I Dream Town: A Brief Anatomy of Blackpool (BBCZ) 8—8.40pm. Bank Holiday screening for this documentary coinciding with the mom anniversary of the Blackpool Tower. The film looks at the enduring popularity of Blackpool through the eyes of actor David Thewlis who was born in the town.

I iler Alibi (Scottish) 8.30—10. l()pm. Light but entertaining romantic thriller with Tom Selleck as a mystery writer who gets tangled up in his own plot while researching a new book.

I The Saint (BBCI) l0.30—l 1.20pm. A week of adventure series reruns following the ATV night on Saturday begins with this classic stoning Roger Moore.

I Dangerous liaisons (BBC2)

10. lOpm—l2.05am. The Bank Holiday biggie with Glenn Close. John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer in the Oscar- winning film about sexual intrigue in revolutionary France. Malkovich is magnificent as Valmont who turns seducing women into an artform.

I Chartbite (Scottish) 7—7.3(lpm. Big bloke and little girl present the new Scottish chart. plus vids and interviews. I Taxi (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. When his ex announces she‘s getting married. Louie plans to be disruptive. Classic American comedy that just can‘t be repeated too often.

I Out (Channel 4) 9-i()pm. Ever- entertaining gay magazine looks at Bi) women (stands for bulldaggers). black lesbians who were a phenomenon on the 20s jazz scene.

I Shirley Valentine (BBC 1)

9.30—1 1.15pm. Pauline Collins is a woman who finds romance in the shape of Greek waiter Tom Conti. Romantic comedy based on the Willy Russell stage play.

I Slit with Bruce Morton (Channel 4)

l 1.15—1 1.40pm. Repeat of Bruce Morton’s excellent series of comic monologues looking at the Seven Deadly Sins. Tonight he just about manages to talk about sloth.



I Witness (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. Kershaun ‘L‘il' Monster‘ Scott ran with the Eight-Trays. a Crip faction from Los Angeles‘ brutal gangster scene. This film looks at the way the LA riots affected his thinking and follows his transformation into community activist. I People Like Us (Scottish) 9—l 1.30pm. Mini-series time in a glossy tale of New York high finance and family feuding. Concluded same time tomorrow. I Grace Under Fire (BBCZ) 9—9.25pm. Brett Butler is Grace. the divorced mother of three just trying to get by ill this entertaining American sit-com. Nearly as good as latterday Roseanne. btlt there's no comparison with the vintage Barr years. I Low level Panic (BBCZ) 9.25— 10.05pm. Television play from the ‘Stages' season with Charlotte Coleman who played Hugh Grant's sister in Four ll’t't/t/ings . . . The play explores the hopes. fears and dreams of three female flatmates through their tlay-to-day conversations. I The Persuaders (BBCl) 1020—] 1.10pm. More from the ATV vaults with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as the unlikely crime-fighting duo. I Edinburgh Nights (BBCZ) ll.lS—l 1.55pm. Tonight‘s show features American dance from Miami City Ballet and Mark Morris. plus an interview with

conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi of the

Cleveland ()rchestra.

I The Business (BBCZ) 7.30-8pm. Business documentary series tonight looks at employees who are given the chance to appraise their bosses' performance.

including one company where managers’ pay is related to the ratings they receive from staff.

I Laugh With the Carry 0ns (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. As much innuendo and double entendre as you can shake a stick at. with a compilation of Carry ()n's lowest


I The Chase (Channel 4) 9—1 1.30pm. Another frotn the Brando season. in which he plays a small town Texan sheriff on the trail ofescaped convict Robert Redford. I Final Justice (BBC 1) IO—l 1.30pm. First in a two-parter shown on successive nights. this thriller stars Martin Sheen as a father encouraging his disaffected 17- year-old son tojoin the Marines.


I Fat Man in France (BBC 1) 7.30—8pm. Tom Vernon pedals his bitjvt'lerre round the highways and byways of France in search of life as it is lived by the French.

interesting to see if he loses any weight during the series.

I Ghost City (BBCZ) 8—8.30pm. A dramatised profile of Glasgow author Ronald Frame whose books include A Woman of Judah, Sandmoutlt People and ll’urt'hing Mrs Gordon. James Telfer plays Frame as he is whisked through Glasgow on a book promotion tour. sparking off memories ofchildhood.


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I The lost Betiemans (Channel 4) 8—8.3()pm. Five ‘forgotten’ films by former Poet Laureate John Betjeman about his beloved West Country. which have been digitally remastered for television transmission.

I Michael Moore‘s TV Nation (BBC2) 9.30—10. 15pm. The loud-shined questioner comes to Britain to investigate caning in schools and why there is still nostalgia for the days when boys could be given a good hiding.

I Bullitt (Scottish) lO.40pm»-l2.45am. Top notch thn'ller with Steve McQueen as a cop after the baddies in a series of suspension-testing chases around San Francisco‘s hilly streets. Also stars Robert Duvall and Jacqueline Bisset.

I The Making of Terminator 2 (BBC 1) 11-1 1.25pm. A documentary looking at how Arnie's finest was put together. including a behind-the-scenes look at those special effects plus interviews with director James Cameron and Schwarzenegger. The film is due to be shown tomorrow night. but details are unconfirmed.

I Edinburgh Nights (BBCZ)

ll.lS-l 1.55pm. Last ofthe series. on the penultimate day of the Edinburgh Festival is devoted to ‘Dr Jekyll's Closet‘. a film to mark the l()()th anniversary of the death of Robert Louis Stevenson. it examines the origin of the Jekyll/Hyde story as Stevenson‘s nightmare and looks at the many ways in which the story has been portrayed.


I Gladiators (Scottish) 6. l5—7. 15pm. Gladiators. . . ready! Ulrika Jonsson and John Fashanu. the blonde and the brawn respectively. return for another series of muscle-bound mayhem.

I Sevillanas (BBC2) 8—9pm. This tribute to Spanish flamenco was made by Carlos Saura. director of the remarkable trilogy of flamenco films Blood Wedding. (Jamie/i and Love Bewitched.

I East of Ipswich (BBCZ) 9—10.30pm. Repeat showing of Michael Palin‘s very English rites-of—passage play about a seventeen-year-old boy on a seaside holiday with his parents.

I Die Hard 2 (Scottish) 9. lO-l l.lO. Bruce Willis returns for another slice of pyrotechnic action adventure that is every bit as excitin as the original.

I Midnight owboy (BBC2) 10.30pm—1225am. John Schlesinger's classic film starring Jon Voigt as a handsome but naive out-of—towner and Dustin Hoffman as the cynical street dweller Ratso. the first person Voigt meets


I 21$t Century Airport (Channel 4) 8—9pm. A Channel 4 crew has been following the construction of the amazing Kansai international Airport in Japan which is anticipated worldwide as one of the most important buildings of the decade. Over a mile long. it has been

, constructed on a man-made island and the

engineers have to fight a constant battle against subsidence.

I Don’t Look Down (Scottish)

ll. 10—] 1.55pm. More news and discussion from the Scottish arts programme presented by Janice Forsyth.


I The Vision Thing (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Sheena McDonald talks to fashion designer Vivienne Westwood about her vision of a more thoughtful world where ideas are taken seriously. She also reflects on her role as a creator of women‘s images.


I Network First (Scottish)

1040—] 1.40pm. Heavyweight Current affairs programme returns for a new series with a two-part examination of date rape. The film looks at the way rape allegations are investigated by subjecting two actors - a man and a woman to the real procedures. including police interrogation. medical examination and counselling. There follows a full trial using an actual judge and jury. Extracts from the trial will be shown on daytime Scottish to allow viewers a chance to hear the evidence before the verdict is delivered in the second part. next week.


I Faith (Scottish) 9—1 1.40pm (including News lO—lO.4()pm). Excellent political thriller with Michael Gambon as a Conservative MP trying to revive his cabinet career and John Hannah as a tabloid journalist who becomes romantically involved with his daughter. The scenario draws heavily on the events surrounding the Matrix Churchill arms-to- lraq trial. with Gambon displaying some maverick Alan Clark-ish tendencies. lending an air of plausibility to the conspiracy theories. Part two tomorrow. I The Kremlin Letter (Scottish)

1 l.40pm-l.50am. John Huston‘s World War II yarn notable mainly for entertaining performances from Orson Welles. Max von Sydow and Richard Boone. among others.


I The Big Story (Scottish) 7.30—8pm. Start of a new series of this youth television-influenced Current Affairs magazine presented by the chirpy Dermot Murilaghan.

I Faith (Scottish) 9—l 1.40pm (including News lO—lO.40pm). Concluding part of the political thriller with Michael Gambon and John Hannah. See Wed 7.

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