Storm over the Nile

16:10 on Tuesday 21st February on more4.

Stirring adventure yarn lavishly adapted from The Four Feathers, AEW Mason's tale of honour, redemption and derring-do set during the British Army's 1898 campaign in Sudan. Anthony Steel stars as a disgraced soldier who goes way beyond the call of duty to prove his courage. Co-starring Laurence Harvey, James Robertson Justice and Christopher Lee.

Director: Terence Young, Zoltan Korda

Starring: Anthony Steel, Laurence Harvey, James Robertson Justice, Mary Ure, Geoffrey Keen, Ronald Lewis

(Widescreen, 1955, U, 3 Star)

Sea Wife

14:00 on Wednesday 22nd February on Channel 4.

Offbeat melodrama starring Richard Burton, Joan Collins, Basil Sydney and Cy Grant, who end up drifting on a life raft in the Indian Ocean after their ship is torpedoed.

Director: Bob McNaught

Starring: Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant, Ronald Squire, Joan Hickson

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1957, U, 2 Star)

A Stitch in Time

11:00 on Thursday 23rd February on BBC 2 South.

Classic slapstick comedy about a bumbling butcher's boy who takes a shine to a recently orphaned girl while visiting his boss in hospital. He vows to return to see her again - only to be banned by the hospital administrator who sees him as a troublemaker. Not to be deterred, however, the hapless youth dreams up a number of devious schemes to regain entry.

Director: Robert Asher

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jeanette Sterke, Jerry Desmonde, Jill Melford, Glyn Houston

(Black and White, Subtitles, 1967, U, 3 Star)

Before You Go

01:00 on Friday 24th February on Channel 4.

Lewis Gilbert's moving film stars Julie Walters, Joanne Whalley and Victoria Hamilton as three very different sisters who reunite after years apart following the death of their mother, and discover that their separate memories reveal a very different childhood to the one each recalls.

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Julie Walters, John Hannah, Joanne Whalley, Victoria Hamilton, Patricia Hodge, Tom Wilkinson

(Premiere, Widescreen, Subtitles, Signed, 2002, 15, 3 Star)

Pink String and Sealing Wax

13:55 on Friday 24th February on Channel 4.

Absorbing period crime melodrama set in 1890s Brighton with Mervyn Johns as an autocratic chemist and public analyst who rules his wife, daughters and son David with iron discipline. David, whose attempts at romance are thwarted by his father, seeks solace in a pub where he becomes dangerously infatuated with landlord's wife.

Director: Robert Hamer

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers, Gordon Jackson, Jean Ireland, Sally Ann Howes, Colin Simpson

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

A Way of Life

23:00 on Friday 24th February on BBC 3.

Led by a teenage mother, four teenagers kill their Turkish neighbour when life in their South Wales town drives them to the edge.

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Michael Conway, Marged Esli, Gareth Gethyn Evans, Lynsey France, Trystan Gravelle

(Subtitles, 2004, 15, 4 Star)


23:15 on Saturday 25th February on five.

Violent comedy crime caper centred around three groups of villains intent on retrieving a missing diamond. Two friends team up with a pugilistic gypsy to fix a boxing match, but their opponent also arranges some dodgy betting with the courier of the stolen diamond, who subsequently goes missing. When a gangster from New York arrives on the scene, things really start to get complicated.

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Statham, Alan Ford, Brad Pitt, Vinnie Jones, Ewen Bremner, Benicio Del Toro

(Stereo, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2000, 18, 3 Star)

Sexy Beast

22:10 on Sunday 26th February on more4.

Thriller in which a retired gangster's psychotic ex-colleague tries to persuade him to work on one last job. Now living in Spain with his wife and friends, the former criminal is far from keen to renew his law-breaking ways, but the intimidating visitor is adamant that his friend should come out of retirement for a bank job. The lives of all those involved hang in the balance as the two strong men conduct a battle of wills.

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, James Fox

(Widescreen, Subtitles, 2000, 18, 3 Star)

Close My Eyes

22:45 on Sunday 26th February on BBC 4.

Richard and Natalie are a brother and sister who have been brought up separately. But one summer their paths cross and their mutual attraction runs dangerously out of control. Not wishing to hurt those around them, they struggle to overcome their feelings, but Natalie's husband begins to suspect her of having an affair. An award-winning exploration of obsessional love set against the backdrop of the uncaring 1980s.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff

Starring: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson, Lesley Sharp, Kate Gartside

(Subtitles, 1990, 18, 4 Star)