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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

12:50The 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

14:35Up Periscope[SUB AD]
A US Navy frogman and underwater demolition expert is ordered to steal a vital Japanese code book from a Pacific island. Unfortunately, the captain of the submarine charged with taking him into enemy waters disapproves of the plan. Tensions rise, damaging morale and threatening to jeopardise the mission's success, while the dangers around them are mounting. Second World War adventure, with James Garner, Edmond O'Brien and Alan Hale JrFilm/Adventure/War

16:45Battleground[SUB BW]
The outnumbered members of an American infantry unit struggle to hold off a German offensive while trapped under seige during the wintry Battle of the Bulge. Second World War drama, starring Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak and George MurphyFilm/War

19:05Turner & Hooch[HD]
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help solve him the case - the large smelly dog that belonged to the victim, and which is about to turn the detective's well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T NelsonFilm/Comedy

21:00The Namesake[SUB HD]
Premiere. A couple leave their home in India to start a new life in New York, where they soon have a son. However, as the boy reaches his teens, he becomes increasingly rebellious and rejects his family's cultural and ethnic heritage. Drama, starring Kal Penn, Irfan Khan and TabuFilm/General Movie/Drama

23:20Hostage[SUB AD HD]
A washed-up former hostage negotiator returns to regular police work, but later finds himself forced to draw on his old skills in a bid to save a crooked accountant's children, who have been taken prisoner in their own home by psychotic delinquents. Thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Ben Foster and Jonathan TuckerFilm/Detective/Thriller

A blind samurai with a talent for massage arrives in a village and gets embroiled in a war between two clans, aiding oppressed individuals who hunger for revenge. Revenge thriller, directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano. With Michiyo Okusu and Tadanobu AsanoFilm/Detective/Thriller