Film Four & Film Four +1 19-04-08.

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

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Witness for the Prosecution (PG)
1957 An invalid lawyer defies doctor's orders to defend a man accused of murdering his mistress, but it becomes clear the case is far from straightforward, and a series of twists and turns looks set to raise the legal expert's blood pressure. Billy Wilder's outstanding adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic courtroom drama, boasting an all-star cast including Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Elsa Lanchester (888)

3.15pm The Last Wagon (PG)

1956 The late Richard Widmark is on fantastic form as a renegade who ends up taking care of a group of youngsters who survived an attack by hostile Indians while travelling in a wagon train. Remarkable Western, directed by the underrated Delmer Daves, and co-starring Felicia Farr and Ray Stricklyn (888)

5.10pm The Man with One Red Shoe (PG)

1985 A high-ranking member of the CIA tries to bring down a rival by convincing him that innocent violinist Tom Hanks is carrying vital top-secret information. As the hapless musician is seduced by a female agent attempting to find out what he knows, his friend starts to question his sanity in the face of strange goings-on. Misfiring comedy thriller, with Lori Singer, Carrie Fisher and James Belushi (888)

7.00pm The Return of the Musketeers (PG)

1989 D'Artagnan reunites his former companions to save the Queen from the evil Cardinal Mazarin, but the latter's cunning plan pits the heroes against each other. Meanwhile, the daughter of a vanquished enemy seeks revenge on the four heroes. Lively swashbuckling adventure which just about lives up to the standards set by the first two movies. Oliver Reed, Michael York, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain reprise their roles as the swashbuckling rogues alongside Kim Cattrall and C Thomas Howell. Comedy actor Roy Kinnear died part-way through the filming, and a stand-in was used in some of his scenes (888)

9.00pm Million Dollar Baby (12)

2004 Clint Eastwood directed and starred in this moving drama, which landed him a clutch of Oscar triumphs. He plays a down-on-his-luck boxing trainer abandoned by both his protege and his daughter. When a tenacious woman (Hilary Swank) from a dysfunctional family asks him to help hone her technique, he's initially dubious. However, she finally manages to win him round, and the pair soon form a strong and productive bond. With Morgan Freeman and Anthony Mackie (888)

11.30pm Taxidermia (18)

2006 Premiere. Dark comedy telling the twisted tales of three generations of a family. The film begins with the story of a military orderly relieving his sexual frustration in increasingly bizarre ways, before turning to his son, a champion in eating competitions who finds love with a fellow glutton. The film concludes with his offspring, a taxidermist who practises on the family pets. Starring Gergo Trocsanyi, Marc Bischoff and Csaba Czene

1.15am The Crow: Wicked Prayer (18)

2005 The fourth installment of the supernatural thriller series stars Edward Furlong as the latest incarnation of the undead avenger, an ex-convict murdered along with his girlfriend by a satanic cult leader as part of a ritual sacrifice. Returning from the dead to seek justice, he finds his killer is on the verge of becoming an immortal demon. With David Boreanaz, Dennis Hopper and Tara Reid