Film Four & Film Four +1: 29-12-11

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Battleship Potemkin[SUB BW]

The crew members of a docked Russian battleship rebel against the cruel treatment by their officers. While their mutiny is successful their leader is killed, becoming a hero to the people of the coastal town and inspiring them to launch an uprising of their own. Sergei Eisenstein's silent drama, based on the events of the 1905 mutiny at Odessa, starring Grigori Alexandrov and Aleksandr AntonovFilm/General Movie/Drama
12:30Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs[SUB HD]

Sid the sloth discovers three eggs - but when they hatch into dinosaurs, he struggles to keep them under control. The creatures' mother comes looking for her offspring and takes them and Sid to an underground world where the giant reptiles never became extinct. Sid's friends, aided by a crazed one-eyed weasel, head for this strange new land to rescue him. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Ray Romano and Simon PeggFilm/Animated Movie/Drama
14:20Darby's Rangers[SUB BW]

A seasoned combat hero puts together and trains an elite team of American commandos for special action behind enemy lines in Italy and North Africa. Second World War adventure based on James J Altieri's autobiographical book The Spearheaders, starring James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden and Edd ByrnesFilm/Adventure/War
16:40Time Bandits[SUB HD]

A bemused schoolboy is escorted on a bizarre journey through time by a group of larcenous dwarfs. His adventures lead him to encounters with various characters from history - but none of them are quite what he had imagined. Terry Gilliam's fantasy comedy, starring Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson and David WarnerFilm/Fantasy/Comedy
18:55St Trinian's[SUB HD]

An anarchic girls' boarding school is threatened with closure, owing to financial difficulties and a strict education minister determined to clean up its bad reputation. The pupils realise their hapless teachers are unable to deal with the crisis, so plan to save the day by dabbling in art theft. Comedy, starring Rupert Everett in a dual role alongside Colin Firth, Russell Brand and Gemma ArtertonFilm/Comedy
20:50The Iron Lady Interview Special

Meryl Streep discusses her latest film, in which she plays Margaret ThatcherFilm/Cinema
21:00Die Hard 2[SUB AD HD]

Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William AthertonFilm/Detective/Thriller
23:20The French Connection[SUB AD HD]

Two tough New York cops use unorthodox methods to try to break an international drugs ring. When their information leads them to place a candy store under surveillance, they discover the owners are the American agents for a French drugs kingpin planning to ship millions of dollars worth of heroin into the US. Oscar-winning thriller, starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey and Tony Lo BiancoFilm/Detective/Thriller

01:35The Conversation[SUB HD]

An obsessive surveillance expert makes the unprofessional mistake of getting personally involved in a dangerous case. Francis Ford Coppola's thriller, starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Allen Garfield and Harrison FordFilm/Detective/Thriller