Film Four & Film Four +1: 09-12-11

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Yangtse Incident[SUB AD BW]
A British frigate is heavily shelled and taken captive by Chinese communists on the Yangtse River during the 1940s. After a failed rescue mission by a sister ship, the remaining crew puts into action a daring escape plan that involves disguising the vessel and slipping her moorings under the cover of darkness. Fact-based action adventure, starring Richard Todd, William Hartnell and Akim TamiroffFilm/Adventure/War

12:50Carry On Constable[SUB AD BW]
A flu epidemic leaves a police station short of staff, forcing a desperate inspector to send four bungling trainees on the beat. The inept would-be bobbies manage to increase the crime rate even before they have started work, and their long-suffering sergeant faces an uphill battle to whip them into shape. Comedy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey and Joan SimsFilm/Comedy

14:30The Cowboys[SUB HD]
An ageing rancher finds himself short-handed when his workers abandon him in the gold rush, and grudgingly hires a group of schoolboys to help him on a 400-mile cattle drive. Although at first out of their depth, the youngsters quickly learn to work like men - but face a dangerous challenge ahead as a gang of rustlers begins to stalk them. Western adventure, with John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne and Bruce DernFilm/Western/Adventure

17:00Little Manhattan[SUB HD]
An 11-year-old New York boy encounters a girl at his karate class, and falls head over heels in love. Over the summer, the determined youngster does all he can to grab her attention and win her love, but comes to realise affairs of the heart are seldom straightforward. Romantic drama, starring Josh Hutcherson and Charlie RayFilm/General Movie/Drama

A psychiatrist tries to deal with a patient's wild claims that he is a visitor from another planet on a research mission. However, the mystery man appears to have a bizarre effect on all those around him, prompting the doctor to suspect he might be telling the truth. Drama, with Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard and David Patrick KellyFilm/General Movie/Drama

21:00The Happening[SUB HD]
A series of baffling suicides in New York City is the first sign of an impending crisis that sweeps across America, as people are inexplicably driven insane until they take their own lives. A couple flee, hoping to find a safe place to hide, only to discover the shocking cause of the sinister phenomenon. M Night Shyamalan's horror, starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John LeguizamoFilm/Horror

22:45Street Kings[SUB HD]
A determined Los Angeles cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the men who killed his partner. Accused of having a hand in the murder, he finds fellow officers turning on him and begins to question where his loyalties lie. Crime drama, with a script by James Ellroy, starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Hugh LaurieFilm/Detective/Thriller

00:50Small Time[SUB]
A gang of inept small time crooks carries out a series of disastrous attempts to get rich. The leader of the group begins to worry he is losing the respect of his sidekicks, while one gang member risks losing his girlfriend for spending too much time on his life of crime. Comedy drama, directed by and starring Shane Meadows. With Mat Hand and Dena SmilesFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy

02:05The Football Factory[SUB]
Hard-drinking Tommy Johnson uses his love of football as an excuse for indulging in regular bouts of violence. However, the simmering conflict between fans of rival teams soon spirals out of control when Tommy is accused of raping the sister of a fellow hooligan. Drama based on John King's novel, starring Danny Dyer, Frank Harper and Neil MaskellFilm/General Movie/Drama