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MEG RYAN must have taken out a patent on blonde cuteness (which gets its latest airing in the lightweight retread of Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail). In French Kiss (8pm FilmFour), a comic romance from Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill), she plays a woman who becomes embroiled with a diamond smuggler while pursuing a wandering fiance (Timothy Hutton) to Paris. As he did in Fierce Creatures, Kevin Kline (right) - in the role of the smuggler - gets to indulge his passion for wacky accents.

We have always had a deep affection for adventurers such as Chris Bonnington or Ranulph Fiennes. Tony Bullimore is another of that ilk. His tale of surviving for days in the hull of his capsized boat captured the public imagination. It is retold in tonight's Quantum (8.30pm Discovery), entitled "The Tony Bullimore Story".

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