Scum (10pm UK Arena), Alan Clarke's unremittingly tough Borstal film, was banned by the BBC for 16 years. It did, however, launch the career of Ray Winstone (right).
"TV HELL", FilmFour's season of films about the corrupting influence of television, continues with Broadcast News (10pm FilmFour), a sharp comedy from writer/director James L Brooks. William Hurt plays an attractive but vacuous reporter who is not afraid to manipulate footage in his quest to make it as a top anchorman. Holly Hunter is the neurotic producer who against her better judgement finds herself drawn to him in favour of a more solid newsman (Albert Brooks). Jack Nicholson appears as the anchorman keen to bring on these rising stars and the film captures perfectly the frenzy and chaos of a TV station newscast.