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The Great Offices of State | Wallander | Paul Merton Looks At Alfred Hitchcock | Enid | Wonders of the Solar System and more

Saturday 27 March

The Great Offices Of State

7.30pm, BBC2

Tonight's episode wanders the hilariously grand corridors of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office where Michael Cockerell meets the present incumbent, David Miliband, and several of his predecessors. The most illuminating interviews, however, are with the civil servants who work there in (usually) opaque silence. Cockerell concentrates on the Fco's role in the modern era, from the 1956 Suez debacle onwards. Ripping yarns, brilliantly told.

Wallander

9pm, BBC4

While it's not as slick as the Kenneth Branagh version, there's still much to recommend Swedish TV's take on Henning Mankell's plod; supposing, of course, that you don't mind your 'tecs pitched somewhere between philosophical and outright glum. A new series of 13 adventures begins with Wallander having bought a house by the sea, an ambition
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