Film Four & Film Four +1 19-02-09

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Blithe Spirit (U) 1945 A novelist is shocked to find the ghost of his first wife haunting him and his new spouse, and sets out to find a way of getting rid of the annoying apparition. He employs the services of a local clairvoyant in an attempt to drive the ghoul away but her methods seem doomed to failure. David Lean's adaptation of Noel Coward's supernatural comedy, starring Rex Harrison, Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford, with Coward himself providing the narration (888)

Doctor in Distress (PG) 1963 Amorous medic Simon Sparrow tries to sort out the romantic problems in his life and has the added complication of playing Cupid for his pompous boss Sir Lancelot Spratt. Hospital comedy, with Dirk Bogarde making his last appearance in the role alongside Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray, Donald Houston and Mylene Demongeot (888)

The Battle of the River Plate (U) 1956 The British Navy pursue German battleship the Graf Spee, finally cornering the vessel in Montevideo harbour, where its commanding officer is faced with an impossible dilemma. World War Two adventure from Powell and Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Bernard Lee and Jack Gwillim (888)

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 (888)

Venus (15) 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 (888)

The Acid House (18) 1997 Three gritty tales based on stories by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. The Granton Star Cause follows a loser who meets a vengeful version of God, A Soft Touch sees a man married to a pregnant woman unable to recall the identity of her baby's father, and The Acid House tells of a drug addict trapped in an infant's body. Stephen McCole, Kevin McKidd, Michelle Gomez and Ewen Bremner star (888)

Brassed Off (15) 1996 The leader of a South Yorkshire colliery band is determined to see its members compete in a prestigious competition, despite his own failing health. But the musicians are more concerned with the threatened closure of their pit. Drama, starring Pete Postlethwaite, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson and Tara FitzGerald (888)

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