Film Four & Film Four +1 22-04-08.

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

Film Four SID8335 VPID2312 APID2313 Eng

Film Four +1 SID8330 VPID2332 APID2333 Eng


1.00pm Whirlpool (PG)

1949 A woman falls under the spell of a murderous hypnotist who's managed to charm his way out of a secure psychiatric hospital. Glossy melodrama, starring Gene Tierney, Jose Ferrer, Richard Conte and Charles Bickford (888)

3.00pm Distant Drums (U)

1951 An Army officer mounts a daring raid through the treacherous Florida swamplands to battle a group of marauding Seminole Indians, and to rescue settlers who have been taken hostage by the tribe. Raoul Walsh's undistinguished Western adventure is held together by Gary Cooper's powerful performance. Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal and Arthur Hunnicutt are among the supporting cast (888)

5.00pm The Day Will Dawn (U)

1942 Thrilling World War Two adventure about a journalist who's sent to occupied Norway by the British authorities. He's assigned to help the RAF sabotage an important German U-boat installation, and enlists the help of a local girl to aid his endeavour. However, the plan goes awry, leaving him in the hands of the enemy and sentenced to be shot. Hugh Williams, Griffiths Jones, Deborah Kerr and Ralph Richardson head the top-drawer cast (888)

6.55pm Happy-Go-Lucky Preview A look at Mike Leigh's new comedy-drama, introduced by the director and star Sally Hawkins

7.05pm Fantastic Voyage (U)

1966 A respected scientist suffers severe brain damage during a shooting, forcing a medical team to be miniaturised to microscopic size and injected inside his body to effect a miracle cure little realising one of the minuscule passengers has sabotage on his mind. Richard Fleischer's Oscar-winning sci-fi adventure is great fun, with Raquel Welch, Stephen Boyd and Donald Pleasence heading the cast (888)

9.00pm The Fifth Element (PG)

1997 A 23rd-century New York cab driver's life is turned upside down by an attractive woman who quite literally drops into his taxi. The encounter with the mysterious beauty leads to him being flung into battle against a horde of marauding aliens at an intergalactic holiday resort. Luc Besson's colourful sci-fi adventure stars Bruce Willis in the lead role, alongside Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm and Chris Tucker (888)

11.25pm Cypher (15)

2002 A mild-mannered man starts working as an industrial spy in an attempt to liven up his life. However, when he meets a sexy femme fatale, he ends up embroiled in a dangerous game of counter-espionage and uncovers a sinister brainwashing scheme that leaves him questioning his own identity. Intriguing psychological thriller, starring Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu and Nigel Bennett (888)

1.10am Series 7: The Contenders (18)

2001 Six strangers compete in the ultimate reality TV show, the object of which is simply to stay alive and wipe out the opposition by whatever means necessary. It soon becomes clear that the heavily pregnant reigning champion faces a tough time if she's to retain her title. Violent satire, starring Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke and Glenn Fitzgerald (888)