I Dispatches (Channel 4) 9—lOpm. in ‘Getting Away with Rape‘. this repeated documentary examines how some men manage to beat rape raps time after time. I Modern Times (BBCZ) 9—9.50pm. Documentary filtn following a private eye whose job it is to test the fidelity of potential marriage partners. He hires ternptresses who try to seduce the fiancees of doubting men and women.

I Harry (BBCl ) 9.30—lO.20pm. Michael Elphick is the grouchy news agency journalist in a story about a terrified witness in a murder trial. Harry tries for the scoop but runs into difficulties.

I ER. (Channel 4) l()—l 1 pm. Dr Greene finds a heart donor for his patient. while the rest of the team treat a pregnant car- crash survhor.

I Dirty Dancing (Scottish) lO.45pm—l2.35am. Patrick Swayze is the heart-throh hotel dance instructor who gives teenager Jennifer Grey tnore than dancing lessons. Smash hit frotn 1987.

I The Best of The Tube (Channel 4)

11—] 1.30pm. Paula and Jools introduce more highlights from the mid-80s music show. including lNXS. Culture Club. Ian Dury and Paul Young.

I Allen Nations (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Andy Kershaw presents a new series about a changing Europe. its people and their sense of identity. In the first programme he travels to Marseilles to meet members of the Algerian community.

I The Siam Metal Detectives (BBCZ) 9—9.3()pm. More comic capers with the glam band who fight international crime in their spare time.

I Secret lives (Channel 4) 9—l()pm. Tonight‘s programme looks at the early years of Sigmund Freud. a Viennese nerve specialist whose bizarre experiments were dismissed by many as the work of a crank. I The X Files (BBCz) 9.30--10.15pm. 'Spooky' Mulder and Scully investigate the death of a rocket scientist who was on the verge ofa major discovery.

I Hearts and Minds (Channel 4)

lO—l 1.05pm. New teacher Drew is nobody's friend after voting in favour of the school opting out. in the third episode ofJimmy McGovern‘s excellent drama.

I Dne illght Stand (Channel 4) 11.45pm—12.20am. Acerbie satirist Bill Hicks. who died a year ago. tackles smoking and American politics in one of his last televised gigs.

I Movlewatch (Channel 4) 6.30—7pm. Johnny Vaughan and a bunch of movie buffs give their verdicts on Prér-a-Porzer and the week’s other films.

I Operavox (BBC2) 7.30—8pm. Wagner’s Rheingold is interpreted in cel animation. I Ellen (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. Ellen arranges her brother‘s wedding but her amusing anecdotes derail the ceremony.

I Doctor Finlay (Scottish) 9—lOpm. The Rev Gill is suspected by the doctor of improper behaviour with a teenage girl. I Rising Damp (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Rigsby goes on a two-day fast for a bet. I Our Man in . . . the Masai Mara (BBCZ) 9.30—10.20pm. Clive Anderson travel'. to Kenya to meet the Masai who cajole him into a rendition of ‘Amazing Grace'.

I Dangerfield (BbC l ) 9.30—10.20pm. Last episode of the medical drama with Nigel Le Vaillant as the GP who moonlights as a police surgeon. A body is found in the middle of a field - the deceased seems to have died of natural causes but why was he there?

I Roseanne (Channel 4) l0—l0.30pm. A couple of elderly naturists move in next door and DJ gets an eyefull.

I Dad (BBCl l 10.20pm—12.15am. Moving adaptation of the William

Wharton novel. with Ted Danson as a son

spending time with his ageing father (Jack Lemmon) as his mother lies ill in hospital. which brings back memories of his chddhood.

I Bachelor Party (Scottish) lO.30pm—l2.25am. Stnutty teen movie made before Tom Hanks became Hollywood‘s hottest property. Bus driver Hanks is getting married to a wealthy woman but first he has to survive the stag pany.

10.30—11.05pm. Another chance to see the grumpy stand-up‘s last series. with guest appearance by Cyndi Lauper.

I The Word (Channel 4) ll.()5pm—l2.05am. You'll laugh. you‘ll cry, but most of all you‘ll cringe.

I The Mrs Merton Show (BBC2)

11.15-1 1.45pm. ()n the sofa with Caroline Hook's chat-show hostess character Mrs Merton and guests. plus real-life hubby Peter plays bass.

I Duckman (BBC?) 1 1.45pm—12. 10am. An orange-haired duck with a caffeine addiction is the newest recruit to the adult animation hall of fame.

I Beavis and Butt-head (Channel 4) 12.05—12.40am. Cartoon heroes intercut with the best babes from MTV.


I Put Night (Channel 4) 8pm—4. 15am. Eight spliffy hours of programmes about cannabis that are certain to cause a fuss in The Times letters page. The running order looks this way: A Lear Through the Century (8pm): Miranda Sawyer looks at the social and cultural history of hemp. High Fashion (8.30pm): ifdon’t want to smoke it. you could always wear. A Rock and a Hard Place (8.35pm): comparison of the possession laws in the UK and the rest of Europe. Weed It Out (9pm): how to spot a pot plant should it appear. mysteriously, in your garden. Pulse Special (9.05pm): Channel 4's medical magazine looks at claims tnade about the beneficial properties of cannabis in alleviating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other illnesses. Joint Ventures (9.30pm): pop star-turned- entrepreneur Adam Faith finds out who would profit from dealing legalised

cannabis. Roseanne (10pm): Roseanne and Dan relive their tokin’ memories. Amsterdam By Night ( 10.30pm): joint in hand. Bruce Morton takes us for a guided tour of the cannabis capital of Europe. Savage Cooking (llpm): Lily Savage cooks with cannabis in the style of a Sainsbury's ad. Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke (11.05pm): over-sized spliff and under-sized jokes with the two dopehead comedy musicians. Kettle People (12.45am): short by Edinburgh film student Martin Morrison about a drugs bust at flat, where the officers end up stoned. High School Confidential (1.10am): an undercover federal agents poses as a student in an attempt to crack a dope ring operating in a high school. in Albert Zugsmith’s cult movie from 1958. Super Grass (2.45pm): short film about a dopehead whose home-growing exploits create a few fatnin problems. Beeier Madness (3am): propaganda film from 1936 about the perils of smoking the weed.

I Bookmark (BBCZ) 8.05—8.55pm. With The Buccaneers still heaving away on screen. the book programme profiles writer Edith Wharton. the first woman to win a Pulitzer prize.

I Beyond Belief (Scottish) 9—10pm. Live investigation into the paranormal hosted by David Frost. with Uri Geller and psychic healer Matthew Manning.

I Platoon (BBCZ) lO—l 1.55pm. Oliver Stone’s Oscar winner about a platoon of grunts on their first tour ofduty in Vietnam. Charlie Sheen. Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger give excellent performances.

I Angel Heart (Scottish) lO.45pm—l2.50am. Alan Parker's powerfully dark thriller set in the sweaty Louisiana swamps with Mickey Rourke as a private eye who tangles with the occult and Lisa Bonet. Robert De Niro is the devil-in-disguise.

I Tarzan the Apeman (BBC 1) ll.05pm—-l.45am. Miles O‘Keeffe. Bo Derek and Richard Harris appear in this

‘1981 version of the Tarzan legend.

I Later with Jools Holland (BBCZ) 12.45—l.50am. Jools introduces more live bands.


I Party of Five (Channel 4) 6—7pm. New American drama import about five orphaned siblings trying to hold the faintly together.

I The Great Pot Night (Channel 4) 8—9pm. lfyou’ve recovered from the previous evening's Pot Night stupor. join Sheena Macdonald fora debate on the current cannabis laws. plus a viewer phone-vote.

I Moving Pictures (BBCZ) 8.20-9. 10pm. Howard Schuman introduces another series of reports on the movies.

I The Vacillations or Poppy Carew (Scottish) 9—1 lpm. Feature-length adaptation of Mary Wesley’s light-hearted novel about a young woman of independent means. played by Tara Fitzgerald. who becomes entangled with four men. including an ex-lover.

I The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (Channel 4) 9—lOpm. Another TV Opera with music by Stockhausen pupil Gerald Barry.

I The Buccaneers (BBC 1) 9.05—10pm. The scandal continues as the four frisky Americans play fast and loose among England‘s upper classes.

I Orlando (Channel 4) lO—l 1.40pm. The ‘Reel Women‘ season continues with this free adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel. with Tilda Swinton as a sex- changing time-traveller.

I Don’t look Down (Scottish)

1 1-1 1.45pm. Scottish arts magazine programme hosted by Janice Forsyth.

I The South Bank Show (Scottish) ll.45pm—12.45am. Profile of Who's Afraid of Virginia? playwright Edward Albee.


I She’s Out (Scottish) 9—lOpm. Hugely successful screenwriter Lynda La Plante has a new six-part drama starting tonight about a woman released from Holloway after doing time for the murder of her husband. Now it's payback time as she tries to collect a diamond stash if her fortner cellmates don‘t get there first.

I Game On (BBCZ) 9.30—10pm. More fast-share comedy in Andrew Davies's new sitcom. See preview.

I Ruling Passions (BBCZ) lO-lO.30pm. The lasting impact of brothels set up to service servicemen in this series about sex and Empire. See preview.

I An Angel at My Table (Channel 4) l().55pm—l.50am. Kerry Fox plays New Zealand novelist Janet Frame in Jane Campion's remarkable film about tnental illness.


I Without Walls (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. First of a three-patter Auto Erotic about people with car obsessions. followed by J’Accuse: Vegetarians (9.30pm) in which Jonathan Meades rails against non-meat eaters.

I Cardiac Arrest (BBC2) 0.30—10ptn. .‘vlore hyper-real medical action in the repeat of this health service satire.

I Close My Eyes (Channel 4) l()pm—midnight. Alan Rickman is excellent as a man whose wife is having an incestuous affair with her brother in Stephen Poliakoffs highly-sexed movie. I Ex-S (BBCl) l().2()—l().5()pm. ‘Tales from the Tarmac‘ looks at the changing lifestyle of travelling people and the impact of the Criminal Justice Act.

I Network First (Scottish)

10.40—1 1.40pm. 0n patrol with the Hollywood vice squad which fights a losing battle to keep the streets free of illegal sex and drugs.


I Arachnophobia (Scottish) 8-9.55pm. Creepy spider movie about a doctor and mad scientist who do battle with avengittg arachnids. Special effects guaranteed to put the wind up anyone with a creepy- crawly aversion.

I E.R. (Channel 4) lO—lO.55pm. Greene and Ross treat a young girl they believe has a heart condition.

I The Best or The Tube (Channel 4) 10.55—1 1.30pm. Isn't it weird how you remember every single moment? Tonight‘s memory trip takes in the callow Wet Wet Wet. Echo and the Bunnymen and The Bangles.


I The X Files (BBC2) 9.30—10. 15pm. Special agents Mulder and Scully investigate another paranormal mystery in this 'l‘wi/ighr Zone cop show.

I Hearts and Minds (Channel 4)

lO—l l.05pm. Last part ofJimmy MeGovern’s magnificent comprehensive drama. with Drew making a last ditch attempt to avoid the sack.

78 The List 24 Feb-9 Mar 1995