Paul Gauguin finally joins Vincent in the yellow house in Arles, but their relationship soon begins to deteriorate in parallel with Vincent's mental health.
For details see Monday 28 December
Rptd at 12.30am
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Comedy drama by Paul Mendelson.
When struggling TV writer Pete finds himself staying in the same Italian villa as a cult movie director, he tries to sell his dog-eared screenplay as the true story of how he met his wife Julie. The fireworks begin when he press gangs Julie into pretending to be a psychotic Venezuelan ex-soap star - while he masquerades as her psychoanalyst.
Dowdy Bernice becomes a "society vampire" under guidance from her popular cousin Marjorie.
But when the new party girl begins to threaten her cousin's popularity, Marjorie lays a fiendish trap for her. Laurel Lefkow reads F Scott Fitzgerald's story.
For details see Tuesday 29 December
A flight from Sweden to Scotland proves a filming challenge for wildlife cameraman John Aitchison - an unusual trip that involved the toilet being removed to accommodate two moose who were his travelling companions.
For details see Monday 28 December (R)
Andy Zaltzman concludes his comic analysis of the millennium so far.
As the decade teeters on the edge of its own existence, he looks at the state of the planet and the people who live on it, and judges whether or not it is still fit for purpose.
With Rory Bremner, Bridget Christie, Lucy Montgomery and Kim Wall.
by Mike Stott.
Gil gets his Saturday gobstopper, and discovers why parents like Sunday school. Starring Alison Steadman, Kenneth Cranham and Bernard Hill.
For cast and details see Mon 28 Dec; Rptd from 10.45am
What makes a businessman turn gangsters into employees? Peter Day talks to Alberto Vollmer of the Santa Teresa Rum Company in Venezuela about how the theft of a security guard's gun led him to set up a project that has cut crime in his area by 40 per cent and has now become an integral part of this 200-year-old family business.
Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
The story of this year's swine flu epidemic from the point of view of the virus itself. A mixture of poetry and science reveals the devious route this strain of influenza has followed from its distant relative, the Spanish flu, into birds and pigs and back into humans around the world. What has the virus got to say for itself?
Written by Tove Jansson.
Katri takes action that changes the lives of Mats and Anna as well as her own.
For details see Monday 28 December
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