I Without Walls (Channel 4) 9-lOpm. Two films: the first is about Royal Ballet members who spent last sumtner performing in Kenya to raise money for elephant conservation; the second continues the My Generation series about 60s bands with a profile of The Kinks.

I DED (BBC 1) 9.30—10pm. Film which challenges the idea that the world is divided into men and women. with a look at how sotne scientists are re-thinking the notion of gender division.

I Cardiac Arrest (BBC2) 9.30—10pm. More hyperactive NHS satire. as the beautiful daughter of a patient attracts the attentions of the male junior doctors.

I Blonde Fist (Channel 4) 10—1 I.55pnt. Margi Clarke stars ilt her brother Frank’s film about a woman who tries to box her way to a better life. Promising idea. but hardly a knockout.

I EX-S (BBCl) 10.20—10.50pm. Behind- the-scenes documentary about Jasper Conran’s designs for Scottish Ballet. See preview.

I J’Accuse the News (Channel 4) ll.55pm—l2.25am. Repeat of television critic Allison Pearson's entertaining indictment of the news media.

I The Oscars (BBC2) 3—6am. Live coverage of the Oscar ceremony fronted by Barry Norman.


I Chart Bite (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Mari Steven and Ewan MacLeod introduce the Scottish charts. plus gossip and videos from the world of pop.

I Memphis Belle (Scottish) 8-lOpm. Michael Caton-Jones‘ World War Ii epic about the young crew of the B-17 bomber Memphis Belle flying one last run over Germany.

I The Heal Holiday Show (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Gaby Roslin introduces the final instalment of this alternative holiday programme.

I Modern Times (BBCZ) 9-9.50pm. Documentary about people who grieve for their dead pets. including a surgeon who wants his ashes to be scattered beside his dead labrador.

I Harry (BBC 1) 9.30—10.20pm. Journalist Harry is reunited with his wife. while at work he's tracing a story about teenage prostitution. Cathy Tyson pops up as a hooker (again).

I E.R. (Channel 4) 10—10.55pm. Lewis is worried about Cvetic‘s deep depression. while Noah treats a transvestite.

I lambnisco Hights (BBC 1) 10—10.30pm. The series of short dramas by Scottish women writers finishes with A Night in China. by Tartan Short winner Kathy Crombie. As Nell (Anne Kristen) prepares to bury her heroin addict grandson she hears more about his lifestyle from his friends.

I The Best of The Tube (Channel 4) lQ.55—l 1.30pm. Paula and Jools introduce mid-80$ clips of Fun Boy Three. Elvis Costello. U2 and Max Headroom. before he secured his own series.

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I The Bigger Picture (BBC 1) 7.30—8ptn. Repeat of Billy Connolly‘sjourney through Scottish art history over the last five centuries. Connolly‘s grand tour starts in Rome.

I Hard Men (Channel 4) 8—8.3()pm. Repeat of last year's Short Stories" filttt about a group ofGlasgow body-builders competing for the Mr Strathclyde title.

I Naked News (Channel 4) 9—10pm.

Former Tin/av editor is now a big—hitter in .- New York where he edits the Daily News.

the city’s tnain tabloid. This film looks at Dunn's attempts to reverse a life- threatening circulation slump.

I Chiller (Scottish) 9—lOpm. More front the series of creepy dramas. with ‘Here Comes the Mirror Man‘ about the murder of an elderly social worker.

I The Clam Metal Detectives (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. More channel surfing mayhem with the glam band that‘s out to save the world.

I Absolutely Fabulous (BBCI ) 9.30—lOpm. New series of the fashion industry satire with Jennifer Saunders as empty-headed PR agency boss and Joanna Lumley as a hard-drinking magazine editor.

I Men Behaving Badly (BBC!) l0—lO.30pm. Repeat showing for this sitcom with Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey as two lads sharing a flat.

I Videos, Vigilantes and Voyeurism (Channel 4) 11.55pm-lam. Another showing for this look at the way amateur video footage is increasingly being used by broadcast media.


I A Song for Europe (BBCl) 8—9pm. Terry Wogan introduces the eight finalists who will represent. proudly. their country in the Euro popfest. Viewer phone-in with - results later this evening.

I Ellen (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. Ellen has to keep in with an annoying friend if she wants an invite to the party.

I Hising Damp (Channel 4) 9.30—lOpm. Rigsby takes delivery of some new furniture. much admired by the tenants. I Our Man in . . . the Timberlands (BBC2) 9.30—10. 10pm. Clive Anderson heads down the Oregon trail where he finds loggers at loggerheads with environmental activists over North America's last remaining virgin forest.

I Roseanne (Channel 4) 10-10.30pm.

Ex-porn star Traci Lords makes a guest appearance as a waitress at the diner.

I The Jack Dee Show (Channel 4) 1030—1 lptn. More comedy from the sharp-suited stand-up.

I Baadass TV (Channel 4)

l 1.05—l 1.35pm. New series of the black culture show presented by lce-T and Andrea Oliver.

I Beavis and Butt-head (Channel 4) ll.35ptn—12.05am. Juvenile delinquents get animated over MTV babes.


I An! Wiedersehen, Pet (Channel 4) 9—i()pm. There‘s a light-fingered lad in the huts. which provokes a witch-hunt. I Bookmark (BBC2) 8—9pm. What was Charlotte Bronte really like? Photos. allegedly of Bronte. show her as a severe and frumpy woman. far removed from the romanticised image of glowing Victorian girlhood. Are they authentic“?

I The White Room (Channel 4)

10—1 1.05pm. Mark Radcliffe presents another mixed bag of bands playing live in the minimalist studio. The show has succeeded in mixing the sass of The Tube with the depth of The Old Grey Whistle Test I The Red Light Zone (Channel 4) 11.05pm—lam. Another torrid night of sexually-themed programming. which runs like this: Finishing School (11.05pm) Swiss finishing school for debutante transvestites and transsexuals who learn how to talk and walk like women. Pantyhead (11.35pm) Short film about a TV—watching waitress in a Chinese takeaway who has to confront a pervert with a pair of pants on his head. A Game With Ho Rules (11.50pm) New Zealand drama about sex and betrayal. Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and Their Johns (12.15am) Another repeat showing of this bizarre film about prostitutes in New York. including the infamous cheese- grater scene. Sin City Diary (1.40am) Documentary about the impact of the sex industry in Olangapo in the Philippines when a nearby US naval base closes down. Final programme not confirmed.


I The Sunday Show (BBC2) 12.45—l.30pm. Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrik purvey tnore entertainment news from around the world.

I Hamish Macbeth (BBCl ) 7.30—8.20pm. Robert Carlyle is Hamish

Macbeth. a Highland cop with city wiles. Tonight he meets his all-time hero. pulp western novelist Chuck Sadler.

I Moving Pictures (BBCZ) 8.30-9.20pm. Howard Schuman introduces more interviews. news and reviews iii the in- depth movie programme.

I Satellite Wars (Channel 4) 9-945pm. The second programme itt this analysis of the impact of new technology on television looks at the international broadcasting war between global news services.

I Band of Cold (Scottish) 9—lopm. Fourth episode of the northern prostitute drama about girls working iii the shadow of a ‘ripper‘ on the loose.

I A Bit of Fry and laurie (BBC 1) lO—lO.30pm. More polished comedy from the charmingly polite Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

I Gas Food lodging (Channel 4)

l()—l 1.55pm. Hot indie director Allison Anders' 1991 movie about a Mexican waitress struggling to bring up two teenage daughters on her own.


I Deadline (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. A pensioner dies shortly before a surprise party that her fatnin has organised. while the police have a goat in custody. It's the whacky world of local news in this fly-in- the-newsroom documentary.

I She’s Out (Scottish) 9—lOpm. Lynda La Plante's women gangster drama nears its conclusion as the wheels threaten to come off Dolly Rawlins' master-plan.

I NYPD Blue (Channel 4) lO—l().55pm. Internal politics are hampering their investigation. but Simone attd Sipowicz are close to catching a serial killer.


I Without Walls (Channel 4) 9—l0pm. ln J'at‘t'use Manchester United Hunter Davis reckons the Reds aren‘t all they are cracked up to be. while at 9.30pm the last in the My Generalimt series looks at The Tl'oggs.

I Blackadder the Third (BBC 1) l()—l().30pm. Repeat of the sitcom with Rowan Atkinson as the Prince‘s butler in the golden age of English literature.

I Hope and Glory (Channel 4) lOptn—l2.05am. John Boorman's excellent autobiographical film about a fatnin living in the Blitz through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.


I Hi. (Channel 4) lO—l().55pm. New medical resident Angela is thrown in at the deep end as the survivors of a multi- car pile-up are brought into the hospital. I The Best of The Tube (Channel 4) 10.55—11.30pm. Tonight's highlights from the mid-80s pop scene include Robert Palmer. The Cure atld Duran Duran. all presented by Paula and Jools.

I Cheers (Channel 4) 11.30pm-midnight. Start of another series of reruns. with Norm struggling with his conscience over whether to stitch up a workmate to further his own career.


I The Home Show (Scottish) 6.50—7.20pm. More home furnishing ideas with Viv Lumsden and Alan Douglas.

I Short Stories (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. The trauma of the driving test examined through the experiences of some quaking victims.

I Naked News (Channel 4) 9—lOpm. Documentary about the rise of talk radio. which Bill Clinton's claims is undermining government in the US with its shock tactics to gain listeners.

I Absolutely Fabulous (BBCI) 9.30—10pm. More fake sincerity front the world of fashion with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the media airheads. Altogether. now. Muwaah! Muwaah!

78 The List 24 Mar-6 Apr 1995