comrades for worshipping the Christian God. Sir Colin Davis conducts the Orchestre National de France and a cast headed by Michael Biehn and Nicholas Clay. The first of three presentations of neglected works by popular composers. to

follow are Rossini‘s The Marriage Contract and Puccini‘s Suor



o The First Citizen-Bradford’s Lord Mayor (BBC2) Documentary on the first year in office of the country‘s first Asian Lord Mayor. The twelve months have included the aftermath ofthe Bradford football fire. racist accusations against headmaster Ray Honeyford. an increase in attacks on the Asian community as well as tea with the Queen and a hero‘s welcome when he returned to his home village in Kashmir.

0 What If It’s Raining? (Channel 4) 9.30—1().3()pm. First of a three—part drama series about living apart together. divorce and weekend fathers trying to form relationships with children they can only see infrequently.

0 Barry Manilow in Japan (BBCl ) A recording of hisJune 1985 concert at Osaka-Jo Hall. Japan with the usual repertoire of yesterday‘s hits Mandy. Copacabana. 1 Write the Songs etc.


o 1986 Tour de France (Channel 4) 6.30—7pm. Nick Owen presents the first of Channel Four's daily progress reports on the 73rd Tour de France. A record field of 200 riders face 21 tough climbs including four mountain-top finishes over the 250i) mile course. The prize money is a staggering £250.0(X). Scottish interest hinges on Glasgow‘s King of


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the Mountains Robert Millar who faces opposition from Sean Kelly.

Stephen Roche. Greg Lemond and five-times winner Bernard Hinault.

0 Budgie (Channel 4)

10.30—1 1.30pm. First in latest repeat showing ofthe Hall-Waterhouse series with Adam Faith as petty crook Budgie Bird and Iain Cuthbertson as ‘entrepreneur‘ Charlie Endell. The Minder ofits day.

0 Monterey Pop (Channel 4)

1 1.3flpm—1am. The first major rock documentary capturing for posterity the June 1967 International Pop Festival in (‘alifornia's Monterey. Janis Joplin. Jimi Hendrix. The Mamas and the Papas. The Who and Otis Redding fill the bill.


0 Caught in a Web (Channel 4) The

uncertain future oftraditional village

life is examined in a series ofthree programmes contrasting a village in Provence. \’illes-sur-Auzon. with the Bride Valley of West Dorset.

o Eurotube (Channel 4) 8.30pm—1.30am. Ambitious live

broadcast of rock and pop music hosted

by a team of bilingual presenters and featuring a multitude of (unconfirmed) megastars. There will be documentaries on Elton John, youth fashion in Milan and the rise of A-Ha.


o The Lives of Lee Miller (Channel 4) Documentary on enigmatic model. photographer and photo-journalist Lee Miller. the full extent ofwhose career only became apparent after her death in 1977. Her remarkable

life included marriage to an Egyptian

aristocrat. a friendship with Picasso. working for Vogue. covering the Normandy invasion as a war correspondent and a passion for

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' gourmet cooking that latterly rescued her from deep depression. 0 Wall of LighI(Channel 4) Inspired by the revolutionary Maison de Verre in Paris. John Tchalenko explores the use ofglass in architecture.


0 0n Indian Land (Channel ‘1) Hugh Brody‘s documentary covers the history of Indians in British Columbia and a legal battle for the control of their land.


o Innocent as Hell (Channel 4) Documentary on Scheme. the rock band formed in the late Seventies by musicians from Glasgow‘s Easterhouse. a pioneering event in community arts and business. See Feature.


0 Cabinet (Channel 4) Three programmes on the ‘past. present and future ofcabinet government. from the time when minsters met in leisurely informality, with a weekly letter to the King as the only formal record oftheir decisions. to the recent controversy over Westland and the airstrike on Libya.‘

0 Grey Gardens (Channel 4) A film about two elderly women Edith Bouvier Beal and her daughter Edie —- both former socialites related to Jackie Kennedy and now recluses in their huge old house in East Hampton. Long Island.


0 Dead Man’s Folly (Lou Antonio. UK, 1985) Peter Ustinov. Constance Cummings. Tim Piggott-Smith (Warner Home Video) A murder in the mansion? A corpse in the copse‘? Wily Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot exercises the little grey cells once more as he uncovers the guilty secrets at an English country weekend Routine Agatha Christie whodunnit which benefits not a jot from its relocation in time to the 1980s. 91 mins.

coincidental. 108 mins.

O The Jerk ((‘arl Reiner. US. 1979) Steve Martin. Bernadette Peters. (‘arl Reiner ((‘l(‘ Video) From the gutters ofSkid Row wino Martin recalls his rise and fall. The incredibly stupid adopted son of a poor black sharecropping family in Mississippi. he strikes out on his own. earning a precarious living at gas stations and carnival shows. acquiring the companionship of a dog called ‘Shithead'. Fame and Fortune beckon with the invention of an ingenious device that prevents glasses slipping down the nose. Then financial ruination falls.

Lunatic Martin vehicle lacking the charm or consistency of later efforts: one for his truly dedicated fans. 94 mins.

0 Orion’s Belt (Ola Solum. Norway. 1985) Helge Jordal. Sverre Anker. Hans ()la Sorlie (Embassy) 'Ihree Norwegian sailors of fortune accidentally discover a secret Russian surveillance station in the Arctic Circle. Running for their lives they are pursued by Soviet soldiers with orders to shoot first. Even the comparative sanctuary of home offers no hiding place when both sides would prefer a cover-up to an international incident.

Efficient (‘old War conspiracy thriller that ploughs on regardless through a minefield of familiar cliches. 92 mins.

0 Reckless (James Foley. US. 1984) Aidan Quinn. Daryl Hannah. Kenneth McMillan (MUM TEA) Mean. moody. misunderstood high-school bad boy ()uinn hitches up with squeaky clean co-ed Hannah for an unlikely union of romance and rebellion in this modern-day alienated youth saga. Redolent of Rebel without a (‘ause but lacking the intensity of feeling that distinguished that seminal youth-angst epic. 90 mins. l O StElmo‘s Fire (Joel Schumacher. US. 1985) Rob Lowe. Demi Moore. Emilio Estevez ( RCA/Columbia) Glossy yuppie soap-opera as seven recent college graduates adjust to the pressures of maturity. responsibility. sex ’n‘ drugs ‘n‘ rock ‘n‘ roll. Good ensemble acting plus the John Parr hit single but any relation to real life is purely