ends in murder.

I Fallen Angels (BBCZ) I its.) 1.45pm. First offering frotn the ‘Pulp l‘ic‘tions“ season based on the stories of American crime writers. This series of six short films assembled by l-lollywood director and producer Sydney Pollack kicks off with Siltt‘e I Doll '! l/ut't' lint based on a James Ellroy story set in 40s l.t)s Angeles and starring Gary Busey.

I The Film Hoir Story (BBCZ) ll.50pm--12.45am. More from ‘Pulp Fictions'. this dwumentary charts the rise of Hair movies in the 40s and 50s. with contributions from Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader.


I Love and Marriage (Channel 4) 6.3t')»-7;:rn_ l-ilenzt can‘t find a thing to wear in l otnlon so she jets off to New York to buy her \v etltliltg dress in this continuing documentary about sis couples preparing for the big day.

I The Knowledge (Channel 4) 8 0.45pm. More from the ‘Vintage Thames~ season with Jack Rosenthal's acclaimed television comedy drama first shown in I979 about a group of trainee London cabbies.

I Summer Dance (BBCZ) ‘)~-‘).50pm. New season of contemporary dance films with work from Martha Graham. Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine.

I Hock Family Trees (BBCB) 905—955an Pete l’rame makes the connections lll another corner of rocl \- rich tapestry.

I Just like a Woman (Scottish)

0.45 -| 1.45pm. Landlady Julie Walters falls for her yotrng lodger who turns out to be a transvestite in this not terribly funny British comedy.

I African Rock ’n’ Roll Years (BBCZ) 10.504 l50pm. The history of Africa since the (ills, told through its popular

I Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Channel 4) 8—9.40pm. Magnificent slacker comedy with Keanu Reeves and

i Ales Winters as a con le of hi 'h school e

no-brainers who secure some unusual assistance with their history assignment which takes them on a journey through the space/time continuum.

I Punchline (Scottish) 9.1M 1.30pm. Mildly amusing comedy with Sally Fields as a housewife who wants to be a stand-up comedian and Tom Hanks offering advice. I Witness (Channel 4) ‘).40— 10.40pm. Poet Tony Harrison has written a ‘film- poem' as part of the Hiroshima anniversary. Harrison reads the poem over images which relive the horror of events 50 years ago.

I NB (Scottish) 7»-7.30pm. Sally Gray offers another breathless round-up of the week's arts and events.

I Comedy Firsts (Scottish) 8—8.30pm. Another from the series of sitcom pilots with T/lt’ Soul/1s about parents coping with their very teenage teenagers.

I Tequila Sunrise (Scottish) out l.50pm (including Nt’HIV (I! Tell). Gripping thriller with Mel Gibson as a drugs dealer trying to go straight. with Kurt Russell as his policeman buddy.

I Travels With My Camera (Channel 4) <)--10pm. Too—clever—by-halfcolumnist and writer Jolt Ronson packs his camcorder and sets off for a trip frotn New York to California in search of the American dream.

I The Tales ol Para Handy (BBC 1) 9.30—1020pm. it‘s full steam ahead with Gregor Fisher and the crew for another sea-faring tale aboard the l'l'tu/ Spur/r.

I Shopping (BBCZ) 9.45- 10.30pm. Another look at the foibles of the British


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I Homicide Lite on the Street (Channel l 4) l0-l l.05pm. Lewis falls fora beautiful woman who designs models ofcrime scenes. bttt she has designs on someone else.

I la Scorta (Channel 4)

l 1.05pm— 1 2.50am. First showing on television for this excellent Italian mob thriller about a group of bodyguards trying to protect ajudge involved in Malia prosecutions.


I Moving Story (Scottish) ()-—l()pm. Another epsiode of the comedy drama set. implausibly. in the world of house . removals.

I Return to Nagasaki (Channel 4)

‘)~- l0pm. Two English prisoners of war who survived the bombing of Nagasaki return to the city and recall the horror of the day the bomb was dropped.

the first television interview with Gary Gilmore‘s brother. I Let Him Have It (Channel 4)

l l.35pm--l .45am. Movie about the Derek Bentley case in which a mentally

backward teenager was hanged for the murder of a policeman in 1952.


I The Ken Fine Show (Scottish) 7--7.30pm. New series taking a light- hearted look at Scottish language and identity.

I The Black Bag (Channel 4) 8-8.30pm. The black documentary strand picks up the lethal Justice' theme with a look at

the ease of Mumia Abu-Jamal. the

journalist anti former Black Panther. who

a has been on Death Row for over ten years.

despite a high profile civil rigltts campaign backed by Amnesty International.

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I My So-Called Lite (Channel 4) ()—7pm. More teenage angst as a ruinour sweeps through the school that Angela has gone 'all the way'. lttevitably her parents hear about it and are horrified. I Chart Bite (Scottish) 7—7.3()pm. The Scottish charts plus videos and pop news. , I A Cook on the Wild Side (Channel 4) 8.30—9pm. Yet another cookery programme with Hugh liearnley- Whittingstall (yes. really) who hits the highway in his ‘gastrowagon' to learn about British ethnic food. How quaint. I Over the Rainbow (Channel 4) ‘)--10pm. i Second part of the documentary about gay America looks at the relationship between lesbian/gay organisations artd the far right. i I When the State Kills (Channel 4) l

10—] 1.35pm. A new season of programmes under the banner lethal Justice' about the death penalty starts with a stark look at what is involved. including

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‘).3()--l 1.25pm. film based on the true story of Ruth Ellis who was the last woman to be hanged in Britain after an adulterous affair ended in ruurder.

I Resort to Murder (BBCI) 10— 10.55pm. The plot thickens in this seaside tale of murder by [fast/{rulers writer Tony Mcllale.

I Hanratty (Channel 4)

l 1.25pm-12.40am. Lip-dated version of the 'l'rue Stories documentary from 1992 which reopened the famous case of the A6

murder for which Jatnes Hanratty was

convicted. His family continue to protest

his innocence. while the victim's wife also

expresses her doubts about the conviction. I A Game of Two Halves (Scottish) l0.30--l lprn. More footie humour in a quiz. show format with teams captained by Denis Law and Tony Roper.

I T in the Park (Scottish) ll.3()pm~lZ.30atn. Highlights of last weekend's rock festival in Strathclyde Park.

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