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Today, Monday, 20th May

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.

The Two-Headed Spy (1958)
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  • Today at 9.40am on Talking Pictures
A bogus Nazi worms his way into the Gestapo hierarchy.

Never the Twain (1984)

No Flame Like an Old Flame
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  • Tonight at 6.30pm on Forces TV
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  • Tonight at 11pm on Forces TV

The World at War (1973–74)
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Nemesis
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  • Today at 10am on Yesterday
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  • Tonight at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Sea of Sand (1958)
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  • Today at 12.55pm on Film4 HD
Just before Alamein an Eighth Army desert group plans to destroy one of Rommel’s last petrol dumps.

The First of the Few (1942)
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  • Today at 3.35pm on 5Spike
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The story of R J Mitchell who saw World War II coming and devised the Spitfire.

The Fallen Idol (1948)
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  • Today at 3.05pm on Talking Pictures
An ambassador’s small son nearly incriminates his friend the butler in the death of his shrewish wife.

Spartacus (1960)
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  • Today at 3.10pm on Sky Cinema Greats HD
The slaves of ancient Rome revolt and are quashed.

The Way to the Stars (1945)
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  • Today at 4.50pm on Film4 HD
World War II as seen by the guests at a small hotel near an airfield.

Discovering Film

Discovering: Vivien Leigh
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  • Today at 5pm on Sky Arts HD

Albert, RN (1953)
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  • Tonight at 6pm on Talking Pictures
Prisoners of war construct a lifelike dummy to cover the absence of escaping prisoners.

Van der Valk

The Professor
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  • Tonight at 9pm on Talking Pictures

The World at War (1973–74)
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Occupation
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  • Tonight at 10pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 21st May

Marathon Man (1976)
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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.

Hold the Dream

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Discovering Film

Discovering: Vivien Leigh
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  • Tomorrow at 4am on Sky Arts HD
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  • Tomorrow at 11am on Sky Arts HD

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.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
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  • Tomorrow at 5am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

Three Silent Men (1940)
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  • Tomorrow at 6am on Talking Pictures
An Allied surgeon falls under suspicion when his enemy patient is later found dead.

The Flintstones (1994)
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  • Tomorrow at 9.25am on Sky Cinema Family HD
In the Stone Age town of Bedrock, quarry worker Fred Flintstone is promoted to vice-president so that he can be the fall-guy for his boss’s crooked schemes.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Japan 1941-45
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1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

80,000 Suspects (1963)

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  • Tomorrow at 11.50am on Talking Pictures

Geordie (1955)
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  • Tomorrow at 3.05pm on Talking Pictures
A weakly Scottish boy takes a physical culture course and becomes an Olympic hammer-thrower.

The Ladykillers (1955)
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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.

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

Van der Valk

In Hazard
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  • Tomorrow at 9pm on Talking Pictures

Wednesday, 22nd May

A Severed Head (1971)
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  • Wednesday at 12am on Talking Pictures
A wine merchant has a long-standing affair that he thinks is secret, but is annoyed when his wife tries the same game.

Murder by Death (1976)

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  • Wednesday at 2.10am on TCM HD
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  • Wednesday at 3.10am on TCM Plus 1

Hold the Dream

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  • Wednesday at 4am on True Entertainment
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  • Wednesday at 5am on True Entertainment Plus 1

Night Song (1947)
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  • Wednesday at 6am on Movies4Men
A wealthy socialite falls for a blind pianist and pretends to be blind also, and poor to boot.

Hotel Reserve (1944)
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  • Wednesday at 8am on Movies4Men
An Austrian refugee in the south of France is asked by the police to track down a spy among his fellow guests.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Pacific
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  • Wednesday at 10am on Yesterday
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  • Wednesday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Albert, RN (1953)
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  • Wednesday at 1.20pm on 5Spike
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  • Wednesday at 2.20pm on 5Spike Plus 1
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  • Wednesday at 2.25pm on 5Spike
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  • Wednesday at 3.25pm on 5Spike Plus 1
Prisoners of war construct a lifelike dummy to cover the absence of escaping prisoners.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
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  • Wednesday at 4pm on Sky Cinema Drama HD
In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

Discovering Film

Discovering: David Niven
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  • Wednesday at 6pm on Sky Arts HD

The Four Feathers (1939)
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  • Wednesday at 6pm on Talking Pictures
During the Sudan campaign of the 1890s, a stay-at-home receives four white feathers as a symbol of cowardice; but he goes undercover, becomes a hero and rescues his best friend.

Van der Valk

Gold Plated Delinquents
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  • Wednesday at 9pm on Talking Pictures

No Trees in the Street (1959)
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  • Wednesday at 10pm on Talking Pictures
Problems of a London slum family in the thirties.

Thursday, 23rd May

The Love Lottery (1954)
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  • Thursday at 3am on Talking Pictures
A British film star is persuaded to offer himself as first prize in a lottery.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
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  • Thursday at 3.25am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

A Fire Has Been Arranged (1935)

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  • Thursday at 4.40am on Talking Pictures
Ex-convicts find a building in the field where they buried the loot.

Discovering Film

Discovering: David Niven
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  • Thursday at 5am on Sky Arts HD
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  • Thursday at 12pm on Sky Arts HD

Angels One Five (1952)
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  • Thursday at 6.25am on BBC 2 HD
A slice of life in an RAF fighter station during the Battle of Britain.

Murder by Death (1976)

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  • Thursday at 6.30am on TCM HD
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  • Thursday at 7.30am on TCM Plus 1

The Way to the Stars (1945)
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  • Thursday at 11am on Film4 HD
World War II as seen by the guests at a small hotel near an airfield.

Bean (1997)
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  • Thursday at 11.20am on Sky Cinema Comedy HD
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An accident-prone attendant at London’s Royal National Gallery accompanies Whistler’s Mother to America.

Who Goes There! (1952)
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  • Thursday at 11.35am on Talking Pictures
In a Grace and Favour house near St James’s Palace, a guardsman is involved in a trail of romantic intrigue.

The Man Upstairs (1958)
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  • Thursday at 2.45pm on London Live
A mild-mannered lodger becomes violent, injures a policeman, and barricades himself in his room.

A French Mistress (1960)
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  • Thursday at 6.55pm on Talking Pictures
An attractive new mistress causes havoc at a Boys’ school.

Van der Valk

Diane
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  • Thursday at 9pm on Talking Pictures

Friday, 24th May

The Verdict (1982)
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An ageing and failed attorney is unexpectedly handed a case of medical malpractice and successfully sues a hospital.

The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
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In 1910, a Bavarian disciple of Dracula lures a British honeymoon couple.

Waterfront

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  • Friday at 2.50am on Talking Pictures

The Desert Rats (1953)
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  • Friday at 4.45am on Sky Cinema Select HD
An English captain commands an Australian detachment in the siege of Tobruk, and survives an encounter with Rommel.

The Great Escape (1963)
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  • Friday at 4.55am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
Allied prisoners plan to escape from a German prison camp.

Carry on Admiral (1957)
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  • Friday at 6am on Talking Pictures
In a drunken moment, an MP changes clothes with a naval officer and is forced to adopt his friend’s identity aboard ship.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Reckoning
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  • Friday at 10am on Yesterday
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  • Friday at 6pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Father Brown (1954)
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[as The Detective]

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  • Friday at 12pm on Talking Pictures
A Catholic clergyman retrieves a priceless church cross from master thief Flambeau.

HMS Defiant (1962)
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[as Damn the Defiant!]

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  • Friday at 2.55pm on 5Spike
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  • Friday at 4pm on 5Spike
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Mutiny erupts on an 18th-century British sailing ship.

Make Mine Mink (1960)
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  • Friday at 3pm on London Live
Members of a high-class boarding establishment steal furs to give the proceeds to charity.

Don’t Panic Chaps (1959)
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  • Friday at 3.05pm on Talking Pictures
British and German units are sent to set up observation posts on the same Adriatic island, and agree to sit out the war in comfort.

Swallows and Amazons (1974)
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In the twenties, four children have adventures in the Lake District.

Murder, She Wrote (1987)

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall ’Part 1’
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  • Friday at 4pm on 5USA

Discovering Film

Discovering: James Mason
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  • Friday at 6pm on Sky Arts HD

North by Northwest (1959)
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  • Friday at 6.20pm on TCM HD
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  • Friday at 7.20pm on TCM Plus 1
A business man is mistaken for a spy, and enemy agents then try to kill him because he knows too much.

A Run for Your Money (1949)
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  • Friday at 6.30pm on Talking Pictures
Welsh Rugby supporters have various adventures on their one day in London.

Saturday, 25th May

Discovering Film

Discovering: James Mason
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  • Saturday at 5am on Sky Arts HD

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

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  • Saturday at 5.30am on TCM HD
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  • Saturday at 6.30am on TCM Plus 1

Dickie Attenborough: A Life in Film

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  • Saturday at 8am on BBC Radio 4 Extra
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  • Saturday at 3pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Burnt Evidence (1954)
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  • Saturday at 10.15am on Talking Pictures
A jealous husband accidentally shoots his wife’s lover and runs for the hills.

Aces High (1976)
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  • Saturday at 12.20pm on itv4 HD
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In the air force during World War I, young pilots are needlessly sacrificed.

Barnacle Bill

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  • Saturday at 11.30am on Talking Pictures

Convoy (1940)
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  • Saturday at 3pm on Talking Pictures
A German pocket battleship menaces a British convoy and a merchant ship sacrifices itself to prevent disaster.

Cage of Gold (1950)
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  • Saturday at 4.45pm on Talking Pictures
A girl’s philandering ex-husband comes back into her life and is murdered.

Battle of Britain (1969)
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  • Saturday at 6.25pm on Channel 5 HD
Summer 1940: England defends itself against aerial onslaught.

Georgy Girl (1966)

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  • Saturday at 8.10pm on Talking Pictures

Sunday, 26th May

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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The story of Mary Stuart’s opposition to Elizabeth I, her imprisonment and execution.

Derby Day

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  • Sunday at 2am on Talking Pictures

Dickie Attenborough: A Life in Film

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  • Sunday at 3am on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Shadow of the Eagle (1950)
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  • Sunday at 3.40am on Talking Pictures
In 1770, a Russian envoy to Venice falls for the princess he is supposed to kidnap.

His Excellency (1952)
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  • Sunday at 7.30am on Talking Pictures
The Labour government sends a trade union officer to govern a Mediterranean colony.

Holiday Camp (1947)
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  • Sunday at 9.10am on Talking Pictures
At a summer holiday camp, a murderer on the prowl affects people’s enjoyment in various ways.

Just My Luck (1957)
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  • Sunday at 12.50pm on Talking Pictures
A jeweller’s assistant becomes involved in horse racing.

Make Mine Mink (1960)
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  • Sunday at 1.05pm on London Live
Members of a high-class boarding establishment steal furs to give the proceeds to charity.

Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)
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  • Sunday at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures
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 Long Memory (1953)
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  • Sunday at 3.10pm on London Live
An ex-con , framed for a murder he did not commit, plots revenge but instead discovers a fresh crime.

The Card (1952)

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  • Sunday at 4.40pm on Talking Pictures

For the Love of Ada (1970–71)
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Wedding Plans
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  • Sunday at 6.30pm on Talking Pictures
Two old age pensioners find that as romance blossoms, so too does emotional turmoil.

Steaming

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  • Sunday at 10.10pm on Talking Pictures

Monday, 27th May

The Captive Heart (1946)
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  • 27th May at 6.50am on TCM HD
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  • 27th May at 7.50am on TCM Plus 1
Stories of life among British officers in a German POW camp, especially of a Czech who has stolen the papers of a dead Britisher.

Street Corner (1953)
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  • 27th May at 8.25am on Talking Pictures
Days in the lives of the women police of Chelsea.

Zulu (1964)
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  • 27th May at 10.50am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
In 1879 British soldiers stand fast against the Zulus at Rorke’s Drift.

Discovering Film

Discovering: James Mason
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  • 27th May at 12pm on Sky Arts HD

Frieda (1947)
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  • 27th May at 12pm on Talking Pictures
An RAF officer marries and takes home a girl who helped him escape from a POW camp.

Battle of Britain (1969)
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  • 27th May at 2.15pm on Channel 5 HD
Summer 1940: England defends itself against aerial onslaught.

Murder, She Wrote (1987)

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall ’Part 2’
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  • 27th May at 3pm on 5USA

The Great Escape (1963)
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  • 27th May at 4.05pm on Sky Cinema Drama HD
Allied prisoners plan to escape from a German prison camp.

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
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  • 27th May at 4.25pm on Film4 HD
Holmes and Watson meet as teenage students and trace mysterious murders to an eastern cult.

The Boys (1962)
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  • 27th May at 6.30pm on Talking Pictures
Four boys are on trial for killing a garage attendant.

Triple Cross (1966)
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  • 27th May at 6.30pm on Movies4Men
A small-time crook imprisoned on Jersey at the start of World War II offers to spy for the Nazis but reports to the English.

The Guv’nor (1935)
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  • 27th May at 11pm on London Live
By chance, a tramp becomes a bank director.

Tuesday, 28th May

Meet Mr Lucifer (1953)
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  • 28th May at 3.30am on Talking Pictures
The Demon King in a tatty provincial pantomime dreams he is the devil preventing people from wasting time watching television.

Calling Paul Temple (1948)

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  • 28th May at 6am on Talking Pictures
A detective is called in to catch the murderer of the patients of a doctor who specialises in nervous disorders.

The Fallen Idol (1948)
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  • 28th May at 8.25am on Talking Pictures
An ambassador’s small son nearly incriminates his friend the butler in the death of his shrewish wife.

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

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  • 28th May at 8.30am on TCM HD
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  • 28th May at 9.30am on TCM Plus 1

Midnight Lace (1960)
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  • 28th May at 11am on Film4 HD
The wife of a rich Londoner is terrorised by threatening phone calls and voices in the fog.

Emergency Call (1952)
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  • 28th May at 12.15pm on Talking Pictures
Inspector Lane tracks down several people who share a rare blood group needed to save a life.

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole and the Man of God
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  • 28th May at 2pm on Talking Pictures

Cage of Gold (1950)
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  • 28th May at 3.05pm on Talking Pictures
A girl’s philandering ex-husband comes back into her life and is murdered.

North by Northwest (1959)
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  • 28th May at 4.05pm on TCM HD
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  • 28th May at 5.05pm on TCM Plus 1
A business man is mistaken for a spy, and enemy agents then try to kill him because he knows too much.

Discovering Film

Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor
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  • 28th May at 5pm on Sky Arts HD

Acknowledgements

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