Film Four & Film Four +1: 12-08-11

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Appointment in London[SUB BW]
Over the course of one month in 1943, an intense romantic rivalry develops between an overworked wing commander and an American officer - but the two try to put aside personal feelings for the sake of the war effort. Second World War drama, starring Dirk Bogarde, Bryan Forbes, Dinah Sheridan and William SylvesterFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:55Carry On Doctor[SUB AD]
A popular doctor is sacked after being caught in a compromising position, prompting the furious patients to stage a revolt against the luckless medic's strait-laced superiors. Meanwhile, the hospital head has his own problems after becoming the unlikely romantic target of a strict matron. Comedy, with Frankie Howerd, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hatty Jacques and Jim DaleFilm/Comedy

14:50Porco Rosso
A 1930s flying ace cursed with the head of a pig scrapes a living protecting ships in the Adriatic from airborne bandits. However, his daring deeds look set to come to an abrupt end when a deadly rival attempts to ground the plucky porker - permanently. Hayao Miyazaki's animated adventure, with the voices of Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes and Kimberly WilliamsFilm/Animated Movie/Drama

16:45Gallipoli[SUB HD]
Two patriotic Australians join the army to fight during the First World War. However, their youthful idealism is quickly eroded by the harsh reality of the conflict, and their friendship is tested to the very limits of endurance as they prepare for combat ahead of the pivotal battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. Drama, directed by Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr and David ArgueFilm/War

18:55Home Alone[SUB AD HD]
A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara and John CandyFilm/Comedy

20:55Simon Pegg on How To Lose Friends[SUB REP]
Simon Pegg and director Bob Weide discuss adapting How to Lose Friends & Alienate People to the screenFilm/Cinema

21:00How to Lose Friends & Alienate People[SUB AD HD]
A self-promoting writer is offered a position on the staff of a fashion magazine thanks to his irreverent views on the world of celebrity. However, he soon discovers his opinions render him incapable of relating to the superficial personalities he is expected to work with, not to mention his egotistical boss. Comedy based on Toby Young's memoirs, starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox and Gillian AndersonFilm/Comedy

23:10Running Scared[SUB HD]
A low-level Mafia member is determined to work his way up through the ranks of the crime world. However, his prospects are seriously damaged when he is told to dispose of a gun used in the fatal shooting of a corrupt police officer, only for the weapon to be stolen before he can get rid of it. Thriller, starring Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga and Chazz PalminteriFilm/Detective/Thriller

A blind samurai with a talent for massage pitches up at a village and gets embroiled in the feud between two clans, aiding the oppressed residents who hunger for retribution. Revenge thriller, directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano. With Michiyo Okusu and Tadanobu Asano. In JapaneseFilm/Detective/Thriller