ITumbledoIm (BBCl) lO. lOpm-12.05am. The controversial and powerful Falklands drama based on the real-life experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence who was injured on the last day of the ﬁghting. Colin Firth is excellent as Lawrence struggling to rebuild his life and come to terms with his role in the conﬂict. I Scottish Women (Scottish)
11.40pm-12. 10am. Definitely not a programme about diets. The panel of 100 discuss the various eating disorders that seriously affect the lives of many women. Presented by Sheena McDonald.
I Talting Liberties: Jacques Derrida (Channel 4) midnight—12.45am. In the first of a new series of conversations with leading contemporary thinkers. the celebrated French philosopher discusses his ideas on deconstruction and its relevance to human rights and nationalism. Next week: Jackie Charlton.
I HOW To Save The Earth (Channel 4) 8-8.30pm. Jonathon Porritt reports on the efforts of twelve ‘green warriors‘ around the world who are struggling to improve their local environment.
I The Comedians (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. The return of the late, unlamented Granada series featuring grimly unfunny comics from the Northern club circuit.
I Boys From The Bush (BBCl) 9.30—10.25pm. Dennis and Reg are on the trail of the beautiful wife of boxer Rocko Ronson. in the hope of uncovering evidence of her infidelity. All rather hackneyed stuff.
I Cinema Canada: Portion D’Etemite (Channel4) lO—l!.45pm. Robert Favreau‘s powerful drama stars Danielle Proulx as a woman in her thirties who resorts to in-vitro fertilisation when she and her husband are unable to have children. The experience is not a pleasant one.
I Film 92(BBC1) 10.20—10.50pm. Barry Norman reports from the set of Carry On Columbus and looks back at some Carry On classics. Films reviewed include Straight Talk and Johnny Suede.
I European Football Championship (Scottish) 7—9pm. Live coverage from Stockholm of the opening ceremony and the ﬁrst match. between Sweden and France.
I The January Man (Scottish) 9. 15— 10pm. 10.40-11.45pm. An offbeat thriller set in New York. When a serial killer strikes for the eleventh time, the mayor puts pressure on the police to ﬁnd him.
IThe Green lien (BBC2) 9.25—10.20pm. Another chance to see Albert F inney in the rather raunchy adaptation of Kingsley Amis’s ghost story. Finney plays the alcoholic Maurice who runs an upmarket hotel haunted by the ghost of a 17th century scholar.
I Inside Story. The Illegals (BBC!) 9.30—10.20pm. The story of the USSR‘s
master spies who operated under cover in the West. Such ‘sleepers‘ include Ivan and Sophie J urkow, who posed as Germans and Brazilians before settling down as a pleasant spy couple in the USA.
I Jaws (BBC!) 7—9pm. Just when you thought it was safe to get in the bath anti all that. Steven Spielberg's first shark shocker is the best. with Roy Scheideras the unpopular police chiefand Richard Dreyfuss as the oceanographer. Hooper. Da-dum. daaaaaa-dum!
I Bunch Of Five: Blue Heaven (Channel4) 10.30—1 lpm. Perrier Award-winning comic Frank Skinner stars in the second pilot sitcom in the series. it's a kind of Birmingham version ofAlfie. according to informed sources.
I 4-Play: Shalom Joan Collins (Channel 4) l 1pm—lZ.1()am. Quirky Jewish comedy with shades ofAlan Bennett. Miriam (Julia Swift) is single and lives with her irascible mother. One night she comes home to tell her mother she has just given Joan Collins a lift to the airport. and the star is coming to tea the following day.
I European Championship Football (BBC!) 7—9pm. Live coverage of England's first game in the tournament. against Denmark.
I Scottish Questions (Scottish) 7.3(i—8pm. David Whitton and Bernard Ponsonby present the political discussion programme.
I On The Line (BBC2) 8—8.3(lpm. More reports from behind the changing-room doors in the investigative sports series. presented by Wimbledon footballerJohn Fashanu.
I Bab C Nesbitt (BBC2) LM).3(lpm. Rab makes the cardinal error of rescuing an old tramp (Russell Hunter) who moves in chez Nesbitt in order to show his gratitude.
I Pandora’s Box: The Engineers’ Plot (BBC2) 9.30—lll.3(lpm. A new series focusing on the misguided idea that science could be used to build a better world. The first programme looks at the technological experiments of the Russian revolutionaries in the 20s. when everything was designed to follow ‘The Plan‘.
I Six Scottish Burghs: Stirling (BBCI) 9.30—10pm. Professor Andy McMillan heads for Stirling. a cracking medieval town that turned into a 20th century
I True Stories: Brother’s Keeper (Channel 4) 9.30—1 1 . 15pm. The story ofthe Ward brothers. four eccentric elderly dairy farmers who never left their 99 acre farm in Munsville. New York. until one ofthe brothers, Bill. was found dead in bed and another. Delbert. was charged with murder.
‘ ISDmo(Channel4)11.15—11.45pm.The ; focus falls on the Hanada brothers.
notably Takahanada who is the new hero ofthe hour. and favourite to win the January basho.
I NB (Scottish) 10.40—1 1.10pm. Janice Forsyth and Bryan Burnett go out and about on the Scottish arts scene.
I Scotsport European Special (Scottish) 3.55—6.15pm. Jim White. along with guests Davie Cooper and Roy Aitken. presents live coverage of Scotland‘s vital game against champions Holland, plus highlights of CIS v Germany.
I Spain On A Plate: (BBC2) 7.30—8pm. Maria Jose Sevilla visits Andalucia where the inﬂuence of the Muslim invaders lives on in dishes like ‘Gallo a la Jerezana‘ and gazpacho.
I Cheers (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. A former team-mate of Sam‘s claims he can split up Sam and Diane in 24 hours.
I Roseanne (Channel 4) 10— 10.30pm. Roseanne becomes bedridden with a bad
back. leaving Dan in charge of DJ ‘5 birthday preparations.
I A Stab In The Dark (Channel 4) 11.10—1 1.40pm. The second of the live late-night ‘subversive‘ shows. with the smug David Baddiel. smugger Michael Gove and the alright really Catherine Bennett.
I Bed HotAnd Dance (Channel 4) 11.40pm—1 .25am. A TV special featuring acts that include Lisa Stansfield. Seal. PM Dawn. Jimmy Somerville and EMF performing around the world. interspersed with AIDS information.
I D-Night (Channel 4) 8pm—4am or thereabouts. An evening devoted to proving that art and sport do mix. Laurie Pike and Sheena McDonald report live by satellite from Germany at the opening night ofdocumenta !X. the most spectacular art show in the world. Programme highlights include Bertrand Tavernicr‘s Round Midnight and live baseball from the USA. See preview.
I Rhythms Di The World: Pygmies In Paris (BBC2)8.(l5—8.5(lpm. A film documenting the first trip outside the Central African Republic of the Bayaka Pygmies, that shows their performance and looks at the transplantation of threatened cultures to European stages. I Teenage Diaries: In Bed With Chris Needham(BBC2)11.20pm-12.1()am. Chris reveals his teen angst as he faces up to the prospect of leading his band Manslaughter on stage. See preview.
I Count Yorga. Vampire (BBC!) Midnight—1.30am. Robert Quarry stars as the mysterious blood-sucker. Yorga. holding a candle-lit seance to contact his dead mistress.
IBetrayal (BBC2) 12. ill—1.45am. Jeremy lrons. Ben Kingsley and Patricia Hodge star in a routine version of Harold Pinter‘s scathing attack on the institution of middle-class adultery. The journey from stage to celluloid is not a happy one.
SUNDAY 14 '
I The Cosby Show (Channel 4) 6.3(l—7pm. A new series of comic capers from those lovable Huxtables. atypical Afro~American family in the 90s. Not.
I Strathblair (BBC! ) 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.
IVroom (Channel 4) 10—1 1 .40pm. Jim Cartwright wrote the script for this
low-key escapist road movie starring Clive :
Owen and David Thewlis as contrasting Lancashire lads kissing responsibilty goodbye and hitting the road to nowhere. The initial charm peters out into indulgent whimsy.
I A Hard Day's Night (Scottish) l!.()5pm—12.4(lam. Those lovable moptops and their cynical one-liners. Yes. it‘s the Teenage Fanclub movie.
I Daughter Di The Nile (Channel 4) 12.20—155am. Director Hou Xiaoxian shifts from his normal rural setting tothe
streets of Taipei in this story of a young woman struggling to keep her cop father from throttling her crooked brother. Downbeat stuff redeemed by the director’s visual panache.
I European Championship Football (Scottish) 7—l(lpm. Live coverage of Holland v US plus highlights of Scotland v Germany.
I Female Parts: Just 13 (Channel 4) 9—ltlpm. Using animation and documentary film Just 13 traces the journey from childhood into adulthood. Four teenagers are interviewed and their experiences compared to those ofa cartoon character. Tracy.
I Northern Exposure (Channel 4) iii—10.55pm. The offbeat Alaskan saga continues with Joel (Rob Morrow) facing more tribulations.
I Eiiton (Scottish) 6.3(l—7pm. The religious and social affairs series continues to offer a different slant on religion. away from the dreaded ‘God slot'.
I Rear Window: Cities Di Salt (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. Tariq Ali interviews the Arabic writer Abdelrahaman Munifabout his novel The Trench. a satirical study of an oil sheikh and his bizarre country. The interview is illustrated with extracts of Munif's work.
I Cinema Canada: The White Room (Channel 4) 1(lpm—midnight. Nothingto do with the KLF. this is Patricia Rozema‘s follow-up to the award-winning I've Heard The Mermaids Singing. It‘s a visually stunning tale of an aspiring writer who has difficulty distinguishing between curiosity and voyeurism in his dealings with three different women.
I10 x 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 Of Five: Weekenders (Channel 4) 10.30—1 lpm. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer star in a suitably daft piece of whimsy. They play two chums in search of quality sausage. After a few false starts they find the required meat product at a stall run by Phil Oakey of l luman League fame. Unfortunately said sausage is also urgently needed by a bunch of crash-landed aliens.
I European Championship Football (Scottish) 6.50—9.3(lpm. Coverage ofthe Holland v Germany and Scotland v (‘15 games.
I On The Line (BBC2) 8—8.3Upm. The investigative sports series delves into another sporting story behind the headlines. Presented by John Fashanu.
I LA Law (Scottish) 9—10pm. More writs and bitchiness in the riot-torn legal practice.
I Bab C Nesbitt (BBC2) 9—9.3()pm. The fat one offers his own peculiar blend of philosophy from the pavements and chipshops of downtown Govan. The current series has ventured into some unusual areas and emerged triumphant. with viewing figures hovering around the six million mark.
I NB (Scottish) l(l.4()—l 1.10pm. More highlights from the Scottish arts and entertainments scene presented by Janice Forsyth and Bryan Burnett.
I Cinema! Cinema! (Channel 4) lil—l 1pm. ; A documentary that looks at the nouvelle vague of French filmmakers and their f inﬂuence on Hollywood. An ‘ accompanying season of films includes 1 work from Jean-Lue Godard. Francois Truffaut. Alain Resnais and Agnes i
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