I Chart Bite (Scottish) 7—7.3(lpm. Mari Steven and Ewan MacLeod present the new Scottish charts. plus the latest videos. I Churchill (BBC2) 7—8pm. Repeat of this in-depth series about the cigar- chomping prime minister. starting with an account of a miserable childhood through to his initially unsuccessful political career.

I Cracking Stories (BBCI) 7.30-8pm. Film about a Stornaway community's attempts to secure a permanent radio station for the island. Using a temporary licence. the fledgling community station broadcasts from the minister's house.

I Dispatches (Channel 4) ‘)—l()pm. Another investigation from Channel 4's hard hitting documentary strand.

I Modern Times (BBC2) 9—l()plil. Film about euthanasia which focuses on an elderly Dutch couple‘s last day together before the family doctor gives the terminally-ill husband a lethal injection. with the moment of his death captured on camera. A Lute Show debate at 1 1.15pm discusses the implications of the film.

I Lambrusco Nights (BBCI) lO—lO.30pm. Trilogy of plays by women. about women. starts with Libby McArthur in Icing on the Cake. See preview.

I ER. (Channel 4) 10—1 lpm. Benton and Langworthy find themselves competing for the same fellowship in the Chicago hospital drama.


I The Home Show (Scottish) 6.50—7.20pm. Viv Lumsden visits a recently restored Greek Thomson townhouse. while Alan Douglas discovers why so many Scottish buildings are on the ‘at risk’ register.

I Alien Nations (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. Andy Kershaw visits Riga in Latvia where Russians are regarded as foreigners. even though they make tip half the population of this newly independent country.

I Food File (Channel 4) 8.3(l—9pm. New series of the food programme with an investigative edge to its Sabatiers. Charles Campion launches an SOS campaign ‘Save Our Shops' in attempt to protect local shopkeepers against the inexorable tide of supermarkets sweeping across the country. Plus a look at the mysteries of extra-virgin olive oils.

I The Clam Metal Detectives (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. More comic capers with the glam band who fight international crime in their spare time.

I Secret Lives (Channel 4) 9—l()pm. Jackie Onassis' fame was based largely on the air of mystery that surrounded her life. The more she shunned publicity. the more famous she became. but was the real Jackie as deep as her public image suggested“?

I The X Files (BBC2) 9.30—10.15pm. Mulder gets a tip-off from Deep Throat which takes the agent on the trail ofextra- terrestrial viruses.


I The Champions (BBC2) 6.25—7.15pm. Welcome repeat of one of ATV‘s best Llow-budget adventure series. with

I Carlton has produced a new television documentary which might best be

described as a David Attenborough-styie natural history programme filmed by foot-

3 in-the-door specialist Roger Cook. Animal Detectives follows the work of the

1 Environmental Investigation Agency, which uses undercover investigative methods to gather evidence of animal abuse around the world. The first programme tracks the

3 illegal trade in macaque monkeys, with the animal detectives posing as South

African dealers to uncover this cruel export trade from Vietnam. Animal Detectives is on Thurs 23 March at 8.30pm on Scottish.

Alexandra Bastedo. William Gaunt and Stuart Damon as the special agents working for an international security

organisation. code-named Nemesis. First

shown in 1967.

I The Night of Comic Relief (BBCl) 7pm—lam (including The Nine (TC/tick Nc’lt‘S). It's that time of year when the nation‘s favourite funny men and women come together for a gigglefest. and it‘s all

for charity. Tonight your hosts include I Lenny Henry. Chris Evans. Harry linfteld.


Dawn French and Jonathan Ross. The usual fund-raisingjapes from around the country. comedy specials and films about the how the money is spent. I Ellen (Channel 4) 9—9.3()pm. Ellen impersonates a work-out trainer. I Russian Wonderland (BBC2) 9.30—10.2()pm. A new series of films. about life in Yeltsin's Russia. starts with a look at a six-year-old who begs on the streets of Moscow.

I Rising Damp (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Rigsby decides to tell Miss Jones of his feelings for her.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) l()—10.3()pm. DJ is spending a lot of time at Jackie's. but her husband isn't happy about the situation.

I The Jack Dee Show (Channel 4) lO.30—l 1.05pm. Daryl Hall guests on the deadpan humorist‘s solo show.

I The Word (Channel 4) l1.05pm—l2.05am. More youthful inanity. plus live bands in the studio.

I The Mrs Merton Show (BBC2)

l l.15—l 1.45pm. Caroline Hook pulls on the tan tights for the last time as the ()AP chatshow hostess.

I Duckman (BBC2) 11.45pm—12.l0am. An animated. orange-haired. caffeine- addicted duck detective. What can it all mean?

I Deavis and Butt-head (Channel 4) 12.05—12.40am. They wanted their MTV. and they got it.


I Bookmark (BBC2) 8—8.50pm. Profile of cult American writer Charles Bukowski whose autobiographical stories chronicled a life of drinking. womanising and fighting. The programme includes filmed interviews with Bukowski shot by Barbet Schroeder while working on the film Barfly. in which Mickey Rourke played the low-life writer.

I Casualty (BBC 1) 8.05—8.55pm. More medical drama from the team at Holby


I Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. Neville becomes an unintentional hero while ()z's bad attitude nearly gets him the sack in this rerun of classic brickies abroad drama.

I Total Recall (Scottish) l().45pm—l.’2.50am. Arnie goes in search of his brian in Paul Verhoeven's special effects tour tie/"one.

I When the Lion Roared (BBC2)

‘)—l 1.05pm. Patrick ‘Picard' Stewart narrates the first programme in a three- part documentary about Hollywood’s MGM studio whose stable of stars included Greta Garbo. Clark Gable and Spencer Tracey.

I Go Tell the Spartans (BBC2) ll.05pm—l2.55am. Burt Lancaster stars in this Vietnam movie about a commander who's starting to have doubts about the legitimacy of the war.

I The White Room (Channel 4)

i().()5—l 1.05pm. Mark Radcliffe introduces more bands playing live in the studio. including Belly and Skip McDonald and Adrian Sherwotxl‘s post- Tackhead project.

I The Red light Zone (Channel 4)

l 1.05pm-3am. More from the sex—on-TV

strand to keep you up till all hours. Here's the running order: Manningham Diaries (1 1.05pm) Docu-drama based on the diaries of prostitutes working in the Bradford red light district where the Yorkshire Ripper preyed on his victims. Scarborough Ahoy! ( 1 1.40pm) Drama based on a Tennessee Williams story about a bored barmaid who goes in search of sexual kicks. Strippers ( 12. 15am) Film about three Italian strippers and their attitude to theirjobs. Fever (12.50am) Short drama about a woman with a voracious sexual appetite and bad relationship with her mother. The Sex Hunters (1.15am) Repeat of the documentary about a group of sexually predatory surfers spending the summer in Cornwall. Ladyboys (1.55am) Film about two young Thai transvestites trying make it into the Far East‘s sex-cabaret big time.


I The Daily Planet (Channel 4) 8—9.30pm. Channel 4‘s Whose News." strand about the media kicks off with this programme which distills television news transmitted from all over the world on Thursday 2 February into one 90-minute bulletin.

I Moving Pictures (BBC2) 8.20-9. loptn. Howard Schuman introduces another edition of the film magazine.

I Point Break (Channel 4)

l()pm-l2. ISam. Keanu Reeves is the FBI tlude on the trail of a gang of surf-robbers in Kathryn Bigelow's most excellent action thriller.

I Don’t Look Down (Scottish)

l().45—| L30an lattice Forsyth presents the Scotish arts magazine including items about the Glasgow Film Fund and David Hayman's new film Near Room.

I The South Bank Show (Scottish) lt).lS-—ll.15pm. Profile of author Martin Amis.


I Dremner Bulletins (Channel 4) 7.55—8pm. Throughout this week. Rory Bremner will offer a satirical view of the day's news.

I Deadline (Channel 4) 9- l()pm. Extended first edition of the behind-the- scenes documentary about Yorkshire Television's ('ulent/ur news programme. See feature.

I She’s Out (Scottish) 9—iOpm. More adventures of Dolly going straight in Lynda la Plante‘s ll’it/mrx sequel.

I Game On (BBC2) ‘).3()—l()pm. Matt. Martin and Mandy play out their suburban sexual frustrations in Andrew Davies's flatshare sitcom.

I Ruling Passions (BBC2) 10- 10.30pm. Absorbing documentary continues to make the link between the British Empire and sexual mores.

I Proof (Channel 4) I().55pm—l2.35am. Australian director Jocelyn Moorhouse's well-received debut about a blind photographer.


I Without Walls (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. Final part of Auto [frolic followed at 9.30pm by My Ge/ierutt'mz. the first of three films about Ms British Invasion bands. starting with The Animals.

I Murder Most Horrid (BBC2) 9~‘).30pm. Dawn French stars in another comic tale of murder. mystery and intrigue.

I Cardiac Arrest (BBC2) 9.30—l0pm. Another instalment of the David Hayman- directed NHS satire.

I Wish You Were Here (Channel 4)

l()—l 1.45pm. Emily Lloyd is the sparky teenager looking for a bit of action in post-war seaside town.

I Chart Bite (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Mari Steven and Ewan MacLeod present the new Scottish charts. plus the latest videos. I Churchill (BBC2) 7—8pm. Second part of this repeated profile of one of Britain's most famous Prime Ministers.

I Dispatches (Channel 4) 9-lOpm. Documentary about the way political news is managed by the political parties' spin doctors. government press officers anti lobby groups.

I E.R. (Channel 4) 10—1 lpm. Greene takes the day off to make love to his wife in this excellent American medical series.


I The Home Show (Scottish) 6.50—7.20pm. Viv Lumsden and Alan Douglas doorstep some more home owners to talk interior decor.

I Animal Detectives (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. Documentary about the work of eco-detective group. the Animal Investigation Agency.

I The Clam Metal Detectives (BBC2) 9-9.30pm. More post-modern channel surfing with the glam band out to save the world.

I Naked News (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. First in a new series of Whose News? documentaries about major players in the media game starts with a look at Ted Turner‘s CNN news network.

78 The List 10-23 Mar 1995