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19th January 1996 at 00:00
Henry V: BBC2, Saturday, January 20, 2.00pm. Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's play, produced in 1988, is presented as part of the BBC's instant-nostalgia Eighties retrospective. Branagh starred and directed, with Emma Thompson, Richard Briers, Judi Dench and Robbie Coltrane.

Time Team: Channel 4, Sunday, January 21, 7.00pm. This history and archaeology series looks into the story of the Templars, the medieval religious order of knights who held great influence across Europe at the time of the crusades. This programme explores the area around Templecombe in Somerset, where in the 12th century the Templars held land and property, including a manor house which, in part, still stands.

Wired World: Channel 4, Sunday, January 21, 8.00pm. The first episode of a new series which looks at the arrival of the "Information Age" and the converging technologies of television, computers and newspaper industries. The series promises a fast-moving account of the media that keep the global village informed.

Omnibus The Ploughboy of the Western World: BBC1, Monday, January 22, 10.40pm. Marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Robert Burns, this arts documentary looks at the life and work of the poet, including the uncovering of what are claimed as previously unattributed Burns poems. The programme also argues that Burns should be considered as a radical writer, rather than as a literary tourist trap.

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