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Today, Wednesday, 16th January

The Silver Fleet (1943)
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In occupied Holland, a shipping magnate destroys his new U-boat and himself and his Nazi mentors with it.

The Blue Max (1966)
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  • Today at 3.20am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
In Germany after World War I, an ambitious and skilful pilot causes the death of his comrades and steals the wife of his High Command superior, who eventually finds a means of revenge.

The Vicious Circle (1957)
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  • Today at 4am on Talking Pictures
An actress is found dead in Dr Latimer’s flat and the weapon turns up in the boot of his car…

Private’s Progress (1956)
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An extremely innocent young national serviceman is taught a few army dodges and becomes a dupe for art thieves.

Where There’s a Will (1955)
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A London family inherits a dilapidated Devon farm and makes a go of it.

The Final Test (1953)
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A cricketer looks forward to his last game but is out for a duck; he is however cheered by the crowd and comforted by his son.

Drama

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  • Today at 2.15pm on BBC Radio 4

The Black Tent (1956)
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  • Today at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures
During a Libyan battle, a wounded army captain is cared for by Arabs and marries the sheikh’s daughter. Ten years later after his death, his son elects to live with the tribe.

For the Love of Ada (1972)
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An elderly grave-digger and his wife celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Plenty (1985)

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  • Tonight at 10pm on London Live

Tomorrow, Thursday, 17th January

They Were Sisters (1945)
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The problems of three married sisters.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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  • Tomorrow at 6am on Sky Cinema Christmas HD
A Moscow doctor is caught up in World War I, exiled for writing poetry, forced into partisan service and separated from his only love.

Double Confession (1950)
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At a seaside resort, a man finds his wife dead and tries to frame her lover, but becomes confused with two real murders with a different purpose.

The Rake’s Progress (1945)
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The career of a cheerful ne’er-do-well playboy of the thirties.

Tunes of Glory (1960)
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The new disciplinarian CO of a Highland regiment crosses swords with his lax, hard-drinking predecessor.

Convict 99 (1938)
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  • Tomorrow at 1pm on London Live
A seedy schoolmaster accidentally becomes a prison governor and lets the convicts run the place.

Indiscreet (1958)
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  • Tomorrow at 2.30pm on Sky Cinema Select HD
An American diplomat in London falls in love with an actress, but protects himself by saying that he is married.

Kipps (1941)

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  • Tomorrow at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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  • Tomorrow at 4.05pm on Film4 HD
The story of Mary Stuart’s opposition to Elizabeth I, her imprisonment and execution.

For the Love of Ada (1972)
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  • Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures
An elderly grave-digger and his wife celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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  • Tomorrow at 5.45pm on Sky Cinema Action HD

Discovering Film

Discovering: Laurence Olivier
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  • Tomorrow at 6pm on Sky Arts HD

The Informers (1963)
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  • Tomorrow at 9pm on Talking Pictures
A police informer is murdered and his brother takes revenge.

Friday, 18th January

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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Disney’s version of the classic children’s tale of a shipwrecked family who build a new life on a desert island.

Discovering Film

Discovering: Laurence Olivier
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Murder at 3am (1953)
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A police detective suspects that his sister’s boyfriend is a murderer.

Night Song (1947)
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A wealthy socialite falls for a blind pianist and pretends to be blind also, and poor to boot.

Esther Waters (1948)
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  • Friday at 10am on Talking Pictures
In the 1870s, a maid is seduced by a squire, but insists on bringing up her child without help.

The Colditz Story (1955)
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  • Friday at 11am on Film4 HD
Adventures of British POWs in the German maximum security prison in Saxony’s Colditz Castle during World War II.

It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
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  • Friday at 12.10pm on Talking Pictures
An escaped convict takes refuge in his married mistress’s house in East London.

Appointment with Venus (1951)
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  • Friday at 1pm on London Live
During World War II, a pedigree cow is rescued from the German-occupied Channel Islands.

Drama

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  • Friday at 2.15pm on BBC Radio 4

Just My Luck (1957)
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  • Friday at 2.45pm on London Live
A jeweller’s assistant becomes involved in horse racing.

For the Love of Ada (1972)
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  • Friday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures
An elderly grave-digger and his wife celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Rampage (1963)

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  • Friday at 10.15pm on Sky Cinema Action HD

Saturday, 19th January

The Blue Max (1966)
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  • Saturday at 3.25am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
In Germany after World War I, an ambitious and skilful pilot causes the death of his comrades and steals the wife of his High Command superior, who eventually finds a means of revenge.

Dusty Ermine (1936)
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  • Saturday at 7.50am on Talking Pictures
Scotland Yard chases counterfeiters to Switzerland, and the hunt ends in a ski chase.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Parson’s Pleasure
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  • Saturday at 9.30am on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Double Bunk (1961)
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  • Saturday at 9.35am on Talking Pictures
Newly-weds live in an old houseboat.

Bean (1997)

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  • Saturday at 10.45am on Sky Cinema Comedy HD
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  • Saturday at 6.20pm on Sky Cinema Comedy HD

Midsomer Murders (2000)

Blue Herrings
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  • Saturday at 11am on itv3 HD

The Halfway House (1944)

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  • Saturday at 11.25am on Talking Pictures
Overnight guests at an inn find it was bombed a year before and they have all been given a supernatural chance to reconsider their lives.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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  • Saturday at 12.20pm on E4 HD
A department store Santa Claus promises a child that he will provide her with a house, a father and a brother for Christmas.

Gold (1974)
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  • Saturday at 1.05pm on Sony Movie Channel
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A South African mining engineer falls for the boss’s granddaughter and exposes a conspiracy.

No Highway in the Sky (1951)

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  • Saturday at 4pm on Talking Pictures

The Sea Wolves (1980)
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  • Saturday at 5.35pm on 5Spike
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  • Saturday at 6.40pm on 5Spike
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In 1943, elderly British territorials living in India dispose of a Nazi transmitter in neutral Goa.

The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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In 1943, a sabotage team is sent to destroy two giant guns on a Turkish island.

That Hamilton Woman (1941)
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  • Saturday at 6.10pm at the BFI (NFT2)
The affair of Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton.

Rampage (1963)

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  • Saturday at 8pm on Sky Cinema Action HD

Sunday, 20th January

Radio Pirates (1935)
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  • Sunday at 5.10am on Talking Pictures
A café proprietress, a radio salesman and a composer set up a pirate radio station.

Landfall (1949)
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A test pilot mistakenly believes that he accidentally sank a British submarine.

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
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A cargo passenger plane crashes in the desert, and the survivors try to avert disaster.

Port Afrique

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  • Sunday at 9.35am on Talking Pictures

Jurassic Park (1993)
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  • Sunday at 9.45am on Sky Cinema Hits HD
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  • Sunday at 6.45pm on Sky Cinema Hits HD
Genetically re-created from blood taken from ancient mosquitoes, dinosaurs run amok in a theme park.

Convict 99 (1938)
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  • Sunday at 10am on London Live
A seedy schoolmaster accidentally becomes a prison governor and lets the convicts run the place.

Murder by Death (1976)

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  • Sunday at 10.40am on TCM HD
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  • Sunday at 11.40am on TCM Plus 1

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)
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  • Sunday at 1pm on London Live
A footballer is poisoned during a match.

An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)
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  • Sunday at 2.45pm on London Live
Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
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A city clerk discovers he has the power to work miracles (given him by supportive gods) and nearly causes the end of the Earth.

The Wicked Lady (1945)
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  • Sunday at 4pm on Talking Pictures
In the days of Charles II, Lady Skelton befriends a highwayman and takes to crime.

The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
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  • Sunday at 7pm on True Movies
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  • Sunday at 8pm on True Movies Plus 1
Fact-based Second World War drama about a cleric who rescued thousands of PoWs and Italian resistance fighters from the Gestapo.

Modesty Blaise (1966)

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  • Sunday at 10.10pm on Talking Pictures

Monday, 21st January

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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  • Monday at 11am on Film4 HD
The story of Mary Stuart’s opposition to Elizabeth I, her imprisonment and execution.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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  • Monday at 11.50am on Sky Cinema Select HD
An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.

Thunder Rock (1942)
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  • Monday at 11.55am on Talking Pictures
A journalist disgusted with the world of the thirties retires to a lighthouse on Lake Michigan and is haunted by the ghosts of immigrants drowned a century before.

The Avengers (1961–69)
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The Joker
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  • Monday at 12.30pm on itv4 HD
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British espionage series of the 1960s.

Hold the Dream

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For the Love of Ada: The Permissive Society

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  • Monday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

Marathon Man (1976)
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  • Monday at 10.45pm on Sky Cinema Crime and Thriller HD
A vicious Nazi returns from Uruguay to New York in search of diamonds that had been kept for him by his now-dead brother, and is outwitted by the young brother of an American agent he has killed.

Tuesday, 22nd January

Henry V (1944)
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Shakespeare’s historical play is seen in performance at the Globe Theatre in 1603; as it develops, the scenery becomes more realistic.

Convict 99 (1938)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tuesday at 1.45am on London Live
A seedy schoolmaster accidentally becomes a prison governor and lets the convicts run the place.

The Blue Max (1966)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tuesday at 5.05am on Sky Cinema Action HD
In Germany after World War I, an ambitious and skilful pilot causes the death of his comrades and steals the wife of his High Command superior, who eventually finds a means of revenge.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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  • Tuesday at 6am on Sky Cinema Hits HD
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  • Tuesday at 4pm on Sky Cinema Hits HD

What a Carve Up! (1961)
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A madman fakes his own death in order to murder his relatives.

The Avengers (1961–69)
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The Joker
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  • Tuesday at 6.25am on itv4 HD
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British espionage series of the 1960s.

The Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s (1960)
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After the girls burn down St Trinian’s, a dubious headmaster offers to create a new school for them.

Bean (1997)

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  • Tuesday at 9.05am on Sky Cinema Comedy HD
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  • Tuesday at 11.30pm on Sky Cinema Comedy HD

Rampage (1963)

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  • Tuesday at 12.30pm on Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror HD
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  • Tuesday at 9pm on Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror HD

Hold the Dream

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  • Tuesday at 1pm on True Entertainment
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  • Tuesday at 2pm on True Entertainment Plus 1

Spartacus (1960)
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  • Tuesday at 2.20pm on Sky Cinema Select HD
The slaves of ancient Rome revolt and are quashed.

No Highway in the Sky (1951)

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  • Tuesday at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures

The Rogues

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  • Tuesday at 4.30pm on Talking Pictures

For the Love of Ada: The Football Match

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  • Tuesday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

Private’s Progress (1956)
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  • Tuesday at 5.30pm on TCM HD
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  • Tuesday at 6.30pm on TCM Plus 1
An extremely innocent young national serviceman is taught a few army dodges and becomes a dupe for art thieves.

Time Without Pity (1957)
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  • Tuesday at 6pm on Talking Pictures
An alcoholic arrives in London to seek new evidence that will prevent his son from being executed for murder.

Rembrandt (1936)
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  • Tuesday at 8.30pm at the BFI (NFT3)
Episodes in the life of the 17th-century painter.

Modesty Blaise (1966)

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  • Tuesday at 9pm on Talking Pictures

The Innocents (1961)
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  • Tuesday at 11.20pm on Talking Pictures
In Victorian times, a spinster governess in a lonely house finds her young charges possessed by evil demons of servants now dead.

Wednesday, 23rd January

Richard III (1955)
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  • 23rd January at 1.20am on Talking Pictures
Shakespeare’s play about Richard Crookback, his seizure of the throne and his defeat at Bosworth.

Come Play with Me (1977)
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  • 23rd January at 3am on London Live
A sex symbol and a gaggle of other beautiful girls set up a health farm.

The Flintstones (1994)

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  • 23rd January at 3.30am on Sky Cinema Family HD

A Passage to India (1984)
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  • 23rd January at 4am on Sky Cinema Christmas HD
An English girl in India accuses an Indian doctor of rape.

Your Money or Your Wife (1960)
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  • 23rd January at 10.05am on Talking Pictures
A couple with financial problems resort to letting rooms to lodgers, who turn out to be penniless.

First a Girl (1935)
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  • 23rd January at 1pm on London Live
A messenger girl attracts attention by posing as a boy, and becomes a star.

The Jazz Singer (1980)
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  • 23rd January at 1pm on True Entertainment
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Oddly timed reprise of The Jazz Singer, with doting mother replaced by patient wife.

The Way to the Stars (1945)
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  • 23rd January at 2.20pm on Film4 HD
World War II as seen by the guests at a small hotel near an airfield.

The Rogues

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  • 23rd January at 4.30pm on Talking Pictures

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
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  • 23rd January at 4.30pm on Film4 HD
In an Italian POW camp during World War II, an unpopular American captain leads English prisoners in a train escape.

For the Love of Ada: Another Man

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  • 23rd January at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

Thursday, 24th January

The Night Visitor (1971)
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  • 24th January at 1.05am on Talking Pictures
Imprisoned for an axe murder he didn’t commit, a man escapes and takes revenge.

Angel Face (1952)
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  • 24th January at 6am on Movies4Men
A demented girl murders her father and stepmother, involving her chauffeur, whom she finally kills, and commits suicide.

The Voice of Merrill (1952)
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  • 24th January at 6am on Talking Pictures
Three men are suspected of murder but one becomes a potential victim.

My Brother’s Keeper (1948)
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  • 24th January at 10.05am on Talking Pictures
Two convicts escape, handcuffed together; one is violent, the other innocent.

The Flintstones (1994)

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  • 24th January at 11.55am on Sky Cinema Family HD
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  • 24th January at 10.20pm on Sky Cinema Family HD

The Avengers (1961–69)
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Death’s Door
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  • 24th January at 12.30pm on itv4 HD
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  • 24th January at 1.30pm on itv4 Plus 1
British espionage series of the 1960s.

Just My Luck (1957)
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  • 24th January at 1pm on London Live
A jeweller’s assistant becomes involved in horse racing.

Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (1957)
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  • 24th January at 1.10pm on Film4 HD
Marooned on a small Pacific island during World War II, a marine and a nun, antagonistic to each other, combine to outwit the Japanese.

Androcles and the Lion (1952)

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  • 24th January at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures
A slave takes a thorn from the paw of a lion, which later, in the arena, refuses to eat him.

Appointment with Venus (1951)
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  • 24th January at 2.45pm on London Live
During World War II, a pedigree cow is rescued from the German-occupied Channel Islands.

The Rogues

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  • 24th January at 4.30pm on Talking Pictures

For the Love of Ada: Spring

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  • 24th January at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

That Hamilton Woman (1941)
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  • 24th January at 8.30pm at the BFI (NFT3)
The affair of Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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  • 24th January at 9pm on Sky Arts HD
A Moscow doctor is caught up in World War I, exiled for writing poetry, forced into partisan service and separated from his only love.

BFI Southbank Screenings


Acknowledgements

Programme and film information obtained with thanks from myDigiGuide and BFI.