Film Four 28-08-08.

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

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1.00pm Where the Sidewalk Ends
1950 A violent New York cop beats a robbery suspect to death during a moment of madness and hastily tries to cover his tracks by framing a local mobster for the crime. Gritty thriller, starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill and Karl Malden, who would later take the lead in The Streets of San Francisco V series

2.45pm The Lady Vanishes
1979 A traveller befriends an elderly lady during a train journey, but she suddenly disappears, and he embarks on a search for her. However, the other passengers deny ever seeing the missing woman leading to suspicions that a conspiracy is afoot. Glossy remake of Hitchcock's classic 1938 mystery, starring Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe and Ian Carmichael

4.45pm Picnic at Hanging Rock
1975 Acclaimed director Peter Weir's beautiful and atmospheric period mystery about the disappearance of three schoolgirls and their teacher during a trip to the Australian landmark on Valentine's Day, 1900. One of the most memorably haunting films ever committed to celluloid. Starring Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse and Jacki Weaver, this beautiful tale is a must-see

6.55pm Gallipoli
1981 Patriotic Australians Mel Gibson and Mark Lee join the Anzac Army to fight during World War One, but soon find their youthful idealism eroded by the harsh reality of the conflict. Peter Weir's harrowing drama which patiently explores the soldier's lives before they head off to the Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey, creating a powerful anti-war message and exploring the nature of friendship. Bill Kerr, Robert Grubb and David Argue co-star

9.00pm The Wedding Date
2005 A single woman is horrified by the thought of attending her sister's wedding alone, a task made all the more daunting by the presence of her ex. Taking the bull by the horns, she hires a gigolo for the occasion but her decision has unexpected results. Romantic comedy, starring Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Parish

10.35pm Sherrybaby
2006 Drama, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Sherry, a former drug addict recently released after three years in prison, who is determined to rebuild her relationship with the daughter who had only just been born when she started her sentence. However, staying on the straight and narrow proves harder than expected, and her protective sister-in-law starts to believe the child would be better off without her mother. Also starring Giancarlo Esposito and Danny Trejo

12.20am Onegin
1999 Drama set in St Petersburg in Tsarist Russia, about a dashing aristocrat who encounters a besotted woman, and initially snubs her advances, only to have a change of heart some years later. Directed by Martha Fiennes, this adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's classic story stars her brother Ralph alongside Liv Tyler, Lena Headey and Toby Stephens

2.20am Highly Dangerous
1950 An entomologist is recruited by British intelligence for an undercover mission behind the Iron Curtain. A plan is underway to use insects in biological warfare, and the scientist must obtain specimens of the bugs with a little help from a tough American reporter. Engaging comedy thriller, starring Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring and Wilfrid Hyde White