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    Spring and Port Wine

    12:40 on Monday 22nd August on Channel 4.

    This warm-hearted comedy, set in Bolton and written by Bill Naughton, stars James Mason as the strict but kindly patriarch who finds his carefully-orchestrated family life falling apart after his daughter refuses to eat herring.

    Director: Peter Hammond

    Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Diana Coupland, Hannah Gordon, Rodney Bewes, Len Jones

    (Subtitles, 1970, PG, 3 Star)

    The Bulldog Breed

    13:25 on Monday 22nd August on BBC 2.

    Classic British comedy about a grocer who, on the rebound from a failed relationship, joins the Navy. When the admiral wants a volunteer for a space flight, he decides that he is the man for the job.

    Director: Robert Asher

    Starring: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge, Robert Urquhart, Edward Chapman, Eddie Byrne

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1960, PG, 3 Star)

    Rising Damp

    14:35 on Monday 22nd August on Channel 4.

    Classic comedy based on the successful sitcom, starring Leonard Rossiter as miserable landlord Rigsby, who develops a passion for one of his tenants in his usual amorous and conniving way. Frances de la Tour and Denholm Elliot also star.

    Director: Joe McGrath

    Starring: Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Denholm Elliott, Don Warrington, Christopher Strauli, Carrie Jones

    (Subtitles, 1979, U, 2 Star)

    The Magnificent Two

    13:25 on Tuesday 23rd August on BBC 2.

    British comedy vehicle for Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The pair are two hapless salesmen on business in South America who get caught up in a revolution. To save their necks, Eric poses as the son of a dead revolutionary - and finds himself in control of the country.

    Director: Cliff Owen

    Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Margit Saad, Virgilio Teixeira, Cecil Parker, Isobel Black

    (Subtitles, 1967, U, 2 Star)

    Born Free

    13:05 on Wednesday 24th August on Channel 4.

    Based on Joy Adamson's factual book. Engaging and moving family movie set in Kenya in the 1960s where Elsa the lion cub is rescued by the Adamsons, a British couple running a wildlife reserve, and prepared for a return to the wild. Winner of Oscars for Best Original Score and Title Song.

    Director: James Hill

    Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye, Omar Chambati, Bill Godden

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1966, U, 4 Star)

    Living Free

    14:45 on Wednesday 24th August on Channel 4.

    Susan Hampshire and Nigel Davenport take on the roles of wildlife experts Joy and George Adamson in the sequel to Born Free, alongside Elsa the lioness and her three adorably cute cubs. When Elsa dies, the Adamsons capture the cubs and transfer them for their own safety to the Serengeti.

    Director: Jack Couffer

    Starring: Nigel Davenport, Susan Hampshire, Geoffrey Keen, Edward Judd, Peter Lukoye, Shane De Louvre

    (Subtitles, 1972, U, 3 Star)


    00:40 on Thursday 25th August on Channel 4.

    Alan Clarke's powerful film version of Roy Minton's banned television play about the struggle for survival in the nightmare world of a contemporary Borstal, featuring Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, John Judd and Phil Daniels.

    Director: Alan Clarke

    Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, Martin Philips, John Blundell, Phil Daniels

    (Subtitles, 1979, 18, 3 Star)

    The Bunker

    23:15 on Sunday 28th August on BBC1.

    German soldiers face their darkest demons while sheltering in a haunted bunker in this Second World War horror film. The feature debut of director Rob Green, it follows the members of a platoon who are hiding from advancing US forces, but their supposedly safe haven is built over the site of a frenzied medieval massacre and soon the soldiers start witnessing mysterious occurrences. Are supernatural forces at work? Or are the troops psychologically manifesting their darkest guilty demons?


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    Scum certainly worth a look ,does anyone know why Alan Clarke made it again ,why not just release the BBC 1977 version in cinemas , apart from a few scenes and a change of a few actors the films are both compelling but virtually the same.

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    Good to see 'Spring & port wine' will be on...a lot of people waiting for it!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif[/img]

    Worth 'flagging' in the 'latest news' methinks................ [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by aaron@Aug 19 2005, 01:54 PM

    Good to see 'Spring & port wine' will be on...a lot of people waiting for it!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif[/img]

    Worth 'flagging' in the 'latest news' methinks................ [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    Yes, I thought too. I imagined a nation of DVD and video recorders swinging into action.

    A good week, thanks again Ch4.

    I get the chance to see many of my favourite actors:-

    Susan George , Leonard Rossiter, Denholm Elliott, Nigel Davenport, and Edward Judd

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