Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pete Clark's Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pete Clark's Choice

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LAW AND ORDER 10.50pm, BBC4 This is strictly a repeat, but given that it was first shown in 1978, I am going to take a chance on memories that have faded and need to be refreshed.

Produced by Tony Garnett and written by GF Newman, Law and Order was arguably the first drama series on British television to portray the police -- indeed, the whole legal system -- in an unflattering light. The story of a bungled robbery and its aftermath is told from four points of view -- police, villain, brief, prisoner -- and is a gritty saga told in the vernacular of the fine line that separates the law from its obverse. Derek Martin stars..

HESTON'S ROMAN FEAST 9pm, Channel 4 When reviewing one of the earlier programmes in the series, I joked that a Roman feast would be fun to watch to see if the guests made themselves deliberately sick with feathers. Well, the Roman feast has duly arrived and while no one is exactly sick, the calf's brain custard looks as if it might claim a victim or two. …

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