Satur­day 7 Oc­to­ber

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Where Ea­gles Dare (Brian G Hut­ton, 1968) 6.50pm, Chan­nel 5

Adapted by Alis­tair MacLean from his novel, this crack­ing war movie has ma­jor Richard Bur­ton lead­ing a small band of Bri­tish char­ac­ter ac­tors – plus Mary Ure’s re­sis­tance fighter and Clint East­wood as their lethal Amer­i­can friend – into a night­time swoop on the Ger­mans. The snowy ac­tion scenes are ter­rific, par­tic­u­larly Bur­ton’s icepick fight atop a ca­ble car.

Bright Days Ahead (Mar­ion Vernoux, 2013) 12.05am, BBC2

Fanny Ar­dant plays Caro­line, a woman of a cer­tain age (ac­tu­ally her 60s) in this so­phis­ti­cated and se­duc­tive, ever-soGal­lic rom­com. She starts a de­li­ciously lust­ful af­fair with her fortysome­thing com­put­ing teacher Julien (Lau­rent Lafitte), and Vernoux pro­ceeds with a del­i­cately care­free touch, and a fine sense of fun.

White God (Kornél Mun­druczó, 2014) 1.20am, Film4

This grip­ping and touch­ing Hun­gar­ian tale of a teenage girl and her dog re­sem­bles a cross­breed of the sav­age Amores Per­ros and Lassie. Lili (Zsó­fia Psotta) is sent to live with her fa­ther, who promptly aban­dons her pet Ha­gen in the street. The lov­able Labrador-cross is cap­tured and bru­talised by a dog-fight­ing gang, at which point events turn very strange in­deed. A fe­ro­ciously en­ter­tain­ing satir­i­cal drama.

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