What’s On

Screenings of classic films on UK television and at the BFI cinema

Today, Saturday 17th November

Where Eagles Dare (1968)
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During World War II, seven British paratroopers land in the Bavarian Alps to rescue a high-ranking officer from an impregnable castle.

Bulldog Jack (1935)
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A playboy poses as Bulldog Drummond when the real man is injured, and manages to foil the thieves and save the girl.

The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
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A man dreams that his plane will crash, and the dream begins to come true.

The Adventurers (1951)
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  • Today at 12.35pm on Talking Pictures
In 1902, two Boers and a cashiered English officer set out to recover stolen diamonds.

Bank Holiday (1938)

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The lives of various people intertwine during a day out at Bexborough.

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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  • Today at 1.10pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Disney’s version of the classic children’s tale of a shipwrecked family who build a new life on a desert island.

Knight Without Armour (1937)
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  • Today at 2.45pm on London Live
During the Russian Revolution of 1917, a widowed countess is helped to safety by a British translator.

Barnacle Bill

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  • Today at 4pm on Talking Pictures

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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  • Tonight at 6.45pm on Sky Cinema Action HD

The Silent Enemy (1958)
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The World War II exploits of a naval frogman in the Mediterranean.

No Trees in the Street (1958)

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  • Tonight at 8pm on Talking Pictures
Problems of a London slum family in the thirties.

Tomorrow, Sunday 18th November

No Love for Johnnie (1961)
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The personal and political problems of a Labour MP.

The Guinea Pig (1948)
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The first poor boy to win a scholarship to a famous public school has a hard time.

Ask a Policeman (1939)
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In a small coastal village, incompetent policemen accidentally expose smugglers who are scaring the locals with a headless horseman legend.

Lease of Life (1954)
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A poor clergyman is given a year to live, and puts it to good use.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Distant War
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1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Snowbound (1948)
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  • Tomorrow at 12.25pm on Talking Pictures
Various people congregate at a ski hut in the Swiss Alps; all are after buried Nazi loot.

The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
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Semi-documentary account of the 1939 trapping of the German pocket battle ship Graf Spee in Montevideo Harbour, and of her subsequent scuttling.

The Lion Has Wings (1939)
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  • Tomorrow at 1pm on London Live
Documentary drama tracing the steps leading up to the outbreak of war.

Derby Day

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  • Tomorrow at 3.40pm on Talking Pictures

The Long Arm (1956)

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  • Tomorrow at 5.20pm on Talking Pictures
A Scotland Yard superintendent solves a series of robberies.

Monday, 19th November

Green for Danger (1947)
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A mysterious murderer strikes on the operating table at a wartime emergency hospital.

Christmas Eve (1986)
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A well-to-do elderly woman with an incurable illness tries to reunite her family for Christmas Eve.

Fire Maidens from Outer Space (1956)
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Spacemen land on the 13th Moon of Jupiter and find man-hungry spacegirls waiting for them.

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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  • Monday at 11am on horror channel
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A medieval Italian prince practices devil worship while the plague rages outside, but when he holds a ball, death is an uninvited guest.

Bank Holiday (1938)

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  • Monday at 3.15pm on London Live
The lives of various people intertwine during a day out at Bexborough.

The David Niven Show

Fortune’s Folly
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  • Monday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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Distant War
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  • Monday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

The Guv’nor (1935)

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  • Monday at 11pm on London Live

Tuesday, 20th November

The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
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  • Tuesday at 2.45am on horror channel
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In 1910, a Bavarian disciple of Dracula lures a British honeymoon couple.

The Ladykillers (1955)
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  • Tuesday at 2.50am on Channel 4 HD
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An old lady takes in a sinister lodger, who with his four friends commits a robbery. When she finds out, they plot to kill her, but are hoist with their own petards.

Crow Hollow (1952)
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A newly-wed wife of a young doctor goes to live with him in an oppressive old house where various mysterious attempts are made on her life.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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A Victorian gentleman and his valet win a bet that they can go around the world in eighty days.

Knight Without Armour (1937)
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  • Tuesday at 2.35pm on London Live
During the Russian Revolution of 1917, a widowed countess is helped to safety by a British translator.

The David Niven Show

Life Line
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  • Tuesday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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France Falls
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  • Tuesday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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  • Tuesday at 11.55pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Disney’s version of the classic children’s tale of a shipwrecked family who build a new life on a desert island.

Wednesday, 21st November

To Paris with Love (1955)
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A middle-aged widower and his son go to Paris on holiday and devise matrimonial plans for each other.

The Other Love (1947)
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  • Wednesday at 10.55am on Talking Pictures
At a Swiss sanatorium, a lady concert pianist who is dying falls in love with her doctor .

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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  • Wednesday at 1.10pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Disney’s version of the classic children’s tale of a shipwrecked family who build a new life on a desert island.

Guns at Batasi (1964)
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  • Wednesday at 2.15pm on Film4 HD
The headquarters of an Anglo-African regiment is threatened by rebels.

The Lion Has Wings (1939)
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  • Wednesday at 3.15pm on London Live
Documentary drama tracing the steps leading up to the outbreak of war.

The Root of All Evil (1947)
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  • Wednesday at 3.20pm on Talking Pictures
A jilted woman becomes unscrupulous in business in order to get even with her ex-boyfriend.

The David Niven Show

Backtrack
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  • Wednesday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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Alone
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  • Wednesday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

No Trees in the Street (1958)

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  • Wednesday at 9pm on Talking Pictures
Problems of a London slum family in the thirties.

Plenty (1985)

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  • Wednesday at 11.15pm on London Live

Thursday, 22nd November

The Narrowing Circle (1956)
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Murder on the staff of a magazine.

The Interrupted Journey (1949)
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An author leaves his wife for another woman, changes his mind on the journey, pulls the communication cord and causes a train crash. Or does he?.

Murder by Death (1976)

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  • Thursday at 5.40pm on TCM HD
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Things to Come (1936)
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War in 1940 is followed by plague, rebellion, a new glass-based society and the first rocketship to the moon.

Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)
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A young man who thinks he is dying arrives in the Canadian Rockies to take over his father’s oil valley, but a scheming contractor opposes him.

The David Niven Show

The Promise
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  • Thursday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

Barnacle Bill

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  • Thursday at 6pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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Barbarossa
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  • Thursday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

The Guv’nor (1935)

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  • Thursday at 11.05pm on London Live

Friday, 23rd November

Rebecca (1940)
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The naïve young second wife of a Cornish landowner is haunted by the image of his glamorous first wife, Rebecca.

The Blue Max (1966)
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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.

Once in a New Moon (1935)
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A small town gets dragged out into space, and the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all.

Stagecoach West (1961)

Finn McColl
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  • Friday at 7.50am on Talking Pictures

Last of the Summer Wine (2005)

Watching the Clock
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  • Friday at 1.20pm on Drama
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  • Friday at 7.20pm on Drama

The David Niven Show

The Twist of the Key
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  • Friday at 5.30pm on Talking Pictures

Twice ’Round the Daffodils

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  • Friday at 6pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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Banzai!
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  • Friday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Where Time Began (1977)
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  • Friday at 7.05pm on Movies4Men
After finding a map, Professor Otto Lindenbrock leads an expedition deep below the Earth’s surface to discover its long-hidden secrets.

Public Eye

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  • Friday at 8pm on Talking Pictures

Saturday, 24th November

The World at War (1973–74)
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Occupation
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  • 24th November at 12am on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

The Lion Has Wings (1939)
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  • 24th November at 10am on London Live
Documentary drama tracing the steps leading up to the outbreak of war.

Street Corner (1953)
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  • 24th November at 10.35am on Talking Pictures
Days in the lives of the women police of Chelsea.

Holiday Camp (1947)
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  • 24th November at 12.30pm on Talking Pictures
At a summer holiday camp, a murderer on the prowl affects people’s enjoyment in various ways.

The Fallen Idol (1948)

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  • 24th November at 5.55pm on Talking Pictures
An ambassador’s small son nearly incriminates his friend the butler in the death of his shrewish wife.

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
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  • 24th November at 6.45pm on Paramount Network
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  • 24th November at 7.50pm on Paramount Network
Arthur’s fortune is threatened by his former fiancée’s father, bent on revenge, while his wife wants to adopt a baby.

The Mummy (1959)

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  • 24th November at 9pm on horror channel
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  • 24th November at 10pm on horror channel Plus 1

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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  • 24th November at 10.15pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Disney’s version of the classic children’s tale of a shipwrecked family who build a new life on a desert island.

Acknowledgements

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