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Today, Wednesday, 18th September

Fortune Is a Woman (1957)
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[as She Played With Fire]

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  • Today at 12.35am on Talking Pictures
An insurance assessor investigates a fire, finds a murder, marries the victim’s widow and is blackmailed…

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
1 1 1 1 1

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  • Today at 6am on Sky Cinema Sky-Fi HD
A rebel princess in a distant galaxy escapes, and with the help of her robots and a young farmer overcomes the threatening forces of evil.

The Demi-Paradise (1943)
1 1 1 +

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  • Today at 6am on Talking Pictures
In 1939, A Russian inventor is sent to observe the British way of life.

The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
1 1 1 +

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  • Today at 9.15am on Talking Pictures
Christmas brings family revelations in a remote Norfolk rectory.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
1 1 1 +

Operation Safecrack
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  • Today at 9.30am on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Blackout (1950)
1 1 1

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  • Today at 12.35pm on Talking Pictures
A man supposedly killed in an air crash turns out to be the head of a counterfeiting ring.

Robin Hood (1973)
1 1

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  • Today at 1.20pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
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  • Tonight at 8pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Cartoon version of the tale of the legendary outlaw, with characters ‘played’ by animals.

Albert, RN (1953)
1 1 1 1

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  • Today at 2.05pm on 5Spike
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  • Today at 3.05pm on 5Spike Plus 1
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  • Today at 3.10pm on 5Spike
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  • Today at 4.10pm on 5Spike Plus 1
Prisoners of war construct a lifelike dummy to cover the absence of escaping prisoners.

Sea of Sand (1958)
1 1 1 +

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  • Today at 2.50pm on Film4 HD
Just before Alamein an Eighth Army desert group plans to destroy one of Rommel’s last petrol dumps.

Mysterious Island (1961)
1 1 1 +

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  • Today at 4pm on horror channel
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Union officers escape by balloon and join shipwrecked English ladies on a strange island, where they are menaced by prehistoric monsters and helped by Captain Nemo.

Tunes of Glory (1960)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Today at 4.50pm on Sony Movies Action
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  • Today at 5.50pm on Sony Movies Action
The new disciplinarian CO of a Highland regiment crosses swords with his lax, hard-drinking predecessor.

Curtain Up (1952)
1 1 1 +

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  • Today at 4.50pm on Talking Pictures
A seaside repertory company runs into trouble when the producer is at loggerheads with the author of the next week’s play.

The Colditz Story (1955)
1 1 1 1

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  • Today at 4.55pm on Film4 HD
Adventures of British POWs in the German maximum security prison in Saxony’s Colditz Castle during World War II.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tonight at 6.10pm at the BFI (NFT1)
A homosexual poet’s young cousin goes mad when she see him raped and murdered by beach boys.

Absolution

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  • Tonight at 10.15pm on London Live

Tomorrow, Thursday, 19th September

Gold (1974)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tomorrow at 3.30am on Sony Movies
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  • Tomorrow at 4.30am on Sony Movie Plus 1
A South African mining engineer falls for the boss’s granddaughter and exposes a conspiracy.

The Blue Max (1966)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tomorrow at 4am 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.

Mysterious Island (1961)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tomorrow at 11am on horror channel
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  • Tomorrow at 12pm on horror channel Plus 1
Union officers escape by balloon and join shipwrecked English ladies on a strange island, where they are menaced by prehistoric monsters and helped by Captain Nemo.

The Flintstones (1994)
1 1

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  • Tomorrow at 12pm on Sky Cinema Family HD
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  • Tomorrow at 8pm 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 Scamp (1957)
1 1 1

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  • Tomorrow at 12.15pm on Talking Pictures
A couple decide to adopt a lovable but mischievous boy.

The 300 Spartans (1962)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tomorrow at 2.25pm on Film4 HD
Sparta leads the ancient Greek states against Persia’s attack at Thermopylae.

Bean (1997)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tomorrow at 3.45pm on Sky Cinema Greats HD
An accident-prone attendant at London’s Royal National Gallery accompanies Whistler’s Mother to America.

Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
1 1 1

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  • Tomorrow at 4.50pm on Sony Movies Action
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  • Tomorrow at 5.50pm on Sony Movies Action
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.

Davy (1958)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tomorrow at 5.25pm on Talking Pictures
A member of a family music hall act auditions at Covent Garden.

The Counterfeit Plan (1957)
1 1 1

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  • Tomorrow at 10pm on Talking Pictures
A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

Friday, 20th September

You Must Be Joking! (1965)

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  • Friday at 1.45am on Talking Pictures

When the Bough Breaks (1947)
1 1 1

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  • Friday at 6am on Talking Pictures
The bewildered wife of a bigamist allows her child to be adopted and then regrets it.

Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s (1957)
1 1 1 +

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  • Friday at 7.30am on TCM HD
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  • Friday at 8.30am on TCM Plus 1
The awful schoolgirls win a UNESCO prize trip, which takes them to Rome where they become involved with a jewel thief.

The Late Edwina Black (1951)
1 1 1 +

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  • Friday at 7.40am on Talking Pictures
When a schoolteacher’s wife is found dead, the police have three suspects.

Hobson’s Choice (1954)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Friday at 9.15am on TCM HD
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  • Friday at 10.15am on TCM Plus 1
In the 1890s a tyrannical Lancashire bootmaker is brought to heel by his plain-speaking daughter and her simple-minded husband.

Mary Poppins (1964)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Friday at 3.45pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
In Edwardian London a magical nanny teaches two slightly naughty children to make life enjoyable for themselves and others.

Jigsaw (1962)
1 1 1 1

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  • Friday at 6.55pm on Talking Pictures
Brighton policemen track down the murderer of a woman found in a lonely house on the beach.

Burton and Taylor

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  • Friday at 8pm on BBC Entertainment Europe

The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
1 1

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  • Friday at 10pm on Talking Pictures
Victor Frankenstein is not above murdering his acquaintances for the sake of his experiments in bringing the dead back to life.

Saturday, 21st September

Burton and Taylor

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  • Saturday at 12.35am on BBC Entertainment Europe

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
1 1 1 +

Operation Safecrack
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  • Saturday at 8.30am on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Private’s Progress (1956)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Saturday at 11am on TCM HD
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  • Saturday at 12pm on TCM Plus 1
An extremely innocent young national serviceman is taught a few army dodges and becomes a dupe for art thieves.

Mary Poppins (1964)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Saturday at 12.45pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
In Edwardian London a magical nanny teaches two slightly naughty children to make life enjoyable for themselves and others.

Landfall (1949)
1 1

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  • Saturday at 1.05pm on TCM HD
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  • Saturday at 2.05pm on TCM Plus 1
A test pilot mistakenly believes that he accidentally sank a British submarine.

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
1 1 1 +

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  • Saturday at 2.30pm on London Live
A spy is murdered; the man who has befriended her is suspected, but eludes the police until a chase across Scotland produces the real villains. Eager-to-please remake of the 1935 original.

Indiscreet (1958)
1 1 1 1

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  • Saturday at 4pm at the BFI (NFT3)
An American diplomat in London falls in love with an actress, but protects himself by saying that he is married.

No Kidding (1960)

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  • Saturday at 5.45pm on Talking Pictures
An old house is turned into a holiday home for deprived rich children.

Priest of Love (1981)

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  • Saturday at 10pm on London Live

Sunday, 22nd September

Marathon Man (1976)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Sunday at 1.55am on Sky Cinema Thriller HD
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.

Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)

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  • Sunday at 6am on Talking Pictures

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Sunday at 6.55am on TCM HD
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  • Sunday at 7.55am on TCM Plus 1
A Victorian gentleman and his valet win a bet that they can go around the world in eighty days.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)
1 1 1 1 1

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  • Sunday at 10.45am on BBC 2 HD
En route back to England by train from Switzerland, an old lady disappears and two young people investigate.

Robin Hood (1973)
1 1

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  • Sunday at 3pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
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  • Sunday at 11.50pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Cartoon version of the tale of the legendary outlaw, with characters ‘played’ by animals.

Three Steps in the Dark

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  • Sunday at 3.05pm on London Live

For the Love of Ada (1970–71)
1 1 1 +

The Admirer
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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.

Mysterious Island (1961)
1 1 1 +

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  • Sunday at 6.50pm on horror channel
  • Logo of horror channel Plus 1
  • Sunday at 7.50pm on horror channel Plus 1
Union officers escape by balloon and join shipwrecked English ladies on a strange island, where they are menaced by prehistoric monsters and helped by Captain Nemo.

Burton and Taylor

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  • Sunday at 10.20pm on BBC Entertainment Europe

Monday, 23rd September

Priest of Love (1981)

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  • Monday at 12am on London Live

Windbag the Sailor (1936)
1 1 1

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  • Monday at 7.20am on Talking Pictures
An incompetent seaman is washed away on an old ketch and lands on a South Sea isle.

Gold (1974)
1 1 1 +

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  • Monday at 7.25am on Sony Movies Action
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  • Monday at 8.25am on Sony Movies Action
A South African mining engineer falls for the boss’s granddaughter and exposes a conspiracy.

Sea of Sand (1958)
1 1 1 +

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  • Monday at 11am on Film4 HD
Just before Alamein an Eighth Army desert group plans to destroy one of Rommel’s last petrol dumps.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
1 1 1 +

Death Can Add
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  • Monday at 1pm on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
1 1 1 +

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  • Monday at 1pm on London Live
A spy is murdered; the man who has befriended her is suspected, but eludes the police until a chase across Scotland produces the real villains. Eager-to-please remake of the 1935 original.

Waterloo (1970)
1 1 1 +

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  • Monday at 1.30pm on TCM HD
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  • Monday at 2.30pm on TCM Plus 1
Historical events leading up to the 1815 battle.

Alive and Kicking (1958)
1 1 1 +

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  • Monday at 3pm on Talking Pictures
Three old ladies escape from a home to an Irish island.

The Colditz Story (1955)
1 1 1 1

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  • Monday at 3.10pm on Film4 HD
Adventures of British POWs in the German maximum security prison in Saxony’s Colditz Castle during World War II.

The Flintstones (1994)
1 1

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  • Monday at 4.55pm on Sky Cinema Family HD
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  • Monday at 11.50pm 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 House in Nightmare Park (1973)

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  • Monday at 5pm on Talking Pictures

Murder, She Wrote (1984–96)
1 1 1 +

Paint Me a Murder
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  • Monday at 5pm on 5USA
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

I’m All Right Jack (1959)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Monday at 6.55pm on Talking Pictures
A world-innocent graduate takes a job in industry; by starting at the bottom he provokes a national strike.

Time Without Pity (1957)
1

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  • Monday at 8pm on London Live
An alcoholic arrives in London to seek new evidence that will prevent his son from being executed for murder.

The World at War (1973–74)
1 1 1 1

Wolfpack
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  • Monday at 10pm on Yesterday
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Tuesday, 24th September

Chariots of Fire (1981)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • Tuesday at 4am on Sky Cinema Drama HD
In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

Jamaica Inn (1939)

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  • Tuesday at 6am on Sony Movies Action

A Place in the Sun (1951)
1 1 1 1

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  • Tuesday at 6am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
A poor young man, offered the chance of a rich wife, allows himself to be convicted and executed for the death of his former fiancée.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
1 1 1 +

Death Can Add
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  • Tuesday at 9am on Sky Arts HD
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

The Long Memory (1953)
1 1 1

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  • Tuesday at 12pm on Talking Pictures
An ex-con , framed for a murder he did not commit, plots revenge but instead discovers a fresh crime.

Albert, RN (1953)
1 1 1 1

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  • Tuesday at 2.05pm on 5Spike
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  • Tuesday at 3.05pm on 5Spike Plus 1
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  • Tuesday at 3.10pm on 5Spike
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  • Tuesday at 4.10pm on 5Spike Plus 1
Prisoners of war construct a lifelike dummy to cover the absence of escaping prisoners.

This Happy Breed (1944)
1 1 1 1

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  • Tuesday at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures
Life between the wars for a London suburban family.

Reunion at Fairborough (1985)
1 1 1 +

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  • Tuesday at 4.55pm on Sony Movies Action
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  • Tuesday at 5.55pm on Sony Movies Action
American World War II veterans travel to Britain for a reunion at their old base. Once there one former pilot rekindles an old romance.

The Man in the White Suit (1951)
1 1 1 1 1

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  • Tuesday at 8.30pm at the BFI (NFT1)
A scientist produces a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. Unions and management are equally aghast.

Wednesday, 25th September

Yield to the Night (1956)
1 1 1 +

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  • 25th September at 12am on Talking Pictures
A condemned murderess relives the events that led to her arrest.

Against the Wind

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  • 25th September at 1.30am on TCM HD
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  • 25th September at 2.30am on TCM Plus 1

The Man Inside (1958)

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  • 25th September at 2am on Talking Pictures

A Place in the Sun (1951)
1 1 1 1

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  • 25th September at 4am on Sky Cinema Greats HD
A poor young man, offered the chance of a rich wife, allows himself to be convicted and executed for the death of his former fiancée.

The Blue Lamp (1950)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • 25th September at 4.15am on Talking Pictures
A young man joins London’s police force. The elderly copper who trains him is killed in a shoot-out, but the killer is apprehended.

Hotel Reserve (1944)
1 1

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  • 25th September at 6am on Sony Movies Action
An Austrian refugee in the south of France is asked by the police to track down a spy among his fellow guests.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • 25th September at 8.25am on TCM HD
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  • 25th September at 9.25am on TCM Plus 1
A Victorian gentleman and his valet win a bet that they can go around the world in eighty days.

The 300 Spartans (1962)
1 1 1 +

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  • 25th September at 11am on Film4 HD
Sparta leads the ancient Greek states against Persia’s attack at Thermopylae.

Robin Hood (1973)
1 1

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  • 25th September at 1.15pm on Sky Cinema | Disney HD
Cartoon version of the tale of the legendary outlaw, with characters ‘played’ by animals.

The Big Sur

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  • 25th September at 1.50pm on Talking Pictures

No Kidding (1960)

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  • 25th September at 2.35pm on Talking Pictures
An old house is turned into a holiday home for deprived rich children.

Private’s Progress (1956)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • 25th September at 7pm on TCM HD
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  • 25th September at 8pm on TCM Plus 1
An extremely innocent young national serviceman is taught a few army dodges and becomes a dupe for art thieves.

An Affair to Remember (1957)
1 1 1 1

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  • 25th September at 8.40pm at the BFI (NFT1)
An ex-nightclub singer falls in love with a wealthy bachelor on a transatlantic liner, but an accident prevents her from attending their subsequent rendezvous.

Thursday, 26th September

Hobson’s Choice (1954)
1 1 1 1 +

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  • 26th September at 7.25am on TCM
In the 1890s a tyrannical Lancashire bootmaker is brought to heel by his plain-speaking daughter and her simple-minded husband.

Outcast of the Islands (1951)
1 1 1 1

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  • 26th September at 7.50am on Talking Pictures
A shiftless trader finds a secret Far Eastern trading port where he can be happy – but even here he becomes an outcast.

Jassy (1947)
1 1 1

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  • 26th September at 4.15pm on Talking Pictures
A gypsy servant girl falls in love with her master but is accused of murder.

The Simpsons (1989)

Krusty Gets Kancelled
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  • 26th September at 6pm on Channel 4 HD
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  • 26th September at 7pm on Channel 4 Plus 1 HD

Waterloo (1970)
1 1 1 +

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  • 26th September at 6.15pm on TCM HD
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  • 26th September at 7.15pm on TCM Plus 1
Historical events leading up to the 1815 battle.

The Counterfeit Plan (1957)
1 1 1

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  • 26th September at 10pm on Talking Pictures
A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

Burton and Taylor

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  • 26th September at 10.35pm on BBC Entertainment Europe

BFI Southbank Screenings


Acknowledgements

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