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NEWSPAPERS WERE reporting recently that neighbours of John Travolta's were becoming increasingly fed up with the amount of noise generated by his private jet. That shows, in a perverse way, how successful the actor has been since Quentin Tarantino revived his career in Pulp Fiction. Since then, Travolta has made some pretty astute choices of film, including Face/Off (10pm Sky Premier, right). In John Woo's gripping - if far-fetched - thriller, he plays an FBI agent who switches faces with arch-villain Nicolas Cage in order to elicit information from his criminal brother.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton both deliver bravura performances as the warring, boozy couple in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (11.30pm Sky Cinema), a gripping adaptation of Edward Albee's emotionally harrowing play.