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Today, Saturday, 24th October

The Man in the Mirror (1936)
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A timid man’s reflection steps out of the mirror and organises him.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Operation Safecrack (1982, S5, Ep 3)
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A famous British safe-cracker is used by an advertising executive in an elaborate live television stunt.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Bosom Friends (1981, S4, Ep 14)
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An impoverished lady invites an old school-friend to lodge with her, but soon regrets her decision.

Agatha Christie’s Marple (2004–13)
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A Murder Is Announced (2005, S1, Ep 4)
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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game – but things become too real when someone is shot dead.

The Captain’s Table (1959)
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A cargo skipper is given command of a luxury liner and has to watch his manners.

Aces High (1976)
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In the air force during World War I, young pilots are needlessly sacrificed.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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The story of the Allied defeat at Arnhem in 1944.

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
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In 1942 Libya, the commander of a motor ambulance gets his vehicle and passengers to safety despite the hazards of minefields and a German spy.

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.

Midsomer Murders (1997–To Date)
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Birds of Prey (2003, S6, Ep 5)
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A book dealer is found drowned, having seemingly committed suicide in despair at having sunk all his cash in a local inventor’s revolutionary new transport system – but the discovery of a second body makes it clear that there is a murderer at large.

A Star Is Born (1954)
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A young actress meets Hollywood success and marries a famous leading man, whose star wanes as hers shines brighter.

The Flintstones (1994)
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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 Colditz Story (1955)
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Adventures of British POWs in the German maximum security prison in Saxony’s Colditz Castle during World War II.

Talking Pictures (2013)
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Musicals
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Looking at the Hollywood musical, with interviews from stars such as Fred Astaire and Julie Andrews, as well as discussion of films like Singin’ in the Rain and The Sound of Music.

The Sea Wolves (1980)
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In 1943, elderly British territorials living in India dispose of a Nazi transmitter in neutral Goa.

Murder, She Wrote (1984–96)
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Sing a Song of Murder (1985, S2, Ep 5)
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Jessica rushes to London to help her cousin Emma, an actress who has been the target of several murder attempts and has resorted to faking her own death.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
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Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of a supernatural hound threatening the life of a Dartmoor baronet. 1959 Hammer version.

Uneasy Terms (1948)
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Detective Slim Callaghan proves that a blackmail victim is not a murderer.

BFI Southbank Screenings