Daily TV & radio guide - Sunday

December 10, 2000

Music Matters (12.15 R3). Music in the classroom, plus travelling folk singers.
Classic Serial (3.00 R4). Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass adapted by Hattie Naylor. Among the supporting actors are John Fortune and the great Ken Campbell.
Writing Poetry (4.30 R4). Narrative poetry, with Helen Dunmore, Glyn Maxwell and Andrew Motion, plus examples from The Ancient Mariner .
Bach Year (4.45 R3). Bach and the voice, including the question of how many voices to a part there should be in his choral works. » Bach year
The Sunday Feature: The Romantic Road (5.45 R3). Julian Evans on the literature of Austria's past - Freud, Musil, etc. - and its present. (Rather the same territory as Dennis Marks's Faultline , also on R3 earlier this autumn, where Musil was frequently invoked in an exploration of the Austro-Hungarian empire.) » Sunday Feature
The Natural World (6.40 BBC2). "Seychelles - Jewels of a Lost Continent"
Changing Stages (7.05 BBC2). Last in Richard Eyre's series on twentieth-century stage drama which despite its omissions has been a valuable compilation of filmed and taped performance. In this episode, Eyre argues that "in order to survive, theatre must be more intense  more intimate" and illustrates his thesis with work by Peter Brook, Robert Lepage, Tony Kushner as well as blockbuster musicals such as Les Miserables. » Changing stages
Sunday Play: A Fairly Honourable Defeat (7.30 R3). Iris Murdoch's novel adapted by James Friel, directed by Maria Aitken and with a starry cast that includes Anna Carteret, Julian Glover, Karl Johnson and Alex Jennings. » Sunday Play
Behold the Man (8.00 R2). Jesus the miracle worker - separating fact from fiction. » Behold the man
Hitler, the Private Man (8.00 C5). German-made documentary about the Nazi leader. » Hitler, the Private Man
Review (8.20 BBC2). Tom Paulin and Germaine Greer are among those choosing the year's cultural highlights.
Take A Girl Like You (9.05 BBC1). Final episode of Andrew Davies's Kingsley Amis adaptation.
Kanzi (10. 00 National Geographic). On the work of the Georgia State University Language Research Centre. The documentary is named after bonobos ape Kanzi, who, together with his sister Panbanisha, has changed some researchers' ideas on primate communication and linguistic skills.
The South Bank Show (10.45 ITV). Artists Shirin Neshat, Jemima Stehli and Marlene Dumas.
The Unknown Soldiers (11.50 ITV). Indian, African and West Indian veterans talk about fighting for the British empire "in various wars".
The Sky at Night (1.25 am BBC1). NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman on observing from space. » The Sky at Night

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