A selection or television highlights, listed by day, in chronological order. Television listings compiled by Eddie Glltli.


I Loveioy (BBCI) 8—8.50pm. When the parish church discovers it needs £60,000 to fix the roof. Lovejoy is on hand to help. I Bali C. llesbitt (BBCZ) 9-—<).3()pm. It‘s 1990 and Glasgow is European City of Culture. but Rab‘s not impressed.

I The Chief (Scottish) 0- I0pm. 'l'wo incidents of racial hatred. twenty years apart. cause problems for the Fast Anglian chief constable played by Martin Shaw. I Father Ted (Channel 4) 9—9.30prn. A steamy novelist comes to stay on the island and is immediately attracted to Father Ted in this sitcom about three Irish priests.

I The Smell oi Reeves and Mortimer (BBCZ) 9.30- 10pm. The Bra men enjoy a bracing breeze at the seaside while the Petomains fart their way round the Totrr de France.

I Havel Got News For You (BBCJ) lO—lO.30pm. Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay joins Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for more news satire.

I Flight of the Intruder (BBC 1 ) 10.20pm—I2. I ()am. Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe star in this Vietnam movie about a bomber crew who are fed up running pointless and risky missions.

I To live and Die in LA (Scottish) I0.30pm—l 2.35am. Thriller about a secret service agent who sets out to avenge his former partner's death. leading him irtto the LA underworld.

I Drop the Dead Donkey (Channel .1) 10.30—11.05pm. Damien receives a death threat while a dark secret from Henry‘s past comes back to haunt him irt this repeated newsroom sitcom.

I Eurotrash (Channel 4) 1105—] 1.40pm. French henchmen Jean-Paul Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes introduce more Euro- trivia including a humourless German folk singer and the nude antics of the Romeo Cleaners.

I Fantasy Football league (B BCZ) ll.IS—l 1.45pm. David Baddiel and Frank Skinner slob out for some more football humour.


I The Iron Horse (Channel 4) I—3.35pm. First showing on television for John Ford‘s I924 silent western set against the race to complete the first railroad across America.

I Rumble (BBC 1) 5.30-(iprii. New comedy drama about r’\merican-style wrestling set iii the Pumphotrse Gym starring Brian Glover.

I Standing Up to the State (BBCZ) 6.25—7. 15pm. Documentary looking at the rights of British citizens in light of the Criminal Justice Act. Sue Cameron travels to America and Sweden to compare our constitutionless states with what Norman Tebbitt describes as other countries‘ ‘new fangled ways of looking after freedom and jusucefi

I Encounters (Channel 4) 8—9pm. Ron Eagle Eye Johnny heads to Washington in an attempt to find out why the American government wants to store nuclear waste on Native American reservations.

I Landscape and Memory (BBCZ) 8.05—8.45pm. The last in Simon Schama's cerebral investigation into the way the natural environment has shaped our culture. Tonight Schama looks at interpretations of the mythical landscape of Arcadia.

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I Bugs (BBC I) 8. lS-9.()5pm. Ros puts her life on the line when a mission involving a food company goes horribly wrong.

I Inspector Morse (Scottish) 8.30-l().30pm. Morse investigates the suspicious death of a private hospital founder in the repeated classic with John Thaw as the grouchy ()xford detective.

I Fine Cut (BBC2) 855— l0.20pm. ‘Raising Hell: The Life of Ad. Bannister' traces the story of an American man‘s drift into petty crime and then murder which ptrt Iiiiii on Death Row. Filmmaker Stephen 'I‘rortibley investigates the background to the trial and talks to key witnesses. concluding that the death

5 I Aul Wiedersehen, Pet (Channel 4)

‘) mini). ()7. falls in love with a German girl. bttt he‘s got a wife and kids back home.

I Chicago Hope (B BCI ) 9.05 4150an Dr Geiger has a moral dilemma when he is forced to operate on a mobster killer in this American medical drama.

I Viva Cabaret (Channel 4) I()—I().5()pni. Mark Thomas introduces Iiartlia Kitt. Iivans and stunt corijtirer the Amazing

Jonathan. I The Pick of Punt and Dennis (BBCI)

It). I()--I().-I(lprti. First of two compilations featuring the best of the comedy duo's first series. including the '\'ideo Dairy of

5 Samuel I’epys'. arid Michael arid Tarqtrin

iii ‘\\'oi‘l(l of Wine‘.

I Look at the State We’re In (BBCZ) I()..‘s()- I().-1()prii. First iii a series of short films running through the week which satirise the mysteries of the British constitution.

I Blue Jean Cop (Scottish)

I().-l5piri -I3.35am. Stunt-filled action film about an attorney investigating the death of a drug-dealing cop.

I Takeover TV (Channel 4)

l().5() -l 1.35pm. More clips frorti amateur videolarid. including cross-dressirig. sex and tortiato ketchup.

I Later With Jools Holland (BBCZ) Il.l(lpm 12. Want. Sheryl Crow performs

3 songs frorti her debtrt album 'I'rresr/uv

:‘v'r'g/rr .Iluiit' ('lu/i. plus I’..l. Harvey and


I A Street Car Named Desire (Channel 4) I I..‘~5prtt--2. l()ani. Classic movie with Marlon Brando as the brooding Stanley in Tennessee Williams tragedy set in the deep south.


I Party ot Five (Channel 4) o.()5»-7pm.

The family is facing the first Thanksgiving since their parents' death iii this American drama about live orphans. I Fawlty Towers ( BBC) ) 7.30 spin. Welcome reruns of possibly the finest Brrtrsli srtcorti. 'I'oriight Manuel is left in charge of the hotel when Sybil and Basil

take a rare weekend ofl. Inevitava

disaster strikes.

I The Vet (BBC I ) S-—S’.5()prii. Combining the perenially successful elements of countryside. animals and vets comes this new drama series written by Andy dc la Tour. Jennifer Holt arrives iii Devon after a messy divorce to start a new life in a country vets‘ practice. As a women. she's viewed with suspicion by farmers and colleagues alike. btit Holt sets ottt to prove her competence. All sounds rather familiar.

I Plunder (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. In the first in a new series about art thefts Nicholas Ward-Jackson heads to the bartks of the Nile to investigate how the famous bust of Queen Neferititi came to be smuggled out of Egypt in the early part of this century.

I Death of Apartheid (BBC: ) 8.25-9.15pm. Allister Sparks' second report frorii South Africa looks at the role of Inkarlia death squads in trying to derail the ANC's peace attempts.

I Shine On, Harvey Moon (Scottish) S.3()—‘)pm. Rita doesn't realise what is iti store when she asks Noah to sort otit her books.

I A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (Channel 4) 8.30—9.55prii. As an introduction to Channel 4's centenary of cinema season of films. director Scorsese begins a three-part journey through the movies that have influenced him.

I The Governor (Scottish) ‘)-II)prri. Barlield has been left vulnerable after a riot and at least one prisoner is planning an escape. in I.ynda l’lante‘s gritty drama about a female prison gm errror.

I The Hanging Gale (BBCI ) 0.05 rlllptti. Second part of this Irish potato famine drama strarring the fottr brothers .\lc(ianri. The new parish priest (l’aul .\Ic(janni arrives to distribute food to the starving people.

I Westminster’s Secret Service (BBCZ) 9. l5--I(). 15pm. Reporter Michael Cocker‘ell investigates the role of Government whips in \\'estniinster. Do they oil the wheels of democracy or act as a Gestapo-like police force that keeps Ml’s toeirig the party lirie'.’ .\Iost Tory whips ‘cotrldn‘t possibly corttttient'. btrt Cockerell gained unprecedented access to the ()pposition‘s whips’ office.

I Mean Streets (Channel 4) 9.55pm—midnight. Scorsese's breakthotrgh movie about the lives of four young men in New York's Italian quarter starring Robert de Niro and Harvey Keitel.

I The Clive James Show (Scottish)

I()— III-15pm. A new series of aritipodean talk from from crinkle-faced James who

; welcomes more celebrities on his show.


plus funny moriients from foreign television.

' I Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre

(BBCB) II). l5—-l IQSprit. 'Scr'eert Two' comedy drama with I’am ‘.\la I.arkin' Ferris as a New Age heroine who rebels against her loveless marriage arid

: suburban lifestyle to embark on a rampant

I affair w itIi a young stud. 'I'ogether the set

up a personal growth centre tn the country.

I Don’t Look Down (Scottish)

I I.3()prii-~- I 2. I5arii. New series of the arts

3 riiagazine show with new presenter Keith

Bruce. arts editor of The Hem/(l.

I NB (Scottish) 7--7.3()piti. Scottish entertainments guide presented by Sally Gray.

I The Net (BBC?) -S..‘s(lpiii. Log onto the rnforriiation superhighway for this cotiiputer/lriter'net magazine programme. I Jimmy’s (Channel 4) 8- 8.30pm. Repeat run of the acclaimed Ily-on-the-wall docurtierrtary about St .lariies' Hospital irt Leeds. Shown on \tlc‘L‘t'\\l\'C weekday nights over the nest three weeks.

I Home Improvement (Channel 4)

Sit) 0pm. Titii perforriis a heroic household task and ends up wrtli a groin strain in this .-\Illt'l'lc'tlll sitcom.

I The Outer Limits (B BCZ) 9—9.40ptii. Scientist Frank Helkler discovers the danger ofletting machines get into those intimate places of your life in another spooky episode of the sci-ft series.

I Bramwell (Scottish) ‘)«— l()pm. New drama series set in the second half of the I‘)th century about Iilearior Brartiwell's struggle to become the first female surgeon at the liast London Hospital. Starring Jemma Redgrave and Robert Hardy.

I Panorama (BBC 1 ) nan—rt). 10pm. Look at the shattering impact of rnortage debt - so-called ‘negative equity ~ on the British economy.

I The Music Biz (BBCZ) ‘).4()—I().30prii. Second iii the behind-tlie-scenes series about the music industry looks at songwriters who churn otit songs for the Slill‘S.

I NYPD Blue (Channel 4) l()—|().55pm. Simone tries to persuade a reluctant witness to take the stand while Sipowicz is assigned to a murder case which brings back childhood memories.

I Forty Guns (Channel 4) It).55prti——12.25ani. Sam Fuller's classic western about a gunslinger-ttirned- lawman who takes on the autocratic rancher who runs the town.

I The David Letterman Show (BBCZ)

I l.l5prii—midriight. 'I‘op-rated cliatshow host David Letterman arrives in Britain to present his show for a week live from I.ondon. Anyone who saw the ()scars will have got a taste of I.etterrtian's brand of gentle satire which keeps 25 million .»\rriericans watching nightly.

I The Ren and Stimpy Show (BBCZ)

7. I()~7.3(lprti. More surreal cartoon fun with the chihuahua and his fat cat pal.

I Due South (BBCI ) S-Sfitlprti. Mountic Benton Fraser investigates a personal injury fraud ring it] this Canadian comedy drama.

I Taking Liberties (BBCB) 3-w'30pltl. Investigation into the Bristol Cancer Help Centre which takes a low-tech. holistic approach to treating cancer patients. Last year its methods were heavily criticised iii a report by two leading cancer specialists. I Squawkietalkie (Chantrel 4) S—S.3()pm. Bi/arre wildlife and comedy hybrid show written and presented by .-\bsolutely's John Spat'kes and Pete Baikie. Look ottt for Sidney Kidneigh. a pioneering wildlife photographer who keeps getting bitten by his subjects. and a penguin opera.

I The Cook Report (Scottish) S.3()-—<)prti. I’trgnaciotts reporter Roger Cook returns for another series of tabloid telly investigations.

I Dangerous Lady (Scottish) (i—Inpm.

New gangster family drama set in ()(Is London based on the novel by Martina Cole. Maura Ryan was the only girl iii an poor Irish fartiin who tries to stay clear of her seven brothers’ criminal activities. When she becomes irtvolved in an affair with a policerrian. it leads her irtto corrllict with the family.

I The Complete Story of Tina Turner (Channel 4) ‘) Al()prti. Documentary about the soul singer who reinvented herself as a rock godrtiother in a real r‘ags-to-riches tale.

I Out of the Blue (BBC‘I ) 9.3-(i- (0.20pm. New police procedural about a tight-knit team of detectives in Yorkshire. See preview.

I The Politician’s Wile (Channel 4)

l()—l I.lSpm. While pttblically holding the line that she is standing by her man. Flora (Juliet Stevenson) starts scherriing to bring about her husband's downfall in this slick political drama about an adulterous Tory cabinet rtiinister.


I Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (BBC! ) 7 S..‘i()prii. Umpteentli repeat for Spielberg's adventure coriiedy with Harrison I-‘ord as the archaeologist hero.