Digital, Cable and Satellite Television; Pick of the Day

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DIRECTOR DAVID FINCHER'S speciality is stylish thrillers with a distinctly nasty edge, such as Seven. In The Game (10pm Sky Premier), Michael Douglas (right) is well-cast as a smooth multi- millionaire whose well-ordered existence is threatened when his brother (Sean Penn) signs him up for a mysterious "game" for his birthday. The most intriguing aspect of this satellite premiere is trying to work out whether it is a game or not.

An Emma Thompson double-bill kicks off with Sense and Sensibility (8pm FilmFour). This version of the Jane Austen novel won the writer-director an Oscar for Best Adapted screenplay. Thompson and Kate Winslet play the Dashwood sisters who are obliged by financial circumstances to seek out husbands. It is followed by the college-chums reunion film, Peter's Friends (11.05pm).