Myths surrounding one of the world's most popular yet most misunderstood artists are investigated by Waldemar Januszczak. The art critic and broadcaster traces the amazing life of French impressionist Paul Gauguin, from his childhood in Peru to his final years in the South Pacific.
New series The relationship between political and military power in Israel is explored in three parts. The first focuses on Moshe Dayan, who set the pace for Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
More at 9pm tomorrow. See also The Talk Show with Jonathan Freedland on Thursday at 9pm
*** A free-spirited Hanoi waitress grows close to her brother while waiting for love, in Anh Hung Tran's drama from 2000. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. The director's Cycle is tomorrow, 10pm
Technology and tradition combine in the work of visual artist Bill Viola - the first contemporary artist to have a dedicated show at the National Gallery. This follows his work over two years.