TV highlights 12/04/2013

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Live Premiership Rugby Union | Unreported World | Eugene Onegin From The Royal Opera House | Modern Family | The Security Men | Isaac Newton: The Last Magician | 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown | Treme

Live Premiership Rugby Union: Sale Sharks v Gloucester

7.15pm, Espn

Struggling Sale Sharks host top-four contenders Gloucester, a team that's looked ordinary of late while somehow scraping victories. Gloucester's fly half Freddie Burns will be hoping he can rediscover the performances that had many tipping him to become a genuine challenger for the England number 10 shirt. Sale, meanwhile, need to recapture the form that helped them reach the Lv Cup final last month, where they lost out to Harlequins. Lanre Bakare

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4

Time was when the loyalty of leading sports stars such as boxer Teófilo Stevenson towards the Cuban regime was a given. Since the country has been forced to relax its grip as economic conditions grow more dire,
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Great Performances: The Tempest to PBS, March 17 (Video)

British composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his contemporary masterpiece "The Tempest," an English-language opera based on Shakespeare.s final play. The Met.s fantastical new production by Robert Lepage airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, Thirteen will premiere the opera on Thursday, March 21 at 9 p.m., with an encore showing Sunday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. From PBS Simon Keenlyside leads the cast as the exiled magician Prospero, a role he created at the opera.s 2004 world premiere. The opera also stars Isabel Leonard as Prospero.s daughter, Miranda; Alek Shrader as the shipwrecked prince, Ferdinand; Alan Oke as the monstrous island
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Winter arts calendar 2012-2013

The Observer's critics pick the season's highlights, from the Misanthrope to Johnny Marr, Lulu to Lichtenstein, H7steria to Hitchcock. What are you most looking forward to? Add your comments below and download a pdf of the calendar here

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1 Film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D)

Well, not so very unexpected. Every move has been tracked by fanboys, from the casting of Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug to the return of the king, Peter Jackson, to take over directing from Guillermo del Toro. But Middle-earth (or, as it's sometimes known, New Zealand) is back for the next three Christmases.

3 Pop Scott Walker

The avant-garde Walker Brother returns with his first album since 2006's The Drift. Not for the faint-hearted, Bish Bosch finds the former romantic hero deep in dystopian territory, at once sonorous and rigorous.

3 Classical H7steria

World premiere of
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Don Giovanni At The Royal Opera House

Mozart's tale of dissolution and retribution is brought to life in this engrossing Francesca Zambello production. Simon Keenlyside plays the philandering Don in the Royal Opera House’s lavish staging, which also stars Marina Poplavskaya. The story follows young, arrogant, and sexually prolific nobleman Don Giovanni as he abuses and outrages all those around him, until he encounters something he cannot kill, beat up, dodge, or outwit.
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