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THE HISTORY of rock stars in Hollywood is not littered with success stories - as anyone who has seen David Bowie's weak performance as Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ or Bob Dylan mumbling through his role in Hearts of Fire will testify. But Jon Bon Jovi (right) does not disgrace himself in The Leading Man (8.30pm Sky Premier), a romantic drama from John Duigan (Sirens), showing for the first time on satellite tonight. He plays a Don Juan who seduces the wife (Anna Galiena) of a playwright (Lambert Wilson), so the writer can concentrate on his mistress (Thandie Newton).

History on Trial (7pm History Channel) is a series about pivotal cases - such as the battle between Darwinism and Creationism in the so-called "Monkey Trial - that have made legal history. Tonight's contribution focuses on "The Infamous Dreyfus Affair".