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    Ravenous

    23:00 on Sunday 30th April on BBC 3.

    Chilling hybrid of black comedy and gory horror set in the US during the 19th century as a stranger arrives at a remote military outpost, claiming to be the sole survivor of a group who became stranded and resorted to cannibalism for survival. Setting out to investigate his claims, the soldiers discover that the truth is even more disturbing than the wanderer's story.

    Director: Antonia Bird

    Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, John Spencer

    (Subtitles, 1999, 18, 4 Star)



    The Man Who Never Was

    19:20 on Monday 1st May on BBC 4.

    True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

    Director: Ronald Neame

    Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin, Stephen Boyd, Laurence Naismith

    (1956, 3 Star, Subtitles, U)



    Freedom Radio

    13:15 on Tuesday 2nd May on Channel 4.

    British wartime propaganda starring Clive Brook as an Austrian doctor respected by the Nazis who finds himself becoming deeply disillusioned with his patrons and gradually despairing as his wife falls under their spell.

    Director: Anthony Asquith

    Starring: Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard, Raymond Huntley, Derek Farr, Joyce Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1941, PG, 3 Star)



    They Who Dare

    13:00 on Wednesday 3rd May on Channel 4.

    Dirk Bogarde leads a group of British soldiers on an undercover operation to the Greek island of Rhodes.

    Director: Lewis Milestone

    Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Akim Tamiroff, Gérard Oury, Eric Pohlmann, Alec Mango

    (Subtitles, 1953, U, 3 Star)



    The One That Got Away

    12:55 on Thursday 4th May on Channel 4.

    Fascinating dramatisation of the exploits of German flier Franz Von Werra, played by Hardy Kruger, who was the only prisoner-of-war captured in WWII Britain to escape and get back to Germany.

    Director: Roy Ward Baker

    Starring: Hardy Krüger, Michael Goodliffe, Colin Gordon, Alec McCowen, Terence Alexander, Jack Gwillim

    (Black and White, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1958, 12, 4 Star)



    Murder Ahoy

    13:30 on Friday 5th May on BBC 2 North West.

    Lighthearted mystery in which the genial, elderly sleuth Miss Marple investigates when the wealthy trustee of a charity is murdered by means of a poison added to his snuff. The charity's work involves rehabilitating young delinquents by sending them to sea - and it is on board a seagoing vessel that Miss Marple must pursue her quarry. Margaret Rutherford's final outing as Agatha Christie's famous detective.

    Director: George Pollock

    Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William Mervyn, Joan Benham, Stringer Davis

    (Black and White, Subtitles, 1964, U, 3 Star)



    Battle of the River Plate

    19:15 on Saturday 6th May on BBC 2 West.

    Factually based World War II naval adventure about the pursuit of the seemingly unstoppable German battleship Graf Spee. Allied forces chase the vessel all the way to South America, but, after several failed attempts to sink the enemy ship, the Allies find themselves hatching a desperate and audacious plan.

    Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

    Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, Bernard Lee, Lionel Murton

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1957, U, 3 Star)



    Eye of the Needle

    21:00 on Saturday 6th May on National Geographic.

    Donald Sutherland plays Nazi spy 'the Needle', whose attempt to give D-Day secrets to the enemy failed. An illicit love affair with a married women made him question his faith.

    Director: Richard Marquand

    Starring: Donald Sutherland, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Cazenove, George Belbin

    (1981, 15, 3 Star)



    An American Werewolf in London

    23:10 on Saturday 6th May on five.

    Gory and sharply humorous horror film about two young American tourists who are attacked on a barren Yorkshire moor by a werewolf. One of them is killed and becomes a phantom, while the other is bitten and enters a nightmare world of nocturnal metamorphosis and blood-lust. Contains one of the most remarkable werewolf transformation scenes in cinematic history - the make-up effects won an Oscar.

    Director: John Landis

    Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Lila Kaye, Joe Belcher

    (Stereo, Subtitles, 1981, 18, 4 Star)



    The Assassination Bureau

    14:35 on Sunday 7th May on five.

    Farcical thriller set in the Victorian era about a secret international club that eliminates those they deem unworthy. Their leader, in an attempt to rejuvenate the group, challenges his assassins to target him, while he in turn will attempt to assassinate them. The scene is set for a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe, which is further complicated by the presence of a beautiful female reporter.

    Director: Basil Dearden

    Starring: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens, Philippe Noiret, Warren Mitchell

    (Stereo, Subtitles, 1969, PG, 3 Star)

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    (DB7 @ Apr 28 2006, 10:07 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>

    Battle of the River Plate

    19:15 on Saturday 6th May on BBC 2 West.

    Factually based World War II naval adventure about the pursuit of the seemingly unstoppable German battleship Graf Spee. Allied forces chase the vessel all the way to South America, but, after several failed attempts to sink the enemy ship, the Allies find themselves hatching a desperate and audacious plan.

    Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

    Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim, Bernard Lee, Lionel Murton

    (Widescreen, Subtitles, 1957, U, 3 Star)

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    Also showing on BBC2 in other regions across the country



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    An American Werewolf in London

    23:10 on Saturday 6th May on five.

    Gory and sharply humorous horror film about two young American tourists who are attacked on a barren Yorkshire moor by a werewolf. One of them is killed and becomes a phantom, while the other is bitten and enters a nightmare world of nocturnal metamorphosis and blood-lust. Contains one of the most remarkable werewolf transformation scenes in cinematic history - the make-up effects won an Oscar.

    Director: John Landis

    Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Lila Kaye, Joe Belcher

    (Stereo, Subtitles, 1981, 18, 4 Star)

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    This really is one of my all time favourites. I wonder how many scenes have been cut from it.

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    (Dancing Queen @ Apr 29 2006, 08:29 AM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>



    This really is one of my all time favourites. I wonder how many scenes have been cut from it.

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    I guess I may have to force myself to watch it so that I can let you know [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img]



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