Film Four & Film Four +1 05-08-08.

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

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(last updated Mon 04 Aug 2008, 05:25 BST)

1.00pm There's No Business Like Show Business
1954 Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey play the showbiz parents of the vaudevillian Donahue family, whose children seem to be drifting away from the family tradition one of their sons choosing the priesthood over the stage while another is distracted by his infatuation with chorus singer Marilyn Monroe. Donald O'Connor and Johnnie Ray also star in this musical, with songs by Irving Berlin

3.15pm Chance of a Lifetime
1950 A group of angry factory workers, tired of poor wages and working conditions, go on strike. The boss of the business decides to let his workers have a go at running the place, causing them to dramatically reassess their ideas. Amiable comedy drama, directed, written by and starring Bernard Miles, with Basil Radford, Kenneth More, Basil Radford and Geoffrey Keen

5.00pm Campbell's Kingdom
1957 A dying man (Dirk Bogarde) tries to claim his inheritance an oil-rich valley in Canada. Unexpected problems spring up when he is forced to battle a scheming contractor who is determined to exploit the area for his own financial gain. But fighting for the apparently lost cause seems to give the ailing aristocrat a new lease of life. Adventure, with Stanley Baker, Michael Craig and Barbara Murray

7.00pm Doctor in Distress
1963 Dirk Bogarde, in his last appearance as 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 Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray, Donald Houston and Mylene Demongeot

9.00pm Stuck on You
2003 Conjoined twins head for the bright lights of the big city so one of them can follow his dream of becoming an actor. But the pair get more than they bargained for when one of them lands a role on a TV show starring alongside Cher, while the other wants to search for the woman he's been conducting an online romance with. Likable bad taste comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, and featuring cameo appearances by Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson

11.10pm The Player
1992 Tim Robbins stars as a paranoid film studio executive who 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 acclaimed Hollywood satire is one of his finest efforts, the sharp script taking wickedly accurate pot shots at the ugly reality behind the dream factory. The star-studded cast includes Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard E Grant, as well as a host of big stars in cameo roles

1.35am The Fly
1986 David Cronenberg's gruesomely graphic remake of the Fifties horror classic, starring Jeff Goldblum as a scientist whose experiments with matter transportation lead to tragedy. With Geena Davis, John Getz and Joy Boushel

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