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SINCE his stand-out performance in The Fugitive (rewarded with a an Oscar), Tommy Lee Jones has become the sort of actor producers clamour for. His great merit is that he's reliable without being showy. In Volcano (8pm Sky Premier), Mick Jackson's exciting satellite premiere, he delivers a typically solid performance as an emergency chief who joins forces with a scientist (Anne Heche) to counter the threat of an imminent volcano eruption in LA (right). The film boasts one of the all-time great advertising catchlines: "The coast is toast."

The Kentucky Derby (9.30pm Sky Sports 2) at the Churchill Downs in Louisville is one of the world's great sporting occasions - a fact only enhanced by the knowledge that the purse for the race stands at a cool pounds 1m. This Winning Post Special devotes an hour and a half to the thrilling event.

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