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TOBY STEPHENS comes from fine acting stock - his father was Robert Stephens and his mother is Maggie Smith. He plays the lead in Photographing Fairies (8.30pm Sky Premier), Nick Willing's satellite premiere about Charles Castle, a Victorian photographer who sets out to undermine claims that a collection of photos depict supernatural phenomena. The excellent cast includes Frances Barber, Edward Hardwicke, Ben Kingsley and Emily Woof.

The Big Chill (right), a moving story about the changes that have taken place in the lives of a group of friends some years after they have all left college, is perhaps the seminal work by film-maker Lawrence Kasdan. His career, which went on to feature such films as Silverado and French Kiss, is analysed in today's edition of The Directors (12noon Sky Premier).