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1995 On the box.

FIVE years ago this Wednesday, tension, drama and comedy dominated our TV screens.

Comedy came in the guise of The Gotcha Hall of Fame (BBC1, 8.00pm), hosted by Noel Edmonds remembering his favourite Gotchas. Bet the victims would rather he quietly forgot them.

Over on ITV Melanie Griffith, starring alongside Sigourney Weaver and Harrison Ford, was determinedly telling viewers she wanted to be a Working Girl. (8.00pm)

Back on BBC1, controversial medical drama, Cardiac Arrest, (BBC 1, 8.30pm) stunned viewers and created ripples in the medical circles by portraying bi- sexual medic Dr James Mortimer as HIV positive. This TV plot had parallels with a real- life situation which grabbed the headlines but the show's producer stressed this was purely incidental.

Hmm, we're not convinced. Headline-dominating plot equals rapid ratings rise to us.

After the news on ITV, Scottish Women (ITV, 10.30pm) looked at the fortunes of 30 couples who married 50 years ago.

Sinister and mystery thrillers, Best Seller (BBC 1, 11.00pm) and Devil Doll (BBC 1, 12.30am) led Auntie Beeb into the wee small hours, while ITV went with the Rugby Warriors (11.45pm), a report on the strengths and weaknesses of the Five Nation teams.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 29, 2000
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