Digital, Cable and Satellite Television: Pick of the Day

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The Independent Culture
NOT FOR the first time this week, FilmFour trumps its more established satellite rivals with the film of the day, This Boy's Life (8pm). Michael Caton-Jones's mainstream adaptation of Tobias Wolff's touching novel features Robert De Niro in the role of Dwight, the abusive step-father from the town of Concrete, Washington, who's hated by the young Toby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio (right).

Meanwhile, The Three Faces of Eve (6pm Sky Cinema) is based on the true-life case history of a woman suffering from schizophrenia. This 1950s Hollywood examination of mental illness won an Oscar for Joanne Woodward, who plays a frumpy housewife, a sultry seductress and an urban sophisticate, giving a virtuoso performance which manages to compensate for Nunnally Johnson's flat direction.