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    The Third Man (1950)

    12:55 on Monday 26th January on Channel 4.

    Classic film noir about an American writer who visits postwar Vienna to see an old friend but is told that his friend is dead. Incredulous at the suggestion his friend was a criminal, the writer attempts to clear the dead man's name but soon finds events taking a strange turn - his friend is very much alive, dealing drugs on the black market.

    Director: Carol Reed

    Starring: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Paul Hoerbiger, Ernst Deutsch



    Thunder Rock (1942)

    13:35 on Monday 26th January on BBC 2.

    An eerie, allegorical tale of an English writer's battle with his own conscience. Disillusioned with his own people's apparent indifference to the growing menace of fascism in Europe, David Charleston travels to Canada to seek solitude as the keeper of a remote lighthouse. But as he withdraws further into himself, the ghostly victims of a maritime tragedy at Thunder Rock begin to invade his mind and thoughts.

    Director: Roy Boulting

    Starring: Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Finlay Currie, Frederick Cooper



    Carry On Camping (1969)

    23:35 on Monday 26th January on BBC 1

    Farcical comedy set in the great outdoors. A pair of likely lads trick their girlfriends into accompanying them to a nudist colony - but it turns out to be a family campsite. After they are persuaded to stay, the boys manage to find more mischief to occupy them when a coachload of teenage schoolgirls arrives at the site.

    Director: Gerald Thomas

    Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor



    The Man Between (1953)

    12:55 on Tuesday 27th January on Channel 4.

    Espionage thriller, set in post-war Berlin, in which a woman makes a dangerous discovery when she visits her brother and his wife. She finds herself unwittingly involved with her sister-in-law's first husband, who was thought to be dead, and is drawn into a daring Communist plan to lure people to the East.

    Director: Carol Reed

    Starring: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegarde Neff, Geoffrey Toone, Aribert Waescher, Ernst Schroeder



    The Water Babies (1978)

    13:30 on Tuesday 27th January on BBC 2.

    Combining animation with live action, this charming adaptation of Charles Kingsley's classic tells the tale of an orphan chimney sweep who finds adventure as he encounters the mysterious water babies. Having been accused by a client of stealing silver, the young lad attempts to escape his pursuers by jumping in a pond, where he meets and must rescue the water babies who have been captured by a nefarious eel and shark.

    Director: Lionel Jeffries

    Starring: James Mason, Billie Whitelaw, Tommy Pender, Bernard Cribbins, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson



    Doctor in Trouble (1970)

    00:20 on Wednesday 28th January on BBC 1.

    Last of the Doctor comedies. When a doctor follows his girlfriend on board the cruise ship where she has taken a job, he inadvertently becomes a stowaway. After being discovered, he is put to work as the captain's personal steward and eventually winds up as ship's doctor. Based on the novel Doctor on Toast by Richard Gordon.

    Director: Ralph Thomas

    Starring: Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertston Justice, Simon Dee, Robert Morley, Irene Handl



    The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

    12:55 on Wednesday 28th January on Channel 4.

    Swashbuckling romantic adventure about an Englishman who risks his life to spirit aristocrats out of danger during the French Revolution. The government is baffled by the daring rescues, the only clue being a small red flower left at the scene. When they begin to suspect the Pimpernel's identity, they set a trap for him using his wife.

    Director: Harold Young

    Starring: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce, Bramwell Fletcher, Anthony Bushell



    Lord Jim (1964)

    13:00 on Thursday 29th January on BBC 2.

    Powerful tale of cowardice and redemption, based on Joseph Conrad's classic novel. During a hurricane, a seaman abandons his ship and its passengers to save himself. Many die horribly, and the sailor knows that he will always be branded a coward. Much later, when he takes on a job transporting dynamite upriver to a tribe rebelling against oppression, he hopes that the perilous task will lead to spiritual regeneration.

    Director: Richard Brooks

    Starring: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Eli Wallach, Paul Lukas, Jack Hawkins



    Odd Man Out (1947)

    13:00 on Friday 30th January on BBC 2.

    Classic suspense drama of a wounded fugitive's dark odyssey through the streets of Belfast. Following a 'fund-raising' robbery which goes horribly wrong, the badly injured, abandoned, and increasingly delirious IRA leader wanders the city in search of an escape route from the British authorities. James Mason puts in a memorable performance under Carol Reed's assured direction.

    Director: Carol Reed

    Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Kathleen Ryan, Robert Beatty, William Hartnell, Kitty Kirwan



    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

    16:50 on Saturday 31st January on Channel 4.

    Hammer Film Productions adaptation of Conan Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes story. Holmes is called in to investigate the continuing deaths of the Baskerville lords by the 'hound of hell', but is he too late to save Sir Henry from the creature?

    Director: Terence Fisher

    Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley



    Mansfield Park (1998)

    21:00 on Saturday 31st January on BBC 2.

    Period drama set in the early 1800s, based on the Jane Austen novel. A young girl from a loving but impoverished family is sent to live with her wealthy aunts. Though treated as a social inferior by most of the family, she develops skills as a horsewoman and a writer. Growing up to be a beautiful woman she has many admirers, but when her kindly cousin is courted by a gold-digger, she realises that it is he whom she loves.

    Director: Patricia Rozema

    Starring: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Embeth Davidtz, Harold Pinter, Lindsay Duncan



    Human Traffic (1999)

    23:35 on Saturday 31st January on Channel 4.

    Adult drama about a group of British youths, who resort to drugs to escape their mundane existence. When the weekend comes, the six friends head out to a club, and spend two days attempting to play the game 'Annihilate This Week'. The film was Justin Kerrigan's directorial debut.

    Director: Justin Kerrigan

    Starring: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds, Danny Dyer, Dean Davies



    Little Voice (1998)

    21:00 on Sunday 1st February on Channel 4.

    Acclaimed British drama about a shy girl who rarely ventures outside her bedroom. When her mother's boyfriend, who is also a corrupt local promoter, spots her talent for mimicking famous singers, the girl is swept away by his promises of fame and fortune. However, the local hoodlums have other ideas.

    Director: Mark Herman

    Starring: Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Brenda Blethyn, Ewan McGregor



    A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

    22:45 on Sunday 1st February on Channel 4.

    Fantasy-cum-black comedy about a hapless janitor who, after he is sacked, kidnaps his boss's daughter, only to find that she is a willing participant in the exercise. The detectives sent to track them down turn out to be a pair of angels who have been instructed to make the couple fall in love.

    Director: Danny Boyle

    Starring: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm

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    Excellent!Three Carol Reed films in a week."The Man Between"is well directed by Reed but,will,unfortunately always be compared with "The Third Man" where it lacks a little in script and set."The Odd Man Out" is a blinder,a brilliantly made film,truly gripping and the cast absolutely shines,a must!But just pipping it is "The Third Man"- Reed directs with pure style and add to that the scipt of Graham Greene,Krasker's oscar winning photography and the seedy smirk of Orson Welles,well it has to be a classic!Yep,a real treat for Reed fans this week,mmmmm makes me wish I had already bought that DVD recorder I've been planning.......

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