Film Four & Film Four +1 28-04-08.

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

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1.00pm Angels Over Broadway (U)

1940 A man caught embezzling from his boss considers suicide. But help is at hand from three unlikely sources a petty con man who tries to lure him into a poker game, a beautiful woman the hustler enlists to persuade him, and a penniless playwright who finds his suicide note and sees a chance to make it rich. Melodrama, starring Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, John Qualen, Rita Hayworth and Thomas Mitchell

2.30pm A Town Like Alice (PG)

1956 Jack Lee's harrowing drama is never easy viewing, but it's certainly worth the effort. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute, it explores the harsh realities of life for women prisoners of the Japanese in Malaya during World War Two, as they are forced to march for days on end, while being subjected to random beatings and torture. Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Takagi and Jean Anderson are among the top-drawer cast (888)

4.55pm 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 Western adventure, starring Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal and Arthur Hunnicutt (888)

6.55pm Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (PG)

2004 Giant flying robots attack New York and only the heroic Sky Captain and a tenacious reporter seem able to save the day. Gleefully old-fashioned sci-fi adventure, notable for the use of computer-generated backgrounds and real actors, which gives it a unique feel. Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie head the cast, which also includes appearances by a digitally recreated Laurence Olivier

9.00pm I, Robot (12)

2004 Troubled cop Will Smith investigates the apparent suicide of the scientist responsible for designing some of the first truly intelligent robots, and becomes sure that one of the mechanical creations is behind the death. But he faces a hard time convincing anyone else, since robots are programmed to be unable to harm humans. Sci-fi thriller, very loosely adapted from the short stories by Isaac Asimov. Co-starring Bridget Moynahan and Bruce Greenwood (888)

11.05pm The Fly (18)

1986 David Cronenberg's gruesomely graphic remake of the Fifties horror classic, starring Jeff Goldblum as a scientist whose experiments with matter transportation lead to tragedy. With Geena Davis, John Getz and Joy Boushel (888)

12.50am The Fly (PG)

1958 A scientist's botched teleportation experiment results in his atoms getting mixed up with those of a bluebottle, with terrifying consequences. Vintage horror, starring David Hedison, Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall. It was remade as a gruesome Eighties blockbuster with Jeff Goldblum