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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00The Only Son[BW]
A poor widow working in a silk factory wants to provide a brighter future for her son, so sends him away to a school in Tokyo. Years later, she is reunited with her now adult child, but finds the opportunity she gave him has not brought him happiness. Japanese drama, with Choko Iida and Shinichi HimoriFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:40The Big Trees[SUB]
An unscrupulous timber baron is determined to get his hands on some land heavily forested with redwoods and owned by a small Quaker community. However, he has a change of heart when he falls in love with one of the Quaker women, and has to contend with other less principled rivals who are also after the land. Romantic drama, starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan and Patrice WymoreFilm/General Movie/Drama

14:30Guns at Batasi[SUB BW HD]
Rebels besiege the headquarters of a British battalion garrisoned in Africa, enraged by the officers' refusal to give up a prisoner. Meanwhile, the sergeant major struggles to maintain order in his increasingly tense surroundings. Drama, starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson and Mia FarrowFilm/General Movie/Drama

16:30Say Anything[SUB HD]
An aspiring teenage kickboxer falls for the most beautiful and intelligent girl in his class, and to his delight she feels the same way about him - but her father is not so enthusiastic about the relationship. Romantic comedy drama, starring John Cusack, Ione Skye and John Mahoney, and featuring a cameo from Cusack's real-life sibling Joan. Written and directed by Cameron CroweFilm/Comedy

18:30The Poseidon Adventure[SUB HD]
A priest takes charge of terrified survivors trapped in a capsized luxury liner, and tries to help them find an escape route before it sinks. Disaster movie, starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen and Roddy McDowallFilm/Adventure

20:45Mike Leigh Special[REP]
The director and actress Lesley Manville discuss working together on Another YearFilm/Cinema

21:00Cloverfield[SUB AD HD]
A gigantic monster of unknown origin rises from the sea and attacks New York. The ensuing carnage is filmed entirely from the perspective of a single hand-held video camera, carried by one of five survivors on a dangerous journey across the city to rescue a friend. Thriller, starring Michael Stahl-David, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas and TJ MillerFilm/Detective/Thriller

22:35Happy-Go-Lucky[SUB AD HD]
An eternally optimistic schoolteacher is determined to maintain an upbeat attitude whatever life throws at her and help others to do the same. However, she meets her total opposite when she takes lessons with an embittered driving instructor perpetually raging at the world. Mike Leigh's comedy drama, starring Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and Alexis ZegermanFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy

00:50Happy-Go-Lucky Special[REP]
An extract from Mike Leigh's film Happy-Go-Lucky, introduced by both the director and its star Sally HawkinsFilm/Cinema

01:00The Death of Mr Lazarescu
An elderly man is convinced he is seriously ill - but his heavy drinking gives doctors reason to think that he is only hungover. Eventually he meets a sympathetic paramedic, who realises he is telling the truth, but the old man's problems continue as the pair embark on a tedious journey through run-down city hospitals, encountering indifference and bureaucracy along the way. Romanian comedy drama, starring Iaon Fiscuteanu and Luminita GheorghiuFilm/Comedy/General Movie/Drama