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I Far Flung Floyd: llong Kong (BBCZ) 8.30—9pm. Our intrepid gastronaut causes a major stir (fry) down by the quayside with his sweet and sour prawns.

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I Rear Window: Memories Of Seltoto (Channel 4) 9—9.45pm. Sekoto‘s paintings depicted the life of South African townships in the 30s. before apartheid forced him into exile in Paris.

I The Year 0t living Dangerously (BBCl) 10—] 1.50pm. Mel Gibson and Sigoumey Weaver star in Peter Weir’s political thriller set in Indonesia. Guy Hamilton. ajoumalist on his first overseas assignment. begins an affair with British Embassy attache Jill Bryan as political tension grows in Jakarta.

I Summer’s Out: Forbidden Love (Channel 4) 10—] 1.40pm. A documentary on the lesbian subculture in Canada in the 50s and 60s. using reminiscences and fictional love stories written by novelist Anne Bannon.

I A Cinema llear You (Scottish) ll.30pm-midnight. Allan Campbell continues his report from the Edinburgh lntemational Film Festival.


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RX I Summer’s Out: It’s A llueer World (Channel 4) ll.40pm—12.30am. Scouse drag queen Lily Savage trawls through a wealth of gay TV programming from around the world, from San Francisco‘s Lavender Lounge to Amsterdam‘s Out On Sunday.


I Oil The line (BBCZ) 8.30—9pm. The closely-guarded secrets of the sports coach are examined. uncovering tales of sexual harassment and child sex abuse in athletics.

I The Wednesday Play: The Spongers (BBCZ) 9—10.30pm. Jim Allen's play is set against the background of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. and tells the story of a single-parent family getting involved in the celebrations on their council estate. I The Golden Palace (Channel 4) 10.05—10.35pm. Blanche's boyfriend proposes to her . . . and suggests she be the mother of his children.

I mr don and mr george (Channel 4) l0.35—l 1.05pm. The latest example of the lower-case sitcom. don and george are Moray Hunter and Jack Docherty of Absolutely notoriety in a distinctly weird spin-off show. See preview.

I Edinburgh llights (BBC2)

ll.15—l 1.55pm. Ann Bryson antl Maria McErlane present their guide to how to make it as a stand-up comedian (although they certainly haven‘t) antl a true comic genius. Julian Cope. performs an acoustic set.

I Scottish Books (Scottish)

1 1.30pm—midnight. Jenny Brown heads offto Charlotte Square to meet some of the writers appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival. including Canadian Dionne Brand.


I The New Scots (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. A new series looking at the lives of ethnic minorities in Scotland. The first programme focuses on the Singh family and their efforts to keep their Sikh traditions alive in Glasgow.

I Dinosaur Footprints (Channel 4) 8—9pm. Bearded palaetmtologists and trendy young American bofiins go in search of clues about child-rearing dinosaur-style.

I Crime limited (BBC! ) 8.3()~-‘)plii. Broadcasting stool-pigeon Nick Ross presents another batch of crime reconstructions. and goes on the road with RSPCA Chief Super Don Balfour. Well it isn‘t quite the Sweeney. but there are some nasty. villainous cat molesters out there . . .

I The Travel Show (BBCZ) 8.3()—-9pm. Penny Junor presents the consumers' holiday programme with reports from Carol Smillie checking out Turkey and the risks of being kidnapped by the PKK. and Paddy Haycocks visits the quieter climes

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l Witness: The Emperor’s Birthday (Channel 4) 9—lOpm. A study of Rastafarianism, looking at Noel Dyer who left Jamaica to live in poverty in Ethiopia. land of Rastafarian Messiah Haile Selassie.

I Summer's Out: Silverlaire lite The View From Here (Channel 4)

l 1.05pm—12.05am. Tom Joslin’s video diary about his and his lover Mark Massi's dying from AIDS was completed after their death by their friend Peter Friedman. It‘s a bleak but compelling film.

98 The List 20—26 August 1993