Mosley (Channel 4. l‘eb) The life and l times of the British fascist ()swald Mosley. as scripted by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. forms the centrepiece i of Channel 4's winter drama season. ' Somewhat coiitroversially. the four-part series takes the position ofdoirig justice to Mosley"s beliefs. no matter how offensive they seem. Stars Jonathan Cake (A [)(lllt't’ 7}) The Musir ()j lime) as Mosley. with Caroline Langrishe. lilora Montgomery. Windsor Davies and Nigel Davenport.
Inspector Rebus (Seoiiislii Seniiisli cop show that isn't 'Iiregurt shocker. Based on the novels of Fife-born ci'iiiie writer Ian Rankin. this 90-minute film features tough Scots copper John Rebus. a man who carries out his iiiulti-layered investigations against a gritty and convincing modern-day Scotland.
Anyone feel a series coming on'.’ Invasion: Earth (BBCI ) Science ﬁction series filmed in Scotland are not exactly teri-a-peiiny. Can you think of the last time Slur Trek beamed down in Auchtermtichty'.’ This apparently sexy new sci-ft series breaks the mould by being the first to be filmed entirely on our bonnie banks. Going out at prime time. the BBC Scotland co-prrxluction with America‘s Sci-Fi Channel is written by Jed Mercurio ((‘un/iur‘ .'ll'l'(’.\‘ll. Set in present-day Britain. it tells of a world caught in the crossﬁre of interplanetary Conflict and whose only hope of survival lies iii a disparate band of soldiers and scientists.
Stand And Deliver (BBC‘Z) Reborn star Phil Daniels is a Cockney (surprise) comic on a lost weekend following a one-
off gig at a Glasgow comedy club. in this new BBC Scotland film by Boil Iieliurinur director l.es Blair. After excelling himself as bilious lzast Iind food critic Gary Rickey iii the BBC: series Holt/mg ()II. the one-time errrr/mpliwiirt star is on the up again. Just don't mention .S‘iumvsr't/t' l-iirni.
Our Mutual Friend (BBCZi Corsets out the BBC wardrobe department once again. as Paul McGarin. Anna liriel. Pam Ferris and Timothy Spall star in this ambitious new four-part adaptation of the epic Charles Dickens novel. Aside from an all-star cast. the serial aims to be one of the biggest and boldest adaptations BBC2 has ever commissioned.
The Scold's Bridle (BBC I ) (‘Irissie murder mystery in two parts. adapted from Minette Walter's powerful crime novel and starring Miranda Richardson. Bob l’eck. Douglas Hodge. Beth \Viiislet (Kate Winslet's sister) and Trudie Sty'ler (Stiiig's wife). ()fWalter's previous two TV adaptations. ’I'lit' .S’r‘irl/ilrms and The Ire House. the former was brilliant and the latter disappointing. so tliiiigs could go either way.
Playing The Field (BBC) ) (BU/Hf (2/) (in/(I writer Kay Mellor switches sussies and stilettos for footie strips iii this drama series about a woman's football team. While ‘playing the field‘ is likely to have an altogether different meaning for Mellor's new creations. expect them to be just as gutsy as (iii/il's working girls. Mark Thomas Comedy Product (Channel 4) The crusading comic continues to break down society's sacred cows and batter at the doors of its hallowed institutions in the second series
World Cup (France. IO J un-l2 Jul) The moment Scotland were drawn against the Brazil boys. the nation‘s appetite was whetted. Craig Brown will be equally taxed to get a win from his men against the powerful Norwegians and top African team Morocco. Eyes will also be focused on Glenn Hoddle to see if his squad can justify the faith being invested in England as potential winners.
Five Nations Championship (7 Feb-22 Mar) After the hunipings received at the hands of Australia and South Africa. much pride will need to be restored if the Scots are to get any success this season. Battle commences in Dublin. while the closing match against England at Murrayfield may well be among the year‘s highlights. or total disasters.
Commonwealth Games (Kuala Lumpur. 1 1—21 Sep) The Scots go to Malaysia with hopes of gaining more than the twenty medals — six of them gold — that they pinned to their chests in 94. Expectations are being raised by Peter Nicol in squash and Allison Curbisliley in the 400m. while I .3, ‘ Yvonne Murray is aiming to retain k 1., her I0,000m title. i '
World League Of American Football (5 Apr—l4 Jun) The Scottish Claymores were champs two years ago — and last year. chumps. This season‘s campaign touches down in Barcelona with a clash against the current title holders while all eyes will land longineg upon a prospect of the June final in Frankfurt’s Walstadion.
Gulfstream Loch Lomond World Invitational (Loch Lomond. 8—I 1 Jul) The tournament formerly known as the Scottish Open sees swingers from across the globe converging on the bonny banks in an attempt to snatch away US giant Tom Lehman’s title from his gloved grasp.
Scottish Rally (Dunifries. 4—6 Jun) With the RAC Rally firing off down south for 98. motor sport fans‘ attention turns to the Scottish Rally. with the mud of Dumfries testing the drivers as Alastair McRae aims to retain his crown. (Brian Donaldson) Craig Brown: leading Scotland’s
dream team to the world cup
PREVIEW OF 1998
of his campaigning comedy show This is the bloke who made lack of public access into Britain‘s poshest tas-eseiiipt homes seem humorous and compelling. The man has talent.
Errol Morris lnterrotron Stories (Channel 4) Acclailiietl dwuiiientaiy maker lzrrol Morris Joins forces with .\'-I"/'l<'.s creator Chris Carter. for this offbeat series of iiiacahre documentaries about modern .-\iiiericaii psychopaths. Rather than do straight
iiitcry iew s. Morris and Carter have chosen to utilise a bizarre piece of camera technology known as the liiterrotroii. giving
\ it‘ys‘c‘l's‘ the impression that the subject is talking siiiiiillaiieously to audience and interviewee. Apparently. it's all very spooky. But \Hlll Chris Carter on board that's no great surprise.
Kirsty Young: all talk
the news about why they're in the news. More Walden than Wogari. and 2 presumably guests will join Kirsty on the f desk. as opposed to the sofa.
Kirsty Young Talk Show (Channel 5) The fifth channel‘s golden girl. recently signed to Talk Radio. gets a show of her very own. All signs point towards guests and talk of a topical nature. with our Kirsty grilling interviewees who are in
Also coming A new series of Father 12rd; I’lii/ Kav I’ve/s and Gus (Ellie Carr)
The 17m Edinburgh Harp Festival
3rd to 8th April I998
CONCERTS BY - RITO PEDERSEN and THE WHISTLEBINKIES — — ROBIN HUW BOWEN — IEUAN JONES - —- ANDREW LAWRENCE KING 8: STEPHEN PLAYER —
— WENDY STEWART - NA CLARSAIREAN — - CATRIONA MACKAY and CHRIS STOUT — — NO SPRING CHICKENS! — — MAIRE NI CHATHASAIGH and CHRIS NEWMAN —-
CLASSES. WORKSHOPS 8t CEILIDHS ° HARP MAKERS' EXHIBITION SALES OF MUSIC. CDS. TAPES. ACCESSORIES DAILY WITHIN EUSA. PLEASANCE
The 1998 Edinburgh Harp Festival Programme and Diary of Events will be available in December. It will include full programme details. ticket application (arm and details at booking arrangements.
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