Icemen (9.30pm BBC2) A wonderful mini-series with a real gift for storytelling - ripping yarns of foolhardy explorers battling for their lives around the North Pole and developing a taste for polar bear. "The Cold Front", the concluding film of the set, flashes back to the Cold War during which America and Russia hoarded missiles in the kind of place film- makers describe as "inhospitable".
Neville's Island (8.30pm ITV) A strong comic ensemble gather in a dark drama of a botched team-building weekend. Martin Clunes, Timothy Spall, Jeff Rawle and David Bamber (Eric Slatt from the splendid Chalk) play middle-managers stranded on an island and compelled to survive by their wits.
The Go-Between (12.05am BBC1) As one might expect, Harold Pinter proved the right man for the job, skilfully shaping LP Hartley's arid novel into a cinematically friendly analysis of class repression. Julie Christie is the daughter of affluent country folks who naively falls for farmer Alan Bates. Dominic Guard is the young letter-carrying intermediary, while Michael Redgrave plays his later incarnation, reflecting on how the experience blighted his life. In turn claustrophobic, beautiful and horribly English.Reuse content