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Elderly Alexandra Nikolaevna visits her grandson, a conscript based in a camp outside Grozny, and is appalled by the conditions the soldiers have to endure. She finds it difficult to come to terms with the realities of military life and, after an illuminating encounter with a kindly local, she begins to question the justification for the hostilities. Drama set during the Chechen conflict, with Galina Vishnevskaya, Vasily Shevtsov and Raisa Gichaeva. In Russian and ChechenFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:50Waterloo Road[SUB BW]
A soldier serving in the Second World War discovers his wife has betrayed him by having an affair with a petty crook, so he resolves to settle matters and deserts from the army. He returns to a Blitz-ravaged London to confront his rival, but his quest for retribution is interrupted by an air raid. Drama, starring John Mills, Joy Shelton, Alastair Sim and Stewart GrangerFilm/General Movie/Drama

14:20Carry On up the Khyber[SUB AD]
British forces in colonial India find themselves in deep trouble when a manic local ruler discovers the soldiers' fearsome reputation is thoroughly undeserved - prompting open rebellion. Comedy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw and Terry ScottFilm/Comedy

16:10Only Yesterday
A bored and frustrated woman grows weary of her humdrum life, and decides to take a break from her city job. She heads for her sister-in-law's farm and discovers deep in the countryside that her childhood memories are unfolding. Animated drama, directed by Isao Takahata, with the voices of Miki Imai and Toshiro Yanagiba. In JapaneseFilm/Animated Movie/Drama

18:30The Day After Tomorrow[SUB AD HD]
A climatologist warns global warming will soon result in destructive freak weather conditions, or even another ice age. He thinks the world still has time to prepare for the worst, but the crisis happens almost immediately - and as storms, earthquakes and hurricanes strike in terrifying fashion, he races across America to rescue his son from a frozen New York. Disaster thriller, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis QuaidFilm/Detective/Thriller

21:00X-Men Origins: Wolverine[SUB AD HD]
Years before he joined the superhero team, mutant hero Logan is a member of a top secret military unit, but quits because he cannot justify his squad's brutal methods. However, when the woman he loves is murdered by his psychotic brother, Logan returns to his old enemies for help in seeking revenge - and is offered the chance to become indestructible. Superhero adventure prequel, starring Hugh Jackman and Liev SchreiberFilm/Adventure

23:05Street 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

01:10The Line[SUB HD]
Premiere. The head of a drugs cartel makes himself a lot of enemies when he begins dealing in heroin from Afghanistan. Several hitmen have soon been hired to kill him, but he manages to avoid them all. Only one tracks him to his new lair in Tijuana, but is distracted from his assignment by his relationship with a troubled single mother. Crime thriller, with Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia and Valerie CruzFilm/Detective/Thriller