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SATURDAY: Pick of the day.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Sky Cinema 2, 4.45pm (1940) (PG) Henry Fonda heads the cast in director John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel set in the Depression. Drought-hit Oklahoma farmers undertake a gruelling journey to California in a desperate search for work. With Jane Darwell and John Carradine.

SHREK 2, Sky Movies 3, 6.15pm (2004) (U) The grouchy ogre returns, this time setting out on a journey to meet the inlaws - but they're less than impressed with their daughter's choice of husband. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett and Jennifer Saunders.

FANTASTIC VOYAGE, Sky Cinema 2, 7.00pm (1966) (PG) A respected scientist suffers severe brain damage during a shooting, forcing a medical team to be miniaturised to microscopic size and injected inside his body to effect a miracle cure.

Richard Fleischer's Oscar-winning sci-fi adventure, with Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd.

CRASH, Sky Movies 2, 8.00pm (2004) (15) Provocative and disturbing drama following a diverse set of characters brought together by a series of collisions and crimes during a turbulent day in multi-cultural Los Angeles. With strong, believable performances by Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle and Thandie Newton.

HITCH, Sky Movies 1, 8.45pm (2005) (12) A smooth-talking man forges a career as a professional 'date doctor', offering advice to lonely single guys - but when he falls in love himself, he discovers his expertise counts for nothing.

Romantic comedy, starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James and Amber Valletta.

MEMENTO, Film4, 9.00pm (2000) (15) Guy Pearce stars as a desperate man who loses his short-term memory in an attack but resolves to track down the person responsible for murdering his wife in the same incident. Christopher Nolan's brilliantly innovative, acclaimed thriller with Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Mark Boone Jnr.

MEET THE FOCKERS, Sky Movies 2, 10.00pm (2004) (12) Hapless groom-to-be Ben Stiller finds his stress levels going through the roof as he's forced to introduce his prospective in-laws to his off-the-wall parents - and chaos ensues as the mismatched families struggle to get along.

Madcap comedy sequel, co-starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.

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