Film Four & Film Four +1 18-04-08.

Astra 2D at 28.2E 10729 V SYM:22000 FEC 5/6

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1.00pm The Wicked Lady (PG)

1945 A 17th-century noblewoman tires of her humdrum life and decides to seek a little excitement turning to highway robbery and murder to spice up her life, as well as getting romantically involved with a caddish crook. Absolutely fabulous classic British costume drama, with Margaret Lockwood on brilliant form as the vampish villainess, and support from James Mason, Patricia Roc and Griffith Jones (888)

3.10pm The Awful Truth (U)

1937 Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are perfectly cast in this superb Oscar-winning screwball comedy as a bickering husband and wife. With each spouse convinced that the other has been unfaithful, the sniping couple decide to get divorced, but they both become intent on ruining each other's future plans. Ralph Belamy, Cecil Cunningham and Alexander D'Arcy also star

5.00pm A Ticket to Tomahawk (U)

1950 Likable comedy Western in which the daughter of a railway pioneer sets out to prove her trains can beat a rival's stagecoaches to the same destination. However, the competition soon gives way to dirty tricks and the locomotive passengers a travelling salesman and a chorus of showgirls soon get dragged into the conflict. Starring Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Arthur Hunnicutt and Walter Brennan. Watch out for a cameo from a very young Marilyn Monroe (888)

6.55pm Made in America (12)

1993 A school project leads a black woman to discover she's the product of artificial insemination. When she tracks down her real-life dad, she's horrified to find he's a brash, white, used-car salesman, notorious for his outrageous TV ads, and with little inclination to take on the responsibilities of parenthood. Fitfully funny romantic comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long and Will Smith

9.00pm Heartbreak Ridge (15)

1986 Clint Eastwood adopts a voice of pure granite and a manner to match as a hell-raising Marine sergeant assigned to whip a squad of raw recruits into shape for the invasion of Grenada but his old-fashioned, hard-as-nails methods meet with disapproval in certain quarters, and he's soon clashing with his superiors. Solid action adventure, which Eastwood also directed, co-starring Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn and Bo Svenson (888)

11.30pm Happy-Go-Lucky Preview A look at Mike Leigh's new comedy-drama, introduced by the director and star Sally Hawkins

11.40pm Career Girls (15)

1997 Two successful professional women are reunited for the first time since University, and recall the youthful insecurities and heady romantic trysts of their student days, tracing their development into self-assured adults. Fascinating Mike Leigh drama, starring Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Mark Benton, Kate Byers and Andy Serkis (888)

1.20am The Rules of Attraction (18)

2002 Black comedy adapted from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, chronicling the experiences of a group of college students as they immerse themselves in a heady combination of sex, drugs and confused relationships. Director Roger Avary (who co-wrote Pulp Fiction) injects the film with a hip and dark edge. James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel and Shannyn Sossamon star (888)