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11:00Fun 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

12:55Avatar Special
Sigourney Weaver and other cast members discuss the making of James Cameron's sci-fi epicFilm/Cinema

13:00James and the Giant Peach[SUB]
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl's novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard DreyfussFilm/Animated Movie/Drama/Fantasy/Fantasy

14:35The Four Feathers[SUB]
A military officer resigns his commission and is wrongly accused of cowardice. In a bid to redeem himself, he volunteers as an undercover agent. Zoltan Korda's adaptation of AEW Mason's adventure novel, starring John Clements, June Duprez, Ralph Richardson, C Aubrey Smith and Jack AllenFilm/Adventure/War

16:50Secondhand Lions[SUB]
A youngster is packed off to stay with his eccentric bachelor uncles, who live in a ramshackle house with no mod cons in the middle of Texas. Worst of all, his mother has told him to find a stash of millions rumoured to be hidden somewhere on their property - but his wariness of the oldtimers disappears when they share exciting tales of tomfoolery from their youth. Family drama, with Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment and Kyra SedgwickFilm/General Movie/Drama

19:00Danny Boyle Special
The Oscar-winning director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire discusses his careerFilm/Cinema

When a bag of stolen money falls from the sky, wide-eyed youngster Damian thinks it is a gift from God. However, his level-headed brother realises they must race against time to spend the loot before the country switches to the Euro and a robber on their tail catches up with them. Danny Boyle's comedy drama, starring Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, Daisy Donovan and James NesbittFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy

21:00The Shawshank Redemption[SUB AD]
A banker is wrongly jailed for murder. Over the course of his life sentence, he forms a close friendship with a fellow inmate and earns a position of trust as book-keeper to the corrupt prison governor - giving him the time and opportunity to conceive a unique escape plan. Frank Darabont's drama, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil BellowsFilm/General Movie/Drama

23:4528 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

An ambitious psychiatrist starts work at a mental institution, where his bored wife befriends a patient. However, when the disturbed man - who murdered his former partner - is given chores close to the family's home, their relationship becomes more intense. Drama set in the 1950s, starring Natasha Richardson, Hugh Bonneville, Ian McKellen and Marton CsokasFilm/Detective/Thriller