sexual abuse. but grave doubt remains over the evidence presented.

I Don’t look oottm (Scottish)

ll. lS-midnight. Janice Forsyth looks at the latest activities on the Scottish arts scene.

I Talk Radio (BBC2) ll.25pm—l.20am. Oliver Stone’s frenetic drama stars Eric Bogosian as a radio ‘shock-jock' who refuses to tone down his confrontational approach for network syndication. Meanwhile his abrasive style is resulting in death-threats from neo-Nazis.

I Jules Et Jim (Channel 4)

l1.50pm—l .45am. Francois Truffaut's arid. pretentious ménage ti tmis is substantially less interesting than its puffed-up reputation would suggest. Jeanne Moreau is particularly guilty of creating a genre of coquettish French femmesfitmles that has been boring us rigid ever since.


I Men Only: In The Firing line (Channel 4) 9—lOpm. Female directors get a chance to look at male rituals in a new series. The inevitable Lynda La Plante kicks off with an intriguing. and occasionally disturbing look at men‘s fascination with guns. from a weekend cowboy to an ex bank robber. See preview.

I The 10 Percenters (Scottish) 9.30—l0pm. The chaotic sitcom set in a showbiz agency. Dominic attempts to fix the annual TV awards in order to keep a client in business.

I Northern Exposure (Channel 4)

lO—l lptn. Maggie and Mike enjoy their first kiss while Ed‘s spiritual guide leads him to his natural father.

I Scottish Women (Scottish) 10.30—11.30pm.

I The Mary Whitehouse Story (BBC2) ll. lS—l l.55pm. Thankfully shown well after the watershed. the truly horrifying story of a sanctimonious campaigner against entertaining television.

I Shadey (Channel 4) ll.55pm—l.50am. Anthony Sher plays the title role in an increasingly bizarre tale of a car repair shop owner who is determined to raise money for a sex-change operation. Fortunately he has an unusual talent to exploit. A strange cast includes Patrick McNee. Leslie Ash. Billie Whitelaw and Bernard Hepton.


I Assignment: Ethiopia Terror On Trial (BBC2) 7.45—8.30pm. The BBC correspondent George Alagiah reveals the shocking brutality of the former regime of Colonel Mengistu.

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I Travels A La Carte (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Sickly couple Sophie Grigson and William Black arrive at a Portuguese village where the menu consists of fish and more fish.

I Reversal at Fortune (Channel 4)

9-] 1.10pm. Jeremy Irons won an Oscar for his portrayal of Claus Von Bulow whose 30 -ear sentence for the attempted murder of his wife (played by Glenn Close) is overturned by wily appeal


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lawyer Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver).

I The Rift Rafi Element (BBCl) lO—lO.50pm. it‘s Christmas féte time at Tundish Hall. and Declan (Cal Macaninch) is making awkward demands of Joanna (Celia lmn'e).


I Sharpe (Scottish) 8—lOpm. Sean Bean stars as a soldier fighting the Peninsular campaign. in something of a quandary when he is ordered to attack a town where his lover and child are hiding.

I The lifeboat (BBC l) 8—8.50pm. The Lynda La Plante drama inevitably gets round to questions of sexual equality as Sydnie Hully (Connie Hyde) goes out on her first launch as mechanic.

I Screen Two: Men or The Month (BBCZ) 9—10. 10pm. Rona Munro’s debut screenplay features Douglas Hodge as a bicycle courier zipping in and out of the offices of Bar/Ami Beautiful. an erotic magazine for women. He’s a fantasist who‘s trying to tell his girlfriend Claire Hackett that he's crazy about her. It‘s an ensemble piece looking at sexual politics in a sly and offbeat way. See feature.

I The Cannes Film Festival (BBC!) 10.20—1 lptn. Barry Norman hangs out with Hollywood B list celebs in Cannes. checking out the likes of Pulp Fiction and Serial Mom.

I Naked City (Channel 4)

l 1.05—l l.50pm. Caitlin Moran and Johnny Vaughan present the music magazine show. with foppish poseurs Pulp performing live.


I The Business: The Rise And Rise or Bill Gates (BBC2) 7.20—8pm. America's second-richest man. Gates the software king. defends himself against charges of unfair monopoly. and speaks about his vision of an ‘lnformation Age‘.

I Wooldridge 0n Whisky (BBC2) 8—8.30pm. Ian Wooldridge begins a four- part series tracing the origins and development of Scotland's national drink. I People First (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. A new series of hard-hitting documentaries dealing with disability issues. The first programme looks at the implications of facial disfigurement.

I Moving Story (Scottish) 8.30—l()pm. A new comedy/drama series about a furniture removal team. developed by Jack Rosenthal from his play. Warren Clarke stars.

I Joking Apart (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. A repeat run for the barbed comedy about the breakup of comedian Mark's (Robert Bathurst) marriage to Becky (Fiona Gillies). and the excruciating attempts of their friends to cheer him up.

I Cardiac Arrest (BBC 1) 9.30—10pm. The deliciously black hospital drama continues with Andrew becoming increasingly perturbed at procedures in the hospital.

I True Stories: Julia’s Baby (Channel 4) 9.30—10.40pm. A documentary about blind and deaf single mother-to-be Julia who is fighting for the right to bring up her baby.


I Europe Express (Channel 4) 8-8.30ptn. The continental current affairs round-up digging up some of the less obvious stories around Europe.

I Home Improvement (Channel 4) 9.30—l0pm. When an argument interrupts Tim‘s poker game. hejust happens to be holding a winning hand.

I 999 (BBCl) 9.30—10.20pm. Accidents and near-disasters reconstructed for the edification of all. tonight focusing on a 30-ton juggernaut poised on the edge of a bridge. and a capsized fishing boat.

I Have I Got News For You? (BBCZ) lO—lO.30pm. The trend for bad taste guests continues with Maureen Liptnan and Sir Rhodes Boyson MP.

I Viva Cabaret (Channel 4)

10.30—1 1. 15pm. ()verexposed drag act Lily Savage introduces another bizarre collection of acts. including cult 70s pianist Bobby Crush.

I Pulse (Scottish) l().3()pm—12.l()ani. A less-than-scintillating horror thriller when a series of bizarre electrical surges in a Los Angeles house portend something nastier than a burnt-out fuse.

I Beavis And Butthead (Channel 4) 11.15pm—l l.50pm. Is it cool or does it suck?

I Moscow On The Hudson (Channel 4) 11.50pm—l .55am. Robin Williams reprises his Mark Attt/ Mindy bemused but crafty alien schtick in an occasionally charming tale of a Russian defector trying to survive in New York.


I Glyndebourne: The Marriage or Figaro (Channel 4) 5—7.05pm. 8. l()-l()pm. Mozart‘s classic opera is broadcast live from the annual festival. with Gerald Finley as Figaro and Alison Hagley as his potential bride Susanna.

I Bring Me Sunshine (BBC I) 7.30-8.10pm. More classic clips of Morecambe and Wise. introduced by Ben lilton.

I Fine Cut: Fallen Champ The Untold Story at Mike Tyson (BBCZ) 8—9.35pm. An unauthorised biographical portrait of the controversial champion boxer-turned- jailbird that promises new perspectives on a man whose professional violence spilled over into his personal life.

I Witness (BBCl) 9.10—1 lptn. You‘ve seen it before of course. but Peter Weir's visual style is well worth a second glimpse. Harrison Ford is the tough Philadelphia cop assigned to protect a young Amish boy who has witnessed a murder. Ford inevitably falls in love with the boy‘s tnutn Kelly McGillis.

I NYPD Blue (Channel 4) l()— l 1 pm. More gritty antics with Kelly. Sipowicz and the rest of the precinct boys.

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I Scottish Passport (Scottish) 6.30—7pm. Bryan Burnett and Katie Wood offer more tips on trips home and abroad.

I Cadfael (Scottish) 8.30—10pm. Yet another detective series. but with a difference. Derek Jacobi plays medieval sleuth Brother Cadfael who has put his wild ways behind him to concentrate on the monastic existence and a spot of detective work. Based on the best-selling novels by Ellis Peters.

I Family (BBC 1) 9.35—10.25ptti. The final part of Roddy Doyle‘s Dublin series looks at the situation frotn the point of view of Paula. who is reaching breaking point. Is there hope for the desperate Spencer family?

I The last Picture Show (Channel 4) 10—12. l()atn. Peter Bogdanovitch‘s rites of passage tale of life in a small Texas roadside town where Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms are facing the closure of the local movie house as well as the usual personal and sexual traumas.

I Don’t look Down (Scottish) ll.l5pm—midnight. Janice Forsyth presents a topical look at the Scottish arts scene. with discussion and performances.

I The South Bank Show (Scottish) midnight— lam. A profile ofgreat American writer John Steinbeck.


I Babylon 5 (Channel 4) o—7ptn. The science-fiction series from the States that boasts scriptwriters frotn Star Trek. state- of-the-art effects and aliens with amusing hairstyles.

I Goal TV (BBC?) 7..‘~()ptn-—12.45am. Classic soccer action all through the night on BBC2 with the best theme evening to date. Kicking off with a Primal Scream- soundtracked tribute to the Brazil boys of 1970. the evening takes in moments of drama. pathos. and. with that classic episode of The Like/y [.Ut/S. high comedy. See preview.

I In The Air Tonight (Scottish) 8»-‘).3()pm. A celebration of 2] years of Virgin Records. looking at their greatest hits to date (including that Phil Collins ode to self-abuse of the title).

I Scottish Women (Scottish)

l(lfil)‘ l l.50pm. Kaye Adams hosts another dose of distaff debate.

I The Day | Nearly Died (Scottish)

8.30— ‘)pm. I'l‘V's tacky equivalent of the BB("s already dubious 99‘).

I Once Upon A Time In The North

(BBC! ) B.3()—-‘)pm. Bernard Hill stars as weekend socialist l.en in Tim Firth‘s slightly condescending sitcom about llat cap sorts.

I The Negotiator ( BBC! ) (HS-l 1.05pm. Brian Cox stars III the title role as Charlie King. an evcopper who takes a job in the shady world of undercover 'negotiating'. Maurice Roeves co-stars. See preview.

I Sharpe (Scottish) 8— l()pm. More long- winded Napoleonic antics with Sean Bean.

I Frasier (Channel 4) l()—l().3()pm. The Cheers spin off continues. with neurotic psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) still trying to get a grip.

I Naked City (Channel 4)

ll.05--l l.55pm. Live music and assorted daft items hosted by Caitlin Moran and Johnny Vaughan.

I The Cook Report (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. an-in-the-dtmr reportage with the impressively-girthed sanctitnonious one. Biff! Thwack’!

I Cardiac Arrest (BBC 1) 9.30—10pm. More medical mishaps in the final episode of the frightening hospital black comedy. The docs return fora new series next year. I Bagdad Cate (Scottish)

l().35—l l.()5pm. Scant laughs amid the burgers and the dust in this US comedy set in a desert diner. with Whoopi Goldberg cracking the smug one-liners as well as the eggs.

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