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Doctor at Large (U) 1957 Newly qualified doctor Simon Sparrow leaves St Swithins' Hospital and relocates to the countryside in search of a job at two prospering practices. However, before long he runs into fearsome former mentor Sir Lancelot Spratt. Medical comedy, starring Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice and Donald Sinden (888)

Cheaper By the Dozen (PG) 2003 A large family moves to a new town, hoping it will provide a fresh start but nothing goes according to plan, and the unlucky dad is soon left to look after the 12 rowdy kids. Remake of the 1950 comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling and Hilary Duff (888)

The Quiller Memorandum (PG) 1966 A secret agent is assigned to investigate a neo-Nazi organisation in Sixties Berlin which proves to be a difficult task. Espionage thriller, starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow and George Sanders, with a script by Harold Pinter (888)

Explorers (U) 1985 Three boys intercept a message from outer space and, discovering it contains instructions for creating their own spaceship, they set out to trace the signal to its source. However, the aliens are not what the young astronauts expected them to be. Sci-fi adventure, starring Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Dick Miller, James Cromwell and Robert Picardo in three different roles (888)

The Thomas Crown Affair (PG) 1968 A bored millionaire masterminds a bank robbery, only to find himself pursued by a glamorous insurance investigator determined to prove his guilt. It is not long before they get embroiled in a passionate affair but conflicting interests mean they can never really trust one another. Crime drama, starring Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke and Yaphet Kotto (888)

The Day After Tomorrow (12) 2004 A climatologist warns climate change will soon result in destructive freak weather conditions, or even another ice age. He thinks the world still has time to prepare for the worst, but the crisis he has predicted happens almost immediately and as storms, earthquakes and hurricanes strike in terrifying fashion, the scientist races across America to rescue his son from a frozen New York. Disaster thriller, starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal (888)

Reeker (15) 2005 Five teenagers on their way to a party in the desert instead become stranded at an isolated motel where all the inhabitants have disappeared except for a mysterious stranger searching for his missing wife. Before long, a strange decaying creature turns up and sets out to kill them all. Horror, starring Michael Ironside, Arielle Kebbel and Marcia Strassman

American Splendor (15) 2003 Comic book writer and artist Harvey Pekar is inspired to document his mundane but surprisingly complex life after an encounter with famed artist Robert Crumb. He soon acquires a following, which leads him to a relationship with fan Joyce Brabner. Comedy drama, based on the series of comics, starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis, with the real Pekar and Brabner chipping in to comment on the presentation of their lives (888)

Tony Scott Interview The director of Top Gun and True Romance discusses his remake of Seventies thriller The Taking of Pelham 123

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