Television: Today's Pick

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Horizon (9.30pm BBC2) Witness the reality behind such overworked journalese as "Saddam's weapons of mass destruction". This riveting report was tailored from footage shot by the UN inspection teams and tells the story of what they have uncovered in Iraq in the past seven years - a command economy single-mindedly bent on producing enriched plutonium, mustard gas and anthrax. And that's the nice stuff.

Mosley (9pm C4) "Rules of the Game, 1924-7" Marks and Gran's workmanlike biopic of the dictator manque finds Oswald Mosley turning to the Labour Party to further his political ambitions, while cutting a swathe through the bedrooms of London. Jonathan Cake continues to be roguishly charming as the future Black Shirt, but for a performance of measured complexity, turn to Jemma Redgrave's Cimmie Curzon.

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (9pm ITV) Helen Baxendale has, of course, just won the part of Ross's girlfriend in Friends - so expect her career to go in the general direction of Hollywood. In the meantime, she's a beguiling mixture of steel and sensitivity as PD James's detective, Cordelia Gray. In this new three-part story (scripted by William Humble), she investigates a case of sexual harassment.

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The Last Picture Show (11.45pm C4) Peter Bogdanovich's finest moment, in which the former film critic showed most clearly the influence of European cinema on his work, as well as a more home-grown admiration for John Ford. It captures a time and a place - smalltown 1950s Texas - and a set of characters (played by Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd and Cloris Leachman, among others) with beautiful clarity, and won a welter of Oscars and Oscar nominations in 1971.

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