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    Senior Member Country: UK Merton Park's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a list yet?

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    Hmmmm.....I suspect the film list over christmas is quite an extensive one. Best advice would be to get yourself a festive Radio Times me thinks.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Chevyman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merton Park View Post
    Does anyone have a list yet?
    There is a "taster" of BBCs Christmas Schedule covering Christmas progamming here:-
    The Radio Times guide to Christmas | Radio Times

    If your news outlet has sold out, try checking this rolling guide to the next seven days?
    Films reviews and movies on TV | Radio Times

    Hope this helps?

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    Senior Member Country: Vatican Sgt Sunshine's Avatar
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    Have a look at what Mark Kermode recommends...

    BBC - Mark Kermode's film blog

    Cheers
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    Films on Freeview is handy for those of us who don't want to give our hard-earned money to Rupert

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    Well Rupert or not I like my Sky channels. However in terms of film fare over Christmas, there's not that much new to me. The only recent one I haven't seen and want to is Dorian Gray. In oldies there are bits and bobs across the channels but not enough to tear me away from the old DVDs.

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    I hate SKY with a vengeance! I'll be watching DVDs and BBCs this Christmas.

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    Frankly, there was very little of interest when I looked through the RT, but we shouldn't be too surprised. When I was a lad(!), you still had the 5 year rule on films, videos were still very expensive (my parents didn't get one until the early eighties) and all four(!) channels really pulled out all the stops for the season, since everyone would be watching.

    Now you can watch a film weeks after its out at the cinema via DVD/Sky/download (you might have even paid for the last), and with the huge increase in channels, films appear every few weeks on TV, rather than every couple of years. And you possibly have it on DVD anyway. Apart from the BBC, why would a commercial station spend a fortune on Christmas, when their audience have so many other things to do, and they are more interested in reality TV than 'the big film'?

    As I looked through the list of films, the ones I really wanted to watch I already had on DVD, and most of the rest had been on relatively recently. And there are a whole load of the usual fillers which I can't be bothered to watch anyway. On the other hand, the kids have a load of stuff for them to watch, so setting up the recorder might mean a peaceful holidays!

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    Hadn't seen the films on freeview website before but I quite like http://filmflow.tv/ which is more pictorial - found some good films that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterloo View Post
    Hadn't seen the films on freeview website before but I quite like Films on TV, Tonight and Up To 7 Days Ahead - FilmFlow.tv which is more pictorial - found some good films that way
    Thanks for that link.

    Not seen this before and it seems a good way to find out what old films are coming up on Horror and Movies/Men---just wish they would list them in Radio Times.

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    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
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    The BBC are having a mini Fritz Lang season over the next week .... with Scarlet Street, The Big Heat and While the City Sleeps among the films to be shown.
    Last edited by batman; 17-12-11 at 06:43 PM.

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    On the morning of Friday 30th December (BBC2), one may wallow in things Dickensian with consecutive showings of the MGM version of David Copperfield (1934), Nicholas Nickleby (1947) and the (IMO) disappointing A Tale of Two Cities (1958).

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    Senior Member Country: UK Mr Sloane's Avatar
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    Rear Window has just started on More 4.

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    I watched a bit of Nicholas Nickleby which was disappointingly a rather shaky print and with difficult sound. Still it's donkeys years since I last saw it and it was free so mustn't grumble.

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    Senior Member Country: Europe Bernardo's Avatar
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    I resurrected this thread rather than start another as I wish to moan about the repeated films in the TV schedules, Freesat and Freeview that is. The Holiday as good example, I know times are tough but I wish they could show a little initiative rather than the stodge dished up this (2012-2013) holiday season.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Freddy's Avatar
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    And they're still showing Christmas films.

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