A selection of television highlights,
listed by day, in chronological order. Television Listings compiled by Tom
I Hangin’ With Mr Cooper (Channel 4) 6—6.30pm. Mark Curry stars as hip. streetwise supply teacher Mark Cooper whojust happens to share a house with two top babes.
I ND Special (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Bryan Burnett and Janice Forsyth look at the myths and traditions behind Highland Games. Ancient clan culture or a sham tourist trap‘.’
I Dad’s Army (BBC 1) 7—7.30pm. The pumping station takes a direct hit during an air raid. and Privates Godfrey and Walker are trapped inside.
I Parenthood: Cards And Cars (BBC2 ) 7.20—7.45pm. Ed Begley stars as family man Gil Buckman who feels a tad jealous when his son chooses to spend more time with Grandpa Frank.
I International Athletics - Vauxhall Invitation (Scottish) 8—9pm. Jim Rosenthal introduces coverage of the prestigious meeting frotn Gateshead. including the 100 metres showdown between Linford Christie and Carl Lewis. I Stay lucky (Scottish) 9— l()pm. Dennis Waterman as Thomas continues the adventures of the wide-boy ex-con with a heart of gold.
I Roseanne (Channel 4) i()— l().3()pm. Darlene decides she‘s going to art school in Chicago. but faces the prospect of leaving everybody behind to pursue her future.
I llaked City (Channel 4) ll.05pm—l2.()5am. An hour of innovative tnusic presented by Caitlin Moran and Johnny Vaughan.
I The House Of Eliott (BBC) ) 7.05—8pm. Stella 'Wooden‘ Gonet and Louise
‘Anachronism' Lombard ‘star' in a repeat run of the daft 30s fashion drama. Tonight the House Of ldiot is assailed by romantic crises. as Jack and Bea split. while Evie‘s
affair with Sir Alexander Montford threatens to cause a damaging scandal.
I The Best Dt Cutting Edge: looking For Billy (Channel 4) 8—9pm. The repeated story of Dublin builder Billy Dunne who disappeared in 1987. The programme includes an epilogue showing how he was eventually traced after the programme was broadcast.
I The Wextord Trilogy (BBCZ) 9—10.25pm. Billy Roche‘s three linked plays set in his Irish hometown come to the TV screen in a direct adaptation from their acclaimed stage productions at
London's Bush Theatre. See preview.
I Spender (BBC 1) 9.45- l().4()pm. Our Geordie hero is entrusted with the security for a glamorous Conservative Party candidate.
I Teenage Diaries: Cheap Talk And Blinker Blinker (BBCZ) lt).25—l 1.15pm. Portuguese-born brothers David and Valter talk about their life in the Portuguese community of South London. playing tnusic with their.parents in bars and cafes.
ll Cinema, Cinema!: iiyenes (Channel 4) l().5()pm—12.55am. African director Djibril Dip Marnbety adapts Friedrich Durrenmatt's play Me Visit. about the return of a lnillionairess to her home village in Senegal. seeking revenge as well as dispensing largesse.
I Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories: oranpa’s Ghost (BBC 1) 1.35—2pm. Granpa Charlie dies. but continues to hang around the house playing the piano and swapping stories with his unsuspecting wife Helen.
I Hypnosis (Channel 4) 5.30—6pm. The third programme in the trancey. dancey rave series offers more sound and vision in a daft. crusty. Cockney hippy sort of style.
I Frontline: Bloody Bosnia (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. A special season of programmes devoted to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia features this special report from Journalist of the Year Maggie O'Kane on Slobodan Milosevic‘s rise to power in Serbia.
I ilesnick: lonely llearts (BBC!) 9.05—lO.30pm. A repeat showing of the first film featuring the offbeat Nottingham detective. with our sandwich-munching hero pursuing a romantic liaison with a social worker.
I Moviedrome: mango/Grim Prairie Tales (BBCZ) 9.50pm—l.05am. Alex Cox introduces an offbeat Western double bill. opening up with Franco Nero playing a Civil War soldier dragging a coffin behind him. drifting into a border gang war. Grim Prairie Tales is an unusual attempt at a horror Western. starring Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones as an intellectual and a bounty hunter swapping stories round a campfire.
I Over The Bainbovv (Scottish) l0.20—iO.50pm. Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais‘s post-Commitments comedy drama continues with Neil and Spence making their first moves in managing Finn's band: plugging in the answer machine and urtcorking the wine.
I Birthrights: Crossing The Tracks (BBCZ) 8—8.30pm. Benjamin Zephaniah. actor and dub poet. presents a report on the black influences affecting British youth culture. and the various cross- cultural mixes taking place.
I Frank Stubhs Promotes (Scottish)
9— l()pm. Frank (Timothy Spall) faces the dilemma of whether he should ask his latest signing to take her clothes off for her art.
I I’ll Fly Avvay (Channel 4) l()—l().55pm. The 50s American drama continues. it's Thanksgiving. and the burden of preparing dinner for both her own fatnin and the Bedfords falls on Lilly (Regina Taylor).
I Scottish Women (Scottish)
10.30-1 1.15pm. Kaye Adams presents a debate on the sex war. with men and women sharing the studio for once.
I Bloody Bosnia: The Roots Of War (Channel 4) I lprn— l 2.05am. An essential aid to understanding the troubled history of what used to be Yugoslavia. through the Balkan states of the early 20th century. the Tito years and up to the war-torn journalists' playground it has become.
I Making Advances: Boys Will Be Boys (BBC!) ll.4()prn—12.l()am. mea Freud investigates the reasons for sexual harassment at work. using personal testimonies and dramatised sequences.
I Valhalla (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. The yachting travelogue series pulls into harbour with the final episode. taking artist. writer and filmmaker John Byrne up to Toberrnory. landing on Staffa and rowing into Fingal's Cave accompanied by a piper.
I Far Flung Floyd: Koh Samui (B BCZ) 8.30—9pm. Floyd has a relaxing stint on the Thai island of Koh Samui. trying his best to avoid getting caught up in the hippie lifestyle. The Eastern dishes are all a bit samey. bttt Floyd‘s enthusiasm remains undimmed.
I Rear Window: Eyes open (Channel 4) 9.15—10pm. A musical portrait of Dakar. Africa's most vibrant city and hometown of Africa‘s most famous musician Youssou N'Dour.
I On The line (BBCZ) 8.30—9pm. The story of how Zambia. a soccer-mad nation. is comittg to terms with the loss of its national side in an air-crash this April.
They were given two months by FIFA to rebuild their side. and time is up.
I Bloody Bosnia: Sarajevo Diary (Channel 4) ‘)—I()ptlt. Briton Bill Tribe lived in Sarajevo for 36 years before
being forced to leave by the war. Now he returns to give a personal view of life in the bombed-out city.
I The Wednesday Play: The Fishing Party (BBCZ) ‘)—l()pm. Brian Glover. Douglas Livingstone and Ray Mort star in Peter Terson's tale of three Leeds miners on a fishing holiday. staying in a small hotel run by a grasping landlady.
I The Golden Palace (Channel 4) l()—l().3()pm. Former I Love Lucy star Ricardo Montalban makes a guest appearance as a local hotel owner whom Blanche finds irresistible.
I Ten To Midnight (Scottish) l().4()pm-|2.3()am. Charles Bronson. Lisa liilbacher and Andrew Stevens star in a rotttinely violent thriller about a young psychotic killer who unwisely targets the daughter of the cop who is trailing him.
I Just For Laughs (Channel 4) 1255—1302111). Highlights front the Montreal festival ofcomedy featuring l Phyllis Diller. Rick ()verton and Rowan Atkinson.
I Dinosaur Footprints (Channel 4) 8—9pm. First ill a four-part series on the cuddly prehistoric reptiles. starting with an account of the l9th century dinosaur craze in North America. Spielberg wasn't the first it seems.
I Michael Ball (Scottish) SSO—me. Top singing superstar (it says here) Michael hosts his owtt all-music show with guests Harry Connick Jnr and Gloria listefan.
I Crime limited (B BCI ) S.3t)—<)pm. 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 httge ratings achieved by shows like America's Most illtrtlt'tl.
I The Travel Show (B BCZ) 8..i()~‘)pm. Penny Junor presents the consumers' holiday programme with reports from Carol Stnillie checking out Glamis and Culzean Castles. and Paddy Haycocks hanging out with cave-dwelling troglodytes in Djerba. Tunisia.
I Bloody Bosnia: True Stories: The Unlorgiving (Channel 4) 9. lS—l().45pm. A journey through the Serbian republic in Bosnia seen through the eyes of Serbian soldiers. and a tnother seeking the killers of her son.
I Blooming Bellamy: Myth And Medicine (BBC 1) 7.3()~8pm. The chirpy cockney botanist looks at the efficacy of ancient herbal remedies such as willow bark and pine resin.
I All Black: Bullet Business ( BBCZ) 8—8.3()pm. A report on the increasing incidence of shootings in the black community in Britain.
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