Digital, Cable and Satellite Television: Pick of the Day

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DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (right) is famous for his commitment to his roles; for In the Name of the Father, he reportedly asked to be locked up and abused by guards. In The Crucible (12.15am Sky Premier), he throws himself with similar gusto into the part of John Proctor, a man who, feeling guilty about his affair with Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), denounces her as a witch. Nicholas Hytner's power-ful screen version of the stage allegory about McCarthy-ism is written by Arthur Miller himself, who earned a Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

A VH1 Manchester double bill opens with Mad For It Special (9pm), a documentary on the birth of Britpop in the North West. This is followed by Oasis: There and Then (11pm), a film of the band's gig at their spirit-ual home, Maine Road, in 1995.