Film Four & Film Four +1 12-08-09

Astra 2D at 28.2E 10729 V SYM:22000 FEC 5/6

Film Four SID8335 VPID2312 APID2313 Eng


FilmFour (last updated Wed 12 Aug 2009, 05:25 BST)

The One That Got Away (U) 1957 Fact-based World War Two adventure about a German pilot who repeatedly escaped from British prison camps. After being moved to Montreal, he managed to break out and make it into America in an attempt to rejoin his squadron. Fact-based World War Two adventure, starring Hardy Kruger, Michael Goodliffe, Colin Gordon and Terence Alexander (888)

The Card (U) 1952 The bright but penniless son of a 19th-century washerwoman resorts to a variety of ingenious methods to get on in the world. Period comedy based on a story by Arnold Bennett, starring Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson and Petula Clark (888)

A Letter to Three Wives (PG) 1949 A trio of picnicking women receive word that a mutual friend has run off with one of their husbands — but does not say which one. Fearing the worst, the three women each think back over the ups and downs of their marriages, looking for reasons the relationship might be in jeopardy. Oscar-winning comedy, starring Jeanne Crain, Kirk Douglas, Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell and Jeffrey Lynn (888)

Carry On Doctor (PG) 1967 A popular doctor is given the sack after he is caught in a compromising position, prompting the furious patients to stage a revolt against the luckless medic's straitlaced superiors. Meanwhile, the hospital head has his own problems after becoming the unlikely romantic target of a strict matron. Comedy, starring Frankie Howerd, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale (888)

Eye of the Needle (PG) 1981 A German spy with information that could jeopardise the D-Day landings is stranded on a small Scottish island. While awaiting his rescue by U-boat, he poses as a writer and finds shelter in the home of a married couple — and then proceeds to seduce the lonely and frustrated wife. World War Two espionage thriller, starring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan and Christopher Cazenove. Based on the novel by Ken Follett (888)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (12) 2003 Courageous hero Allan Quatermain teams up with a host of other Victorian literary heroes — including Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Tom Sawyer and Dr Jekyll — to put a stop to the nefarious Fantom's evil plot to bring about a world war. Fantasy adventure, based loosely on Alan Moore's graphic novel, starring Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend and Richard Roxburgh (888)

Riff Raff (15) 1990 A Glaswegian ex-convict gets a job on a London building site, and with nowhere to live, is forced to squat in an abandoned building. As he deals with homelessness and corrupt supervisors, his grim routine is brightened up by his relationship with a female singer — but she also harbours a dark secret. Ken Loach's drama, starring Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt and Ricky Tomlinson (888)

Town & Country (15) 2001 A happily married man's curiosity is piqued when he discovers his best friend has cheated on his wife. He promptly embarks on a series of illicit affairs with a host of women to evaluate the strength of his ties to his own wife and family. Romantic comedy, starring Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Andie MacDowell and Garry Shandling

3.05am Tony Scott Interview The director of Top Gun and True Romance discusses his remake of Seventies thriller The Taking of Pelham 123

3.20am Close