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IT MAY BE hard to recall now, but there was a time before Four Weddings and a Funeral when Hugh Grant (right) was just another floppy-haired posh young British actor. He stars with James Wilby and Rupert Graves in Maurice (10.15pm FilmFour), James Ivory's version of the semi-autobiographical novel by EM Forster, which was only published posthumously because of its provocative content. They play three men struggling to come to terms with their homosexuality in the repressive climate of Edwardian Britain.

Michael Douglas is a rare example of a Hollywood child who has lived up to the standards set by a celebrity parent. His career - which includes an Oscar-winning performance as the reptilian financier Gordon Gekko in Wall Street - is charted in today's Action Heroes (2.15pm Sky Moviemax).