I Wingnut and The Sprog (Channel 4) 10.50—11.25pm. Wingnut is fifteen. and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend needs money to support their baby. ln desperation he decides to kidnap a dog which belongs to a loyalist paramilitary.


I The Contenders (BBC 1) 7—7.30pm. A new series looking at the training and performance of some of the world’s top sportsmen and women in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.

I International Athletics (Scottish) 9—lOpm. Jim Rosenthal hosts coverage of the T58 Challenge meeting from Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh. featuring Linford Christie. Colin Jackson and Sally Gunnell as well as Dundonian whinger Liz McColgan.

I Home Improvement (Channel 4) 9.30-l0pm. Tim's chauvinistic advice complicates Al‘s love life.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) l()~l().3()pm. Roseanne and Dali are stunned to hear Bev has broken her pelvis. especially as it means she has to move in with them.

I Extreme Prejudice (Scottish) 10.30pm—12.30am. Nick Nolte. Powers Boothe and Michael lronsrde star in a moderately gung-ho tale of a dedicated Texas ranger setting out to end the grip of drug barons on his home town. Trouble is the main dealer is a childhood buddy.

I Passengers (Channel 4)

I 1.05pm-l2. 10am. No studio and no presenters. but reports on Jason Priestley. skateboard violence and Japanese transvestites.

I Beavis And Butthead (Channel 4) 12.10—l2.40am. Cool.


I Fine Cut: Madame L’Eau (BBCZ) 8—9.35pm. Filmmaker Jean Rouch looks for a solution to the problems ofdrought in Niger. finding a possible solution in

! Dutch windmills.

i I King Kong (BBCl) 8.15—10.25pm. Not

the classic Fay Wray version. but 1976 monkey business featuring Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges as geologists running

across a huge ape on a remote island.

I later With Jools Holland (BBC2)

10—1 lpm. A one-off special featuring the

black-clad American singing legend Johnny Cash. performing a mix ofclassics from the past and songs from his new album American Recordings.

I Baia Oklahoma (BBCZ)

limit—12.45am. An adult romantic comedy starring Lesley Ann Warren as a waitress seeking country and western stardom with a song inspired by boyfriend Peter Coyote. Julia Roberts also shows up. I Swamp Thing (BBCl) 1.50—2.20am. No, not another Kenneth Clarke profile. but a schlocky tale of a scientist who turns part man part vegetable after a dodgy

experiment and is forced to live in the Bayou. fighting injustice and looking for

love (blighted by constant whispers of ‘don‘t fancy yours much Sharon‘).


I Kramer Vs Kramer (Scottish) 8—9.35pm. A classy weepie undermined by the essential yuckiness of the kid who is the cause of the love-tug battle between divorcees Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.

I Visions Of Light: Dog Day Afternoon (Channel 4) lOpm—12.20a1n. Al Pacino stars in Sidney Lumet's intimate tragi- comic tale of a neurotic gay bank robber who needs money to finance a sex-change operation for his lover.

I Under The Sun: Guardians 0! The Flutes (BBCZ) 1040—] 1.10pm. The third film in the series of anthropological documentaries is a study of the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea, where the practice of passing on the essence of masculinity to boys via oral sex with adult males may raise a few westem eyebrows.


I Babylon 5 (Channel 4) 6—7pm. The science-fiction series from the States that boasts scriptwriters from Star Trek. state~ of-the-art effects and aliens with amusing hairstyles.

I Frank Stubbs Promotes (Scottish) 9—lOpm. Timothy Spall stars as the hapless promoter in the chirpy comedy drama that is essentially the Mint/er formula with a few tweaks.

I Rollerball (Scottish) lO.30pm—l2.40am. James Caan stars in the now-dated futuristic tale of an ultra- violent gladiatorial game. The themes of personal freedom and struggle against monolithic powers are muddled but there are some punchy action sequences.

I Medics (Scottish) 9—10pm. More emergencies and tough decisions for the


squad of docs in the hospital drama. After Cardiac Arrest it all seems a little tatne.

I Rab C. Keshitt (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. More repeated tales of Govan society with Gregor Fisher. Elaine C. Smith and the crew.

I First Sex (Channel 4) 9—lOpm. More reports and discussions on women's issues.


I Tour De France (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. More Lycra-clad biking action as the annual Tour gets into fifth gear. with highlights from the action in the pelarmi earlier today.

I Frasier (Channel 4) lO—l().30pm. The Cheers spin off continues. with neurotic psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) still trying to get a grip.


I Cocktail (Scottish) 9—l0pm.

1040—] 1.30pm. Toni Cruise mixes up a storm in an oh-so-lightweight tale of a small-town bartender learning how to splash in the kahlua in the big city. Daft but likeable stuff.

I Roughnecks (BBC 1) 9.30-10.2()pm. The drama series set mostly on a North Sea oil rig. written by Kieran Prendiville.


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