Satellite: Pick of the Day

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STEPHEN POLIAKOFF was rightly acclaimed for his recent three-part BBC2 serial, Shooting the Past. One critic went so far as to hail it as "a masterpiece". His last screen work to create such a stir was Close My Eyes (10pm FilmFour), an intriguing love story. Clive Owen and Saskia Reeves (right) play a brother and sister, separated for several years after being raised by different parents. Racked by self-doubt, he has a menial job, while she is living with her well-off husband (Alan Rickman). But when the siblings bump into each other again, the attraction between them starts to grow.

Meryl Streep's career has been distinguished by the ability to inhabit different roles and accents - from Polish in Sophie's Choice to Australian in A Cry in the Dark and English in Plenty. She is profiled in today's Femmes Fatales (1pm Sky Moviemax).

James Rampton