Film Four & Film Four +1 30-11-08.

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(last updated Sun 30 Nov 2008, 05:25 GMT)

1.00pm Carpool
1996 A stressed-out executive takes over the job of ferrying children to school. However, his already chaotic life takes a turn for the worse when he and the kids are held hostage by a down-on-his-luck carnival owner. Hilarity ensues as the youngsters throw themselves into their adventure with gusto, while their chauffeur enjoys the experience much less. Comedy, starring Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman and Rod Steiger

2.50pm The Emperor's New Clothes
2001 Witty, offbeat historical comedy drama, starring Ian Holm as Napoleon, who hatches a cunning plan to return from exile and reclaim control of France. When he encounters a sailor who bears an uncanny resemblance to him (also played by Holm), he arranges to swap places so he can make his way to Paris unnoticed. However, the double gets a little too used to living the life of an emperor, leaving the real Bonaparte stuck as a commoner. With Iben Hjejle and Tim McInnerny

4.55pm The Guinea Pig
1948 Working-class pupil Richard Attenborough is sent to public school as part of an educational experiment, and horrifies the establishment with his uncouth behaviour and bad manners. This Boulting brothers drama sent shockwaves rippling through society on its release thanks to the inclusion of what was then considered bad language, although now few would bat an eyelid at the words in question. Cecil Trouncer, Bernard Miles and Sheila Sim co-star

6.50pm Holy Man
1998 TV evangelist Eddie Murphy is hired to boost the ratings of a downmarket shopping channel but as viewing figures soar and the preacher's fame grows, he begins to realise he's betraying his principles. Satirical comedy, also starring Jeff Goldblum as a soulless TV executive prompted to re-evaluate his life. With Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia and Jon Cryer

9.00pm Failure to Launch
2006 Premiere. A thirtysomething man has no intention of leaving the family nest, so his exasperated parents hire a woman who earns a living enticing stay-at-home men to fall in love with her and then spread their wings. Romantic comedy, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey, with Kathy Bates and Zooey Deschanel

10.50pm Bombon el Perro
2004 An unemployed mechanic struggles to make ends meet by selling home-made knives. However, when he is given a pedigree dog by a grateful stranger his life takes an unexpected turn. Whimsical comedy drama from Argentina, starring Juan Villegas and Walter Donado

12.45am Girl, Interrupted
1999 A would-be writer in the 1960s is committed to an exclusive psychiatric ward by her parents after attempting suicide, but the move seems to cause more problems than it solves. Emotional drama, starring Winona Ryder and an Oscar-winning Angelina Jolie alongside Clea Duvall, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg and Vanessa Redgrave

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