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A selection or television highlights, listed by day, in chronological order. Television listings compiled by Eddie oilib.
I llnspealtable Verse (BBC: ) 5.4(i—optn. New series of comic poetry readings with work by luminaries such as Spike Milligan and TS. Elliot.
I TV Ballads (BBCZ) 7.30—8pm. Allan. Jackie Kay and Shooglenifty are among the performers in tonight's edition of the contemporary folk series.
I Bab C. llesliitt (BBCZ) 9—9.30pm. While Rab and Jamesie watch an ‘adult education' video. Mary and her pals are getting raunchy with Tupperware.
I Medics (Scottish) ‘)—- l()pm. Robert faces a crisis when a patient refuses treatment in this medical drama.
I Ellen (Channel 4) 9—9.3(lpm. Ellen goes to a class reunion and gets caught otrt telling fibs.
I Dangerfield (BBCI ) 9.30— (0.20pm. A human skeleton is uncovered in the garden of a woman whose husband disappeared ten years previously. Dangerﬁeld steps in to identify the remains.
I Shooting Stars ( BBCZ) 9.30— l “pm. John Craven and John Peel are the guests on tonight's edition of Vic and Bob's comedy quiz show.
I Friends (Channel 4) ‘).3()—l()pm. Ross finally admits he's fancied Rachel since ninth grade in the last in the series of this American twentysomething sitcom.
I Room 101 (BBCZ) l()«l().3()pm. Germaine Greer consigns her pet hates. which include Michael Portillo's lips. to the incinerator.
I Frasier (Channel 4) l()— lt).3()pm. The stunning and implausibly named psychologist Honey Snow makes quite an impression on our hero.
I Clive Anderson Talks Back (Channel 4) l().30—l l.l()pm. Clive soft soaps some more celebrity guests.
I Passengers (Channel 4)
l l.l()pm—midnight. Rap artist Biggie Smalls records a Brooklyn video diary. plus Don King's newest recruit to his boxing stable. female fighter Christ Martin.
I Mondo nosso (BBCZ) ll.l5—45pm. More B-movie fun as Jonathan Ross introduces ‘Sexy Shockers’ which do not. presumably. include his new hairstyle. Instead. we get a Russ Meyer flesh-fest and Hugh Grant‘s porno double.
I The People’s Parliament (Chanttel 4) 7—8pm. .S't-ur.v(ii-u)muir journo Lesley Riddoch presents another sitting of the debate series which aims to give ordinary people the chance to air their views. Tonight's topic is selective education: a good thing or socially divisive?
I Assignment (BBCZ) 7.20—sti5pni. First documentary in a new series investigates ‘The Baby Trade‘ iii which pregnant women iii South America are being given forced Caesareans to obtain babies for sale to European families.
I Kind Hearts and Coronets (Channel 4) 8—l0pm. Classic Ealing comedy with a magnificent performance by Alec Guinness who plays eight characters who are all the victims of Dennis Price.
I Casualty (BBCI) 8.05—8.55ptn. A protest by two animal rights activists against a vivisectionist goes disastroust wrong.
I The Boss (BBCZ) 8.05-8.55pin. Harley-riding Indian chief Bill McCue is head of the Chippewas of Canada's Georgina Island. He turns the camera on
I Performance (Blit‘zi s.55- in. lupin. A
new season of television plays kicks off
with Sean ()‘Cascy‘s l'lrt' S/rtrt/mv of ti
(iii/irirtr/i set in l‘)3()s Dublin. Stephen Rea
plays Seamus Shields. a former
' Republican Army member who is trying to stay clear of the 'l'rotibles with his
friend Donal (Kenneth Branagh). Bttt after
; old IRA contacts get in touch. Shields is
sucked back into the conflict.
I Lethal Weapon lll (Scottish)
‘)—l l. l()pm. Mel Gibson and Danny
I Glover return as the ill-matched cops in another action adventure.
I Rory Bremner — Who Else? (Channel 4) 10— 10.35pm. New series with impressionist Rory Brelnner who satirises
the House of Commons' new ternt.
? I The 1995 Country Music Awards
(BBCZ) l().l()-l l.2()pm. Highlights ofthe
awards from Nashville featuring artists including Willy Nelson. Dwight Yoakam arid Dolly Parton.
I Sean’s Show (Channel 4)
l().35--l l.l()pm. Repeat of Sean Hughes' last series. a kind of sitcom/stand-up hybrid set iii a flat.
I Tribe Time (Channel 4)
I l.l()pm—3.5()am. Another series of themed Saturday nights focusing on youth subcultures or ‘tribes' (see feature). first tip is World Shtit Your Mouth. about groups whose tribal activity is a way of life. The running order is: Crowded House (ll.l()~l 1.40pm) Documentary about a
group of Aussies and Kiwis who have
broken off from their world tour to live ill a squalid Willestlen liat while they get the bread together to continue travelling. World of Skinhead ( I l.4()pm ~12.45alli) Film by Glasgow-based independent Pictorial Heroes about the international tribe of skinheads. Close Personal Friend (l2.45—-l.l5am) Words of wisdom from Gen X guru Douglas Coupland. Slackers (Channel 4) l.lS~-3.()Spm. Richard l.inklater's low budget movie which made celluloid the vision ofCoupland's first novel. A Short Film About Chilling (Channel 4) 3.05-3.50an Repeat of a film from l‘)‘)() about the Balearic explosion which prompted thousands of British clubbers to head for Ibiza.
I Blind Ambition (BBCZ) II.2()plll—I2.5()ttltl. Second part of this dramatisation of the Watergate scandal as seen through the eyes of John Deari. a key
member of Nixon‘s inner circle.
I True Blues (Channel 4) 8-9pm. ()ti the
eve of the Tory party conference. two
Conservatives present their differing
views of the way the party should go. Pounding editor of right-wing journal Salisbury Review warns against the
- European supei‘state. while Douglas
Hurd‘s former foreign policy adviser Maurice Fraser advocates a less ideologically-driyen approach.
I Pride and Prejudice (BBCl)
‘)~‘).55pm. In the third part of Andrew
i l)avies sparkling Austen adaptation. the
Bingley's leave for London and Darcy
travels with them. Jane decides to follow.
' I In Search of Law and Order (Channel 4)
1 ‘) -l()pm. Acclaimed lly-on-the-wall documentary filmmaker Roger Graef takes an unusually poletllical approach
with this personal critique of the criminal justice system. first he looks at policing in Britain.
I Time After Time (Channel 4) |()plti~l2.()5ani. Excellent sci-fl movie which mixes the Jack the Ripper legend with ll.(.i. Wells‘ time travel notions. Malcolm McDowell is Wells who travels to San Francisco in l‘)7‘) to track down the famous slicer and dicer of women.
I The Frank Skinner Show (BBCI) l().l()—l().4()pm. More guests and jokes in
a surprisingly entertaining chat show
fot‘tltztt. _ _ I American Friends (BBCZ)
l(). l()--l l.45pm. Michael Palin‘s film
which was inspired by the travel journals
of his great grandfather whose holiday infatuation with a couple of young
American women in 1864 nearly cost hiili his career as an Oxford don.
I Scottish Voices (Scottish)
l().45 -l l.3()pm. Bernard Potlsonby
presents a new series in which Scottish
MPs and local voters get together for some topical debate.
I The South Bank Show (Scottish) ll.3()pm—12.3()am. Melvyn Bragg
interviews Luciano Pavarotti to coincide ) with the rotund tenor‘s ()(IIII birthday.
I The Learning Zone (BBCZ) 2—7am. New overnight educational slot featuring
language and cultural courses which are designed to be recorded on video. A tree
I Timewatch (BBCZ) 7.3(i—s.3()pni. New
series of the history programme starts with new evidence that suggests that the
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I Get It On (BBCZ) 7- 7.30pm. 'ltrggtrrt star Blythe Dtllf goes shopping iii this Scottish fashion show.
I One for the Road (Channel 4)
Vikings weren't so big on rape and pillage
as legend would have it. i I Heartbeat (Scottish) 7.30—8.3(ipm. Nick gets on with single parenthood. while a young German couple's arrival stirs up bitter war memories.
8—8.3(lptii. lit the last of this comedy series based on the \ illeo diary idea. Simon Treat (Alan I);t\‘lc\l .‘ieatls fora Norwegian health resort. I The X Files (BBCI) at =
links a series of grisly no...
-"’\pm. Mulder " s to a group
of modern-day vampires
(including News tit Tell). [A cop Clint Iiastood is forced to break in a new partner (Charlie Sheen) in this violent action movie.
I Cutting Edge (Channel 4) 9— l()pin. After a summer in which the incidence of asthma attacks rocketed. this documentary looks at the children who are lighting for breath.
I Panorama (BBCI ) 9.30— It). lupin. Investigation irlto the truth behind Home Secretary Michael Howard's claims that his 'get tough‘ attitude to criminals is paying off with falling a crime rate.
I Michael Moore’s TV Nation (BBCZ) 9.45» 10.30pm. In the last in the current series. Michael Moore looks back at some of the highlights of his quirky and hugely entertaining current affairs magazine.
I Homicide - Lite on the Streets (Channel 4) l()- i l.()5pln. Peiiihleton
; arrests the prime suspect after the
shootings of l‘elton. Howard and
Bolantler. bttt the triumph quickly turns sour.
I Omnibusmthl) lt).4()-| 1.30pm. first of a two-part profile of grand old man of Aillerican letters Gore Vidal. whose memoir of l’tr/rrripst'st is published this
month. Described as art ‘intimate.
biographical lilm‘. the filmmaker was
giy en rare access to the writer's personal
life. with contribtittiions front his lifelong
partner Howard Aristen.
I Face to Face (BBCZ) ll.l5- 11.55pm. Jeremy lsaacs interviews composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. whose huge hit musicals include ll’t'vt Sit/e Story and
: .Sit‘t't'llt' Tilt/(l.
I Due South (BBCI ) S 8 50an A poor
box is taken when Ray's church is robbed in this Canadian coiiietly drama about a
tiiotilitic paired with a Chicago cop.
I Sound Stories ( BBCZ) 'l‘oin (‘onti
narrates a history of the bagpipe.
' I Soldier, Soldier (SCtittish) 9 lupin. The
sqtrad‘s final exercise is to locate the remains of a B52 bobiiier Ill the jungle.
I Howard’s End (Channel 4) i) -l 1.40pm. Merchant and lvory’s third stab at EM. Forster. and possibly their best. for which Emma Thompson won an ()scar for best
I Scottish Reporters (Scottish)
ll).3()- I lpllt. Nt‘\\' series (if lllt‘ investigative current affairs programme.
I The Boogie-Woogie Man (BBCZ)
ll.15~l l.55pm. Profile of Dutch-born painter Piet Mondrian wltose influence on 20th century art and design was
I Chart Bite (Scottish) 6.55-7.2(lpm. Pop videos and highlights from the new Scottish chart.
I Delia Smith’s Winter Collection (BBCZ) S--~S.3()pln. Hugely popular TV cook Delia Smith starts yet another series,
which tonight includes a niftly little recipe
for an apple. cider and cheese melt she
discovered iii Norritandy. Bliss (Scottish) 8.30 «ltlpm. Pilot for a
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