TV ShowsDecember 29 The Secret World of Emily Brontë Channel 4, 6.05pm Emily Brontë was just 30 years old when she died 200 years ago, having completed just one novel. It turned out to be a special one, because although Wuthering Heights was indifferently reviewed on its release, its insights into the insanity of romantic love have made it an enduring classic. Actress Lily Cole looks at Brontë’s strange life. December 30 Phil Lynott: Scéalta on Old Town RTÉ ONE, 7.30pm In his evocative 1982 video for his hit single Old Town, Phil Lynott strolled around Grafton Street, sat in The Long Hall, paused at the Ha’penny Bridge, and played the trumpet in Herbert Park. It was an affectionate tribute to his home city, and in this documentary many of those involved remember how it was made. Cities: Nature’s New Wild BBC2, 9pm Though environmentalists bemoan the growing global urban sprawl, some animals are adapting to these new surroundings better than anyone could have imagined. In this beautifully photographed three-part series, we watch humpback whales breaching in Hudson Bay, megabats flocking in the skies above Adelaide, and African penguins nesting in Cape Town. Les Misérables BBC1, 9pm In this six-part… Read full this story
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