Film Four & Film Four +1 17-08-10

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Johnny Come Lately[SUB BW]
A travelling journalist turns up in a small town riddled with political corruption, and agrees to help the elderly editor of the local newspaper expose the crooks behind it. All of his investigations lead nowhere, until a wealthy widow with a shady past reveals the secret behind a phoney orphans' fund. Crime drama, starring James Cagney, Grace George and Marjorie MainFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:50In Old California[SUB BW]
A Boston pharmacist joins the California gold rush and pitches up in Sacramento, where the crooked brothers who run the town take an instant dislike to him - and frame him by poisoning his medical supplies. Rejected by the community, he makes plans to leave - but when the town is hit by an epidemic, he resolves to stay on and save those who once turned on him. Western, starring John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, and Albert DekkerFilm/Western

14:35Air Force[SUB BW HD]
An American B-17 Flying Fortress is sent on a dangerous mission to the Pacific to defend the Philippines in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Second World War drama directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Garfield, Arthur Kennedy and Harry CareyFilm/War

17:00Porridge[SUB AD]
Cellmates Fletcher and Godber are coerced into aiding an escape attempt organised by the sinister Grouty. However, they end up struggling to break back in before their absence is detected. Comedy spin-off from the TV series, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Vaughan, Fulton Mackay and Brian WildeFilm/Comedy

18:50Waitress[SUB HD]
A small-town waitress is determined to leave her controlling husband for good, so she enters a national pie-baking contest, confidant the prize money will be more than enough to set herself up on her own. However, her well-laid plans are complicated by an unexpected pregnancy and an affair with a handsome but married doctor. Romantic drama, starring Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion and Cheryl HinesFilm/General Movie/Drama

21:00The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen[SUB AD HD]
Courageous hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a host of other Victorian heroes from literature - including Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Tom Sawyer and Dr Jekyll - to put a stop to the nefarious Fantom's evil plot to bring about a world war. Fantasy adventure, based on Alan Moore's comic-book series, starring Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend and Richard RoxburghFilm/Adventure/War

23:00Dawn of the Dead[SUB HD]
A mysterious plague turns infected people into savage flesh-eating zombies. As civilisation is overrun, a small band of survivors, including a police officer, a nurse, a petty crook and his pregnant girlfriend, find shelter in a shopping mall - but as supplies grow scarcer and the walking dead surround the building, they face a battle for their lives. Horror remake, starring Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley and Mekhi PhiferFilm/Horror

01:00Death Note: The Last Name
Light, the student in possession of a notebook giving him the power to decide who dies, becomes corrupted by his power, turning his attention from criminals to anyone who crosses him. Meanwhile, a TV presenter also comes into possession of one of the books and a dangerous romance develops between her and Light. Japanese fantasy thriller sequel, starring Tatsuya Fujiwara and Erika TodaFilm/Fantasy/Detective/Thriller