The Winslow Boy
(1999) U 1.50PM, BBC2
David Mamet both adapts and directs this version of Terence Rattigan’s play. Nigel Hawthorne is the upper-class father who defends the honour of his youngest son, at all costs. It’s a canny swipe at the British Establishment, with Jeremy Northam as the barrister fighting the family’s corner.
Disney’s life-affirming singalong hit is full of warmth and charm. In a rejig of fairytale The Snow Queen, lonely princess Elsa is blessed and cursed with the power to create snow and ice. To the rescue comes her sister, Anna, who sets out to free Elsa and their kingdom from an eternal winter.
(2010) 15 11.10PM, ITV
The Expendables have made themselves indispensable at the box office, and the franchise now stretches to three films (and counting). Sylvester Stallone (who also directed and co-wrote this first adventure) heads up a team of mercenaries who prove the value of age and experience.