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GARETH EDWARDS (right) is the scorer of perhaps the most famous try in rugby history - that titanic end-to-end effort (immortalised by Cliff Morgan's commentary) for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in the 1970s. But more than that, he was the dream scrum-half, able to pass, kick or run with equal facility. It is hard to think of a more complete rugby player in the game's history. He is profiled tonight in Dickie Davies' Sporting Heroes (10pm Sky Sports 3).

Has any British director more accurately chronicled our social mores than Mike Leigh? A double-bill of his work tonight kicks off with his exquisitely- observed suburban comedy, Life is Sweet (8.10pm FilmFour), which is followed by his sharp portrait of a devious misogynist (David Thewlis) in Naked (10pm FilmFour).

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