Cable and Satellite: Pick of the Day

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS (right) is one of the few leading men who seem to relish being cast as the bad guy. Two of his most disreputable villains feature in tonight's double bill on Sky Cinema. It opens with The War of the Roses (10pm), a delicious black comedy from Danny DeVito (who also plays their divorce lawyer) about a warring couple (Douglas and Kathleen Turner). It continues with Wall Street (12mdn't), Oliver Stone's barnstorming drama about Gordon Gekko, a scheming financial dealer given to such aphorisms as "greed is good". The performance won Douglas a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar.

Elizabeth Taylor (9pm History Channel) brought the house down when presented with a lifetime-achievement gong at the recent Bafta Awards. Her remarkable career and private life are charted in this profile.