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Scottish, Sun 27 May, 10.45pm 00.0
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Enrico Cocozza. and why are we only hearing about him four years after his death? CocO/za was the son of immigrant Italians who ran a cafe in Wishaw. An academic by day, he made films by night throughout the 508. They sat in a heap in a flat above the cafe. eventually handed into the Scottish Film Archive for safe keeping. And what films they are. There's the nightmarish Fantasmagoria. the e><istential suicide drama Nine O'C/ock. the pornographic portrait of bi-sexuality Bongo Erotico and many more. This marks the first Artery of a new series. with later subjects including Alasdair Gray. the Glasgow Boys and the art of sports commentating. And the only real criticism of the Cocoxxa piece is that it's all too brief. But full marks for unearthing a shamefully overlooked talent. (Miles Fielder)
Channel 5, Wed 30 May, 8pm eee
“They're not looking for beautiful people. they‘re looking for freaks.‘ Thus starts the voiceover for this documentary about the world's biggest character model agency. Fat people. thin people. old people. and just plain ugly people fill their books. and Channel 5 has chosen to take us inside their heady world. We join five models. including Treacle. the champion gurner and Del. the Naomi Campbell of the character modelling world who shot to fame
Friday. Make no mistake. these people
have amazing faces, but
as we're taken to shoots and castings with them. the eternal hanging- around that makes up
DRAMA SERiEs THE GLASS
Scottish, Sun 27 May, 9pm 00
John Thaw and Sarah Lancashire may well be ITV's most beloved stars. Tough Regan and
sophisticated Morse are two of Britain's ﬁnest cop
characters and ditzy Raquel remains disturbing close to the nation’s heart. At last, you cry, they’ve finally come together. Well, after one episode of
The Glass, you wish they hadn’t really bothered, or
at least waited for something meatier to come
Thaw plays Jim Proctor, millionaire boss of
Albery Glass and seemingly content to call it a day
on his glorious career. All he wants is to retire and wed his substantially younger girlfriend, Carol
Parker. But he needs someone he can trust to take
over the business. The man Proctor has in mind is
his 22-year-old nephew Paul (Joe McFadden), who
has had little sales experience, but possesses an
eye for instinct. He also has peepers for the ladies,
Sarah and Joe aleepwalk through The Glass
having already conducted a half-pass at Carol before discovering who she is; unadvisedly, things begin to spice up between them, leaving Proctor in a very bad mood. ln Thaw’s opening scene, his ﬁrst words are ‘shut it’ (Regan's catchprase) as he lectures some delegates on the silent method of selling; Lancashire reprises the airhead role she quit Corrie to escape from by forgetting to put on her skirt on before leaving the house; and McFadden is as boyisth handsome as he is utterly wooden. And for some reason, he has adopted an accent picked up from Glendarroch via Royston Vasey. This is grim stuff and a waste of two of the nation’s great
talents. (Brian Donaldson)
their lives proves as irritating to the viewer as
it must be for them.
Also. there's a reason why these people are usually in photos rather than on TV: their face is
their fortune. not their
personalities. It provides
an amusing insight. but ; at 60 minutes is twice as
long as it needs to be.
: DOCUMENTARY SERIES DOING TIME Channel 4, Thu 31
May, 9pm 0000
It is a sorry reflection of ‘ our humanity when the
absolute devastation of young children and teenagers is viewed as entertainment. Take Kizzi for example; at fourteen-
years-old, she has a £40
per day heroin habit. The
reason? Her mum is in prison for drugs-related offences. Incredibly
articulate about her
feelings, she says she
just can‘t cope with the
pain of not having her
mum there to talk to. Then there's Nicky, a seventeen-year-old who has just fallen pregnant. The father is black. and
her own father, who is g servingafitteen-year sentence. refuses to talk
to her because of this.
Cue close-ups of daughter sobbing with
despair. This is a powerful and harrowing series. but the question
is, what purpose does it
serve? What do we gain
Enrico Cocozza opens up Artery ‘ by witnessing the
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trauma of families torn apart? It all leaves a rather nasty taste in your mouth. (Kirsty Knaggs)
DRAMA SERIES MEN ONLY Channel 4, Sun 3 & Mon 4 Jun, 10pm eeee
While the British documentary and reality TV forms have been continually stretching themselves over the last couple of years (from Walking With Dinosaurs to hanging out with Big
1 Brother). the realm of
drama has seemed set in its formulaic ways. Men Only, though, is three hours of extremely edgy telly which will have the tabloids screaming with indignant
We are in the company of five men. all with deep—seated frustrations and whose nights on the town act as their sole outlets. This starts off as innocent five-a-side games before getting dangerously heavy on the drink, drugs and fighting. And when they find themselves with a sole female companion for the evening, things go from bad to bloody awful.
Coming on like Neil LaBute in a bad mood. the show's many scenes of rough sex. porn. drug-taking and joyful cursing could all seem a bit childish if it were not for the fact that this is a i pretty scary indictment I of the state of maledom. l (Brian Donaldson)
Men Only offers a scary indictment of maledom
ALSO ON Big Brother (Channel 4.
Sat 26 May. 9pm) Who will follow in the footsteps of Nasty Nick. Charity Craig and Nun Nolan?
EaatEndera (BBCl. Mon 28 May. 8pm) Phil
3 goes into grump i overdrive when Sharon returns to Albert Square.
Shockers (Channel 4. Mon 28 May, 11.05pm) Tales of terror for the
British Soap Awards (Scottish, Wed 30 May. 8pm) Will the plaudits
end up on Brookside Close. Coronation Street or Albert Square?
RAD (Channel 5. Sat 2 Jun, 2.55pm) Culty
alternative sports series returns.