Doctor in Love

13:55 on Monday 11th October on BBC 2.

Classic British comedy about a doctor who falls in love with a nurse while undergoing treatment at his own hospital. But when his stand-in breaks his leg and is replaced by a female doctor, he falls for her as well. The most popular (and profitable) of the 'Doctor' series.

Director: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Michael Craig, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Virginia Maskell, Joan Sims, Irene Handl

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1960)



Doctor in Clover

13:55 on Tuesday 12th October on BBC 2.

Lighthearted medical comedy as a medical officer loses his job at a women's prison and enrols in a refresher course with his old tutor - causing considerable havoc with the nurses along the way. Entry number six in the Doctor in the House series.

Director: Ralph Thomas

Starring: John Fraser, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Shirley Anne Field

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1966)



Millions like Us

13:25 on Wednesday 13th October on Channel 4.

A vivid and realistic portrait of an ordinary British family during the early years of the Second World War. The father joins the Home Guard, the son is sent overseas with the army and his three daughters go to work - the youngest gets her first job in a factory, and has to move to a hostel. It is here that she makes friends with women from different walks of life before finding romance with a shy Scottish airman.

Director: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat

Starring: Eric Portman, Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Megs Jenkins, Basil Radford

(Black and White, Subtitles, 1943)



The Vicious Circle

13:40 on Thursday 14th October on Channel 4.

Crime thriller about a Harley Street doctor who claims to have been framed when a film star is found murdered in his flat and the murder weapon is discovered in his car.

Director: Gerald Thomas

Starring: John Mills, Derek Farr, Noelle Middleton, Wilfrid Hyde-White

(Black and White, Subtitles, 1957)



The Tichborne Claimant

00:20 on Friday 15th October on BBC 2.

Period drama in which the valet of a 19th-century nobleman presumed dead after a shipwreck is sent to Australia to investigate rumours of his survival. A disreputable blackguard lays claim to Lord Tichborne's title and, although the valet suspects fraud, he conspires with the claimant to split any inheritance should the imposter successfully convince Tichborne's family and friends that he is the genuine article.

Director: David Yates

Starring: Robert Pugh, John Kani, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud, Robert Hardy

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1998)



The Hawk

21:00 on Friday 15th October on UKTV Drama.

A tense drama about a woman who suspects her husband might be the Hawk, a serial killer wanted by the police. Annie is an ordinary housewife who lives with her two children and a husband who is often away on business. Her suspicions begin to turn into reality when she checks the murder dates against her husband's diary. Is he guilty, or is she the victim of her own paranoia? She has only one course of action open to her.

Director: David Hayman

Starring: Helen Mirren, George Costigan, Rosemary Leach, Melanie Hill, Owen Teale, Clive Russell

(Subtitles, 1995)



A Room for Romeo Brass

00:30 on Saturday 16th October on BBC 2.

Drama about two young friends who drift apart when a strange loner comes into their lives. The two boys, one of whom has a debilitating back condition and the other whose errant father has returned to the family home, meet an eccentric young man whose presence gradually erodes the friendship between them. He soon begins acting as a surrogate father to one of the boys to try and get closer to his attractive sister.

Director: Shane Meadows

Starring: Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Paddy Considine, Frank Harper, Ladene Hall, Vicky McClure

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1999)



The Importance of Being Earnest

14:55 on Saturday 16th October on BBC 2.

Classic comic drama based on Oscar Wilde's play about two wealthy bachelors who each pretend to be the dashing but wholly imaginary 'Ernest' when courting two young ladies, but come unstuck when the girls fall for the charms of the fictitious male.

Director: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Dorothy Tutin, Joan Greenwood, Edith Evans, Margaret Rutherford

(Subtitles, 1952)



The Belles of St Trinian's

16:30 on Saturday 16th October on Channel 4.

Farcical British comedy about the crazy goings-on at a dreadful girls' school so rife with petty criminality that a police spy is put in place. The fast-moving plot centres on a scheme to kidnap a famous racehorse, which is thwarted by some of the scandalous schoolgirls. Based on the St Trinian's characters created by Ronald Searle.

Director: Frank Launder

Starring: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid, Irene Handl

(Black and White, Subtitles, 1955)



The Wind in the Willows

17:20 on Saturday 16th October on five.

Live-action version of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's tale, starring a host of British celebrities. In order to satisfy his passion for motorcars, the feckless Toad has been selling off his neighbours' land to the industrialist weasels as prime development sites. When he is subsequently jailed for driving offences, it is up to Mole, Rat and Badger to help him escape and reclaim their properties.

Director: Terry Jones

Starring: Eric Idle, Steve Coogan, Terry Jones, Antony Sher, Nicol Williamson, John Cleese

(Subtitles, Stereo, 1997)



Wilde

22:10 on Saturday 16th October on BBC 2.

Poignant dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's life, telling the story of the devoted husband and kind father who also happened to be attracted to men - in particular to the spoilt Alfred Lord Douglas, or 'Bosie'. Their relationship outraged Bosie's father, the maniacal Marquess of Queensberry, and led to a sensational trial which spelled Wilde's downfall, vividly highlighting the brutal homophobia of the Victorian legal system.

Director: Brian Gilbert

Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Jennifer Ehle, Zoe Wanamaker, Vanessa Redgrave

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1997)



The Legend of Hell House

00:00 on Sunday 17th October on BBC 1.

Atmospheric supernatural shocker adapted by horror writer Richard Matheson from his own book. A dying millionaire offers a large sum of money to a sceptical physicist on condition the scientist investigates a haunted mansion where a number of mysterious deaths have occurred.

Director: John Hough

Starring: Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver, Peter Bowles

(Widescreen, Subtitles)



A Man of No Importance

00:05 on Sunday 17th October on BBC2.

Absorbing drama about a gay bus conductor in 1960s Dublin who encounters persecution when he decides to stage an amateur production of Oscar Wilde's banned drama 'Salome'. The conductor - who gives free poetry recitations to his passengers - is inspired to put on the play when he meets a beautiful country girl who he feels would be perfect as the princess.

Director: Suri Krishnamma

Starring: Albert Finney, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald, Brenda Fricker

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1994)



Hound of the Baskervilles

01:30 on Sunday 17th October on BBC 1.

Spoof of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, in which a weary Holmes entrusts Dr Watson, his faithful companion, with the case of the Baskervilles, a family haunted for many years by the curse of a fiendish canine.

Director: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood, Hugh Griffith, Irene Handl

(Subtitles, 1977)



High Heels and Low Lifes

22:55 on Sunday 17th October on BBC 1.

Action-packed comedy about two young women living in London, who become embroiled in a dangerous battle of wits with hardened criminals when they attempt to blackmail them rather than reporting the crime to the police.

Director: Mel Smith

Starring: Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Kevin McNally, Mark Williams, Danny Dyer

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 2001)