PG. 1960. Disturbing film about trade union pressure on a young worker who holds out against a strike and is sent to Coventry by his hostile workmates. Good performances and taut direction by Bryan Forbes made this one of the most powerful British films of the early ’60s. Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli. 8.30pm, One
M. 2005. Some 400 years hence, brunettebewigged, jumpsuited Charlize Theron is a rebel in a disease-decimated future when what’s left of the population live in a gated community controlled by a benevolent dictator. Based on a dull cartoon series, there’s little distinction between the animated characters and the actors portraying them. 8.30pm, Showtime Premiere
M. 2010. Couple’s weekend in LA turns into a nightmare when blue lights rain down from the sky and tankers, drones and hydralike machines invade the city. Of interest to real sci-fi fanboys since it was directed by Colin Strause, a special-effects guru who oversaw The Avengers and Iron Man 2. Eric Balfour. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
M. 2002. Tale of twin sisters, separated by fate and then by war, is given the Danielle Steel treatment, but may interest fans of grand family epics. The girls are shown at various stages of life, living apart and growing up differently. Thekla Reuten and Nadja Uhl are great but the cliched story is a disappointment.