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    The Bridal Path

    13:45 on Monday 17th October on Channel 4.

    This light-hearted look at a remote Scottish community focuses on the quest that Ewan MacEwan undergoes for a bride. Leaving his home isle of Eorsa seems to be his only option, but after a series of mishaps he yearns to return to his island sweetheart Katie.

    Director: Frank Launder

    Starring: Bill Travers, George Cole, Bernadette O'Farrell, Duncan Macrae, Alex MacKenzie, Patricia Bredin

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1959, U, 3 Star)

    Brief Encounter

    16:15 on Monday 17th October on more4.

    One of the timeless classics of British cinema, David Lean's Oscar-nominated, heart-breaking film stars Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard as two married people whose chance encounter in a railway station's café sees them tempted to adultery before realising their marriages are more important than fleeting happiness.

    Director: David Lean

    Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg

    (Subtitles, 1945, PG, 5 Star)

    Odd Man Out

    23:00 on Monday 17th October on BBC 4.

    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

    (b&w S, 1947, 5 Star)


    23:00 on Monday 17th October on Channel 4.

    The real-life story of the 1963 Profumo Affair that led to the fall of the Conservative government. John Hurt plays Stephen Ward, the osteopath who introduces showgirl Christine Keeler to both cabinet minister John Profumo and a Russian spy. With Bridget Fonda, Leslie Phillips, Britt Ekland and Roland Gift. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. A more recent affair is the subject of the wickedly funny feature-length drama A Very Social Secretary on Thursday.

    Director: Michael Caton-Jones

    Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen, Leslie Phillips, Britt Ekland

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1988, 18, 3 Star)

    Man in the Moon

    13:40 on Tuesday 18th October on Channel 4.

    Comedy starring Kenneth More as a blithe human guinea pig unwittingly recruited to be trained as the first British astronaut to be sent to the moon.

    Director: Basil Dearden

    Starring: Kenneth More, Shirley Anne Field, Michael Hordern, Charles Gray, John Glyn-Jones, John Phillips

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, Black and White, 1961, U, 3 Star)

    Uncle Silas

    13:35 on Wednesday 19th October on Channel 4.

    Chilling suspense drama featuring Jean Simmons as a young girl sent to live with her Uncle Silas following the death of her father. Silas was acquitted of a murder earlier in life, a crime of which her father believed him innocent. Silas seems a kindly old chap at first, but with the help of his housekeeper and sinister son, he soon begins to plot Simmons' death in order to gain her inheritance.

    Director: Charles Frank

    Starring: Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou, Derrick de Marney, Derek Bond, Sophie Stewart, Esmond Knight

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1947, PG, 3 Star)

    The Wicked Lady

    15:55 on Wednesday 19th on more4.

    A bawdy romp from Gainsborough Studios, Margaret Lockwood co-stars with James Mason as 17th-century beauty Barbara Worth, who leads a double life as aristocratic Lady of the Manor by day and highwaywoman by night.

    Director: Leslie Arliss

    Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Michael Rennie, Felix Aylmer

    (Subtitles, Black and White, 1945, PG, 3 Star)


    22:00 on Wednesday 19th October on BBC 4

    Taut thriller in which a cruel doctor plans the perfect murder when he discovers that his wife is having an affair. He kidnaps her lover and holds him in a cellar, but while he prepares to carry out the execution and dispose of the evidence, a complex relationship develops between the men, and a detective is painstakingly piecing together the clues.

    Director: Edward Dmytryk

    Starring: Robert Newton, Phil Brown, Sally Gray, Naunton Wayne, James Harcourt, Betty Cooper

    (b&w S, 1948, Black and White, PG, 3 Star)

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    13:55 on Thursday 20th October on Channel 4.

    The first colour film version of Conan Doyle's classic story stars Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes and Andre Morell as Dr Watson. Holmes is called in to investigate the continuing killings of the Baskerville Lords by the "hound of hell", but is he too late to save Sir Henry from certain death?

    Director: Terence Fisher

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

    (Subtitles, 1959, 15, 4 Star)

    The Man in Grey

    16:05 on Thursday 20th October on more4.

    Classic Gainsborough costume melodrama set in the 18th century, following the fortunes of two old school friends. Also starring James Mason and Stewart Granger.

    Director: Leslie Arliss

    Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Harry Scott, Martita Hunt

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1943, PG, 3 Star)

    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    13:30 on Friday 21st October. on Channel 4.

    Superb Ealing black comedy with eight classic characterisations by Alec Guinness as the noble victims of vengeance-seeking relative Dennis Price. Also starring Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood.

    Director: Robert Hamer

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

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1949, U, 5 Star)

    Highly Dangerous

    16:10 on Friday 21st October on more4.

    Comedy spy thriller starring Margaret Lockwood as a straight-arrow scientist sent undercover to discover a foreign state's plans for biological warfare.

    Director: Roy Ward Baker

    Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring, Naunton Wayne, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Eugene Deckers

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1950, U, 3 Star)


    06:00 on Saturday 22nd October on UKTV Drama.

    Classic sixties Brit-Noir starring the gorgeous Honor Blackman, who was also sporting a leather catsuit in 'The Avengers' at the time. A police inspector strives to solve the mystery of a London artist's model found dead in a country cottage. Did the artist's wife know about her husband's affair?

    Director: Peter Maxwell

    Starring: Patrick Holt, Emrys Jones, Honor Blackman, Bruce Beeby, John Horsley, Robert Perceval

    (Premiere, Black and White, 1962, U, 2 Star)

    The Cruel Sea

    16:05 on Saturday 22nd October on Channel 4.

    One of Ealing Studio's most successful dramatic productions, starring Jack Hawkins as commander of the corvette Compass Rose during the Battle of the Atlantic. Hawkins, the only experienced sailor on board, suffers an emotional crisis arising from his decision to run down survivors of a torpedoed ship in order to attack a suspected lurking submarine.

    Director: Charles Frend

    Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott, John Warner, Stanley Baker

    (Black and White, Subtitles, Audio Described, 1953, PG, 3 Star)

    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    18:40 on Saturday 22nd October on Five

    This gritty adaptation of John Le Carré's gruelling novel finally offered Richard Burton a role worthy of his wonderfully world-weary style, after years wasted on sullen romantics. Bitterness seeps from every pore as he goes behind the Iron Curtain for a final showdown with his East German counterpart. With agents trapped behind state secrecy and false identities, this isn't the glitzy neverland of James Bond, but a dangerous reality in which suppressed emotion matters more than derring-do. Martin Ritt's icy direction and Oswald Morris's bleak black-and-white photography make this not just the most authentic Cold War film, but also one of the best.

    Directed by: Martin Ritt

    Starring: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom


    Doctor at Sea

    22:10 on Saturday 22nd October on BBC 4.

    British comedy about a youthful doctor who tires of general practice and signs up to be a ship's doctor in an effort to bring some excitement into his life. But the cargo boat he joins is skippered by a formidable martinet captain and, worse still, there are only two women on board. Luckily for the fun-loving medic, one of them, a beautiful French girl, is more than impressed with his bedside manner.

    Director: Ralph Thomas

    Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Brigitte Bardot, James Robertson Justice, Maurice Denham, Michael Medwin, Hubert Gregg

    (1955, U, 3 Star)

    Carry On Screaming

    15:00 on Sunday 23rd October on UKTV Gold.

    Hilarious laughs with the regular gang of sauce merchants, this time joined by Steptoe's Harry H. Corbett. And it's the fondly-remembered horror spoof, unique in the 'Carry On' series, complete with monster Oddjob. An investigation into the disappearance of several young women leads two bumbling Victorian detectives to the home of Dr Watt and his vampish sister Valeria. There, down in the cellar, the mannequins seem quite life-like.

    Director: Gerald Thomas

    Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims

    (Premiere, 1966, PG, 4 Star)

    The Italian Job

    20:25 on Sunday 23rd October on BBC 3.

    Classic comedy crime caper. Newly released from jail, Charlie Croker discovers that he has 'inherited' a brilliant plan for a bullion robbery in Italy. Aided and abetted by an imprisoned mastermind, the scheme calls for him to engineer the biggest traffic jam in history in order to steal the gold. All he has to do is overcome a few obstacles - such as a lack of money, not having a gang, and the wrath of the local Mafia.

    Director: Peter Collinson

    Starring: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi

    (Subtitles, 1969, PG, 4 Star)

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    Absolutely top notch that bunch!

    Why can't it be like that every week?

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    Typical, though I have cable and can get the likes of BBC4 and E4, I can't get More4!

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    (The_Late_Peter_Cook @ Oct 16 2005, 02:46 PM)

    Typical, though I have cable and can get the likes of BBC4 and E4, I can't get More4!
    Which cable is that? We get it on Telewest.

    Maybe some good will come out of the NTL/Telewest merger/takeover.


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    (The_Late_Peter_Cook @ Oct 16 2005, 03:46 PM)

    Typical, though I have cable and can get the likes of BBC4 and E4, I can't get More4!
    I'm sure I read somewhere on the digitalspy forums this was due to legal issues between Sky and Channel 4. It does sound a bit ridiculous as I get More4 just fine on Freeview and no contract to pay!!!

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    (Steve Crook @ Oct 16 2005, 03:48 PM)

    Which cable is that? We get it on Telewest.

    Maybe some good will come out of the NTL/Telewest merger/takeover.


    I tried inputing the channel number that the Radio Times had (166 I think) last night but it doesn't seem to be there.

    Ironically I can get E4 but I never watch it.....

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    More4 seems to be really going to town on the old British film front (next week appears to be a John Mills - athon). There's one on every afternoon and they're scheduled later than the usual Channel 4 afternoon films. My recorder's getting a bit of a hammering at the moment.

    But am I complaining

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