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WITH FILMS such as Dead Man Walking and Bob Roberts, Tim Robbins has proved himself no mean director. Fortunately, he has kept up his work on the other side of the camera, in the likes of the recent conspiracy thriller, Arlington Road. In Nothing to Lose (9pm Sky Moviemax), a comedy by Steve Oedekerk showing for the first time on satellite, he plays a down-in-the-mouth advertising exec. After a particularly depressing day when he discovers his wife is having an affair with his boss, he decides to turn the tables on a kidnapper (Martin Lawrence, right).

Once the lead singer of post-punk band The Skids, Richard Jobson has reinvented himself as a film journalist. In Joel Schumacher Face to Face (9.30pm Sky Premier), he is in conversation with the director of such stylish work as Flatliners and Batman Forever.