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11:00Ice Cold in Alex[SUB AD BW]
The crew and passengers of an ambulance become stranded in the Libyan desert and face a perilous journey back to civilisation. Leading the trek is an alcoholic Army captain, who vows to remain sober until he has completed the task - but his resolve is threatened by a stranger they rescue who is secretly an enemy spy. Second World War drama, with John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle and Harry AndrewsFilm/Adventure/War

13:35Deck the Halls[SUB HD]
A man's proud status as the neighbourhood's king of Christmas comes under threat when a newcomer broadcasts his intention to decorate his house with so many lights that they will be visible from space. Heading for all-out war, the pair resort to increasingly desperate measures to outdo each other. Comedy, starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis and Kristin ChenowethFilm/Comedy

15:20The Ladykillers[SUB HD]
A criminal mastermind and his gang come up with a cunning scheme to steal a fortune, but their plan is threatened by the unsuspecting elderly landlady of the boarding house they rent rooms from. They decide to dispose of her, which proves easier said than done. Classic Ealing comedy, with Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Katie Johnson, Cecil Parker, Danny Green and Jack WarnerFilm/Comedy

17:05Elf[SUB AD HD]
A child is taken in by kind-hearted Santa and raised as an elf - so it comes as a shock when he discovers years later that he is in fact human. Deciding to get back to his roots, he heads off for New York in search of his long-lost family, but is ill-prepared for the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Fantasy comedy, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel and Edward AsnerFilm/Comedy/Fantasy

19:00Edward Scissorhands[SUB HD]
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his creation with scissor-like blades instead of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood - but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton's fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent PriceFilm/Fantasy

21:00An Officer And A Gentleman[SUB HD]
A Navy recruit undergoing officer training has an uneasy romance with a factory worker. He also attracts the attention of a tough, uncompromising sergeant, who sees his potential and is determined to push him to the limit. Romantic drama, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr, Robert Loggia, David Keith and David CarusoFilm/General Movie/Drama

23:20French Connection II[SUB AD HD]
Hard-nosed New York narcotics cop Popeye Doyle pursues a drug dealer to his lair in Marseilles. However, he soon lives to regret his decision when he is captured by the criminal and subjected to a cruel revenge by being forcibly addicted to heroin. John Frankenheimer's thriller sequel, starring Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Jean-Pierre Castaldi and Charles MillotFilm/Detective/Thriller

01:40Control[SUB BW HD]
Biopic of Ian Curtis, the troubled lead singer of Joy Division, who took his own life at the age of 23. The band rise to success in the post-punk era of the late 1970s, but Curtis struggles with the pressures of fame, a failing marriage, uncontrollable epilepsy and an affair with a Belgian journalist. Based on the book Touching from a Distance by Curtis' wife Deborah, and starring Sam Riley and Samantha MortonFilm/General Movie/Drama