FILMS OF THE WEEK
Paddington Saturday, RTÉ One, 6.35pm Sunday, Channel 4, 5.15pm Michael Bond’s much- loved series of children’s books about a marmalade- loving bear have been brought to life before, most famously via a 1970s TV series voiced by actor Michael Hordern. He was introduced to a whole new 21st- century audience thanks to this delightful film, which mixes live action and animation. Here, Paddington arrives in London from darkest Peru and is adopted by the Brown family. Initially, he is pleased with the move – until he catches the unwanted attention of a sinister taxidermist who wants to turn him into a museum exhibit. An eagerly awaited sequel is due for release this coming Friday. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Saturday, be3, 9pm Actress and writer Fannie Flagg adapted her own novel for the big screen, and it continues to delight audiences 25 years since its cinema release. Kathy Bates is wonderful as Evelyn, an under- appreciated housewife whose unhappy life is enlivened by her friendship with Ninny ( Jessica Tandy), an old lady in a nursing home who delights her with stories from her colourful past. Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary- Louise Parker are seen in flashback sequences as characters from Ninny’s tales who ran the titular café in 1920s Alabama. What We Do in the Shadows Sunday, BBC Two, 11.45pm One of the most inventive horror comedies for many a ( full) moon was co- directed by Jermaine Clement ( below) and Taika Waititi ( who both star in the film). It focuses on the day to day activities of 21st- century New Zealand vampires as they try to deal with the issues of modern life, including issues involving getting into nightclubs. Wonderful stuff.