I Mastermind (BBCl) 9.50—10.20pm. Magnus Magnusson and his black chair return for seventeen more weeks of inquisition.

I Video Hation: Money, Money, Money (BBC2) 9.50-10.4()pm. A more ambitious Video Diaries project allows contributors to offer reports on their own lives to give a unique portrait of everyday Britain. The first programme discovers how much money people have to live on. from a City investment banker to an eco-traveller.

I The South Bank Show (Scottish) 11.30pm—lam. A specially extended show celebrating the 50th birthday of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with a concert at the Albert Hall. A number of special guests from the opera world are present to sing ‘Happy Birthday" and other arias.


I Scottish Passport (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Bryan Burnett surveys the range ofduty- free goods. while Katie Wood visits a Dutch theme park. plus the usual details of last-minute holiday deals

I Nelson‘s Column (BBCl) 8.30—9pm. John Gordon-Sinclair plays local newspaperjournalist Gavin Nelson. in the feeble sitcom.

I The Memoirs 0i Sherlock Holmes (Scottish) 9—10pm. ls swamp fever at large in London. or is there a deadly plot to kill Holmes? Jeremy Brett gets all elementary again.

I Beyond The Clouds (Channel 4)

9-10. 15pm. The seven-part documentary series shot over two years in the small Chinese city of Lijiang. concentrating on four families and their everyday lives. This episode is set during the last 36 hours of a man condemned to death for drugs deahng.

I Northern Exposure (Channel 4) 10-10.55pm. Weirdness continues as a rock star (Adam Ant) arrives in town, professing a fondness for Alaskan lndian rhythms.


I How Do They Do That? (BBCI) 8--8.45pm. Avuncular host Desmond Lynam presents the pop science show highlighting human problem-solving achievements.

I September Song (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. The gentle comedy about showbiz wannabes Ted and Billy. played by Russ Abbott and Michael Williams. ls romance on the cards?

I Peak Practice (Scottish) 9—10pm. Kevin Whater stars as the rural GP. tackling more eccentric cases with the help of Amanda Burton as Beth. who is making some radical decisions about her future.

I Without Walls: For One light Only - Errol Flynn (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Nathaniel Parker returns as the frankly well-endowed Hollywood superstar to tell his life story. and many a tale of wine. women and snog.

I [lead Calm (BBCZ) 9.30—1 lpm. A Cape Fear-style three-handed thriller starting Sam Neill and Nicole Kidman as a couple whose peaceful yacht cruise is interrupted by the arrival of crazed mariner Billy Zane.

I An Evening With lee Evans (Channel 4) 10—10.35pm. A repeat showing for the Southend superstar's Christmas showcase. Channel 4‘s entry for that Golden Rose of Montreux thingie.

I EXS: Ghost City (BBCl) 10.20—10.50pm. Award-winning Glasgow author Ronald Frame returns to the city to re-create his childhood memories of the place and its middle-class suburbs in the 60s.

I Hedd Wyn - The Armageddon Poet § (Channel 4) 10.35pm—l2.45am. The

Oscar-nominated Welsh film tells the : moving story of Ellis Humphrey Evans. a poet who was killed in the First World

| War.


l I The Rock ’H’ Holl Years: The 80s

; (BBCl) 7—7.30pm. The popular history

f and rock archive show reaches 1983. CDs were launched. Cruise missiles arrived and The Smiths gave us This Charming Man.

I Rough Cut (Scottish) 8—10pm. Burt Reynolds. Lesley-Anne Down and David Niven star in a so-so crime caper about a Scotland Yard detective using a glamorous socialite as bait to capture a jewel thief.

I A Taste Of Africa (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. The series looking at the cuisine of Africa presented by Dorinda Hafner who tonight heads for Mali. sampling the freshwater fish of the Niger. and getting some beauty tips from the elegant Malinese women.

I Screen Two: All Things Bright And Beautiful (BBCZ) 9—10.30pm. Rites of passage stuff set in 1954. written and directed by former rock singer Barry Devlin. Ciaran Fitzgerald plays a ten- year-old altar boy so caught up in Catholic fervour that he believes a fugitive (Gabriel Byme) is a divine vision. Kind of Whistle Down The Wind meets Heavenly Pursuits. I The Underworld: Robbery (BBCI) 10.30—11.20pm. Top-rated blaggers talk of their experiences. and the pros and cons of carrying firearms.

I Absolume (Channel 4) 10.35—11.10pm. Repeated antics from the quirky Stoneybridge crew.


I The First Ever Minder (Scottish) 8.30—9.30pm. The first episode of the resilient Cockney series from 1979. with George Cole (who also provides a special introduction) and Dennis Waterman.

,I Murder Most Horrld (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. Dawn French plays housekeeper Maud Jenkins who embarks on a career as a doctor in Victorian England. with a spot of astute cross-dressing.

I Commando (Scottish) 9.30—10pm. The final episode of the documentary series. and the would-be commandos face the

tough test of a 30-mile hike across Dartmoor in the pouring rain. How many will be there for the handing out of the green berets?

I The Rector’s Wife (Channel 4)

10—1 1.05pm. Lindsay Duncan plays rector‘s wife Anna Bouverie in the third part of the Joanna Trollope adaptation. Her son Luke confronts her with his suspicions that she is having an affair with Patrick.


I Dr Finlay (Scottish) 9—10pm. The return of David Rintoul as the upright doc. Life at Arden House is increasingly chaotic as housekeeper Janet‘s marriage approaches. Young Dr Neil begins to doubt his capabilities as a GP.

I From A To 3: Tales 0i Modern Motoring (BBC2) 9.30—10.2()pm. The secret life of the British motorist is explored in voyeuristic detail in Nicholas Barker's new five-part series. The first programme looks at young people and their first cars. See preview.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) 10~10.30pm. Darlene makes a surprise return from college. while DJ discovers what his right hand is for.

I The Jack Dee Show (Channel 4) 10.30—11.05pm. Laughing Jack muses about bungee climbing. a more difficult variation on the jumping pastime.

I Coma (BBCl) 10.40pm—12.3()am. A disjointed medical thriller written and directed in 1978 by current Hollywood hotshot Michael Crichton. Genevieve Bujold plays a junior surgeon discovering a preponderance of coma cases at a Boston hospital. Willi Michael Douglas and Kurt Cobain (surely Richard Widmark .7 ).


I Unplugged: Elton John (BBCZ) 8.25—9. 10pm. Graham Taylor‘s best mate Sir F.1t performs a power-free selection of oldies and newies.

I NYPD Blue (Channel 4) 9—10pm. More sleazy cop action from the downtown cop precinct. Kelly. Sipowicz and Martinez investigate the murder of members of a wealthy family.

I Arena: Kalashnikov (BBCZ)

9.10—10.10pm. The man behind the

killing machine that bears his name is still alive. and working on new designs. With exclusive interview footage. Arena traces the history anti lethal impact of the AK- 47. the gun that became a cultural icon. Disturbineg enough. there are 70 million of the things at large around the world.

I Robocop (Scottish) 10.15pm—midnight. Peter Weller stars as the futuristic tin-can cop with a psychotic streak. My sister brings up her small children on a steady diet of this sort of stuff and it hasn't done them any harm. ()r maybe it has. Get back to me in ten years or so and [‘11 let you know.

I United States ("Television (Channel 4) 11.05—11.50pm. Laurie Kightlinger presents more titbits from the melting pot of US TV.


I Anna Lee (Scottish) 8.30-10pm. More chirpy mystery with ltnogen Stubbs as the blithe detective.

I lie Him: The last Tycoon (Channel 4) 9—11.20pm. F. Scott Fitzgerald nearly finished the novel. Harold Pinter polished off the screenplay and Sam Spiegel directed this astute insight into the movie business. De Niro plays the troubled hot- shot producer heading a cast that includes Tony Curtis. Robert Mitchum. Ray Milland. Jeanne Moreau and Jack Nicholson.

I Sunday Night Clive (BBC 1) 9.55-—10.40pm. Clive James offers another dose of lumbering wit and plenty of opportunities to laugh at the foibles of foreigners.


I Scottish Passport (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Katie Wood and Bryan Burnett host the travel guide for Scottish holiday-makers. with tips on destinations at home and abroad.

I The Ben And Stimpy Show (BBCZ) 6.25-6.50pm. More adventures of the cool cat and crazy chihuahua in the cult American animation series.

I The Memoirs 0i Sherlock Holmes (Scottish) 9—10pm. Jeremy Brett chuffs away at his pipe and puts a spoke in the fiendish plans of the sundry perps of Edwardian England.

I Northern Exposure (Channel 4)

10—1 lpm. Cicely. Alaska plays host to more quirky adventures in check-shirt country.


I Without Walls: Kiss My Baadass (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Provocative rap star lce T introduces a personal guide to the kitsch ‘blaxploitation' movies of the early 70s. from Shaft to Blacula. He is joined by fans and detractors of the genre. which. according to who you believe. laid the foundations for the thriving black cinema of the 90s. or created and perpetuated iniquitous stereotypes.

I nueen 0i Hearts (Channel 4) l()pm~12.()5am. Tony Grisoni's bitter- sweet tale follows the lives of three generations of an Italian family living in post-war London. with lan Hawkes playing the ten-year-old narrator.

I EXS: Canvassing The Clyde (BBC I) 10.20—10.50pm. A drama-documentary about artist Stanley Spencer‘s time spent painting portraits of workers in the Glasgow shipyards. For live years he became a part of shipyard life. closely involved with the community.

I Time Gentlemen Please (BBC 1) l().5()-—11.30pm. Helena Kennedy narrates the series looking at the struggle for equality by Scottish women in the 20th century.


I Chart Bite (Scottish) 5.10-5.40pm. Scottish have a stab at a Scottish chart with a new. presenterless. compendium of hits from the Caledonian lists. both albums and singles.

I Screen Two: The Reflecting Skin (BBCZ) 9—l().25pm. A claustrophobic Gothic thriller written and directed by Philip Ridley. 1n the American Midwest in the 50s a young boy Seth (Jeremy Cooper) and his friends spy on mysterious widow Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan). When one of the boys is murdered. Seth becomes convinced that Dolphin is a vampire.

I Flying Blind (Channel 4) 12.10—12.40am. Corey Parker stars in the ilakey sitcom about a straight kid who gets involved with a bohemian set.


I Presumed Innocent (Scottish) 9-10pm. 10.40—11.55pm. A fairly thrilling murder mystery hingeing on whether you can remember what the much-publicised ‘twist' ending entailed. Harrison Ford stars as a DA who finds himself in the nightmare situation of facing a murder charge.

I Crushko (BBC1)9.30—10.25pm. Dour Dundonian Brian Cox stars as the eponymous St Petersburg 'tec in a new cop series with an exotic setting. See preview.

I The Hector’s Wire (Channel 4) 10—11.05pm. The fourth and final part of the Joanna Trollope adaptation with Lindsay Duncan. Tragedy hits the increasingly rebellious Anna.

I Bagdad Cate (Scottish) 10.30—1 lpm. US comedy from the diner in the desert.

68 The List 1 1—24 March 1994