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Seven Days to Noon[BW]
A conscience-stricken scientist steals a nuclear bomb and threatens to destroy London unless further research into atomic fission is stopped at once. His actions spark a desperate race against time as the authorities struggle to locate the boffin and evacuate the capital before it is too late. Thriller, starring Barry Jones, Andre Morell and Olive SloaneFilm/Detective/Thriller

Terry Gilliam Interview
The director discusses his fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, starring Heath Ledger in his last performanceFilm/Cinema

Picture Perfect[SUB]
An ambitious executive hires a man to pose as her fiance in an effort to improve her image at work, but her fantasy life soon spirals out of control, leaving her unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction. Romantic comedy, with Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis and Illeana DouglasFilm/Comedy

Brief Encounter[SUB BW]
A suburban housewife finds herself falling in love with a married doctor she meets by chance at a railway station. While the pair return to the station every week to see each other, both come to realise that the relationship is doomed to be a fleeting one. David Lean's romantic drama, starring Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Raymond and Valentine DyallFilm/General Movie/Drama

Three Secrets[SUB BW]
A five-year-old adopted boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash, and three mothers who each gave up sons for adoption five years previously, realise he could be their child. Waiting for news from the rescue team, the women remember the sad circumstances that led to them giving up their babies. Drama, starring Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman and Frank LovejoyFilm/General Movie/Drama

Terry Gilliam Interview
The director discusses his fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, starring Heath Ledger in his last performanceFilm/Cinema

Time Bandits[SUB]
A bemused schoolboy is escorted on a bizarre journey through time by a group of larcenous dwarfs. His adventures lead him to encounters with various characters from history - but none of them are quite what he had imagined. Terry Gilliam's fantasy comedy, starring Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson and David WarnerFilm/Comedy/Fantasy/Fantasy

Mean Machine[SUB]
A disgraced soccer star ends up in jail after assaulting two policemen, where the authorities persuade him to form a football team of inmates to take on the guards. Unfortunately, whipping his fellow prisoners into shape proves a tricky proposition. Comedy drama, starring Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham, David Hemmings and Jason FlemyngFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy

Funny Games
A family receive unexpected guests at their holiday home in the shape of two intelligent and sadistic young men who hold them hostage, subjecting them to a campaign of violence and psychological torture. German director Michael Haneke's English language remake of his own satirical thriller, starring Naomi Watts and Tim RothFilm/Detective/Thriller

Ukranian nurse Olga leaves her family and heads west in search of a better life, while Austrian security guard Pauli enters the former Soviet nation with expectations of a more fulfilling existence. However, both find life in another country presents it's own challenges. Drama, starring Ekateryna Rak and Paul HoffmanFilm/General Movie/Drama