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Pick of the Day: Satellite and Cable

IT'S AN UNREMITTING day on the History Channel. Biography (1pm) profiles Josef Stalin (right), the man whose ruthless rule of the Soviet empire caused millions to die. Later episodes of Biography document the baleful impact of Adolf Hitler (7pm), the Nazi leader, and of his henchman Adolf Eichmann (9pm), whose leadership of the Jewish department in the Gestapo led to the deportation of millions to the extermination camps. None of the programmes make for comfortable viewing.

The good thing about Woody Allen is that even after so many years as a film-maker, he is not afraid to experiment. Everyone Says I Love You (8pm Sky Premier), a musical romantic comedy, may be only a partial success, but it is worth seeing if only for the sight of actors such as Goldie Hawn and Allen himself crooning.