Film Four & Film Four +1: 08-05-2013.

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11:00The History of Mr Polly[SUB BW]A daydreaming Victorian clerk comes into a large inheritance, which he invests in setting himself up as a gentlemen's outfitter. However, his lacklustre business and hasty marriage to a crabby harridan only bring unhappiness, so he begins to make desperate plans to escape. Period comedy based on HG Wells' novel, starring John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Sally Ann Howes and Finlay CurrieFilm/Comedy

12:55Sea of Sand[SUB AD BW]Allied troops fighting in North Africa in 1943 are redeployed as saboteurs behind enemy lines to blow up Rommel's desert fuel dumps. A clash of personalities between officers initially causes problems, but the men overcome their differences to work together. Second World War adventure, starring Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig and Vincent BallFilm/Adventure/War

14:50Oliver Twist[SUB AD BW HD]A runaway orphan becomes involved with a dangerous gang of backstreet thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly crook Fagin, and ends up in peril after a wealthy benefactor tries to save him from a life of crime. Drama, based on the Charles Dickens novel, starring Alec Guinness, Anthony Newley, John Howard Davies and Robert NewtonFilm/General Movie/Drama

17:10The Violent Men[SUB HD]A ruthless cattle baron sets out to create his own private empire, no matter what the cost. When he resorts to murder, he makes an enemy of a civil war veteran, while his lust for power drives his wife into the arms of his younger brother. Western, starring Edward G Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck and Glenn FordFilm/Western

19:00Home Alone[SUB AD HD]A boy has to fend for himself when he is accidentally left behind after his family jets off to Paris for Christmas. The youngster initially enjoys his freedom, but is soon forced to resort to ingenious booby traps to defend the family home from two dim-witted burglars. Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara and John CandyFilm/Comedy

21:00Red Cliff[HD]Two feudal warlords in third-century China are forced to unite when a vast invading army marches on their territories with the intention of bringing their lands under the domination of the Han Dynasty. However, a cunning strategist sees a weakness in the invading force and concocts a cunning plan to defeat them. John Woo's historical drama, with Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Takeshi Kaneshiro. In MandarinFilm/General Movie/Drama

23:50Another 48 Hrs[SUB HD]Tough cop Jack Cates sets out on the trail of a mysterious drug kingpin, but finds an unexpected lead when he learns his enemy has put a price on the head of wisecracking convict Reggie Hammond - forcing the pair to join forces once again. Comedy thriller sequel, starring Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe and Ed O'RossFilm/Detective/Thriller/Comedy

01:40VolverTwo sisters return to their home town and are astonished to discover the spirit of their dead mother is paying visits to their aunt. When the spirit returns with one of them to Madrid by stowing away in the boot of her car, long-buried secrets from the past begin to resurface. Pedro Almodovar's comedy drama, starring Penelope Cruz, Lola Duenas, Carmen Maura, Blanca Portillo and Yohana Cobo. In SpanishFilm/Comedy/General Movie/Drama