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THE FULL MONTY garnered more column-inches - to say nothing of more money at the box office - but in many ways Mark Herman's Brassed Off (8pm FilmFour) is the more substantial film. It brings real bite to the issue of what happens to whole communities when their main industry is closed down. The Full Monty men turn to stripping, while the former miners find solace in their brass band. Among many strong performers Stephen Tompkinson stands out as the ex-pitman forced to dress up as a clown in an attempt to make ends meet.

"Volcano of Death," this week's Great Escapes (8pm Discovery), focuses on the six-man British expedition in 1976 to scale Mount Sangay in Ecuador, thought to be the most threatening volcano in the world.