study of homosexuality, starring James Wilby as the spellbound Maurice, Hugh Grant as the wilful object of desire and Rupert Graves as Maurice's redeemer. I Mastermind (BBCl) 10.25—10.55pm. The stem leelander Magnus Magnusson asks the questions in the third semi-ﬁnal . with subjects ranging from Mehmed the Conqueror through Warner cartoons to Clement Attlee.
I Everyman: E Is For Ecstasy (BBCI) 10.50—11.30pm. Haifa million young people are on it apparently (which might explain the state of our office on a Monday morning). This ﬁlm looks at the rave scene, interviewing users who claim the drug improves their lives considerably— and speaking to those for whom E almost resulted in death.
I Dance Energy House Party6.30—7.05pm. Normski , crazy name, crazy guy. introduces Right Said Fred and The Charlatans.
I Octopussy (Scottish) 8.30—10.55pm. Roger Moore applies his usual Lee Strasberg Method skills to the role of James Bond, tangling with an Afghan tyrant (kinda topical that) and the eponymous Octopussy (Maud Adams). I The Brain Game (Channel 4) 940.30pm. Jonathan Dimbleby hosts this live quiz featuring 300 eminent contestants, including politicians, industrialists and showbiz celebrities. Viewers will be able to participate by calling in answers on a charge-line with proceeds going to cancer charities.
I Psycho III (BBC1)9.20-10.50pm. Norman Bates is alive and well and has just ﬁnished stufﬁng his mother’s corpse (each to their own). People start dying at the motel pretty rapidly, but is ole Norm to blame. What do you think? A distinct case of flogging a dead horse in the second sequel.
I Marlene (BBCZ) 9.30—1 1pm. A tribute to Dietrich in the form of a reluctant interview with Maximillian Schell in 1982. illustrated with clips from her career.
I One Afternoon In Lisbon (BBCI) 10.50—11.40pm. A special programme to mark the 25th anniversary of the Celtic Lisbon Lions’ 1967 victory over Inter Milan to become the ﬁrst British side to win the European Cup.
I Maps And Dreams: Israel - Description or A Generation (Channel 4)
11.30pm—1 . 10am. Ten contemporaries, born around the time of the creation of the Israeli state, discuss theirdifferent concepts of their identity and their ideas about the future of their country.
I Scottish Women (Scottish)
11.15—1 1.45pm. The panel of lOOdiscuss drug abuse, asking how and why we use drugs when abuse can wreck lives and families. Presented by Sheena McDonald.
I HOW To Save The Earth (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Jonathon Porritt reports on twelve ‘green Warriors’ around the world, doing their bit for the environment in their . locality. I Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (Scottish) 8.30—10pm. Final part of the ersatz Camomile Lawn drama series based on the Angus Wilson novel. Gerald is haunted by memories from the past and guilt about his relationship with Dollie. I Rear Windovn Tales Out OtSchool (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. A proﬁle of the children’s writer Geoffrey Trease who has been writing novels for 60 years. Now in his 805, he has just completed his 102nd book. I Boys From The Bush (BBCI) 9.30-10.25pm. Arlene and Leslie debate as to whether they can survive on witchetty grubs when they get lost in the bush. I The Racing Game (BBCZ) 9.50-10.30pm. The behind-the-scenes
programme visits the Shadwell Stud in Suffolk where it is revealed that breeding racehorses is still a far from exact science (backing them isn't too easy either).
I Cinema Canada: Roadkill (Channel 4) 10—11.35pm. Bruce McDonald‘s extraordinary black-and-white road movie follows Valeria Buhagiar’s less than glamorous odyssey around Northern Ontario in search of a missing rock band. IFilm92(BBCl) 10.50—11.20pm. Barry Norman reviews Medicine Man and chats to Albert Finney about his latest film The Playboys.
I Artrageous! (BBC2) 7.30—8pm. Jason Rebello presents the last programme in the current series of the arts show, profiling new comedian Paul Tonkinson and taking a look at the New Yorktoilet art scene. Get the feeling they‘re running out of ideas? I The Last Show On Earth (Scottish) 8—10pm. An environmental tour around the world looking at the species that are currently in danger of extinction, and at the measures taken to ensure their survival. Celebrity guests crop up at regular intervals. I inside Story: Welcome To Hell (BBCI) 9.30—10.20pm. A report from Soweto. a town close to anarchy with the ‘Lost Generation‘ of young adults who began the rebellion against apartheid in 1976 facing little chance of employment and turning to violent crime to earn their living. I Sean's Show (Channel 4) 10.30—1 1pm. The last show of the series. and Sean’s last chance to get together with Susan. I No Mercy (Scottish) 10.45pm—12.4Sam. Richard Gere and Kim Basinger star in a routine thriller about cops masquerading as hit-men to inﬁltrate a contract murder organisation.
I 4-Play: Ball On The Slates (Channel 4) 11pm—12.10am. Bryan Elsley‘s political thriller gets a repeat showing. Set in 1993, the death of four Scottish Labour MPs in a car-crash threatens the Labour government, causing them to drop their devolution policy. Some of the speculations have been overtaken by events, others remain potent.
I Scottish Duestlons (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. Colin Mackay and Bernard Ponsonby present the political discussion programme.
I On The Line (BBC2) 8—8.30pm. More reports from behind the changing-room doors in the investigative sports series, presented by Wimbledon footballer John Fashanu.
I Belt 0 lieshiii (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. The Govan household faces domestic strife when a social worker visits. with Gash and Burney hoping desperately to be taken into care.
I Six Scottish Burghs: Dumtries(BBC1) 9.30—10pm. Professor Andy McMillan heads for Dumfries in his televisual tour of small-town Scotland, ﬁnding a town that
has preserved its early history almost intact despite repeated burnings and lootings.
I True Stories: Talk 16 (Channel 4)
930—1 1 . 15pm. A frank and revealing look at a year in the lives of ﬁve teenage Canadian girls. They deal with boyfriends, parents, school, work and growing up, facing a bewildering array of inﬂuences and pressures in the process.
I Sumo (Channel 4) 11.15—11.45pm. Typhoon Terao faces the challenge of a couple of young upstarts as the basho heads towards the ﬁnal stages.
I NB (Scottish) 10.40-11.10pm. Janice Forsyth and Bryan Burnett go out and about on the Scottish arts scene.
I Spain On A Plate: Calicia (BBCZ) 7.30—8pm. Maria Jose Sevilla visits the ancient Celtic area on the North Atlantic coast of Spain, where she tries out empanada de bonito (tuna pie to you).
I Cheers (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. A classy customer falls for Carla and none can ﬁgure out why she‘s not interested.
I Friday Oh My Mind(BBC1) 9.30—10.20pm. As the first wave ofpilots ﬂies off to the Gulf , Louise realises she has to learn to cope by herself , and possibly to help others in the same situation.
I Roseanne (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. Roseanne becomes obsessed with trying to win big money by playing bingo. Dan and the kids meanwhile babysit for Crystal.
I Kelly (Scottish) 10.40pm-12.10am. A glum showbizzy variety show from Ulster Television with Gerry Kelly introducing chat, music and entertainment featuring national and international stars. Cheap ﬁller is the phrase lbeiieve.
I Made In The USA (Channel 4) 11.10-11.55pm. Laurie Pike continues her trawl of the US public access networks, hitting Minneapolis and featuring the Dr Sphincter Show. This I gotta see.
I Chilling Out: Paperhouse (Channel 4) 11.55pm-1.35am. An unusual atmospheric thriller starring Charlotte Burke as an 11-year-old girl who dreams of a strange house she has drawn, and its crippled occupant.
I Adventures: Dead Man's Tales (Channel 4) 8—9pm. Leo Dickinson, sky-diving cameraman (it‘s a living I suppose) tells the story of parachutists who thought their end was nigh but survived to tell the tale. I One Yank And They're Dtt(BBC1) 8.05—11.50pm. To mark the departure of the American forces from the nuclear submarine base on the Clyde, BBC Scotland devote an evening of programme’s devoted to the subject of the base at Dunoon. A special edition of The Insiders opens proceedings with Robbie Coltrane taking a trip on the Waverley. See preview.
I Rhythms 0i The World: China Rocks (BBCZ) 8.30—9.30pm. An award-winning profile of China’s biggest rock star, Cui
I Monster in A Box (Channel 4) 10.45pm-12.25am. Nick Broomﬁeld directs Spalding Gray’s hilarious monologue sequel to Swimming To Cambodia. The ‘monster‘ in question is the autobiographical novel he's struggling to write , but that‘s just one of the kooky adventures featured.
I Gorky Park(BBC1)11.50pm-1.55am. Dennis Potter wrote the screenplay for this superior Muscovite murder mystery. Three faceless bodies are found buried in Gorky park. For investigator Renko, the search for the culprits involves conspiracy, corruption and more murders. William Hurt and Lee Marvin star with Alexei Sayle supporting.
I Strathhlair(BBC1) 7.45—8.35pm. The
rural ‘feelgood‘ series set in 505 Perthshire continues to pit the Ritchies against their neighbours and often their livestock as well.
I On The Black Riii (Channel 4) lOpm-12.10am. A beautifully-shot Hardyesque tale of the Welsh border country, covering a period of 80 years and telling the story of a mismatched marriage between curmudgeonly farmer Bob Peck and a gifted middle~class woman Gemma Jones. A sort of grim-out-west tale of blighted lives and gorgeous landscapes.
I Wheel Of Fortune (Scottish) 8—8.30pm. More avarice and grins in the franchised game—show hosted by Nicky Campbell.
I Female Parts: Seeking Approval (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Agnieska Petrowska‘s film tells the story of four women who feel that they have spent their lives trying to please men. Journalist Rosalind Coward‘s commentary is based on her forthcoming book Our Treacherous Heart which covers similar territory. suggesting that ‘women's complicity begins in women‘s relationships with other women. especially with their mothers and sisters.‘
I Elkon (Scottish) 6.30—7pm. The religious and social affairs series continues to offer a different slant on religion, away from the dreaded ‘God slot‘.
I Rear Window: The Living Tradition (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. A film on the importance of architecture and buildings in the maintenance of Indian culture. Rear Window looks at the work of designer, builder and sculptor Shri V Ganapati Ashapatl.
I Cinema Canada: Portion D’Eternite (Channel4) 10—11.45pm. Robert Favreau’s ﬁlm charts the horrifying experiences of a couple who turn to science to help them have a baby.
I The Cook Report (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. The tubby and controversial consumer affairs champion dogs another villain who walks speedily away from the camera and slams doors.
I Edge Of Darkness (BBCI) 9.25—10.20pm. Concluding episode of the repeated thriller starring Bob Peck as Craven. retracing his dead daughter's expedition into the nuclear waste facility. I 10! 10 (BBC2) 10.20—10.30pm. BBC Bristol‘s showcase for ﬁrst~time directors, offering them ten minutes to make an impression, either in documentary or drama form.
I Bunch Di Five: Dead At Thirty (Channel 4) 10.30—1 1pm. The ﬁrst of Channel 4’s new comedy pilots was written by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. It follows a group of flatmates spending a weekend slumped in front of a video game. Doesn‘t sound like a barrel of laughs to you? You could be right. See preview.
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 LOW (Scottish) 9—10pm. More writs and bitchiness in the riot-tom legal practice.
I Rah C liesbitt (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. The fat one offers his own peculiar blend of philosophy from the pavements and chipshops of downtown Govan.
I ND (Scottish) 10.40—1 1 . 10pm. More highlights from the Scottish arts and entertainments scene presented by Janice Forsyth and Bryan Burnett.
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