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DIRECTOR SIDNEY LUMET has long been drawn to stories about corruption, as shown by such films as Serpico, Prince of the City and Q&A. He visits familiar territory again in Night Falls on Manhattan (8.30pm Sky Premier), a solid thriller receiving its satellite premiere tonight. The always reliable Andy Garcia (right) stars as a young District Attorney in New York who discovers that corruption in the legal system may reach close to home. Ian Holm adeptly plays his troubled father.

John Wayne is perhaps the archetypal movie-star. The Oscar-winner once explained his own enduring appeal: "I play John Wayne in every picture, regardless of the character, and I've been doing alright, haven't I?" His long and distinguished career is assessed in today's Hollywood Hall of Fame (5.30pm Sky Cinema).