Film Four & Film Four +1 01-09-10

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00The Spanish Gardener[SUB]
An insecure diplomat becomes jealous of his son's friendship with their Spanish groundsman. As his concern grows, he vows to take drastic steps to put an end to their relationship - but his foolhardy actions lead to tragedy. Drama based on the novel by AJ Cronin, starring Dirk Bogarde, Michael Hordern, Jon Whiteley, Cyril Cusack and Geoffrey KeenFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:50Bigger Than Life[SUB HD]
A mild-mannered, small-town schoolteacher is transformed into a bullying megalomaniac as a side-effect of taking an experimental hormone to treat arthritis. Fact-based drama, starring James Mason, Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush and Robert SimonFilm/General Movie/Drama

14:40Kiki's Delivery Service[SUB]
A witch moves to a new town, hoping to forge a life for herself. Despite the objections of the locals, a kindly baker offers her a job delivering bread by broom - but events take a strange turn when she suddenly loses her powers. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Debbie Reynolds and Janeane GarofaloFilm/Animated Movie/Drama/Fantasy

16:50Scott Pilgrim Special
An inside look at Edgar Wright's latest film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, starring Michael CeraFilm/Cinema

16:55The Valley of Gwangi[SUB HD]
A cowboy in a travelling rodeo wants another specimen of his show's latest star attraction - a miniature horse. Aided by a British palaeontologist, he heads into a mysterious forbidden valley, where he is amazed to find ferocious dinosaurs are roaming. Unfortunately, a giant prehistoric monster has them in its sight. Fantasy Western, starring James Franciscus and Gila Golan, with effects by Ray HarryhausenFilm/Fantasy/Western

18:45Cocoon[SUB HD]
Elderly retirement home residents treat themselves to an occasional dip in the pool at an abandoned house - but begin to notice something strange is happening. It turns out that friendly aliens in human form are using the place as a spawning ground - and energy from their cocoons is giving the old-timers a new lease of life. Ron Howard's sci-fi comedy fantasy, with Wilford Brimley, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche and Steve GuttenbergFilm/Science Fiction/Comedy

21:00Amadeus[SUB HD]
Composer Antonio Salieri is a favoured artist in the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II, but he finds himself pushed aside in favour of a young Mozart. Salieri admires the younger maestro's music, but is incensed that someone so vulgar and obnoxious should be gifted with such talent, and as jealousy consumes him, he plots his rival's downfall. Period drama, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own play and starring F Murray Abraham and Tom HulceFilm/General Movie/Drama

00:25Hunger[SUB AD HD]
Fact-based drama depicting the efforts of Irish Republican inmates in Northern Ireland's Maze prison to gain political prisoner status, focusing on the 66-day hunger strike undertaken by Bobby Sands in 1981, which resulted in his death. Starring Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Liam Cunningham and Helena BereenFilm/General Movie/Drama

02:15Lake Placid[SUB HD]
A palaeontologist, a game warden and a backwoods sheriff investigate a mysterious death - only to find themselves up against a man-eating 30ft crocodile with an insatiable appetite. Comedy horror, starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson and Betty WhiteFilm/Horror/Comedy