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The Guinea Pig (U) 1948 A working-class pupil is sent to public school as part of an educational experiment, and horrifies the establishment with his uncouth behaviour and bad manners. Drama, considered controversial when originally released, starring Richard Attenborough, Cecil Trouncer, Bernard Miles and Sheila Sim (888)

Seance on a Wet Afternoon (PG) 1964 A publicity-hungry medium plots a bizarre kidnapping, intending to “solve” it by ESP and win acclaim for her psychic powers. Psychological drama, starring Richard Attenborough, Kim Stanley, Mark Eden, Nanette Newman and Gerald Sim

Porridge (PG) 1979 Cellmates Fletcher and Godber are coerced into aiding an escape attempt organised by the sinister Grouty. However, they end up struggling to break back in before their absence is detected. Comedy spin-off from the TV series, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Vaughan, Fulton Mackay and Brian Wilde (888)

Ladies in Lavender (12) 2004 Two ageing spinsters living peacefully in Cornwall have their lives thrown into turmoil when a handsome Polish castaway is washed up on the shore — sparking a reawakening of long-dormant feelings. Drama, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Bruhl, and directed by Charles Dance (888)

The Sum of All Fears (12) 2002 The CIA become suspicious about Russia's nuclear activities, and youthful agent Jack Ryan is ordered to investigate. However, it's not long before the threat of a terrorist attack on US soil is on the cards, sparking a race against time to calm the situation before disaster strikes. Thriller based on Tom Clancy's novel, starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Ken Jenkins and Liev Schreiber (888)

The Player (15) 1992 A paranoid film studio executive will stop at nothing to get what he wants. However, he soon has to contend with a disgruntled scriptwriter's revenge plot, a suspicious detective and the ambition of a determined rival. Robert Altman's Hollywood satire, starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard E Grant, as well as a host of big stars playing themselves in cameo appearances (888)

Yes (15) 2004 A couple struggle to stop their marriage from falling apart, and an encounter with a Lebanese cook with a colourful past hardly helps matters. Sally Potter's drama, which sees the cast speaking in rhyming couplets reminiscent of Shakespeare. tarring Joan Allen, Sam Neill, Simon Abkarian, Shirley Henderson and Sheila Hancock

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