Today's pick: Heroes of Comedy
Monday 26 January 1998
Looking after Jo Jo (9pm BBC2) Frank Deasy's drama documenting the arrival of the drugs trade in 1980s Scotland continues with the needle-sharing victims of Jo Jo's lucrative trade starting to go down with hepatitis. Something far worse beckons.
Face to Face (11.15pm BBC2) Joan Baez, a serene-looking advert for the joys of therapy, seems slightly amused by the arid format of this Reithian cross-examination. The protest singer tells Sir Jeremy Isaacs about her inner demons.
Airheads (9pm C5) OK, so it's not as good as Spinal Tap or Wayne's World - a tall order, anyway - or even Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. But then it's a quiet night movie-wise. Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler play three metalheads who bumble into a hostage situation when they raid a radio station with toy guns, hoping to get airtime for their demo tape. On the plus side: Joe Mantegna's in it (as a DJ), the direction is pretty vigorous (unlike the script) and it only lasts 90 minutes.
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
Life & Style blogs
The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies
America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
Diamond dogs: A Chanel pearl necklace isn’t just for Christmas...
GTA 5: Rockstar bans gamers stealing in-game money worth millions
Microsoft announces first exclusive Xbox One content: a documentary on the worst video game ever
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Bonuses for goals and top four finish as Luiz Suarez joins Premier League's top three earners
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
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