10.45 Room for improvement
10.50 Consumer Road Test
11.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News and Weather
11.05 TV Review
11.10 Star Guest of the Day
11.20 Touch of Love
11.30 Patric Walker's Video Horoscope
11.50 Medical Phone-In
12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News and Weather
I Australian drama starring Bill Kerr
Roving through 50s Queensland,
Kearney and Martin stop near Cedar
Creek where a young woman of dubious virtue comes to their aid.
With Johnjarratt. Lorna Lesley , Tony Barry , Alan Cassell , Katy Wild and Elaine Cusick.
Director Howard Rubie (1982)
FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60
A seven-part comedy-drama series set in an activity centre.
6: Miss Palmer is charging local residents a lot to see the children's end of week entertainment. With Victoria Wicks , Susie Blake , Russell Brand, Gareth Corke and Paloma Baeza.
SUSIE BLAKE ' S KIND OFDAY page
A ghost from Kathy's past returns to haunt her.
This week's episodes written by Gillian Richmond
The B-movie title is appropriate: this is natural history that borders on science fiction.
Thirty-five million years ago (recent history in geological terms), crabs emerged from the sea to invade the land, and in that short time have adapted in the strangest of ways.
Land crabs can be found in the deserts of Australia, far from any water, imitating their neighbours the marsupials by keeping their young in specially developed brood pouches. In Florida, crabs have evolved such highly organised social groups that their mass annual migration to the spawning grounds closes local roads.
And they're getting bigger. The giant robber crab, terror of Christmas Island, can sever a human finger with its giant claws. For the invading crabs, this is just the beginning.
Last in the comedy series set in a local newspaper office with John Gordon Sinclair. Gavin and Clare encounter an unfaithful politician.
Director / Producer:
St Petersburg has embraced many of the characteristics of western capitalism and liberty, among them organised crime, police corruption and extortion. In this three-part drama, Yevgeni Grushko is Head of the Mafia Investigations Division of the local police force, facing new challenges as the internicine gang rivalries escalate towards war on the streets.
Grushko has to fight not just the mafiosi themselves but the councillors, politicians and businessmen who benefit from their activities. Money from crime is becoming a common currency.
Brian Cox , acclaimed as a National Theatre King Lear and RSC Titus Andronicus on the one hand, as the cinema's original Hannibal Lecter on the other, plays Grushko. His most recent television role was as Picasso in BBC2's Yo Picasso.
In this first episode, a restaurant is fire-bombed, a TV journalist and a member of a local mafia are murdered, and a valuable statuette is stolen.
What is the connection?
Producer Nicky Lund ; Director Tony Smith
Meeting the real Grushko in St Petersburg
SEE FEATURE page 38
Tonight's edition comes from Manchester and the panel includes John Patten , Secretary of State for
Education, and Sir Bob Scott ,
Chairman of Manchester and the Commonwealth Games bid. Chaired by David Dimbleby. Producer PrueKeely
Editor Alexandra Henderson
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv
Singer Gloria Estefan talks about her pets, teenage son, hirsute husband, Emilio, and her most recent all-Spanish album, Mi Tierra. Producer Chris Cowey
Series producer Alan Marke
A Channel X production for BBCtv
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