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Sun 17 Dec

5:20am
Film The Outriders (1950)
Three Confederate soldiers escape from a prison camp in the aftermath of the American Civil War and plot a bullion robbery as a way of striking back against their Union enemies. Western, starring Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan and James Whitmore

7:05am
Film The Nutty Professor (1963)
A shy, awkward chemistry teacher harbours a crush on a beautiful student. When he creates a potion that transforms him into an irresistible ladies' man, he comes close to attracting her attention - but at every critical moment the effects of the elixir wear off. Comedy, starring Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Howard Morris and Kathleen Freeman

Rating: 3.8
9:10am
Film Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
A wealthy land owner becomes consumed with hatred with the band of rustlers who shot him when he tried to stop them stealing his horses. As more animals are stolen, he becomes determined to kill the criminals, but his lust for blood drives his lover into the arms of another man - a ranch hand who once saved his life. Western, starring James Cagney, Irene Papas and Don Dubbins

11:05am
Film The Outriders (1950)
Three Confederate soldiers escape from a prison camp in the aftermath of the American Civil War and plot a bullion robbery as a way of striking back against their Union enemies. Western, starring Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan and James Whitmore

12:55pm
Film Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)
A movie star finds herself unexpectedly pregnant after a wild night out in Mexico, and decides to cover it up for the sake of her career. She persuades a childhood friend to adopt the baby when it is born - but he is not expecting her to give birth to triplets, nor that he will be forced to marry her sister to keep up the pretence. Comedy, starring Jerry Lewis and Marilyn Maxwell

3:00pm
Film The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
A reformed outlaw becomes a US marshal, but veers off the straight and narrow when he is persuaded to break a former crony out of jail. The crook then repays the lawman by kidnapping his fiancee to force him to reveal where he hid the loot from the last robbery they pulled together. Western, starring Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens and Robert Middleton

Rating: 5.1
4:40pm
Film Gunsight Ridge (1957)
An undercover agent for a stagecoach company plagued by bandits takes over as a town's sheriff when the previous lawman is killed by the outlaws' leader. He sets out to bring the criminal to justice, unaware he is masquerading as a respectable mine owner. Western, starring Joel McCrea, Mark Stevens and Joan Weldon
(Black & White)

6:15pm
Film Arrow in the Dust (1954)
A US Cavalry deserter assumes the identity of a dead major and attempts to lead a wagon train complete with passengers to safety through hostile territory - but little does he realise there is a traitor in their midst. Western, starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Lee Van Cleef and Keith Larson

Rating: 6
7:45pm
Film Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
The brilliant sleuth and Dr Watson set out to investigate a series of odd deaths at a convalescent home for retired Army officers. Murder mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke and Halliwell Hobbes
(Black & White)

9:00pm
Film The Deer Hunter (1978)
The lives of three American steelworkers and their families are torn apart in the wake of the Vietnam War. After enduring horrific treatment in a prison camp during the conflict, the three friends return to their homes but struggle to readjust to normal life. Oscar-winning drama, starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage and John Cazale in his last film role

Rating: 6.9
12:35am
Film The Last Exorcism (2010)
A disillusioned preacher travels America performing exorcisms, but does not really believe in the demons he claims to be casting out. He invites a documentary crew to record what he intends to be his last exorcism, only to find that this time supernatural forces really are at work. Horror, starring Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell

Rating: 4.3
2:15am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
The Worldwide Water Conspiracy
Season 2 Episode 6/8

How corporations are buying water rights, giving them control over the people living depending on the sources they obtain

Rating: 5.2
3:05am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Joel Schumacher
Season 1 Episode 1/91

Interview with Joel Schumacher, director of Falling Down, The Lost Boys and A Time to Kill

Rating: 6
3:35am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Richard Donner
Season 1 Episode 2/91

Interview with Richard Donner, director of The Omen, Superman and The Goonies

Rating: 6
4:05am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Andrew Davis
Season 1 Episode 3/91

Interview with Andrew Davis, director of The Fugitive and Holes

Rating: 6
4:35am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Jan de Bont
Season 1 Episode 4/91

Interview with Jan de Bont, director of Speed and Twister

Rating: 6
5:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Ridley Scott
Season 1 Episode 65/91

Ridley Scott, the director behind Gladiator, Alien, Alien Covenant, and Blade Runner, discusses his first films, favourite movies and secrets to success

Rating: 6
5:35am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Rob Marshall
Season 1 Episode 66/91

Rob Marshall reveals his directing secrets and reflects on his most successful films, which include Chicago, Nine, Annie and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Rating: 6

Mon 18 Dec

6:15am
Film The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
A reformed outlaw becomes a US marshal, but veers off the straight and narrow when he is persuaded to break a former crony out of jail. The crook then repays the lawman by kidnapping his fiancee to force him to reveal where he hid the loot from the last robbery they pulled together. Western, starring Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens and Robert Middleton

Rating: 5.1
7:55am
Film Arrow in the Dust (1954)
A US Cavalry deserter assumes the identity of a dead major and attempts to lead a wagon train complete with passengers to safety through hostile territory - but little does he realise there is a traitor in their midst. Western, starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Lee Van Cleef and Keith Larson

Rating: 6
9:30am
Film Gunsight Ridge (1957)
An undercover agent for a stagecoach company plagued by bandits takes over as a town's sheriff when the previous lawman is killed by the outlaws' leader. He sets out to bring the criminal to justice, unaware he is masquerading as a respectable mine owner. Western, starring Joel McCrea, Mark Stevens and Joan Weldon
(Black & White)

11:10am
Film The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
A reformed outlaw becomes a US marshal, but veers off the straight and narrow when he is persuaded to break a former crony out of jail. The crook then repays the lawman by kidnapping his fiancee to force him to reveal where he hid the loot from the last robbery they pulled together. Western, starring Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens and Robert Middleton

Rating: 5.1
12:50pm
Bonanza
Blessed Are They
Season 3 Episode 30/34

Ben is forced to decided who gets custody of the twin grandchildren between two feuding families

Rating: 7.8
1:55pm
Bonanza
The Dowry
Season 3 Episode 31/34

Joe witnesses a man being shot while trying to protect his daughter's dowry, and decides to take the pair back to the ranch

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Film The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
The master sleuth and trusty companion Dr Watson set out to foil arch-villain Moriarty's dastardly plan to steal the crown jewels - and ruin the reputation of the world's greatest detective while he is about it. Detective adventure, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, George Zucco and Ida Lupino
(Black & White)

Rating: 9.2
4:40pm
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
The 19th-century sleuth and his indefatigable sidekick Watson are transported to Second World War London, where they set out to foil a Nazi attempt to steal part of an experimental weapon. Mystery thriller, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.2
5:55pm
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944)
Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson try to solve a series of strange suicides. The victims, all prominent businessmen, seem to have been driven to take their own lives by someone else - but the case leaves the daredevil detective in mortal danger. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey and Mary Gordon
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.5
7:05pm
Film Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1964)
An outlaw thinks he has hit on the perfect cattle-rustling scheme and sets out to test his cunning plan. However, he reckons without the intervention of a gun-slinging stranger determined to see justice done. Western, starring Alex Nicol, Jorge Mistral and Dick Bentley

9:00pm
Film The Glimmer Man (1996)
New York homicide detective Jack Cole travels to Los Angeles to help solve a series of murders where the victims are crucified. However, when Cole's ex-wife is killed, he becomes the prime suspect. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox and Michelle Johnson

Rating: 3.9
10:45pm
Film The Hurt Locker (2008)
Two American bomb disposal experts operating in Iraq are assigned a new leader after their previous one dies in action. However, the sergeant's reckless attitude and love of battle consistently puts them at risk. Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning drama, starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes

Rating: 4.8
1:10am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Pentagon
Season 2 Episode 8/8

Jesse examines the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, talking to eyewitnesses and analysing video footage for evidence that there was no hijacked plane involved

Rating: 5.2
2:05am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
9/11
Season 1 Episode 2/7

Investigating alternative theories about the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre

Rating: 5.2
3:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
William Friedkin
Season 1 Episode 5/91

William Friedkin, director of The French Connection and The Exorcist, offers his secrets to film-making success. He reveals why he believes the ability to communicate is far more important than knowledge of cameras, equipment and stage techniques, and offers his thoughts on directors writing their own screenplays

Rating: 6
3:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Ivan Reitman
Season 1 Episode 6/91

Interview with Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters, Dave and Twins

Rating: 6
4:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Francis Ford Coppola
Season 1 Episode 9/91

Oscar-winning director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola looks back at his greatest career achievements, which include the Godfather series and Apocalypse Now

Rating: 6
4:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Barry Sonnenfeld
Season 1 Episode 10/91

Interview with Barry Sonnenfeld, director of Get Shorty, The Addams Family and the Men in Black movies

Rating: 6
5:00am
Off Set
Ben Miller
Ben Miller discusses his acting career

Rating: 6.7
5:20am
Film The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
The master sleuth and trusty companion Dr Watson set out to foil arch-villain Moriarty's dastardly plan to steal the crown jewels - and ruin the reputation of the world's greatest detective while he is about it. Detective adventure, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, George Zucco and Ida Lupino
(Black & White)

Rating: 9.2

Tue 19 Dec

6:55am
Bonanza
Blessed Are They
Season 3 Episode 30/34

Ben is forced to decided who gets custody of the twin grandchildren between two feuding families

Rating: 7.8
7:55am
Bonanza
The Dowry
Season 3 Episode 31/34

Joe witnesses a man being shot while trying to protect his daughter's dowry, and decides to take the pair back to the ranch

Rating: 7.8
8:55am
Film Moby Dick (1956)
Obsessive skipper Captain Ahab leads his ship and crew on an epic quest to find and kill the legendary white whale that bit off his leg - but his lust for vengeance endangers all their lives. John Huston's seafaring adventure, based on Herman Melville's novel, starring Gregory Peck, Richard Baseheart, Orson Welles and Leo Genn

Rating: 5.5
11:10am
Film The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
The master sleuth and trusty companion Dr Watson set out to foil arch-villain Moriarty's dastardly plan to steal the crown jewels - and ruin the reputation of the world's greatest detective while he is about it. Detective adventure, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, George Zucco and Ida Lupino
(Black & White)

Rating: 9.2
12:50pm
Bonanza
Inger, My Love
Season 3 Episode 29/34

Ben recalls the story of his first meeting with Hoss's mother

Rating: 7.8
1:55pm
Bonanza
The Mountain Girl
Season 3 Episode 33/34

Joe rescues a dying man, who urges him to unite his grand-daughter Trudy with her other wealthy grandfather

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Baker Street sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his indefatigable sidekick Watson are recruited to foil a cunning Nazi terrorist ring. It seems their devilishly clever enemies are plotting to break the British population's morale with a series of radio reports during the Second World War. Mystery thriller, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Thomas Gomez and Montagu Love
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.3
4:15pm
Film The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate claims that the last remaining member of the aristocratic Baskerville family is being persecuted by a monstrous spectral hound roaming the remote Devon moors. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene and Lionel Atwill
(Black & White)

Rating: 7.3
5:45pm
Film Raintree County (1957)
A Southern belle marries a schoolmaster during the American Civil War, only to find the joys of domesticity are not anywhere near as fulfilling as she had expected. Romantic drama, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin and Nigel Patrick

9:00pm
Film The Hurt Locker (2008)
Two American bomb disposal experts operating in Iraq are assigned a new leader after their previous one dies in action. However, the sergeant's reckless attitude and love of battle consistently puts them at risk. Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning drama, starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes

Rating: 4.8
11:35pm
Film Soldier (1998)
A veteran elite soldier who has only ever known a life of war is left for dead by his superiors on a desolate planet. Rescued by the inhabitants, he gets his first taste of a normal life, which he feels compelled to defend when his new home is invaded by an army of his genetically engineered replacements. Sci-fi action thriller, starring Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen and Sean Pertwee

Rating: 6.8
1:40am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
HAARP
Season 1 Episode 1/7

Investigating the purpose of a remote military installation in Alaska, and questioning if experiments in mind control are being performed there

Rating: 5.2
2:40am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Is Global Warming a Hoax?
Season 1 Episode 3/7

Global warming real or not? The issue makes some people rich and can control people's lives, from cars they drive to the food they eat. Jesse starts his investigation with Al Gore

Rating: 5.2
3:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Rob Reiner
Season 1 Episode 12/91

An interview with film-maker Rob Reiner, whose directing credits include A Few Good Men, Misery, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me and This Is Spinal Tap

Rating: 6
4:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Chris Columbus
Season 1 Episode 13/91

Interview with Chris Columbus, director of Mrs Doubtfire, Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter movies

Rating: 6
4:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
George Lucas
Season 1 Episode 14/91

Film-maker George Lucas reflects on his career, which includes creating the Star Wars franchise, as well as producing the Indiana Jones series

Rating: 6
5:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
John Woo
Season 1 Episode 80/91

Interview with John Woo, director of Hong Kong thrillers Bullet in the Head and Hard Boiled, as well as Hollywood action movies Face/Off and Broken Arrow

Rating: 6
5:35am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
John Boorman
Season 1 Episode 81/91

Interview with John Boorman, director of Deliverance, Excalibur, Point Blank and Zardoz

Rating: 6

Wed 20 Dec

6:10am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Joel Schumacher
Season 1 Episode 1/91

Interview with Joel Schumacher, director of Falling Down, The Lost Boys and A Time to Kill

Rating: 6
6:45am
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Baker Street sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his indefatigable sidekick Watson are recruited to foil a cunning Nazi terrorist ring. It seems their devilishly clever enemies are plotting to break the British population's morale with a series of radio reports during the Second World War. Mystery thriller, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Thomas Gomez and Montagu Love
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.3
8:00am
Bonanza
Inger, My Love
Season 3 Episode 29/34

Ben recalls the story of his first meeting with Hoss's mother

Rating: 7.8
9:05am
Bonanza
The Mountain Girl
Season 3 Episode 33/34

Joe rescues a dying man, who urges him to unite his grand-daughter Trudy with her other wealthy grandfather

Rating: 7.8
10:10am
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
The 19th-century sleuth and his indefatigable sidekick Watson are transported to Second World War London, where they set out to foil a Nazi attempt to steal part of an experimental weapon. Mystery thriller, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.2
11:30am
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Baker Street sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his indefatigable sidekick Watson are recruited to foil a cunning Nazi terrorist ring. It seems their devilishly clever enemies are plotting to break the British population's morale with a series of radio reports during the Second World War. Mystery thriller, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Thomas Gomez and Montagu Love
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.3
12:50pm
Bonanza
The Long Night
Season 3 Episode 32/34

Adam is attacked, and forced to change clothes with an escaped convict

Rating: 7.8
1:55pm
Bonanza
The Miracle Worker
Season 3 Episode 34/34

A faith healer falls in love with a paralysed girl, and promises to cure her if she marries him

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944)
Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson try to solve a series of strange suicides. The victims, all prominent businessmen, seem to have been driven to take their own lives by someone else - but the case leaves the daredevil detective in mortal danger. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey and Mary Gordon
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.5
4:20pm
Film The Pearl of Death (1944)
Sherlock Holmes and trusty sidekick Dr Watson are sent to guard a valuable pearl from villains. But the Baker Street sleuth is taken by surprise when the reputedly cursed gem is pilfered - and sets out to recover it. Along the way, he battles a notorious jewel thief and his murderous henchman. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Miles Mander and Rondo Hatton
(Black & White)

Rating: 9.5
5:40pm
Film Murder Most Foul (1964)
Eccentric sleuth Miss Marple treads the boards for an amateur theatrical troupe in a bid to identify a killer in the cast and clear a man accused of his landlady's murder. Agatha Christie mystery, starring Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank and Megs Jenkins
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.8
7:25pm
Film Wolf Larsen (1958)
Sea captain Wolf Larsen, whose cultured interests belie his tyrannical nature, keeps his ship's crew and passengers on a tight leash. However, when a monumental storm breaks, the rest of the vessel's occupants spot their chance for mutiny. Sea-faring adventure, starring Barry Sullivan

9:00pm
Film Soldier (1998)
A veteran elite soldier who has only ever known a life of war is left for dead by his superiors on a desolate planet. Rescued by the inhabitants, he gets his first taste of a normal life, which he feels compelled to defend when his new home is invaded by an army of his genetically engineered replacements. Sci-fi action thriller, starring Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen and Sean Pertwee

Rating: 6.8
11:00pm
Film Escape from LA (1996)
Renegade Snake Plissken is assigned to hunt down the president's daughter, who has joined forces with a nefarious revolutionary group aiming to bring down the American government. John Carpenter's action sequel, starring Kurt Russell, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Valeria Golino and Peter Fonda

Rating: 6.6
1:10am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Big Brother
Season 1 Episode 4/7

Investigating government surveillance, revealing theories about how the FBI uses ordinary civilians to spy on each other

Rating: 5.2
2:05am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
The Bilderberg Group
Season 1 Episode 5/7

Investigating stories of secret organisations that have a dangerous influence on the world

Rating: 5.2
3:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Brett Ratner
Season 1 Episode 15/91

Interview with Brett Ratner, director of the Rush Hour movies and Red Dragon

Rating: 6
3:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
John McTiernan
Season 1 Episode 16/91

Interview with John McTiernan, director of Die Hard, Predator and The Hunt for Red October

Rating: 6
4:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Michael Mann
Season 1 Episode 24/91

Michael Mann, the film-maker behind Heat, Ali and Miami Vice, discusses his directing career, as well as his most memorable onset experiences and the secrets to success

Rating: 6
4:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Bryan Singer
Season 1 Episode 25/91

Bryan Singer chats about his movie-making career, reveals the secrets behind the making of films including X-Men, Superman Returns, The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie

Rating: 6
5:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Andrew Davis
Season 1 Episode 3/91

Interview with Andrew Davis, director of The Fugitive and Holes

Rating: 6
5:30am
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944)
Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson try to solve a series of strange suicides. The victims, all prominent businessmen, seem to have been driven to take their own lives by someone else - but the case leaves the daredevil detective in mortal danger. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey and Mary Gordon
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.5

Thu 21 Dec

6:35am
Bonanza
The Long Night
Season 3 Episode 32/34

Adam is attacked, and forced to change clothes with an escaped convict

Rating: 7.8
7:35am
Bonanza
The Miracle Worker
Season 3 Episode 34/34

A faith healer falls in love with a paralysed girl, and promises to cure her if she marries him

Rating: 7.8
8:35am
Film Murder Most Foul (1964)
Eccentric sleuth Miss Marple treads the boards for an amateur theatrical troupe in a bid to identify a killer in the cast and clear a man accused of his landlady's murder. Agatha Christie mystery, starring Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank and Megs Jenkins
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.8
10:20am
Film The Pearl of Death (1944)
Sherlock Holmes and trusty sidekick Dr Watson are sent to guard a valuable pearl from villains. But the Baker Street sleuth is taken by surprise when the reputedly cursed gem is pilfered - and sets out to recover it. Along the way, he battles a notorious jewel thief and his murderous henchman. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Miles Mander and Rondo Hatton
(Black & White)

Rating: 9.5
11:40am
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944)
Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson try to solve a series of strange suicides. The victims, all prominent businessmen, seem to have been driven to take their own lives by someone else - but the case leaves the daredevil detective in mortal danger. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey and Mary Gordon
(Black & White)

Rating: 8.5
12:50pm
Bonanza
A Rose for Lotta
Season 1 Episode 1/32

The head of a mining cartel hires seductive chanteuse Lotta as the bait in his plot to kidnap one of Ben Cartwright's sons, forcing the rancher to give up timber rights on his land

Rating: 7.8
1:55pm
Bonanza
The Sun Mountain Herd
Season 1 Episode 2/32

The Cartwrights fight to protect a herd of antelope from two hunters, whose slaughter of the animals threatens to leave a Native American village facing starvation

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Film The Scarlet Claw (1944)
Baker Street's legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson investigate a series of grisly murders in a remote Canadian village supposedly caused by a 100-year-old monster from the nearby swamps. However, they soon discover there's a far more down-to-earth explanation. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Miles Mander and Paul Cavanagh
(Black & White)

4:35pm
Film The House of Fear (1945)
Supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and loyal sidekick Dr Watson investigate a strange series of murders at a remote Scottish mansion. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey and Paul Cavanagh
(Black & White)

6:05pm
Film The Nun's Story (1959)
An independent-minded woman enters a convent and develops a gift for medicine, while struggling to curb her rebellious nature. She is sent to the Congo to assist a doctor in his work, but suffers a crisis of faith at the outbreak of the Second World War. Drama, based on Kathryn C Hulme's novel, starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger and Mildred Dunnock

Rating: 7.7
9:00pm
Film Escape from LA (1996)
Renegade Snake Plissken is assigned to hunt down the president's daughter, who has joined forces with a nefarious revolutionary group aiming to bring down the American government. John Carpenter's action sequel, starring Kurt Russell, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Valeria Golino and Peter Fonda

Rating: 6.6
11:00pm
Film The Day of the Jackal (1973)
A group of conspirators contracts the Jackal, a professional hitman, to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle of France. The killer starts to put his painstaking plans into action, creating a new identity, establishing his alibi and commissioning a custom-made weapon, while out-foxing the French police at every turn. Fred Zinnemann's adaptation of Frederick's Forsyth thriller, with Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Alan Badel, Tony Britton and Cyril Cusack

Rating: 9
1:45am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Manchurian Candidate
Season 1 Episode 6/7

Jesse investigates stories of government experiments in mind control intended to turn ordinary people into assassins

Rating: 5.2
2:35am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Apocalypse 2012
Season 1 Episode 7/7

A report on theories that the world will soon end, and that wealthy elites have found a way to survive the cataclysm leaving the rest of the human race to die

Rating: 5.2
3:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Milos Forman
Season 1 Episode 30/91

Milos Forman chats about his career, including his Oscar-winning films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, as well as Man on the Moon and The People vs Larry Flynt

Rating: 6
4:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Paul Schrader
Season 1 Episode 31/91

Interview with Paul Schrader, director of The Walker and Blue Collar, and writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull

Rating: 6
4:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Alan Parker
Season 1 Episode 32/91

Interviews with leading film-makers in which they talk about their careers. British director Alan Parker discusses his movies, which include Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, Fame, Come See the Paradise, Angela's Ashes and Evita

Rating: 6
5:00am
Film The Scarlet Claw (1944)
Baker Street's legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson investigate a series of grisly murders in a remote Canadian village supposedly caused by a 100-year-old monster from the nearby swamps. However, they soon discover there's a far more down-to-earth explanation. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Miles Mander and Paul Cavanagh
(Black & White)

Fri 22 Dec

6:20am
Rawhide
Incident of the Day of the Dead
Season 2 Episode 1/31

Rowdy is tricked into breaking a stallion to pay off a gambling debt by a woman. The horse killed one man and injured others including the daughter of the owner. However, Rowdy is involved in more than breaking a horse - the break up of a family

Rating: 9.2
7:30am
Rawhide
Incident of the Roman Candles
Season 1 Episode 23/23

Pete finds a boy lost in the middle of nowhere whose family have seemingly been killed - but Gil thinks there is something suspicious about him

Rating: 9.2
8:30am
Film The Nun's Story (1959)
An independent-minded woman enters a convent and develops a gift for medicine, while struggling to curb her rebellious nature. She is sent to the Congo to assist a doctor in his work, but suffers a crisis of faith at the outbreak of the Second World War. Drama, based on Kathryn C Hulme's novel, starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger and Mildred Dunnock

Rating: 7.7
11:25am
Film The Scarlet Claw (1944)
Baker Street's legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his reliable sidekick Dr Watson investigate a series of grisly murders in a remote Canadian village supposedly caused by a 100-year-old monster from the nearby swamps. However, they soon discover there's a far more down-to-earth explanation. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, with Miles Mander and Paul Cavanagh
(Black & White)

12:50pm
Bonanza
The Newcomers
Season 1 Episode 3/32

An old enemy is killing steers on the Ponderosa, and local miners accuse the Cartwrights of hiding gold

Rating: 7.8
1:55pm
Bonanza
The Paiute War
Season 1 Episode 4/32

A trader attacks two Paiute women and frames Adam for the crime, stirring up conflict between the tribe and a local militia group

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Film Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
The brilliant sleuth and Dr Watson set out to investigate a series of odd deaths at a convalescent home for retired Army officers. Murder mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke and Halliwell Hobbes
(Black & White)

4:20pm
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green (1945)
The Baker Street sleuth and his bemused sidekick Watson investigate a series of grisly murders. The trail leads to a mysterious group of hypnotists, and before long the pair are pitting their wits against the devious Professor Moriarty, who has recruited a beautiful accomplice to help him. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Henry Daniell and Paul Cavanagh
(Black & White)

Rating: 6.7
5:40pm
Film The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate claims that the last remaining member of the aristocratic Baskerville family is being persecuted by a monstrous spectral hound roaming the remote Devon moors. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene and Lionel Atwill
(Black & White)

Rating: 7.3
7:15pm
Film Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)
A Victorian innkeeper's wife is desperate to escape from her violent, alcoholic husband. She forms a friendship with the naive son of a chemist, and tries to manipulate him into supplying her with poison, so she can rid herself of her brutish spouse once and for all. Period crime drama based on Roland Pertwee's stage play, starring Googie Withers and Gordon Jackson
(Black & White)

Rating: 8
9:00pm
Film The Day of the Jackal (1973)
A group of conspirators contracts the Jackal, a professional hitman, to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle of France. The killer starts to put his painstaking plans into action, creating a new identity, establishing his alibi and commissioning a custom-made weapon, while out-foxing the French police at every turn. Fred Zinnemann's adaptation of Frederick's Forsyth thriller, with Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Alan Badel, Tony Britton and Cyril Cusack

Rating: 9
11:50pm
Film The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
A Confederate soldier refuses to surrender at the end of the Civil War, and is branded a dangerous outlaw. Crossing America in search of sanctuary from the army and bounty hunters, he only wants solitude - but ends up with a strange assortment of travelling companions. Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With Chief Dan George and Sondra Locke

Rating: 8.9
2:35am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
Area 51
Season 2 Episode 2/8

Stories of the infamous Area 51 in Nevada, examining tales of UFO sightings and alien abductions as well as theories that these are hoaxes to distract people from the real truth

Rating: 5.2
3:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Rob Cohen
Season 1 Episode 35/91

Interview with Rob Cohen, director of The Fast and the Furious and Alex Cross

Rating: 6
4:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Joe Dante
Season 1 Episode 36/91

Interview with Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, The Howling, Innerspace and Explorers

Rating: 6
4:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Mark Rydell
Season 1 Episode 37/91

Interview with Mark Rydell, director of On Golden Pond, The Cowboys and The Rose

Rating: 6
5:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Chris Columbus
Season 1 Episode 13/91

Interview with Chris Columbus, director of Mrs Doubtfire, Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter movies

Rating: 6
5:30am
Film Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
The brilliant sleuth and Dr Watson set out to investigate a series of odd deaths at a convalescent home for retired Army officers. Murder mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke and Halliwell Hobbes
(Black & White)

Sat 23 Dec

6:55am
Rawhide
Incident at Dangerfield Dip
Season 2 Episode 2/31

A dying woman stumbles into the cattle drive, but when her husband shows up he accuses the drovers of shooting her

Rating: 9.2
7:55am
Rawhide
Incident of the Shambling Man
Season 2 Episode 3/31

When a delusional old man attacks some passing drovers, his daughter-in-law asks Gil and Rowdy for help. Western drama about the adventures of a cattle driving crew

Rating: 9.2
8:55am
Film The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate claims that the last remaining member of the aristocratic Baskerville family is being persecuted by a monstrous spectral hound roaming the remote Devon moors. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene and Lionel Atwill
(Black & White)

Rating: 7.3
10:30am
Film Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green (1945)
The Baker Street sleuth and his bemused sidekick Watson investigate a series of grisly murders. The trail leads to a mysterious group of hypnotists, and before long the pair are pitting their wits against the devious Professor Moriarty, who has recruited a beautiful accomplice to help him. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Henry Daniell and Paul Cavanagh
(Black & White)

Rating: 6.7
11:45am
Film Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
The brilliant sleuth and Dr Watson set out to investigate a series of odd deaths at a convalescent home for retired Army officers. Murder mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke and Halliwell Hobbes
(Black & White)

1:05pm
Film What's Up, Doc? (1972)
A timid professor in San Francisco for a conference bumps into an eccentric, disaster-prone woman whose antics throw his carefully ordered life into upheaval - while a case of mistaken identity involving a jewel thief and a government whistle-blower only adds to his woes. Comedy, starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn

Rating: 7.6
3:00pm
Film The Naked Spur (1953)
An embittered bounty hunter spends weeks on the trail of an elusive outlaw in the hope of claiming the $5,000 reward on his head. However, he makes the mistake of enlisting two dubious acquaintances to help him - an error of judgement that threatens to cost him more than just the money. Anthony Mann's Western, starring James Stewart, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell and Janet Leigh

Rating: 7.8
4:50pm
Film The Green Berets (1968)
A US Army colonel heads two squads of crack soldiers on a mission in the jungles of Vietnam, where they have to construct a camp to withstand attack and kidnap an enemy general. Accompanying him is a sceptical reporter, who questions the validity of the war. Military adventure, starring John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray

Rating: 2.5
7:35pm
Film Man from God's Country (1958)
A former sheriff visits a frontier town in search of an old friend from his army days. He discovers a gang in the pay of a crooked businessman are trying to sabotage a plan to bring the railroad to the town. When he realises his friend has fallen in with the crooks, the lawman tries to persuade him to take a stand against them. Western, starring George Montgomery and House Peters Jr

Rating: 5.8
9:00pm
Film The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
A Confederate soldier refuses to surrender at the end of the Civil War, and is branded a dangerous outlaw. Crossing America in search of sanctuary from the army and bounty hunters, he only wants solitude - but ends up with a strange assortment of travelling companions. Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With Chief Dan George and Sondra Locke

Rating: 8.9
11:40pm
Film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
The nomadic warrior pitches up in the city of a cut-throat desert community in search of his stolen vehicle and ends up making a deal with a local dictator to get rid of her rival for power. But when the bargain turns sour, he is cast out into the wilderness - where he becomes the unlikely protector of a tribe of feral youngsters. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Tina Turner and Bruce Spence

Rating: 6.5
1:50am
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura
JFK Assassination
Season 2 Episode 5/8

Jesse goes to Dallas to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy, examining connections with the Watergate scandal and meeting Lee Harvey Oswald's widow

Rating: 5.2
2:55am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
John Glen
Season 1 Episode 38/91

John Glen chats about his film-making career, which includes Bond movies For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill

Rating: 6
3:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Mike Figgis
Season 1 Episode 41/91

Interview with Mike Figgis, director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode and Internal Affairs

Rating: 6
4:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Michael Apted
Season 1 Episode 42/91

Interview with Michael Apted, director of Gorillas in the Mist, Coal Miner's Daughter and Amazing Grace

Rating: 6
4:30am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Mike Newell
Season 1 Episode 43/91

English director Mike Newell chats about his career, which includes Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Donnie Brasco

Rating: 6
5:00am
Hollywood's Best Film Directors
Garry Marshall
Season 1 Episode 18/91

Interview with Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries

Rating: 6
5:30am
Film Man from God's Country (1958)
A former sheriff visits a frontier town in search of an old friend from his army days. He discovers a gang in the pay of a crooked businessman are trying to sabotage a plan to bring the railroad to the town. When he realises his friend has fallen in with the crooks, the lawman tries to persuade him to take a stand against them. Western, starring George Montgomery and House Peters Jr

Rating: 5.8