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ROBERT DE NIRO (right) went through a purple patch with director Martin Scorsese in the 1970s and early 1980s. After Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, and Raging Bull, they collaborated on The King of Comedy (10pm Sky Cinema). In this wonderfully dark comedy about the horrors of celebrity, De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, a loner who goes to extremes to impress his hero, talk-show host, Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis).

The first round of the cricket World Cup is throwing up some intriguing clashes, many, such as today's encounter, West Indies vs Bangladesh (10.30am Sky Sports 1), with a high potential for upset. The West Indies, who were famously beaten by Kenya in a previous World Cup, will be taking nothing for granted as they approach this match with the supposed underdogs of Bangladesh.