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Sat 21 Oct

11:00am
Film Siege of the Saxons (1963)
King Arthur is betrayed and killed by one of his knights, who has formed an alliance with an invading Saxon horde and intends to seize the throne himself. However, the dead monarch's daughter is rescued by an outlaw, who seeks the aid of Merlin in ensuring the crown passes to her instead of the villainous usurper. Medieval adventure, starring Ronald Lewis, Janette Scott and John Laurie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
12:50pm
Self-Portrait
Actors and directors discuss their thoughts on film-making

1:00pm
Film Step Up 4: Miami Heat (2012)
An aspiring dancer comes to Miami to pursue her dreams, and falls in love with the leader of a street performance crew. When she learns the group's neighbourhood is to be demolished, driving the residents from their homes, she joins forces with them to organise a protest show. Dance drama sequel, starring Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.9
2:55pm
Film Marmaduke (2010)
An advertising executive tries to start a new life in California with his family and their lumbering, disaster-prone Great Dane. The friendly but clumsy dog accidentally causes chaos for his owners, until an incident at a surfing competition makes him a local celebrity. Comedy, with Lee Pace, and featuring the voice of Owen Wilson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.4
4:40pm
Film The House of Magic (2013)
A stray cat wanders into a magician's mansion, and finds it is full of strange gadgets. The illusionist allows him to stay, to the annoyance of his other pets, but the cat proves an invaluable addition to the group when their owner's scheming nephew plots to take the house for himself. Animated adventure, with the voices of Murray Blue and Doug Stone
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
6:20pm
Film Hulk (2003)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner's unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-book adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.4
9:00pm
Film Thor (2011)
The Norse god of thunder is banished from his own world when his arrogance puts the kingdom on the brink of war. He is sent to present-day Earth, where he is forced to live among humans without his supernatural powers, but must regain his abilities to defend his new home against his evil brother. Kenneth Branagh's fantasy adventure based on the Marvel comics, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
11:15pm
Film Machete Kills (2013)
The relentless Mexican mercenary is hired by the president of the United States for a vitally important mission. A billionaire arms dealer intends to start a nuclear war using a space-based weapon of mass destruction, but defeating his schemes involves a deadly encounter with a murderous master of disguise. Action thriller sequel, starring Danny Trejo and Mel Gibson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.4
1:25am
Film The Hole (2009)
Two brothers left alone in their new house discover a mysterious hole in the basement. Aided by a girl living next door, they explore the dark depths in search of treasure, only to end up in a strange world where they must each face their own worst fears. Joe Dante's horror, starring Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Teri Polo and Bruce Dern
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.4

Sun 22 Oct

11:00am
Film Crack in the World (1965)
A dying scientist and his colleagues conduct experiments to harness the Earth's inner energy which seem set to end in disaster. Sci-fi thriller, with Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore and Alexander Knox
(Subtitles)

1:00pm
Film The Core (2003)
A chain of bizarre and deadly incidents in several countries leads scientists to the conclusion that the Earth's core has stopped spinning. As chaos erupts around the world, experts hatch a plan to halt the destruction and save the human race - but it involves venturing deep below the planet's surface to detonate a nuclear bomb. Sci-fi thriller, starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci and DJ Qualls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.4
3:55pm
Film True Grit (1969)
One-eyed, over-the-hill US Marshal Rooster Cogburn reluctantly agrees to help a girl track down her father's killer. The quest is complicated by a Texas Ranger, who is also on the murderer's trail, and a host of villains who have few qualms about disposing of the meddling youngster and her protector. Western, starring an Oscar-winning John Wayne alongside Jeff Corey, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
6:35pm
Film Life of Pi (2012)
A writer interviews a man about the extraordinary events of his life. He describes his childhood in India, living in the zoo run by his father, and how the family and their animals were forced to relocate to Canada when he was a teenager. However, during the sea voyage, the ship sank and he was left adrift in a small boat with a ferocious tiger. Ang Lee's adventure based on Yann Martel's novel, starring Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.3
9:00pm
Film Dracula Untold (2014)
A Romanian knight fights to defend his homeland against Turkish invaders. Faced with overwhelming odds, he enters into a dangerous bargain to gain supernatural powers so he can drive off his enemies - but the deal could cost him his humanity as he transforms into a terrifying monster. Fantasy adventure, starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper and Charles Dance
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
10:45pm
Film Side Effects (2013)
A psychiatrist prescribes an experimental new drug to a patient suffering from depression, which seems to miraculously resolve her psychological problems. However, it also results in sleepwalking and disturbing personality changes, with consequences that could destroy the doctor's life. Steven Soderbergh's thriller, starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.1
12:55am
Film The Dance of Reality (2013)
Alejandro Jodorowsky's autobiographical drama charting his unhappy early life under the tough tutelage of his bullying, macho, Stalin-worshipping father Jaime, who attempted to assassinate Chile's right-wing president Carlos Ibanez del Campo. Starring Brontis Jodorowsky and Jeremias Herskovits. In Spanish
(In Vision)

Mon 23 Oct

8:00am
BSL Zone
Still Here
Comedy drama about a group of ageing Deaf Club performers - Les, Reg, Cyril and Ruby - who have been performing together for over 30 years

Rating: 6.2
11:00am
Film 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
A farmer in need of money agrees to guard a notorious outlaw until the train arrives to transport him to jail. Meanwhile, the pair are holed up in a hotel, where his prisoner plays mind games with him - and the villain's cohorts are waiting outside ready to engineer an escape. Western adapted from a novel by Elmore Leonard, with Van Heflin, Glenn Ford, Felicia Farr and Leora Dana
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

Rating: 7.5
12:50pm
Film Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
A US Air Force officer takes command of a bomber squadron based in England, and has to suppress his humane instincts to restore morale and discipline - a task which places a heavy strain on his mental state and brings his weary men to the edge of endurance. Oscar-winning Second World War drama, with Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill and Dean Jagger
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

Rating: 9
3:30pm
Film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
English servant Gladys Aylward fulfills her dream of becoming a missionary in China. Working from a roadside inn used by mule caravans, she ends up caring for dozens of orphans, who she courageously leads to safety through hostile and mountainous territory during the Sino-Japanese War. Fact-based drama, starring Ingrid Bergman, with Curt Jurgens, Ronald Squire and Robert Donat
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.7
6:40pm
Film A Good Year (2006)
A city trader inherits a French vineyard from his deceased uncle. But when he goes to France to get a valuation on his newly acquired property so he can sell it, a series of unexpected events leads him to reassess his priorities in life. Ridley Scott's comedy drama based on Peter Mayle's novel, starring Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Abbie Cornish and Marion Cotillard
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
9:00pm
Film St Vincent (2014)
A lonely 12-year-old boy gets locked out of his house, so turns to his next-door neighbour, a misanthropic Vietnam veteran with a gambling addiction. The neighbour takes a shine to the youngster, and offers his services as a babysitter, providing valuable life lessons and an introduction to the joys of gambling, fighting and petty theft. Comedy drama, starring Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
11:05pm
Film Ted (2012)
A lonely boy makes a wish at Christmas that his teddy bear will come to life, which is magically granted. The boy grows up to become a directionless slacker, with the foul-mouthed living toy still his inseparable friend - but his girlfriend thinks it is time for him to grow up. Comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, directed by and featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlane
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
1:10am
Film Radiator (2014)
Daniel's life is turned upside down when he is summoned to his elderly parents' remote farm, where he finds he has to help them adjust to the new squalor they have fallen into. Comedy drama, starring Daniel Cerqueira, Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Julia Ford
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Tue 24 Oct

11:00am
Film Destry (1954)
A ruthless mobster and his cronies take over a small frontier town. When the local sheriff dies in mysterious circumstances, he appoints a drunk to office to consolidate his power. However, the inebriated official calls for the son of famous lawman to be his deputy and the new inclusion shows a fierce determination to see justice reign. Western, starring Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard and Lyle Bettger
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
12:55pm
Film North to Alaska (1960)
Gold prospector Sam travels to Seattle to fetch his partner George's fiancee. When he discovers she has married someone else, Sam takes it upon himself to find a suitable replacement. Unfortunately, his attempts to bring the substitute bride and George together do not go to plan, and a conman is trying to get his hands on their gold. Comedy Western, starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Capucine and Ernie Kovacs
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
3:20pm
Film Patton (1970)
Oscar-winning Second World War biopic of the American general admired for his brilliant tactical skills and ability to inspire his men to great things. But this complex man was equally noted for his abrasive temper, egotism and consuming sense of rivalry, which so antagonised his superiors he was eventually relieved of his command. Starring George C Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Stephen Young
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.6
6:45pm
Film Shallow Hal (2001)
Superficial Hal is only interested in dating physically perfect women, but his outlook is changed when a self-help guru hypnotises him into seeing inner beauty - and he ends up falling for a spirited overweight woman. However, when the hypnosis wears off he struggles to remember that looks are not everything. Farrelly Brothers comedy, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander and Joe Viterelli
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
9:00pm
Film Alien (1979)
Crew members of a cargo spacecraft answer a distress call from a derelict alien vessel. However, their mission of mercy has fatal repercussions when a deadly, seemingly indestructible monster gets on board their ship and starts killing them one by one. Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
11:20pm
FilmFear Interview Special
Cast and crew talk about Film4's horror season premieres, featuring actor-director Alice Lowe on Prevenge, actor-director Steve Oram talking about Aaaaaaaah! and A Dark Song; director Gareth Tunley and star Tom Meeten discussing The Ghoul; director Liam Gavin chatting about A Dark Song and director Nick Gillespie talking about Tank 432
(Subtitles)

11:55pm
Film Sightseers (2012)
A woman leading a sheltered life joins her new boyfriend on a caravanning holiday. His love of obscure tourist spots conceals a fierce rage that leads him to murder anyone who spoils their excursions, but this dark side only excites his timid travelling companion, who begins a killing spree of her own. Comedy horror, starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
1:40am
Film Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
A new apprentice at a lunatic asylum is intrigued by the unusual methods of the doctor in charge. He realises too late that the doctor is actually a patient who has taken over with the intent of establishing his own form of society - a plan that leads to chaos. Gothic horror based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story Eliza Graves, starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis and Michael Caine
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9

Wed 25 Oct

11:00am
Film Siege of the Saxons (1963)
King Arthur is betrayed and killed by one of his knights, who has formed an alliance with an invading Saxon horde and intends to seize the throne himself. However, the dead monarch's daughter is rescued by an outlaw, who seeks the aid of Merlin in ensuring the crown passes to her instead of the villainous usurper. Medieval adventure, starring Ronald Lewis, Janette Scott and John Laurie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
12:45pm
Film Apache Territory (1958)
A drifter takes the lone survivor of a massacred party of settlers to an oasis, where he finds several other homesteaders and a military force have also sought shelter. They come under siege by a war party of Apaches, and face a struggle for survival - but an impending storm inspires a daring escape plan. Western, starring Rory Calhoun and Barbara Bates
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
2:10pm
Film The Rare Breed (1966)
An English widow decides to fulfil her cattle farmer husband's final wish of introducing the Hereford breed to America. She finds a cattleman in Texas willing to help, but first she and her daughter must transport their prize bull across the wilderness, with the aid of a sceptical ranch hand. Romantic comedy Western, starring Maureen O'Hara and James Stewart
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
4:10pm
Film The Quiet Man (1952)
An American prizefighter retires after killing an opponent in the ring, and returns to his Irish roots in a village in Galway, where he falls for a local woman. Unfortunately, their romance is hampered by a conflict with her brother over a property matter. John Ford's Oscar-winning romantic comedy drama, starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald and Ward Bond
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
6:50pm
Film Endless Love (2014)
A girl from a wealthy family falls in love with a mysterious man over the course of the summer. However, their relationship is threatened by her parents' disapproval, and as he works to prove himself worthy of her, his own shady past is brought to light. Romantic drama based on Scott Spencer's novel, with Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.7
8:55pm
FilmFear Interview Special
Director Liam Gavin talks about his psychological horror A Dark Song, which can be seen on Film4 tonight at 11.15pm
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
Film Thor (2011)
The Norse god of thunder is banished from his own world when his arrogance puts the kingdom on the brink of war. He is sent to present-day Earth, where he is forced to live among humans without his supernatural powers, but must regain his abilities to defend his new home against his evil brother. Kenneth Branagh's fantasy adventure based on the Marvel comics, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
11:15pm
Film A Dark Song (2016)
Premiere. A grieving woman hires an occultist who claims he can put her in contact with her dead son. Psychological horror, starring Catherine Walker and Steve Oram
(Subtitles) (Premiere)

1:20am
Film The Babadook (2014)
A widowed mother's life becomes increasingly stressful when her son becomes convinced that the monster in one of his books is real. As she struggles to cope with the boy's unusual behaviour and her own sense of isolation, she begins to share his belief in the creature. Horror, starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.1

Thu 26 Oct

11:00am
Film Imitation of Life (1959)
A homeless black woman moves in with a struggling actress and works as her maid in return for a place to stay. But both women struggle to cope with their unruly daughters - the aspiring star has neglected hers in pursuit of fame, while the maid's resentful mixed-race child is ashamed of her ethnicity. Drama, starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin and Sandra Dee, with a cameo appearance by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
1:35pm
Film Father Goose (1964)
A hard-drinking beachcomber languishing on a small South Sea island is dragooned by the Australian Navy into looking out for Japanese spy-planes during the Second World War. When his path crosses with a teacher and her schoolgirl pupils marooned on a nearby shore, he pilots them to the safety of his own home. Predictably, the prim schoolmistress and her drunkard host make for poor company. Comedy, with Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
4:05pm
Film D-Day, the Sixth of June (1956)
A British colonel and an American captain board a ship heading out on a dangerous mission as part of the Normandy Landings. As the two men prepare for the battle to come, they both reminisce about their love for the same woman. Second World War drama, starring Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter and Edmond O'Brien
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.2
6:15pm
Film Hulk (2003)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner's unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-book adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.4
8:55pm
FilmFear Interview Special
Director Nick Gillespie talks about his battlefield horror Tank 432, which can be seen on Film4 tonight at 11.35pm
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
Film Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
A gang of fugitives is reunited by an FBI manhunter, who offers the criminals pardons in return for their help. They must go to Europe and bring down a criminal syndicate led by a ruthless London gangster, whose right-hand woman is an old friend of theirs assumed to be dead. Action thriller sequel, with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.4
11:35pm
Film Tank 432 (2015)
Premiere. A squad of mercenaries comes under attack from an unknown enemy and seeks shelter in an abandoned tank. The soldiers soon find that the hatch has jammed behind them leaving them trapped inside. They discover a set of files containing a terrible secret that threatens them all. Horror, starring Rupert Evans and Michael Smiley
(Subtitles) (Premiere)

1:20am
Film Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)
A gang member is bitten by his dying vampire boss and struggles with his transition from sensitive human being to crazed bloodsucker, while also setting out to get revenge on the international crime syndicate responsible for his mentor's death. Comedy horror, starring Hayato Ichihara. In Japanese
(In Vision)