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STEPHEN FRY (right) has always done aristocrats well - as numerous sketches in the BBC series A Bit of Fry and Laurie proved. What is surprising about his performance in the title role of Wilde (8.30pm Sky Premier), Brian Gilbert's biopic, is the unsettling pathos that he brings to the role of the doomed writer. This witty, yet ultimately tragic satellite premiere boasts a fine cast, including Jennifer Ehle as Wilde's long-suffering wife, and Tom Wilkinson as his sadistic tormentor. But Jude Law stands out, investing with the requisite sense of haughtiness the part of Wilde's heartless lover, Lord Alfred Douglas.

Prince Philip (9pm History Channel) has not always impressed with his diplomatic skills or tact - as many Chinese people could no doubt remind us. His life is profiled in this documentary tonight.