Brendel in Performance (12.05 BBC2). Alfred Brendel playing Schubert, Haydn and Mozart.
» Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (12.05 C4). Fourth of Kevin Warwick’s five lectures on robotics.
Mozart in Turkey (2.40 BBC2). Directed by Elijah Moshinsky, a version of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail , filmed in Isanbul’s Topkapi Palace and with documentary inserts about the background to the production.
The Message (4.30 R4). Do the media value curiosity more than academics? Richard Howells, communications lecturer at Leeds University, thinks so. Also involved in discussion are novelist Val McDermid, Gerald Hammond (Manchester University) and Paula Betteridge (Salford University).
Mysteries of Easter Island (6.00 History Channel). Those statues – see also the re-run of David Attenborough’s programme on the subject next Thursday .
Belief (7.00 R3). Joan Bakewell interviews physicist Paul Davies.
» Life Story (8.05 World Service, repeated Sat 2.05 am). Martin Redfern on new fossil finds of feathered dinosaurs in China. (Last in series.) Listen to » Life Story online.
Looking for Richard (11.20 BBC2). Al Pacino’s documentary on what to make of Richard III .