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Mon 18 Jun

8:00am
BSL Zone
BSL Zone: Close Up: Ilyaas Cader
An interview with Ilyass Cader, a deaf refugee from Sri Lanka's civil war, who has made his home in Britain
(Sign Language)

Rating: 6.6
11:00am
Film Siege of the Saxons (1963)
King Arthur is betrayed and killed by one of his knights, who has formed an alliance with an invading Saxon horde and intends to seize the throne himself. However, the dead monarch's daughter is rescued by an outlaw, who seeks the aid of Merlin in ensuring the crown passes to her instead of the villainous usurper. Medieval adventure, starring Ronald Lewis, Janette Scott and John Laurie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.9
12:45pm
Film 7th Cavalry (1956)
An army officer is branded a coward for failing to fight in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and is unable to convince anyone that official business had detained him. In a bid to repair his damaged reputation, he leads a cavalry detail to retrieve the dead from the battlefield. Western, starring Randolph Scott, Jay C Flippen and Jeanette Nolan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
2:20pm
Film Beau Geste (1939)
Three brothers are accused of stealing from their aristocratic adopted mother. They seek to salvage their honour by joining the Foreign Legion, battling a rampaging Arab army as well as coming into conflict with their sadistic commanding officer. Action adventure, starring Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston and Brian Donlevy
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

Rating: 9
4:35pm
Film The 300 Spartans (1962)
The ruler of the Persian empire vows to expand his realm by conquering Greece. The king of Sparta steps forward to defend his homeland and the other kingdoms of Greece, but when he is betrayed by a political council, he finds himself without an army and must fend off the vast invading army with a mere 300 warriors. Historical drama, starring Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson and Diane Baker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
6:50pm
Film Fantastic Four (2005)
A scientist and four members of his crew develop superhuman powers after exposure to cosmic radiation on a mission to study an energy storm in space. Unfortunately, one of them chooses to use his new-found abilities for evil purposes, compelling the others to join forces to stop him. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis and Julian McMahon
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
9:00pm
Film Lucy (2014)
A courier is kidnapped and forced to become a drug mule. When she is exposed to the experimental chemicals she is smuggling, it boosts her intelligence and reflexes to superhuman levels. She uses her newfound abilities to get revenge on her captors, but as the process continues, she evolves into something more than human. Sci-fi thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:45pm
Film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
A US embassy in Libya comes under attack from extremists, who kill the ambassador. With no help in sight, a small band of CIA security operatives from various military backgrounds takes a stand to fight off the attackers and protect the remaining diplomatic personnel. Fact-based action thriller, starring John Krasinski and James Badge Dale
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
1:35am
Film I Origins (2014)
A biologist researching the evolution of eyes uncovers shocking evidence that suggests people are reincarnations of the dead - a fact that could have far-reaching consequences for the human race. Drama, starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Archie Panjabi
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.5

Tue 19 Jun

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

Rating: 8.1
1:05pm
Film None Shall Escape (1944)
German military officer Wilhelm Grimm is tried for crimes committed during the Second World War, and his life and career is shown in a series of flashbacks. Returning seriously injured and disenchanted from the Great War to a village on the German-Polish border, his subsequent actions caused him banishment from the community and he is attracted to the Nazi Party. Drama, starring Alexander Knox
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

Rating: 3.8
2:50pm
Film Crack in the World (1965)
A dying scientist and his colleagues conduct experiments to harness the Earth's inner energy that seem set to end in disaster. Sci-fi thriller, with Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore and Alexander Knox
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6
4:45pm
Film Warlock (1959)
A ruthless vigilante is recruited as a sheriff to clean up the streets of a crime-ridden town, but his strong-arm tactics soon antagonise the townsfolk. When a woman turns up and accuses the lawman of murdering her fiance, the residents rally to her cause with the help of a rival gunslinger. Western, starring Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Anthony Quinn, DeForest Kelley and Dorothy Malone
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
7:10pm
Film Men in Black (1997)
A streetwise cop is enlisted by a top-secret government force dedicated to policing alien visitors to Earth, teaming up with a veteran agent just as a body-swapping extraterrestrial giant insect begins a reign of terror throughout New York City. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn and Vincent D'Onofrio
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.1
9:00pm
Film No Escape (2015)
An American takes a job in an Asian nation and relocates his family overseas. However, no sooner do they arrive then a revolution takes the country by storm. They face a struggle for survival as the new government seeks to eliminate all foreigners. Action thriller, starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
11:05pm
Film Haywire (2011)
A mercenary is employed by the US government to carry out secret assignments, but on her latest mission, she is set up by one of the operatives who hired her. She fights her way through the world of international espionage in search of revenge, fending off assassins as she tries to find out who betrayed her. Action thriller, starring Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Antonio Banderas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
12:55am
Film Marshland (2014)
Premiere. Two ideologically opposed homicide detectives from Madrid are reprimanded and sent to an isolated town to investigate the disappearance and murder of two teenage girls during the town's festivities. While attempting to overcome their differences, they have to try and track down the killer who has has been murdering teenagers in the town for several years. Thriller, set in 1980, starring Raul Arevalo and Javier Gutierrez. In Spanish
(Premiere) (In Vision)

Wed 20 Jun

11:00am
Film The Tall Stranger (1957)
A Union soldier struggles to recover from a violent encounter with a gang of lawless cattle rustlers, but his recuperation is cut short as he works to ensure the safety of a group of Confederate homesteaders journeying north at the end of the Civil War. Western based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Michael Ansara and Michael Pate
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.2
12:40pm
Film 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
A farmer in need of money agrees to guard a notorious outlaw until the train arrives to transport him to jail. Meanwhile, the pair are holed up in a hotel, where his prisoner plays mind games with him - and the villain's cohorts are waiting outside ready to engineer an escape. Western adapted from a novel by Elmore Leonard, with Van Heflin, Glenn Ford, Felicia Farr and Leora Dana
(Subtitles) (Black & White)

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
Film The Wonderful Country (1959)
A solitary gunman lies low for years in Mexico hiding out from the American authorities, until circumstances force him to return to the US - where he reluctantly agrees to take on dangerous work with a team of Texas Rangers patrolling the border. Western, starring Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Pedro Armendariz and Jack Oakie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.5
4:30pm
Film Posse from Hell (1961)
Bandits invade a frontier town, rob the bank, kill the sheriff and kidnap a local woman. A tough gunslinger who was a friend of the dead lawman takes on the job of bringing them to justice, but the only one of the townspeople willing to help is a naive banker determined to prove his worth. Western, starring Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Vic Morrow and Lee Van Cleef
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
6:15pm
Film The Abyss (1989)
An American nuclear submarine is sunk after a collision with a mysterious object, and the US government asks oil workers to help with the rescue. However, when they and a Navy Seal team arrive at the location of the vessel, a series of strange incidents leads to an encounter with aliens living in the depths. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller, starring Ed Harris, Michael Biehn and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
9:00pm
Film Momentum (2015)
Premiere. A retired thief is persuaded to carry out one last diamond heist by her former partner, only to get mixed up in a murder. With a ruthless assassin on her trail, she must unmask the secret conspiracy that has manipulated her into the line of fire. Action thriller, starring Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman and James Purefoy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
10:50pm
Film The Sweeney (2012)
An insubordinate detective and his loyal partner set out to stop a series of robberies across London. While they try to bring the criminals to justice, they come under investigation themselves as their unorthodox methods are met with disapproval from their superiors. Crime thriller based on the 1970s TV series, with Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Damian Lewis and Hayley Atwell
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.2
1:05am
Film Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
Fang Gang is now happily married and living a quiet life when emissaries of eight gang leaders begin touring the country, inviting blade-fighting teachers to a competition to establish who is the deadliest of all. The catch is that most entrants will die and refusal to participate means summary execution. Fang Gang is soon forced to take on each of the eight, all of whom possess different, but equally lethal, supernatural abilities with their chosen weapons. Martial arts action sequel, starring Jimmy Wang. In Mandarin
(Subtitles) (In Vision)

Rating: 10

Thu 21 Jun

11:00am
Film The Rare Breed (1966)
An English widow decides to fulfil her cattle farmer husband's final wish of introducing the Hereford breed to America. She finds a cattleman in Texas willing to help, but first she and her daughter must transport their prize bull across the wilderness, with the aid of a sceptical ranch hand. Romantic comedy Western, starring Maureen O'Hara and James Stewart
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
1:00pm
Film North to Alaska (1960)
Gold prospector Sam travels to Seattle to fetch his partner George's fiancee. When he discovers she has married someone else, Sam takes it upon himself to find a suitable replacement. Unfortunately, his attempts to bring the substitute bride and George together do not go to plan, and a conman is trying to get his hands on their gold. Comedy Western, starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Capucine and Ernie Kovacs
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
3:25pm
Film Man Without a Star (1955)
A wandering cowboy and his naive travelling partner are hired by an ambitious ranch owner, who wishes to expand her territory at the cost of her struggling neighbours. The drifter sympathises with the plight of the other farmers, but disapproves of the methods they intend to use to mark their territory. King Vidor's Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, William Campbell, Richard Boone and Claire Trevor
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:10pm
Film Carry On Teacher (1959)
A headmaster hopes to land a more prestigious job at a better school, but his pupils do not want him to leave. When two inspectors pay a visit, the mischievous students see a chance to sabotage his career plans with a series of pranks. Comedy, starring Ted Ray, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams
(Subtitles) (Black & White) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.9
6:55pm
Film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The mutant heroes return to face a battle on three fronts. Arch-enemy Magneto is back with an army of followers, while a corporation has created a drug that permanently robs mutants of their powers. Meanwhile, their former ally Jean Grey has returned from the dead as the destructive and seemingly unstoppable Phoenix. The third instalment of the superhero saga, starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry and Kelsey Grammer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
9:00pm
Film Red (2010)
A retired CIA agent survives an assassination attempt and realises something in his past has made him a target. He sets out to reunite the members of his old hit squad to find out who is trying to kill them and why, but in the process, uncovers dangerous secrets. Action thriller, with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.6
11:15pm
Film Triple 9 (2016)
A gang of corrupt cops that carries out bank robberies under the noses of their law-abiding colleagues is blackmailed into carrying out a seemingly impossible heist by the Russian Mob. They realise that the only way to carry out the crime is to kill a police officer as a diversion. Crime thriller, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.2
1:30am
Film Your Highness (2011)
Dashing Prince Fabious is the greatest hero in the kingdom, while his younger brother Thadeous is a lazy, self-centred fool. When the princess whom Fabious is due to marry is kidnapped by an evil wizard, the two brothers must go on a dangerous quest to rescue her, with a little help from a vengeful warrior woman. Fantasy comedy, with Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5

Fri 22 Jun

11:00am
Film 7th Cavalry (1956)
An army officer is branded a coward for failing to fight in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and is unable to convince anyone that official business had detained him. In a bid to repair his damaged reputation, he leads a cavalry detail to retrieve the dead from the battlefield. Western, starring Randolph Scott, Jay C Flippen and Jeanette Nolan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
12:35pm
Film The 300 Spartans (1962)
The ruler of the Persian empire vows to expand his realm by conquering Greece. The king of Sparta steps forward to defend his homeland and the other kingdoms of Greece, but when he is betrayed by a political council, he finds himself without an army and must fend off the vast invading army with a mere 300 warriors. Historical drama, starring Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson and Diane Baker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
2:50pm
Film Elephant Walk (1954)
A woman struggles to come to terms with her tea plantation owner husband's obsession with his dead father. Melodrama, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Dana Andrews and Abraham Sofaer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
4:55pm
Film The Buccaneer (1958)
A general charged with the defence of New Orleans in 1812 learns the British are sending a vast fleet to retake the city. His only hope is to form an alliance with a notorious pirate - but while the buccaneer's loyalties are to his homeland, his crew urges him to side with the invaders. Remake of Cecil B DeMille's classic swashbuckling adventure, directed by Anthony Quinn, starring Yul Brynner, Charlton Heston, Claire Bloom and Charles Boyer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
7:20pm
Film Men in Black II (2002)
Agent J investigates the unauthorised landing of a spacecraft and discovers a malevolent alien disguised as a lingerie model is on the verge of destroying humanity. His only hope of stopping her diabolical plot is to restore the memory of his retired partner K - but his former mentor takes more than a little convincing. Sci-fi comedy sequel, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rip Torn and Tony Shalhoub
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.9
9:00pm
Film The Gunman (2015)
A mercenary goes into hiding after successfully carrying out a hit on an African politician that sparks a series of uprisings and violent acts. He re-emerges years later, only to become the latest target of his former colleagues. Crime drama, starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
11:15pm
Film Lockout (2012)
A government agent is framed for murder, and sentenced to a prison on board a space station. Before he can be sent there, a riot takes place in the penitentiary and the convicts seize control, holding the president's daughter hostage. The condemned man is offered a pardon if he can rescue her. Sci-fi thriller, starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
1:05am
Film Juan of the Dead (2011)
Premiere. Cuba is overrun by brain-eating zombies, which the government tries to cover up as the work of American-backed dissidents. A 40-year-old slacker realises what is going on, and hatches a scheme to go into business as a zombie slayer, laying the dead to rest for a price. Comedy horror, starring Alexis Diaz de Villegas and Jorge Molina. In Spanish
(Premiere) (In Vision)

Sat 23 Jun

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

Rating: 6
1:00pm
Film Romancing the Stone (1984)
A romantic novelist goes in search of her kidnapped sister in the steamy jungles of South America, only to become the target of a villainous general who demands as a ransom the valuable treasure map in her possession. Help is at hand in the form of a craggy daredevil fortune hunter, who has his eye on a share of the profits. Comedy adventure, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
3:10pm
Film Shark Tale (2004)
Ambitious fish Oscar dreams of escaping his humdrum undersea life. His wish comes true when a gangster shark keen to escape a world of organised crime seeks his help in faking his own death. But Oscar soon finds himself out of his depth as his fearsome reputation gets out of control. Animated comedy, with the voices of Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie and Jack Black
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.4
4:55pm
Film Rio 2 (2014)
Parrots Jewel and Blu lead a happy life together in Rio with their three chicks, until they find themselves hurled into an expedition up the Amazon. The journey leads to an encounter with an old enemy, while Blu also has to win the approval of Jewel's fearsome father. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jamie Foxx
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
6:55pm
Film Fantastic Four (2005)
A scientist and four members of his crew develop superhuman powers after exposure to cosmic radiation on a mission to study an energy storm in space. Unfortunately, one of them chooses to use his new-found abilities for evil purposes, compelling the others to join forces to stop him. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis and Julian McMahon
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
9:00pm
Film Lucy (2014)
A courier is kidnapped and forced to become a drug mule. When she is exposed to the experimental chemicals she is smuggling, it boosts her intelligence and reflexes to superhuman levels. She uses her newfound abilities to get revenge on her captors, but as the process continues, she evolves into something more than human. Sci-fi thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:45pm
Film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
A virtually deserted police station in downtown Los Angeles is besieged by heavily armed violent street thugs. The cops realise they cannot fight off the overwhelming forces alone, so enter into an uneasy alliance with the criminals they have locked in the cells. John Carpenter's thriller, starring Darwin Joston, Austin Stoker and Laurie Zimmer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
12:30am
Film Carnage Park (2016)
Two criminals take a woman hostage and flee into the backwoods following a disastrous bank robbery. What should have been a safe haven proves a far greater threat than the cops on their trail when they stray into the territory of a former military sniper driven by his experiences of war and who does not take kindly to strangers on his land. Horror, starring Ashley Bell and Pat Healy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4
2:10am
Film Excision (2012)
A disturbed teenage girl is a social outcast at her school and harbours twisted fantasies about performing surgery on her classmates. She becomes desperate to win her mother's approval and goes to insane lengths to prove her worth, while also striving to cure her sister's cystic fibrosis. Comedy horror, starring AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords and Malcolm McDowell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Sun 24 Jun

11:00am
Film Mr Popper's Penguins (2011)
A workaholic businessman always puts his job before his family until he receives an unexpected inheritance from his explorer father - six penguins. He abandons his plan to offload the birds to a zoo when he finds his kids love them, and sets about turning his New York apartment into a suitable habitat. Family comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
1:00pm
Film The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
A novelist travels to the Middle East to become a sheik's official biographer, only to end up being held hostage by him. Her lover joins forces with an old enemy to rescue her, but they get drawn into the hunt for a mysterious ancient treasure that has a connection to an eccentric holy man. Comedy adventure sequel to Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
3:10pm
Film How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.3
5:00pm
Film Night at the Museum (2006)
A new nightwatchman at New York's Museum of Natural History discovers his job entails more than he bargained for. Once night falls, an ancient Egyptian spell brings the museum exhibits to life, entangling him in a riotous struggle to restore peace and order before the sun rises and visitors arrive. Fantasy comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke, Robin Williams, Carla Gugino and Ricky Gervais
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6
7:10pm
Film The Cold Light of Day (2012)
A man on a sailing holiday in Spain discovers his family have been abducted. His search for them leads him to learn that his father has been leading a double-life as a CIA agent, and has stolen top-secret information - which the kidnappers will stop at nothing to obtain. Thriller, starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Film Lone Survivor (2013)
Four American soldiers are sent on a mission into the mountains of Afghanistan to track down and eliminate a high-ranking terrorist leader. They soon find themselves faced with a terrible moral dilemma and a battle for survival against overwhelming odds. Fact-based drama, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.6
11:20pm
Film Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
The Earth is bombarded by what appear to be meteors, but turn out to be the vanguard of an alien invasion force. As America's west coast comes under heavy attack, a platoon of soldiers is sent in to fight off the aliens and rescue civilians - but the troops have only a few hours to complete their mission before the area is bombed. Sci-fi thriller, with Aaron Eckhart and Ramon Rodriguez
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.7
1:35am
Film Quadrophenia (1979)
A teenager in 1960s London is unhappy with his lot in life, but believes he has found a place to belong in the mod subculture and their feud with the rival rockers. As the mods gather in Brighton for a weekend that turns to violence, his naive vision of the world is cruelly shattered. Drama based on the Who album, starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Sting and Ray Winstone
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5