A selection oi television highlights, listed by

day, in chronological order. Television Listings compiled by Tom Lappin.


I Royal Gardens (BBC2) 8.30—9pm. Sir Roy Strong saunters around Georgian gardens in London and Brighton whingeing on about what a state they‘re

I Between The Lines: The Only Good Copper (BBC1)9.30—10.20pm. The police internal investigations series continues with Tony Clark (Neil Pearson) investigating a complaint against a police officer who has just been stabbed to death. I Cheers (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Sam gets a shock when Diane presents him with a portrait.

I Nurses (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. The Miami hospital sitcom continues with a racist patient unable to upset Annie‘s professionalism.

I Clive Anderson Talks Back (Channel 4) 1030—1 1 . 10pm. The chrome-domed quick-witted chat-show host returns for a new series, with the first guest being current globetrotter Michael Palin.

I Seal In Concert (Channel 4) 11.10pm—12.10am. Huge in ‘91, already becoming a bit ofa has-been in ’92. This features his Dublin show from last year, including the singles Killer and Crazy.

I Campaign (BBC2) 11.15—11.45pm. As the Presidential race hots up we go on the air with WABC Radio in New York to gauge the reaction of Americans to their candidates.


I Music On 2: The Lahegue Sisters (BBC2) 7.35—8.35pm. A profile of the French sisters, Katia and Marielle, who have revived the piano duet as a popular musical form.

I Casually (BBCl) 8. 15—9.05pm. Holby General gets all romantic as ageing Romeo Bill Tongue (Lionel Jeffries) is brought in after a spot of bicycle mayhem. Meanwhile Julian is struggling to tell

nurse Sandra Nicholl how he feels about her.

I Court TV: America On Trial (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Cynthia McFadden presents highlights of current trials in the American courts.

I Cocktail (Scottish) 9.15—1 1.10pm. Tom Cruise stars as the young and ambitious Brian Flanagan who, out of desperation, takes a job as a bartender. Lots of cocktail-shaking set-pieces follow, and that's about it really.

I Coming To America (BBCl)

9.25—1 1 . 15pm. Eddie Murphy stars in a daft but lavish tale of a wealthy African prince arriving in the States intent on finding a bride who will love him for himself rather than his fortune. Limp romance with feeble gags.

I Cinema! Clnemai: The Nasty Girl (Channel 4) 10—11.4Spm. Award-winning true story starring Lena Stolze as a young Bavarian girl who becomes increasingly unpopular amongst the people in her small town when she investigates the effects of Nazism during the Third Reich.

I A Bullet For The General (BBC2) 11.15pm—1 . 15am. Last in the spaghetti western series, Damiano Damiani’s film was intended as a commentary on US intervention in Latin America. Set in the Mexican Revolution, it‘s the story of an American's unlikely alliance with a Mexican bandit chief.


I Skol Cup Final (Scottish) 2.30-5pm. Jim White introduces all the action from Hampden as Rangers take on Aberdeen for possession of the first silverware of the season.

I Equinox: The Strange Case or Crop Circles (Channel 4) 7—8pm. An update of last year’s programme investigating the numerous suggested explanations for the mysterious rural phenomena.

I Last OiThe Summer Wine (BBCl ) 7.15—7.4Spm. The old codge rs who refuse to die. return for another series oftedious old Yorkshire whimsy. To think Jean Alexander gave up the Street for this.

I The House Oi Eliott(BBC1)

I 7.45—8.40pm. Evie (Louise Lombard) is

' involved in a torrid affair with Treasury Minister Sir Alexander Montford and it could threaten the future ofthe fashion house.

I Screen One: Trust Me (BBC 1) 9.25—10.40pm. A fast-moving comedy thriller starring Alfred Molina as Harry Greavcs. a hoaxer who finds he is taken rather too seriously by publisher George Empson who needs a hit man to bump off his missus.

I A Word In Your Era (BBC2) 9.40-10.10pm. More hastily cobbled-together historical flammery with Perrier Award winner Steve Coogan playing Casanova and Helen Atkinson-Wood donning the eyepatch as female pirate Mary Read.

I The British At War: Reach For The Sky 10pm—12.30am. Kenneth More doesn‘t have a leg to stand on as the heroic flying ace Douglas Bader. hopping along to his local boozer to stump up for the drinks before staggering home legless again.

I The South Bank Show (Scottish) 10.35—11.35pm. A report on the Royal Ballet featuring a new generation of dancers. Profiling two of them, Viviana

| Durante and Darcey Russell, the film investigates what it means to be a ballerina.


I Doctors To Be: Trial By Interview (BBC2) 8.10—9pm. A new eight-part series looking at the process of training doctors for the National Health Service. Filming began eight years ago following a group of 17-year-olds through their training. The i first programme looks at the selection 9 procedure at St Mary‘s Hospital in f London. I Get Back (BBCl) 8.30—9pm. A new sitcom from Marks and Gran who wrote the excellent Shine On Harvey Moon. the so-so Birds OfA Feather and the not-so-hot New Statesman. Get Back is a ‘comedy for the recession‘ about two brothers who have made good in the 805. For Martin (Ray Winstone) though, the dream turns sour and he finds himself forced to get back to his roots. Sounds like Only Fools And Horses meets Steptoe. Promising. I Desmond’s (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Lee goes to Liverpool in search of his mum, while she arrives at the shop in search of him. I Cutting Edge: Breakdown (Channel 4) 9—10pm. The first in a new series of investigative documentaries follows a psychiatric ‘flying squad‘ on call 24 hoursa day, answering calls from people unable to

cope. I Soldier Soldier (Scottish) 9—10pm. More military melodrama as Rawlings becomes

disenchanted with the army after being refused permission to marry.

I Film 92(BBC1) 10.10—10.40pm. Barry Norman investigates the film version of David Mamet‘s play Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin and Jack Lemmon. Other movies reviewed include Unlawful Entry and Man Pere Ce Heros.


I Eikon (Scottish) 6.30—7pm. The moral. social and religious programme returns for a sixth series, presented by Simon Biagi and newcomers Annie Malcolm and Andrew Miller.

I A Ouestion or Sport (BBC1)8.30—9pm. David Coleman, Bill Beaumont and Ian Botham return for another series ofthe truly remarkable quiz show, now in its 23rd year.

I Show Down At Glastonbury (Channel 4) 8.30~9pm. The first in a series offour programmes looking at life in the village of Pilton as 100,000 pop fans invade forthe duration of the Glastonbury Festival. The series follows the conflict between festival host Michael Eavis, and local protester Anne Goode (not nicknamed Ebeneezer apparently).

I Food And Drink Special (BBC2) 8.30—9pm. The frankly insane Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke test whether wine improves with age, while Vicky Kimm reports on American studies that have linked the consumption of red meat with colon cancer. Cheery stuff.

I Without Walls: Dark Horse: DH. Lawrence - High Priest Oi LovefThe Story or E (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Randy old Lawrence was gay claims Howard Schuman, followed by a documentary on the history ofthe E-type Jaguar.

I CIWIBS(BBC1)9.3()—1().25pm. Lynda La Plante‘s contentious drama series draws to a close with the ex-parastaking the law into their own hands, but underestimating the power of villain Barry Newman (Peter O’Toole).

I Film On Four: Stormy Monday (Channel 4) 10pm-11.40pm. A stylish but shoddy romantic thriller set in Newcastle Clubland. Melanie Griffith (for it is she) stars as a waitress who finds herself involved in an underworld property war. With Sting, Sean Bean and Tommy Lee Jones.

I Omnibus: Avigdor Arikha(BBC1) 10.25—11.15pm. A profile ofthe Romanian-bom Israeli painter who started drawing as a child in a German concentration camp, and is now called one of the world‘s finest painters.

I The Kennedy: (Scottish) 10.40—1 1.40pm. The third of a four-part series tracingthe exploits of the American dynasty.

I Psycho (BBCl) 11.15pm—1am. You know the story. Janet Leigh takes a shower, the late Anthony Perkins passes the loofah and mummy lingers in the basement. Made in 1960 and still a yardstick by which modern thrillers are measured.


E I Anton Mosimann Naturally (Channel 4)

i 8.30—9pm. The debonair little Swiss

5 geezer returns to his homeland to see how

? the best cooking chocolate is made and

5 how to use it.

I Connery (Scottish) 9L10pm. A repeat showing of the profile of the Shexiesht

' Living Shcotshman. The great Nationalist

. shows us around his high-security Spanish

" home and returns to his native Edinburgh

' to collect the keys of the city.

' I The Secret Agent (BBC2) 9.25—10.25pm.

i A new three-part serial dramatised from

the Joseph Conrad novel set at the end of

the 19th century. David Suchet plays

anarchist Adolf Verloc, living in London

I and operating as a double-agent. An

l excellent supporting cast includes Peter

,' Capaldi, Janet Suzman, Stratford Johns,

I Patrick Malahide and the ever-wonderful

, Warren Clarke.

I Pole To Pole: Russian Steps (BBCI) 9.30—10.20pm. Michael Palin continues his north-south trip round the globe. arriving in a Leningrad that is on the verge of changing its name. He heads south by an assortment of unreliable methods of transport and has to fight off the attentions of an amorous Russian lady called Louba (Russian for love incidentally).

I The Golden Girls (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. The girls head off fora murder mystery weekend.


I Gamesmaster (Channel 4) 6.30—7pm. Dominik Diamond introduces more computer games antics. hints and challenges. Pop group Take That drop in to try their hand at Bomber Man.

I Scottish Ouestions (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. Donald MacCormick and Bernard Ponsonby report the latest issues emerging from Westminster.

I Rising Damp (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Rigsby lets the landing flat to a young couple but adopts a cynical attitude to their wedded bliss.

I Bottom (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. Richie and Eddie have a spot of violent Yuletide Christmas fun and games and inadvertantly discover a baby outside the door.

I Rumpole OiThe Bailey(Scottish) 9—10pm. The tubby brief (Leo McKern) returns for a new series of cases. starting with a tricky spot of devil worship.

I Critical Eye: Wake Up England (Channel 4) 9L10pm. A film following reactions to English supporters at this year's European Championship finals, looking at how different countries express their nationality through soccer.

I Present lmpertect: Chips in The Night (BBC2)9.30—10.30pm. A report on the demise ofthe transport cafe, notably the Red Lodge near Newmarkct, threatened by a village by-pass that is due to open in the autumn.

I Smith And Jones (BBC1)9.30—10pm. Mel and Griff deliver a few more off-beat sketches and dialogues.

I Women And Men: Stories Oi Seduction


portmanteau movie featuring three short

films based on seduction stories from

Mary McCarthy, Dorothy Parker and

Ernest Hemingway. The cast includes

Molly Ringwald. Peter Weller, Beau

Bridges and James Woods.

I Scottish Books (Scottish)

' 10.45—11.15pm. A repeat ofthe discussion programme about the work and influence

of Hugh MacDiarmid.

I Night Flyte (Scottish).

11.15pm—12. 10am. Donald MacCormick

i introduces more late-night topical chat.


I Blackadder Goes Forth (BBCl) 9—9.30pm. Flashheart the ‘sexiest man in

impresses everyone except Blackadder

i with his tales of derring-do.

I ICheers (Channel4)9.30—10pm. After their split, Sam returns to his playboy way s '

and Diane has a new lover.

I Have I Got News For You (BBC2)

10—10.30pm. Angus Deayton hosts the

topical news quiz, with the vulgar captains I

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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