Richardson) who was hanged forthe murder of her lover David Blaker ' (Rupert Everett).

I A Cinema Near You (Scottish) 11.40pm-12.05am. Allan Campbell presents a new cinema magazine programme looking at movies on release in Central Scotland and news from the Scottish film scene. The first programme features an interview with Sir Richard Attenborough about Chaplin, and a report on Peter Capaldi‘s Soft Top Hard


I Dream On (Channel 4) 11.50-12.25pm. Continuing the repeat run of the cult American sitcom. Martin shows a keen interest in his son’s new teacher.

I The Beat (Scottish) 12.05—1.05am. Well-intentioned indie music magazine

i presented by irritating Cockney Gary

5 Crowley. Featuring music from Jesus

i Jones, The Senseless Things and The

E Shamen.


I US Presidential Inauguration (BBCZ) 4.30—6pm. David Dimbleby and Charles Wheeler present live coverage of the swearing-in of Bill Clinton as 42nd President of the USA.

I Inspector Morse: Twilight DtThe Gods (Scottish) 8—10pm. Upwardly-mobile sleuthery in the very last episode of the stylish if overrated detective series. Morse (John Thaw) is called in when an Oxford degree ceremony is halted by a shocking act of violence. The investigation leads to a world-famous opera singer whom our hero particularly reveres. Look out for Keith Allen as he may prove to be our hero's Nemesis.

I Travelog (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Pete McCarthy goes in search of the real France in the Loire region, accompanied by half-French writer Paul Rambali.

I Clive James- Fame In The Twentieth Century (BBCl) 9.35—10.25pm. The gargoyle-like Aussie continues his grudging appreciation of those marginally more famous than himself, coveringthe 305 and touching on legends like Hitler, Mussolini and Shirley Temple. What a team.

I The Golden Girls (Channel 4) 10—10.30pm. Dorothy rediscoversa schoolgirl crush when her former English teacher pays her a visit.

I Nightingales (Channel 4)

10.30-1 1.05pm. The increasingly surreal sitcom finds our three nightwatchmen having their lives disrupted by a new inspector.

I The Funny Farm (Scottish)

10.45—1 l . 15pm. Fred MacAulay introduces another mixed bag of stand-up comedy featuring the laconic Arthur Smith and Glasgow’s Alex Frackleton.

I Midnight Special: Clinton (Channel 4) 12.05-1 .05am. As Bill Clinton’s inauguration party swings. Jon Snow and guests discuss what the new Presidency

I will mean for the USA and the world.

I Shadowing (Scottish) 6.30-7pm. The Macdonald brothers shadow the head of a unit at a large Glasgow hospital as a Royal I visit looms. I Gamesmaster (Channel 4) 6.30—7pm. Dominik Diamond introduces more computer games antics, hints and news. I Minder (Scottish) 8.30-9.30pm. Tired é Cockney humour as Arthur unveils a surprisingly successful new despatch business.

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I The Sexual Imperative: A Time And A Place (Channel 4) 9—10pm. The natural history series continues its investigation of sexuality by asking what triggers the reproductive urge,

I Jolting Apart (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. Continuing the innovative comedy series created by Steven Moffat, starring Robert Bathurst as neurotic comic Mark Taylor, coming to terms with his wife‘s departure despite her friends‘ attempts to console him.

I Dave Allen (Scottish) 9.30—10pm. Comic ramblings from the cynical lrish stand-up.

I Drop The Dead Donkey (Channel 4) 10-10.30pm. The topical newsroom sitcom continues. Henry’s ex-wife is remarrying, but not him, while Damien anticipates winning a fortune from gambling. I Notes And Queries (BBCZ) 11.55pm-12.25am. Clive Anderson and Carol Vordermann are temporarily confined to a late-night slot with their shoddy collection of trivial questions and answers, based on the Guardian column. I The Good Sex Guide (Scottish) 12.10-12.40am. Margi Clarke presents the vulgar advice programme , asking what really turns a man on. Unlikely contributions from Tony Robinson, Bernard Hill and Julia Hills.


I ND (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Arts and entertainments news and reviews with

Janice Forsyth and Bryan Burnett. IArena (BBC2) 9.30-10.30pm. The unusual story of how blissed-out Californian rockers The Grateful Dead

' have provided funding for innovative

classical composers.

I Cheers (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Gary‘s Olde Towne Tavern launches an ad campaign and Rebecca looks for the

, perfect jingle writer for Cheers‘s


I Absolutely (Channel 4) 10.30-11.05pm. The surreal collection of lunatics that are the Absolutely team return for a new series. With Morwenna Banks, John Sparkes, Jack Docherty, Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter. See feature. I lieimat (BBC2) 11.20pm—1 .20am. The first part of a repeat showing for the legendary German drama series following life in a rural village between 1919and 1982. It opens with a young man returning from the First World War to find he is expected to take up the family trade.


I That’s Showhusiness (BBCl ) iii—6.30pm. Mike Smith introduces the quiz programme testing celebrities’ knowledge of the world of entertainment.

I Big Trouble In Little China (Scottish) 7.55—10.05pm. An unashamedly daft kung fu-laden adventure starring Kurt Russell as a bozo trucker adventuring through San Francisco’s Chinatown. Directed by John Carpenter in 1986.

I Adult Oprah (Channel 4) 11.35pm-12.25am. A landmark American documentary featuring Oprah Winfrey tackling the subjects of incest and Child abuse. When shown in the States, it received the highest-ever rating for a documentary.


I The Jewel Of The Nile (Scottish) 6.30—8.30pm. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas return in an equally hectic if slightly less witty sequel to Romancing The Stone, being chased around the Middle East by the usual hordes of psychopathic towelheads.

I Tears or The Dragon: Water (Channel 4) 7—8pm. The environmental series looking at the crisis facing modern China. The second programme uses the theme of water to examine the effects on towns and individual families.

I Gallowglass (BBCl ) 9.05—10pm. The final part of the Ruth Rendell mystery thriller starring John McArdle , Michael Sheen and Paul Rhys.

I Iiale And Pace (Scottish) 10—10.30pm. Flogging a dead horse style bad taste comedy from the double~act who still churn out the tired ‘Two Rons’ routine.

I The South Bank Show: Dracula (Scottish) 10.50—11.50pm. An investigation of the vampire phenomenon surrounding the release of Coppola’s version of Bram Stoker '3 Dracula.

I The Night Is Young (Channel 4) 12.35—2.45am. Aka Mauvais Sang, a 1986 Leos Carax stylish futuristic romantic thriller. Denis Lavant plays a street punk planning to steal a serum that will cure an AIDS-like disease. With Michel Piccoli

and Juliet Binoche.


I The Name Of The Room (BBC2) 7.20—8pm. Continuing the pretentious series about our taste in ‘living space‘.

I Cutting Edge: Weekend In Hell (Channel 4) 9_10pm. A grim and gruelling management training course is captured by the cameras as assorted wimps. weeds and the obligatory cheerful sadist from an international company sweat it out in the Highlands.

I Acoustic Routes (BBCZ) 9.20-10.30pm. Jan Leman‘s intriguing portrait of Bert

J ansch and the 605 folk scene, introduced by Billy Connolly. See preview.

I Bums ln Beirut (Scottish)

10.40—1 l . 10pm. A co-production with Border television for Burns night. taking the McBard out to the Middle East.

I Tennents Sixes (Scottish)

11.10pm-12. 10am. The final stages ofthe six-a-side soccer tournament from Glasgow‘s SEC.


IThe Ark (BBC2) 9.25—10.30pm. The behind-the-scenes story of London Zoo‘s fight to survive, with staff being made redundant and budget levels slashed.

I A Iioom With A View (Channel 4) 10pm-12.05am. This played for about three years at the Edinburgh Dominion after its release in 1985. Merchant-lvory‘s most successful production, it follows the awakening of young Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter) in the Tuscan countryside. Accurately mannered and claustrophobic, with an excellent cast that includes Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow and Daniel Day Lewis.

I Scottish Books (Scottish)

11.40pm—12. 10am. Jenny Brown hosts another edition of the new-look literary discussion show.


I Machair (Scottish) 6.30—7pm. More Gaelic antics in the promising drama serial set in a Lewis language college.

I Travelog (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Imaginative travel suggestions presented by Pete McCarthy in his usual witty and irreverent fashion.

I Clarissa (BBC2) 9.25-10.30pm. Final part of the repeated costume drama adaptation of Samuel Richardson‘s novel, the show that last year restored the BBC‘s reputation for high-quality and literate period drama.

I Nightingales (Channel 4) 10.30—1 1pm. The surreal sitcom about a trio of ill-matched night-watchmen, starring James Ellis, Robert Lindsay and David Threlfall.


ICheI(BBCl) 8—8.30pm. Lenny Henry stars as Gareth Blackstock, ambitious and temperamental chef at Le Chateau Anglais restaurant, in a new sitcom by Peter Tilbury. Blackstock nurses hopes of running his own restaurant and makes his underlings’ lives hell in the meantime. See Food section.

I The Drittas Empire (BBCl ) 8.30—9pm. Less appealing comedy, with Chris Barrie as the relentlessly irritating leisure-centre manager.

I The Sexual Imperative: From Conception To Birth (Channel 4) 9—10pm. The fourth programme in the series looks at how sperm and egg meet, buy each other a couple of pints, grab a taxi home and get down to business.

I Dave Allen (Scottish) 9.30-10pm. Lugubrious anecdotes with the Irish comic who was telling gags when Sean Hughes was still playing with his Lego.

I The Good Sex Guide (Scottish) 12.05-12.35am. Margi Clarke and guests use sketches and chat to tell you where you’ve been going wrong all these years.

64 The List l5 - 28 January 1993