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    It Always Rains on Sunday

    13:05 on Monday 6th October on Channel 4.

    Gripping Ealing melodrama which brilliantly evokes life in London's East End. A discontented housewife's stolid marriage is disrupted by the arrival of her former lover - now an escaped convict on the run from the police.



    Train of Events

    13:05 on Tuesday 7th October on Channel 4

    Ealing film featuring four stories of different people caught up in a train crash on an overnight service from Euston to Liverpool. The tales are entitled The Engine Driver, The Prisoner-of-War, The Actor and The Composer.



    The Captive Heart

    12:50 on Wednesday 8th October on Channel 4

    World War II drama about a Czech captain, educated in England, who attempts to escape the Gestapo by taking on the identity of a dead British officer. His impression is good enough to fool the Germans, who promptly throw him into a POW camp. The British, however, are convinced he is a spy.



    Beat the Devil

    13:00 on Thursday 9th October on Channel 4

    An offbeat satire in which a motley collection of shady characters set sail for East Africa to acquire a plot of land rich in uranium deposits. The film parodies director John Huston's own classics 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Treasure of the Sierre Madre' and 'Key Largo'. Huston and novelist Truman Capote wrote the screenplay.



    Chase a Crooked Shadow

    13:10 on Friday 10th October on Channel 4

    Vintage melodrama about a wealthy heiress who fears for her sanity and her safety when a man arrives at her home claiming to be her brother, who was killed in a car accident the year before. The imposter's act is so convincing that the police do not take her worries seriously, and when her uncle also accepts the stranger, the heiress suspects that she and her millions are the target of a conspiracy.



    Simon, Simon

    03:45 on Saturday 11th October on Five

    Comedy relating the misadventures of a gang of workmen driving a hydraulic platform truck. With cameos from Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Bob Monkhouse.



    Reach for the Sky

    18:50 on Saturday 11th October on BBC 2

    Classic British biopic about the heroic life of Douglas Bader, who became a World War II ace after losing both legs in an air crash. With both legs amputated, Bader pushes himself through the pain barrier to accustom himself to his artificial limbs. Determined to get his life completely back to normal, he makes it his goal to be back in the pilot's seat.



    The Card

    02:25 on Monday 13th October on ITV1 London.

    Rags-to-riches story of an impecunious student who uses his wits to advance himself. After forging documents to earn a scholarship, he goes on to become a highly successful businessman and eventually mayor of his home town. Based on the novel by Arnold Bennett.

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    Thanks DB7, some really excellent films there with all of them well worth watching - the only one I might possibly miss out on is "Simon, Simon"



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    Rob

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    Oh no, do watch it. It has hidden shallows :)



    It's only 30 minutes long (with hardly any dialogue) and has some very good moments.



    Steve

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    Not one I've seen but I suspect it's in the same vein as The Plank and Rhubarb, Rhubarb?

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    Yes, it has similarities in that it's mainly people moving from one situation to another without much speaking.



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    Other ones to watch out for next week



    The Man in Grey 1943 C4 14th Oct 1.05 pm

    James Mason, Margaret Lockwood



    The Way to the Stars C4 16th October 12.45pm

    An excellent piece directed by Anthony Asquith the best of the WW2 RAF films, excellent performances all round from John Mills, Renee Asherson written by Terence Rattigan.

    Well worth watching

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    As a child I watched "SIMON SIMON" being filmed at the then disused Fire Station on Holtswhite Hill Enfield (its now a British Legion Club). Recently I relived the memory again reading the director Graham Starks autobiography. I remember looking on in wonder at Norman Rossington dressed as The Red Baron going up and down on a hydraulic platform surrounded by red smoke. During breaks in filming Rossington, Stark and John Junkin would come over and talk to us, try and explain what was going on. We would all stand around them listening attentively . Not attentive with interest, just trying to be picked by Rossington to go down the shop a buy his cigars. Real kudos. Happy days.

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