The Magnificent Ambersons Pearl, 12.20am Drama series based on the screenplay by Orson Welles about the downfall of a great American family as they fail to keep pace in a new world of technological changes. The Ambersons live in Indianapolis and the head of the family is Major Amberson (James Cromwell). The principal drama concerns two interwoven romances of his widowed daughter, Isabel (Madeleine Stowe), and her son, George (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). Also starring Bruce Greenwood and Gretchen Mol (above with Rhys-Meyers). Strange Pets Pearl, 8.30pm Things are getting exotic in the British suburbs. There are five million reptiles and 12,000 animals classed as wild or dangerous living in average households around the country. From monitor lizards and pot-bellied pigs to meercats and llamas, suburbanites are using their pets as a novel way of keeping up with the Joneses.