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GLENN CLOSE may always be best remembered as the vengeful, bunny- boiling mistress in Fatal Attraction, but there is, of course, much more to her as an actress. She is capable of great subtlety and power. Paradise Road (8pm Sky Premier), a moving offering from Bruce Beresford, is a case in point. She plays a prisoner of war in 1942 Sumatra who has the idea of starting up an "orchestral choir" in the harsh Japanese-run camp. The excellent supporting cast is led by Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett and Julianna Margulies.

Titanic (10.30pm Sky Premier, right), James Cameron's multi- Oscar-winning box-office hit, has been endlessly parodied - but that only underlines the popularity of the film. The tragic story of the supposedly unsinkable ship has breathtaking effects, but is perhaps most memorable as a doomed love story (played out by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio).

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