I I Camcorder (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Robert Llewellyn continues his humorous look at the coarse art of carncordering.
I The Travel Show ( BBCZ) 9-9.30pm. New series of the sunny climes show presented by Penny Junor. with Alison Goldie and Gordon Kennedy. Tonight's
destinations include the Caribbean island of St Barthelemy.
I Cardiac Arrest (BBCl) 9.30-10pm. Dr Maitland is traumatised by the death of a patient and vows to challenge the hospital's slack administrative procedures. I Ell. (Channel 4) lO—l0.55pm. Benton is torn between work and family. while Greene‘s marital problems escalate.
I Tina Turner: What’s Love — live (Channel 4) 1055—1 l.55pm. Following last night's documentary comes this live recording which features Tina Turner's hits like ‘Private Dancer" anti ‘Steamy Windows'.
I The Business (BBCl) 7.30—8pm. This new series of documentaries starts with a look at the money laundering business and asks whether London has become the world capital for this alternative economy. I Fair Game (Channel 4) 8—8.30pm. ln ‘Net Loss‘ Greg Dyke asks why Britain doesn’t produce top women tennis players any more in this edition of the sports documentary series. I Paul Merton’s life of Comedy (BBC 1) 8.30—9pm. Tommy Copper. Arthur Haynes and Reggie Perrin feature in Paul's trip back to his adolescence via popular television. I Men Behaving Badly (BBC 1) 9.30—l0pm. Another series of the hit sitcom starring Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey as the lads who should know better. Dorothy‘s biological clock is ticking but Gary isn’t sure if he wants kids. I Animal Detectives (Scottish) 9.30-10pm. The EIA investigators travel to the Faroe islands to witness the annual whale cull which involves the killing of 2000 pilot whales. I True Stories (Channel 4) 9.30—l0.55pm. Filmmaker Marilyn Gaunt is one for class reunions, which she records. In ‘The Class of 62' she returns to met her classmates who are now hitting middle-age. I Inside Story (BBCl) 10—10.50pm. New series of the documentary strand starts with an investigation into the fifteen million malicious phone calls made in Britain every year. I Life’s a Bitch (Channel 4) 10.55—11.25pm. A Lloyds Bank Film Challenge winner last year. sixteen-year- old Susan Nickson was commissioned to write a longer piece by Channel 4. This is the result; a film which fast-forwards through a woman‘s life. starring Kathy Burke.
I In the Best Possible Taste (BBCl) 8.30—9pm. A tribute to the late Kenny Everett. with Spike Milligan. Gloria Hunniford and Cleo Roccos.
I Surgical Spirit (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. New series of the medical sitcom. with episodes written by ex-Goodie Graeme Garden.
I Bab C. hesbltt (BBC2) 9—9.30pm. Rab is told to give up drink by his doctor; the visions of pink elephants persuade him it mi ht be a good idea.
I The Chief (Scottish) 9—l0pm. While Code is away investigating charges against a deputy chief constable in another patch. trouble is brewing at home. in the police drama starring Martin Shaw.
I Father Ted (Channel 4) 9-9.30pm. Last in the weak. but occasionally diverting. sitcom about three ln'sh priests. Father Jack overdoses on ﬂoor polish. but every cloud has a silver lining . . . (will they go for the 'nice ﬁnish’ punchline?)
I By cobbling together old footage from wildlife films and adding a humorous script which creates characters for the animals, Absolutely duo John Sparkes and Pete Baikie (plus frog) have created a new television comedy series called Squawkietalkie. Nice idea, but didn’t anyone tell them Johnny Morris was doing more
or less the same thing years ago?
Squawkietalkie starts on Tuesday 23 May on Channel 4 at 8pm.
I The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer (BBCZ) 9.30—l0pm. Vic and Bob do their own take on Mtrsrert'lrtj/L plus regulars the Slades at home. arid northern soul singers (though not in the usual sense) ()lis and Marvin.
I Friends (Channel 4) 9.30—10pm. Phoebe and Chandler break tip with their respective partners. while Rachel and Ross have their first date.
I Have I Got News For You (BBCZ) 10-l().30pm. Frank Skinner joins the regulars for witty. news-related repartee. I Roseanne (Channel 4) l0-«l().30pm. Sharon Stone guests as a white trash trailer-park dweller who lives next door, I Under Fire (BBC l) lO.2()plil—l2.25am. Nick Nolte and Gene Hacknran head the cast in this thriller about a war photographer who heads to Nicaragua on assignment where he hooks tip with an old reporter colleague. Together they try to secure an exclusive interview with the Sandinista chiefbut find their impartiality chaHenged.
I Rocky IV (Scottish) l().30pm— l 2. loam. Stallone stars with Dolph Lundgren and Brigitte Nielsen in thisjingoistic Cold War boxing bout.
I Drop the Dead Donkey (Channel 4) 10.30—11.05pm. When Helen‘s parents come to stay she has to decide whether to come out of the closet in the repeated newsroom sitcom.
I Eurotrash (Channel 4) l 1.05—l l .40pm. Jean-Paul Gaultier and Antoine de Caurres serve up another plat (llljulll‘ with Dutch porn star Helen Duval for afters.
I late Jazz (BBCZ) midnight-lam. Jazz highlights from TIM lure Slims- including Wynton Marsalis. Michel Petrucianni. Archie Shepp. Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell.
I A Strange landscape (BBC2) 8.05—8.55pm. A new series about the myths and stories of the Middle Ages presented by historian Christopher Frayling.
I AM Wiedersehen, Pet (Channel 4) 9—10pm. Dennis is in for a shock when his wife announces that she’s coming over to Germany.
I Fine Cut (BBC2) 9.05—10.50pm. Two films under the banner ‘Absolute Russia'. starting with Tripping With Zhirinovsky about the charismatic nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky who took New York by storm. The Belovs (9.50pm) is about a brother and sister who represent the Everyman and woman in post-communist Russia.
I Viva Cabaret (Channel 4) 10— l0.50pm. Last in the repeated series of comedy and bad behaviour introduced by your host in the frock Lily Savage.
I The Pick of Punt and Dennis (BBCl) 10.10-10.40pm. Highlights of last series from the comedy duo who were once part
of the Mary Whitehouse Experience.
I Takeover TV (Channel 4)
l().50---l l.35pm. More clips submitted by anally-fixated camcorder owners.
I 2001: A Space Odyssey (Channel 4) ll.35pm—-2. l0am. Staner Kubrick's classic sci-ti movie about astronauts heading to Jupiter irr search of life.
I Forbidden Weekend (BBCl) 12.30—2am. Season of censorship-themed programmes dtrring the weekend including this light-hearted look at sex in the movies presented by Angus Deayton.
I Watch This Space (Channel 4) 5.30—6.05pm. New interactive magazine programme aimed at teenage pop culture- lovers. Viewers can connect with the presenters and guests by e-nrail. fax. phone or. who knows. even telepathy.
I Party of Five (Channel 4) ().()S—7pm. A social worker threatens to split the family after it emerges that the orphaned siblings have been keeping secrets from each other.
I Fawlty Towers (BBCl ) 7.30—-8pm. Another classic episode of the sitcom with John (fleese as the titanic hotel owner.
I The Vet (BBCl ) 8—8.30pm. More country vet drama about a woman trying to make it among a bunch of suspicious male farmers.
I Shine On Harvey Moon (Scottish) 8.30—9pm. Another visit to the Moon household in this post-war comedy drama. I A Personal Journey with Martin
! Scorsese Through American Movies (Channel 4) S.3()—l0pm. The director
continues his history of the movies using films that have inﬂuenced his life and work.
I The Governor (Scottish) 9— l0pm. Helen Hewitt is still struggling to keep a hold over Barfreld's unruly staff and inmates in this Lynda La Plarlte prison drama.
I The Hanging Cale (BBCl ) ‘).()5-~l(lpm. Continuing drama set during the lrislr potato famine. starring four McGann brothers.
I The Clive James Show (Scottish) lO—l().45pm. Clive James introduces another dollop of ironic celebrity chat and foreign television satire.
I New York, New York (Channel 4) lOpm—lam. Robert De Niro is the jazz musician in Scorsese‘s Cotton Club era movie about the Big Apple.
I Don’t look Down (Scottish)
1 l.30pm—-12. 15am. Tonight Clyde Unity Theatre's Margaret Thomson Davis and John Binnie talk about their latest production [3"€(I(/Ill(I/\'(,’I‘.\'. plus a report on proposals for the former Garden Festival site and music from The Painted Word. I The Public Enemy (Channel 4) 1—2.30am. Classic gangster thriller with James Cagney as a big-time racketeer operating between the wars.
I NB (Scottish) 7—7.30pm. Another helping of arts and events around the Central Belt presented by Sally Gray.
I The Outer Limits (BBC?) 9 —9.40pm. Another sci-ti shocker imported from America.
I Bramwell (Scottish) 9» l(lpm. Continuing drama about a woman struggling to become the first female surgeon in Victorian l.t)ll(lt)ll.
I The Wild West (Channel 4) 9--l()pm. Ric Burns‘s excellent documentary about how the west was won and lost.
I The Music Biz (BBCl) 9.40- 10.30pm. Fascinating glirripsc behind the scenes of the record industry which tonight looks at the importance of image when it comes to shifting units.
I NYPD Blue (Channel 4) (ll <l'.l 55pm. 'l‘lrc delecli‘t'cs search ios‘ .( rrrul'iplt- kilch who \~Clil on a shooting 8;)?th lll New Yum.
I Due South (BBCl) S- 8.30ptrr. 'l‘hat rarity -~ a funny Canadian coriiedy. with Paul Gross as the trlavcrick nrourrtie.
I Squawkietalkie (Channel 4) Rue. itlprn. More wildlife comedy with John Sparkes and Peter Baikie.
I But of the Blue (BBCl ) 9.30— l 0 20pm. More barrier front the Yorkshire trick in this new police series. See preview.
I The Politician’s Wife (Channel 4)
lO—l l.15pm. Last episode of Paula Millie's classy political drama. Will Flora finally sink her cabinet minister husband’s career?
I Midnight Underground (Channel 4) ll.45pm—lam. First in a new series of experimental films. starting with the Wooster Group‘s White Hmrlr'lrmt/ Commando ~- a weird take on the American reality cop show starring Willclll l)al‘()c.
WEDNESDAY 31 ‘ .
I Chart Bite (Scottish) 6. l5—().45pm. Mari Stet en and Ewan Macl.eod present the Scottish charts, plus pop gossip and vids.
I I Camcorder (Channel 4) 8.3(L9plll. More handy camcorder hints presented by Robert Llewelyn.
I Heartbreak Ridge (Scottish) 9pm--12.05am (includes Non .r at Ten). Well-entertaining action movie starring Clint Eastwood as the touglr-as-old-boot- leather marine sergeant who drills a squad of softies for action in Grenada.
I Cardiac Arrest (BBC 1 ) 9.30-lopm. Another dose of bile with John MacUre's break-neck NHS satire.
I E3. (Channel 4) l()--l().55pm. Benton's lack of sleep has dire consequences. while Greene's wife contemplates divorce irr another injection of fast-paced rrredical drama.
I The Man from Auntie (BBC l ) l()—l0.30pm. lien Flton‘s topical gags were literally up-to-the-minute when this series first went out btrt may seem a bit stale in this repeat run.
I Fair Game (Channel 4) 8~8.30pm. Last of Greg Dyke‘s investigations into an aspect of the sporting world.
I Paul Merton’s Life of Comedy (BBCl) 8.30-9pm. Patrl continues his personal odyssey through the television archives and his own past.
I Heartbeat (Scottish) 8.30—9.30pm. Nick Berry is the out-of-place Cockney copper in the Dales it) this repeated drama.
I True Stories (Channel 4)
9.304 1.10pm. Filmmaker Jean-Luc Leon follows the comic escapades of the Lapirov family who emigrated from Moscow to the US ten years ago. Now they‘re affluent Americans who can afford to travel home to visit their relatives.
I Inside Story (BBCl) lO—lO.50pm. Another investigation in another series of the documentary strand.
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