Byline: TV previews by ROBIN WIGGS
TENNIS: ABN AMRO TOURNAMENT, 10am, Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm, Sky Sports 2
AFTER the excitement of the Australian Open, the ATP Tour settles back down. Outside of the Grand Slams, this year's Tour competitions have been split into subdivisions called the Masters 1000 series, the 500 series and the 250 series. This tournament in the Netherlands is from the 500 series, making it one of the more prestigious of the lower-level events. World number one Rafael Nadal and Britain's Andy Murray will be in attendance in what should be a high-quality event.
GOLF: MALAYSIAN OPEN, noon, Sky Sports 3
THE European Tour continues its international winter travels with this tournament in Kuala Lumpur. Arjun Atwal has an excellent record in this competition -- the Indian was victorious at the Saujana Golf & Country Club last year and in 2003.
FILM: AUNTIE MAME, 3pm, TCM
'LIFE is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!' Rosalind Russell is old dame Mame -- the gregarious aunt of young Patrick, left to raise him after her brother's death and determined to see that he doesn't live an ordinary life -- reprising her role from the original Broadway production with suitable gusto.
ALISON KRAUSS: A HUNDRED MILES OR MORE, 8.30pm, BBC4
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WHILE the production values of this TV special aren't superb, Alison Krauss's voice is such a thing of beauty it's impossible to go too far wrong. Here, the bluegrass singer (familiar to many from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack) performs a selection from her album A Hundred Miles Or More, backed by Union Station and recorded in Nashville.
VULCAN BOMBER: RETURN TO THE SKIES, 9pm, Military History
THE deltawing RAF bomber was intended as the carrier of Britain's nuclear deterrent -- it never deployed its payload, although the Vulcan executed raids on Argentinian radar installations and airfields during the Falklands conflict. While it was retired from service in 1984, the Vulcan (pictured) remains a popular aircraft and a public effort to restore it to flight status is under way -- this programme follows the rebuilding process.
THE LOST LIBRARIES OF TIMBUKTU, 9pm, BBC4
AMINATTA FORNA hosts this most interesting delve into the history of Timbuktu, the West African city that was a great seat of learning between the 13th and 16th centuries. …