I Moviedrome: Weekend (BBC2) 12.55-2.45am. Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1967 attack on bourgeois materialism stars Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne as a pair of homicidal lovers setting out to visit her parents and encountering a series of real. imaginary and historical characters en route.


I Blrthrights: The Colour or love (BBC2) 8—8.30pm. Director Salim Salam looks at the long-standing taboos which affect mixed-race relationships.

I Travellers’ Tales: The City or Gold . . . And NOW To Get There (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Writer Charles Nicholl goes in search of Eldorado (didn‘t it finish last week?) following the trail of Sir Walter Raleigh from the southern tip of Trinidad up the Orinoco river to the Guyana highlands.

I KYTV (BBC2) lO—lO.30pm. The summer schedules are rapidly becoming clogged up with comedy repeats but this spot-on TV satire sketch collection is on to a winner. featuring as it does 'TV’s Mr Sex' Angus Deayton.

I I’ll Fly Away (Channel 4) lO—lO.55pm. The 50s American drama continues. Forrest (Sam Waterston) orders the arrest of a white man for the murder of a black. I Scottish Women (Scottish)

10.30—1 1. 15pm. Kaye Adams presents a debate with one hundred Scottish women in the audience.


I Valhalla (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. The yachting travelogue series continues with a trip up the Sound of Mull. Bill Paterson retraces the journeys of his father who was a commercial traveller in the 50s. Setting off from Oban he sails up to Tobermory then on to Loch Sunart.

I Far Flung Floyd: Bangkok (BBC2) 8.30—9pm. Floyd has a try at Thai. receiving an enthusiastic response for his noodle soup. knocking together a green curry. and then heading off for a stroll through the red li ht district . . .

I Rear Window: ngaro - The Equestrian Dpera (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. -The Paris-based Zingaro company use Cossack equesuian skills and Moroccan acrobatics to create a novel and enthralling spectacle.


I The Wednesday Play: Where The Buttan lloam (BBC2) 9-10. 10pm. The second in the repeated innovative plays from the 60s is Dennis Potter‘s tale of a l9-year-old Swansea fantasist (Hywel

Bennett) who ominously enough owns a real un.

I The Golden Palace (Channel 4) lO—lO.30pm. Blanche takes off with a man. and Sophia and Oliver follow suit, in a stolen car.

I Just For laughs (Channel 4) 12.05-12.40am. Highligth from the Montreal festival of comedy featuring Scotland's answer to Alan Whicker, Finlay McIntyre. aka Jack Docherty of Absolutely fame.


I Moments DI Crisis (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Mavis Nicholson continues to ask very personal questions in a deeply sensitive and caring kinda way.

I Michael Ball (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. Top singing superstar (it says here) Michael hosts his own all-music show with guests. I Crime limited (BBC 1) 8.30—9pm. Broadcasting stool pigeon Nick Ross presents another batch of crime reconstructions. supposedly taking ‘a close look at the human consequences of crime’ but with an eye on the huge ratings achieved by shows like America ’3 Most Wanted.

I The Travel Show (BBC2) 8.30-9pm. Penny Junor presents the consumer's holiday programme with reports from Carol Smillie in Malta and Paddy Haycocks in Torquay. No dice again. eh

*5? I The Missionary (Channel 4) 9—10.35pm. Michael Palin stars in a likeable enough Ealingesque comedy. He plays a naive cleric sent among the fallen women of Edwardian London, with whom he strikes up a physical bond. or several. A selection of comic set-pieces rather than a coherent whole. but enjoyable nonetheless.

I A Blt DI Fry AMI Laurie (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie make the outrageous claim that Jane Eyre is rubbish. in the repeated sketch series.

I Sylvania Waters (BBCl) ll—l 1.30pm. Wedding bells chime for Paul and Dione. but not before Paul has enjoyed one last surfing session as a single man.


I Scottish International (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. An off-beat look at France concludes with Margaret Morrison taking in the Bastille Day celebrations and marvelling at the world’s fastest train.

I Blooming Bellamy: Whisky And Wildflowers (BBCI) 7.30—8pm. The chirpy cockney botanist presents a series loosely pertaining to medicinal plants. He heads for the Scottish Highlands where Mary Beith explains the herbal lore surrounding sphagnum. which mothers

used as a primitive form of nappy.

I All Black: Boys On The Came (BBC2) 8—8.30pm. The first of six reports on aspects of the Afro-Caribbean British community looks at the growing number of young black men turning to prostitution to earn a living.

I Dr Duinn, Medicine Woman (Scottish) 8-9pm. Jane Seymour stars as Dr Michaela Quinn. patching 'em up on the American frontier in the 1860s.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) lO—lO.30pm. On the day she is due to meet the health inspector, Dan inadvertantly knocks Roseanne’s tooth out. Meanwhile Darlene has a dilemma.

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I Med City (Channel 4) ll.05pm—l2.05am. A new music series. part Word. part indie-kids heaven, presented by Johnny Vaughan and Caitlin Moran. See preview.


I Rhythms DI The World: World Beat Classics (BBC2) 7.50—9.05pm. A sixth series of the world music show opens with selected highlights from the last series. including Muddy Waters. The Rolling Stones and Bob Marley.

I The Face Di Tutankhamun: Heads In The Sand (BBC2) 9.05—9.55pm. The last programme in the series reveals that. 70 years after their discovery. the treasures of Tutankhamun are crumbling in their cases.

I Teenage Diaries: Iatalle’s Baby (BBC2) 9.55-10.45pm. Fifteen-year-old Natalie gave birth to her son Christopher after her doctor refused to prescribe the Pill. and her Diary reveals the consequences of her decision not to have an abortion.

I The Big One (Channel 4) 10.05—10.35pm. A repeat run of the Sandi Toksvig and Mike McShane romantic comedy. He plays a tubby and fastidious American writer. she a sluttish copywriter. I Cinema Cinemal: Delicatessen (Channel 4) 10.35pm—12.35am. Zany French sick comedy set in a post-nuclear future. A cheery butcher cum landlord is putting his hapless tenants into his pies and sausages, while an underground vegetarian movement plots his overthrow. Plot is secondary to the playful visuals however. Bizarre and fascinatineg watchable.

I Rebecca’s Daughters (BBC2) 10.45pm-12. 15am. Peter O‘Toole and Joely 'shall I get my kit off now Ken’ Richardson star in a dramatisation of the Rebecca Riots in the mid-19th century. Transvestism and social injustice in the valleys. Powerful stuff.


I The Real World (Channel 4) 6—6.30pm. The fly-on-the-wall documentary following the lives of seven young Americans aged between l9 and 25 who have been accommodated by the TV crew in a luxury New York loft and told to get

on with their lives.

I Strathhlair (BBC 1) 7.50—8.40pm. More rural traumas and quivering emotions in BBC Scotland‘s 50s drama serial. with Derek Riddell. Francesca Hunt. David Robb and Alison Peebles.

I The Time Bandits (Channel 4)

9-1 l.05pm. Imaginative children’s fantasy from Terry Gilliam. who enlists old Python mates John Cleese and Michael Palin to bolster up his fantasy about a bored kid adopted by a gang of wise-cracking dwarfs and whisked off on a journey through time and space. meeting up with the likes of Napoleon and Robin Hood.

I Klnnock - The Inside Story (Scottish) lO.50—l i.40pm. The documentary series tracing Neil Kinnock's rise to power. Hold on a minute . . .


I Frank Stubhs Promotes (Scottish) 9—l0pm. A comedy drama written by Simon Nye of Men Behaving Badly fame. starring Timothy Spall as lovable ticket tout and fly-boy entrepreneur Frank. turning his hand to showbiz management. I I’ll Fly Away (Channel 4) 10—1 lpm. The major drama series from the makers of St Elsewhere and Northern Erposure. continues.

I Scottish Women (Scottish) 10.30—11.25pm. Kaye Adams presents another topical debate with studio guests and occasional contributions from the audience made up of Scottish women.


I Valhalla (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. It's the turn of percussionist Evelyn Glennie on deck. exploring the Summer Isles and Loch Ewe.

I Paciiic Station (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. A new sitcom. that. on paper at least. looks like a New Age Lethal Weapon. Robert Benson Guillaume is the grizzled by-the-book cop teamed up with hippy dippy partner Richard Libertini. recently returned to duty after psychiatric leave. Needless to say his unorthodox but successful methods win over his sceptical colleague.


I Canned Carrott (BBCl ) 9.30—lOpm. Repeated spoof ads. sketches and monologues with the cantankerous Brummie comic.

I Sean’s Show (Channel 4) 10.30—1 lpm. Repeated genre subversion from the Dublin comic. who returns with a new series in the autumn.

I ENG (Channel 4) llpm-midnight. More drama of a personal and professional nature with the Channel l0 news- gatherers.


I Out There (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Repeated arts documentary featuring an interview with Roddy Frame. the man behind soporific rock combo Aztec Camera.

I Avanti! (Channel 4) 8.30—1 1.10pm. Billy Wilder's black comedy stars Jack Lemmon as a stuffy American who meets an overweight Englishwoman (Juliet Mills) in a tourist paradise. They discover that their deceased parents were lovers and gradually (very gradually) history begins to repeat itself.

I Soldier Soldier (Scottish) 9— 1 0pm. The servicemen drama with its mixture of misfits or stereotypes and its melodramatic storylines.

I Thicker Than Water (BBC l)

930—] lpm. Theresa Russell and Jonathan Pryce star in a two-part drama about identical twins (played by Russell) whose telepathic relationship becomes awkward in adulthood. When one of the sisters is killed. emotional turmoil breaks loose. Part two tomorrow.

62 The List 16—29 July I993