The heart of any true PG Wodehouse lover drops through his socks when TV takes on one of the beloved texts. Douglas Livingstone's adaptation of the Castle Blandings tale, Heavy Weather (8.45pm BBC1) is not murderous, blessed with a wonderfully relaxed performance by Peter O'Toole as the Earl of Emsworth. Here's a man, you feel, who might well have thrown food with the best of them at the Drones club. The story itself concerns a nephew, a show girl and a prize pig.
Less convincing is Helen Mirren as a plain Yorkshire housewife in The Hawk (10.20pm BBC2), David Hayman's otherwise fine Screen Two. She is supposed to experience a slow realisation that her husband may be a serial killer, but looks too intelligent for the part.
If the idea of Ken Russell's Treasure Island (7.30pm C4) has you rushing to join the turkey in the oven, fear not. This is a jaunty reading of Robert Louis Stevenson, complete with a female Long "Jane" Silver.Reuse content