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TERRESTRIAL PICK OF THE DAY.

EastEnders BBC1, 8.00pm

PHIL is back and causing chaos all over Albert Square as he wreaks his revenge. Rumour has it brother Grant, played by Ross Kemp, is also to return, so EastEnders looks like it might at last turn the tables on Corrie.

Until then viewers still have to put up with daft storylines, such as Garry and Minty trying to prove their pulling power.

If, however, you are a fully paid-up member of the EastEnders misery guts society, the clash between Sonia and Pauline over Chloe is much more your cup of tea

Hell's Kitchen ITV, 9.00pm

NOBODY really expected the second series to deliver as many fireworks as the first, especially without human fireball Gordon Ramsay at the helm. But pitting two top chefs against each other has worked a treat.

Gary Rhodes and Jean-Christophe Novelli have done it all, from plate-smashing temper tantrums to reducing contestants to tears.

But the novice chefs have hardly been shy and retiring either - remember Sam and Aaron in the shower?

Tune in to find out what's been happening as the teams head for the finishing lines

Derren Brown: Trick Of The Mind Channel 4, 9.30pm

THERE are not many folk who can fail to be impressed by Derren Brown, and watching him use his mind-bending tricks on unsuspecting members of the public makes fantastic TV. This week he is in Whitby, home of the dark and devilish tale of Dracula, where a group of daytrippers are dazzled by Derren's inexplicable card tricks.

Next, he enlists the help of former Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam for a piece of mental manipulation before undertaking an experiment in the efficiency of the body clock

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC1, 10.50pm

NOT too many guests can get a word in edgeways with Ross but, in all honestynobody seems to mind. The likeable host obviously gets on well with his guests, even if he does just use them as targets for his entertaining stream of wisecracks.

But tonight he may have met his match. Boss of reality show The Apprentice, Alan Sugar, is on the couch . . and he likes to be heard.

Other guests are star of new movie Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Martin Freeman and Nip/Tuck actress Joely Richardson

Young Guns II Channel 4, 11.10pm

ADMITTEDLY, this is not for those fans of Clint

Eastwood's demanding and gripping Unforgiven, but this brat-pack style Western sequel is still a good yarn.

Emilio Estevez plays Billy the Kid, as his band of outlaws is targeted by New Mexico's governor, determined to bring to justice everyone involved in the Lincoln County War.

Estevez is entirely convincing as the baby-faced killer and his performance is well supported by good turns from 24's Keifer Sutherland and Heathers star Christian Slater.

Watch out for a short cameo, too, from Jon Bon Jovi, who wrote the soundtrack

DAYTIME MOVIES

Hondo Channel 4, 12.40pm

TOUGH dispatch rider John Wayne hurtles into action when marauding Indians threaten a woman and her child. Exciting Western, also starring Geraldine Page

Whispering Smith Five, 2.00pm

A GOVERNMENT agent investigating a string of railroad robberies finds his friend is implicated in the crimes. Western mystery, starring Alan Ladd

Custody of the Heart Five, 3.40pm

AN outgoing, ambitious working woman is sued for custody of her children by their stay-at-home father. Bland tug-of-love drama, starring Lorraine Bracco and Martin Donovan

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MEN AT WORK: Gary Rhodes and Jean-Christophe Novelli wreak havoc in Hell's Kitchen, ITV, 9.00pm, and Derren Brown plays more mind games with the unsuspecting public - and Mo Mowlam - on Channel 4, 9.30pm; JOHN WAYNE: Channel 4, 12.40pm
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