for sweets. The Bay City Rollers crop up somewhere as well.

I 4-Play: Madly In Love (Channel 4) “pm—12.20am. Samantha Bond plays a happily married mother whose world is turned upside down by a barrage ofletters and phonecalls.


I Scottish Duestions (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. Colin Mackay and Bernard Ponsonby present the political discussion programme.

I On The Line (BBCZ) 8—8.30pm. The return of the investigative sports series. presented this time around by Wimbledon footballer John Fashanu. The series opens with the findings of a secret Government survey into the effects ofbrain damage among boxers.

I Rab C. Nesbitt (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. The winner ofthe Best Sitcom award in the Royal Television Society Awards is back for a new series. The self-proclaimed piece of street-scum from Govan drags his miserable family off to the country for the first episode. but their lochside cottage isn‘t as peaceful as expected. Look out for some surprise guest stars.

I True Stories: Vegetable Plots (Channel 4) 9.30— 10.30pm. An affectionate look at the trials and tribulations ofgrowing vegetables on an allotment. The annual prize-giving is only days away and the plot that provided the world with the biggest cabbage ever seen on TV is facing disaster . . . Never. mind. something‘s boundto turnip.

ISumo (Channel4) 1030—] 1pm. Brian Blessed narrates more tales of lardy action from the latest Basho.

I NB (Scottish) 1040—1 1 . 10pm. Janice Forsyth and Bryan Burnett go out and about on the Scottish arts scene.


I Spain On A Plate: The Basque Country (BBCZ) 7.30—8pm. A new serieslooking at the gastronomy of Spain. MariaJose Sevilla sets the food in its culturalcontext. starting with a report from the Basque country. where. she says. ‘eating isa serious business‘.

I Cheers (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. Diane's old flame. Professor Sloane. visits the bar to attempt a reconciliation.

I Friday On My Mind (BBCl) 9.30—10.20pm. A new three-part series set during the weeks leading up to the Gulf War. Maggie O'Neill stars as the bereaved wife of an RAF fighter pilot killed in a training accident. ln her griefshc is forced to rely on Sean Maddox (Christopher Ecclestone). the pilot appointed by the RAF to ensure that arrangements for the welfare of the widow go smoothly.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. Roseanne joins Jackie in the cab ofher truck for a trip to Kansas City where they plan to visit their dad‘s mystery girlfriend. I Made In The USA (Channel4) 11.10—11.55pm. Laurie Pike continues her trawl of the US public access networks. hitting (with rather unfortunate timing)

Los Angeles. where clips include Vegas In

Space. a gay musical.

', I Chilling Out: Scanners (Channel 4)

11.55pm—l .50am. A timely showing for David Naked Lunch Cronenberg‘s sci-fi shocker starring Stephen Lack (me neither) as a psychotic telepath hired to infiltrate and destroy a telepathic underground rebellion. Patrick McGoohan makes a bizarre cameo appearance.


I One World: Sex, Drugs And Dinner (BBCZ) 7.40—8.30pm. Alexei Sayle presents a satirical documentary looking at the lunacies. hypocrisies. blunders and disasters that form world agricultural policy. Sayle addresses the question of whether there is already sufficient food to feed the world‘s population and it is being

; kept from the needy by the


I Adventures: The Great American Bike Race (Channel 4) 8—9pm. The race across America is the world‘s longest and hardest cycle race. from coast to coast. The cameras follow the competitors 3000 miles on the road. as they sleep 90 minutes adav and survive on a liquid diet.

I Rhythms Dt The World: Big City—The Hidden Sounds DI London (BBCZ) 8.30—9.20pm The first of a two-part film looking at the cosmopolitan nature of London and the immigrant cultures that form worlds within a world.

I Growing Pains (BBCl )8.30—9.20pm. Ray Brooks and Sharon Duce (who appeared together in Big Deal) star in a new drama series about a family who decide to take in foster children.

I Swamp Thing (BBCI) 11.10pm—12.40am. Daft B-movie hokurn starring Louis Jourdan as a research scientist turned into walking vegetation by a chemical.


I Strathblair (BBCl ) 7.45-8.35pm. The Ritchies continue to do their best to become a part of the Perthshire sheep-farming community.

I Sound Stuff: The Search ForRobert Johnson (Channel 4) 8.30—9.30pm. A film about the blues. the south. a murder and the devil. John Hammond goes offin search ofJohnson who was murdered in 1938 aged 27. Naturally. ‘his songs live on' as an influence on countless contemporary performers. Hammond investigates the conflicting and superstitious stories about Johnson‘s death.

I The Kitchen Toto (Channel 4) ill—11.50pm. Harry Hook‘s acclaimed debut feature is set in Kenya in 1950 atthe time ofthe Mau Mau independence movement. The action is seen through the eyes of kitchen servant Mwangi.who witnesses an affair developing between his master and the niece of an eccentric neighbour.

I Operation Daybreak (Scottish) 10.35pm—12.45am. A confused wartime thriller based on the 1941 assassination of Heydrich. the Nazi leader in Czechoslovakia. Timothy Bottoms. Martin Shaw. Joss Ackland and Anthony Andrews star.



I Female Parts: Sex. Spots And Sulks (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Usinga mixture of animation and documentary footage . Angela Martin investigates the painful process linking childhood to adulthood. ller cartoon creation parallels real-life counterparts from a North London school. I Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (Scottish) 12.05-1.50am. Christopher Lee has real power as Drac in this J lammer sequel to their 1958 classic. Look out forSrrathblair star Andrew Keir in a supporting role.


I Eikon (Scottish) b.30—7pm. The religious and social affairs series returns fora new run.

I Rear Window: Open Veins: The Thoughts DI Eduardo GaIeano (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. The Uruguayan writer Galcano was in the

forefront of the struggle against

dictatorship in his own country and was forced into exile. In his writing he seeks out the native Indian and black cultures that survive despite the efforts ofthe West.

I Cinema Canada: The Top DI His Head (Channel 4) 10—12 midnight. Peter Mettler‘s quirky comic drama chartsthe shifting worldview ofa satellite dish salesman when he encounters Lucy. an intuitive performance artist.


I The Cook Report (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. The tubby and controversial consumer affairs champion dogs another alleged villain who walks speedily away from the camera and slams doors.

I European Cup Final (BBC! )7—9.3()pm. Wembley plays host to Iiurope's most prestigious club trophy. Johann Cruyff‘s Barcelona will be hoping to overcome their Italian opponents Sampdoria and bring the trophy back to Spain (sorry. Catalonia) for the first time since the heady days of the 60s. Dull British pundits try to cope with the foreign names andtell you which lads done brilliant.

I Jewel DtThe Nile (Scottish)8—10pm. More of the same in the sequel to Romancing The Stone. Douglas and Turner find themselves in the desert this time around. pursued by assorted stereotyped towel-heads. Danny De Vito‘s back as well but not such a baddie. I 10 x 10 (BBCZ) 10.20- 10.30pm. A new series of BBC Bristol‘s showcase for first-time directors. offering them ten minutes to make an impression. either in documentary or drama form. These shorts would seem tailor-made for a fickle. channel-hopping audience.

I Scottish Speedway (Scottish)

1040—1 1 . 10pm. Motorcyle action from Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers.


I Scottish Questions (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. Colin Mackay and Bernard Ponsonby look at the big questions on the Scottish political scene.

I On The Line (BBCZ) 8—8.30pm. The investigative sports series delves into another sporting story behind the headlines. Presented by John Fashanu.

I LA Law (Scottish) 9—l0pm. The somewhat ironically title legal drama.

I Rab C. Nesbitt (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. The fat one is back in Govan sounding off in his inimitable way.

I True Stories: Too White For Me (Channel 4) 9.30—10.30pm. The award-winning Nick Bloomfield‘s latest film looks at that rarity. a black millionaire in South Africa. Music promoter Chicco attempts to put on a Tracy Chapman show but political infighting and rivalries dog his plans.

I NB (Scottish) 1040—1 1 . 10pm. More highlights from Mayfest and beyond in the arts show presented by Janice Forsyth and

Bryan Burnett.