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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 3 December 2017

*The King’s Speech, 4.35pm Paramount Channel. Watch this if you liked Quiz Show, The Queen or The Madness of King George. The King’s Speech won four Oscars (Best Directing, Picture, Lead Actor [Colin Firth] and Original Screenplay), the same BAFTAs (plus Best Supporting Actor [Geoffrey Rush] & Actress [Helena Bonham Carter] and Best Music) and was nominated in almost every other major category; and it was all richly deserved. Based on a fine script

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A Trifecta of Today’s Best Films on the Box

If you want a literally and figuratively dramatic illustration of how good today’s top pick is, tune in for a few seconds to its predecessor, a film so weak it cast Ashton “Demi Moore” Kuchner in the lead! (Jobs, 1.20pm CnCl). If BC on TV could be sure of English subtitles, the best drama ever made with child actors would certainly have been chosen (Conducta, 10pm Cine Latino).

Today’s Number One Film:

Steve Jobs, BEST FILM OF THE DAY 12 midday Cinemax Ch 540. Watch this if you liked Locke, The Big Short or The Social Network. The only great mystery about Steve Jobs is how Michael Fassbender could be denied the Best Lead Actor Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe, particularly in a year when Johnny Depp was NOT nominated for Black Mass – and Matt Firetrucking Damon was, for The Martian! Fassbender, easily the best white male actor since Sean Penn, is nothing short of superb.

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