SUNDAY THE PATRIOT
9.30PM, ONE In one of his best performances (and that includes Braveheart), Mel Gibson stars as a reluctant hero of the American Revolution. The British Army just don’t know what they’re in for once soldier Mel gets going. The late Heath Ledger is great, too, as Mel’s son. One of the classiest and most memorably stirring period adventure films of recent times, with gripping battle scenes and a compelling sense of the emotion and anger that can drive even the most placid to war.