Daily TV & radio guide - Sunday

January 14, 2001

Two Thousand Years (11.30 am ITV). The sixth century of Christianity (revised repeat).
» Music Matters (12.15 R3). With items on Northern Ireland’s Sonic Arts Research Centre, and Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra.
Seeking the Soul: The Music of Alfred Schnittke (from 2.00 R3). The Schittke weekend continues with three live concerts, at 2.00, 4.30 and 8.00, the last of which includes his Faust Cantata . Three interval features with Gerard McBurney include one (at 5.15) examining Schnittke’s music for a variety of Soviet films. (There’s a final concert on Monday at 7.30.)
Fairy-tale Economics (5.40 R4). Cinderella as a parable of consumerism, with economist Bridget Rosewell.
» Time Team (6.00 C4). A moated castle in Northamptonshire investigated by the pop archaeologists … (Meanwhile repeats of the fifth series – this is number eight – are going out on weekdays at 12 midnight on the Discovery Channel).
Performing Verdi (6.30 R3). Edward Downes discusses Aida .
Victoria’s Empire: Engines of Change (7.00 History Channel). Series about Queen Victoria’s reign starts with the rise of the industries that produced railways, ships and guns – and thus facilitated imperial dominance.
» Sunday Feature : Turner – The Eye of the Storm (7.15 R3). Marking the 150th anniversary of the painter’s death, Susan Marling’s feature concentrates on Turner’s landscapes. With Eric Shanes and James Hamilton.
YR. 1: A Snapshot of Britain in the 21st Century (8.00 C4). Launch of a photography competition aiming to find “the defining image of Britain at the start of the new millennium”.
Gulf War (8.00 Discovery Channel). Three hours of news footage and recollection, ten years after the events of January-February 1991.
Hitler’s Henchmen: Bormann (8.00 C5). Final documentary in the German-made series profiles “the most mysterious man in the Third Reich” (and convincingly shows that he really did die in 1945).
The World at War (8.10 BBC2). Re-runs of Jeremy Isaacs’s famous documentary series about the Second World War begin here. It was originally shown in 1973-4 in 26 parts on ITV; Isaacs’s more recent series, The Cold War , only ran to 24 episodes.
» Sunday Play : The Ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca (10.00 R3). Peter Straughan’s play about the Spanish poet combines tragedy, surrealism, humour and naturalism, and includes parts for Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel.
It’s A Nation Thing (10.45 R4). Patrick Hannan on controversies at Wales’s National Assembly and their likely impact on middle England.
Storyville: The Sweetest Sound (11.20 BBC2). American Alan Berliner goes in search of other people with his name. (He should try living in Cardiff with a name like John Davies).

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