0f and Happy Days continues with Camilla and her chums fighting off a local gang who’ve wrecked the cafi".

I Ierthere Exposure (Channel 4) 10—1 Ipm. Despite his opposition to bloodsports. Joel goes hunting with Chris and Holiing to form a scientific conclusion. Things don't quite work out that way though.

I World on operteceee (BBC!) 10.20pm-12.10am. Highlights from lbrox. where Scotland take on mighty Malta. plus action from Wembley. where England face the equally formidable San Marino.

I EX-S: Ian iiareliton Finlay(BBC1) 10.40—1 1.10pm. A profile of the provocative Scottish artist whose work is better known outside Scotland. particularly in Italy. Germany. France and America.

I Soon ll neeetloe (Scottish)

10.40-1 1.40pm. Archie MacPherson is joined by guests including rugby captain Gavin Hastings.


I hauls A.“ (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. The Gaelic cookery show returns. sadly without Rhoda MacDonald. but featuring top chef Kenny Mackay.

I Teuart (Scottish) 9-10pm. The first part of another whodunnit. The wife of a police sergeant is brutally murdered. and a list of names is found in the house. The people are unconnected except they all seem to be meeting with accidents.

I Without Walls: J’Accoee: Dame Edna Em (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. Rory Bremner launches into the housewife superstar. arguing that the Dame now personifies lazy celebrity. the very thing ‘she' set out to satirise.

I so Iieetee: Sanctuary (BBC2) 9.50—10.30pm. The documentary series returns with the same brief: to inform and entertain. The first film looks at Britain's most popular participation sport. bankside angling.

I MIDI By W (Channel 4) lOpm—12.lOam. Uh-oh. Peter Greenaway alert. Joan Plowright. Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson star as three women whose husbands shared a penchant for drowning. There's a lot of cryptic number nonsense as well. and Bernard Hill turns up as a coroner who believes the deaths were not accidental. I D!” On (Channel 4) l2.10—12.45pm. Martin is all set for his vacation when he is told to chase up an urgent book deal with a murder victim‘s widow.


I The Brit A!“ (Scottish) 8.30—10pm. Celebrity slaphead Richard O‘Brien hosts the record industry‘s annual celebration of its superannuated rockers with live performances and guaranteed cock-ups.

I The Neutron. Piciter (BBC2) 9.25—10.30pm. Final part of the drama serial based on the novel by Russian emigre author Zinovy Zinik. Kostya (Nigel Terry) finds it difiicult to settle into Clea‘s cosy suburban existence. and spends all his time mushroom- hunting and vodka-drinking. Ioliveianee-Fanelnthezothoentury (BBCl ) 9.35-iO.25pm. The gargoyle-like Aussie continues his grudging appreciation of those marginally more famous than himself. covering the period 1972-77.


l including Richard Nixon. Pele. Salvador Dali and ldi Amin.

I The Boloen Ril’lo (Channel 4)

lO—lO.30pm. Dorothy steals the show at Blanche‘s favourite bar by taking the spotlight to sing.

I The Funny Fann (Scottish)

10.45—1 1.15pm. Fred MacAulay introduces comedy'from Rona Campbell. Jeff Green and Norman Lovett. plus music from Kith and Kin.

I EUR (Channel 4) l l.05pm—l2.05am. The Channel 10 crew from Toronto return in the punchy drama series. The first show features a social worker accused of molesting children.


I Shadowing (Scottish) 6.30—7pm. The Macdonald brothers shadow a vet.

I er (Channel 4) 6.30-7pm. Dominik Diamond introduces more computer games antics. hints and news. with pop idols East 17 taking a turn at Contra 3.

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I The Secret lite Of: The Far Hachine (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Tim Hunkin presents a new series of the quirky science show. opening with an explanation of how the fax machine was invented 150 years ago. before the telephone.

I Hinder (Scottish) 8.30—9.30pm. Tired Cockney humour as Arthur contemplates retirement and Ray seizes the reins.

I French and Saunders (BBC2) 9-9.30pm. A brand new series taking plenty of potshots at contemporary pop culture. The series promises spoofs of Silence Of The Lambs. Aliens. Thelma And Louise and Madonna. and opens with parodies of Misery. Casualty and The House of Eliorl. Worthy targets one and all.

I Turning the Screen (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. Roger Graef‘s new behind-the-scenes documentary series follows events inside Wandsworth prison as an industrial dispute

threatens to explode. See preview.

I Drop the Doad Donkey (Channel 4) lO—-10.30pm. The topical newsroom sitcom has presenter trouble as the arrival of ‘fanciable' newsreader Jill provokes an unlikely alliance between Henry and Sally.


I I3 (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Bryan Burnett and Janice Forsyth preview the best in Scottish theatre. music. cinema and art in the regular round-up.

I Arena: The Last Soviet Citizen (BBC2) 8—9.15pm. The story of the cosmonaut who got stranded in space as the Soviet Union collapsed back on Earth. Sergei Krikalev circled the planet for almost a year before returning to find his salary had shriveiled and the Russian space programme was so bankrupt it couldn't even provide his promised Volga car.

I Tho Good Guys (Scottish) 9—lOpm. The buddy-buddy drama series with Nigel Havers

and Keith Barron continues. Lofthouse is

entrusted with the safekeeping of a King Charles spaniel. and it inevitably disappears. I Cheers (Channel 4) 9.30—l0pm. The Boston bar regulars set about organising a Thanksgiving dinner.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) lO—lO.3()pm. Mark and Becky find elopement isn‘t the exciting adventure they'd hoped it would be.

I Absoluter (Channel 4) 10.30—1 1.05pm. The surreal collection of lunatics that are the Absoluter team continue to amuse and deprave. Tonight. the thrilling world of affordable garden furniture. With Morwenna Banks. John Sparkes. Jack Docheny. Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter.

I The Land: Songs of Dougie Ataclean (BBC 1) 10.50—l 1.30pm. Dougie MacLean explores his deep feeling for the land. culture and traditional values of his forefathers which inspire his songs.

I iieirnat (BBC2) l2.05—l.l()am. The acclaimed German drama series following life in a rural village between 1919 and 1982. After the war life in Hunsruck is pleasant and prosperous. but a letter from abroad brings unexpected news and threatens to shatter the



I Grandstand (BBCI) 12.15—5.15pm. Featuring live coverage of Scotland‘s Rugby Union encounter with Wales at Murrayfield. with the leek-munchers on a high after beating the English.

I Casualty (BBCl) 7.50—8.40pm. A major crisis for the Holby team as a patient contaminated with nuclear radiation is brought in after a road accident.

I Adventures: One Man Anti ills Boat (Channel 4) 8—9pm. Robert Perkins travels the waterways of England and Scotland in a canoe in search of his ancestry and the nations' past.

I The Natural (BBC2) 10. l()pm—12.2()am. Barry Levison directs a typically wrought tale of a promising baseball player Roy

Hobbs (Robert Redford) whose career is destroyed by a bizarre shooting. Years later he's offered the chance to prove he still has what it takes.

I Punchline (Scottish) 1 1.25pm—l .40am. Tom Hanks puts in an excellent. if unfunny performance as Steven Gold. a failing medical student attempting to turn his hand to stand-up comedy. Less convincing is Sally Field as a downtrodden housewife who wants to turn her experience into a comedy routine.


I Three Alert And A Baby (Scottish) 6.30—8.25pm. A broad comedy revolving around the bodily functions of a small baby dumped on the doorstep of swinging bachelors Ted Danson. Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg. Sloppily sentimental with a capital yuck.

I loveloy (BBC 1) 7.30—8.20pm. More antiques-related skullduggery with Ian McShane as the amiable rogue.

I IIan Alid Pace (Scottish) 9.50—10.20pm. The dodgy double-aCt continue to churn out their unsubtle brand of humour.

I Withnail And I (Channel 4)

l0. lOpm—l2. l0am. Something of a cult classic. Bruce Robinson‘s engagineg indecent comedy follows the empty lives of a couple of 60s casualties. the manic. bumed- out Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and his seemingly innocent sidekick (Paul McGann) blitzing themselves out of their skulls in a Camden flat. They head off to a Lakeland cottage where further degradations await them.


I Cutting Edge: The Claims Men (Channel 4) 9—10pm. The arcane world of the loss adjuster and the loss assessor is explored in this film about the murky business of insurance. Insurance companies regard about 40 per cent of claims as fraudulent. In the words of one assessor ‘insurers are thieving bastards'.

I EX-S: Annie Lennox (BBC! )

l0.4()—l 1.10pm. A repeated profile of Annie Lennox whose solo album Diva was released last year.


I Without Walls: Tho Art Di Tripping (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. Bemard Hill narrates the first in a two-part examination of how drugs have been used as inspiration by artists and writers from Byron to Picasso (not to mention The Shamen).

I Another Tlnie. Another Place (Channel 4) lO—l 1.55pm. Michael Radford's exploration of passion and imprisonment stars Phyllis Logan as a girl stifled by her rural Scottish environment striking up a relationship with a trio of Italian POWs. Slight to the point of minimalism at times. but intelligent and poignant.

I Out There (Scottish) 1 1.40pm—12. 10am. Another edition of the occasional ans documentary series.


I Food File (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. The food and food issues series with a concentration on healthy eating. including the regular slot. The World In A Slew featuring viewers‘ nutritious and cheap one-pot recipes from around the world.

I Rocky lV (Scottish) 9—l0pm.

l().4()—l 1.25pm. A witless and lazily simple tale of our Rock getting revenge on a Russian mauler (Dolph Lundgren) who hammered his mate to extinction by using sneaky bionics. Now if we had Rocky VI featuring our hero curing Chris Eubank‘s lisp once and for all. they‘d be queueing round the blocks.


I The Snow ShOI (BBC2) 8-8.3(lpm. A network repeat for Muriel Gray‘s on-the- piste hotchpotch of advice. interviews and ‘celebrity' guests. I Chet (BBCl ) 8—8.30pm. Lenny Henry stars as Gareth Blackstock. temperamental chef at Le Chateau Anglais restaurant. in the sitcom by Peter Tilbury.


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I Turning Tho Screws (Channel 4) 9—l()pm. The second part of Roger Graef‘s film inside Wandsworth Prison. The dispute between management and prison officers is beginning to escalate.

I Married With Children (Scottish)

l0.40—l 1.10pm. More off—colour comedy with America‘s least sickly sitcom family. th Bundys.

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u The List 12—25 February 1993