Film Four 04-09-08.

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

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1.00pm The Silver Fleet
1943 The chief of a Dutch shipyard finds himself shunned by his neighbours and loved ones for helping the Nazis create a new kind of submarine. Little do they suspect he's come up with a plan to destroy his latest creation as well as those who ordered him to build it. Excellent World War Two melodrama, starring Ralph Richardson, Esmond Knight, Googie Withers and Frederick Burtwell

2.45pm Good Morning, Miss Dove
1955 An ailing former schoolteacher remembers the many pupils who passed through her classroom over the years. The now grown up and successful students include a playwright, a policeman and the very doctor who is to perform an operation on the old lady. Sentimental drama, starring Robert Stack, Jennifer Jones, Robert Douglas and Kipp Hamilton

4.50pm This Happy Breed
1944 Stunning drama chronicling the domestic life of a working-class London family between the wars, providing a fascinating insight into the realities of the era. Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway and John Mills are among the cast. Scripted by Noel Coward, based on his popular play of the same name, and directed by David Lean

7.00pm Blast from the Past
1999 In the early Sixties, a paranoid scientist takes his wife into an underground bomb shelter, believing the world to have been destroyed in a nuclear war. Thirty-five years later, the couple's son, who was born and raised in the shelter, is sent out in search of supplies, and is stunned to find the world is still standing but nothing like the way his parents described it. Quirky romantic comedy, starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek

Good Will Hunting
1997 A troubled mathematical genius refuses to make use of his gifts to improve his life, preferring to work as a janitor than turn his back on his neighbourhood and best friend. He forms a tempestuous friendship with a psychologist, who helps him come to terms with his mental talents and his past traumas. Uplifting drama, starring and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who won Oscars for their screenplay. With Robin Williams and Minnie Driver

11.25pm Running Scared
2006 Paul Walker stars as a low-level Mafia member who is determined to work his way up through the ranks of the crime world. However, his prospects take a dive when he is asked to dispose of a gun used in a shoot-out, only for the weapon to be stolen before he can do so. Gritty and violent thriller, with Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga and Chazz Palminteri

1.50am The Accused
1988 Down-at-heel waitress Jodie Foster vows to bring to justice the gang who raped her in a small-town bar but gets a shock when district attorney Kelly McGillis reveals that chances of a prosecution are so slender, they should reduce the charges. Determined not to be beaten, she manages to persuade the legal eagle that those responsible must be made to pay. Powerful drama, featuring Foster in incomparable, Oscar-winning form, alongside Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi and Woody Brown

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