Film Four & Film Four +1: 18-12-2012.

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11:00The Red Pony[SUB]A boy seeks solace from his feuding family through his friendship with his beloved pony, but when the animal dies his relationship with his father seems to be damaged irreparably. Drama based on a short story by John Steinbeck, starring Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy and Peter MilesFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:50The Tall Stranger[SUB]A Union soldier struggles to recover from a violent encounter with a gang of lawless cattle rustlers, but his recuperation is cut short as he works to ensure the safety of a group of Confederate homesteaders journeying north at the end of the Civil War. Western based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Michael Ansara and Michael PateFilm/Western

14:30The Last Command[SUB AD]Adventurer Jim Bowie returns to Texas during the 1830s and tries to quell the simmering antagonism between settlers and the Mexican government. However, as the Mexican army's aggression intensifies, he is forced to take up arms and fight in the historic battle at the Alamo. Western, starring Sterling Hayden, Arthur Hunnicutt, Anna Maria Alberghetti and Richard CarlsonFilm/Western

16:40The Madness of King George[SUB]British monarch George III's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, prompting fears that he is going insane. While physicians try to uncover the cause of his condition, the king's enemies in Parliament and the frustrated Prince of Wales conspire to have him declared insane and removed from the throne. Period drama based on Alan Bennett's play, starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren and Rupert EverettFilm/General Movie/Drama

18:55Never Been Kissed[SUB AD HD]A clumsy 25-year-old would-be reporter is given the chance to prove herself when she is sent on an assignment to get an inside take on high-school life. However, when she falls for an English teacher, she has trouble maintaining the facade of a calm and sophisticated young lady, as all the bad memories of her awkward younger days come flooding back. Romantic comedy, with Drew Barrymore, Michael Vartan and David ArquetteFilm/Comedy

21:00Walk The Line[SUB AD HD]Biopic of country singer Johnny Cash. Traumatised by the death of his brother as a child and scorned by his father, Cash leaves Arkansas to serve in the US Air Force in Germany, where he starts to write songs. Although reaching a high point in his career touring alongside Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he descends into drink and drug addiction, while fellow singer and future wife June Carter seems to be the only person standing between him and self-destruction. With Joaquin Phoenix and an Oscar-winning Reese WitherspoonFilm/General Movie/Drama

23:40Sliver[SUB HD]A book editor becomes a tenant in a technologically advanced New York apartment block and has an affair with the owner, unaware he is spying on all the residents with hidden cameras. She also discovers several women living in the building have been murdered and that the killer may be one of her neighbours. Erotic thriller, starring Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger and Martin LandauFilm/Detective/Thriller

01:50Better Things[SUB HD]The lives of the residents of a small British town, including a recently hospitalised woman trying to connect with her reclusive sister, a couple whose marriage is falling apart and a bereaved man turning to drugs to cope with his loss. Drama, starring Patricia Loveland, Rachel McIntyre and Liam McIlfatrickFilm/General Movie/Drama