I True Stories (Channel 4) 9.30—IO.35pm. It's twenty years since the disappearance of ‘Lucky‘ Lord Lucan. the prime suspect of the murder enquiry into the death of his children‘s nanny. The then head of the enquiry. Roy Ranson of the Yard. who has kept a picture of Lucan iti his breast pocket every since. reopens the investigation for television with the help of. among others. a psychic.

I The Stand Up Show (BBC 1) lO—IO.30pm. BBC gag-writer-in- residence Barry Cryer hosts this new show which give young stand-ups a chance to raise some laughs with just a microphone for company. The first show features Phil Kay. Phill Jupitus and Bernard Right-On.

I What the Magazines Say (BBC2) 7.45—8pm. Subtle name change for the well-established press review slot. Peter York and Suzanne Moore are two of the journalists who cast their eyes over the media's glossy output during the programme's five-week run.

I Tights, Camera, Action! (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. The dance film series presented by Lea ‘Cholmondeley' Anderson includes Bruce McLain's ‘Comings and Goings‘. See preview.

I Porridge (BBCI) 8—8.30pm. Welcome repeat for this near-perfect prison sitcom starring Ronnie Barker as Fletch. HM Slade Prison's jolliest con.

I Michael Moore’s TV Nation (B BCB)

9.30—I().2()pm. Investigative docttmentary 2 I Chartbite (Scottish) 7 ~7.3()pm. More

series hosted by Michael Moore uncovers some little-known facts about Bill Clinton's past.

I IO (Scottish) lO.3()pm—l2.35am. Bo Derek frolics in the surf while Dudley Moore falls head over heels and his girlfriend Julie Andrews looks on with a resigned expression.

I Scavengers (Scottish) 6-7pm. Futuristic adventure gameshow in a Crystal Ma:e style with the over-tall O‘Brienfl'enpole role played by ex-Blue Peter presenter John Leslie. With the amount they spent on the set - a space station from AD3042. no less this is a show that better be recommissioned or intergalactic heads will roll.

I Pets Win Prizes (BBC I) 6.40—7.20pm. Danny Baker tries to keep a straight face in this preposterous excuse for a game show in which owners and pets compete to see who is the dumber animal.

I'd Real lives (BBC2) 7.50pm (time to be confirmed). The BBC marks 25 years since the Troubles as we know them began in Northern Ireland. with a series of programmes starting with a repeat of this controversial documentary which features in-depth interviews with leading para- militaries. Transmission details are

sketchy. but the season also includes The Empire Laughs Back about Belfast humour; a Late Show Special looking at the way journalists have covered the Troubles. and Death on the Rock. the documentary on the Gibraltar shooting of three IRA members.

I Black Widow (Scottish) 9.25—1 l.25pm. Slick. noirish thriller with Debra Winger as an FBI agent on the trail ofTheresa Russell as a gold-digging murderer.

I Enchanted April (BBCZ)

9.30—1 1.10pm. ‘Screen Two‘ film with Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson about four women who head for the Italian Rivieran escape London.

I Flesh and Blood (BBC l)

I I.55pm—I2.50am. First of two lucky dips into the vaults of the Hammer House of Horror. narrated by Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. A Gothfest for Hammer fans.


Continuing music series which looks at the impact of the quartet from Haydn to Kronos to U2.

I The Tales of Para Handy (BBC I) 8—8.50pm. Gregor Fisher and Rikki Fulton return for another gentle tale of everyday seafaring folk in the West Highlands, taken from Neil Munro‘s ever- popular stories. See feature.

I Wycliffe (Scottish) 8—9pm. Jack Shepherd as the detective who makes Morse sound voluble and Taggart appear to have plenty of interests outside work. The Cornish locations are quaint but the tnurder rate is inexplicably high.

I The Man from El Paso (Scottish) 9—10.05pm. Documentary about Clint Eastwood.

I T in the Park (Scottish) l().()5—I lpm. Coverage of last weekend‘s two-day Scottish music-fest in Strathclyde Park. with headliners including Bjork. Teenage Fanclub and Primal Scream.


I Babylon 5 (Channel 4) 6—6.50pm. More alien lifeforms than you can shake a light sabre at. and good story lines too. Classy sci-ft series set on a planet-sized space station.

I The Vision Thing (CHanneI 4) 8—8.30pm. Sheena McDonald continues her series of in-depth interviews with people who have ‘the vision thing‘ so often lacking in our political leaders.

bands. news and the Scottish charts

; covering indie. rock and dance. I The Real McCoy (BBCZ) 9— 0.30pm.

The black comedy sketch show returns

1 with Felix Dexter. Leo Chester. Robbie Gee er al. I Out (Channel 4) 9~ llipm. The first in a


is the ‘Pink Pound' a myth‘.’ ()Ill Iias commissioned what it claims lobe the first consumer survey ittto gay spending

new series of the gay magazine programme looks at ‘llomo Economics' ~

I power.


l I Ruthless People 9—11.30pnt. The

Airplane team‘s comedy starring Danny DeVito who schemes to bump off his wife Bette Midler in a fast-paced piece of pure



I Don’t look Down (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. Scottish arts magazine show presented by Janice Forsyth returns. having survived the late Sunday graveyard shift. The last series hovered somewhere between the ‘what‘s on‘ style of N8 and the more cerebral South Bank Show. Expect more moody sets and swooping cameras.



Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.


Sunday 31

I Edinburgh Eagles v Fire 49ers Meadowbank Stadiutn. Edinburgh. lpm. £5 in advance from Meadowbank Stadium Box Office. Thompsons Sports Shops. Colin Campbells Sports and Archway Promotions. £6 on the door. Ticket price also covers a Rttgby League match for the ftrst time in Scotland with a Scottish National Rugby League side taking on a North East of England team.

gaturday 30 and Sunday 1

I Champion of Champions St Vincent Bowling Club. St Vincent Crescent. Glasgow. As the name suggests really. Hugh Duff former World Champion will be competing. as will Joyce Lindores. defending Women’s Champion of Champions.

Saturday 30


I Clackmannan County v Aberdeenshire The Arna. Alloa. Iptn.

I West Lothian County v Perthshire Boghall. Linlithgow. lpm.

I Ayrshire v Strathmore County The Oval. Prestwick. lpm.


I Ayr V Kilmarnock (.‘ambusdoon. Alloway. lpm.

I West of Scotland v Greenock Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. lpm.

I Ferguslie v Kelburne Meikleriggs. Paisley. lpm.

I Clydesdale v Poloc 'l‘itwootl. Beaton Road. Glasgow. lpm.

I Uddingston v Orumpellier Holliwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. lpm.


I Carlton V Heriots Grange Loan. l8() Grange Loan. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Edinburgh Acads v Cupar The I’m ilion. Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Grange v Stenhousemuir Rttchtit-n Place. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Watsonians v Corstorphine h’lyresitlt‘. Edinburgh. lpm.

Saturday 6 '


I West Lothian County v Clackmannan County Boghall. Linlithgow. lpm.

I Fife v Stirling McKane Park. Dunfermline. lpm.


I Drumpellier v Ayr Langloan. Coatbridge. lptn.

I Kelburne v Uddingston Whitelaugh. Paisley. lpm.

I Poloc v West of Scotland Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. lpm.

I Creenock v Ferguslie Glenpark. Brisbane Street. Greenock. lpm.

I Kilmarnock v Clydesdale Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. lpm.


I Corstorphine v Freuchie Union Park. Cam'ck Knowe Parkway. Edinburgh. lpm. I Royal High v Edinburgh Acads East Barnton Avenue. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Heriots V Grange Goldenacre. Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Watsonians v Stenhousemuir

Myreside. Edinburgh. lptn.

CYCLING Monday 8

I Tour at Britain Starts from George Square. Glasgow at 9.45am. For the first time in its eight-year history the race will be starting front the Dear Green Place. The competitors have a 128-mile ride ahead of them for this opening stage.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfteld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. There are tert races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Each meeting includes ten races starting at 7.30pm.

Friday 29

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. First race at 6.30pm.

Saturday 6

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. The meeting starts at 2.35pm.


I British Touring Car Championship Knockhill Racing Circuit by Dunfermline. 10am. £15. Rounds thirteen and fourteen of Europe's best saloon car championship.

Friday 29

I Edinburgh Cult Oil Monarchs it long Eaton Invaders Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. 7.15pm. Long Eaton will present a serious challenge here especially since their star mart. Jan Staechmann. has just reached the World Final.

Sunday 31

I Alfred McAlpine Tigers v Oxford Cheetahs Shawi'teld Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm.

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I Edinburgh Cult Oil Monarchs v

Middlesburgh Bears Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. 7.15pm.

72 The List 29 July—ll August I994