I Fist of Fun (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. ()sbride slackers Richard Herring and Stewart Lee fritter away half an hour with some entertaining comedy nonsense witlt a vaguely post-modern agenda.
I Peak Practice (SCottish) ()-- ltlpm. A surprise engineered by Beth and Jack to help Will‘s career backfires in this country medical drama starring Kevirt \V'hatelv.
I Without Walls (Channel 4) 9.10pm). In the [ﬁrst ﬁlm. Through the Kev/rule. art critic Nicholas Ward-Jackson uses a spoof panel show format to explore the life arid times of Piet Mondrian. the 'coloured squares' painter. Followed by Pete McCarthy's third instalment of spleen it) which he gets riled by b’liuu/v ()lt/ People. I Meat (BBCZ) ()..‘)(’)—l(). IOpm. Second in the series of meat-related programmes looks at the switch from red to white meat amongst British consumers.
I The Playboys (Channel 4) lOpm—midnight. l-‘irst (rescheduled) screening of Gillies MacKinnon breakthrough film starring .Albert l-‘inney as a policeman who clasltes with actor Aidan Quinn over the love of a good
I Ambush in Waco (BB(‘l) l0.30pm—midnight. TV movie abottt .lte Waco siege two years ago in which cult leader David Koreslt gathered his followers together for a face-off with the Feds.
I Beyond Black and White (BBt‘z)
I I.lS—I 1.55pm. A lute S/iutv special looks at how the political change it) Sotttli Africa ltas affected its culture. llow cal) artists whose work was dominated by the struggle against apartheid find new thetnes in their work‘.’ Sarah Drinant speaks to several artists including Nobel prize-winner Nadine Gordimer.
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I Cardiac Arrest (BBC‘I ) 9.3o -l()pln. oi- Kirkby wishes a patient good night arid then hours later signs her death certificate asking: 'Who turned her oxygen up." What will the coroner make of it'.’
I Modern Times (BBC‘Z) 9.3a lupin. In ‘Club Expat'. this film reveals how thousands of Brits are whooping it tip in the tax-free ltaven of Dubai.
I Boom Boom! (Channel 4) 9.45—10ptll. Chris Main’s short was a finalist in Lloyds Bank's young screenwriters scheme. Jimtny a stand-up who's fallen on hard times. How does he survive the ultimate heckle?
I The Man from Auntie (BBCl) lO—lO.30pm. Ben Elton does his funny turn in this repeated series.
I E.R. (Channel 4) lO—lO.SSpm. Dr Greene is offered a new job. while art armed boy threatens staff iii this excellent. fast-paced hospital drama.
I The Best 0! The Tube (Channel 4 ) 10.55—11.30pm. Jools and Paula dip into the archives once again and pull out Dexy‘s. Eric Clapton and Prefab Sprout. I Cheers (Channel 4) ll.30pm—midnight. More classic comedy from the Boston saloon bar. Woody‘s worried about his job I When Sam hires another bartender.
I Minder: (BBCZ) 8—8.30pm. Continuing documentary series following the work of a community health team, which this week deals with three depressive women who have reached crisis point.
y I Lockerbie: The Maltese Double Cross
, group of twentysomethings.
I The team that got under the skin or the fashion industry in The Look returns to
expose the realities of the $30 billion pop business. For aspiring stars, it otters warnings on the pitfalls of ‘the deal’ - you wouldn’t want to end up like poor old George Michael, after all — and deconstructs the caretulIy-orchestrated hype behind Meat Loat’s Bat Out of Hell sequel. Plus gossip and advice from mega-celebs like Billy Joel, Michael Hutchence (above) and Jon Bon Jovi. Fab gear!
The Music Biz starts on Monday 15 May at 9.40pm on 8802.
I Fair Game (Channel 4) S--.\‘.3(lpm. Media mogul-turned‘prcsenter (ireg kae continues his series of sporting _ ' investigations with a look a the relationship betw cen horse-racing and gambling. Are the punters who bet £0 billion a year in Britain being llceced‘.’
I Paul Merton’s Lite of Comedy (BBCl) 8.3ll—9pm. Second episode of Paul’s trawl through television's history and his own childhood. Clips include Dru/iv .ilrmv altd l’lr'ttsc. Sir.
I Heartbeat (Scottish) 8.30—9.3(lpm. Anotlter tnawkish investigation by Nick Berry as the plodding policeman transplanted to the Yorkshire dales.
I Absolutely Fabulous (BBC 1) ‘).3()—l()pin. Last ever episode of fashion biz sitcom. Patsy‘s off to America to edit a- glossy called HQ. while lidina embarks on a self-awareness course. llave thcv 110110 their separate ways for good‘.’ '
(Channel 4) 9.30—1 l.2()pm. Edited-down version of Allan lirancovich's film that was nearly banned. The film challenges the official version which maintains that the two Libyans accused in 1990 were solely responsible for the bombing of Pan Am ﬂight Ill}. Followed by a debated on the film chaired by Sheena McDonald. t See Agenda.
I Cowboys in Skirts (Scottish) ll.30pm—midnight. The making of Rob Roy. including interviews with the stars and director Michael Caron-Jones.
I Rab C. Hesbitt (BBCE) 9—9.30pm. Lyceum director Kenny Ireland pops tip in I this early episode as a Labour candidate in g a Govan by-election. ‘ I The Chief (Scottish) 9—l0pm. Cade‘s judgement is questioned when he backs a scheme to stamp outjoyriding. in the tough police drama starring Martin Shaw. I Father Ted (Channel 4) 9—9.30pm. A TV personality arrives on the island to present a look-a-like competition in this ropey sitcom about three Irish priests.
I The Smell or Reeves and Mortimer (BBCZ) 9.30—10pm. Another description- defying slice of surreal comedy from Vic and Bob.
I Friends (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Monica introduces her new boyfriend to the gang in this zappy sitcom about a
I Have I Got News For You (BBCZ) 10—10.30pm. Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by High Lifer Alan Cumming and ex-Radio 1 DJ Steve Wright.
I Roseanne (Channel 4) lO—lO.55pm. Extended episode using ﬂashbacks and ﬂash-forwards to look at the Connor
family‘s bizarre collective psyche.
I Harlem Nights (BBC 1)
Itl.2()pm—-12.05am. Eddie Murphy and his
comedy mentor Richard Pryor star
together it) this movie set in New York‘s jazz clubland in the 30s. Pryor is the club owner who faces down the mob.
I The Night of the Hunter (Scottish) l().3()pm—12.l5am. Remake (why?) of the I955 classic about a murderer who poses as a preacher ill his search for a hidden fortune. Richard Chamberlain plays the
_ Robert Mitchum role. ' I Eurotrash (Channel 4) 10.55-11.35pm.
Jean-Paul Ciaultier and Antoine de Caunes
welcome their British chums back for
another series of fashion. food and smut
i (particularly smut) from around Europe. I Fantasy Football league (BBCZ)
ll.lS~l l.45pm. David Baddiel and Frank Skinner are joined by a couple ofceleb managers for football laffs.
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‘ I The 40th Eurovision Song Contest
(BBCl) 8—l 1pm. Terry Wogan introduces songs from the 24 nations participating in
‘ this year's festival of pop inanity. Will 3 Ireland make it four ill a row"?
I Fine CuttBBCZ)8.45-lt).15pnt. New series of feature-length documentaries starts with a tragic film about a family that
is destroyed by the bankruptcy of the
. family business.
I Aut Wiedersehen, Pet (Channel 4) 9—]0pm. Jimmy Nail and Kevin Whately
head the cast of lads on site in Germany in the classic comedy drama.
I Viva Cabaret (Channel 4) l()—l().45pm. More pranks. stunts and laughs introduced by Lily Savage.
I Takeover TV (Channel 4) 10.45—11.30pm. Another slice of access television with clips of videos submitted by amateur directors.
I Smiles ot a Summer Night (BBCZ)
l 1.45pm—l .35am. Ingmar Bergman's
1955 classic about a lawyer who rekindles an affair with an old ﬂame.
I Watch This Space (Channel 4) 5.20—6.05pm. New teenage programme promising fads, fashion and gossip.
I Wild West (Channel 4) 8—9pm. First in a six-part series (the second is shown tomorrow night and then subsequent Mondays) which tells the epic story of how the Wild West was won and lost. Ric Burn, who directed the BBC‘s American Civil War series. has used archive material. and interviews with the ancestors of the Native Americans who were slaughtered. to produce a compelling documentary about this cruel and unjust episode of history.
I Shine On, Harvey Moon (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. Another helping of comedy rations with the Moons in this post-war comedy.
I Absence of War (BBCZ) to-) 1.35pm (provisional time). Superb adaptation of David Hare's study of political leadership set during the l992 election. See preview.
I Home Improvement (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Tilt) Allen‘s top-rated sitcom frotn America returns to the UK for a second series. DlY has a central role it) this family sitcom.
I The Outer limits (BBCZ) ‘)~-‘).~15ptli. Another bizarre tale ill this classy sci-ti series which is shaping up to be a worthy replacement for The X-I-‘i/i's.
I Wild West (Channel 4) ‘)—-l()pm. Second part of Ric Burn's documentary. See Sun 14 for details.
I NYPD Blue (Channel 4) l()-l(l.55pm. Sipowicz and Simone investigate the brutal murder of a graffiti artist.
I Due South (BBCl) 8~8.3()pm. Mountie Benton Fraser continues his hunt for the mart who murdered his father.
I Fist of Fun (BBCl) <)--9.3()pm. Sinai-t comedy front the too»clever-by-halfdtio Stewart Lee and Richard Herring who are rapidly turning into the next Newman attd Baddiel.
I Peak Practice (Scottish) ‘)—l()pni. Kevin Whately is the principled country doctor trying to hold the practice together it) this medical drama.
I Without Walls (Channel 4) ‘)—l()pn). 'I'ina Turner‘s international fame and access to the tnedia has enabled her to portray husband Ike as a mean abuser. In this film ‘lke Turner — I Survived‘. the man who sotne believe invented rock 'n' roll tells his side of the story to Johnny Wal k e r.
I The Politician’s Wire (Channel 4) it)- 11.15pm. Juliet Stevenson is the wife of a cabinet minister who ltas been conducting art affair with a parliamentary researcher in Paula Millie's political drama. See preview.
I I Camcorder (Channel 4) b.3(l—9pm. Robert Llewellyn presents a new how-to series aimed at people who want to learn how to get the most otit of their camcorder. When the hatch-predicted open-access camcorder revolution ﬁnally arrives on British television. it might as well be in focus.
I Cardiac Arrest (BBC 1) 9.30-l0pm. More fast-paced medical action in John MacUre's deeply cynical portrayal of an NHS in chaos.
I ER. (Channel 4) l0—l().55pm. Kayson pursues Lewis. while the staffcope with a young Russian girl with AIDS who has been abandoned by her family.
I The Best of The Tube (Channel 4) l0.55—l 1.30pm. Tonight's highlights include The Special AKA. REM and Trouble Funk.
I States or Mlnd (BBCZ) 8—8.30pm. Continuing documentary following the work of a community health team.
I Paul Merton‘s Lite of Comedy (BBCl) 8.30—9pm. Merton continues his personal odyssey through television of yesteryear and his own childhood.
I Crystal Maze (Channel 4) 8.30—9.30pm. Edward Tudor-Pole introduces a new series of the brainy assault-course gameshow.
I True Storie (Channel 4) 9.30—10.50pm. New series of the feature-length documentary strand kicks off. literally. with a ﬁlm about Argentinian football star Maradona‘s extraordinary career. See Sports preview.
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