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Nature: Animal Hospital: Stomach-turning and messy stuff as Rolf Harris, right, rushes to the aid of a cow with indigestion. Cows have four stomachs and the vet must persuade the silly moo to roll on to her back for some tummy- tickling.


THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN: Last in the series. Alien Dick finally spends the night with Dr Albright - then learns he's being replaced.


POLITICIANS ON PARADE: Labour's Gerry Steinberg, one of eight MPs sampling life in the armed forces, prepares for a flight in a jet fighter.


CHALK: School's out for Eric Slatt (David Bamber) in the last in the series. But before the holidays get under way, his mum descends uninvited on Galfast High. His staff think the urn in his office contains her ashes.


LASSIE: The New Beginning (BBC2, 11.00am - 12.30pm) A new beginning, perhaps, but the same old story - Lassie braves the elements after escaping from an animal shelter. The screen's sweetest bitch is searching for two children. 1979

THE NET (Channel 4, 1.50pm - 3.30pm) Bickering boffins in an aviation research centre are at each others' throats. Things get out of hand and shady dealings are revealed. Understated spy drama from the bad old Cold War days. Familiar faces in a typically British B-pic cast include Phyllis Calvert, Herbert Lom, Noel Willman. 1953

POISON IVY (Channel 4, 10.00pm - 11.45pm) Manipulating minx Drew Barrymore latches on to a dysfunctional family - drunken dad Tom Skerritt, malingering mom Cheryl Ladd, shadowy domestic staff. Not even the family dog is spared. Lurid melodrama with Sara Gilbert. 1992

HERO AT LARGE (BBC1, 12.30am - 2.05am) John Ritter as superhero Captain Avenger - well, as an actor publicising a new movie by wearing the Avenger's costume. He's taken for the real thing, though, when he walks in on a robbery. Mild spoof, pleasantly cast. 1980

YELLOW SUBMARINE (Channel 4, 12.40am - 2.15am) George Duning's celebrated Sgt Pepper cartoon extravaganza based on songs by The Beatles - Nowhere Man, All You Need Is Love and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds come graphically to life. The animation is quaintly '60s, all pop art psychedelia in garish colours and the actors voicing the cartoon Beatles aren't bad: John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, Peter Batten and Paul Angelis are John, Paul, George and Ringo. They pop up at the end. 1968

SIR HENRY AT RAWLINSON END (Channel 4, 2.15am - 3.35am) Trevor Howard as befuddled aristocrat in archly poetic eccentricity from the demented pen of Bonzo Dog man Vivian Stanshall. Patrick Magee and Vivian Stanshallstar. 1980
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Smith, Aiden
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 27, 1997
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