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Today, Tuesday, 26th October
Something to Live For (1952)
- Today at 2am on Talking Pictures TV
A married commercial artist member of Alcoholics Anonymous falls for a dipsomaniac actress but refuses to break up his marriage. Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright.
Britain’s Blonde Bombshell: The Diana Dors Story
- Today at 2.30am on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Profile of the actress and postwar sex symbol, presented by Honor Blackman.
Paul Temple’s Triumph (1950)
- Today at 3.45am on Talking Pictures TV
A husband-and-wife detective team tracks down a kidnapped scientist who has invented a secret formula. John Bentley, Dinah Sheridan, Barbara Couper.
Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
Parson’s Pleasure (1980, S3 E6)
- Today at 9am on Sky Arts HD
A crooked antiques dealer masquerading as a clergyman encounters a farmer, who gives him a piece of furniture worth a fortune. Roald Dahl, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles.
Sir Francis Drake (1961–62)
Beggars of the Sea
- Today at 9.30am on Talking Pictures TV
The Spanish troops stationed in the Netherlands have not been paid in some time, and begin plotting a mutiny.
- Today at 10am on Sky Arts HD
A portrait of Hollywood’s quintessential Englishman, whose career included acclaimed roles in films Separate Tables, A Matter of Life and Death and Around the World in 80 Days. David Niven.
Now and Forever (1956)
- Today at 10am on Talking Pictures TV
A lonely schoolgirl plans an elopement and is chased across England by two sets of parents. Janette Scott, Vernon Gray, Kay Walsh.
I See Ice! (1938)
- Today at 1pm on London Live
The property man in an ice ballet company is a keen amateur photographer who accidentally snaps crooks at work. George Formby, Kay Walsh, Betty Stockfeld.
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
- Today at 1.30pm on TCM Movies HD
- Today at 2.30pm on TCM Movies Plus 1
Miss Marple investigates when an old man is apparently frightened to death by a cat. Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley.
Guns at Batasi (1964)
- Today at 1.55pm on Paramount Network HD
- Today at 3pm on Paramount Network HD
The headquarters of an Anglo-African regiment is threatened by rebels. Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
- Today at 3pm on Film4 HD
King Louis XIV keeps his twin brother prisoner. 1977 TV movie remake. Richard Chamberlain, Patrick McGoohan, Louis Jourdan.
Those People Next Door (1953)
- Tonight at 6.30pm on Talking Pictures TV
A young man’s titled parents object to his working-class fiancée. Jack Warner, Charles Victor, Marjorie Rhodes.
Midsomer Murders (1997–To Date)
Birds of Prey (2003, S6)
- Tonight at 8pm on ITV3 HD
A book dealer is found drowned, having seemingly committed suicide in despair at having sunk all his cash in a local inventor’s revolutionary new transport system – but the discovery of a second body makes it clear that there is a murderer at large. John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark.