Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen and Milkmen 9pm, BBC Two
Alovely profile of one of the greatest writer-illustrators Britain has produced. Now 84, and slightly grumpy, Raymond Briggs would deserve a statue in every town if only for having sat down with his pencils to produce The Snowman, but he also gave us the icky Fungus The Bogeyman, the devastating When The Wind Blows, and 1998’s magnificent Ethel & Ernest – based on his parents’ lives, it’s essentially the tale of Britain’s 20th century, as seen from within one beautifully ordinary love story. We hear about these and other books (including 1984’s Falklands parody, The Tin-Pot Foreign General And The Old Iron Woman) from Mr Briggs himself, along with animator Nick Park and cartoonists Posy Simmons and Steve Bell. Tune in early for 2016’s animated Ethel & Ernest adaptation (7.30pm). Bloody heartbreaking.