Film Four & Film Four +1: 23-06-11

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Tales From Earthsea
A wizard sets out to find the cause of a series of disturbing, unexplained events that have devastated the kingdom. During his travels he meets a teenage boy who is haunted by visions, which the wizard believes are linked to the growing crisis, and also discovers an old enemy has returned to take revenge. Animated fantasy, based on Ursula K Le Guin's series of novels, with the voices of Junichi Okada and Aoi Teshima. In JapaneseFilm/Animated Movie/Drama/Fantasy

13:15The Password Is Courage[SUB BW]
Fact-based Second World War comedy drama about a British sergeant-major who made a series of daring attempts to escape from a notorious German prison camp. Starring Dirk Bogarde, Maria Perschy, Alfred Lynch and Reginald BeckwithFilm/Comedy/War

15:30Out of the Blue[SUB BW]
A timid married man finds one of his neighbours the worse for drink, and when she passes out in his home, he mistakenly assumes she is dead. When he is seen getting rid of the `body', he ends up on the receiving end of a blackmail plot by another neighbour he has an ongoing feud with. Comedy, starring George Brent and Virginia MayoFilm/Comedy

17:15To Catch a Thief[SUB AD HD]
A retired cat burglar becomes the prime suspect for a series of robberies carried out in his own distinctive style, and sets out to clear his name by catching the copycat crook responsible. His quest takes him to the Cote d'Azur, where he encounters the demure daughter of a wealthy holiday-maker, and before long the two are drawn together. Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning romantic mystery, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Jessie Royce LandisFilm/Mystery

19:20Buffy the Vampire Slayer[SUB HD]
A high-school student is chosen to rid the world of an evil blood-sucking menace, drawing on skills inherited from a long line of ancestors who were hunters of the undead. Comedy horror that spawned the TV series, starring Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer, Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry and Paul ReubensFilm/Comedy/Horror

21:00Under Siege[HD]
Terrorists infiltrate a US battleship in a carefully orchestrated move to steal its arsenal of nuclear weapons, unaware the ship's resourceful cook - a veteran US Navy Seal - and a scantily clad stripper are about to foil their plans. Action adventure, starring Steven Seagal, Erika Eleniak, Gary Busey and Tommy Lee JonesFilm/Adventure

23:05Kinsey[SUB HD]
Fact-based drama exploring the life and work of biologist Alfred Kinsey, who set out to study sexual practices in America. Concerned by the lack of scientific data available on the subject, he conducts a comprehensive series of interviews to document the full gamut of human sexuality - but is not prepared for the public outrage that greets his research. Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell and Peter SarsgaardFilm/General Movie/Drama

01:20Quills[SUB HD]
The notorious Marquis de Sade is confined to an asylum during the reign of Napoleon, but continues to write and distribute his sexually provocative fiction with the aid of a laundry girl. When a particularly scandalous piece reaches an outraged Napoleon, a puritanical doctor is placed in charge of the hospital and a battle of wills commences. Period drama, starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Michael Caine, Joaquin Phoenix and Billie WhitelawFilm/General Movie/Drama