A selection oi television highlights. listed by day, in chronological order. Television Listings compiled by Tom Lappin.


I Virtual Murder: (BBC1)9.30—10.20pm. Dr Cornelius (Nicholas Clay) encounters a naughty virtual reality technologist who is creating fantasy environments for murders. Last in the series.

I Cheers (Channel 4) 9.30-10pm. Sam gives Norm a job out of sympathy. but jeopardises their friendship.

I Nurses (Channel 4) iii—10.30pm. A new comedy series from sitcom supremo Susan Harris about a Miami hospital medical team using humour to handle the daily pressures oftheir jobs.

I Edinburgh Nights (BBC2) 11.30pm-12.30am. A special recording of Louise Rennison‘s one-woman show ‘Stevie Wonder Felt My Face‘, in which she reminisces about her life as a 60s Iiggcr. hanging out with Led Zeppelin. Rod Stewart and Bryan Ferry.

I Deadly Nights: Don't Bother To Knock . (Channel4) 12.25—1.45am. Marilyn Monroe stars as a mentally disturbed babysitter who becomes dangerously involved with airline pilot Richard Widmark.


I The Man With One Red Shoe (Scottish) 7.15—8.50pm. Tom Hanks plays a violinist who cycles to his engagements. and doesn‘t look the most likely man to become involved in CIA machinations. I Viewers With Attitude (BBC2) 7.30—8.30pm. Young people deliver their verdict on television today, in a special programme made as part ofthe TV and Young People event at the Edinburgh Television Festival.

I Court TV: America On Trial (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Cynthia McFadden presents a new series ofextraets from real US trials. One case asks whether the parents are responsible when their three-year-old son kills their two-year-old daughter with a pistol.

I Encounters: The Other Side (BBC2) 9.25—10.15pm. Frank Finlay plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. who meets the ghost of his own fictional creation Sherlock Holmes (Richard E. Grant) in an unusual drama written by David Ashton.

I Let The Blood Nun Free (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. First episode ofthe zany

Australian comedy set within the walls of the understaffed, mismanaged St

C hristopher‘s Hospital.

I Video Diaries: The Man Who Loves Gary Lineiter(BBC2) 10.10-11.10pm. Dr Ylli Hasani chronicles life in Albania as the country negotiates its way through cultural and economic upheaval. During the totalitarian regime he kept in touch with world events by way of the BBC World Service. and became a Gary Lineker fan in the process.

I Cinema! Cinemai: Ju Dou (Channel 4) 10.30pm-12. 15am. Zhang Yimou‘s powerful and gripping rural tragedy tells the story of a young village woman who, after being brutally treated by her impotent husband, begins an affair with his adopted nephew.

I Agnes 0t God (BBC2) 11.15pm—12.55am. Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly star in Norman Jewison‘s adaptation of a stage hit about a novice nun. A new-bom child is found strangled in her room. but Sister Agnes claims to have no memory of the conception, pregnancy or birth.

I Phil Cool (Scottish) 11.20—11.50pm. Laughs and impressions from the rubber-faced one.

I Craig, Miller and Cosgrove At The Festival (Scottish) 11.50pm-12.50am. Chat. comedy and reviews from the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe.

I Scotsport (Scottish) 5—6pm. Jim White introduces all the goals from the Premier Division plus highlights from Europe.

I Europe By Design: Grand Plan (BBCl) 5.45—6. 15pm. Tom Vernon scours Europe for the big building plans that countries use to express their ambitions and hopes for the future, taking time out to mockthe French fondness for triumphal arches.

I Dad (BBC1)8.05—10pm. Ted Danson, Jack Lemmon and Olympia Dukakis star in a yuckily sentimental piece of heartwarming drama about a Wall Street broker who rediscovers his relationship with his father when he flies home to look after the old man.

I Europe Express (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. The acclaimed European current affairs series with Isabella Stasi Castriota reporting from Rome, Klaus Schwagrzinna from Berlin, Stefan Rybar from Prague and Marie Guichoux from Paris.

I Moviedrome Double Bill: The Day DtThe Locust and The Big Knite (BBC2)

10pm—4. 10am. Alex Cox introducesa couple of films with the theme of Hollywood as Hell. The Day OfThe Locust offers a cynical satire on Tinseltown. while The Big Knife is a harder-edged piece featuring blackmail and murder.

I TV Squash (Scottish) 1045—] 1.15pm. Television satire of a generally feeble sort.


I TV Nell (BBC2) 7.30pm—l2.20am. The devilish Damien. aka Angus Deayton, introduces an evening of programmes that trawl the archives for examples of the truly horrendous stuff that‘s been foisted on viewers over the years. Lowlights include the raunchy Mainly For Men and lt’sA Knockout. See preview.

I Only Fools And Horses (BBCI) 8-9.15pm. Another chance to see the classic episode where Del and Rodney are invited to a weekend party in the country, and see a chance of making a fast buck.

I Taggart: Death Comes Soltly (Scottish) 830—] lpm. Pensioner Fred Scott is found murdered. and suspicion falls on his daughter and somin-law.

I Traveller's Tales: Darshan -An Indian Journey (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Michael Wood journeys to India’s sacred city, Benares, meeting holy men and renouncers, and the remarkable poetssingers, the Bauls. No cheap gags please.


I Throw Momma From The Train (BBCI) 9.35—11pm. Danny De Vito‘s directorial ‘debut is a wacky comedy about adim creative writing student who hatches a murder plot to kill his tyrannical senile mother.

I NB Festival Cinema (Scottish) 10.45pm-11.10pm. Allan Campbell previews the best of the films from this year‘s Edinburgh Film Festival.


I My Dead Dad (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. The final part of John McKay’s supernatural sitcom finds Eck (Forbes Masson) determined to send Dad back where he came from, by way of a seance. I Citizen Smith (BBC1)8—8.30pm. Classic sitcom revolutionary Wolfie Smith enjoys a rerun in John Sullivan‘s sublime 705 show. Tonight Wolfie is asked to keep an eye on Speed‘s girlfriend Desiree, a topless go-go dancer.

I Hollywood Greats: Sleuth (Channel 4) 8.30-10.20pm. Michael Caine stars in a witty mystery movie as a former hairdresser who becomes involved in a sinister theft and insurance swindle being hatched by the playful Lawrence Olivier. I Floyd 0n Spain: Catalonia (BBC2) 8.30—9pm. Floyd visits Barcelona in the wake of countless other film crews and heads for the Olympic city’s oldest restaurant ‘Los Caracoles‘, where the kitchen hasn’t changed much in nearly two centuries.


I Green Pages (Scottish) 6.30—7pm. The series devoted to opportunities for improving the environment, locally and globally. Presented by Pat O’Mahoney, Shauna Hawthorne, Stephen Fulton and Gary Rimmer.

I Wayne’s World (BBC2) 6.50—7pm. The ten-minute slots that spawned the movie hit have been bought up by BBC2. Do

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I The Shetland Sessions (BBC2)

7.40-8. 10pm. Aly Bain hosts a series ofsix programmes shot during the 1991 Shetland Folk Festival, opening with cajun stars D.L. Menard, Ken Smith and Eddie Le jeune.

I Coast 0t Dreams (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Second part of the documentary focusing on the real Eldorado. following couples who leave Britain for the Spanish coast to make a new life that doesn‘t always come up to expectations.

I Betrayed (Scottish) 9—10pm. 10.40—midnight. A thriller starring Debra Winger as an undercover operative sent to investigate a Mid-West farmer suspected of being part of an extreme right-wing organisation. Naturally she fancies him something rotten.

I Screenplay: Buying A Landslide (BBC2) 940.20pm. Griffin Dunne. Peter Gallagher and Mason Adams star in David Edgar's first television screenplay. The play follows the grooming of an American Republican Senate candidate at a high-pressure weekend retreat.

I Moio Working (Channel 4)

11.15pm—1 1.45pm. A profile ofthe Doors. You know them. doomy organs. fat bastard soi-disanr Dionysian poet Singer.

I Edinburgh Nights (BBC2) 11.15-11.55pm. Items include a tribute to Colin Young, outgoing director of the National Film And Television School, and a piece on the National Theatre Of Bucharest.

I The sum Allen snow (Channcl4) 11.45pm—12. 15am. A new series ofclassic

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