Portrait of the veteran Irish singer who became as famous for his sweaters and faithful rocking chair as his easy-listening style. Surviving the revolutionary 1960s, IRA campaigns and changing musical styles, he was to become a familiar face on Saturday night TV. Featuring interviews with Rolf Harris, John Williams, Gerry Anderson, Gloria Hunniford and the entertainer himself.
Narrated by Father Ted's Pauline McLynn.
Three mathematicians pit their wits against the Cambridge Quiz Society to make connections between things that initially do not appear to be linked. Victoria Coren presents the first semi-final of the quiz show.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.30pm
When a riding pupil finds a stable owner dead in his barn, Wallander is initially at a loss for suspects - the victim had no friends, no social life and seemingly no enemies. However, a little digging reveals a complicated and sinister story. Starring Krister Henriksson and Johanna Sallstrom. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Repeated on Thursday at 10pm
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