Carry On Screaming

19:15 on Monday 3rd January on Channel 4.

Tongue-in-cheek horror spoof. An investigation into the disappearance of several young women leads two bumbling Victorian detectives to the eerie castle of Dr Watt and his vampish sister Valeria. There, down in the cellar, the mannequins being produced for the local dress shops seem uncannily lifelike.

Director: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Harry H Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Fenella Fielding, Angela Douglas, Joan Sims, Jim Dale

(Subtitles, 1966)



Bend it Like Beckham

20:30 on Monday 3rd January on BBC 1.

The comic tale of a young Asian woman who joins the local semi-professional football team but opts not to tell her traditionalist family, who want her to go to law school and settle down with a nice Indian boy. She finds it increasingly difficult to deal with her double life as a dutiful daughter and a talented footballer.

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Starring: Parminder K Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi

(Premiere, Widescreen, Subtitles, 2002)



The Heroes of Telemark

16:40 on Monday 3rd January on BBC 2.

Taut action-adventure tale based on the true story of the Norwegian resistance and their efforts to destroy a heavy-water plant established during World War II by the occupying Nazis. As the Germans move ever closer to the secret of nuclear fission, the saboteurs plot to prevent the strategic materials from going into production.

Director: Anthony Mann

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave, David Weston, Anton Diffring

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1965)



The Prince and the Pauper

13:05 on Thursday 6th January on Channel 4.

Star-studded adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel about two young lookalikes in Tudor England - a poor slum orphan and the heir to the throne. When the impoverished lad visits Westminster Palace to get a glimpse of the prince, the two discover they bear a striking resemblance to one another and hatch a mischievous plot to switch places.

Director: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, George C Scott, Rex Harrison

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1978)



The Sorcerers

00:40 on Saturday 8th January on BBC 1.

A sinister story of mind control in which an amiable old professor creates a device enabling one person to direct the thoughts of another and experience the sensations they feel. Using a young man as a guinea pig for his experiment, he and his wife live out their twisted fantasies about the youth of the day.

Director: Michael Reeves

Starring: Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey, Ian Ogilvy, Elizabeth Ercy, Victor Henry, Susan George

(Widescreen, Subtitles)



Where Eagles Dare

15:25 on Sunday 9th January on five.

All-action World War II espionage thriller scripted by Alistair MacLean from his bestseller. An elite commando group is dispatched to rescue an American general held by the Nazis in a castle fortress in the Bavarian Alps. From the moment they parachute behind enemy lines, however, it becomes apparent that they face not only the might of the German army, but also a traitor in their midst.

Director: Brian G Hutton

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Michael Hordern, Patrick Wymark, Robert Beatty

(Subtitles, Stereo, 1969)



A Bequest to the Nation

21:00 on Saturday 8th January on National Geographic.

Historical romance based on the real-life scandalous affair between Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton. When Lord Nelson returns from fighting Napoleon, he has been separated from his wife for nearly two years, but he wants to spend time with his mistress, Lady Hamilton. However, her once fabled beauty has faded and Nelson soon tires of her drunken behaviour.

Director: James Cellan Jones

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Anthony Quayle, Michael Jayston, Dominic Guard, Nigel Culver

(Premiere, 1973, PG)