Film Four & Film Four +1: 03-07-2013.

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00The Virgin Queen[SUB HD]Sir Walter Raleigh forms a close relationship with Elizabeth I, hoping to gain her political support to further his ambition to head an expedition to America. However, his plans are compromised by his love for one of the monarch's ladies-in-waiting. Historical drama, starring Bette Davis, Richard Todd and Joan CollinsFilm/General Movie/Drama

12:50I Was Monty's Double[SUB BW]Fact-based drama about actor and army officer ME Clifton-James, whose remarkable resemblance to General Montgomery saw him selected for a special assignment during the Second World War. He was trained to imitate the general perfectly, and sent on a tour of North Africa to keep the real Montgomery's whereabouts unknown to the enemy. Clifton-James stars as both himself and Monty, alongside John Mills and Cecil ParkerFilm/War

14:55Blithe Spirit[SUB HD]A novelist is shocked to find the ghost of his first wife haunting him and his new spouse and sets out to find a way of getting rid of the annoying apparition. He employs the services of a clairvoyant in an attempt to drive the phantom away - but her methods seem doomed to failure. David Lean's adaptation of Noel Coward's supernatural comedy, starring Rex Harrison, Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford, with Coward himself providing the narrationFilm/Comedy

16:50Avalanche Express[SUB HD]A CIA agent uses a defecting Russian spy to lure a Soviet biological warfare scientist on board a train heading across Europe. His aim is to eliminate the expert and so remove the threat he poses to world peace. At the same time, Russian spy-catchers are also pursuing the defector, unaware all their lives are in danger as blizzards begin to blow in. Cold War thriller, with Robert Shaw, who died during production, Lee Marvin, Linda Evans and Maximilian SchellFilm/Detective/Thriller

18:35Beaches[SUB AD HD]Brash child performer CC and rich girl Hillary become unlikely friends when they first meet at 11 years old. Years later they are still close, but Hillary, who is now a successful lawyer, is stricken with a terminal illness. CC goes to visit her and together they reflect on the highs and lows of their long, volatile relationship. Drama, starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard and Mayim BialikFilm/General Movie/Drama

21:00Skyline[SUB HD]A couple visiting a friend in Los Angeles end up in the middle of an alien invasion. Lights shine from the sky, mesmerising anyone who looks at them and sucking them up into the spacecraft hovering overhead. The couple lead a group of survivors in search of a safe hiding place from the extraterrestrials. Sci-fi thriller, with Eric Balfour and Scottie ThompsonFilm/Science Fiction

22:50Down Terrace[SUB HD]Father and son gangsters Bill and Karl are released from prison. Convinced their incarceration was the result of someone in their organisation talking to the police, they try to find out who was responsible. However, Karl is left pondering the future when he learns he is going to be a father. Crime comedy, starring real-life father and son Robin and Robert Hill, with Julia Deakin and Kerry PeacockFilm/Comedy

00:45Ben Wheatley Interview SpecialThe director of Kill List and A Field in England discusses his film-making careerFilm/Cinema

00:55Life Is Sweet[SUB HD]A suburban chef makes an ill-advised attempt to launch his own fast food business, while his wife is drawn into a socially awkward friend's plans to open a bizarre restaurant. Their twin daughters lead very different lives, one optimistically dreaming of foreign travel, the other concealing an eating disorder. Mike Leigh's comedy drama, starring Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Claire Skinner and Stephen ReaFilm/Comedy