Film Four & Film Four +1: 11-01-2012.

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex[SUB]
A middle-aged Queen Elizabeth I is tempted to marry her long-term favourite, the Earl of Essex. However, during the course of their tempestuous relationship, the queen comes to realise his warlike nature and lust for royal power are a threat to the safety of the nation, driving her to drastic measures. Historical drama, with Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Vincent PriceFilm/General Movie/Drama

The captain of an American destroyer in the South Atlantic is still recovering from the sinking of his previous vessel. He tries to outwit a cunning German U-boat commander, but comes to respect the courage of his enemy. However, his crew fears he is not up to the challenge of defeating his opponent. Second World War thriller, starring Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens, Theodore Bikel and David HedisonFilm/War

15:00Kiss Them for Me[SUB HD]
Three Navy pilots are given four days' leave during the Second World War so they can take part in a promotional event. However, the lucky trio prefer spending their free time throwing a party - and when one of them falls for a businessman's fiancee, he questions whether he even wants to return to duty. Comedy, starring Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Lief Erickson and Suzy ParkerFilm/Comedy

17:05Doctor 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
19:10Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd[SUB HD]
The half-witted duo meet for the first time as teenagers and band together to face the perils of high school - and prove they are intelligent enough to leave remedial classes behind. Comedy prequel, starring Eric Christian Olsen, Derek Richardson, Rachel Nichols, Eugene Levy and Mimi RogersFilm/Comedy

20:50Shame Interview Special
Actors Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan and director Steve McQueen discuss working on the new film about sex addictionFilm/Cinema

21:00I, Robot[SUB AD HD]
The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist's mechanical creations is responsible - but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, inspired by the Isaac Asimov stories, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan TudykFilm/Science Fiction/Detective/Thriller

23:15Buffalo Soldiers[SUB]
American soldier Ray Elwood leads a comfortable life in Cold War Germany, selling everything from cleaning products to heroin on the black market, with his weak-willed commanding officer blissfully unaware. However, everything changes when a tough new sergeant arrives determined to clean up the base, while a profitable arms deal and the new arrival's teenage daughter only complicate matters further. Black comedy drama, with Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Anna Paquin and Scott GlennFilm/General Movie/Drama

01:10How to Get Ahead in Advertising[SUB]
An advertising executive is driven to the brink of a nervous breakdown by his inability to come up with a slogan for his latest client. Disillusioned with consumerism, he resolves to give up his career, when a boil on his neck starts growing into a second head, which is determined to take over his body and return him to the money-grabbing worldview he is desperate to escape. Satirical comedy, with Richard E Grant, Rachel Ward and Richard WilsonFilm/Comedy