Satellite & cable: Pick of the Day

NOT ALL AMERICAN actors have distinguished themselves in their attempts at an English accent, but, as she proved in Sliding Doors and Emma (7pm Sky Moviemax), there is no faulting Gwyneth Paltrow (right). While reminding us that we don't have a monopoly on posh women in period frocks, she sparkles in the title role of Douglas McGrath's enjoyable version of the durable romantic comedy by Jane Austen. A host of British actors - led by Jeremy Northam as the dishy Mr Knightly and featuring Alan Cumming, Greta Scacchi, Ewan McGregor, and Juliet Stevenson - lend top-class support.

With her intriguing choice of film roles - from Pulp Fiction to Gattaca - Uma Thurman stands apart from the Hollywood mainstream. She is profiled today in Femmes Fatales (1.30pm Sky Moviemax).