Film Four & Film Four +1: 07-03-11

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00The History of Mr Polly[SUB BW]
A daydreaming Victorian clerk comes into a large inheritance, which he invests in setting himself up as a gentlemen's outfitter. However, his lacklustre business and hasty marriage to a crabby harridan only bring unhappiness, so he begins to make desperate plans to escape. Period comedy based on HG Wells' novel, starring John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Sally Ann Howes and Finlay CurrieFilm/Comedy

12:50Heaven Knows, Mr Allison[SUB HD]
An American Marine corporal stationed on a South Pacific island during the Second World War and a novice nun on a mission are forced into the hills when Japanese forces arrive and set up military bases. Before long the pair develop strong emotional ties, but in resisting their feelings for each other the relationship becomes one of deep mutual respect. Oscar-winning romantic drama, written and directed by John Huston, with Robert Mitchum and Deborah KerrFilm/General Movie/Drama

14:55Ice Cold in Alex[SUB AD BW]
The crew and patients of an ambulance become separated from their unit in the Libyan desert and face a perilous journey back to civilisation. Leading the trek is an alcoholic army captain, who vows to remain sober until he has completed the task - but his resolve is threatened by a stranger they rescue who is secretly an enemy spy. Second World War drama, with John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle and Harry AndrewsFilm/Adventure/War

A stressed executive is saddled with the school run, and his already chaotic life takes a sudden turn for the worse when he and his vanload of kids is taken hostage by a down-on-his-luck carnival owner who has just relieved a band of bank robbers of their ill-gotten gains. Comedy, starring Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman and Rod SteigerFilm/Comedy

19:15Paul Film Special[SUB REP]
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost discuss their roles in the sci-fi comedyFilm/Cinema

19:20Dr Dolittle[SUB HD]
A doctor is stunned to discover he can talk to animals, and it is not long before his home and surgery are taken over by an assortment of ailing creatures in need of help. However, when the medic's odd behaviour attracts his colleagues' attention, he is forced to rely on his new-found furry friends to save him from the asylum. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis and Oliver PlattFilm/Comedy

21:00Terms of Endearment[SUB AD HD]
A mother struggles to come to terms with her daughter's marriage to a man she disapproves of and the prospect of becoming a grandmother, while being ardently pursued by her wild next-door neighbour. Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito and Jeff DanielsFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy

23:35The Proposition[SUB]
A captured outlaw is offered a terrible choice by a British lawman - either track down and kill the older of his brothers, or the younger will be hanged. Australian Western, starring Guy Pearce Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Emily Watson, John Hurt and David Wenham, with a screenplay by singer Nick CaveFilm/Western

01:30Beautiful Thing[SUB]
A tentative relationship develops between two very different gay teenagers - Jamie, a shy outsider living with his brassy single mother, and Ste, who is popular at school but regularly on the receiving end of violence from his father and brother at home. Coming-of-age drama, starring Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Meera Syal and Ben DanielsFilm/General Movie/Drama

03:15Paul Film Special[SUB REP]
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost discuss their roles in the sci-fi comedyFilm/Cinema

03:25Never Let Me Go Special[SUB REP]
Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield talk about their roles in the film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novelFilm/Cinema