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Saturday 15 January 2011

Today's TV highlights

The day's best TV programmes on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Freeview, Freesat, Sky and cable as chosen by the Telegraph's critics.

Can't Take It with You: Gerry Robinson
 
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Can't Take It with You: Gerry Robinson Photo: BBC
Pete Postlethwaite, one of Britain's most respected and well-loved actors, who died on January 2 aged 64.
 
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Pete Postlethwaite, one of Britain's most respected and well-loved actors, who died on January 2 aged 64. 
Chef Gordon Ramsay investigates the commercial shark fishing industry .
 
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Chef Gordon Ramsay investigates the commercial shark fishing industry . Photo: Channel 4
Proffesor Anton Zeilinger .
 
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Horizon: What Is Reality? - Proffesor Anton Zeilinger tries to explain. Photo: BBC

FRIDAY 14 JANUARY

CRITIC’S CHOICE: Can’t Take It with You

BBC Two, 9.00pm

Sir Gerry Robinson’s new series examines the conflicts that can arise because of the prickly issue of inheritance. The softly spoken business expert talks to people who are at odds with their partners over how their assets should be bequeathed after they die, and looks at amicable ways of settling these differences. Charity is the theme of this first episode, which features two couples – Tom and Keira, and Lesley and David – who are bickering about how to divvy up their assets between philanthropic schemes and their own relatives. Keira wants to donate to “local causes”, such as a children’s park, while Tom wants to leave more cash for his stepdaughters. Lesley wants to leave money for a cat refuge centre, while David favours giving more to his sons from a previous marriage. Cue a predictable onslaught of televised conflict. With Sir Gerry prodding them along, the couples talk to a lawyer, who explains a bewildering array of legal options and eventualities.

One partner in each couple is being a touch unreasonable, which becomes screamingly obvious after about five minutes’ viewing. It is not hard to see why people prefer to sweep these issues under the carpet. Those looking for reality TV-style theatrics and arguments between relatives will be disappointed, though some parts of this programme seem in slightly bad taste, such as when Robinson appears to try to provoke arguments between the couples. JH

Live International Twenty20 Cricket: Australia v England

Sky Sports 1/SSHD1, 8.00am

From the slow-burning excitement of the 3-1 Test series victory, England’s tour Down Under has now switched to the shortest form of the game. Luckily the change doesn’t seem to have blunted their instincts; or at least it didn’t on Wednesday, when debutant Chris Woakes (above) hit the winning runs off the final ball to ensure England won their eighth Twenty20 game in a row, a world record. Captain Paul Collingwood will be hoping for more of the same in this second Twenty20 match at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. EC

Blithe Spirit (1945, b/w)

Channel 4, 10.10am

Noël Coward fell out with David Lean over this adaptation of his 1941 play but it’s hard to see why. It retains all the original’s wit and both Rex Harrison and Margaret Rutherford give sparkling performances. Harrison plays a novelist whose dead wife is accidentally summoned in a séance. CM

The Pawn King

Channel 4, 7.30pm

This short documentary looks at the rise of Borro.com, a pawnbroker founded by Paul Aitken just over two years ago. His firm loans money at eye-watering interest rates and takes valuable assets like jewellery, watches, sports cars and art work as collateral for the loan. Exploitative? Probably; but then none of the customers who are interviewed for this programme are that impoverished. Silly and impatient yes, but they can still afford to own diamond jewellery. JH

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein

BBC Two, 8.30pm

If any gardeners out there are feeling bereft amid the snow and ice of this winter, and hankering for the sensation of soil under their fingernails, fear not. In this episode, it is springtime in Carol Klein’s north Devon garden, and she is busy getting rid of dead or decaying foliage and planting for the new growing season, ably assisted at times by her husband, Neil, and other helpers. JH

Hustle

BBC One, 9.00pm

In this instalment of the drama about con artists, the villains target loan-shark Georgina Althorp (Angela Griffin), who has been making life difficult for Joe Ryan (Joe Armstrong) – an old flame of Emma’s (Kelly Adams). The hustlers discover that despite her many financial achievements and her ruthless exterior, Georgina is insecure about her working-class background, and wants nothing more than to be accepted by those who were born above her on the social ladder. So the hustlers set up a trap, involving the lure of a title and a castle, to exploit her insecurities. JH

The Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

BBC Four, 9.00pm

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a flamboyant African-American gospel singer and guitarist, isn’t a name you’d normally associate with rock music and yet, it’s claimed, she significantly influenced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Little Richard. This rewarding film looks back at the career of Tharpe, who was born in 1915 in Arkansas. She began as a church singer and then, in her twenties and with her newly electrified guitar, went into showbusiness and influenced a generation. SH

Heston’s Fishy Feast

Channel 4, 9.00pm

With stocks of our favourite fish dwindling around the world, now may not appear to be an opportune moment for Heston Blumenthal to get us all interested in seafood. But Blumenthal’s looking for unused substitutes for old favourites like cod and salmon, in an effort to create a sustainable fish menu. Tonight, the maverick chef capers around Iceland and Scotland in search of alternative ingredients for his recipes, with celebrity guests Jonathan Ross, Ronnie Ancona, Morwenna Banks and Ray Mears sampling the results. JH

Comedy Rocks

ITV1, 9.00pm

Having left The One Show in a storm of tabloid publicity about his private life (and texting habits), Jason Manford returns to our screens with this new comedy-music show. Tonight, Manford welcomes a mix of new and established faces, including stand-ups Micky Flanagan and Russell Kane. CG

The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)

More4, 9.00pm

Anthony Minghella’s glossy adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel is an engaging, if slightly hollow, noir thriller. New York wannabe Tom Ripley’s (Matt Damon) life changes after he’s sent to haul an errant playboy (an excellent Jude Law) home from Italy. SD

True Blood

FX, 10.00pm

Back for more supernatural creepiness, HBO’s highest-rated drama since The Sopranos might be an acquired taste but with its liberal amounts of blood, sex and emotion you can see why it’s popular. Camp, funny, peculiar and with the shape-shifting vampires displaying ever-more crazy powers, season three picks up where the last series left us, with the passionate Bill (Stephen Moyer) abducted while proposing to Sookie (Anna Paquin). You’d think by now she’d have realised her love for a vampire can end only in tears. SH

The Graham Norton Show

BBC One, 10.35pm

The camp comedian is joined by Telegraph columnist and retail guru Mary Portas and actors Matt LeBlanc and Donald Sutherland. CG

Starship Troopers (1997)

BBC One, 11.30pm; not NI; Wales, 12.00midnight

In the distant future, a group of American high-school friends join the armed forces to do intergalactic war with some malicious insectoid aliens. Director Paul Verhoeven deftly underpins it all with wicked satirical verve and a no-nonsense approach to the action scenes. EC

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2009)

Sky Movies Premiere, 12.00midnight

Andy Serkis is a dynamo as punk hero Ian Dury. His truculent rule over the ever-evolving Blockheads is rendered in restless, head-banging style, with interspersed flashbacks to his grim childhood in a kind of borstal for the disabled. Serkis’s freaky charisma keeps you watching. TR

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SATURDAY 15 JANUARY

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Pete Postlethwaite: a Tribute

BBC Two, 7.30pm

This celebration of craggy character actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died a fortnight ago from cancer at the age of 64, starts with his roots in working-class Warrington, where he nearly became a priest. We see how he first found acclaim on the stage: he was a stalwart of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, winning plaudits as Prospero and touring extensively as King Lear. On TV, he excelled in Martin Chuzzlewit, Sharpe and Criminal Justice.

Yet we probably know him best from the silver screen. He found a young generation of fans with memorable roles in a pair of Nineties cult classics: Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and twisty thriller The Usual Suspects. He was best known, though, for his father figures in the Brit flicks Distant Voices Still Lives, Brassed Off and In the Name of the Father, the latter earning him an Oscar nomination. All three of these characters face death with dignity, making Postlethwaite’s own demise all the more poignant. He’s remembered by critics, fans and colleagues from the acting world. MH

El Cid (1961)

BBC Two, 12.35pm

Charlton Heston stars as the 11th-century warrior who fought in Spain at the time of its occupation by the Moors. Director Anthony Mann, known at the time as a genre director, but later revered by cineastes for exactly those westerns and crime films, casts him as a tormented hero in this three-hour epic that mixes spectacular sets with extreme passions – not least between El Cid and the beautiful Chimene (Sophia Loren). CH

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

ITV1, 3.30pm

This second prequel is as bad as the first, albeit in a different way. Whereas The Phantom Menace was punishingly dull, this is just silly: tiny Yoda duels with Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). The plot is about the coming-of-age of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen – too puny for a future Darth Vader). MD

The Magicians

BBC One, 7.00pm

The Lenny Henry-fronted magic show continues its bid to restore conjuring to prime time – something of a trend in television at the moment, with the recent specials from Derren Brown and Penn & Teller. This week, illusionist Luis de Matos is joined by jowly TV veteran Chris Tarrant, close-up trickster Chris Korn is partnered by former EastEnders actress Samantha Womack and Scots duo Barry and Stuart are kept company by genial comedian Stephen K Amos. The tricks are often impressive but the “celebrity” element seems clumsily tacked-on at times, while the whole thing would be more tolerable if it wasn’t so noisy and lit like a naff nightclub. MH

Primeval

ITV1, 7.00pm

More dinosaur chasing with the suspiciously attractive and youthful scientists. A school detention class is thrown into disarray when the teacher is killed by a deadly therocephalian. As the pupils run riot, the carnivorous creature stalks the school corridors seeking another snack. The Anomaly Research Centre team must get past the building’s central locking system and utilise the school science lab to fight the danger. MH

Dispatches: Fish Unwrapped

Channel 4, 7.05pm

As part of the channel’s Big Fish Fight season championing sustainable seafood, Alex Thomson from Channel 4 News investigates the fish sold on our high streets. After undercover reporting, secret filming and DNA testing, he uncovers some disturbing claims: one supermarket, he says, is misleading consumers about the sustainability of its cod, some fish sold as fresh may be nine months old and prawns are injected with a dirty bulking liquid to increase weight and profit. Be warned: it's not ideal viewing to accompany a fish supper. MH

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Channel 4, 8.00pm

An enjoyable, catty look at the world of fashion journalism. Meryl Streep relishes the rare break from being cast as a navel-gazing misery-guts to grab the role of preening, perfectionist editor of Runway (a thinly veiled Vogue) by both shoulder pads. But Anne Hathaway is sappy as the junior assistant without a dress sense who beats Streep at her own game. SD

La Boheme

Sky Arts 2/SA2HD, 8.00pm

In John Copley’s witty 2009 Royal Opera House revival of Puccini’s tragedy, tenor Teodor Ilincai and soprano Hibla Gerzmava star as the poor poet and the terminally ill seamstress who fall in love in 1830s Paris. The bustling streets, humble garrets, raucous café scenes and glittering snow scenes are brilliantly brought to life, while conductor Andris Nelsons, director of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, makes a remarkable Covent Garden debut with his exuberant interpretation of Puccini’s score. MH

Iggy Pop: Lust for Life

Sky Arts 1/SA1HD, 9.00pm

The UK premiere for this 1986 German film about the ever-fascinating godfather of punk. Iggy Pop’s band, the Stooges, were performing punk a decade before the Sex Pistols. The sinewy, wild-eyed front man was a dangerously flamboyant stage presence, indulging in nudity and self-mutilation and inventing the stage-dive. Among the interviewees are Stooges guitarist “Reverend” Ron Asheton, who has sadly since died. He talks about how the band was broken up by heroin. It’s followed at 10.05pm by a recording of Pop playing live. MH

British Comedy Awards: the Nominations

Channel 4, 10.05pm

Channel 4 is rather pleased with itself for poaching comedy’s annual awards bash from ITV and this show launches its week-long build-up to next Saturday’s live event. It reveals the nominees, rewinds last year’s best comedy clips and includes interviews with Miranda Hart, the cast of The Inbetweeners, Frank Skinner and Graham Norton. MH

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

ITV1, 10.15pm; not STV

Adam Sandler and Kevin James star in this farce which is filled with crude jokes and has Jessica Biel in her underwear. Sandler and James are heterosexual firemen who get married to each other to ensure that the widowed James’s children receive his pension benefits. The “funny” insults and clichés follow. CM

Goodbye Solo (2008)

BBC Two, 11.45pm; not Scot

An unassuming but affecting story about the friendship between a Senegalese taxi driver and an old white man on the lonely roads of North Carolina. Solo is pursuing the American dream for his young family; hard-baked William, abandoned by his relatives, has already seen his version of it vanish. Goodbye Solo deserved its many festival plaudits.

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SUNDAY 16 JANUARY

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait

Channel 4, 9.00pm

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumenthal have already contributed to Channel 4’s Big Fish Fight season championing sustainable fishing, so it is somewhat inevitable that the media-focused Gordon Ramsay should come swimming along in their wake. Not content with the domestic small fry, though, chef Ramsay opts to focus on the embattled top predator of the seas, the shark – which is threatened by an unprecedented demand for shark fin soup.

It’s a serious problem, which has caused shark populations in some parts of the world to decline by 90 per cent in just 10 years, and Ramsay’s investigation into this wasteful and cruel trade is certainly eye-opening. He travels to two of the shark fishing capitals of the world – Taiwan and Costa Rica – and finds an industry swathed in secrecy and paranoia. It’s impossible not to sympathise with the

plight of these magnificent creatures. That said, with no context or alternative opinion on offer there’s an air of the freshly converted zealot to Ramsay’s film that doesn’t always help his argument. One can’t help feeling that his point might be better made were he to resist indulging in bluster and hyperbole quite so often. GO

Legally Blonde (2001)

BBC Two, 5.30pm; not Scot

It may lack the singing and dancing of the West End musical based upon it, but the dialogue in the original film is fabulously sharp-edged. Reese Witherspoon stars as Elle Woods, a spoilt rich girl and sorority queen who dreams of getting married. When her man dumps her, however, she defies the sceptics to become a whizz law student. SD

Dancing on Ice

ITV1, 6.35pm

Week two, and in the second of the preliminary rounds eight more celebrity contestants wobble out on the ice and seek desperately to avoid being culled before the real competition begins; only 12 go through to the next round from the initial 16. As ever, star mentors Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are rinkside to support their trainees, while Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby present the show. The skate-off to decide who goes follows at 9.30pm. GO

The TV Book Club

More4, 7.50pm

Back for another series and certainly easier than joining the book club down the road, because you don’t have to have read the book beforehand. The panel of celebrity judges features Jo Brand and Dave Spikey and this week they’re joined by Adrian Edmondson and Meera Syal. Each week they’ll review a different book and tonight it’s Emma Donoghue’s Room, the Booker-shortlisted novel about a five-year-old boy and his mother who spend all their time in a locked room. SH

Lark Rise to Candleford

BBC One, 8.00pm

Emotions run high when newspaper editor Daniel Parish (Ben Aldridge) announces that he’s running a poetry competition. True to form, the carping and backbiting start instantly, with virtually everyone seeking to influence the outcome by means other then literary prowess. Elsewhere, Queenie (Linda Bassett) struggles with modernity as industrially produced lace threatens her livelihood, and postmistress Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha) makes an uncomfortable discovery about her love interest, the widower Gabriel Cochrane (Richard Harrington). GO

Zen

BBC One, 9.00pm

Another magnificently scenic adventure as one of Michael Dibdin’s best crime novels, Ratking, is adapted. Once again Rufus Sewell is laconically engaging as Italian detective Aurelio Zen, here given a poisoned chalice by his politically minded superiors when a rich industrialist is kidnapped and his lawyer murdered during an illegal attempt to hand over ransom money. As ever, Zen encounters corruption and chicanery at every turn. But it is his ability to placidly negotiate the Italian officialdom – as well as the sheer brio of these adaptations – that make his adventures so enjoyable. GO

Among Giants (1998)

BBC Four, 9.00pm

The late Pete Postlethwaite brings his craggy warmth to the role of a man who takes on a job to paint 15 miles of pylons around Sheffield in this offbeat romantic comedy scripted by The Full Monty’s Simon Beaufoy. The arrival of a young Australian hitchhiker (Rachel Griffiths) is the cue for some unlikely events that sees the pair become lovers. Postlethwaite and Griffiths are very watchable, the scenery is great, but it never quite rings true. CH

Comic’s Choice: Alan Davies

Channel 4, 10.00pm

As The British Comedy Awards gets a revamp and moves to Channel 4 from ITV, Bill Bailey presents five companion shows in the week running up to the big event, on Saturday. In each he interviews a top British comedian about their comic likes and dislikes. First it’s Alan Davies, with Lee Mack, Jo Brand, Jessica Hynes and Sean Lock to follow on consecutive nights. GO

Le Diner de Cons (1998)

BBC Four, 10.30pm

This French comedy suffered a terrible Hollywood remake; all the more reason to revisit the original. A wealthy editor organises a dinner to which each of his guests must bring the most stupid person they can find. He thinks he’s struck gold with the imbecilic Francois (Jacques Villeret), but underestimates the chaotic effect of inviting the man into his life.

The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1995)

Film4, 11.15pm

American stand-up comedian Janeane Garofalo stars in this delightful romcom as a witty vet and radio show host who, when a charming caller (Nineties Brit heart-throb Ben Chaplin) asks to meet her, finds her self-esteem falters and asks her stunning – but airheaded – friend (Uma Thurman) to impersonate her instead. It follows the standard romcom formula but Garofalo is adorable in the lead role.

Golden Globes Live

Sky Movies Premiere/SMPHD, 1.00am

Often a truer judge of a deserving movie than the overblown Oscars, the Globes offers up a decent clutch of films from 2010 with The King’s Speech and The Social Network leading the way. Among the acting awards there are Colin Firth for The King’s Speech, James Franco for 127 Hours, Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone, while Christopher Nolan is up for best director and best screenplay for Inception. The great (just forget his recent output) Robert De Niro will pick up the award for outstanding contribution to cinema. SH

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MONDAY 17 JANUARY

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Horizon: What Is Reality?

BBC Two, 9.00pm

The title of this week’s film What Is Reality? was, for centuries, more a philosophical question than a scientific one. But for decades now unpicking the fundamental make-up of the universe has been the ultimate goal of some of the finest – and weirdest – minds in physics. It’s a search that stretches from the outer reaches of the cosmos to deep inside the atom, and includes an array of fascinating ideas: for example, that we may all be part of a vast cosmic hologram, and that everything existsin an infinity of parallel worlds.

Tonight’s film starts with the question “What is reality made of?”, focusing on the fundamental building blocks of matter and how particle physics is racing to ever more basic units of sub-atomic matter via such machines as the Large Hadron Collider. But even that complex science looks straightforward when compared with recent developments in quantum theory, which seem to suggest that the smallest particles of reality can be in multiple places at once – impossible behaviour that has led at least one leading physicist to conclude that you can’t prove anything exists in reality outside our measurement of it. And even that isn’t the strangest of ideas on offer. It’s all explained rather well, by physicists including Austrian professor Anton Zeilinger (left), and there are some captivating visuals, but be warned: by watching this, you risk never seeing reality in quite the same way again. GO

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals

Channel 4, 5.30pm

A second run for Jamie Oliver’s successful series of quick dinners. Steak stir-fry is on tonight’s menu. RW

Birth of Britain

Channel 4, 8.00pm

Previously aired on National Geographic, this three-part geological history of the British Isles is well worth a look. Tony Robinson is a terrific guide to how the landscape we know today was formed. Herehe looks at how volcanic and tectonic forces crunched Scotland and England together from separate landmasses originally formed hundreds of miles apart. GO

Panorama: Britain’s Missing Dads

BBC One, 8.30pm

Following a review into poverty for the Government, Labour MP Frank Field identified an increasing number of fathers who play little part in their offspring’s lives. Reporter Declan Lawn is given access to a ground-breaking project in south London as he investigates why some men lose contact with their children. RW

Silent Witness

BBC One, 9.00pm

Afghanistan, and the long-term trauma suffered by soldiers serving there, is the focus of the latest two-part mystery. When a body is found in a river, Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) is more concerned that the dead woman has recently given birth than with evidence that she appears to have been dead before entering the water. But when Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward) examines a suicide at an Army barracks, it appears as if the two cases are linked. Continues tomorrow. GO

Glee

E4, 9.00pm

Last week’s second series opener gave E4 its highest ratings for Glee so far: it was watched by 1.6 million. It may well achieve the same tonight when the American high-school musical drama welcomes guest star Britney Spears. This eagerly awaited tribute follows on from the fêted appearances of stars such as Lady Gaga and Madonna. Brittany (Heather Morris) has fantasies about Britney Spears, in which the singer takes the starring role, when she hallucinates under anaesthetic at the dentist’s. RW

Beetlejuice (1988)

Fiver, 9.00pm

There are two sides to Michael Keaton: the dark, brooding Batman, and the manic, surprisingly layered comic in this Tim Burton film. As a con-artist ghost, Keaton’s Beetlejuice aims to help two other ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare the new residents out of their old house. But he then falls for lovely goth Lydia (Winona Ryder). MW

Obama’s White House

National Geographic/NGHD, 9.00pm

President Obama says he and his official photographer Pete Souza are like “an old couple”. For this documentary, Souza captures the president in his daily life, hosting state dinners, playing with his dog and so on. Hillary Clinton’s State Department follows at 10.00pm. SH

Episodes

BBC Two, 10.00pm; not N Ireland

Week two of the sitcom about two British scriptwriters who go to America to remake their TV series, only to find that clueless US studio executives seem hellbent on making a mess of it. Tonight, Beverly (Tamsin Greig) meets the former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc (playing himself) at a dinner party, and is pleasantly surprised by how charming he is – but it’s not long before animosity rises to the surface. GO

The Book of Eli (2009)

Sky Movies Premiere, 10.00pm

Another moody post-apocalyptic yarn, this time from the Hughes brothers (From Hell, see Thursday). Lone wanderer Eli (Denzel Washington) trudges across the scorched, desolate American landscape trying to protect a sacred book that holds the secret to saving mankind; Gary Oldman is his nemesis. A watchable, pedestrian film with some stylish imagery.

Storyville: Pablo’s Hippos

BBC Four, 10.30pm

The oddest legacy of the drugs empire of cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar, who died in 1993, is surely his collection of hippopotamuses, which still roam untamed at his now ruined former estate, Hacienda Napoles in Colombia. Antonio Von Hildebrand’s imaginative documentary finds absurdity and tragedy in telling Escobar’s story as he blends interviews, archive footage and witty animation. In the late Seventies, Escobar had two hippos flown illegally into the country, but the two have now multiplied to 30 and no one knows what to do with them. Escobar’s tale has been told many times but never with so much ingenuity. SH

Synecdoche, New York (2009)

Film4, 10.55pm

An ambitious directorial debut from Charlie Kaufman (screenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – see Thurs). Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as a director who gathers a cast in a Manhattan warehouse in an attempt to re-enact his life, but the line between reality and artifice soon blurs. A sad and surreal cerebral trip about the meaning of life. RW

Little Big Man (1970)

TCM, 11.20pm

Dustin Hoffman gives an engaging performance in this witty Western which recounts how the West was really won from the point of view of a 121-year-old white man (Hoffman), who was raised as a Native American, and says he witnessed Custer’s last stand. The film chimed with US audiences at the time, as its message seemed relevant to the war in Vietnam. CM

Piers Morgan Tonight

CNN, 2.00am

Piers Morgan, the replacement of retiring talk-show host Larry King, makes his debut. For this first episode he will interview Oprah Winfrey. If this is too late for you to stay up and you don’t want to set your recording device then the programme is repeated on CNN tomorrow night at 8.00pm. RW

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Telegraph previewers: Anne Billson, Ed Cumming, Toby Dantzic, Serena Davies, Michael Deacon, Catherine Gee, Chris Harvey, Michael Hogan, Simon Horsford, Lucy Jones, Clive Morgan, Pete Naughton, Andrew Pettie, Ceri Radford, Sam Richards, Tim Robey, Patrick Smith and Rachel Ward

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