I Doctors To Be: Welcome To The Real World (BBC2) 8. 10—9pm. The medical students who survived their exams are let loose to experience hospital wards at first hand, where they come into contact with patients and, more frighteningly. the hospital consultant. I Get Back (BBCl ) 8.30—9pm. Bankrupt Martin (Ray Winstone) starts to claw his way back, borrowing money from brother Albert to finance a market stall. I The Lite And Times 01 Henry Pratt (Scottish) 9—10pm. The first episode ofa four-part comedy drama based on the book by David Nobbs. It‘s 1935 and Henry Pratt makes his entrance into the world in a small Yorkshire town. I Desmond's (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Shirley invites problem kid Daisy to stay forthe weekend. I Cutting Edge: Comrades (Channel 4) 9—10pm. A rare look at the human face of the much-reviled Militant Tendency in Liverpool, following the lives ofa group of young Militants as they campaign for former Labour MP Terry Fields. I Film 92(BBC1) 10.10—10.40pm. Barry Norman investigates the latest Kenneth Branagh film Peter's Friends and the high tech thriller Sneakers. I EXS: A Kiss To Build A Dream 0n(BBC1) 10.40—11.10pm. A profile of Broxburn-born film director Michael Caton-Jones. See preview.


I Eilton (Scottish) 6.30-7pm. The moral, social and religious programme, presented by Simon Biagi and newcomers Annie Malcolm and Andrew Miller.

I A Question 01 Sport (BBCI ) 8.30-9pm. David Coleman. Bill Beaumont and Ian Botham are the regulars, Alison Fisher, Jonathan Davies. Gordon Strachan and Mark Roe are the guests.

I Food And Drink (BBC2) 8.30—9pm. Jill Goolden gets all loony at the Munich beer festival, while back in the studio they're cooking up a chunky vegetable lasagne.

I Without Walls: Hail Herbie/Ft In Stadia Ego (Channel 4) 9—10pm. A film tracing the Nazi origins of the Volkswagen Beetle, followed by a report on the current state of football stadium architecture in Britain and Europe.

I Troubleshooter 2: Unfinished Business (BBC2)9.45—10.30pm. SirJohn Harvey-J ones returns for a new series looking at British companies and advising them on how to improve their performance. The first programme revisits the companies from the first series to assess their progress.

I Film 0n Foon Besorrected (Channel 4) 10-11.40pm. A Falklands veteran (David Thewlis) reappears after the war, having previously been presumed dead. Rumours of cowardice and desertion circulate and he is ostracised by friends and family.

I Omnibus: Leonora Darrington - House Di Fear (BBCl) 1025—1 1 . 15pm. A profile of

' Jennifer Saunders stars in a new comedy

the surrealist writer and painter as she returns to her house in Mexico City.

I 1992 Evening Standard Drama Awards (Scottish) 10.40-11.40pm. The annual luvvies‘ night out as assorted theatre types - gather at the Savoy Hotel in London where chief luvvie Ned Sherrin awaits them.

i FRIDAY 13 ICheers(Channel4)9.3()—l(ipm.Sam discovers a secret that leads him to believe

that Diane is still in love with him.

; I Have I Got News For You? (BBC2) ; 10—10.3()pm. Angus Deayton hosts the : topical news quiz, with the vulgar captains

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton joined by


I Travelog (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. A new series of the holiday show for the independent-minded traveller. Pete McCarthy is the new regular presenter. replacing Robert Elms. although Elms unfortunately lingers around to present a report on Miami.

I Fatal Attraction (Scottish) 9—10pm. 10.40—11.55pm. Badly cut TV version of the landmark sexual thriller starring Michael Douglas as the happily married New York attorney having a bit on the side in the form of the seriously psychotic Glenn Close. For him it‘s just a whirlwind affair, but she wants more, and the rabbit is just for starters. . . i I The Secret Agent (BBC2) 9.25—10.25pm. g The third and final part of the Conrad ' adaptation. Adolf Vcrloc‘s (David Suchet) attempt to blow up Greenwich Conservatory has gone disastrously wrong and the police are on histrail.

I Pole To Pole: (BBCl)9.30—10.20pm. Michael Palin continues his north-south trip round the globe, arriving in the Sudan and attempting to cross the Nubian desert. one of the hottest places on earth. Once in Khartoum however. Palin is forced to reconsider his planned route because ofan armed insurrection in southern Sudan.

I The Golden Girls (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. The girls face separation due to city apartment regulations.


I Gamesmaster (Channel 4) 6.30—7pm. Dominik Diamond introduces more computer games antics, hints and challenges and gets a couple of those pesky Gladiators to race each other over a computerised assault course.

I Scottish Questions (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 looks forward to a changed life as a result of Uncle George‘s will.

I Absolutely Fabulous ( BBCZ) 9L9.3Opm.

series as single mother Edina, a seriously trendy fashion PR. Moral support comes from best friend Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and enthusiastic assistant Bubbles (Jane Horrocks). . I Bumpole 01 The Bailey (Scottish) 9—10pm. The tubby brief (Leo McKern) finds his life both in chambers and at home dis. upted by two beautiful women.

I We Have Ways 01 Making You Think: j Goebbels (BBC2) 9.30—10.20pm. A series ' on propagandists and truth manipulators opens with an examination of the Nazi Goebbels‘s obsession with film, and his belief that mass entertainment was the most effective medium for propaganda. What would he have made ofAIIo A110?

I The Golden Years (Channel 4) 10—11.50pm. The first screen production of Arthur Miller‘s play, written over 50 years ago. It looks at the exploitation of the Aztecs by the Spanish conquistadors in 1522. Ronald Pickup plays the Aztec Emperor Montezuma.

I Smith And Jones(BBC1)9.3(L10pm. Mel and Griff deliver a few more off-beat sketches and dialogues.

I N8 (Scottish) 10.45—1 1.15pm. The arts and entertainments magazine programme returns for a new series, with the first show featuring footage of those chart-topping weirdos The Shamen in concert.

I nghl Flyte (Scottish).

11.10pm—12. 10am. Donald MacCormick introduces more late-night topical chat.

guest panellists Rory Bremner and Ken Livingstone. I The Word (Channel 4)

i 11.1(ipm-12. IUam. More post-pub

L mayhem with the foolish foursome and

' their unwitting guests.

' I The Funny Farm (Scottish)

3 11.10—1 1 .4()pm. Stu Who? hosts more

- comedy and music, featuring The Doug

Anthony Allstars. Bruce Morton and Bob

' Boyton among the acts. I La Grande Illusion (BBC2) l 1 l .2()pm— l . 10am. Those of you of a more

cerebral inclination might be rewarded by Jean Renoir’s classic anti-war film made . ratherironically, in 1938. It‘s the story of

two French officers shot down in World

War One. who become the prisoners ofa Prussian officer.


I Casually (BBC 1) 8—8.5(lpm. More ups and downs at Holby General, with a patient‘s potentially lethal combination of Ecstasy and alcohol confusingjunior doctor Rob Khalefa.

I Soundbites (BBC2) 8.35—9. 10pm. Evelyn Glennie hosts a new six-part classical music series featuring performances and chat. The first guest is the British pianist Joanna MacGregor.

I Ladyboys (Channel 4) 9—10pm. A portrait of the life of teenage boys who leave their impoverished homes in north Thailand to seek fame and fortune as transvestite cabaret performers. The programme focuses on two boys who enter transvestite beauty contests.

I Periormance: Tales From Hollywood 9.()5—11.()5pm. Sir Alec Guinness and Jeremy Irons star in the first production in the new drama season. It’s a story set in 405 Hollywood where personal relationships are set against the backdrop of increasing anti-Communist hysteria.

I Blind Date (BBCI ) 9.25-1 1pm. Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger star in adaft comedy farce directed by the dreadful Blake Edwards.

I The Betum 01 Martin Guerre (Channel4) 10pm—12.()5am. The latest in the Depardieu season is a thriller set in 16th century rural France. Depardieu plays a soldier returning from the war. to be treated as an imposter. He is forced to stand trial by a cruel and suspicious village.


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

I Scotland’s War (Scottish) 6—6.40pm. More tales of grace under pressure from the plucky Scots and our part in licking Hitler.

I Tell Tale Hearts (BBC1)9.30—10.30pm. Bill Paterson and Brid Brennan star in the final episode of Stephen Lowe's chilling drama. Both Sally and Becky have to confront the truth about their past.

I A Dry White Season (BBC2) 10.10pm—midnight. A moving film about apartheid in South Africa starring Donald Sutherland as an Afrikaaner schoolteacher struggling to expose the brutal and corrupt regime. Marlon Brando makes a cameo appearance as a civil rights lawyer.


I The Krypton Factor (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Gordon Burns introduces another round ofthe ‘superperson‘ quiz.


I Cutting Edge: The Lords (Channel4) 9—10pm. Everyday life (if that's the right word) in the House of Lords. including behind-the-scenes footage as Geoffrey Howe and Denis llealey are fitted for their robes.

I 2000 Hot Dill (BBCI) 10. l()—1().40pm. Craig Ferguson continues his look at the history of the world as he knows it in his comedy sketch show.

I Sport In Duestion (Scottish). Archie MacPhe rson introduces another bout of forthright view-swapping about an item of topical sporting interest.

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' is the contract isn‘t so easy to cancel.

I The Snow Show (BBC 1 ) 8—8.30pm. Muriel Gray offers a unique perspective on how to survive the slopes in dayglo outfits. See Backlist feature.

I Boon (Scottish) 9-10pm. Michael Elphick looks increasingly lugubrious as the leather-clad crime-buster.

I Klnsey(BBC1) 9—10pm. Peter Davison turns up as a businessman with a problem in the fomi of animal rights activists. He mistakenly turns to Kinsey for help.

I Without Walls: Party Time (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. The world TV premiere of Harold Pinter‘s one-act play set in a fashionable London party where the guests gossip while in the streets below people are being rounded up by troops. Barry Foster, Peter Howitt and Nicola Pagctt star.

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Four: I Hired A ContractKiller (Channel4)1(}-11.25pm.Aki Kaurismaki's typically eccentric thriller. Suicidal Jean-Pierre Leaud hires a hit man to kill him but changes his mind. Trouble

ICabaret(BBC1) 11.15pm—1.15am. Liza Minnelli pulls on the black stockings one more time in Bob Fosse‘s stylish musical. i


I Travelog (Channel 4) 8.30-9pm. Lisping art critic Brian Sewcll visits Istanbul, while poor old John Walters draws the short straw and heads for Skegncss.

I Nice Town (BBC2) 9.25—11).20pm. A three-part drama serial by Guy Hibbert looking at the domestic problems of couples living in a new town. Joe (Paul McGann) returns from abroad with his wife Frankie, and soon becomes involved in his brother Paul‘s personal problems. I The Prisoner (Channel 4)

11.15pm—12. 15am. Dull. convoluted 60$ nonsense with Patrick McGoohan.


I UPiront(BBC1) 8.30—9pm. KirstWark introduces the new-look current affairs programme featuring film reports and studio discussions. Sec feature.

I The Big Battalions (Channel 4) 9—1 1pm. Brian Cox and Jane Lapotaire star in the first episode ofthe wide-ranging drama series that moves from England to Ethiopia. Cox plays ambitious cleric Edward Hoyland whose marriage is on the verge ofbreakdown. See preview.

I ND (Scottish) 10.45—1 1.15pm. Bryan Burnett and Janice Forsyth on the trail of arts and entertainments news around the region.

70 The List 6- 19 November 1992