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JONATHAN PRYCE may not be a Hollywood megastar, but he has nevertheless turned in some marvellous screen performances in such offbeat films as Brazil and Ploughman's Lunch. He delivers an equally fine display in Carrington (11.40pm FilmFour), Christopher Hampton's moving account of the intense but unrequited love between the author Lytton Strachey (Pryce) and the painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson, right). The director successfully conjures up the period detail, while the supporting cast features Steven Waddington, Penelope Wilton. Rufus Sewell and Samuel West.

If a poll were taken, no doubt many people's favourite ballet would be Swan Lake (3pm and 9pm Performance). The cultured production screened tonight features the talented Yulia Makhalina in the role of Odette/Odile.