Film Four & Film Four +1 15-02-09

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(last updated Sun 15 Feb 2009, 05:25 GMT)

1.00pm The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down a Mountain (PG)
1995 Two English cartographers arrive in Wales in 1917 to measure a small community's beloved local mountain and conclude that it is in fact a hill. However, the outraged townsfolk refuse to accept the decision, and set about proving the pair wrong. Comedy drama, starring Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney, Ian Hart and Ian McNeice

2.50pm Chariots of Fire
1981 Oscar-winning drama based on the true story of contrasting British runners Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams going for gold at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. Ben Cross and Ian Charleson play the sportsmen, who are driven to run for very different reasons, while Nigel Havers, John Gielgud and Ian Holm are among the co-stars. Vangelis provides the iconic soundtrack

5.10pm One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
1942 An RAF bomber is shot down during a raid on Stuttgart, forcing its crew to bail out over Nazi-occupied territory and enlist the help of locals in a desperate bid for freedom. Powell and Pressburger's World War Two drama, starring Godfrey Tearle and Eric Portman

7.15pm Stormbreaker
2006 Premiere. Teenage spy Alex Rider, the hero of Anthony Horowitz's series of books, embarks on his first big screen adventure. When Alex's uncle is killed, it emerges that he was actually a secret agent and his reluctant nephew has been given the task of completing his last mission uncovering criminal genius Mickey Rourke's plan to cause mayhem with a new kind of super-computer. Adventure, starring Alex Pettyfer, Bill Nighy, Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Fry and Andy Serkis

9.00pm Venus
2006 The life of an elderly actor is turned upside down when the great-niece of his friend and fellow veteran thespian comes to stay. An unlikely but lively friendship between the elderly man and the brash young woman develops as they explore the sights of London together. Notting Hill director Roger Michell's romantic comedy stars Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips and Jodie Whittaker

10.50pm The 51st State
2001 Drug dealer Elmo decides to retire from a life of crime but must raise the necessary funds through one final sale in Liverpool. But he has to contend with an assassin sent by a gangster he crossed, crooked cops and a neo-Nazi gang. Ronny Yu's action comedy, starring Samuel L Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Ricky Tomlinson, Sean Pertwee and Rhys Ifans

12.35am Strictly Sinatra
2001 A nightclub singer yearns to make it big in the world of showbusiness and when a gangland boss seems able to make his dream come true, he embarks on a lonely path of crime and betrayal. Underworld drama, starring Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Brian Cox and Alun Armstrong

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