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11:00Highly Dangerous[SUB BW]
An entomologist is recruited by British intelligence for an undercover mission behind the Iron Curtain. A plan is underway to use insects in biological warfare, and the scientist must obtain specimens of the bugs - with a little help from a tough American reporter. Comedy thriller, starring Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring and Wilfrid Hyde WhiteFilm/Detective/Thriller/Comedy/Comedy

12:45Sailor Beware![SUB BW]
A seaman meets his prospective mother-in-law and finds her so formidable that he starts to wonder whether his fiancee is really worth the stress. Discovering the fierce matriarch has put down a deposit on a house so they can all live on the same street, he finally decides to jump ship. Comedy, starring Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Ronald Lewis and Gordon JacksonFilm/Comedy

14:25Avatar Special
Sigourney Weaver and other cast members discuss the making of James Cameron's sci-fi epicFilm/Cinema

14:35Operation Amsterdam[SUB BW]
A stiff-upper-lipped British Army officer engages in a spot of larceny to aid the war effort. Ordered to Amsterdam, he joins forces with two cunning Dutchmen and steals a secret cache of diamonds from a bank vault, thus preventing the gems falling into the hands of the Nazis. World War Two adventure, starring Peter Finch, Tony Britton and Eva BartokFilm/Adventure/War

16:40Fun in Acapulco
A former trapeze artist tries to put a work-related tragedy behind him by taking a job as a lifeguard-cum-entertainer in a luxury hotel at the Mexican resort. He ends up contending with the considerable wiles of his beautiful boss and a female matador who each have romantic designs on him. Musical comedy, starring Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Paul Lukas and Alejandro ReyFilm/Musical

18:30Nowhere Boy Special
Director Sam Taylor Wood, and stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Aaron Johnson discuss the new movie about John Lennon's teenage yearsFilm/Cinema

18:40Freedom Writers
Teacher Erin Gruwell starts work at a racially diverse and gang-ridden high school in Los Angeles. In an attempt to break through to her underachieving students, Erin introduces them to The Diary of Anne Frank, which results in a class project through which the youngsters explore and share their own life experiences. Richard LaGravenese's fact-based drama, starring Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn and Imelda StauntonFilm/General Movie/Drama

A couple and their baby join three of their friends for a yachting trip. During the party, all the adults go swimming, only to realise they have forgotten to put a ladder out, leaving them stranded in the sea with no way of getting back on board. Thriller, starring Eric Dane, Susan May Pratt and Richard Speight JrFilm/Detective/Thriller
22:50Danny Boyle Special
The Oscar-winning director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire discusses his careerFilm/Cinema

23:0028 Days Later[SUB]
A man wakes from a coma to discover the UK has been struck by a terrifying experimental virus which sends sufferers into a homicidal rage. With a handful of other survivors, he heads for Manchester, the last outpost of the uninfected - but more dangers lie ahead. Danny Boyle's horror, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson and Christopher EcclestonFilm/Horror

01:15Melinda and Melinda
The plight of a troubled woman is told in two parallel plot lines, one comic and the other tragic. In one tale, she finds herself the object of an out-of-work actor's affections, while in the other the betrayal of a close friend sends her into a suicidal depression. Comedy drama, written and directed by Woody Allen, starring Radha Mitchell, Will Ferrell, Jonny Lee Miller and Chiwetel EjioforFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy

03:10Avatar Special
Sigourney Weaver and other cast members discuss the making of James Cameron's sci-fi epicFilm/Cinema