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Mon 14 Oct

6:00am
Film Impulse (1954)
A night club singer tricks an American estate agent into believing he has killed a jewel thief. Crime drama, starring Arthur Kennedy and Constance Smith
(Subtitles)

7:40am
Film Forces' Sweetheart (1953)
A singer performs for an audience of soldiers, leading to three of the squaddies falling in love and competing for her attention. Comedy, starring Hy Hazell and Harry Secombe
(Subtitles)

9:10am
Film Calling Paul Temple (1948)
A novelist helps Scotland Yard to investigate a string of murders, with the victims all connected to a doctor of nervous disorders. Mystery, with John Bentley and Dinah Sheridan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
11:00am
Stagecoach West
Image of a Man
Season 1 Episode 17/38

An alcoholic lawyer is placed in a difficult situation when he is forced to prosecute a man for murder, and told not to lose the case. Guest starring Star Trek's DeForest Kelley

12:00pm
The Great Steam Fair 1964
Archive footage of a fairground

12:20pm
Film Cash on Demand (1961)
A criminal holds a bank manager's family hostage, and forces him to help with a robbery. Crime thriller, starring Peter Cushing and Andre Morell

2:00pm
Scotland Yard
The Never Never Murder
Season 1 Episode 37/39

The police go in search of a fraudster

Rating: 9.8
2:35pm
Film The Franchise Affair (1951)
A lawyer tries to prove the innocence of a mother and daughter who have been accused of kidnapping. Legal drama, starring Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray

4:20pm
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre
Urge to Kill
Season 1

First episode of the anthology crime drama. A pub owner's daughter is found dead in the area of the town docks

Rating: 8.5
5:30pm
Robin's Nest
A Matter of Note
Season 1 Episode 6/7

A counterfeit note causes extra worries for Robin when he attends a police identity parade and picks the wrong man

Rating: 4.3
6:00pm
Film A Diary for Timothy (1945)
Short documentary by acclaimed film-maker Humphrey Jennings, examining life in Britain at the end of the Second World War, and questioning what challenges future generations would have to face. Narrated by Michael Redgrave, and featuring appearances by John Gielgud and pianist Myra Hess

6:50pm
Film Sewers of Gold (1979)
A group of fascists plan to finance their work by pulling off a bank robbery. Crime thriller, starring Ian McShane, Christopher Matthew and Warren Clarke

Rating: 6
9:00pm
Special Branch
The Children of Delight
Season 1 Episode 8/14

Webb and Gifford go undercover to investigate a mysterious hippie movement that Eden suspects is hiding a sinister secret

Rating: 7
10:00pm
Film The Deadly Affair (1967)
A secret service agent investigates the activities of a British Foreign Office official suspected of being a communist, and soon finds himself mired in intrigue and deceit. Sidney Lumet's espionage drama, starring James Mason, Maximilian Schell and Simone Signoret

12:10am
Film Scream of Fear (1961)
A disabled woman visits her father's house on the French Riviera for the first time in 10 years, only to be told by his new wife that he is a way on business. To her horror, she keeps catching sight of her father's corpse, which appears during her stay in different rooms in the house - while her stepmother tries to convince her she is losing her mind. Hammer psychological horror, with Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd and Ronald Lewis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
1:50am
Film Freedom Radio (1940)
A Viennese doctor tries to maintain business as usual while living under Nazi rule. However, events take a sickening turn when his wife begins wholeheartedly espousing Hitler's views - prompting him to start broadcasting Allied propaganda from a secret transmitter. Second World War drama, starring Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard, Raymond Huntley and Derek Farr

Rating: 4
3:40am
Beyond the Truth
Impact Earth
Season 1 Episode 2/

Insight into the likelihood of an asteroid collision with Earth, asking what the consequences of such a catastrophe would be and whether the latest hi-tech weaponry would be enough to save the planet

4:40am
Film Dilemma (1962)
A man discovers a corpse in his bathroom and suspects his wife is the murderer. Thriller, starring Peter Halliday and Ingrid Hafner

Rating: 1.5

Tue 15 Oct

6:00am
Film The Voice of Merrill (1952)
Three men are implicated in the killing of a secretary they were all having affairs with. Murder mystery, starring James Robertson Justice, Edward Underdown and Henry Kendall
(Subtitles)

7:40am
Film What a Whopper! (1961)
An author's book about the Loch Ness monster is rejected by publishers because they think the creature does noy exist. Desperate to get his work into print, he heads for Scotland to engineer sightings of the legendary beast - but his cunning plan results in chaos. Comedy, starring Adam Faith, Carole Lesley, Sid James and Charles Hawtrey
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
9:25am
Film The Trollenberg Terror (1958)
A series of deaths on a mountain ski resort are discovered to be the work of aliens able to mentally control people. Sci-fi horror, starring Forrest Tucker and Warren Mitchell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.7
11:00am
Stagecoach West
Not in Our Stars
Season 1 Episode 18/38

Simon offers shelter to a man who has been accused of murder

12:00pm
Film Treasure Hunt (1952)
The owners of a stately home try to solve their money worries by turning it into a guest house, but not everyone is happy with the plan. Comedy, with Martita Hunt and Jimmy Edwards

Rating: 7.8
1:35pm
Film Night Mail (1936)
Harry Watt and Basil Wright's documentary following the mail train to Scotland from London, accompanied by Pat Jackson reading WH Auden's rhyming verse and a score composed by Benjamin Britten

Rating: 10
2:00pm
Scotland Yard
Wings of Death
Season 1 Episode 38/39

A light aeroplane crash may not have been an accident

Rating: 9.8
2:35pm
Film The Glass Mountain (1949)
A married composer struggles to cope with his feelings for a woman he meets in the Swiss Alps during the Second World War, fond memories inspiring him to write an opera in her honour. Drama, starring real-life couple Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray, with Valentina Cortese, Sebastian Shaw and opera singer Tito Gobbi as himself
(Subtitles)

4:35pm
The New Lot
British Army training film

5:30pm
Robin's Nest
Oh Happy Day
Season 1 Episode 7/7

Vicky and Robin plan a quiet wedding ceremony - but Nicholls has alternative ideas

Rating: 4.3
6:00pm
Film Danger By My Side (1962)
A woman sets out to unmask her brother's murderer and takes a job in a strip-club to further her investigation. Mystery, with Maureen Connell, Anthony Oliver and Alan Tilvern
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
7:15pm
Film Jet Storm (1959)
A routine flight to New York is beset by problems when a passenger reveals he has planted a bomb on board. Thriller, starring Richard Attenborough, Harry Secombe and Stanley Baker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
9:00pm
Gideon's Way
Big Fish, Little Fish
Season 1 Episode 8/26

The detective investigates a pickpocket ring and the murder of a fence who had plenty of enemies

Rating: 9.7
10:00pm
Film Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
A naive Irish girl leaves her father's Co Clare farm to work in Dublin, where she shares a flat with a co-worker. Both women fall in love with a middle-aged writer, which drives a wedge between them. Romantic drama, starring Rita Tushingham, Peter Finch, Lynn Redgrave and TP McKenna
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
12:00am
Film Forbidden (1949)
An ambitious actress refuses to grant her unhappy husband a divorce, so he makes plans to murder her instead. Thriller, starring Douglass Montgomery and Patricia Burke

Rating: 3.3
1:45am
Film Millions Like Us (1943)
A woman is happy to be called up for service during the Second World War, but disappointed to learn she will be working in a factory making aircraft parts. However, the new job brings romance in the shape of a handsome airman and a close circle of friends in her co-workers, who all rally round when tragedy strikes. Drama, starring Patricia Roc, Eric Portman, Gordon Jackson and Basil Radford

Rating: 8.9
3:45am
Film A Weekend With Lulu (1961)
A couple planning a romantic getaway end up stranded in France with a couple of unwanted travelling companions. Comedy, starring Bob Monkhouse and Leslie Phillips

Rating: 7
5:30am
Sprockets
Sherlock Holmes
Season 1 Episode 20/

A studio based series with incredible archive looking into some of the greatest movie moments

Wed 16 Oct

6:00am
Film Who Killed Frank Daniels? (1932)
An investigator tries to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of bodies from a morgue. Comic mystery, starring Zasu Pitts and Lucien Littlefield
(Subtitles)

7:20am
Film Passport to Treason (1956)
An American detective based in London takes on the last case a friend was working on before his death. However, his investigations reveal that a pacifist organisation is a front for a secret plot to take over the world. Mystery, starring Rod Cameron and Lois Maxwell
(Subtitles)

9:00am
Film The Grayson Case (1955)
How the affair between a painter and a married woman led to murder. Short crime thriller, starring Bart Allison and Mary Neelands
(Subtitles)

9:20am
Film Anne of the Indies (1951)
A no-nonsense pirate welcomes a French captain on board her ship and promptly falls in love - unaware the charming officer has been sent by the British to capture her. Learning of the deception, she kidnaps his wife to sell as a slave. Jacques Tourneur's high-seas adventure, starring Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget and Herbert Marshall
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
11:00am
Stagecoach West
The Arsonist
Season 1 Episode 19/38

A man is fooled through misguided loyalty to his employer, and sets fire to a factory where he worked for over 20 years in order to collect insurance money

12:00pm
Film Every Day Except Christmas (1957)
Acclaimed director Lindsay Anderson's Bafta-nominated documentary, which explores a day in the life of people working at the Covent Garden market

Rating: 7
12:45pm
Film Freedom To Die (1961)
A recently released convict goes in search of a stash of stolen loot belonging to his former cellmate. Crime thriller, starring Paul Maxwell and Felicity Young
(Subtitles)

2:00pm
Scotland Yard
The Square Mile Murder
Season 1 Episode 39/39

A travel agency is burgled

Rating: 9.8
2:35pm
Film Love on the Dole (1941)
A proud miner struggles to provide for his family, while his daughter fends off the advances of two men. Drama, starring Deborah Kerr and Clifford Evans

4:35pm
Dick Powell Theatre
Obituary For Mr X
Season 1 Episode 12/30

A cop's feelings of guilt over an affair lead to tragedy

5:30pm
Robin's Nest
As Long As He Needs Me
Season 2 Episode 1/6

Vicky's father is taken ill so she moves back into her old room to take care of him, but Robin feels it's part of a conspiracy to keep them away from each other

Rating: 4.3
6:00pm
Film Dilemma (1962)
A man discovers a corpse in his bathroom and suspects his wife is the murderer. Thriller, starring Peter Halliday and Ingrid Hafner

Rating: 1.5
7:20pm
The Dawn Guard
Archive footage of Home Guard volunteers discussing their hopes for the future

7:30pm
Film The Flying Scot (1957)
A small-time crook assembles a gang to rob a train carrying withdrawn banknotes from Scotland to London to be destroyed. Crime drama, starring Lee Patterson and Kay Callard

Rating: 4.5
9:00pm
Widows
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Harry returns to London on the same flight as Linda and Bella, with a new heist in mind, while Dolly continues to search the capital for him

Rating: 8.3
10:00pm
Film Town on Trial (1957)
A woman living in a quiet suburban town is found strangled to death. Scotland Yard sends an inspector to investigate, but he finds there are no shortage of locals with a motive for killing her, while his anger at the hypocritical attitudes he encounters threatens to distract him from the case. Murder mystery, starring John Mills, Charles Coburn, Derek Farr and Barbara Bates

Rating: 8.7
12:00am
Film Too Young to Love (1960)
A 15-year-old girl stands trial for prostitution, and shares the story of her difficult life with the court. Drama, starring Thomas Mitchell and Pauline Hahn

1:40am
Film The Day Will Dawn (1942)
A foreign correspondent working in occupied Norway is assigned to an RAF detail helping freedom fighters to sabotage an important German U-boat installation. He enlists the help of a local sea captain's daughter, but the plan goes wrong and he ends up in enemy hands, facing death by firing squad. Second World War adventure, with Hugh Williams, Deborah Kerr and Ralph Richardson

Rating: 8.4
3:40am
The Man Who Gave a Damn
Documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard

5:25am
Talking Pictures With........
Talking Pictures With Craig Douglas
Interview with the singer

Rating: 5.5

Thu 17 Oct

6:00am
Film The Scarlet Thread (1951)
A petty criminal accidentally kills an innocent bystander during a robbery. The crook later begins a relationship with the daughter of a university professor, without realising she is linked to his crime. British thriller, starring Kathleen Byron and Laurence Harvey
(Subtitles)

7:35am
Film Stormy Crossing (1958)
A swimmer disappears while attempting to cross the English channel, but his training partner is convinced he was murdered. Mystery, starring John Ireland and Derek Bond
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
9:00am
Film The Day Will Dawn (1942)
A foreign correspondent working in occupied Norway is assigned to an RAF detail helping freedom fighters to sabotage an important German U-boat installation. He enlists the help of a local sea captain's daughter, but the plan goes wrong and he ends up in enemy hands, facing death by firing squad. Second World War adventure, with Hugh Williams, Deborah Kerr and Ralph Richardson

Rating: 8.4
11:00am
Stagecoach West
Songs My Mother Told Me
Season 1 Episode 20/38

Luke and Simon become suspicious when Davey keeps disappearing with food and clothes, and discover he has befriended a murder witness

12:00pm
Film Jazz Boat (1960)
A bumbling gang of jewel thieves gatecrashes a party on board a boat in the midst of their latest heist. Musical comedy, starring Anthony Newley and Bernie Winters

Rating: 5
2:00pm
Rooms
Susan - Part One
Season 1 Episode 28/55

Part one of two. A teenage secretary has a tense confrontation with her landlord and a visit from her mother, who questions her choices. Starring Jane Wymark and Nigel Havers

Rating: 4
2:30pm
Film The Hypnotist (1957)
An unhappily married psychiatrist tries to get rid of his wife by hypnotising a patient to bump her off - but reckons without a timely intervention. Thriller, starring Roland Culver, Patricia Roc, Paul Carpenter and William Hartnell

Rating: 7.8
4:20pm
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre
Clue of the Twisted Candle
Season 1 Episode 2/7

A detective investigates a case involving a young gunman and a man who is in fear for his life

Rating: 8.5
5:30pm
Robin's Nest
The Seven Pound Fiddle
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Albert is blamed and promptly fired when money goes missing from the till - but it seems Nicholls may have acted too soon

Rating: 4.3
6:00pm
Film The Boys (1962)
Four teenagers are tried on charges of theft and the murder of a night watchman. Although initial evidence seems damning for the youthful gang, their canny defence lawyer's skilful arguments throw the jury into confusion and disarray. Courtroom drama, starring Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Dudley Sutton, Ronald Lacey and Tony Garnett
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
8:30pm
The Boys Reunion at Elstree Studios
The cast of the crime drama discuss making the film

9:00pm
The Human Jungle
Fine Feathers
Season 1 Episode 8/13

A woman claims to fund her lavish lifestyle with an inheritance, but Dr Corder discovers the real source of her money - a fact she has kept secret from her husband

Rating: 7.3
10:00pm
Film Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
A minister from the backwoods of apartheid-era South Africa comes to Johannesburg to persuade his missing son and ill sister to come home. Drama, with Canada Lee and Sidney Poitier

Rating: 7
12:10am
Film Brubaker (1980)
The new governor of an American prison farm decides to pose as an inmate before starting work so he can see what kind of institution he is taking on. Disgusted by the abuse and corruption he witnesses, he resolves to clean the place up - but local businesses and the prison system itself do not take kindly to his principled stand. Fact-based drama, starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Alexander

Rating: 8.6
2:50am
Film Jet Storm (1959)
A routine flight to New York is beset by problems when a passenger reveals he has planted a bomb on board. Thriller, starring Richard Attenborough, Harry Secombe and Stanley Baker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
4:35am
Film Flannelfoot (1953)
A journalist tries to discover the identity of an infamous jewel thief, while the crook takes an interest in his investigation. Crime thriller, with Ronald Howard and Mary Germaine
(Subtitles)

Fri 18 Oct

6:00am
Film Here Comes the Sun (1940)
A reporter tries to prevent a crooked businessman from claiming a dead man's fortune - even if he has to go to jail to do it. Musical comedy, starring Flanagan and Allen

Rating: 10
7:45am
Film Assignment Redhead (1956)
An American army officer working for British intelligence comes to post-war Berlin to solve a murder. His investigation is compromised when he falls for a nightclub singer, not realising she is an agent of the criminal mastermind he is on the trail of. Crime drama, starring Richard Denning, Carole Matthews and Ronald Adam
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.3
9:20am
Film Carry On Admiral (1957)
A public relations executive and a Navy officer inadvertently exchange identities while drunk. The PR man suddenly finds himself out of his depth at the command of a ship, where his lack of nautical knowledge causes chaos for his unfortunate crew. Comedy, starring David Tomlinson, Brian Reece, Peggy Cummins and AE Matthews
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
11:00am
Stagecoach West
The Root of Evil
Season 1 Episode 21/38

A former army major is released from prison, and goes in search of the payroll he stole

12:00pm
Film 90 Degrees South (1933)
Documentary about Captain Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition of 1910, making use of the explorer's writings to uncover the events that led him to his tragic fate

1:35pm
Glimpses
Glimpses: Sea to Plate and Billingsgate in 1956
Documentary about the distribution of fish around the UK

Rating: 10
2:00pm
Rooms
Susan - Part Two
Season 1 Episode 29/55

Part two of two. Susan receives an unexpected visit from her angry father, who does not take kindly to being lied to and lashes out violently

Rating: 4
2:30pm
Film Operation Bullshine (1959)
An army officer's wife becomes jealous when he is placed in charge of an anti-aircraft battery staffed by female recruits. Comedy, starring Donald Sinden and Barbara Murray

Rating: 8
4:15pm
Report On Litter
Public information film about clearing up litter

4:20pm
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre
Marriage Of Convenience
Season 1 Episode 4/7

An escaped convict seeks out his girlfriend - and the stolen money he left with her - but ends up being pursued by the police. Starring Harry H Corbett

Rating: 8.5
5:30pm
Robin's Nest
Ups and Downs
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Nicholls and Robin get trapped in the cellar during a dispute about what they should do with the extra space

Rating: 4.3
6:00pm
Film A Weekend With Lulu (1961)
A couple planning a romantic getaway end up stranded in France with a couple of unwanted travelling companions. Comedy, starring Bob Monkhouse and Leslie Phillips

Rating: 7
7:45pm
Film Cover Girl Killer (1959)
A puritanical serial killer murders pin-up models. A Canadian magazine publisher agrees to help the police set a trap for the madman - with his latest cover girl as bait. Thriller, starring Harry H Corbett, Felicity Young and Spencer Teakle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Shadows of Fear
Sour Grapes
Season 1 Episode 9/11

Two English tourists in Spain are menaced by a German criminal

Rating: 10
10:00pm
Film Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
A recently married man is held prisoner in the castle of a vampire. He manages to escape, but returns home a broken man with no memory. However, the vampire follows him, spreading plague in his wake, and is filled with obsession for his victim's wife. Werner Herzog's horror, a remake of the silent film inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula, with Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz and Walter Ladengast. In German, English and Romany

Rating: 8.4
12:20am
Film Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Builders working on a London Underground extension unearth what they think is an unexploded bomb. When renowned scientist Bernard Quartermaster investigates, he discovers something far deadlier - an ancient spaceship containing the remains of insect-like aliens, whose psychic abilities still represent a deadly threat to the human race. Sci-fi horror based on the classic TV series, starring Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald and Julian Glover

Rating: 8.8
2:20am
Film Anne of the Indies (1951)
A no-nonsense pirate welcomes a French captain on board her ship and promptly falls in love - unaware the charming officer has been sent by the British to capture her. Learning of the deception, she kidnaps his wife to sell as a slave. Jacques Tourneur's high-seas adventure, starring Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget and Herbert Marshall
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
4:00am
Film Surprise Package (1960)
A Greek gangster is deported to his own country from the US, where he hatches a plan to steal the crown of a king in exile. Comedy, starring Yul Brynner and Noel Coward
(Subtitles)

Sat 19 Oct

6:00am
Glimpses
Glimpses: Victorian London
Exploring the remains of Victorian buildings in the 1960s

Rating: 10
6:20am
Film The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
A terrifying giant lizard sets about wreaking havoc on a tiny Texas town. Horror, starring Don Sullivan, Lisa Simone and Shug Fisher
(Subtitles)

7:50am
Hawkeye & the Last of the Mohicans
The Prisoner
Season 1 Episode 29/39

Hawkeye and Chingachgook escort an officer who broke a treaty to his court martial, where he will be hanged if found guilty
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.6
8:20am
Film The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)
In 1850s India, a British officer in the Bengal Lancers is falsely accused of cowardice, court-martialled and sentenced to a shameful discharge. Adventure, starring Oliver Reed, Ronald Lewis, Duncan Lamont, Yvonne Romain and Katherine Woodville

Rating: 1.3
10:00am
Film Millions Like Us (1943)
A woman is happy to be called up for service during the Second World War, but disappointed to learn she will be working in a factory making aircraft parts. However, the new job brings romance in the shape of a handsome airman and a close circle of friends in her co-workers, who all rally round when tragedy strikes. Drama, starring Patricia Roc, Eric Portman, Gordon Jackson and Basil Radford

Rating: 8.9
12:00pm
The Freewheelers
Pay Off
Season 6 Episode 13/13

Buchan realises he has been tricked as the teenagers try to find out how the stolen gold is being transported
(Subtitles)

12:30pm
Film Desert Victory (1942)
Documentary about the battle of El Alamein

1:45pm
Film Encore (1951)
Adaptations of the W Somerset Maugham stories The Ant and the Grasshopper, Winter Cruise, and Gigolo and Gigolette. Introduced by the author, and starring Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Kay Walsh and John Laurie

Rating: 10
3:35pm
Remembering Dora Bryan
Paul O'Grady and Rita Tushingham introduce the Talking Pictures TV Dora Bryan afternoon

3:55pm
Film Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952)
The tenacious Irish washerwoman does battle with a crook with a penchant for blood and a cunning plan up his sleeve. Comic horror, starring Bela Lugosi and Arthur Lucan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
5:20pm
Film Desert Mice (1959)
A music hall troupe causes chaos during the Second World War when they are sent to North Africa to entertain British troops. Comedy, starring Alfred Marks and Sid James
(Subtitles)

7:00pm
Our Dora
Paul O'Grady and Rita Tushingham pay tribute to the actress

8:00pm
Film A Taste of Honey (1961)
A girl gets pregnant by a black sailor and finds comfort with a homosexual friend. Drama, starring Rita Tushingham and Robert Stephens
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
10:00pm
Film Women of Twilight (1952)
A woman moves into a home for unmarried mothers after her boyfriend is charged with murder, but finds the owner sells her tenants' babies. Drama, with Rene Ray and Freda Jackson

11:45pm
Film Defence of the Realm (1985)
An obsessive journalist's story causes the resignation of a high-ranking British MP, who later dies in mysterious circumstances, raising suspicions that there may be more to the matter than meets the eye. Political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Bill Paterson, Denholm Elliott and Ian Bannen

Rating: 9.9
1:45am
Film The Shillingbury Blowers (1980)
A high-flying couple grow sick of life in the big city, and decamp to the countryside for a bit of peace and quiet - only to become involved in the politics of the local brass band. Comedy drama, starring Trevor Howard, Diane Keen and Robert Nedwell

Rating: 8
3:25am
Beyond the Truth
Alien Encounter
Season 1 Episode 4/

Watch out Roswell, Brazil is after the crown for the world's top UFO crash site. This programme recounts how more than 60 witnesses claim to have seen alien creatures being hunted, captured and killed by the country's military in 1996. What were the corpses allegedly examined by 15 doctors at a local hospital, and why did an injured police officer die in mysterious circumstances days later?

4:25am
Film Miss Robin Hood (1952)
The writer of a comic strip about a female thief runs into a woman who persuades him to get involved in some real-life crime. Comedy, with Margaret Rutherford and Richard Hearne

Rating: 10

Sun 20 Oct

6:00am
Legend of the Hidden City
The Lost City
Action adventure following a party of archaeologists who go in search of a lost city. Starring Brendan Pollecut

Rating: 4.5
7:55am
Hawkeye & the Last of the Mohicans
False Faces
Season 1 Episode 30/39

An innocent man with a talent for making masks is accused of a series of robberies committed by men wearing his creations
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.6
8:25am
Film Tread Softly (1952)
A chorus girl performing in a West End musical investigates the mysterious death of an actor in the same theatre 40 years previously. Mystery, with Frances Day and Patricia Dainton
(Subtitles)

9:55am
Film The Terrornauts (1967)
A group of scientists are kidnapped by robots from outer space and subjected to strange experiments. Sci-fi mystery, starring Simon Oates and Zena Marshall

Rating: 1
11:30am
Shadows
The Eye
Season 2 Episode 6/6

A teenager falls under a spell connected to a mysterious Greek urn. Strange things begin to happen when she tries to reproduce an image painted on its surface

Rating: 8.8
12:00pm
The Freewheelers
Traitor
Season 7 Episode 1/13

A scientist defects to the West with his invention, which his rescuers intend to take for their own ends
(Subtitles)

12:30pm
Film Circus of Fear (1966)
A detective investigates shady characters working for a travelling circus after a series of violent crimes follows them in each town visited, but he is unprepared for the revelations he uncovers as he searches for those responsible. Thriller, starring Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands and Klaus Kinski

Rating: 7.4
2:15pm
Film Hell Drivers (1957)
A tough ex-convict in search of honest work joins a haulage firm, where his discovery of a payroll racket run by the unscrupulous manager puts him at loggerheads with a sadistic rival. Crime drama, starring Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan, Herbert Lom, William Hartnell, David McCallum and Sean Connery

Rating: 7.6
4:25pm
Channel Incident
Short film about the evacuation of Dunkirk

4:40pm
Film The Blue Parrot (1953)
A murder occurs in a nightclub, so the establishment's hostess and her boyfriend go in search of the killer. Crime drama, starring Dermot Walsh and Jacqueline Hill
(Subtitles)

6:00pm
Get Some In!
Call-Up
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Comedy with Robert Lindsay as Jakey Smith, a teddy-boy called up to national service in the 1950s along with three other young men from contrasting backgrounds

Rating: 8.5
6:30pm
Glimpses
Glimpses: Ten Pin Bowling - 1960s
A family goes ten pin bowling in the 1960s

Rating: 10
6:45pm
Film Josephine and Men (1955)
A woman susceptible to hard-luck stories ditches her wealthy fiance for his cash-strapped friend - but their subsequent marriage soon comes under threat. Comedy, starring Glynis Johns, Jack Buchanan, Donald Sinden, Peter Finch and Heather Thatcher

8:45pm
Stars on Parade
Classic music hall performances

9:00pm
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
The Superfluous Finger
Season 2 Episode 7/13

Professor Van Dusen (Douglas Wilmer) investigates why a surgeon has been asked to perform an unnecessary amputation - leading to an encounter with an insane gun-toting aristocrat

Rating: 9
10:00pm
The Naked Civil Servant
John Hurt stars in an Emmy Award-winning dramatisation of writer Quentin Crisp's autobiography, revealing how the flamboyant gay icon lived a passionate and often comic life and managed to be accepted by mainstream Britain

Rating: 8.7
11:35pm
Film I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
A headstrong woman on her way to marry her wealthy fiance for his money stops off at a sleepy Scottish seaside town. There she meets a charming but penniless naval officer, presenting her with a dilemma when she starts to fall in love with him. Romantic drama directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, with Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, John Laurie and Finlay Currie

Rating: 2.2
1:35am
Film Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Builders working on a London Underground extension unearth what they think is an unexploded bomb. When renowned scientist Bernard Quartermaster investigates, he discovers something far deadlier - an ancient spaceship containing the remains of insect-like aliens, whose psychic abilities still represent a deadly threat to the human race. Sci-fi horror based on the classic TV series, starring Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald and Julian Glover

Rating: 8.8
3:35am
The Detectives
Point of No Return
Season 3 Episode 13/30

Newlyweds pick up a hitchhiker who takes them hostage, and forces them to take him to his gang

Rating: 9.4
4:30am
Film The Flying Scot (1957)
A small-time crook assembles a gang to rob a train carrying withdrawn banknotes from Scotland to London to be destroyed. Crime drama, starring Lee Patterson and Kay Callard

Rating: 4.5