Michael Palin has been so wrapped up in finding new ways of circumnavigating the globe that in recent years we have seen too little of him acting. In 1983's The Missionary (10pm FilmFour), he delivers a winning performance as a clergyman ministering to prostitutes in turn-of-the-century London.
YOU CAN'T go far wrong with a cast of Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Ehle, Julianna Margulies and Elizabeth Spriggs - and director Bruce Beresford doesn't. In Paradise Road (8pm Sky Premier, right), a meticulously made and moving film, showing for the first time on satellite tonight, he captures the sense of camaraderie that builds up between women interned by the Japanese in 1942. To keep up their spirits, they start a choir. This work is far removed from Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy.