Pick of the Day: Cable, Digital and Satellite

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CITIZEN KANE (10pm Sky Premier, right) started life as an unsuccessful nominee for the Best Picture Oscar back in 1941, pipped by West Side Story. Orson Welles's classic is still influential almost 60 years after its release with the director/star playing the aloof newspaper baron, a character supposedly based on William Randolph Hearst.

Jack Nicholson, a screen legend from the subsequent generation, stars in the enjoyable Broadcast News (8pm FilmFour), a more contemporary tale of power struggles among media folk.

Riders in the Tour of Spain (noon Eurosport), meanwhile, today face a gruelling day in the mountains in the fifth stage from Bejar to Ciudad Rodrigo, while the US Open (2pm Sky Sports 2) has reached the semi-final stage of the women's competition with Venus Williams scheduled to play Martina Hingis.

Peter Conchie