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Today, Saturday, 19th October

The Desert Rats (1953)
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An English captain commands an Australian detachment in the siege of Tobruk, and survives an encounter with Rommel.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
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In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

The Captive Heart (1946)
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Stories of life among British officers in a German POW camp, especially of a Czech who has stolen the papers of a dead Britisher.

Millions Like Us (1943)
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The tribulations of a family in wartime, especially of the meek daughter who goes into war work and marries an airman, who is killed.

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

Zulu (1964)
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In 1879 British soldiers stand fast against the Zulus at Rorke’s Drift.

Bean (1997)
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An accident-prone attendant at London’s Royal National Gallery accompanies Whistler’s Mother to America.

Encore (1951)
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Three more Somerset Maugham short stories introduced by the author.

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.

Hart to Hart

My Hart Belongs to Daddy
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Remembering Dora Bryan

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Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952)

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Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)

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Never the Twain (1988)

Whose Baby?
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Desert Mice (1959)
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Adventures of a concert party sent to entertain the troops in North Africa during World War II.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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A team of experts goes to investigate how an island used as a breeding ground for the recreated dinosaurs of Jurassic Park has become a self-supporting eco-system.

A Taste of Honey (1961)
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Adventures of a pregnant Salford teenager, her sluttish mother, black lover and homosexual friend.

Tomorrow, Sunday, 20th October

The Shillingbury Blowers (1980)
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A pop star and his wife move to a village, where his new conductorship of the local brass band causes ill-feeling.

Zulu (1964)
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In 1879 British soldiers stand fast against the Zulus at Rorke’s Drift.

Miss Robin Hood (1952)
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A lady author pits her wits against crooks and saves an old lady’s fortune.

The Rebel (1961)
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A suburban businessman goes to Paris to become an artist.

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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Henry VIII divorces his wife to marry Anne Boleyn, but soon finds evidence of adultery.

Discovering Film
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Discovering: Alec Guinness
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Sky TV series featuring in-depth profiles of individual film stars.

Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

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A wife-murderer marries a barmaid and tries again.

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.

Private Passions

Selina Cadell
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Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)

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Mary Poppins (1964)
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In Edwardian London a magical nanny teaches two slightly naughty children to make life enjoyable for themselves and others.

Hell Drivers (1957)
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Fast driving on death-trap roads is required of rival lorry drivers for a cheapjack haulage firm.

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.

Inspector Morse

Twilight of the Gods
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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 Wind Cannot Read (1958)
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In India and Burma during World War II, a flying officer falls in love with a Japanese language instructor suffering from a brain disease.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile British agents seek to destroy it.

Josephine and Men (1955)

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I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
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A determined girl travels to the Hebrides to marry a wealthy old man, but is stranded on Mull and marries a young naval officer instead.

Monday, 21st October

Inspector Morse

Twilight of the Gods
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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.

Ben-Hur (1959)
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In the time of Christ, a Jew suffers mightily under the Romans.

The Jazz Singer (1980)
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Oddly timed reprise of The Jazz Singer, with doting mother replaced by patient wife.

Folly to Be Wise (1952)
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A brains trust at an army unit sets off a battle of the sexes.

The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
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Fact-based Second World War drama about a cleric who rescued thousands of PoWs and Italian resistance fighters from the Gestapo.

The South Bank Show Originals

Elizabeth Taylor
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The Professionals (1977)

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

The Long Dark Hall (1951)
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A chorus girl is murdered and her married lover is accused.

The World at War (1973–74)
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It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow
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1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Tuesday, 22nd October

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?

Gone with the Wind (1939)
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An egotistic Southern girl survives the Civil War but finally loses the only man she cares for.

The Professionals (1977)

Everest Was Also Conquered
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Hell Is Sold Out (1951)
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A novelist returns from the supposed dead to find that a glamorous woman is posing as his widow and issuing best-sellers under his name.

Ring of Bright Water (1969)
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A civil servant buys a pet otter and moves to a remote cottage in the western Highlands.

Bean (1997)
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An accident-prone attendant at London’s Royal National Gallery accompanies Whistler’s Mother to America.

Wednesday, 23rd October

No Place for Jennifer (1950)
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Divorcing parents think again when their twelve-year-old daughter runs away.

Double Bunk (1961)
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Newly-weds live in an old houseboat.

The Mummy (1959)
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A mummy brought back to England by archaeologists wakes up and goes on the rampage.

I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
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A determined girl travels to the Hebrides to marry a wealthy old man, but is stranded on Mull and marries a young naval officer instead.

Booby Trap (1957)
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An absent-minded professor invents a pen that will explode on the sound of bells, but then leaves it in a taxi.

Grand National Night (1953)
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A stable owner accidentally kills his drunken wife, but fate and a complex series of events clear him.

The Scarlet Web (1954)
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An insurance investigator is framed for murder after a client is found dead.

Thursday, 24th October

Robin Hood (1973)
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Cartoon version of the tale of the legendary outlaw, with characters ‘played’ by animals.

The Night Visitor (1971)
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Imprisoned for an axe murder he didn’t commit, a man escapes and takes revenge.

Hart to Hart

My Hart Belongs to Daddy
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The Lost Hours (1952)
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A pilot wakes up in a strange hotel, discovers he is the chief suspect for the murder of a former member of his squadron, and begins his own investigation.

The Go-Between (1971)
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A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside.

Josephine and Men (1955)

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Hell Is Sold Out (1951)
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A novelist returns from the supposed dead to find that a glamorous woman is posing as his widow and issuing best-sellers under his name.

A Night to Remember (1958)
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The story of the 1912 sea disaster when the Titanic struck an iceberg.

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.

No Place for Jennifer (1950)
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Divorcing parents think again when their twelve-year-old daughter runs away.

Last of the Summer Wine (1973)

Some Vans Can Make You Deaf
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A Taste of Honey (1961)
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Adventures of a pregnant Salford teenager, her sluttish mother, black lover and homosexual friend.

Friday, 25th October

Tread Softly Stranger (1959)

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Tread Softly Stranger (1958)
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In a north country town, two brothers in love with the same woman rob a safe.

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

The Weaker Sex (1948)
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Day-to-day problems of a well-to-do war widow.

Sons of the Sea (1939)
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Life at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

Appointment with Danger (1950)
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A nun becomes the government’s chief witness in identifying the murderers of a US postal inspector.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot (1989)

The Plymouth Express
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Last of the Summer Wine (1973)

Waggoner’s Roll
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Saturday, 26th October

The Shakedown (1960)
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A Soho vice boss photographs prominent people in compromising situations and blackmails then.

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.

Robin Hood (1973)
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Cartoon version of the tale of the legendary outlaw, with characters ‘played’ by animals.

The Rebel (1961)
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A suburban businessman goes to Paris to become an artist.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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  • 26th October at 12.55pm on Sky Cinema Greats HD
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British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile British agents seek to destroy it.

Inspector Morse (1993)

Twilight of the Gods
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Our Man in Marrakesh

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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.

The Planter’s Wife (1952)
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Malaya under the terrorists. A wife is planning to leave but changes her mind after she and her husband defend their home in a siege.

The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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A renegade Nazi in hiding has a sinister plot to reconquer the world.

The Servant (1963)
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A rich, ineffectual young man is gradually debased and overruled by his sinister manservant and his sexy ‘sister’

Sunday, 27th October

Only Two Can Play (1962)

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Double Bunk (1961)
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Newly-weds live in an old houseboat.

Convict 99 (1938)
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A seedy schoolmaster accidentally becomes a prison governor and lets the convicts run the place.

Hell Is Sold Out (1951)
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A novelist returns from the supposed dead to find that a glamorous woman is posing as his widow and issuing best-sellers under his name.

A Matter of Choice (1963)
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Two young men-about-town become accidentally involved with the police and inadvertently expose a wife’s adultery.

Some Will, Some Won’t (1970)
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In order to inherit under an eccentric will, four people have to perform tasks out of character. Remake of Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

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Great Expectations (1974)
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Charles Dickens’ tale of an orphan given the opportunity to escape poverty.

Acknowledgements

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