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JOHNNY DEPP has never been afraid to make brave or unusual career choices - neither Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas nor Edward Scissorhands could be deemed conventional movies. In a double-bill of his work, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1.10am FilmFour), a moving drama about a boy who looks after his retarded brother, is followed by Arizona Dream (3.05am), an odd comedy about inventing a flying machine.

Film-makers have long been fascinated by prisons - look at the popularity of such films as The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Man Walking and Papillon. Two episodes of the documentary series Behind Bars (10pm and 11pm The History Channel) show the reality of life in two of America's most notorious jails: the ultra-strict Eastern State Penitentiary and the USA's first federal prison, Leavenworth.

James Rampton

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