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The Manchurian Candidate- (2004)
00:40 - 01:40 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
6.2/10 Stars

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It's rare for a remake to match the standard of a much lauded original, but this update of John Frankenheimer's classic 1962 psychological thriller comes pretty close. An intelligent and chillingly believable tale of brainwashing, exploitation and political corruption, it relocates the military conflict at the heart of the story from Communist Korea to the first Gulf War in Kuwait. Denzel Washington steps into Frank Sinatra's shoes, playing a tormented US Army major who unwittingly becomes the key to a complex political conspiracy. As with his Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme's controlled direction is exhilarating, and he elicits brilliant performances from a fine cast. Liev Schreiber finally gets a part to sink his teeth into, as Washington's former sergeant who becomes a vice presidential candidate, but it's Meryl Streep, as Schreiber's unscrupulous senator mother, who leaves the deepest impression.


Ibiza Undead- (2016)
00:40 - 02:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
0.0/10 Stars

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All hell breaks loose when a shady Ibiza club owner decides to spice up his shows by smuggling in undead performers. British horror-comedy with Emily Atack and Matt King. (2016)(95 mins) Also in HD


Dangerous Charter- (1962)
01:30 - 03:05 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1961. Drama. The crew of a fishing boat discovers a deserted yacht at sea and claim it for salvage but there is a dead body on board.


Sing Street- (2016)
01:40 - 03:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - Channel 4
0.0/10 Stars

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(2016) Musical coming-of-age comedy-drama. In 1985, a Dublin teenager forms a band with fellow misfit pupils after moving to a new school. Starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. Offensive language.


The Manchurian Candidate- (2004)
01:45 - 03:20 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
6.2/10 Stars

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It's rare for a remake to match the standard of a much lauded original, but this update of John Frankenheimer's classic 1962 psychological thriller comes pretty close. An intelligent and chillingly believable tale of brainwashing, exploitation and political corruption, it relocates the military conflict at the heart of the story from Communist Korea to the first Gulf War in Kuwait. Denzel Washington steps into Frank Sinatra's shoes, playing a tormented US Army major who unwittingly becomes the key to a complex political conspiracy. As with his Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme's controlled direction is exhilarating, and he elicits brilliant performances from a fine cast. Liev Schreiber finally gets a part to sink his teeth into, as Washington's former sergeant who becomes a vice presidential candidate, but it's Meryl Streep, as Schreiber's unscrupulous senator mother, who leaves the deepest impression.


Birth Of The Dragon- (2016)
02:05 - 04:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
0.0/10 Stars

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A young Bruce Lee looks to make a name for himself in 1960s San Francisco, soon challenging Shaolin master Wong Jack Man to an epic showdown. Martial arts biopic. (2016)(92 mins) Also in HD


A Good Marriage- (2014)
02:35 - 04:30 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
5.3/10 Stars

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A happily married couple celebrate their wedding anniversary, while the country is plunged into terror by a serial killer with a sadistic tendency to torture his victims before they die. When the husband goes away on business, the wife's cosy world is shattered when she discovers evidence that he is the murderer. Thriller, starring Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia.


Band of Thieves- (2014)
06:05 - 07:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1962. Musical Comedy with Acker Bilk, Jimmy Thompson, Jennifer Jayne, Geoffrey Sumner & Maudie Edwards. One of the truly great Trad' Jazz films of all time.


Hart to Hart Returns- (1993)
06:10 - 08:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - True Entertainment
6.0/10 Stars

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Sleuth Jonathan Hart is framed for murder and he joins forces with his wife in an attempt to reveal the real culprits, while Jennifer also lands herself in trouble by writing an unflattering article about a crusading medic. Feature-length spin-off from the detective drama series, with Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander.


Stranger From Venus- (1954)
07:25 - 09:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
5.5/10 Stars

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1954. Sci-fi. Directed by Burt Balaban. A beautifully-crafted tale. A woman (Patricia Neal) meets a man (Dantine) from Venus with no pulse to warn Earth about the atom. Also starring Derek Bond.


The Philadelphia Experiment- (2012)
08:00 - 09:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
4.2/10 Stars

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An experiment to turn a ship invisible during the Second World War leads to it disappearing without trace. Decades later, an attempt to repeat the procedure brings the vessel back. A surviving crew member is found on board who has not aged a day and is convinced the process will lead to disaster if not stopped. Sci-fi thriller remake, starring Nicholas Lea and Malcolm McDowell.


Operation Third Form- (0)
09:35 - 10:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1966. Adventure. Directed by David Eady. Stars John Moulder-Brown & Derren Nesbitt. Children save a junk collector from being accused of theft and prevent his partner from stealing a painting.

On the Buses- (1971)
10:00 - 11:45 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 3
5.0/10 Stars

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Wily bus driver Stan Butler thinks a new company policy that allows women behind the wheel will rob him of his precious overtime money. Enlisting the aid of conductor Jack, he does everything he can to sabotage the plan. Comedy, based on the TV series, starring Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Peter Madden and Anna Karen.

Batteries Not Included- (1987)
10:25 - 11:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Sci-fi fantasy starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. A group of New York tenement dwellers facing eviction get help from friendly little extraterrestrials. (1987)

FernGully: the Last Rainforest- (1992)
11:00 - 12:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
6.2/10 Stars

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Down in the forest something stirred - the sound of critics giving the bird to this eco-worthy cartoon adventure, because many felt it force-fed its tale of planet-saving too strenuously. The criticism was a bit unfair, however, as the story of a fairy, a fruit bat and a tiny lumberjack battling a malevolent spirit bent on destruction is well-meaning and thoroughly entertaining for youngsters. Its target audience won't mind the preachiness and adults, even though they may be a little bored with it themselves, can be sure of the film's good intentions.

Batteries Not Included- (1987)
11:30 - 12:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Sci-fi fantasy starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. A group of New York tenement dwellers facing eviction get help from friendly little extraterrestrials. (1987)

Trouble in Store- (1953)
12:05 - 13:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
7.5/10 Stars

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A well-meaning department store worker dreams of becoming a window dresser, but only ends up infuriating his boss with his clumsiness. He gets the chance to be a hero when he and the shopgirl of his dreams stumble on a plot to rob the store. Comedy, starring Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford, Moira Lister, Joan Sims, Jerry Desmonde and Lana Morris.

Stand by Me- (1986)
12:35 - 13:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
7.6/10 Stars

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Rob Reiner made his name as a director with his debut feature, the satirical This Is Spinal Tap, and proved his versatility two years later with this wonderful coming-of-age drama. It's a smart, sensitive, 1950s-set tale taken from the unlikely source of Stephen King's story The Body. The rich dialogue and the intelligent performances, from the likes of Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix, are a joy to behold as four schoolfriends set out to find the corpse of a missing boy.

Thunderbirds Are Go- (1966)
12:35 - 14:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
4.9/10 Stars

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(1966) Children's all-puppet animated adventure. The International Rescue service face all manner of peril when they provide security for Zero X, the first manned space flight to Mars.

Stand by Me- (1986)
13:40 - 14:20 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
7.6/10 Stars

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Rob Reiner made his name as a director with his debut feature, the satirical This Is Spinal Tap, and proved his versatility two years later with this wonderful coming-of-age drama. It's a smart, sensitive, 1950s-set tale taken from the unlikely source of Stephen King's story The Body. The rich dialogue and the intelligent performances, from the likes of Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix, are a joy to behold as four schoolfriends set out to find the corpse of a missing boy.

Topkapi- (1964)
14:00 - 16:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - BBC 2
5.2/10 Stars

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International thieves mastermind the intricate robbery of an emerald dagger from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum, and hire a small-time conman to drive the getaway car. Unfortunately, when the police find firearms in his vehicle, they coerce the hapless driver into spying for them. Crime comedy, starring Peter Ustinov in an Oscar-winning performance, with Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley and Akim Tamiroff.

Scarlet Blade- (0)
14:15 - 15:55 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1963. Drama. Director: John Gilling. Stars Lionel Jeffries, Oliver Reed, Jack Hedley. In 1648, during the English Civil War, Captain Sylvester switches sides between the Parliamentary and Royal camp.

Me Before You- (0)
14:20 - 15:20 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Heartfelt drama with Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin. Will gets in a motorcycle accident and loses his will to live afterwards. But then he meets Lou, who brings back the joy in his life.

Over the Hedge- (2006)
14:25 - 16:05 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
6.2/10 Stars

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A raccoon trickster is fretting about his debt to a fearsome bear when he stumbles on some animals waking in the woods after their winter nap. Spotting the chance to solve his problem, the raccoon dupes the gullible creatures into stealing food from a nearby suburb so he can give it to the bear - but they fail to realise they will soon be at the mercy of a vermin exterminator. Animated comedy, with the voices of Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, Garry Shandling and William Shatner.

The Magnificent Seven Ride- (0)
14:35 - 15:40 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
0.0/10 Stars

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Western sequel starring Lee Van Cleef and Stefanie Powers, 1972. Marshal Chris Adams recruits a prison gang to help him catch a gang of Mexican bandits who have kidnapped his wife.

The Lost Future- (2010)
15:00 - 16:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
4.3/10 Stars

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The world becomes an inhospitable jungle in the far future as a result of some long-forgotten catastrophe. Humans struggle to survive against the ferocious creatures and deadly diseases that have evolved, only to encounter a mysterious loner who seems to know why the world has fallen into chaos. Sci-fi adventure, starring Sean Bean and Corey Sevier.

Me Before You- (0)
15:25 - 16:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Heartfelt drama with Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin. Will gets in a motorcycle accident and loses his will to live afterwards. But then he meets Lou, who brings back the joy in his life.

The Magnificent Seven Ride- (0)
15:45 - 16:45 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
0.0/10 Stars

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Western sequel starring Lee Van Cleef and Stefanie Powers, 1972. Marshal Chris Adams recruits a prison gang to help him catch a gang of Mexican bandits who have kidnapped his wife.

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore- (2010)
15:45 - 16:45 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
5.0/10 Stars

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Animated action sequel starring Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. A feline spy goes rogue, forcing the cats and dogs to unite to stop her taking over the world. (2010)

House of Bamboo- (0)
15:55 - 18:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1955. Thriller. Directed by Samuel Fuller. Stars Robert Ryan, Robert Stack & Cameron Mitchell. Eddie Kenner is on an army assignment to investigate a murderous clique, led by ex-soldier Sandy Dawson.

Akeelah and the Bee- (2006)
16:05 - 18:20 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
6.6/10 Stars

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A clever girl from a poor neighbourhood finds school frustrating and tries to hide her intelligence from her classmates. When she competes in a school spelling competition, she is surprised to win and with the aid of a strict coach, sets out to compete in a national tournament and provide her community with something to rally round. Drama, starring Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.

Steel Magnolias- (1989)
16:35 - 17:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
7.0/10 Stars

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Expanded from his own play by Robert Harling, this comedy drama provided juicy roles for some of Hollywood's leading ladies at a time when muscle-bound action heroes held sway at the box office. Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts interact so beautifully as they discuss men, the menopause, manicures and marriage in Dolly Parton's kitsch small-town beauty salon that it was something of a surprise that only Roberts scooped an Oscar nomination. But it's Shirley MacLaine as the town's outsider (complete with her headstrong mutt) who steals the show with a wonderful display of crankiness and compassion, and just a little flirtatiousness thrown in for good measure. Director Herbert Ross times every gag and tear to perfection, but he fails to find enough for the guys to do, which is a shame as Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard and Dylan McDermott are all good enough actors to give strong performances without having to hold centre stage. This is a little too dependent on sassy one-liners and is awash with sentiment by the end, but is still wonderful entertainment.

Ben Hur- (1959)
16:45 - 17:45 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
6.4/10 Stars

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Oscar-winning Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston and Jack Hawkins. An aristocratic Jew falls foul of a childhood friend, now a Roman tribune, and is banished to a life of slavery. (1959)

End of the World- (2018)
16:50 - 18:40 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
0.0/10 Stars

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A family flee from a series of natural disasters caused by a solar storm, seeking relative safety in nearby caves. (2018)

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore- (2010)
16:50 - 17:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
5.0/10 Stars

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Animated action sequel starring Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. A feline spy goes rogue, forcing the cats and dogs to unite to stop her taking over the world. (2010)

Dr Seuss's The Lorax- (0)
17:25 - 18:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
0.0/10 Stars

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Fantasy film starring Zac Efron, 2012. To win the girl of his dreams, Ted must find a Truffula tree in a place virtually devoid of nature.

Steel Magnolias- (1989)
17:40 - 19:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
7.0/10 Stars

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Expanded from his own play by Robert Harling, this comedy drama provided juicy roles for some of Hollywood's leading ladies at a time when muscle-bound action heroes held sway at the box office. Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts interact so beautifully as they discuss men, the menopause, manicures and marriage in Dolly Parton's kitsch small-town beauty salon that it was something of a surprise that only Roberts scooped an Oscar nomination. But it's Shirley MacLaine as the town's outsider (complete with her headstrong mutt) who steals the show with a wonderful display of crankiness and compassion, and just a little flirtatiousness thrown in for good measure. Director Herbert Ross times every gag and tear to perfection, but he fails to find enough for the guys to do, which is a shame as Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard and Dylan McDermott are all good enough actors to give strong performances without having to hold centre stage. This is a little too dependent on sassy one-liners and is awash with sentiment by the end, but is still wonderful entertainment.

Ben Hur- (1959)
17:50 - 21:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
6.4/10 Stars

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Oscar-winning Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston and Jack Hawkins. An aristocratic Jew falls foul of a childhood friend, now a Roman tribune, and is banished to a life of slavery. (1959)

Transformers: Age of Extinction- (2014)
17:50 - 21:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - E4
5.9/10 Stars

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The shape-changing robots are driven into hiding when the human race turns against them. They come out of exile to save the world, battling a new breed of human-created Transformers to prevent technology from their own planet being used in a plot that could threaten all life on Earth. Sci-fi adventure, starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer.

Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World- (2003)
18:20 - 21:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
6.7/10 Stars

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Like the much-loved series of novels by Patrick O'Brian, to which this adaptation will no doubt be scrupulously compared, Peter Weir's film immerses the audience in the day-to-day life on board a 19th-century British warship as it pursues a "phantom" French vessel with the avowed intent of sending her to Davy Jones's locker. Purists will endlessly discuss the casting of Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey (here deploying his self-described "RSC two pints after lunch" English accent) and Paul Bettany as his ship's doctor and best friend, Maturin, but both give full-blooded performances. It might have been a little repetitive, but thankfully the likeable characters, Weir's meticulous attention to period detail and the stunningly realised action (The Surprise's rounding of Cape Horn is as exciting a seaborne sequence as has ever been committed to celluloid) more than make up for the slightly anorexic story. Sadly for the placated fans, the film wasn't enough of a box-office success to generate the sequels that it seemed to promise.

Dr Seuss's The Lorax- (0)
18:30 - 19:10 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
0.0/10 Stars

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Fantasy film starring Zac Efron, 2012. To win the girl of his dreams, Ted must find a Truffula tree in a place virtually devoid of nature.

Arctic Apocalypse- (2019)
18:40 - 20:30 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
3.0/10 Stars

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Disaster drama following one family's journey across the frozen wilderness after glacial melting plunges the northern hemisphere into a new ice age. (2019)

Heaven Can Wait- (1943)
18:45 - 21:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
6.4/10 Stars

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This witty satire masquerading as a 20th Century-Fox family saga gets its title from the prologue in which the Devil (Laird Cregar) sits in judgement on Don Ameche in a gloriously Technicolored hell, from where Ameche reviews his life. This is as good as Ameche gets; not only is he perfectly cast, but also brilliantly directed by the comic genius Ernst Lubitsch, working in colour for the first time. The film has great warmth, charm and honesty, and grows on you until, at the end, you're sorry to leave. Gene Tierney has never looked lovelier - and that's really saying something - nor The Merry Widow been used more emotively. Each viewing confirms this film's growing status as a classic.

Made Of Honour- (2008)
19:00 - 20:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Love is in the air when Patrick Dempsey realises he's smitten with his friend. Problem is, she's about to marry someone else. Romcom. Sexual references/flashing images. (2008)(98 mins)

Bean- (1997)
19:10 - 20:15 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
6.4/10 Stars

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This very enjoyable American outing for Rowan Atkinson's celebrated TV character sees the bumbling Bean jetting off to the States to oversee the unveiling of the newly acquired Whistler's Mother. There are some familiar sketches, but writers Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll and director Mel Smith have skilfully slotted them into a cohesive, engaging and fast-moving story that's perfectly suited to Atkinson's singular style of physical comedy - his close encounter with "America's greatest painting" is an absolute riot. Peter MacNicol's anxiety-ridden American host is the perfect foil to Atkinson and Burt Reynolds is, well, Burt Reynolds in a general's uniform. The film was a massive international hit and deservedly so.

Made Of Honour- (2008)
20:05 - 21:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Love is in the air when Patrick Dempsey realises he's smitten with his friend. Problem is, she's about to marry someone else. Romcom. Sexual references/flashing images. (2008)(98 mins)

Bean- (1997)
20:20 - 21:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
6.4/10 Stars

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This very enjoyable American outing for Rowan Atkinson's celebrated TV character sees the bumbling Bean jetting off to the States to oversee the unveiling of the newly acquired Whistler's Mother. There are some familiar sketches, but writers Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll and director Mel Smith have skilfully slotted them into a cohesive, engaging and fast-moving story that's perfectly suited to Atkinson's singular style of physical comedy - his close encounter with "America's greatest painting" is an absolute riot. Peter MacNicol's anxiety-ridden American host is the perfect foil to Atkinson and Burt Reynolds is, well, Burt Reynolds in a general's uniform. The film was a massive international hit and deservedly so.

The Nanny- (0)
21:00 - 22:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1965. Thriller. Director: Seth Holt. Stars Bettie Davis, Wendy Craig & Jill Bennett. There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny.

Heartbreak Ridge- (1986)
21:00 - 22:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
6.6/10 Stars

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Clint Eastwood struts his stern stuff in this typically hard-nosed war epic, playing a grizzled gunnery sergeant training a batch of rookie soldiers. He's the main reason to watch this by-the-numbers drama, which recycles many vintage clichés of the genre, from the misfit recruit gaining dignity and the old, die-hard veteran versus the modern major, to the virgin platoon's first bitter taste of battle on the beaches of Grenada. It's a movie the US Department of Defense openly condemned - "drill sergeants are not permitted by regulations to swear at recruits".

Red- (2010)
21:00 - 23:15 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
6.5/10 Stars

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A retired CIA agent survives an assassination attempt and realises something in his past has made him a target. He sets out to reunites the members of his old hit squad to find out who is trying to kill them and why, but in the process, uncovers dangerous secrets. Action thriller, with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.

First Man- (2018)
21:00 - 23:45 - Sat 17/4/21 - Channel 4
0.0/10 Stars

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Biographical drama starring Ryan Gosling as legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong, in the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (2018)(141 mins) Also in HD

The Titan- (2018)
21:00 - 22:55 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
0.0/10 Stars

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Sci-fi thriller starring Sam Worthington. With the Earth's resources nearly exhausted, a fighter pilot and his family participate in an experiment into man's genetic evolution in space. (2018)

Suicide Squad- (2016)
21:00 - 22:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
0.0/10 Stars

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A ragtag team of supervillains are strong-armed into doing good by no-nonsense government agent Viola Davis. Superhero romp with Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. (2016)(118 mins) Also in HD

Rain Man- (1988)
22:00 - 23:00 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
7.4/10 Stars

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While everyone remembers this film about an autistic man as Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning triumph, it is equally Tom Cruise's. As a fast-talking wheeler-dealer living out the 1980s dream, he learns that not only is he out of his father's will (save for a 1949 Buick), he also has an institutionalised elder brother (Hoffman). This is a classic road movie, with the two siblings crossing country to California in the Buick. Hoffman's savant - a mass of baseball and airline disaster statistics, prone to hysterics if his routine is broken - is one of modern cinema's great triumphs: believable, unsentimental, often hilarious. But without Cruise, whose emotional journey runs from confused and impatient to understanding, protective and eventually loving, there is no film. Director Barry Levinson handles the whole thing beautifully, and also won an Oscar, and the film took the best picture award.

Heartbreak Ridge- (1986)
22:05 - 23:40 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
6.6/10 Stars

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Clint Eastwood struts his stern stuff in this typically hard-nosed war epic, playing a grizzled gunnery sergeant training a batch of rookie soldiers. He's the main reason to watch this by-the-numbers drama, which recycles many vintage clichés of the genre, from the misfit recruit gaining dignity and the old, die-hard veteran versus the modern major, to the virgin platoon's first bitter taste of battle on the beaches of Grenada. It's a movie the US Department of Defense openly condemned - "drill sergeants are not permitted by regulations to swear at recruits".

Suicide Squad- (2016)
22:05 - 23:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 2
0.0/10 Stars

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A ragtag team of supervillains are strong-armed into doing good by no-nonsense government agent Viola Davis. Superhero romp with Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. (2016)(118 mins) Also in HD

Burton and Taylor- (0)
22:10 - 23:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - BBC 2
0.0/10 Stars

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The story behind the final public appearance of Hollywood's most glamorous couple. Contains very strong language. [S,AD] [HD]

The Man Who Fell to Earth- (1976)
22:50 - 01:35 - Sat 17/4/21 - Talking Pictures
6.4/10 Stars

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An alien is sent to Earth to find a way to save his dying home planet. He adopts a human identity and uses his advanced knowledge to become a successful tycoon. However, he is corrupted by the sensations and vices of human life and loses sight of his objective. Nicolas Roeg's Sci-fi drama, starring David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark and Buck Henry.

Jaws- (1975)
22:50 - 01:15 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV
7.3/10 Stars

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Peter Benchley's pulp bestseller is here turned into the scariest sea saga ever filmed, with Steven Spielberg creating maximum suspense in the first dark moments and then maintaining the momentum with brilliant sleight-of-hand direction. The tale of a great white shark terrorising a New England resort community and the modern-day Captain Ahab (Robert Shaw) employed to kill it is now a classic of the suspense thriller genre. It's also credited with creating the summer blockbuster craze that Hollywood pins its financial hopes on every year. John Williams's Oscar-winning music and the excellent performances of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss add to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears.

Hostel- (2005)
22:55 - 00:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - Horror Channel
5.8/10 Stars

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Three backpackers travelling across Europe hear of a Slovakian inn where their every hedonistic desire will be met. However, they discover they have been lured into the clutches of wealthy depraved businessmen who pay for the chance to torture people to death. Horror, starring Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson and Eythor Gudjonsson.

Rain Man- (1988)
23:05 - 00:50 - Sat 17/4/21 - 5*
7.4/10 Stars

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While everyone remembers this film about an autistic man as Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning triumph, it is equally Tom Cruise's. As a fast-talking wheeler-dealer living out the 1980s dream, he learns that not only is he out of his father's will (save for a 1949 Buick), he also has an institutionalised elder brother (Hoffman). This is a classic road movie, with the two siblings crossing country to California in the Buick. Hoffman's savant - a mass of baseball and airline disaster statistics, prone to hysterics if his routine is broken - is one of modern cinema's great triumphs: believable, unsentimental, often hilarious. But without Cruise, whose emotional journey runs from confused and impatient to understanding, protective and eventually loving, there is no film. Director Barry Levinson handles the whole thing beautifully, and also won an Oscar, and the film took the best picture award.

Charlie Says- (2018)
23:15 - 01:25 - Sat 17/4/21 - Film 4
0.0/10 Stars

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A graduate student is tasked with teaching three young women who are serving life in prison for the infamous Manson murders. Biographical drama with Hannah Murray. (2018)(111 mins) Also in HD

Black Hawk Down- (2001)
23:40 - 00:40 - Sat 17/4/21 - ITV 4
7.1/10 Stars

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Following on swiftly from the release of Behind Enemy Lines, here's another noisy, gung-ho modern war movie. However, the fact that this film is based on the disastrous 1993 "Battle of Mogadishu" in Somalia does not temper its flag-waving, pro-American militarism. The film's poster tagline "Leave no man behind" disguises what was a strategic American mess as chest-beating melodrama - in reality, 18 Americans were killed, as were hundreds of Somalis during a 15-hour firefight. That it should come from a British director is the surprise, though to his credit Ridley Scott has cast many non-Americans in prominent roles - an underused Ewan McGregor, an impressive Jason Isaacs, comic turn Ewen Bremner and charismatic Eric Bana. It's sensitive, cool-headed and intelligent for a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, but for all of Scott's incredible technical skill - you really do feel as if you are there - the battle scenes lack identifiable characters and there is scant insight into the Somalian conflict. In a post-11-September world, its call for "heroes" makes it little more than a recruitment film.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes- (2014)
23:45 - 01:55 - Sat 17/4/21 - Channel 4
7.4/10 Stars

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A colony of super-intelligent apes thrives following a global virus outbreak that wipes out much of the human race. A survivor tries to make peace with the leader of the apes, but their efforts to reach an understanding are threatened by warmongers on both sides. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman.