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FOOTBALL FILMS have not always had a glorious history; for proof, we need look no further than the misconceived PoW footy drama, Escape to Victory, which featured the unlikely combination of Bobby Moore, Pele and Sylvester Stallone. When Saturday Comes (10pm FilmFour) is slightly more plausible. In Maria Giese's drama, lean, mean Sean Bean (right) plays a brewery worker who is called off the bench to play for his beloved Sheffield United in a FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United. You don't have to have to be a fan of Roy of the Rovers to guess what happens next.

Charlie Chaplin once said: "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl." The film-maker's cunning use of simplicity made him one of the first, and biggest, movie stars. His career is examined in Biography (8pm History Channel).

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