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Today, Monday, 25th March

Oh, Mr Porter! (1937)
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  • Today at 12.15am on Talking Pictures
The stationmaster of an Irish halt catches gun-runners posing as ghosts.

Guilty? (1956)
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  • Today at 4.10am on Talking Pictures
An ex-Resistance heroine is on trial for murder at the Old Bailey; her young solicitor goes to Avignon to prove her innocence.

Jassy (1947)
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  • Today at 8.25am on Talking Pictures
A gypsy servant girl falls in love with her master but is accused of murder.

The Verdict (1982)
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  • Today at 9.40am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
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  • Today at 5.45pm on Sky Cinema Greats HD
An ageing and failed attorney is unexpectedly handed a case of medical malpractice and successfully sues a hospital.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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  • Today at 10.15am on Sky Cinema Select HD
An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.

The Night Has Eyes (1942)
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  • Today at 10.25am on Talking Pictures
A young teacher disappears on the Yorkshire moors; her friend goes in search, and comes under the influence of a strange young man and his sinister housekeeper.

49th Parallel (1941)
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  • Today at 11am on Film4 HD
In Canada, five stranded U-boat men try to escape into the US.

Millions Like Us (1943)
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  • Today at 12pm on Talking Pictures
The tribulations of a family in wartime, especially of the meek daughter who goes into war work and marries an airman, who is killed.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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The Umbrella Man
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  • Today at 1.30pm on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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  • Today at 2pm on Sky Cinema Select 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.

The Brothers (1947)

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  • Today at 2.45pm on London Live
An orphan girl comes to a Skye fishing family at the turn of the century, and causes sexual jealousy and tragedy.

Murder, She Wrote (1985)

Paint Me a Murder
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  • Today at 3pm on 5USA

Chance of a Lifetime (1950)
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  • Today at 3.35pm on Talking Pictures
The owner of a small engineering works, impatient with the unionism of his men, gives them a chance to run the factory themselves.

North to Alaska (1960)
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  • Today at 4.10pm on Film4 HD
In 1900, two successful gold prospectors have woman trouble.

A Passage to India (1984)
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  • Today at 5.15pm on Sky Cinema Select HD
An English girl in India accuses an Indian doctor of rape.

Raise the Titanic (1980)
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  • Tonight at 6pm on Talking Pictures
Assorted Americans try to recover rare minerals from the wreck of the ship that sank in the North Atlantic in 1912

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

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 26th March

Secret Mission (1942)
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  • Tomorrow at 6am on Talking Pictures
During World War II four British Intelligence officers are landed in occupied France to discover the truth about German defences.

Curtain Up (1952)

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  • Tomorrow at 8.20am on Talking Pictures

Gold (1974)
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A South African mining engineer falls for the boss’s granddaughter and exposes a conspiracy.

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

Laughter in Paradise (1951)
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  • Tomorrow at 12.10pm on Talking Pictures
An eccentric leaves in his will a fortune for each of his relations providing they will perform certain embarrassing or criminal acts.

SOS Pacific (1959)
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  • Tomorrow at 2.55pm on 5Spike
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  • Tomorrow at 3.55pm on 5Spike Plus 1
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  • Tomorrow at 4pm on 5Spike
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  • Tomorrow at 5pm on 5Spike Plus 1
Survivors of a Pacific plane crash await rescue on a small island, which is the site of an imminent H-bomb test.

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1970)

It’s Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water
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  • Tomorrow at 8pm on True Entertainment
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  • Tomorrow at 9pm on True Entertainment Plus 1

Fragment of Fear (1970)
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  • Tomorrow at 10pm on Talking Pictures
A young writer investigates the murder of his aunt, but finds that he may himself be mad.

Wednesday, 27th March

The Sound Barrier (1952)
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  • Wednesday at 2.05am on Talking Pictures
An aircraft manufacturer takes risks with the lives of his family and friends to prove that the sound barrier can be broken.

Devil Girl From Mars (1954)

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  • Wednesday at 4.25am on Talking Pictures

Beautiful But Dangerous (1954)
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  • Wednesday at 6am on Talking Pictures
An heiress returns to the town of her childhood to distribute anonymous gifts to those who helped her.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
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  • Wednesday at 6am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

Those People Next Door (1953)
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  • Wednesday at 12.25pm on Talking Pictures
A young man’s titled parents object to his working-class fiancée.

The Jigsaw Man (1983)
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  • Wednesday at 3.05pm on 5Spike
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  • Wednesday at 4.05pm on 5Spike Plus 1
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  • Wednesday at 4.10pm on 5Spike
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A British traitor in Moscow is given a new face and sent back home, where he becomes a double agent.

The Man Between (1953)
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  • Wednesday at 3.25pm on Talking Pictures
Ivo Kern operates successfully as a West Berlin racketeer; love causes a softening of his attitudes and leads to his death.

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957)
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  • Wednesday at 5.05pm on Film4 HD
In 1949 a British frigate is shelled and held captive by communist shore batteries in the Yangtse.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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  • Wednesday at 5.30pm on TCM HD
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  • Wednesday at 6.30pm on TCM Plus 1
A Victorian gentleman and his valet win a bet that they can go around the world in eighty days.

Malta Story (1953)
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  • Wednesday at 6pm on Talking Pictures
An English flyer is involved in the defence of Malta during World War II.

Thursday, 28th March

10 Rillington Place (1971)
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  • Thursday at 1.30am on TCM HD
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  • Thursday at 2.30am on TCM Plus 1
An account of London’s sordid Christie murders of the forties.

Once a Sinner (1950)
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  • Thursday at 8am on Talking Pictures
A girl with a shady past finds her husband is being threatened by his ex-partner.

Bean (1997)

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  • Thursday at 10.40am on Sky Cinema Comedy HD
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  • Thursday at 6.20pm on Sky Cinema Comedy HD

The Brothers (1947)

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  • Thursday at 1pm on London Live
An orphan girl comes to a Skye fishing family at the turn of the century, and causes sexual jealousy and tragedy.

Spartacus (1960)
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  • Thursday at 1pm on Sky Cinema Select HD
The slaves of ancient Rome revolt and are quashed.

My Teenage Daughter: 1

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  • Thursday at 3pm on London Live

Convoy (1940)
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  • Thursday at 3.25pm on Talking Pictures
A German pocket battleship menaces a British convoy and a merchant ship sacrifices itself to prevent disaster.

Murder, She Wrote (1985)

Sing a Song of Murder
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  • Thursday at 5pm on 5USA

Sleeping Tiger

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  • Thursday at 6pm on Talking Pictures

No Love for Johnnie (1961)
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  • Thursday at 10pm on Talking Pictures
The personal and political problems of a Labour MP.

Friday, 29th March

The Iron Maiden (1962)
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  • Friday at 6am on Talking Pictures
An aircraft designer gets into trouble because of his affection for traction engines.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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  • Friday at 10am on TCM HD
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  • Friday at 11am on TCM Plus 1
A Victorian gentleman and his valet win a bet that they can go around the world in eighty days.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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  • Friday at 11am on Film4 HD
A British master spy is offered a chance to get even with his East German opponent by being apparently sacked, disillusioned and open for recruitment.

A Night to Remember (1958)
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  • Friday at 1.25pm on Film4 HD
The story of the 1912 sea disaster when the Titanic struck an iceberg.

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
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  • Friday at 4.10pm on Film4 HD
In an Italian POW camp during World War II, an unpopular American captain leads English prisoners in a train escape.

Meet Mr Lucifer (1953)
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  • Friday at 6.05pm on Talking Pictures
The Demon King in a tatty provincial pantomime dreams he is the devil preventing people from wasting time watching television.

Never the Twain (1984)

No Flame Like an Old Flame
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  • Friday at 8pm on Forces TV
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  • Friday at 11.05pm on Forces TV

Saturday, 30th March

Whirlpool (1949)

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  • Saturday at 12.35am on Talking Pictures

The Blue Max (1966)
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  • Saturday at 4.50am 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.

Devil Girl From Mars (1954)

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  • Saturday at 9.15am on Talking Pictures

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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The Umbrella Man
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  • Saturday at 10am on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

The Guv’nor (1935)
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  • Saturday at 10am on London Live
By chance, a tramp becomes a bank director.

Passport to Pimlico (1949)
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  • Saturday at 12.45pm on Talking Pictures
Part of a London district is discovered to belong to Burgundy, and the inhabitants find themselves free of rationing restrictions.

The Wooden Horse (1950)
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  • Saturday at 1.50pm on BBC 2 HD
During World War II, British prisoners escape from Stalag Luft III by tunnelling under a vaulting horse.

The Sound Barrier (1952)
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  • Saturday at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures
An aircraft manufacturer takes risks with the lives of his family and friends to prove that the sound barrier can be broken.

Band Waggon (1940)

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  • Saturday at 3pm on London Live

The Man Upstairs (1958)
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  • Saturday at 4.55pm on Talking Pictures
A mild-mannered lodger becomes violent, injures a policeman, and barricades himself in his room.

Heavens Above! (1963)
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  • Saturday at 6.40pm on Talking Pictures
A northern parson with proletarian sympathies is accidentally appointed to a snobby village where he converts the dowager aristocrat to works of absurd charity. Eventually he has the whole country in an uproar and takes the place of an astronaut.

West 11

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  • Saturday at 9pm on Talking Pictures

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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  • Saturday at 10.55pm 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.

Sunday, 31st March

The Monkey’s Paw (1948)
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  • Sunday at 3am on Talking Pictures
A curio dealer sells a monkey’s paw that can grant the possessor three wishes, but warns that disaster will follow.

Father Goose (1964)
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  • Sunday at 5am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
During World War II, a South Sea wanderer is compelled by the Australian navy to act as sky observer on a small island, where he finds himself in charge of six refugee schoolchildren and their schoolmistress.

The Desert Rats (1953)
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  • Sunday at 5.25am on Sky Cinema Action HD
An English captain commands an Australian detachment in the siege of Tobruk, and survives an encounter with Rommel.

Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

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  • Sunday at 6.10am on BBC 2 HD
After long preparation, Captain Scott sets off on his ill-fated 1912 expedition to the South Pole.

Talking Pictures (2013)
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John Mills
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  • Sunday at 7.55am on BBC 2 HD
A look back at television appearances by legends of the silver screen, using archive footage to tell the story of their lives and careers.

Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
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  • Sunday at 9.05am on Movies4Men
In an officers’ mess in India in the 1890s, a cadet is accused of assault on a lady, but the real culprit is a paranoiac who has taken to pig-sticking in quite the wrong way.

Freedom Radio (1941)
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  • Sunday at 9.25am on Talking Pictures
In Vienna during World War II, the husband of a Nazi actress runs a secret radio transmitter for Allied propaganda.

Our Girl Friday (1953)
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  • Sunday at 11.15am on Talking Pictures
Four shipwrecked sailors are washed up on a desert island.

Columbo: Death Lends a Hand (1971)

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  • Sunday at 12.05pm on 5USA

Brothers in Law (1957)
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  • Sunday at 12.45pm on Talking Pictures
A young barrister has comic misdemeanours in and out of court.

Odette (1950)
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  • Sunday at 1.30pm on BBC 2 HD
A Frenchwoman with an English husband spies for the French resistance, is caught and tortured.

The Jazz Singer (1980)
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  • Sunday at 6pm on True Movies
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  • Sunday at 7pm on True Movies Plus 1
Oddly timed reprise of The Jazz Singer, with doting mother replaced by patient wife.

The Birthday Party (1968)
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  • Sunday at 10pm on Talking Pictures
The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.

Monday, 1st April

Look Back in Anger (1959)
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A bad-tempered young man with a grudge against life and the government runs a market stall, lives in a squalid flat and has an affair with his wife’s best friend.

Massacre in Rome (1973)
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  • 1st April at 12.55am on Movies4Men
In 1944, after partisans blow up a detachment of SS troops in a Rome street, a German colonel makes an ineffectual attempt to resist an order to shoot 330 Italians in retaliation.

Sleeping Tiger

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  • 1st April at 4.05am on Talking Pictures

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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  • 1st April at 5.30am on Sky Cinema Action HD
An adventurer’s life with the Arabs, told in flashbacks after his accidental death in the thirties.

The Belles of St. Trinian’s (1954)
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  • 1st April at 7.15am on TCM HD
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  • 1st April at 8.15am on TCM Plus 1
At an unruly and bankrupt school for girls, more time is spent backing horses than studying subjects, and the headmistress’s bookmaker brother has a scheme or two of his own.

The Rebel (1961)
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  • 1st April at 9.10am on TCM HD
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  • 1st April at 10.10am on TCM Plus 1
A suburban businessman goes to Paris to become an artist.

The Flintstones (1994)

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  • 1st April at 10.10am on Sky Cinema Family HD
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  • 1st April at 9.40pm on Sky Cinema Family HD

No Highway in the Sky (1951)

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  • 1st April at 12.05pm on Talking Pictures

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Parson’s Pleasure
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  • 1st April at 1pm on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Indiscreet (1958)
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  • 1st April at 2.45pm 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.

SOS Pacific (1959)
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  • 1st April at 2.55pm on 5Spike
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  • 1st April at 3.55pm on 5Spike Plus 1
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  • 1st April at 4pm on 5Spike
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  • 1st April at 5pm on 5Spike Plus 1
Survivors of a Pacific plane crash await rescue on a small island, which is the site of an imminent H-bomb test.

Bottoms Up (1960)

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  • 1st April at 3.45pm on Talking Pictures

Go to Blazes (1962)
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  • 1st April at 6pm on Talking Pictures
Ex-convicts become firemen, intending to use the engine for smash-and-grab raids.

The World at War (1973–74)
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Red Star
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  • 1st April at 10pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Taste of Fear (1961)
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[as Scream of Fear]

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  • 1st April at 10pm on Talking Pictures
A crippled heiress visits her long-lost father and is haunted by his corpse.

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1970)

It’s Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water
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  • 1st April at 11pm on True Entertainment

Tuesday, 2nd April

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1970)

It’s Supposed to Be Thicker Than Water
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  • 2nd April at 12am on True Entertainment Plus 1

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Parson’s Pleasure
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  • 2nd April at 9am on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

The Goose Steps Out (1942)

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  • 2nd April at 9.50am on Talking Pictures
To steal a secret weapon, an incompetent teacher is sent into Germany in place of his Nazi double.

Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
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  • 2nd April at 11.50am on Talking Pictures
A fake medium persuades her husband to kidnap a child so that she can become famous by revealing its whereabouts in a trance.

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957)
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  • 2nd April at 1.05pm on Film4 HD
In 1949 a British frigate is shelled and held captive by communist shore batteries in the Yangtse.

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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  • 2nd April at 3.10pm on Talking Pictures
An impecunious heir eliminates eight D’Ascoynes who stand between him and the family fortune.

Waterloo (1970)
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  • 2nd April at 4.30pm on TCM HD
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  • 2nd April at 5.30pm on TCM Plus 1
Historical events leading up to the 1815 battle.

Touch and Go (1955)
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  • 2nd April at 10pm on Talking Pictures
A family has doubts about its decision to emigrate to Australia.

The Lion Has Wings (1939)
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  • 2nd April at 11.45pm on Talking Pictures
Documentary drama tracing the steps leading up to the outbreak of war.

Acknowledgements

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