What’s On

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

Today

Carry on Jack (1964)
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A midshipman finds himself at the mercy of a bullying captain and they are both put overboard after a mutiny.

A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)
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Among the colourful characters of London’s Petticoat Market moves a boy whose pet goat seems to have the magical power of a unicorn.

Tomorrow

Dominique is Dead (1979)

The Night We Dropped a Clanger (1959)
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During World War II, a wing commander’s double is accidentally sent to the front line in his place.

I’m All Right Jack (1959)
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A world-innocent graduate takes a job in industry; by starting at the bottom he provokes a national strike.

The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
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During World War II, ten marines are trained to travel by canoe into Bordeaux harbour and attach limpet mines to German ships.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
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In the early days of the French Revolution, an apparently foppish Englishman leads a daring band in rescuing aristocrats from the guillotine.

Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)
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A lazy tramp is the one blot on a prize-winning English village.

The Singer Not the Song (1961)
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In an isolated Mexican town, a priest defies an outlaw who oddly respects him.

Carrington VC (1954)
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An army major is court-martialled for embezzling mess funds.

The Avengers (1967)

It’s a Wonderful World (1956)
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Two songwriters struggle to compose a hit song, until one discovers a way to be successful: by recording an old tune backwards.

Saturday, 25th March

Doctor Dolittle (1967)
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In a Victorian English village, Dr Dolittle is a veterinary surgeon who talks to his patients; escaping from a lunatic asylum he travels with friends to the South Sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

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 Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
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In the early days of the French Revolution, an apparently foppish Englishman leads a daring band in rescuing aristocrats from the guillotine.

Hue and Cry (1947)

East End boys discover that their favourite boys’ paper is being used by crooks to pass information.

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.

The Vicious Circle (1957)
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An actress is found dead in Dr Latimer’s flat and the weapon turns up in the boot of his car….

The Wooden Horse (1950)
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During World War II, British prisoners escape from Stalag Luft III by tunnelling under a vaulting horse.

Broken Journey (1948)

A plane crashes in the Alps, and the survivors take different attitudes to their situation.

The Galloping Major (1951)
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A group of suburbanites form a syndicate to buy a racehorse.

Gun Glory (1957)
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A gunfighter returns home to settle down, but finds his wife dead and his son resentful.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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The Rebel Alliance takes refuge from Darth Vader on a frozen planet.

Persecution (1974)


Sunday, 26th March

Old Mother Riley (1937)

Gun Glory (1957)
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A gunfighter returns home to settle down, but finds his wife dead and his son resentful.

Brandy for the Parson (1952)

A couple on a yachting holiday find themselves unwittingly smuggling brandy into Britain.

Richard III (1955)
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Shakespeare's play about Richard Crookback, his seizure of the throne and his defeat at Bosworth.

The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Two wealthy and eligible bachelors of the 1890s have problems with their marriage prospects.

The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied prisoners plan to escape from a German prison camp.

That Hamilton Woman (1941)
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The affair of Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton.

A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)
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Among the colourful characters of London’s Petticoat Market moves a boy whose pet goat seems to have the magical power of a unicorn.

Broken Journey (1948)

A plane crashes in the Alps, and the survivors take different attitudes to their situation.

Monday, 27th March

Chance of a Lifetime (1950)
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The owner of a small engineering works, impatient with the unionism of his men, gives them a chance to run the factory themselves.

Salome (1953)
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Princess Salome of Galilee eludes her licentious stepfather, falls in love with a secret Christian and leaves home when her dancing fails to save the life of John the Baptist.

Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
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Inspector Clouseau is reported missing at sea and a television reporter interviews those who had known him.

Shadowlands (1993)
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The emotionally repressed C S Lewis, Oxford don and famous writer of children’s books and works of popular theology, enters into a marriage of convenience with an American woman, whom he grows to love, only to learn that she has terminal cancer.

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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In 1862, an English governess arrives in Bangkok to teach the 67 children of the king.

The Galloping Major (1951)
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A group of suburbanites form a syndicate to buy a racehorse.

A Day to Remember (1953)
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A darts team takes a day trip to France.

Our Girl Friday (1953)
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Four shipwrecked sailors are washed up on a desert island.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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An 18th-century British naval vessel sets off for South America but during a mutiny the captain is cast adrift and the mutineers settle in the Pitcairn Islands. Overlong remake of the 1935 version.

Broken Journey (1948)

A plane crashes in the Alps, and the survivors take different attitudes to their situation.

Last of the Summer Wine (2005)

The Beachcomber (1954)
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An alcoholic ne’er-do-well in the Dutch East Indies reforms after an unexpected adventure with a lady missionary.

Rebecca (1940)


Tuesday, 28th March

Hands of the Ripper (1971)
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Jack the Ripper stabs his wife to death in view of his small daughter, who grows up a sexually repressed murderess.

Magic (1978)
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A ventriloquist obsessed by his dummy is impelled to murder.

Stage Fright (1950)
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A man is on the run for a backstage murder, and his girlfriend takes a job as maid to the great star he says is responsible.

Shadowlands (1993)
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The emotionally repressed C S Lewis, Oxford don and famous writer of children’s books and works of popular theology, enters into a marriage of convenience with an American woman, whom he grows to love, only to learn that she has terminal cancer.

The Voice of Merrill (1952)
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Three men are suspected of murder but one becomes a potential victim.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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An 18th-century British naval vessel sets off for South America but during a mutiny the captain is cast adrift and the mutineers settle in the Pitcairn Islands. Overlong remake of the 1935 version.

Safari (1956)
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A white hunter falls in love with the wife of his employer and luckily the latter is killed by the Mau Mau.

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

The Pink Panther (1964)
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An incompetent Sûreté inspector is in Switzerland on the trail of a jewel thief called The Phantom.

The Singer Not the Song (1961)
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In an isolated Mexican town, a priest defies an outlaw who oddly respects him.

The Good Die Young (1954)
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Four crooks, all with private problems, set out to rob a mail van.

Richard III (1955)
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Shakespeare's play about Richard Crookback, his seizure of the throne and his defeat at Bosworth.

The Avengers (1967)


Wednesday, 29th March

Raffles (1939)
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Raffles, the famous cricketer, is also a compulsive and daring amateur thief.

Faces in the Dark (1960)
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A blind man survives a plot against his life.

The Stars Look Down (1940)
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A group of coalminers are buried alive through the greed of their pit-owner boss.

Spartacus (1960)
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The slaves of ancient Rome revolt and are quashed.

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957)
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In 1949 a British frigate is shelled and held captive by communist shore batteries in the Yangtse.

The Railway Children (2000)

The Green Man (1956)
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A professional assassin stalks a pompous politician.

Passage Home (1955)
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In 1931, tensions run high on a merchant ship when the captain accepts an attractive girl as passenger from South America.

Thursday, 30th March

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
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Inspector Clouseau has disappeared, and Dreyfus selects the world’s worst detective to replace him.

Radio Pirates (1935)
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A café proprietress, a radio salesman and a composer set up a pirate radio station.

The Monkey’s Paw (1948)
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A curio dealer sells a monkey’s paw that can grant the possessor three wishes, but warns that disaster will follow.

The Millionairess (1960)
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The richest woman in the world falls for a poor Indian doctor.

Dominique is Dead (1979)

The Bounty (1984)
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William Bligh is summoned before a court martial to explain the events leading up to the famous mutiny.

Acknowledgements

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

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