Film Four & Film Four +1: 20-12-2012.

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Joyeux Noel[HD]Fact-based First World War drama recalling the legendary ceasefire of Christmas 1914. A German opera singer's rendition of Silent Night inspires soldiers from both sides to clamber out of their trenches for a brief respite from the hostilities, to sing carols and play football in No Man's Land. Starring Benno Furmann, Diane Kruger, Ian Richardson, Daniel Bruhl, Gary Lewis, Guillaume Canet and Dany Boon. In French, German, English and LatinFilm/War

13:15Town on Trial[SUB BW HD]A woman living in a quiet suburban town is found strangled to death. Scotland Yard sends an inspector to investigate the case, but he finds there are no shortage of locals with a motive for killing her, while his anger at the hypocritical attitudes he encounters threatens to distract him from the evidence. Murder mystery, starring John Mills, Charles Coburn, Derek Farr and Barbara BatesFilm/Mystery

15:10Storm Over the Nile[SUB]A British Army officer resigns his commission on the eve of a campaign in Sudan to be with his fiancee. His comrades accuse him of cowardice, and when he learns his girlfriend thinks the same, he becomes determined to salvage his reputation. Disguised as an Arab, he finally has the chance to redeem himself when his friends are captured in battle. Period adventure, with Laurence Harvey, Anthony Steel, Ronald Lewis and Mary UreFilm/Adventure

17:20The Hobbit Interview SpecialPeter Jackson discusses returning to the world of The Lord of the Rings for his new fantasy trilogyFilm/Cinema

17:25The Belles of St Trinian's[SUB BW]The mischievous schoolgirls hope to get rich quick by betting on a racehorse belonging to a wealthy classmate's father. However, they first have to foil a gang of thieves planning to steal the animal and outwit an undercover policewoman sent to infiltrate the school disguised as a teacher. Comedy, starring Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell and George ColeFilm/Comedy

19:15Jumper[SUB AD HD]A man discovers he has the ability to teleport, a talent he cleverly exploits to rob banks undetected while living a life of luxury all over the world. However, he soon learns he is not the only one with this power - and that a secret society of religious fanatics is determined to wipe out him and all of his kind. Fantasy thriller, with Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell and Samuel L JacksonFilm/Detective/Thriller/Fantasy

21:00The Waterboy[SUB AD HD]An American football team's waterboy puts up with constant ridicule from the players. But one day his anger gets the better of him and he demonstrates an unexpected talent for tackling - so the coach gives him a chance to prove his worth on the pitch. However, he has to keep his budding sporting career a secret from his overprotective mother. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Fairuza BalkFilm/Comedy

22:45Animal Kingdom[SUB HD]Premiere. A teenager goes to live with his grandmother after his mother's death from a drug overdose, only to find his new guardian is the head of a criminal gang. He must decide where his loyalties lie when his unstable uncle leads the family into increasingly violent actions, while a police detective tries to persuade him to turn informant. Crime thriller, with James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver and Ben MendelsohnFilm/Detective/Thriller

00:55Chopper[SUB]Fact-based Australian drama charting the rise and fall of notorious criminal Mark `Chopper' Read, based on events described in his best-selling autobiographical books, some of which he wrote while serving a jail sentence for murder. Starring Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Daniel Wyllie and Bill YoungFilm/General Movie/Drama

02:45A Letter to Elia[SUB HD REP]Martin Scorsese presents a tribute to Elia Kazan, director of On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire, and discusses the influence these films had on his own moviesDocumentary/Film/Cinema