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Issue No. 1680


SLEAZE (Sat, 7pm, C4) is a reminder of the Tories' dirty dealings in government. The first in this two part documentary covers former Tory minister Neil Hamilton and Harrods owner Al Fayed.

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (Sat, 11.05pm, ITV). Not your run of the mill historical drama when Martin Scorsese is the director. The film, set in New York in the 1870s, is about a prosperous lawyer who falls for his fiancee's cousin, a divorcee. Their rich friends connive to end the relationship and its challenge to accepted morality.

BUBBLE TROUBLE (Sun, 8pm, BBC2). Third part in a series on the Japanese economy. This week it covers the boom in speculation in the 1980s and how that bubble burst.

CLOCKING OFF (Sun, 9pm, BBC1). A new six part serial set in a textile factory in north west England. Could be sentimental twaddle, but it claims to present workers' experiences.

THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU (Sun, 9pm, C5). Worth trying to tune your TV to get Channel 5 for this film. It's an adaptation of the H G Wells story about a UN negotiator whose plane crashes on an South Pacific island. He discovers a mad scientist has been carrying out genetic experiments on human beings.

THE STONE AGE (Mon, 9pm, C4). Sadly the last in this series on anthropology. It shows how 800,000 years ago people developed techniques for communication and travelling great distances across water.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Wed 26 Jan, 3.25am, C4). Set your video for the classic 1950s movie with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

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Thu 20 Jan 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1680
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