Kind Hearts and Coronets

12:45 on Monday 17th May on Channel 4.

A peerless black comedy in which the black sheep of a noble family decides to murder everyone standing between him and a dukedom. One of the British cinema's truly great comedies, it features Alec Guinness's memorable performance as all eight of the doomed aristocrats, and was the film that made him an international star.

Director: Robert Hamer

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Audrey Fildes, Miles Malleson

(Black and White, Subtitles, 1949)

The Black Tent

13:05 on Tuesday 18th May on Channel 4.

World War II adventure set in the African desert. A British soldier travels to Africa to sort out the affairs of his late brother. There he falls in love with and later marries a Bedouin woman whose tribe had cared for his wounded brother just before his death. He then persuades the tribe to help in a guerrilla campaign against the Nazis.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

Starring: Anthony Steel, Donald Sinden, Anna Maria Sandri, Donald Pleasence, Michael Craig

(Subtitles, 1957)


22:00 on Tuesday 18th May on Channel 4.

Stylish crime thriller about a struggling author who takes a job at a casino to pay the bills and gets involved with an attractive gambler who plans to fleece the place.

Director: Mike Hodges

Starring: Clive Owen, Kate Hardie, Alex Kingston, Gina McKee

(Widescreen, 1998)

The Fourth Protocol

23:20 on Tuesday 18th May on BBC 1.

Espionage tale about a British agent who uncovers - and attempts to foil - a Russian plot to set off a nuclear bomb near a US air base on British soil and thereby destroy Anglo-American relations. Based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth.

Director: John Mackenzie

Starring: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Joanna Cassidy, Ned Beatty, Ray McAnally, Ian Richardson

(Subtitles, 1986)

I Know Where I'm Going

14:00 on Friday 21st May on BBC 2.

A romantic drama in which a headstrong girl who intends to marry for money is rescued from her mercenary course of action when she is stranded in a Scottish coastal town for a week. Gradually her heartless ambition to marry a multi-millionaire fades and she falls in love with a young naval officer.

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Finlay Currie, Pamela Brown, Valentine Dyall, Petula Clark

(Black and White, Subtitles, 1947)

St Ives

17:00 on Saturday 22nd May on BBC 2.

The romantic adventures of the dashing Viscount Jacques St Ives, a French officer captured during the Napoleonic Wars and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Scotland.

Director: Harry Hook

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Anna Friel, Richard E Grant, Tim Dutton, Cecile Pallas

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1998)