PINK FLOYD: LIVE AT POMPEII Today, Sky Arts, 10.15pm
IT goes without saying that the music from this 1972 concert is almost universally awful. But it is still worth a look for the brilliant shots of Pompeii, the ancient city in southern Italy destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79AD. Probably best enjoyed with the volume switched off.
SPYING ON THE ROYALS Today, More 4, 10.25pm
AT the end of a week when Prince Harry and his bride visited Ireland, it’s perfect timing for a documentary about the royals and a US divorcée. This two-part special ‘blows the lid on one of Britain’s most controversial espionage operations’, which centred on Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, inset above.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: THE MANWHO BUILT AMERICA Tomorrow, BBC4, 10pm
I THINK I am right in saying Frank Lloyd Wright is the only architect to have a song named after him on a best-selling album. (So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright is on Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.) Wright’s many credits include the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Chicago’s Abraham Lincoln Center. But this hour-long special also looks at his personal life, including the 1914 massacre when a servant murdered Wright’s lover, her two children from a previous marriage and four others at the family home.
MARK KERMODE’S SECRETS OF THE CINEMA Tuesday, BBC4, 9pm
ACCORDING to the programme blurb, this five-part series presented by Kermode, left, is ‘a fresh and personal look at the art of cinema by examining the techniques and conventions behind some classic genres’. The genres in question are heist movies, horror, coming-of-age stories, science fiction and – for this opener – romcoms.