Seeking the Soul: The Music of Alfred Schnittke (from 6.00 R3). The start of a whole weekend – performance, recollection, discussion – devoted to the great Russian-German composer Schnittke, who died in 1998.
Lost Worlds: Looking for One Beginning (9.00 National Geographic). John Romer archaeology-history series continues.
Timewatch: The Empire State Story (9.00 BBC2; Monday 7.10 in Wales). Jonathan Gili, whose last Timewatch film was the excellent Tales of the Eiffel Tower in November 1999, explores the history of another iconic structure, with archive footage, publicity films and recollections from construction workers and others.
Some Liked It Hot (10.00 ITV). Second of two Steve Humphries documentaries on the history of the British holiday.
Shiver: Bodies on Ice (10.35 National Geographic). Cryogenics explored.