Screen Two: The Hour of the Pig (10pm BBC2) is supposed to be set in medieval Abbeville in Flanders, although the countryside looks distinctly Midi. Leslie Megahy's enjoyable film, which has already had a brief cinematic run, looks at the historical practice of trying animals in courts of law as if they were human. Not convinced? Then I'll just say two words: Colin Firth. Ol' Darcy-breeches plays an idealistic Parisian lawyer who has to defend a pig charged with murder.
The cultural highlights of the day are choreographer Mark Morris's adaptation of Henry Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas (3.15pm C4), a performance combining opera and dance. But if you like your dance pure, then there's a rare chance to catch the extraordinary French dancer Sylvie Guillem, in the imaginatively titled Sylvie Guillem (7.35pm BBC2). The point of this three- part series, which continues tomorrow, is for Guillem and a guest choreographer to try and make dance more televisual. In the first and best of the three, the Swedish choreographer Mats Ek helps Guillem explore the relationship between man and woman.Reuse content