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Film One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Chinese secret agents try to get their hands on a stolen microfilm hidden in a dinosaur skeleton in London's Natural History Museum - but a group of indomitable nannies comes up with a plan to stop them getting hold of it by stealing the prehistoric remains. Disney family comedy, starring Peter Ustinov, Derek Nimmo, Joan Sims and Helen Hayes
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Rating
10
Next On BBC2 London 8:20am Christmas Eve
 
     
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Film Black Beauty
A stallion recalls the events of his life and a succession of good and bad owners. His carefree youth on a country estate is brought to an end by a stable fire, and he ends up enduring a hard life pulling a hackney cab in Victorian London. Family drama based on Anna Sewell's novel, starring Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter and Eleanor Bron, with Alan Cumming providing the voice of the horse
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Rating
10
Next On Channel 5 2:10pm Sun 28 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 3:10pm Sun 28 Dec
 
     
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Film Annie Claus Is Coming To Town
Santa Claus's daughter goes to California in search of adventure, and falls in love with the owner of a traditional toy shop, whose old-fashioned business is struggling to make ends meet. However, a scheming elf tries to drive them apart to further his own ambitions of taking over Christmas. Fantasy, starring Maria Thayer and Sam Page
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Rating
9.2
Next On 5* 3:20pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
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Film Dad's Army
The ragtag soldiers of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are given the chance to prove their mettle by apprehending three German aviators who have parachuted into the country in the vanguard of a suspected Nazi invasion. British comedy based on the TV series, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Bill Pertwee, Ian Lavender and Arnold Ridley
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Rating
9.2
Next On BBC2 London 5:55pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film A Matter of Life and Death
A Second World War bomber pilot survives jumping out of his stricken plane without a parachute and falls in love with the radio operator he had first spoken to during the fateful flight. A heavenly messenger is sent to tell him he should have died and that his presence is required in the afterlife, but he remains determined to continue his life on Earth and insists on a trial to resolve the issue. Powell and Pressburger's romantic fantasy, starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey and Marius Goring
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Rating
9.1
Next On Film4 12:40pm Boxing Day
 
     
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Film WALL.E
In the far future, waste collection robot WALL.E is the only unit left to clean up a desolate and dilapidated Earth. But when a survey droid arrives to search for any signs of life, WALL.E is lovestruck and hitches a ride on the spaceship sent to collect her, embarking on a journey that could determine the future of the human race. Pixar animated sci-fi adventure, with the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard and Sigourney Weaver
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Rating
9
Next On BBC1 London 11:00am Christmas Eve
 
     
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Film The Big Country
A naive sea captain learns a harsh lesson in cowboy lore when he becomes embroiled in a family feud. Tensions are running high between his future father-in-law and a hillbilly clan over the thorny issue of water rights - and neither party is impressed by the newcomer when he refuses to take sides. Western, starring Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives and Carroll Baker
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Rating
8.8
Next On 5USA 1:35pm New Years Day
 
     
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Film The Burning Hills
A settler finds his brother's body and accuses a ruthless cattle baron of killing him, resulting in a gunfight that leaves both men injured. The settler flees with the help of a feisty half-Mexican woman, whose father was also murdered by the villain - but they still have to outwit a posse of pursuing gunmen. Western, with Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Skip Homeier and Claude Akins
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Rating
8.8
Next On 5USA 12:35pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
Documentary following a flamingo colony as it flocks to a breeding ground at Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. The birds engage in elaborate mating rituals and survive on a diet of algae that creates their distinctive pink colouring. Once their chicks have hatched, they must remain constantly vigilant for predators. Narrated by Mariella Frostrup
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Rating
8.8
Next On BBC2 London 6:10am Christmas Eve
 
     
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Film Star Trek
The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy. Edited for daytime broadcast. Shown with an introduction by JJ Abrams
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Rating
8.8
Next On Film4 6:30pm Christmas Day
 
     
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Film Scrooge - A Christmas Carol
A hard-hearted skinflint refuses to join in with the spirit of the festive season - until a succession of spectral visitors teaches him the error of his ways by showing him visions of the past, present and future. Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner, Michael Hordern, Hermione Baddeley, Hattie Jacques and George Cole
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Rating
8.7
Next On Channel 5 3:50pm Christmas Eve
Next On Channel 5 12:30am Christmas Day
Next On Channel 5 +1 4:50pm Christmas Eve
Next On Channel 5 +1 1:30am Christmas Day
 
     
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Film Good Luck Charlie: The Road Trip Movie
Teenager Teddy and her mother get separated from the rest of the family while travelling to spend Christmas with her grandparents. As they embark on a disastrous trip across America, her father endures an awkward festive season with his disapproving in-laws. Feature-length episode of the comedy, starring Bridgit Mendler and Leigh Allyn Baker
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Rating
8.7
Next On Disney Channel 8:30am Tue 23 Dec
Next On Disney Channel 8:45pm Christmas Eve
 
     
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Film Streetdance
A street dance crew trains for a national competition, only to find themselves forced to share rehearsal rooms with a ballet company. While the two groups take an instant dislike to one another, the conflict fades over time and they make plans to combine their different styles into a new form of modern dance. Drama, with Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor and Charlotte Rampling
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Rating
8.4
Next On BBC3 7:25pm Tue 30 Dec
 
     
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Film Columbo: Double Exposure
A maker of motivational films based on subliminal messages uses his expertise to plant a subconscious command in the mind of a rival to lure him to his death. However, any hopes of his getting away with it are dashed by the arrival of a certain shabby sleuth. Crime drama, starring Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Robert Middleton, Louise Latham and Arlene Martel
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Rating
8.4
Next On ITV London 9:25am Sun 28 Dec
Next On ITV London +1 10:25am Sun 28 Dec
 
     
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Film The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery
A crook and his cronies stash the money from a train heist in a deserted old mansion, planning to recover it in good time. However, several years later, when the thieves arrive to collect their loot, they discover the building has been turned into a school for girls where the pupils have become infamous for their escapades. Comedy, starring Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, Reg Varney and George Cole. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8.4
Next On ITV3 10:30am Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film On the Buses
Wily bus driver Stan Butler thinks a new company policy that allows women behind the wheel will rob him of his precious overtime money. Enlisting the aid of conductor Jack, he does everything he can to sabotage the plan. Comedy, based on the TV series, starring Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Peter Madden and Anna Karen. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8.4
Next On ITV3 12:25pm New Years Eve
Next On ITV3 2:35pm Christmas Day
 
     
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Film The Out-of-Towners
A couple heading tor New York for a fresh start endure a series of disasters, ranging from lost luggage, muggings and accidental drug trips, to being mistaken for sex addicts. Comedy remake, starring Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson, Valerie Perri and Steve Mittleman
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Rating
8.4
Next On Viva 9:00pm Mon 22 Dec
Next On Viva 12:30am Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film The Journey of Natty Gann
A tomboy decides to leave her guardian behind and embark on an amazing journey across Depression-hit America to find her father, who left home in desperate search of employment. Along the way, she befriends a wolf bent on protecting her from every danger. Disney adventure, starring Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan and Scatman Crothers
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Rating
8.3
Next On 5USA 2:55pm New Years Eve
 
     
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Film Ladyhawke
A medieval knight and his lover are separated by the effects of a wicked curse that turns her into a hawk during the day, and him into a wolf at night. A thief rescued by the knight is determined to break the spell - but his stubborn saviour is more concerned with taking revenge on the jealous bishop who cast it. Fantasy adventure, starring Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick and John Wood. Edited for violence
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Rating
8.3
Next On Channel 4 11:55am Tue 23 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 12:55pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film 84 Charing Cross Road
An outspoken writer from New York reminisces about her correspondence of many years with an antiquarian bookseller in London, which began as a business arrangement and developed into a close relationship. Romantic drama based on the real-life experiences of Helene Hanff, starring Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench and Maurice Denham
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Rating
8.3
Next On Drama 10:00pm Christmas Eve
Next On Drama 5:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
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Film Thor: Hammer of the Gods
A band of Viking warriors journeys to a cursed island in search of a mystical weapon. However, the isle is inhabited by a horde of ferocious werewolves under the command of the dreaded monster Fenris. Fantasy adventure, starring Zachery Ty Bryan and Mac Brandt
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Rating
8.3
Next On Syfy 3:00pm Christmas Day
Next On Syfy 1:00pm Sun 28 Dec
 
     
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Film Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan
The kindly Mrs Merkle takes a job in the toy section of a financially struggling department store. She helps the downtrodden manager to enjoy a happy Christmas for once by making a success of the business and assisting him in his quest to find love. Family drama sequel, starring Doris Roberts, Eric Johnson, Jewel Staite and Lauren Holly
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Rating
8.2
Next On 5* 5:10pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film Watership Down
Young rabbits go in search of a safe place to live after one of them envisions the destruction of their warren. But their cross-country journey is fraught with danger, as they encounter predators and a brutal rival colony. Animated drama based on the novel by Richard Adams, with the voices of John Hurt, Richard Briers, Marcus Graham-Cox, Denholm Elliott, Michael Hordern and Zero Mostel
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Rating
8.2
Next On Channel 5 2:45pm Sat 27 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 3:45pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film Dead Man's Shoes
A man returns to his Derbyshire home town with his younger brother in tow. It soon becomes clear he has a dark purpose for revisiting his old stamping ground, and the local drug dealers have plenty of reason to be nervous. Psychological thriller from director Shane Meadows, starring Paddy Considine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch and Stuart Wolfenden
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Rating
8.2
Next On Film4 12:25am Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film Columbo: Negative Reaction
A successful photographer wants to get rid of his nagging wife so he can pursue an affair with his assistant. He murders his spouse and makes it look as if she was killed by a kidnapper, and at the same time puts an ex-con in the frame. However, the dogged detective sees through his ruse and proceeds to pick the story to pieces. Crime drama, with Peter Falk, Dick Van Dyke, Don Gordon and Antoinette Bower
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Rating
8.2
Next On ITV London 9:25am Sat 27 Dec
Next On ITV London +1 10:25am Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film Kind Hearts and Coronets
The penniless grandson of a duke plots to eliminate the eight relatives standing between him and a vast inheritance. He shoots, drowns, poisons and explodes his way through his family tree, but his final triumph is ruined when his lady love's husband kills himself. Ealing black comedy, starring Alec Guinness as all eight potential victims, with Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood
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Rating
8.1
Next On BBC4 11:00pm New Years Eve
 
     
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Film The Dam Busters
The story of the destruction of the major dams in Germany's industrial heartland in the Ruhr valley in 1943, a mission that seemed impossible until engineer and scientist Barnes Wallis came up with the ingenious idea of bouncing bombs, and the pilots of 617 Squadron were trained to fly the crucial mission. Second World War drama, with Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Basil Sydney, Derek Farr and Ursula Jeans
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Rating
8.1
Next On Channel 5 11:00am New Years Day
Next On Channel 5 3:05pm Mon 29 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 12:00pm New Years Day
Next On Channel 5 +1 4:05pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
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Film Sleepy Hollow
A sceptical 18th-century detective is sent to a small hamlet supposedly terrorised by a demonic headless horseman who decapitates his victims. The investigator refuses to believe in the supernatural, convinced a human killer is behind the murders - but the legend proves to be all too true. Tim Burton's gothic horror, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Christopher Walken
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Rating
8.1
Next On Film4 11:45pm Sat 27 Dec
Next On Film4 11:45pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film The Dark Knight
Premiere. In the sequel to Batman Begins, the masked hero finds a new ally in his war on organised crime in Gotham City's crusading new district attorney, Harvey Dent. However, both men are pushed to their limits by the rise of the Joker, a criminal mastermind spreading chaos and destruction throughout the city for his own amusement. Comic-book thriller, starring Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and an Oscar-winning Heath Ledger
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Rating
8.1
Next On ITV London 9:00pm New Years Day
Next On ITV London +1 10:00pm New Years Day
 
     
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Film The Sting
Two conmen decide to swindle a mobster out of a fortune in revenge for the murder of a mutual friend. Enlisting the help of a host of crooks, they quickly conjure up a brilliant scheme to make him pay for his crime. Oscar-winning Depression-era comedy drama, starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning and Eileen Brennan. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8.1
Next On ITV4 2:35pm New Years Day
 
     
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Film McVicar
Fact-based crime drama telling the story of notorious bank robber John McVicar. The film follows his rise to become London's most wanted, his capture and incarceration in a maximum security prison, his incredible escape and eventual reformation. Starring Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Steven Berkoff and Cheryl Campbell. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8.1
Next On ITV4 11:10pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film White Christmas
A pair of former soldiers start a new career as nightclub entertainers. They try to boost the popularity of their old commanding officer's struggling winter resort in Vermont by staging a series of extravagant shows, with a little help from their former army buddies and a talented singing sister act. Musical, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Sig Rumann, Mary Wickes, Anne Whitfield and Rosemary Clooney, featuring seasonal songs by Irving Berlin
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Rating
8.1
Next On More4 6:15pm Christmas Day
Next On More4 1:50pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film Flight of Fury
A former special agent goes on the run when his superiors plan to erase his memory. However, he gets a chance to win his freedom when terrorists hijack a top-secret stealth bomber and only he can get it back. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Steve Toussaint and Angus MacInnes
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Rating
8.1
Next On Syfy 9:00pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
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Film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Enterprise crew faces a bitter battle to the death with an old enemy. Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman tyrant, has escaped exile on a barren planet and hijacked a starship to take his revenge on Admiral Kirk, while also scheming to turn an experimental planet-creating device into a doomsday weapon. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and Kirstie Alley
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Rating
8.1
Next On Viva 3:00pm Christmas Day
Next On Viva 2:00pm Boxing Day
 
     
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Film Mistletoe Over Manhattan
Santa Claus's wife goes to New York to perform a Christmas miracle and give her husband fresh inspiration. She befriends a cop who is in the middle of a divorce and offers to become a nanny to his children. She then discovers he still loves his wife, and tries to find a way to bring them back together. Seasonal fantasy, starring Tricia Helfer and Greg Bryk
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Rating
8
Next On 5* 1:30pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film Scrooge
Hard-hearted Victorian miser Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to join in with the spirit of the festive season - until a succession of spectral visitors turn up to teach him the error of his ways. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Kenneth More, Edith Evans and Paddy Stone
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Rating
8
Next On 5USA 12:00pm Tue 30 Dec
 
     
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Film How to Train Your Dragon
A clumsy Viking boy longs to become a mighty dragon slayer and protect his village from the fearsome flying lizards, but his father thinks he is not up to the task. However, when he sets out to prove his worth, he ends up befriending a dragon, and realises his people may have misjudged the creatures. Animated fantasy, with the voices of Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butler
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Rating
8
Next On BBC1 London 3:10pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film Freaky Friday
A mother and her rebellious teenage daughter's simultaneous wishes to trade places results in them magically switching bodies for a day and gaining an unforgettable insight into each other's lives. Disney fantasy comedy, with Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, Patsy Kelly, John Astin, Charlene Tilton and Sorrell Booke
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 4 7:45am Tue 30 Dec
 
     
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Film Scrooged
A heartless TV executive is cruel to his employees and just sees the festive season as an opportunity to make money. However, on Christmas Eve, three ghosts arrive in the night and challenge him to change his cynical ways by showing him his past, present and future. Comedy based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, David Johansen and Carol Kane. Edited for language and violence
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 4 2:05pm Christmas Day
 
     
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Film Freaky Friday
A mother and her rebellious teenage daughter's simultaneous wishes to trade places results in them magically switching bodies for a day and gaining an unforgettable insight into each other's lives. Disney fantasy comedy, with Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, Patsy Kelly, John Astin, Charlene Tilton and Sorrell Booke
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 4 + 1 8:45am Tue 30 Dec
 
     
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Film Scrooged
A heartless TV executive is cruel to his employees and just sees the festive season as an opportunity to make money. However, on Christmas Eve, three ghosts arrive in the night and challenge him to change his cynical ways by showing him his past, present and future. Comedy based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, David Johansen and Carol Kane. Edited for language and violence
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 4 + 1 3:05pm Christmas Day
 
     
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Film The Vikings
A Norse warrior becomes embroiled in a feud with a former slave over the succession to the Northumbrian throne, unaware his arch-enemy is really his half-brother. Matters come to a head when they both set their sights on a Welsh princess, leading to a confrontation - but the situation is further complicated by the interference of England's sadistic king. Adventure, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine and James Donald
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 1:00pm New Years Eve
 
     
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Film The Dirty Dozen
An uncompromising major is placed in charge of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a base by Nazi officers. Needing tough but expendable soldiers for the task, he recruits 12 hardened criminals from a military prison. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland. Edited for language and violence
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 3:10pm New Years Eve
 
     
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Film Call Me Claus
A cynical female TV producer hires a man to play Santa Claus in a programme. He turns out to be the real Father Christmas, and has come on a special mission to melt her icy heart and persuade her to take over the reindeer reins as the new face of the festive season. Family drama, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Brian Mitchell and Victor Garber
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 4:10pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film Scrooge
Hard-hearted Victorian miser Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to join in with the spirit of the festive season - until a succession of spectral visitors turn up to teach him the error of his ways. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Kenneth More, Edith Evans and Paddy Stone
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 10:20am Christmas Day
 
     
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Film The Secret Garden
An orphan is sent to live with her uncle in his forbidding Yorkshire mansion, where she meets her bedridden cousin - a boy she knew nothing about. She also stumbles across a marvellous but neglected garden, and sets about nursing them both back to health, with the help of a lad from a nearby village. Children's drama, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's book, with Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith and John Lynch
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 12:45pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film The Vikings
A Norse warrior becomes embroiled in a feud with a former slave over the succession to the Northumbrian throne, unaware his arch-enemy is really his half-brother. Matters come to a head when they both set their sights on a Welsh princess, leading to a confrontation - but the situation is further complicated by the interference of England's sadistic king. Adventure, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine and James Donald
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 +1 2:00pm New Years Eve
 
     
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Film The Dirty Dozen
An uncompromising major is placed in charge of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a base by Nazi officers. Needing tough but expendable soldiers for the task, he recruits 12 hardened criminals from a military prison. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland. Edited for language and violence
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 +1 4:10pm New Years Eve
 
     
49
Film Call Me Claus
A cynical female TV producer hires a man to play Santa Claus in a programme. He turns out to be the real Father Christmas, and has come on a special mission to melt her icy heart and persuade her to take over the reindeer reins as the new face of the festive season. Family drama, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Brian Mitchell and Victor Garber
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 +1 5:10pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film Scrooge
Hard-hearted Victorian miser Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to join in with the spirit of the festive season - until a succession of spectral visitors turn up to teach him the error of his ways. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Kenneth More, Edith Evans and Paddy Stone
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 +1 11:20am Christmas Day
 
     
51
Film The Secret Garden
An orphan is sent to live with her uncle in his forbidding Yorkshire mansion, where she meets her bedridden cousin - a boy she knew nothing about. She also stumbles across a marvellous but neglected garden, and sets about nursing them both back to health, with the help of a lad from a nearby village. Children's drama, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's book, with Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith and John Lynch
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Rating
8
Next On Channel 5 +1 1:45pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
52
Film Iron Man
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company build have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts the technology to good use in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. Edited for daytime broadcast
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Rating
8
Next On Film4 6:35pm Boxing Day
 
     
53
Film The 'Burbs
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante's black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8
Next On ITV4 3:05pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
54
Film Destry Rides Again
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. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8
Next On ITV4 1:50pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
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Film The 'Burbs
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante's black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8
Next On ITV4 1:15pm Boxing Day
 
     
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Film Destry Rides Again
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. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8
Next On ITV4 1:20pm Sun 28 Dec
 
     
57
Film LA Confidential
Three cops - an ambitious rookie, a hard-boiled veteran and a smooth character more interested in celebrity than justice - investigate a corpse-strewn bloodbath in a diner. However, the ensuing search for the perpetrators reveals a trail of crime and corruption in the police force. Thriller set in 1950s Hollywood, with Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito and an Oscar-winning Kim Basinger. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
8
Next On ITV4 11:05pm New Years Eve
Next On ITV4 11:55pm Sun 28 Dec
 
     
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Film The Searchers
An embittered American Civil War veteran sets out to find his niece, who has been abducted by a renegade Comanche tribe. His search takes him many years, and during the long quest his travelling companion starts to wonder if he intends to rescue her or kill her. John Ford's Western, starring John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Jeffrey Hunter and Vera Miles
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Rating
8
Next On More4 10:00am Tue 30 Dec
Next On More4 11:25am Sat 27 Dec
 
     
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Film The Hunters
A couple are secretly part of an organisation charged with recovering magical artefacts. When they go missing on an assignment, their two sons learn the truth, and with the aid of their parents' assistant, must stop a mystical mirror from falling into the wrong hands. Fantasy adventure, starring Alexa PenaVega and Robbie Amell
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Rating
8
Next On Syfy 1:00pm Christmas Eve
 
     
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Film The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Blundering cop Frank Drebin discovers a secret conspiracy to kidnap a renowned solar energy expert and replace him with an imposter. As he sets out to bring the perpetrators to justice, he is unexpectedly reunited with an old flame. Slapstick comedy sequel, starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Richard Griffiths and OJ Simpson
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Rating
8
Next On Viva 9:00pm New Years Day
 
     
61
Film Chaos
A veteran cop and his inexperienced new partner are assigned to investigate a bank heist. At first sight, no money appears to have been stolen. However, it eventually emerges the criminal mastermind behind the robbery had a more complex and profitable scheme in mind - and a possible connection to the detective on his trail. Crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe and Wesley Snipes
Comment on Chaos
Rating
7.9
Next On 5* 9:00pm Mon 29 Dec
Next On 5* 9:00pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
62
Film The Grinch
A little girl residing in the Christmas-obsessed town of Whoville becomes fascinated with a grouchy creature living in the mountains. But her efforts to make him part of their celebrations leave him more bitter than ever, and he resolves to ruin the festive season. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss's children's book, with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon. Anthony Hopkins narrates
Comment on The Grinch
Rating
7.9
Next On Channel 4 2:45pm Christmas Eve
 
     
63
Film Treasure Island
A boy discovers a map leading to the location of an infamous pirate's buried treasure. He joins a voyage in search of the loot, only to discover the ship has been infiltrated by several of the buccaneer's former crew, who plan to seize the riches for themselves. Adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, starring Orson Welles and Kim Burfield. Edited for violence
Comment on Treasure Island
Rating
7.9
Next On Channel 4 6:30am Fri 2 Jan
 
     
64
Film The Grinch
A little girl residing in the Christmas-obsessed town of Whoville becomes fascinated with a grouchy creature living in the mountains. But her efforts to make him part of their celebrations leave him more bitter than ever, and he resolves to ruin the festive season. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss's children's book, with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon. Anthony Hopkins narrates
Comment on The Grinch
Rating
7.9
Next On Channel 4 + 1 3:45pm Christmas Eve
 
     
65
Film Treasure Island
A boy discovers a map leading to the location of an infamous pirate's buried treasure. He joins a voyage in search of the loot, only to discover the ship has been infiltrated by several of the buccaneer's former crew, who plan to seize the riches for themselves. Adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, starring Orson Welles and Kim Burfield. Edited for violence
Comment on Treasure Island
Rating
7.9
Next On Channel 4 + 1 7:30am Fri 2 Jan
 
     
66
Film The Grinch
A little girl residing in the Christmas-obsessed town of Whoville becomes fascinated with a grouchy creature living in the mountains. But her efforts to make him part of their celebrations leave him more bitter than ever, and he resolves to ruin the festive season. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss's children's book, with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon. Anthony Hopkins narrates
Comment on The Grinch
Rating
7.9
Next On Film4 4:05pm Fri 2 Jan
 
     
67
Film The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Documentary about the influential British rock band, in which film-maker Shane Meadows follows the group as they prepare for their 2012 reunion concerts at Manchester's Heaton Park, the first time they had played together in 16 years. Featuring previously unseen archive footage spanning the Roses' history
Comment on The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Rating
7.9
Next On Film4 1:50am New Years Eve
 
     
68
Film The Grinch
A little girl residing in the Christmas-obsessed town of Whoville becomes fascinated with a grouchy creature living in the mountains. But her efforts to make him part of their celebrations leave him more bitter than ever, and he resolves to ruin the festive season. Fantasy comedy, based on Dr Seuss's children's book, with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor and Molly Shannon. Anthony Hopkins narrates
Comment on The Grinch
Rating
7.9
Next On Film4 11:00am Sat 27 Dec
 
     
69
Film Back to the Future
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love - and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother's heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover
Comment on Back to the Future
Rating
7.9
Next On ITV London 10:55am Christmas Day
Next On ITV London +1 11:55am Christmas Day
Next On ITV2 6:45pm Mon 29 Dec
Next On ITV2 10:05am New Years Eve
 
     
70
Film The Bourne Identity
A fishing boat crew plucks a man out of the sea with two bullet wounds in his back and a safe-deposit number sewn into his skin - but absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there. In the search for his true identity, he is pursued by assassins - but his skill at evading them suggests his own past is far from straightforward. Thriller, starring Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen and Brian Cox. Including FYI Daily
Comment on The Bourne Identity
Rating
7.9
Next On ITV2 9:00pm Fri 2 Jan
Next On ITV2 9:00pm Sun 28 Dec
 
     
71
Film The Far Country
A cowpoke is steering his cattle north to the Canadian border when a corrupt sheriff commandeers the herd. A local saloon-bar owner falls for the hapless cowboy, and with her help he recaptures his cattle. Hooking up with a wagon train, the couple head for the mining town of Dawson, but the thwarted and embittered sheriff is on their tail. Western, with James Stewart, Walter Brennan and Ruth Roman. Including FYI Daily
Comment on The Far Country
Rating
7.9
Next On ITV4 4:55pm Mon 22 Dec
Next On ITV4 11:55am Christmas Day
 
     
72
Film Casablanca
The American expat owner of a Moroccan nightclub is reunited with his old flame during the Second World War. Now married to a Czech freedom fighter, she needs his help to get them safely out of the country before they are captured by the Nazis - but the former lovers also have to wrestle the temptation to rekindle their simmering romance. Drama, with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains and Paul Henreid
Comment on Casablanca
Rating
7.9
Next On More4 2:30pm Boxing Day
 
     
73
Film Predator
An elite military team on a top-secret mission in the jungles of Central America encounters a merciless alien hunter, which starts to pick the commandos off one by one. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Sonny Landham, Jesse Ventura and Shane Black
Comment on Predator
Rating
7.9
Next On Sky1 10:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
74
Film The Way West
A senator and a veteran scout lead a band of settlers on an arduous journey across the great plains of 19th-century America. However, they are endangered by Indian reprisals when one of the pioneers accidentally shoots a child. Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Lola Albright, Michael Witney, Richard Widmark and Sally Field in her big-screen debut
Comment on The Way West
Rating
7.8
Next On 5USA 2:25pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
75
Film Red River
Conflict grows between a tough Texan rancher and his foster son during a long-distance cattle drive to Missouri. The older man's uncompromising methods and unyielding outlook lead his workers to mutiny - and finally pit father against son. Howard Hawks' Western, starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru and Coleen Gray
Comment on Red River
Rating
7.8
Next On 5USA 12:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
76
Film Raiders of the Lost Ark
Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones goes in search of the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a biblical artefact of devastating power. His quest leads him to Egypt, where the Nazis are plotting to use the Ark to further Hitler's plans for world domination - aided by Jones's deceitful French rival. Steven Spielberg's action adventure, with Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies
Comment on Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rating
7.8
Next On BBC1 London 3:45pm Sun 28 Dec
 
     
77
Film Zulu
An upper-class soldier and his fellow officer call on a small force to rally against the might of 4,000 Zulu warriors at the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879. Fact-based historical drama, starring Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, Nigel Green and Chief Buthelezi, with narration by Richard Burton
Comment on Zulu
Rating
7.8
Next On Channel 4 3:35pm Sat 27 Dec
Next On Channel 4 + 1 4:35pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
78
Film The Adventures of Robin Hood
An outlawed nobleman living deep in Sherwood Forest recruits a band of merry men to steal from the cruel Norman aristocracy and redistribute the wealth to the downtrodden peasants. However, they soon face a more pressing task - stopping the evil Prince John and his ally Sir Guy of Gisborne from seizing King Richard's throne. Swashbuckling adventure, with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains
Comment on The Adventures of Robin Hood
Rating
7.8
Next On Channel 5 1:50pm Christmas Eve
 
     
79
Film Forrest Gump
A slow-witted man has a series of bizarre adventures, including becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman - but the love of his life from childhood continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis's Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise
Comment on Forrest Gump
Rating
7.8
Next On Channel 5 9:00pm Fri 2 Jan
 
     
80
Film The Adventures of Robin Hood
An outlawed nobleman living deep in Sherwood Forest recruits a band of merry men to steal from the cruel Norman aristocracy and redistribute the wealth to the downtrodden peasants. However, they soon face a more pressing task - stopping the evil Prince John and his ally Sir Guy of Gisborne from seizing King Richard's throne. Swashbuckling adventure, with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains
Comment on The Adventures of Robin Hood
Rating
7.8
Next On Channel 5 +1 2:50pm Christmas Eve
 
     
81
Film Forrest Gump
A slow-witted man has a series of bizarre adventures, including becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman - but the love of his life from childhood continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis's Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise
Comment on Forrest Gump
Rating
7.8
Next On Channel 5 +1 10:00pm Fri 2 Jan
 
     
82
Film One Million Years BC
A caveman falls for a woman from a rival clan, forcing the lovers to flee from their villages to escape the anger of the tribal chieftains - and survive attacks by man-eating dinosaurs and the dangers of sporadic earthquakes. Hammer-produced prehistoric adventure, starring Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Robert Brown and Percy Herbert, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen
Comment on One Million Years BC
Rating
7.8
Next On Film4 11:00am Tue 30 Dec
Next On Film4 1:15pm Christmas Eve
 
     
83
Film Forrest Gump
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman - but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis's Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise
Comment on Forrest Gump
Rating
7.8
Next On Film4 9:00pm Christmas Eve
 
     
84
Film Despicable Me
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. First he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him - but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews. Including FYI Daily
Comment on Despicable Me
Rating
7.8
Next On ITV2 4:25pm New Years Day
Next On ITV2 6:10pm Boxing Day
 
     
85
Film Zulu
An upper-class soldier and his fellow officer call on a small force to rally against the might of 4,000 Zulu warriors at the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879. Fact-based historical drama, starring Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, Nigel Green and Chief Buthelezi, with narration by Richard Burton
Comment on Zulu
Rating
7.8
Next On More4 2:30pm New Years Eve
Next On More4 11:55am Sun 28 Dec
 
     
86
Film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl's classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear
Comment on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Rating
7.7
Next On 5* 1:10pm Mon 29 Dec
Next On 5* 4:50pm Boxing Day
 
     
87
Film Pale Rider
An unscrupulous landowner threatens to throw gold-miners off their land and take the riches for himself. As the law turns a blind eye to their troubles, the miners desperately need a saviour - who happens to arrive in the form of a mysterious preacher with formidable gunfighting skills. Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress and Richard Dysart
Comment on Pale Rider
Rating
7.7
Next On 5USA 9:00pm New Years Day
 
     
88
Film A Fistful of Dollars
A mysterious gunslinger rides into a town on the Mexican border divided by two warring families. After killing the henchmen of one clan, he seems to have made it clear where his loyalties lie and is hired by their rivals. However, he is secretly planning to play them off against each other to his own advantage. Sergio Leone's Western, with Clint Eastwood making his first appearance as The Man with No Name alongside Gian Maria Volonte and Marianne Koch
Comment on A Fistful of Dollars
Rating
7.7
Next On 5USA 9:00pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
89
Film Megamind
An evil genius finally succeeds in killing the superhero who has foiled his every evil scheme, but finds life without an enemy boring. To fill the gap in his life, he transforms an ordinary man into a worthy adversary - but when his creation turns evil, it falls to the villain to save the world. Animated comedy, with the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt
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Rating
7.7
Next On BBC1 London 10:50am Mon 29 Dec
 
     
90
Film Monsters, Inc
Two monsters work for an energy firm that employs scary creatures to sneak into children's bedrooms and convert their screams into power. However, when a little girl accidentally wanders into the pair's domain, they have to race against time to return her safely home before anyone finds out. Pixar animated comedy, with the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi and James Coburn
Comment on Monsters, Inc
Rating
7.7
Next On BBC1 London 3:15pm Boxing Day
 
     
91
Film Saving Private Ryan
In the aftermath of the Normandy landings, a group of American soldiers scours the battlefields of France in search of a missing infantryman, who has been given compassionate leave to return home because his brothers have been killed in the conflict. Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Second World War drama, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper and Vin Diesel. Includes 5 News Update
Comment on Saving Private Ryan
Rating
7.7
Next On Channel 5 10:00pm Tue 23 Dec
Next On Channel 5 +1 11:00pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
92
Film Secretary
A shy and lonely woman who often indulges in self-harm is released from a mental hospital and returns to her Florida home town, where she takes a job as a lawyer's secretary. She soon embarks on a sadomasochistic relationship with her domineering boss that has a dramatic effect on both their lives. Steven Shainberg's comedy drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren and Stephen McHattie
Comment on Secretary
Rating
7.7
Next On Film4 1:10am Tue 30 Dec
 
     
93
Film Iron Man
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company build have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts the technology to good use in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. Edited for daytime broadcast
Comment on Iron Man
Rating
7.7
Next On Film4 6:35pm Boxing Day
 
     
94
Film Man on Fire
A former US government operative battling with alcoholism is hired as a bodyguard to the daughter of a wealthy businessman in Mexico City - but when the girl is abducted, he swears to exact an explosive revenge on the kidnappers. Action thriller, starring Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell and Dakota Fanning
Comment on Man on Fire
Rating
7.7
Next On Film4 11:25pm New Years Day
 
     
95
Film Hostage
A washed-up former hostage negotiator returns to regular police work, but later finds himself forced to draw on his old skills in a bid to save a crooked accountant's children, who have been taken prisoner in their own home by a gang of psychotic delinquents. Thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Ben Foster and Jonathan Tucker. Including FYI Daily
Comment on Hostage
Rating
7.7
Next On ITV2 11:20pm Fri 2 Jan
Next On ITV2 11:05pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
96
Film Carry On Cleo
A captured Briton is mistaken for a heroic swordsman and promoted to the Roman Royal Guard, with orders to protect Julius Caesar. But the last thing he and the fated emperor expect is an assassination attempt from within Caesar's own circle of friends. Comedy, starring Amanda Barrie, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey and Joan Sims. Including FYI Daily
Comment on Carry On Cleo
Rating
7.7
Next On ITV3 8:00pm Christmas Day
Next On ITV3 12:05pm Boxing Day
 
     
97
Film This Is Spinal Tap
An ageing British rock band try to revive their fortunes by embarking on a US tour, with a film-maker on hand to record the mayhem. However, the big comeback soon turns into a series of disasters as tensions between the clueless rockers and their long-suffering manager reach breaking point. Spoof documentary, starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Rob Reiner. Including FYI Daily
Comment on This Is Spinal Tap
Rating
7.7
Next On ITV4 12:15am Fri 2 Jan
 
     
98
Film Saving Private Ryan
In the aftermath of the Normandy landings, a group of American soldiers scours the battlefields of France in search of a missing infantryman, who has been given compassionate leave to return home because his brothers have been killed in the conflict. Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Second World War drama, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper and Vin Diesel
Comment on Saving Private Ryan
Rating
7.7
Next On Viva 10:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
99
Film Dumb and Dumber
Dimwitted Rhode Island limousine driver Lloyd Christmas and his equally vacuous friend Harry Dunne embark on a disaster-fraught cross-country trip to Aspen, where they hope to reunite a briefcase with its female owner. However, the pair are unaware the case contains a $1million ransom they would have been better leaving well alone. Farrelly brothers comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Teri Garr and Mike Starr
Comment on Dumb and Dumber
Rating
7.6
Next On 5* 4:45pm Christmas Day
 
     
100
Film The Caine Mutiny
US Navy officers rebel against their ship's erratic captain during a violent storm at sea, only to face a court martial back on dry land. However, the crew's actions seem to have been justified when evidence questioning the mental stability of their superior is produced. Second World War drama based on Herman Wouk's novel, starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Fred MacMurray and Van Johnson
Comment on The Caine Mutiny
Rating
7.6
Next On 5USA 12:20pm New Years Eve
Next On 5USA 2:35pm Boxing Day
 
     
101
Film Unforgiven
Two notorious gunslingers come out of retirement to help a young assassin collect the $1,000 bounty on the heads of a pair of cowboys who attacked and mutilated a prostitute in the backwoods town of Big Whiskey. The local sheriff, however, has no intention of letting the pair impinge on his own authority. Oscar-winning Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Jaimz Woolvett and Richard Harris
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Rating
7.6
Next On 5USA 9:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
102
Film The Sound of Music
A cheerful novice nun is employed as governess to the seven children of an austere widower. As she brings light, laughter and a love of all things harmonious to a family previously beset by grief and strict discipline she also falls in live with her employer. But before long, the looming threat of the Second World War jeopardises their happy household. Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker
Comment on The Sound of Music
Rating
7.6
Next On BBC1 London 1:45pm Fri 2 Jan
 
     
103
Film Ratatouille
A rat finds his love of fine food has made him an outcast to his less discerning family. Separated from his fellow rodents by a storm, he winds up in a famous French restaurant, where he helps an incompetent kitchen assistant become the greatest chef in Paris. Pixar animated comedy from the director of The Incredibles, with the voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano and Peter O'Toole
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Rating
7.6
Next On BBC1 London 1:10pm New Years Eve
 
     
104
Film Pollyanna
An orphan is sent to live with her strict and humourless aunt in a stuffy New England town, which is slowly being torn apart by feuding neighbours. Aware of the situation, she sets about spreading cheer and common sense among the miserable inhabitants. Family drama based on Eleanor H Porter's novel, starring Oscar-winner Hayley Mills, alongside Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden and Agnes Moorehead
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Rating
7.6
Next On BBC2 London 8:50am Christmas Day
 
     
105
Film The Eagle Has Landed
A Nazi secret agent plans to kidnap Winston Churchill while the prime minister spends a weekend in the Norfolk countryside, and plants covert operatives in the area ready for his arrival. Second World War adventure, adapted from Jack Higgins' novel, starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle and Jean Marsh. Edited for daytime broadcast
Comment on The Eagle Has Landed
Rating
7.6
Next On BBC2 London 3:45pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
106
Film The Wizard of Oz
Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch - incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan
Comment on The Wizard of Oz
Rating
7.6
Next On Channel 4 4:10pm New Years Day
Next On Channel 4 + 1 5:10pm New Years Day
 
     
107
Film Rise of the Planet of the Apes
A scientist carries out genetic experiments on apes, hoping to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. A chimpanzee used in the tests develops superior intelligence and becomes outraged at the human race's cruel treatment of his kind, forming his fellow primates into an army to overthrow mankind. Sci-fi thriller, starring James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis
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Rating
7.6
Next On Film4 9:00pm New Years Eve
Next On Film4 9:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
108
Film Scott Pilgrim vs The World
A directionless bassist meets the girl of his dreams, but finds that romancing her comes with a dangerous catch. She has seven evil ex-lovers, all endowed with tremendous fighting skills or superpowers - and before he can go out with her, he is expected to face each one in a battle to the death. Comedy adventure, starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman
Comment on Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Rating
7.6
Next On Film4 1:25am New Years Day
 
     
109
Film The Sixth Sense
A child psychologist, disheartened after the suicide of a former patient, takes on the case of a terrified boy haunted by ghostly apparitions, and tries to help him discover what the spirits want from him. M Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette and Olivia Williams
Comment on The Sixth Sense
Rating
7.6
Next On Film4 11:50pm Tue 23 Dec
 
     
110
Film Transformers
Teenager Sam Witwicky is treated to his first car by his dad, but it turns out to be an alien scout with a life of its own. Before long, the vehicle embroils Sam in a long-running intergalactic war between two factions of giant shape-changing robots, which have come to Earth to find a mystical cube that grants infinite power to its possessor. Michael Bay's sci-fi action adventure, inspired by the toy franchise, with Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight and John Turturro. Edited for daytime broadcast
Comment on Transformers
Rating
7.6
Next On Film4 3:30pm New Years Day
Next On Film4 6:15pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
111
Film The Young Ones
A clean-cut teenager tries to save his youth club from a greedy tycoon who wants to demolish it and build an office block by recording a hit pop single. Musical, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, Melvyn Hayes, Richard O'Sullivan and Carole Gray and the rest of the Shadows. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
7.6
Next On ITV3 11:45am Mon 29 Dec
 
     
112
Film Smokey and the Bandit
A truck driver accepts a challenge to deliver a consignment of beer to a party. He claims he can make the 900-mile round trip in just 28 hours, but a pompous sheriff is determined to stop him in his tracks, not least because his prospective daughter-in-law has deserted his son and hitched a ride with the unlikely hero. Comedy, starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed. Including FYI Daily
Comment on Smokey and the Bandit
Rating
7.6
Next On ITV4 3:20pm Boxing Day
 
     
113
Film The Departed
A cop infiltrates the inner circle of a feared Boston mobster, unaware a fellow officer is already an informant on the gangster's payroll. When both the crooks and the police discover they have a mole in their ranks, the two detectives realise they are in sudden danger and try to expose each other. Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin
Comment on The Departed
Rating
7.6
Next On More4 9:00pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
114
Film Shooter
A professional photographer is assigned to Vietnam to capture the horrors of the ongoing war on film. As he heads into the jungle with his camera, he meets a series of characters that change his attitudes to the conflict. Award-winning drama, starring Jeffrey Nordling, Helen Hunt and Kario Salem
Comment on Shooter
Rating
7.6
Next On Viva 11:30pm Fri 2 Jan
Next On Viva 9:00pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
115
Film Die Hard with a Vengeance
New York cop John McClane returns to duty following an explosion at a department store in the city. The perpetrator contacts the police and tells them that unless McClane and an unfortunate bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time carry out a series of instructions to the letter, more bombs will be detonated. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons
Comment on Die Hard with a Vengeance
Rating
7.6
Next On Watch 11:00pm Tue 30 Dec
Next On Watch 9:00pm New Years Eve
 
     
116
Film A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles, harassed by their manager and Paul's grandfather, embark on a train journey to London for a TV show, but find themselves dogged by all manner of problems, including the inevitable overexcited fans. Musical comedy, starring the Fab Four alongside Wilfrid Brambell, Victor Spinetti and Anna Quayle. Songs include Can't Buy Me Love, Don't Bother Me and the title track
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Rating
7.5
Next On BBC2 London 9:50am New Years Day
 
     
117
Film Fantastic Mr Fox
A rebellious fox decides it is time to grow up and change his chicken-stealing ways for the sake of his wife and children. However, the presence of three wicked farmers near his woodland home proves a challenge he cannot resist. Stop-motion animated adventure based on the novel by Roald Dahl, with the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray
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Rating
7.5
Next On Channel 4 4:20pm New Years Eve
Next On Channel 4 + 1 5:20pm New Years Eve
 
     
118
Film Clerks
An unhappy shop assistant is forced to work on his day off, and also has to contend with his sarcastic best friend insulting all the customers. As his girlfriend pressures him to sort out his dead end life, he learns that an old flame has returned to town, forcing him to consider what he really wants. Comedy, the debut of writer-director Kevin Smith. Starring Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Marilyn Ghigliotti
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Rating
7.5
Next On Film4 1:35am Christmas Day
 
     
119
Film Sleepy Hollow
A sceptical 18th-century detective is sent to a small hamlet supposedly terrorised by a demonic headless horseman who decapitates his victims. The investigator refuses to believe in the supernatural, convinced a human killer is behind the murders - but the legend proves to be all too true. Tim Burton's gothic horror, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Christopher Walken
Comment on Sleepy Hollow
Rating
7.5
Next On Film4 11:45pm Sat 27 Dec
Next On Film4 11:45pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
120
Film Back to the Future Part II
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd
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7.5
Next On ITV London 1:45pm Boxing Day
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121
Film Star Trek
The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy. Edited for daytime broadcast. Shown with an introduction by JJ Abrams
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Rating
7.4
Next On Film4 6:30pm Christmas Day
 
     
122
Film Treasure Island
A boy discovers a map leading to the location of an infamous pirate's buried treasure. He joins a voyage in search of the loot, only to discover the ship has been infiltrated by several of the buccaneer's former crew, who plan to seize the riches for themselves. Adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, starring Orson Welles and Kim Burfield. Edited for violence
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Rating
7.2
Next On Channel 4 6:30am Fri 2 Jan
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123
Film Dad's Army
The ragtag soldiers of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are given the chance to prove their mettle by apprehending three German aviators who have parachuted into the country in the vanguard of a suspected Nazi invasion. British comedy based on the TV series, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Bill Pertwee, Ian Lavender and Arnold Ridley
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Rating
6.5
Next On BBC2 London 5:55pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
124
Film Annie Claus Is Coming to Town
Santa Claus's daughter goes to California in search of adventure, and falls in love with the owner of a traditional toy shop, whose old-fashioned business is struggling to make ends meet. However, a scheming elf tries to drive them apart to further his own ambitions of taking over Christmas. Fantasy, starring Maria Thayer and Sam Page
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Rating
6.4
Next On 5* 3:20pm Mon 29 Dec
 
     
125
Film Unforgiven
Two notorious gunslingers come out of retirement to help a young assassin collect the $1,000 bounty on the heads of a pair of cowboys who attacked and mutilated a prostitute in the backwoods town of Big Whiskey. The local sheriff, however, has no intention of letting the pair impinge on his own authority. Oscar-winning Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Jaimz Woolvett and Richard Harris
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Rating
6.3
Next On 5USA 9:00pm Christmas Day
 
     
126
Film Hostage
A washed-up former hostage negotiator returns to regular police work, but later finds himself forced to draw on his old skills in a bid to save a crooked accountant's children, who have been taken prisoner in their own home by a gang of psychotic delinquents. Thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Ben Foster and Jonathan Tucker. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
6.3
Next On ITV2 11:20pm Fri 2 Jan
Next On ITV2 11:05pm Sat 27 Dec
 
     
127
Film The Young Ones
A clean-cut teenager tries to save his youth club from a greedy tycoon who wants to demolish it and build an office block by recording a hit pop single. Musical, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, Melvyn Hayes, Richard O'Sullivan and Carole Gray and the rest of the Shadows. Including FYI Daily
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Rating
6
Next On ITV3 11:45am Mon 29 Dec
 
     
128
Film The Hunters
A couple are secretly part of an organisation charged with recovering magical artefacts. When they go missing on an assignment, their two sons learn the truth, and with the aid of their parents' assistant, must stop a mystical mirror from falling into the wrong hands. Fantasy adventure, starring Alexa PenaVega and Robbie Amell
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Rating
5.3
Next On Syfy 1:00pm Christmas Eve
 
     
129
Film The Adventures of Robin Hood
An outlawed nobleman living deep in Sherwood Forest recruits a band of merry men to steal from the cruel Norman aristocracy and redistribute the wealth to the downtrodden peasants. However, they soon face a more pressing task - stopping the evil Prince John and his ally Sir Guy of Gisborne from seizing King Richard's throne. Swashbuckling adventure, with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains
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Rating
0
Next On Channel 5 1:50pm Christmas Eve
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