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Radio Free Glasgow
An Impression oi perma-cheeriness is the trademark oi the small-time community radio star, but behind the chlrruping disembodied voices oi late-nlte chat there may lurk heartache. Take the case oi Radio KLT. Years alter they iirst started broadcasting to Glasgow's iestival-going public, they have still to be granted the licence that would give them a permanent spot on the airwaves. Thankfully, testivals in Glasgow are not in short supply, and KLT have regaled Mayiest and Jazz iestival audiences, and even stretched to 45 days in the ieel-good days of .1990. Two years later they are back to serenade, Iniorrn and entertain Glasgow tor the duration oi the Fair.
II he is to persuade the powers-that-be ol the need tor a station like KLT, producer Ewan McVicar knows that he has to ioster ‘a slightly diiterent Identity', so there are three strings to KLT’s bow. The morning’s programming speaks to the community: Dae Ye Mind When? is shamelessly devoted to reminiscence, and includes an iniormation spot on beneiits and community care available to elderly people. Caribbean Village
picks up the Fair’s international theme but will also include, tor example, an interview with a West Indian Scot.
The afternoon is given over to Arts reviews and a daily 75-minute ieature on an aspect oi theatre, music, or writing. Kids’ Stuit, irom 4—4.30pm Is presented by children, and irom 4.30pm onwards the night belongs to music. An early start for groovln’, admits Mchcar, but he thinks that young people will be seduced by the ilash DJs and club sounds that other stations leature way past their bed-time.
‘What we’re aiming ior is “narrow-casting”,’ he says. ‘That is, the kInd oi broadcasting that says, “it you’re not a single parent you probably won’t be interested in the next halt-hour.” ‘lt’s a bit like one oi those lree newspapers you get. You may think It’s boring, but you tend to read it because there may be something about you, or one oi your iriends in it.’ Powerto your mike, KLT. (Miranda France)
KLT broadcasts irom Monday tit—Sunday 26 July irom 7-1 am daily.
Frequency: 100.8 FM.
_ On your bikes
Every summer, one image recurs on Channel 4. It’s oi a lone Scotsman, sweat coursing down his iorehead, a dejected look in his eye and these words on his lips: ‘II was just really, really tough and my legs started to wobble alter the iirst 200 yards.’ The man is Robert Miller, at the summit oi L’AIp D’Huez, and the event is the Tour de France. Millar once won the polka-dot ‘King oi the Mountains’ jersey and now some expect him to do the same every year. . . or at least get close . . . or at least make it to the top ot the hills. He is usually unable to oblige.
Phil Liggett is too phlegmatic to be swayed by tennis-style jingoism Iorthe British riders. Liggett has presented Channel 4’s coverage oi the Tour for a decade, the 1992 race will be his twentieth as a journalist and his views on Millar are unequivocal: ‘By the time we reach the Alps, he will be tar too tired to do anything impressive.’
So there you have it; Scottish chances - nil. The contenders tor the winner's yellow jersey (and £200,000) will be last year’s victor, Miguel lndurain, enigmatic American Greg Lemond and world number one, Gianni Bugno. Two hundred riders, three possible winners, no surprises. It hasn’t always been like that, though, as Liggett explains. ‘About thirty years ago, a Polish coal miner came along, never having ridden in a prolessional bike race beiore and won it. There is no way that would happen now.’
This isn’t just one race but 23 mini-races with prize money, podium and pouting pretty girl waiting Ior each daily winner. Expect a Ukrainian
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. 6 ~' / lunatic called Djamolodin Abujaporovi to be on the podium more than most as he is probably the world’s iastest sprinter. Uniortunately, he also weaves about the road like a caravan caught in a cross-wind and causes more than a little distress to those in his way. Last year on the Champs-Elysee, in sight oi the finish, he clipped a barrier at 45 miles an hour and landed on his head.
‘Everybody liked him ior entertainment value,’ says Liggett, ‘and I quite like him as a character. He got up and went across the line alter that crash beiore being taken oil to hospital — it he hadn’t, he couldn’t have been classed as a linisher oi the race and he was so close, he thought it was worth it.’ And they say boxers are mad. (Philip Parr)
Channel 4’s three-week coverage oi the Tour de France begins on Saturday 4 July at6.30pm.
Looking to escape irom the ’wonderiul summerol sport’ on the box? The List guide to what’s new on the VHS iront in the rental shops and on the sell-through shelves
IThe Indian Runner( 15) Sean Penn directsthis moody tale ofsibling conﬂict based on the Bruce Springsteen song
‘I Iighway Patrolman‘. Joe Roberts (David Morse) is the honest. decent state
sheriffdoing his best to , keep black sheep brother i Frank (Viggo Mortensen) i on the right side ofthe tracks. but not making too good a job of it. It‘s a dark brooding anti-buddy movie. slow to develop but powerful in places. 1 Charles Bronson and Dennis Hopper make cameo appearances as the boys‘ father and a seriously loopy bartender. (20:20 Vision)
I Billy Bathgate ( 15) With Dustin Hoffman as the efficient ifoccasionally psychotic mobster Dutch Schultz. The business side of the mob is overstressed. giving the (possibly realistic. but uncinematic) impression that we are in a world of corporate accounting rather than gratuitous slaying. A heavier hand on the ketchup bottle is called for. (Buena Vista)
I Lonely Hearts ( 15) A routine thriller starring Eric Roberts as a murderous Casanova who preys on lonely women. One such is Alma (Beverly D‘Angelo) who soon becomes hooked. Ropey stuffthat relies on the dubious premise that all women love a bad ‘un. (First Independent)
I Don’t Tell Her It’s Me (15) (Columbia Tristar)
I No Place To llide (PG) (Warner)
I Filty/Fiity(15) (Warner) I Rescue Me (15) (Warner)
I Brother Future (U) (Warner)
I Ernest Scared Stupid (PG) (Buena Vista)
I For The Boys ( 15) (Fox) I Bad Attitudes (PG) (Fox)
I Oueen's Logic ( 15) (Fox)
I Sins 0i The Father( 15) (Odyssey)
I Rock-A-Doodle (U) (20:20 Vision)
I December Bride (PG) ()ne of four slices of
contrasting Oirishry 7 released by Connoisseur.
December Bride is a brooding (slow) tale of repressed Northern Irish Presbyterians at the turn
3 ofthe century. Saskia i Reeves plays the servant ‘ girl Sarah left alone on a
farm with two brothers. When she becomes pregnant she refuses to
namethe father.which : outrages the local
community. The Observer
described it as ‘a sort of j Sean De Horelte‘. Enough said. (Connoisseur
I HushABye Baby(15) Topical release for a low-budget story of four teenage Derry girls, touching on issues like teenage pregnancy and
O'Connor features as one of the girls, and provides
‘ some of the music.
I EatThe Peach (PG) (Connoisseur£12.99)
I The Guare Fellow ( 15) (Connoisseur£12.99)
I The Green Ray( PG) Directed by Eric Rohmer. so you know what to expect. It's a lightweight, shallow and sentimental semi-comedy starring Marie Riviere as Delphine. a drippy Parisienne in search of love and friendship in various locations. The green ray itself is a sunset effect when ’everyonc‘s feelings are magically
revealed'. Yeuuch. (Artificial Eye £15.99) I Nostalgia (15) Andrei Tarkovsy‘s first film made outside Russia is a haunting. melancholic and mysterious work with the director's love of nature and the elements very prominent. A loose storyline focuses on a Russian poet. (iorchakov. researching in Italy and encountering the local mystic who sets him a challenging task. (Artificial Eye £15.99) I Seventh Voyage OI Sinbad (U) One of a batch of films put out at budget prices so that you can build up a neato collection of schlock fantasy or Hollywood comedy films without raiding your granny‘s deposit account. (Columbia Tristar £7.99) I Sinbad And The Eye 0t The Tiger (U) (Columbia Tristar £7.99) I Blind Date(15) (Columbia Tristar £7.99) I Madhouse ( 15) (Columbia Tristar £7.99) I Someone To Watch Over Me ( 15) (Columbia Tristar
I Alter The Warming (Island World £12.99)
I Dance In Cyberspace Hi-tcch computer graphics with near 3-D effects set to hypnotic techno music from Dr Devious (presumably not the recent Derby winner). There‘s a warning that this sort ofstuff can send you into a trance, but that could just be hype. (VR Video£10.99)
I Beasts at The Field (BBC £7.99)
ITiger On The Tiles( BBC £7.99)
I The Woli In Your Living Room (BBC £7.99)
I The Zebra In Your Stables (BBC £7.99)
I Over The Moon With Mr Boom (BBC£7.99)
I The Singing Kettle 3 (BBC £7.99)
I Motor Mayhem (BBC £10.99)
I The History at The Ryder Cup (BBC£1().99)
I Classic One-Day Finishes (BBC£10.99)
I HBC Collection: Michael Jordan’s Playground (Fox £10.99)
I HBC Collection: Magic Johnson: Always Showtime (Fox £10.99)
I NBC Collection: Larry Bird: A Basketball Legend (Fox £10.99)
I HBC Collection: Dream
Team (Fox £10.99)
I HBC Collection: Superstars ll (Fox £10.99)
“The List 3- 16July 1992