Film Four & Film Four +1: 28-12-11

Astra 2D at 28.2E 10729 V SYM:22000 FEC 5/6

Film Four SID8335 VPID2312 APID2313 Eng


FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Horton Hears a Who![SUB HD]

In the jungle of Nool, a kindly elephant hears a cry of help coming from a speck of dust and discovers the minuscule city of Whoville. As he tries to help its citizens, people around him begin to question his sanity, and the evil Kangaroo incites the animals to turn against the do-gooder. Animated adaptation of Dr Seuss's comic tale, with the voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen and Will ArnettFilm/Animated Movie/Drama
12:40Charlotte's Web[SUB HD]

Youngster Fern tries to persuade her father to keep the runt of a litter when a sow gives birth to piglets on the family farm. While the little pig still looks destined for the chop, clever spider Charlotte hatches a plan to use her web-spinning talents to save him. Family drama, starring Dakota Fanning and featuring the voices of Julia Roberts, Dominic Scott Kay, Steve Buscemi and John CleeseFilm/General Movie/Drama
14:30The Quiet Man[SUB]

An American prizefighter retires after killing an opponent in the ring, and returns to his Irish roots in a village in Galway, where he falls for a local woman. Unfortunately, their romance is hampered by a conflict with her brother over a property matter. John Ford's Oscar-winning romantic comedy drama, starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald and Ward BondFilm/Comedy
17:05The Spiderwick Chronicles[SUB AD HD]

Life for identical twins Jared and Simon and their sister Mallory begins afresh when their mother inherits a spooky mansion. But after moving in, strange things begin to happen, and as the youngsters investigate, they discover a book that opens up a mysterious world of amazing supernatural creatures. Fantasy adventure, starring Freddie Highmore in a dual role alongside Sarah Bolger and Nick NolteFilm/Fantasy/Adventure
18:55Scrooged[SUB AD HD]

A heartless TV executive is cruel to his employees and just sees the festive season as an opportunity to make money. However, on Christmas Eve, three ghosts arrive in the night and challenge him to change his cynical ways by showing him his past, present and future. Comedy based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, David Johansen and Carol KaneFilm/Comedy
21:00Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street[SUB AD HD]

A Victorian barber returns to London after imprisonment in Australia and seeks revenge on the man who parted him from his wife and daughter. But his lust for vengeance turns into a hatred of all humanity, leading to the indiscriminate slaughter of his customers - while his pie-maker accomplice comes up with a gruesome way to dispose of the bodies. Tim Burton's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical horror, with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Timothy SpallFilm/Musical/Horror
23:15Ip Man[HD]

An unassuming man with a talent for martial arts living in 1930s China loses everything when the Japanese invade. As he struggles to support his family, he witnesses brutal fighting tournaments organised by the occupying military, and makes an impression by defeating 10 opponents at once. His accomplishments lead to conflict with a Japanese colonel, who wants him to train his men. Fact-based drama, starring Donnie Yen and Simon Yam. In Cantonese, Mandarin and JapaneseFilm/General Movie/Drama

01:20Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation![SUB HD]

Mark Hartley's documentary explores a little-known period in Australian cinematic history, often overlooked in the cannon of `important works'. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, innovative film-makers took advantage of relaxed censorship laws and pushed the boundaries of taste and decency to produce features including Snapshot and The Man from Hong Kong, which laid the foundations for future successes including Wolf Creek and Long WeekendFilm/Documentary