FilmFour & Film Four +1 26.04.08
13:00 The Million Pound Note (1953)
Charming satire based on a short story by Mark Twain in which penniless American Henry Adams is given a million pound note and instructed to live on it for a month without spending any of it. Attitudes towards him change overnight, but will he be any happier?
14:40 The Gentle Sex (1941)
Second World War documentary-style morale booster, directed by Leslie Howard, that emphasised the role of women on the home front by following the fortunes of seven very different females, who all join the A.T.S. on the same day. The story follows them through basic training to their eventual postings, when they are reunited at an anti-aircraft station.
16:25 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)
Disney-made adventure based closely on the original Jules Verne story of a 'sea monster' which causes chaos amongst 19th-century San Francisco mariners. When a government warship investigates, the 'monster' attacks, leaving just three survivors who are picked up by the creature - which turns out to be a submarine captained by a demented fanatic whose masterplan is to establish an undersea nation.
18:55 Happy Go Lucky Preview (Entertainment)
An exclusive extract from Mike Leigh's new film Happy-Go-Lucky, introduced by both the director and its star Sally Hawkins.
19:05 Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Classic piece of science-fiction cinema, combining ground-breaking special effects with a plot involving the near-assassination of a diplomat. In order to save the diplomat, a submarine is shrunk to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. They have just begun their voyage when it becomes clear there is a saboteur on board.
21:00 The Abyss (1989)
After Aliens, James Cameron took to the ocean's depths for this sci-fi thriller. Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio star as a Bud and Lindsey Brigman, a husband-and-wife team running the rescue rig that's trying to get to a nuclear submarine that's gone down on the lip of one of the deepest sea trenches. But when psychotic Navy SEAL commander Lt Hiram Coffey launches a nuclear warhead into the trench, they discover they are not alone...
23:45 Predator 2 (1990)
The predator is back, now hunting the streets of Los Angeles for his prey. This time the alien has decided to take the feuding drug-dealing gangsters who are threatening to overrun the city as trophies, but when he starts taking out the police as well, tough cop Danny Glover and partners Ruben Blades and Maria Conchita Alonso set on its trail. But they must also contend with special agent Gary Busey, who seems to know what happened to a mercenary patrol in the South American jungle...
01:50 R-Point (2004)
Korean director Gong Su-Chang's horror film is set in Vietnam, where South Korean troops are fighting in support of the Americans. The base camp starts receiving radio messages from a patrol that went missing six months previously. The commander leads a unit out to investigate, ending up at R-point, an un-named area that has only known war and is devoid of human presence. But where humanity has fled, others may have come to fill the void, as the soldiers soon find out...