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Philip Glass Live from the Barbican

A recording of last year's UK premiere of three works by the American composer Philip Glass, from the Barbican Hall in London. Marin Alsop conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra and Glass's second and third symphonies.
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Toni Morrison talks to Kirsty Wark

Kirsty Wark talks to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison on the eve of the publication of her new novel Love.
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Rossetti: Sex, Drugs and Oil Paint

The passionate painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who reinvented the Victorian ideal of female beauty, is assessed by Andrew Graham-Dixon.
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Two Men In a Trench

New series 1/6.

Archaeologists Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver uncover the lost site in Essex of one of the Battle of Britain's most important air bases.
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Roy Lichtenstein - Pop Idol

A profile of the American Pop Artist, celebrated for his colourful cartoon images.
BBC Four

The Book Show

12/13.
Colm Toibin discusses The Master, his
Booker Prize-shortlisted novel about Henry James. Plus David Baddiel on digging into history.
BBC Four

John Cage Live at the Barbican

The BBC Symphony, under Lawrence Foster, plays work by Cage and his influences Copland, Ives, William Schuman and Henry Cowell. Featuring pianist Philip Meade. Broadcast on Radio 3 from 7.25pm.
BBC Four

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

Country singer Jim White takes a road trip through the rural white American South in in an Arena documentary.
Driving through a terrain of truck stops and churches, he finds a community fiercely holding on to their religious beliefs - the perpetual struggle between Satan and God.
BBC Four

Boulez at 80

The revolutionary composer and conductor Pierre Boulez celebrates his 80th birthday with a concert from the Barbican in which he conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Presented by Charles Hazlewood. New.
BBC Four

Proms on Four

Richard Hickox conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a new work by British composer Michael Berkeley , while soprano Susan Gritton sings four early songs by Benjamin Britten. Plus A London Symphony by Vaughan Williams. Richard Hickox and Michael Berkeley join Charles Hazlewood in the interval. BBC Radio 3 broadcasts the concert live from 7pm. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button
BBC Four

Death on the Staircase

1/4 A real-life murder investigation is laid out in compelling detail. Was the death in 2001 of novelist Michael Peterson's wife Kathleen an accident or a crime?
Directed by Oscar-winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.
Showing in the Storyville strand.
(Continues tomorrow at 9pm)

Death on the Staircase 9.00pm BBC4
This extraordinary real-life Murder One follows a three-month trial that gripped America. The makers were given access to the entire case, from scene-of-crime investigation right up to the verdict.
It begins with the death in 2001 of computer executive Kathleen Peterson at her North Carolina mansion, and the arrest of her novelist husband Michael. Prosecutors say he bludgeoned her to death; the defence insist she fell down the stairs.
The series, from Oscar-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, absorbs the minutiae of the case like a sponge. It puts you in the position of a juror, and as such ought to carry a warning, as the evidence is grisly.
And stretching out the sad tale over a series nearly six hours long is asking a lot of its audience. (Mark Braxton)
BBC Four

The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore discusses Saturn's moon Titan with Professor John Zarnecki.
Shown last night on BBC1
BBC Four

Philip and His Seven Wives

Marc Isaacs's eye-opening Storyville film explores the life of a Jewish antiques dealer from a small English seaside town who believes it is his Biblical birthright to take as many wives as he chooses.
BBC Four

More Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy

5/6. New. Victoria Wood discusses her struggle with stand-up comedy, and her early memories of Joyce Grenfell on stage.
BBC Four

Dawn French's More Boys Who Do: Comedy

New. John Cleese talks about his career from The Frost Report, through Monty Python and Fawlty Towers to his popularity today. See page 98.
BBC Four

Visions of the Future

New series. 1/3. Michio Kaku presents a look at the rise of artificial intelligence, explaining how creating robots with human-like intelligence may become possible. See panel. <s)
BBC Four

Ian Rankin Investigates: DrJekyll and Mr Hyde

New. Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , tracing the origin of its creation from Robert Louis Stevenson's nightmare in 1885 back to his childhood. See page 66.






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