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MICHAEL HASTINGS, of Tom and Viv fame, has written The Lost Explorer (9pm R4). It's set in the US and South America around 1950: Brian Fawcett makes a living lecturing about his father, who disappeared in the Brazilian jungle while searching for a lost city. Nicholas Le Prevost plays Fawcett while Lorelei King is the American woman who falls in love with him, and sets about rescuing him from his delusions about his father; Stacy Keach (right) plays Fawcett's agent. Cardboard psychology and some fairly implausible circumstances bulk it out; underneath, the play is skinny but kind of cute.

A seasonal Performance on 3 (7.30pm R3) has settings of In Dulci Jubilo and lots of German Baroquerie.

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