Film Four & Film Four +1 01-11-08.

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(last updated Sat 01 Nov 2008, 05:25 GMT)

1.00pm Explorers
1985 A young Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix head the cast of this underrated sci-fi adventure, in which three boys intercept a message from outer space. Discovering it contains instructions for creating their own spaceship, they set out to trace the signal to its source. But the aliens aren't quite what the young astronauts expected them to be. Co-starring Jason Presson, Dick Miller, James Cromwell and Robert Picardo in three different roles

3.10pm Fanny by Gaslight
1944 A deranged Victorian aristocrat manipulates the lives of those around him for personal gain, but sows the seeds of his own downfall by attempting to seduce a government minister's innocent daughter, who seems beset by ill fortune. Period drama, starring Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger and Wilfrid Lawson

5.20pm Night Train to Munich
1940 World War Two spy thriller, starring Rex Harrison as a British secret agent working undercover in Germany to rescue a Czech scientist and his daughter from the Nazis. With Margaret Lockwood and James Harcourt

7.10pm The Nutty Professor
1996 Eddie Murphy stars as an obese, terminally shy professor who stumbles on a potion which transforms him into a slim, loud-mouthed charmer. His new streamlined self immediately sets out to woo the woman of his dreams but soon starts riding roughshod over everything the reclusive boffin cares about. Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn and Larry Miller also star in this comedy based on the 1963 Jerry Lewis film

9.00pm East Is East
1999 Comedy drama following a Pakistani chip shop owner in Seventies Salford as he tries to keep his seven unruly children under control. Revelling in the pleasures of adolescence, the flares-wearing youngsters seem determined to ignore his moral advice but a shock is in store for two of his sons in the shape of arranged marriages. Starring Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry and Archie Panjabi

10.55pm From Dusk Till Dawn
1996 A trigger-happy crook and his ruthless brother take a preacher and his children hostage in a bid to get across the border into Mexico, and seek refuge in a bar filled with a host of dodgy characters. However, they soon realise it's inhabited by vampires only too keen to let them stay for a bite. Blood-soaked horror, co-written by and starring Quentin Tarantino, with George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Salma Hayek

1.00am 9th Company
2005 Fyodor Bondarchuk makes his directorial debut with this drama set in the 1980s, in which he also stars. The film explores the bonds that form between a group of newly recruited Soviet soldiers as they are sent off to fight in war-torn Afghanistan. With Aleksei Chadov, Mikhail Yevlanov and Ivan Kokorin

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