Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2007, 8.30pm, ABC The 58th EMT comes to you from the incomparable setting of Edinburgh castle. Massed pipes and drums, the Dragoons, the Black Watch, men in skirts, pyrotechnics, even the Auckland Police band in their first visit, and the Queensland Pipe and Drum band, pictured. I’m fanatical about Scotland, having misspent my childhood there, but there is only so much bagpipe music a man can stand before it starts to sound like cattle dying. Drone on without me, ye bonnie pipes and drums. Hogfather, 8.30pm, Seven On the face of it, you’d have to wonder why this odd two- parter ( concluding tonight) wasn’t shown in children’s viewing hours. The action begins, for example, in the home of the tooth fairy, where fate rests in the hands of a bunch of wizards. Plans must be made, trolls must be fought, fairies must be rescued, yada yada. But Hogfather is not what it seems. In the first minutes, a man is visited by someone claiming to be his worst nightmare, a demon with one black eye and one patterned bluish- white one. The demon kills the man, stabs him to death for no apparent reason, in cold blood. I guess it’s for great big kids rather than little ones. But, really, why bother? Carols by Candlelight, 9pm, Nine See the Sidney Myer Music Bowl aglow with the faces of children enraptured. Then there’s the lantern- faced Ray Martin, hosting the 70th anniversary of the usual do, for his own 18th year.