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Mon 11 Dec

8:00am
BSL Zone
World War II: Unheard Memories
World War II: Unheard Memories documents the experience of deaf people in wartime Britain. The survivors reminisce on the panic when war was announced to the terror of the Blitz
(Sign Language)

Rating: 5.8
11:00am
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
12:55pm
Film The Spoilers (1955)
Two successful gold prospectors team up with a saloon owner in 19th-century Alaska to protect their mining rights from an unscrupulous rival and a corrupt judge determined to get rich at their expense. Western, starring Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler and Rory Calhoun
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

Rating: 4.6
2:35pm
Film The Black Swan (1942)
Notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, and offers other buccaneers the choice of giving up their lawless ways or facing justice. Two rogues refuse to toe the line, so Morgan's trusted ally James Waring is sent to track them down, but has other things on his mind - namely winning the daughter of the previous governor away from her duplicitous fiance. High-seas adventure, with Tyrone Power, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
4:15pm
Film Anastasia (1956)
In 1920s Paris, exiled Russians claim they have found the daughter of the last Tsar, who was originally believed to have been killed with the rest of her family. She is taken into the care of a General and groomed until she can convince Anastasia's cousin Prince Paul that she is genuinely the tsarina and inherit a fortune. Oscar-winning drama, starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
6:25pm
Film The Way Back (2010)
Siberian gulag prisoners stage a daring escape during the Second World War. Refusing to live under Stalin's rule, they embark on a gruelling 4,500-mile journey across inhospitable terrain to escape the Soviet Union. Peter Weir's drama, starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Jim Sturgess and Mark Strong
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.4
9:00pm
Film Salt (2010)
A CIA agent is accused of being a sleeper assassin with a deadly purpose - to kill the Russian president during a diplomatic visit and start a third world war. She goes on the run, with her colleagues in hot pursuit - but each attempt to prove her innocence only raises more questions about her identity. Action thriller, starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.8
11:00pm
Film Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013)
A woman is found beaten in an alley by a stranger, who brings her home. She spends the night with him, and recounts the story of her sexual history and the darker experiences her search for satisfaction has led to. Part one of Lars von Trier's two-part drama, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Stacy Martin
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
1:15am
Film Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013)
A woman continues telling the man who saved her life the unusual story of her sexual history, which now turns to the more recent events of her life and the disturbing incidents that ultimately led to her brush with death. Concluding part of Lars von Trier's drama, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Stacy Martin
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5

Tue 12 Dec

11:00am
Film Mysterious Island (1961)
Soldiers escaping the American Civil War take flight in a giant observation balloon and land far away on a strange uncharted island, where they encounter giant creatures, cut-throat pirates, two shipwrecked Englishwomen - and the mysterious Captain Nemo. Sci-fi adventure based on Jules Verne's novel, starring Michael Craig, Herbert Lom, Joan Greenwood and Michael Callan, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
1:10pm
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: 7.6
3:45pm
Film Shane (1953)
A mysterious gunfighter intervenes when a man and his family are threatened by a predatory cattle baron determined to force every homesteader in the valley off the land. The situation rapidly escalates into violence, while an unspoken attraction develops between the gunman and the settler's wife. Western, starring Alan Ladd, Jack Palance, Van Heflin and Jean Arthur. Based on the novel by Jack Schaefer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.7
6:05pm
Film Robin Hood (2010)
An archer fighting in Richard the Lionheart's crusading army returns home to England and assumes the identity of a nobleman killed in battle. His new-found status draws him into a dangerous conflict with members of the newly crowned King John's court, and a traitorous knight plots to aid the French in conquering England. Ridley Scott's medieval adventure, starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.2
9:00pm
Film Bullet to the Head (2012)
Two hitmen are betrayed by their employer and one of them is killed, leaving the survivor swearing revenge. His search for the assassin leads him to a police detective investigating the murder of his partner, and they join forces when they realise one man is behind both deaths. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang and Christian Slater
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
10:50pm
Film Unknown (2011)
A doctor on a business trip in Germany ends up in a coma after a car accident. He wakes up to find another man is claiming to be him, his wife does not recognise him and any evidence of his real identity has disappeared. He seeks the help of the woman who saved his life as he tries to find out what has happened. Thriller, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
1:05am
Film Apocalypto (2006)
A Mayan tribesman is captured by enemy warriors and taken to their city to be offered as a human sacrifice. However, he makes a desperate escape and plunges into the jungle in a fraught bid to free his pregnant wife and children from an underground cave. Meanwhile, his captors pursue him and there are omens of impending doom all around. Mel Gibson's historical adventure, with Rudy Youngblood and Dalia Hernandez. In Yucatec Maya
(In Vision)

Rating: 8.5

Wed 13 Dec

11:00am
Film Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
A naive woman leaves her rural roots behind to seek fortune and romance in 1920s New York. She finds work as a secretary to a business tycoon, but he happens to be madly in love with her friend. However, before long she is wooed instead by a smitten salesman. Meanwhile, back at her boarding house, she stumbles across a shocking criminal enterprise involving the landlady. Musical comedy, with Julie Andrews, James Fox and Mary Tyler Moore
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
1:45pm
Film Operation Petticoat (1959)
A Second World War submarine captain tries to restore his crippled vessel to its former glory, but is thwarted by his first officer, who has invited a party of nurses, children and an expectant mother on board. Mayhem ensues as the skipper struggles to rein in the female influence on ship protocol. Comedy, starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Joan O'Brien
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
4:05pm
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: 7.2
6:40pm
Film About Time (2013)
A single man gets the chance to turn his unhappy life around when his father reveals that they both have the ability to travel through time and change their personal history. He uses his newfound talent to try to improve his love life and win the heart of an American woman he has fallen for. Romantic fantasy comedy, with Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:00pm
Film Big Game (2014)
The US president's plane is shot down over Finland. The head of state is left stranded in the wilderness being pursued by the terrorists responsible, but finds an unlikely ally in a teenage hunter, whose skills with a bow and arrow prove valuable. Action adventure, starring Samuel L Jackson, Onni Tommila and Ray Stevenson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
10:45pm
Film Bad Teacher (2011)
Cynical, hard-drinking teacher Elizabeth Halsey hates her job and the kids in her class, and hopes to escape her daily grind by landing a rich husband. A wealthy substitute seems like a suitable candidate, but she has a rival for his attention in a squeaky-clean colleague. Comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel and Lucy Punch
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
12:30am
Film Ouija (2014)
A teenager recovering from the suicide of a friend persuades a group of her classmates to join her in attempting to make contact with the dead girl's spirit. They discover that she was driven to her death by dangerous supernatural forces, which they have unwittingly unleashed to prey on them. Horror, starring Olivia Cooke and Ana Coto
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.5
2:15am
Film 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
Premiere. Oscar-winning documentary exploring the lives and careers of backing singers. Performers from various genres and eras share their personal accounts of working in the shadows of famous artists and the rewards and sacrifices that their role brings. With contributions from singers including Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Thu 14 Dec

11:00am
Film Man in the Saddle (1951)
A wealthy and ambitious cattleman plans to seize all the land surrounding his own. A peaceful rancher living nearby ignores warnings to sell up and avoid a conflict, and as he suffers a campaign of intimidation, he is forced to adopt violent methods to defend his livelihood. Western, starring Randolph Scott, Alexander Knox, Joan Leslie and Ellen Drew
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3
12:45pm
Film Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Former secret agent Harry Palmer comes out of retirement to take a mysterious canister to Finland, and ends up embroiled in an American megalomaniac's bid to take over the world. Espionage thriller, directed by Ken Russell and starring Michael Caine, Oscar Homolka and Karl Malden
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
2:55pm
Film Gunman's Walk (1958)
An ageing hard-bitten rancher expects his two sons to follow in his footsteps and keep order in their lawless land with the force of the gun. One of his boys is a gentle soul with no appetite for violence, but his brother is trigger-happy and one day takes a step too far - leaving his father with an impossible decision. Western, starring Van Heflin, Tab Hunter and James Darren
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.4
4:45pm
Film To Hell and Back (1955)
Biopic of actor Audie Murphy, following his service in the Second World War. Enlisting in the Army as a teenager to support his younger siblings, he excelled himself in action in the conflict in Europe and became one of America's most decorated soldiers. Starring Murphy as himself alongside Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake and Gregg Palmer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.4
6:55pm
Film Volcano (1997)
A river of molten lava spews from an erupting volcano onto the streets of Los Angeles, prompting the head of a crisis agency to team up with an intrepid scientist in a frantic and dangerous bid to save the city's residents. Disaster thriller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Keith David and Don Cheadle
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.1
9:00pm
Film Commando (1985)
The daughter of retired special forces officer John Matrix is kidnapped by an old comrade-in-arms, now in league with a deposed former dictator. The tyrant plans to use the girl to force Matrix into assassinating the head of the country he once ruled, but is unprepared for the lengths to which the veteran soldier will go to rescue his child. Action adventure, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
10:45pm
Film Prevenge (2016)
Following a terrible tragedy, single mum-to-be Ruth seems determined to wreak revenge on anyone who dares to undermine her or define her by her pregnancy. Egged on by the voice of her unborn baby, Ruth embarks on a series of brutal murders that appear to be unrelated, but her targets are far from spontaneously chosen. Black comedy, written, directed by and starring Alice Lowe, with Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie and Tom Davis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:35am
Film The Ghoul (2016)
A homicide detective helps his old colleague investigate a double murder by going undercover as the patient of a suspect's psychotherapist. But, as his therapy sessions continue, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur and he begins to question his own identity. Psychological thriller, starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Niamh Cusack and Rufus Jones
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6
2:20am
Film Aaaaaaaah! (2015)
In a strange parallel world, humans have developed all the trappings of modern civilisation, but have no language and still behave like apes. An alpha male, aided by his sidekick, tries to assert his dominance over a community. Comedy horror, directed by and starring Steve Oram, with Tom Meeten and Julian Rhind-Tutt
(Subtitles)

Fri 15 Dec

11:00am
Film The Black Swan (1942)
Notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, and offers other buccaneers the choice of giving up their lawless ways or facing justice. Two rogues refuse to toe the line, so Morgan's trusted ally James Waring is sent to track them down, but has other things on his mind - namely winning the daughter of the previous governor away from her duplicitous fiance. High-seas adventure, with Tyrone Power, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
12:45pm
Film Anastasia (1956)
In 1920s Paris, exiled Russians claim they have found the daughter of the last Tsar, who was originally believed to have been killed with the rest of her family. She is taken into the care of a General and groomed until she can convince Anastasia's cousin Prince Paul that she is genuinely the tsarina and inherit a fortune. Oscar-winning drama, starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:50pm
Film Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
Legendary outlaw hero Robin Hood rallies his merry men to thwart a dastardly plan by the Sheriff of Nottingham to murder the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has denounced the sheriff's plot to confiscate another nobleman's land. Medieval adventure, starring Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Pasco, Sarah Branch and Oliver Reed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
4:25pm
Film Earthquake (1974)
In the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake in Los Angeles, an architect helping in the rescue effort searches the smouldering ruins for his missing wife. Meanwhile, other residents, including an insubordinate cop, a lecherous shopkeeper and a daredevil motorcyclist, face their own battles for survival. Disaster movie, starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Genevieve Bujold, Richard Roundtree and George Kennedy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
6:50pm
Film Regarding Henry (1991)
An unscrupulous New York lawyer with no qualms about doing whatever it takes to succeed is forced to start life afresh after a shooting incident renders him brain-damaged - and utterly dependent on the people he has treated badly for so long. Mike Nichols' drama, starring Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Bill Nunn, Mikki Allen and Donald Moffat
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6
9:00pm
Film Escape Plan (2013)
An expert takes a contract from the CIA to test a maximum security prison by trying to break out of it , but he soon discovers he has been duped and that his captors intend him to stay inside for ever. He hatches a plan to escape, but to succeed he will need the help of a long-term convict - who wants his own freedom in return for assistance. Thriller, with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
11:15pm
Film Hyena (2014)
Premiere. A corrupt cop with access to all the money and drugs he needs suddenly finds his comfortable way of life turned upside down by the arrival of ruthless Albanian gangsters in his patch of London. Crime thriller, starring Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham and Neil Maskell
(Subtitles) (Premiere)

1:30am
Film Bunny and the Bull (2009)
A man suffering from agoraphobia is unable to leave his flat. When his food runs out, he is forced to contemplate rejoining the outside world and starts to relive the events of a traumatic holiday he spent travelling across Europe with his lecherous former best friend, which led to his current condition. Comedy, starring Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby and Veronia Echegui
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6

Sat 16 Dec

11:00am
Film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
A girl looking forward to the summer holidays is faced with a boring break when she realises her friends are going away. However, the future brightens up when she goes to stay with her eccentric aunt and embarks on a series of manic adventures. Comedy based on Megan McDonald's series of children's books, starring Jordana Beatty and Heather Graham
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:00pm
Film Fast Girls (2012)
A fierce rivalry develops between a talented working class sprinter and the wealthy daughter of a former Olympic medal-winner as they compete on the track. They are forced to settle their differences and work together when they are recruited for the same relay team. Drama, with Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, Rupert Graves and Noel Clarke, who also co-wrote the script
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.3
2:45pm
Film Volcano (1997)
A river of molten lava spews from an erupting volcano onto the streets of Los Angeles, prompting the head of a crisis agency to team up with an intrepid scientist in a frantic and dangerous bid to save the city's residents. Disaster thriller, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Keith David and Don Cheadle
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.1
4:50pm
Film The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
D'Artagnan reunites his former companions to save the queen of France from the scheming Cardinal Mazarin, and embark on a mission to England to prevent the beheading of Charles I. Meanwhile, the daughter of a former vanquished enemy is seeking revenge on the four heroes. Swashbuckling adventure sequel, with Oliver Reed, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall and Roy Kinnear, who died during filming
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
6:55pm
Film X-Men (2000)
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine find themselves at a school for mutants which is run by a benevolent psychic professor. While there, they agree to join others with similar gifts to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
9:00pm
Film Men in Black (1997)
A streetwise cop is enlisted by a top-secret government force dedicated to policing alien visitors to Earth, teaming up with a veteran agent just as a body-swapping extraterrestrial giant insect begins a reign of terror throughout New York City. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn and Vincent D'Onofrio
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.1
10:55pm
Film The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
A woman, her daughter and a couple are lost on the streets during a dangerous annual night when all laws are suspended. A gun-toting loner comes to their aid and fights to protect them, while also plotting to take advantage of the situation to pursue a murderous mission of his own. Horror sequel, starring Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogo
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
1:00am
Film A Dark Song (2016)
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)

Rating: 7