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Sat 4 Dec

11:00am
Film Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1969)
A second astronaut arrives on the strange simian-dominated world searching for his predecessor. As he journeys into the infamous forbidden zone, he discovers an underground cult of psychic mutants. Meanwhile, a military coup has taken place among the ape society, leading to an inevitable battle. Sci-fi sequel, with James Franciscus, Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
12:55pm
Film Cutthroat Island (1995)
A tough female pirate enlists the help of an educated slave in finding the three parts of a map leading to buried treasure. However, one of the pieces is in the hands of her cruel uncle, and she also has to find the loot before her crew mutinies or the British Navy catches up with her. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella and Maury Chaykin
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
3:15pm
Film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
The war between the shape-shifting robots erupts once again, as the first of the evil Decepticons leads an attack on Earth to locate an ancient planet-destroying machine. Hapless teenager Sam Witwicky is caught in the middle of the ensuing conflict as he holds the key to discovering the location of the device. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
6:15pm
Film The Abyss (1989)
An American nuclear submarine is sunk after a collision with a mysterious object, and the US government asks oil workers to help with the rescue. However, when they and a Navy Seal team arrive at the location of the vessel, a series of strange incidents leads to an encounter with aliens living in the depths. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller, starring Ed Harris, Michael Biehn and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
9:00pm
Film Deadpool 2 (2018)
The wisecracking anti-hero meets Russell, a gifted youngster pursued by a heavily armed cyborg from the future. With the aid of fellow mutant Domino and five less lucky teammates, they attempt to defeat the villainous Cable. Action comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison and Zazie Beetz
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
11:15pm
Film First Love (2019)
Over the course of one night in Tokyo, a young boxer and a call girl get tangled up in a sinister drug-smuggling plot, leading to a rollercoaster evening involving corrupt cops, the Yakuza and a female assassin. Crime drama, starring Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota and Nao Ohmori. In Japanese
(Premiere)

Rating: 5.6
1:30am
Film Blair Witch (2016)
Twenty years have passed since the victims of the Blair Witch disappeared in the woods in Maryland, with James still wondering what happened to his sister Heather. When he discovers eerie internet footage of someone resembling her, he and three friends set out to investigate, taking along cameras to document their search. Horror sequel, starring James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid and Wes Robinson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.4

Sun 5 Dec

11:00am
Film Animal Farm (1954)
Animals rebel against their unscrupulous owner and take control of his farm, vowing to run things fairly, with equality for all. However, the pigs leading the revolt succumb to greed and corruption, culminating in violence and oppression. Animated drama based on George Orwell's novel, narrated by Gordon Heath and with Maurice Denham providing the voices for all the characters
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
12:35pm
Film Leap Year (2010)
A woman plans to take advantage of an Irish tradition to propose to her boyfriend while on holiday in Dublin. When they become separated, she faces a disastrous journey across the country in the company of a charming local innkeeper, and is tempted to leave her boyfriend for her travelling companion. Romantic comedy, starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode and Adam Scott
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
2:35pm
Film The Choice (2016)
Two neighbours find themselves overwhelmingly attracted to each other, and make substantial changes in their lives to be together - one breaking off a long-term relationship and the other conquering his fear of commitment. Over the next 10 years, their feelings for each other are tested by a series of challenges. Romantic drama based on Nicholas Sparks' novel, starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
4:45pm
Film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
The living exhibits at New York's Museum of Natural History are shipped to Washington's Smithsonian Institution - along with the artefact that brought them to life in the first place. Nightwatchman Larry tries to retrieve it, only to find the contents of the world's largest museum have been reanimated, including a pharaoh determined to take over the world. Fantasy comedy sequel, starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
6:55pm
Film Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
A reconnaissance pilot is shot down and becomes stranded in enemy territory after filming evidence of a genocidal massacre by Serb militia in Bosnia. The naval air commander for Nato forces in the Balkans defies orders by mounting an unauthorised mission to rescue him, while the airman faces a battle to stay alive as he is pursued by paramilitary forces. Bosnian War drama, starring Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson, Gabriel Macht and Olek Krupa
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
9:00pm
Film Last Orders (2001)
Four men visit Margate to scatter the ashes of a beloved lifelong friend. They stop at a number of places on the way, where they recall fond memories of the deceased and reminisce about their shared experiences over the last six decades. Drama, based on the novel by Graham Swift, with Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Ray Winstone and Helen Mirren
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
11:10pm
Film Layer Cake (2004)
A London cocaine dealer is all set to leave the criminal world behind and start a new life abroad. However, his plans are thwarted when he is asked to track down a gangster's drug-addicted daughter and locate a stolen shipment of Ecstasy. Crime thriller, starring Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham and Sienna Miller
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
1:15am
Film Blade of the Immortal (2017)
An immortal warrior is hired by a young woman to avenge the murder of her father. Director Takashi Miike's fantasy drama, starring Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki and Sota Fukushi. In Japanese

Rating: 7

Mon 6 Dec

8:00am
This Is Deaf
Presenter Ahmed Mudawi chats to David Ellington about what the BLM movement means to the Black Deaf community
(Sign Language)

11:00am
Film 49th Parallel (1941)
Six Nazis are left stranded in Canada after their U-boat is sunk. As they try to escape the attentions of the authorities, they struggle to win sympathy among the locals. But when that fails, they decide to flee to the still-neutral USA instead. Michael Powell's Oscar-winning Second World War thriller, starring Anton Walbrook, Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Glynis Johns and Niall MacGinnis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
1:35pm
Film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
An American couple on holiday in Morocco witness the killing of a local man they have befriended. Before dying he whispers a secret that has serious political implications - but they are prevented from telling the police when their son is kidnapped by a gang of spies bent on keeping them silent. Alfred Hitchcock's remake of his own 1934 thriller, with James Stewart, Doris Day, Bernard Miles and Daniel Gelin. Featuring Day's performance of Oscar-winning song Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
3:55pm
Film Distant Drums (1951)
An army officer mounts a daring raid through the treacherous Florida swamplands. His mission is to take on a group of marauding Seminole rebels, as well as the gun runners who have been supplying them with weapons, and rescue a group of settlers who have been taken hostage by the tribe. Western, starring Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal and Arthur Hunnicutt
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
6:00pm
Film Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
The shape-changing robots and their human allies face a confrontation with their original creator, who has brainwashed their leader and intends to save her own home planet by destroying Earth. To save the human race they must recover an ancient artefact from Arthurian legend - but their mission is threatened by old enemies as they uncover a terrible secret about the history of the world. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Chan, Stanley Tucci and John Turturro
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.4
9:00pm
Film Jason Bourne (2016)
Former government operative Jason Bourne has been in hiding for 12 years after exposing a sinister CIA operation. However, he once again finds himself being hunted down when a former CIA operative gone rogue acquires top secret information - including details of Bourne's own father's involvement in a clandestine scheme. Action thriller, starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
11:25pm
Film Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Mike Leigh's Oscar-winning drama exploring the sometimes strained relationship between 19th-century musical duo Gilbert and Sullivan. After a series of enthusiastically reviewed shows, the duo are horrified by the critical mauling their latest offering receives, and look set to leave the business. Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Sukie Smith, Dexter Fletcher, Timothy Spall, Roger Heathcott, Geoffrey Hutchings and Wendy Nottingham star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
2:40am
Film My Life as a Courgette (2016)
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age, where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. Animation, with the voices of Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat and Paulin Jaccoud

Rating: 10

Tue 7 Dec

11:00am
Film The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Construction workers battle against Japanese forces while working with the US navy in the South Pacific during the Second World War, while the head of the company and an officer compete for the affections of a local woman. However, when one recklessly causes a tragedy, he seeks redemption by launching an attack on a tank battalion. Drama, starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward and Dennis O'Keefe
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.2
1:05pm
Film The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
An English yachtsman sailing round the coast of Germany in 1901 encounters a naval officer who has betrayed his country. Enlisting the aid of a friend, he discovers a plan by Kaiser Wilhelm to invade Britain - which they are the only ones in a position to stop. Spy thriller, starring Simon MacCorkindale, Michael York and Jenny Agutter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
3:10pm
Film Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957)
A cavalry officer is assigned to escort a captured murderer to prison. However, the prisoner and his guard are compelled to join forces to survive when Apache warriors raid their wagon train as it moves across Arizona into hostile territory. Western, starring Barry Sullivan, Dennis O'Keefe, Mona Freeman and Katy Jurado
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
4:55pm
Film The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
The son of a disgraced medieval nobleman is raised in poverty. With the support of a kindly earl, he gains the chance to train as a knight and reclaim his birthright, proving his worth by fighting to foil a plot to overthrow the king. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar and Barbara Rush
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
6:55pm
Film Central Intelligence (2016)
Action comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson as a one-time geek who suffered constant humiliation at high school but grew up to be a lethal CIA agent. But when he is targeted by his own organisation, he comes home for a high school reunion, where he enlists the help of the former campus tough guy - now a meek accountant - who very quickly wonders what he has got himself into. Co-starring Kevin Hart and Amy Ryan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
9:00pm
Film Alien: Covenant (2017)
A crew of colonists sent to populate an alien planet have their mission diverted by a mysterious signal. After landing on a nearby world, they discover what became of the ill-fated Prometheus mission. Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller, starring Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.5
11:20pm
Film Tully (2018)
The brother of a New York suburbanite hires a night nanny called Tully to help his sister, Marlo, cope after the arrival of her third child. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon forms a special bond with her new friend. Comedy drama, starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis and Ron Livingston
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4
1:10am
Film The Other Woman (2014)
A woman is devastated to learn her boyfriend is actually married, but when she meets his wife, they quickly become friends. When they discover he has a third secret lover, they decide to join forces and teach him a lesson. Comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8

Wed 8 Dec

11:00am
Film Destry Rides Again (1939)
A mild-mannered sheriff is assigned to clean up a lawless town ruled over by a ruthless gangster - but finds his biggest problem is a sultry saloon singer determined to exact revenge on him for resisting her charms. Comedy Western, starring James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Mischa Auer and Brian Donlevy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
12:55pm
Film Hatari! (1962)
A group of reckless animal trappers travels through the wilds of Africa, but the arrival of a beautiful photographer looks set to cause upheaval among the group. Comedy adventure, starring John Wayne, Red Buttons, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli and Michele Girardon
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
4:05pm
Film Tobruk (1967)
Jewish resistance fighters out to destroy Nazi fuel bunkers during the North African campaign recruit a Canadian major experienced in desert warfare. Risking life and limb, they pose as a German transport detail escorting British prisoners, but it becomes clear that someone in their group is a traitor. Second World War adventure, starring George Peppard, Rock Hudson, Nigel Green and Guy Stockwell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
6:20pm
Film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
The captain of a British warship engages in a tense battle of wits and an escalating test of nerves with a French counterpart during the Napoleonic conflict, a pursuit that takes his crew on a dangerous journey along the coast of South America. Seafaring drama, adapted from Patrick O'Brian's novels, starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd and Edward Woodall
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
9:00pm
Film The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
A disgraced bodyguard is hired to protect a hitman about to testify against the tyrannical president of Belarus at the International Criminal Court in exchange for the release of his wife from prison. Comedy action thriller, starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
11:20pm
Film The Boss (2016)
A successful entrepreneur is imprisoned for insider trading, losing everything in the process. After her sentence, she sets out to launch a comeback and win back the respect of the nation - but with no one else to turn to, she finds herself a reluctant houseguest of her long-suffering former assistant. Comedy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.1
1:25am
Film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
A teenager investigates the murder of a neighbour, which leads him to discover evidence of black magic. He begins to experience strange and disturbing changes and realises he may be succumbing to a sinister curse placed on him by a coven of witches and their demonic allies. Horror sequel, starring Andrew Jacobs and Jorge Diaz
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.8

Thu 9 Dec

11:00am
Film Blanche Fury (1948)
A penniless governess is invited to stay with a wealthy relative, where she hopes to secure her future and take over the estate by marrying her infatuated cousin. However, her secret romance with a stablehand has tragic consequences for all concerned. Drama, starring Valerie Hobson, Michael Gough, Stewart Granger and Walter Fitzgerald
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.1
12:55pm
Film Rawhide (1951)
Outlaws hold staff and a passenger and her baby hostage at a remote stagecoach station while awaiting the arrival of a shipment of $100,000 in gold bullion. The nervous captives try to stay calm, but the tension between the gang leader and a jumpy henchman grows fraught, ending in a frantic shoot-out - with the infant in the thick of the fray. Western, starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward and Jack Elam
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:40pm
Film The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
An American naval reserve pilot is called up for service in the Korean War, and must leave his family and civilian job as a lawyer. In command of a corps of naval pilots, he heads a bombing campaign on strategic Communist positions, but later comes to question the morality of the conflict. Adventure, starring William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March and Mickey Rooney
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
4:45pm
Film Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1969)
A second astronaut arrives on the strange simian-dominated world searching for his predecessor. As he journeys into the infamous forbidden zone, he discovers an underground cult of psychic mutants. Meanwhile, a military coup has taken place among the ape society, leading to an inevitable battle. Sci-fi sequel, with James Franciscus, Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
6:40pm
Film Cutthroat Island (1995)
A tough female pirate enlists the help of an educated slave in finding the three parts of a map leading to buried treasure. However, one of the pieces is in the hands of her cruel uncle, and she also has to find the loot before her crew mutinies or the British Navy catches up with her. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella and Maury Chaykin
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
9:00pm
Film Deadpool 2 (2018)
The wisecracking anti-hero meets Russell, a gifted youngster pursued by a heavily armed cyborg from the future. With the aid of fellow mutant Domino and five less lucky teammates, they attempt to defeat the villainous Cable. Action comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison and Zazie Beetz
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
11:20pm
Film Trainspotting (1996)
A heroin addict makes a series of attempts to kick the habit, but the grind of everyday life and a circle of similarly self-destructive friends keep dragging him back to his old ways. Following a near-fatal overdose, he comes to the realisation that the only way to put his life in order is to rid himself of his friends - which is easier said than done. Danny Boyle's drama based on Irvine Welsh's novel, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
1:10am
Film Trance (2013)
An art dealer becomes involved in a plot to steal a valuable painting from his own auction house, but a blow to the head causes him to develop amnesia. Unable to remember the stolen item's whereabouts, he starts seeing a hypnotist to recall where he left it, but as she searches the depths of his mind, the barriers between fiction and reality begin to blur. Danny Boyle's non-linear crime thriller, starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8

Fri 10 Dec

11:00am
Film Distant Drums (1951)
An army officer mounts a daring raid through the treacherous Florida swamplands. His mission is to take on a group of marauding Seminole rebels, as well as the gun runners who have been supplying them with weapons, and rescue a group of settlers who have been taken hostage by the tribe. Western, starring Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal and Arthur Hunnicutt
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:10pm
Film The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
A fleeing terrorist infects transcontinental rail passengers with a deadly virus - prompting the authorities to consider re-routing the train across a dangerously unstable bridge, hoping it will collapse and kill everyone on board to prevent the contagion spreading. Disaster epic, starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen and Sophia Loren
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
3:50pm
Film Donovan's Reef (1963)
An American soldier settles down with a friend and a kindly doctor on a South Sea island to relax in the aftermath of the Second World War. The arrival of the medic's snobbish daughter throws their idyllic life into turmoil, leaving them struggling to make her father seem respectable. Comedy drama directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen and Cesar Romero
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
6:15pm
Film The Abyss (1989)
An American nuclear submarine is sunk after a collision with a mysterious object, and the US government asks oil workers to help with the rescue. However, when they and a Navy Seal team arrive at the location of the vessel, a series of strange incidents leads to an encounter with aliens living in the depths. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller, starring Ed Harris, Michael Biehn and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
9:00pm
Film Office Christmas Party (2016)
When a CEO threatens drastic action to improve the financial performance of the Chicago branch of her company, the affected manager - who is also her brother - throws an epic festive party to impress a client and close a potential sale which would save jobs. Comedy, starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
11:10pm
Film Wild Nights with Emily (2018)
The story of the little-known side of writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular her relationship with another woman. Comedy drama, starring Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz and Susan Ziegler
(Subtitles) (Premiere)

12:55am
Film Shot Caller (2017)
An ex con is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival squad on the streets of Southern California. Crime drama, starring Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2