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11:00Ride the High Country[SUB HD]
An ageing marshal hires his former partner to help him protect a shipment of gold bullion. However, as the two old friends cuss and quarrel over the course of their journey, the lawman comes to realise his buddy is struggling with the temptation to steal the valuable cargo. Sam Peckinpah's Western, with Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, James Drury and Edgar BuchananFilm/Western
12:50Ice 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
A mining engineer is released from prison after serving a sentence for a crime he did not commit. He now wants vengeance on the mining company responsible for his stint in jail and plans to rob its gold mine - but first he has to persuade his recently released cellmate to help. Western, starring the late Ernest Borgnine. With Alan Ladd, Kent Smith and Katy JuradoFilm/Western
17:05Very Important Person[BW]
A pompous Allied scientist ends up in a PoW camp after crash-landing during a reconnaissance mission over Germany. His uncompromising attitude and a series of misunderstandings initially earn him the enmity of his fellow inmates, but his popularity improves when he devises an audacious escape plan. Second World War comedy, with James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter, Leslie Phillips and the late Eric SykesFilm/Comedy
19:00Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer[SUB AD HD]
The super-powered team takes on a mysterious alien who has been sent by his planet-eating master to prepare Earth for obliteration. While the four heroes try to find a way to foil its plans, an old enemy returns intent on seizing the extraterrestrial's power. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, with the voice of Laurence FishburneFilm/Fantasy/Science Fiction/Adventure
A blind lawyer with radar-like sensory perception takes to the streets to battle the evil he cannot fight in the courts. But during his quest to bring down the elusive Kingpin, who controls the New York underworld, he is hunted by a crazed hitman and falls into a dangerous romance with a mysterious heiress. Comic-book adventure, with Ben Affleck, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jennifer Garner and Colin FarrellFilm/Adventure
A mild-mannered man starts working as an industrial spy in an attempt to liven up his life. He ends up embroiled in a dangerous game of counter-espionage and uncovers a sinister brainwashing scheme that leaves him questioning his own identity. Psychological thriller, starring Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu and Nigel BennettFilm/Detective/Thriller
American Nato troops in the last days of the Kosovo War are left stranded in a remote Romanian town through the petty bureaucracy of a corrupt stationmaster. Meanwhile, as diplomats try to break the deadlock, the townsfolk and local factory workers exploit the presence of the soldiers to protest against victimisation by their new capitalist bosses. Satirical comedy drama, with Armand Assante, Jamie Elman and Razvan Vasilescu. In Romanian, English, Spanish and ItalianFilm/Comedy/General Movie/Drama