Film Four & Film Four +1: 08-01-2012.

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Doctor in Distress[SUB]
Amorous medic Simon Sparrow tries to sort out the romantic problems in his life - but has the added complication of playing Cupid for his pompous boss Sir Lancelot Spratt. Hospital comedy, with Dirk Bogarde making his last appearance in the role alongside James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray, Donald Houston and Mylene DemongeotFilm/Comedy

13:00The Golden Compass[SUB AD HD]
Orphan Lyra Belacqua lives in a parallel universe populated by magical and menacing characters. When her best friend becomes the latest in a long line of children to mysteriously vanish, she embarks on a perilous mission to uncover the dark secret behind their disappearance. Fantasy adventure based on Philip Pullman's novel Northern Lights, starring Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Eva Green. Featuring the voices of Ian McKellen, Kristin Scott Thomas and Kathy BatesFilm/Fantasy

15:15Avalanche Express[SUB HD]
A CIA agent uses a defecting Russian spy to lure a Soviet biological warfare scientist on board a train heading across Europe. His aim is to eliminate the expert and so remove the threat he poses to world peace. At the same time, Russian spy-catchers are also pursuing the defector, unaware all their lives are in danger as blizzards begin to blow in. Cold War thriller, with Robert Shaw, who died during production, Lee Marvin, Linda Evans and Maximilian SchellFilm/Detective/Thriller

17:00King Solomon's Mines[SUB]
A soldier of fortune agrees to help an Irish woman find her missing husband, who has gone missing on an expedition to find the long-lost diamond mines in Africa. Together they journey into the uncharted heart of the vast continent, encountering danger from tribal unrest along the way - and a blossoming romance. Adventure based on H Rider Haggard's novel, with Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas and Lowell GilmoreFilm/Adventure

19:05Turner & Hooch[SUB HD]
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help solve him the case - the large smelly dog that belonged to the victim, and which is about to turn the detective's well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T NelsonFilm/Comedy

21:00Along Came a Spider[SUB AD HD]
A police forensic psychologist searches for the daughter of a senator, who has been kidnapped from her expensive private school by a media-obsessed teacher, sparking a desperate race to hunt down her psychotic and devilishly intelligent captor before it is too late. Thriller prequel to Kiss the Girls, starring Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Dylan Baker and Penelope Ann MillerFilm/Detective/Thriller

23:05The 51st State
An American drug dealer decides to retire from a life of crime and plans to raise the necessary funds through one final sale in Liverpool. There he has to contend with a hitman in the employ of his old boss, crooked cops and a neo-Nazi gang. Action comedy, starring Samuel L Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Ricky Tomlinson, Sean Pertwee and Rhys IfansFilm/Detective/Thriller/Comedy

00:50The Safety Of Objects
The lives of four families interweave in a tale set in American suburbia. A mother dotes on her comatose son while distancing herself from her family, a workaholic lawyer neglects his wife and his son develops an unhealthy romantic obsession with his sister's doll, a woman struggles through a messy divorce, and a bored housewife in a humdrum marriage yearns for excitement. Drama, with Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, Patricia Clarkson and Jessica CampbellFilm/General Movie/Drama