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11:00The Fly
A scientist's botched teleportation experiment results in his atoms getting mixed up with those of a fly, leaving his wife with a terrible choice - let him continue living in his mutated, dangerous state or put him out of his misery. Horror, starring David Hedison, Vincent Price and Herbert MarshallFilm/Horror

12:50Fair Wind to Java[SUB]
A sailor races to reach a hoard of diamonds stowed on board a Dutch vessel that has sunk in the East Indies. However, the derelict ship lies close to an island inhabited by a fierce tribe with a deep mistrust of strangers, while a volcano is about to erupt at any moment. Seafaring adventure, with Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston and Robert DouglasFilm/Adventure

14:35The Battle of the River Plate[SUB]
The British Navy pursues German battleship the Admiral Graf Spee, finally blockading the vessel in Montevideo harbour, where its commanding officer is faced with an impossible choice. World War Two adventure from Powell and Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Bernard Lee and Jack GwillimFilm/Adventure/War

16:55The Emperor's New Clothes[SUB]
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte hatches a cunning plan to return from exile and reclaim control of France. When he encounters a sailor who bears an uncanny resemblance to him, he arranges to swap places so he can make his way to Paris unnoticed. However, the double gets a little too used to living the life of an emperor, leaving the real Bonaparte stuck as a commoner. Drama, starring Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle and Tim McInnernyFilm/General Movie/Drama

19:00The Wedding Planner[SUB]
A single woman who organises weddings is swept off her feet by a dashing doctor, but her hopes of making him her husband suffer a setback when she discovers she has already been hired to organise his marriage to another woman. Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers and Joanna GleasonFilm/Comedy

21:00Synecdoche, New York[SUB]
Premiere. A neurotic playwright suffering a series of worrying physical ailments takes on a grand project - building a replica of New York in a warehouse for a play based on his own life. After his wife goes travelling, he drifts into an affair, but then finds a second lover in the actress playing the first in his production. Drama, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Samantha MortonFilm/General Movie/Drama

23:20Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind[SUB AD]
An introverted man struggling to cope with a recent break-up is horrified to learn that his impulsive former girlfriend has had all the memories of their relationship erased from her mind. He gets even by having the same treatment, but as he undergoes the procedure he relives their time together and falls for her again, leaving him determined to cling to his memories. Michel Gondry's surreal romantic drama, starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood and Kirsten DunstFilm/General Movie/Drama

01:25Lower City
Two friends who run a cargo boat together on the Brazilian coast agree to take a young prostitute on a journey along the coast. When one of the pair is wounded in a fight, the other embarks on a tentative romance with their passenger - but when his friend recovers, jealousy rears its ugly head and their lifelong friendship looks set to be destroyed for ever. Romantic drama, starring Alice Braga, Wagner Moura and Lazaro RamosFilm/General Movie/Drama