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SUN­DAY Hue And Cry (1947) U 6.25AM, BBC2

Joe Kirby (Harry Fowler) and his school chums dis­cover hid­den mes­sages in­side their favourite comics. But when the po­lice show lit­tle in­ter­est, the young­sters take mat­ters into their own hands. Alas­tair Sim (above, with Fowler) and Jack Warner star.

The In­cred­i­ble Hulk (2008) 12 1.20PM, UTV

Ang Lee’s cere­bral Hulk five years ear­lier wasn’t a hit, so Marvel en­listed ac­tion master Louis Leter­rier to have an­other go. Ed Nor­ton is the sci­en­tist you wouldn’t like when he’s an­gry, with Tim Roth as his pan­tomime foe.

Shark Tale (2004) U 2.30PM, CH4

Will Smith lends his voice to fast-talk­ing fish Os­car. Tired of be­ing small fry, Os­car (right) gets swept up in a whirl of celebrity when he ‘kills’ a lo­cal mob­ster shark. A cross be­tween Finding Nemo and Shrek, it’s fun – but the an­i­ma­tion could have more depth.

For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943) PG 4.20PM, TG4

Au­thor Ernest Hem­ing­way hand-picked Gary Cooper and In­grid Bergman for the lead roles in this adap­ta­tion of his novel about an Amer­i­can caught up in the Span­ish Civil War.

In­cep­tion (2010) 12 9PM, RTÉ2

Christo­pher Nolan’s mind-bend­ing sci-fi thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who en­ters peo­ple’s dreams to steal their se­crets. How­ever, his lat­est mis­sion in­volves plant­ing an idea in some­one’s mind.

While We’re Young (2014) 15 10.50PM, BBC2

Adam Driver stars as a young film-maker who, with his girl­friend, cosies up to Ben Stiller’s doc­u­men­tarist and his wife (Naomi Watts). Wise and wry gen­er­a­tion-clash com­edy.

En­trap­ment (1999) 12 12.05AM, BBC1

Daft ro­man­tic heist ca­per, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as the in­sur­ance in­ves­ti­ga­tor lur­ing charm­ing art thief Sean Con­nery into her trap – by claim­ing to be a thief like him.

MON­DAY The Gourmet De­tec­tive (2015) PG 2.15PM, CH5

Mur­der is on the menu in this out­ing for foodie sleuth Henry Ross (Dy­lan Neal) and his po­lice­woman pal (Brooke Burns). Here, a restau­rant serves up a deadly mys­tery.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959) PG 2.45PM, FILM4

One of the finest of the nu­mer­ous adap­ta­tions of the best-known Sher­lock Holmes mys­tery, with an eerie at­mos­phere cour­tesy of Ham­mer’s Ter­ence Fisher. Peter Cush­ing stars as Holmes, with An­dre Morell as Wat­son.

Harry Pot­ter And The Philoso­pher’s Stone (2001) PG 6PM, ITV2

The first in the block­buster film se­ries based on J.K. Rowl­ing’s best­sellers is a ter­rif­i­cally ab­sorb­ing fan­tasy about a boy wizard’s com­ing of age. The first three se­quels show over the next three days. Daniel Rad­cliffe, Ru­pert Grint and Emma Wat­son (above) star.

The Run­ning Man (1963) PG 9PM, TALK­ING PIC­TURES TV

Lau­rence Har­vey is the man who fakes his own death for an in­sur­ance claim, with Alan Bates as the in­ves­ti­ga­tor and Lee Remick as his wife, who’s in on the ruse. Di­rected by Carol Reed, this is a stylish, twisty thriller.

Schindler’s List (1993) 15 9.30PM, TG4

Twenty-five years af­ter its re­lease, Steven Spiel­berg’s Os­car-win­ning Holo­caust drama re­mains as pow­er­ful as ever. Liam Nee­son (right) stars as Oskar Schindler, a Ger­man busi­ness­man who starts out try­ing to make money from the Nazis, but re­alises that his fac­tory can be used to save Jewish work­ers from the con­cen­tra­tion camps.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) 15 10.05PM, ITV4

Per­fec­tion­ist Stan­ley Kubrick took longer and longer to make movies in the lat­ter years of his ca­reer, but it re­sulted in epics such as this war-is-hell story. Adam Bald­win and Matthew Mo­dine are the Marines who make it to Viet­nam af­ter bootcamp.

TUES­DAY The Mag­nif­i­cent Two (1967) U 10.45AM, TALK­ING PIC­TURES TV

In the fi­nal of their three com­edy movies, Ernie Wise and Eric More­cambe (above) star as sales­men who travel to South Amer­ica to sell their wares (Ac­tion Man dolls) – but stum­ble into lead­ing a revo­lu­tion in­stead.

Eye­wit­ness (2017) PG 2.15PM, CH5

Five years af­ter her tes­ti­mony put a man away for the mur­der of her fa­ther and fi­ance, Diana (Lindy Booth) is held hostage by that very man, who has es­caped from prison. He wants to con­vince her of his in­no­cence and, as the story un­folds, Diana starts to doubt what she thinks she saw.

3:10 To Yuma (1957) PG 2.25PM, FILM4

Glenn Ford (left) and Van He­flin are the very dif­fer­ent men reach­ing an un­der­stand­ing in this classic west­ern from Delmer Daves. Ford (usu­ally the good guy) is a thug on his way to jail; He­flin is the rancher charged with es­cort­ing him to the train that will take him to jus­tice.

Tunes Of Glory (1960) PG 2.45PM, 5SPIKE

Old guards of the Bri­tish act­ing fra­ter­nity – John Mills and Alec Guin­ness – star in this qual­ity mil­i­tary drama from direc­tor Ron­ald Neame. They clash in peace­time, the two stub­born Army men fight­ing for con­trol of a bat­tal­ion in the Scot­tish High­lands.

Desk Set (1957) U 6PM, TALK­ING PIC­TURES TV

Wal­ter Lang’s work­place ro­man­tic com­edy is fu­elled by fears that have never gone away. Katharine Hep­burn stars as the worker wor­ry­ing that she’s for the chop when her com­pany brings in com­put­ers. Spencer Tracy is the bof­fin meet­ing his match.

Co­nan The Bar­bar­ian (2011) 15 9PM, FILM4

It lacks the punch of the 1982 orig­i­nal, but Ja­son Mo­moa (right) is a match for Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger, and wears his sword well as the war­rior with wrongs to right. Af­ter his fam­ily and en­tire tribe are slaugh­tered by a war­lord, Co­nan read­ies him­self for re­venge.

WED­NES­DAY Jubal (1956) PG 1.40PM, FILM4

An­other qual­ity west­ern from Delmer Daves (see 3:10 To Yuma, Tues­day). A loose re­work­ing of Othello, it stars Glenn Ford as Jubal Troop, with Va­lerie French as the sul­try, temptress wife of Ernest Borg­nine’s kindly rancher, who gives Jubal a job.

Deadly Par­adise 2.15PM, CH5

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar in­her­i­tance, busi­ness­woman Ta­mara (Boti Bliss) takes her two best friends on a lux­ury trip to Hawaii. But trou­ble looms for them all when Ta­mara falls for the wrong guy.

Cow­boys & Aliens (2011) 12 9PM, E4

Jon Favreau’s nutty hy­brid turns not one, but two gen­res on their heads – sci-fi and the west­ern. Daniel Craig (above) and Har­ri­son Ford are the loner and the cat­tle baron join­ing forces against aliens way out west. Co-star­ring Paul Dano and Olivia Wilde.

Dead Man Down (2013) 15 9PM, 5SPIKE

Colin Far­rell is of­ten re­quired to do a lot of brood­ing in his films, and this thriller is no ex­cep­tion. He plays a gang­ster’s em­ployee, who strug­gles with the es­ca­lat­ing vi­o­lence of his ca­reer – and a grow­ing in­ter­est in his neigh­bour (Noomi Ra­pace, be­low, with Far­rell).

Va­ca­tion (2015) 15 11PM, CH5

The un­der­whelm­ing se­quel to the Na­tional Lam­poon films stars Ed Helms as Rusty Gris­wold, who wants his fam­ily’s road trip to go bet­ter than the hol­i­days he spent with his fa­ther (the orig­i­nal star Chevy Chase).

Win Win (2011) 15 1.05AM, CH4

Paul Gia­matti is on typ­i­cally strong form in this com­edy drama as a cash-strapped lawyer who also coaches a strug­gling wrestling team. Could an el­derly client be the key to solv­ing both his prob­lems?

THURS­DAY Lethal Beauty (2018) 12 2.15PM, CHAN­NEL 5

Spa owner Ha­ley Webb finds out no good deed goes un­pun­ished when she helps a dis­traught woman – who just hap­pens to be a ruth­less killer. Ha­ley Pul­los plays the de­cep­tive damsel in distress.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Re­cruit (2014) 12 9PM, VIR­GIN ONE

Chris Pine fol­lows Alec Bald­win, Ben Af­fleck and Har­ri­son Ford as Tom Clancy’s CIA Agent. The thriller sees him un­cov­er­ing a plot to de­stroy the US econ­omy.

We’re The Millers (2013) 15 9PM, ITV2

Com­edy star­ring Ja­son Sudeikis as a small­fry pot dealer, forced into smug­gling a large haul of the drug across the Mex­i­can bor­der. Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Emma Roberts and Will Poul­ter help him to cre­ate a squeaky-clean fake fam­ily.

To­mor­row Never Dies (1997) 12 9PM, ITV4

There’s plenty of breath­less ac­tion in Pierce Bros­nan’s sec­ond out­ing as James Bond. To take on a mega­lo­ma­ni­a­cal me­dia mogul (played with ap­pro­pri­ate zeal by Jonathan Pryce), 007 teams up with skilled Chi­nese spy Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh, above, with Bros­nan).

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) 18 9PM, MORE4

In Martin Scors­ese’s frantic, fact-based com­edy drama, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jor­dan Belfort (above, with Mar­got Rob­bie) rev­els in the ex­cesses of be­ing a crooked stock­bro­ker. More by luck than judg­ment, he ac­quires a mil­lion­aire life­style.

Se7en (1995) 18 11.25PM, ITV4

The film that put direc­tor David Fincher on the Hol­ly­wood map sounds like generic fare, but be­comes some­thing grimly bet­ter in Fincher’s hands. Brad Pitt and Mor­gan Free­man are the cops who pur­sue a killer ob­sessed with the seven deadly sins.

Edge Of Amer­ica (2003) PG 11.35PM, TG4

Strong per­for­mances help to make up for a for­mu­laic story in this tale of an AfricanAmer­i­can teacher (James McDaniel) who ini­tially strug­gles to get through to the pupils at a pre­dom­i­nately Na­tive Amer­i­can school.

FRI­DAY Clash Of The Ti­tans (2010) 12 6.55PM, ITV2

There are CGI mon­sters aplenty as our hero, Perseus (Avatar’s Sam Wor­thing­ton), takes on what­ever Zeus (Liam Nee­son) throws at him – harpies, gor­gons and the fear­some Kraken.

John Wick (2014) 15 9PM, VIR­GIN ONE

Keanu Reeves (above) is on charis­matic form in this glo­ri­ously OTT ac­tion thriller. He’s a re­tired as­sas­sin who’s in­spired to pick up his guns again af­ter the son of a Rus­sian gang­ster kills the dog left to him by his late wife.

Shane (1953) PG 9.05PM, TG4

Alan Ladd is the mys­te­ri­ous gun­fighter who rides to the res­cue of a fam­ily who are be­ing threat­ened by a cat­tle baron. How­ever, the classic West­ern is al­most stolen from him by the sin­is­ter bad guy Jack Palance.

The Fugi­tive (1993) (15) 9.45PM, RTÉ2

A doc­tor con­victed of his wife’s mur­der goes on the run, hop­ing to track down the one-armed man he be­lieves is the real killer. Thriller, with Har­ri­son Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

Jagged Edge (1985) 18 11.55PM, RTÉ ONE

The tense le­gal thriller stars Glenn Close (right) as a de­fence at­tor­ney who finds her­self fall­ing for her client (Jeff Bridges), a pub­lisher ac­cused of killing his wife. But she also has doubts about his in­no­cence…

The Blues Brothers (1980) 15 9PM, ITV4

John Lan­dis di­rects this cult ca­per about two crim­i­nal brothers with a plan. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi are the mu­si­cal duo putting ‘the band back to­gether’ and rip­ping their way through ‘Sweet Home Chicago’.

21 & Over (2013) 15 12 MID­NIGHT, CH4

Gross-out, drink-fu­elled com­edy about a trio of friends cel­e­brat­ing the 21st birth­day of one of their num­ber – who also has an in­ter­view for med­i­cal school in the morn­ing. Miles Teller, Sky­lar Astin and Justin Chon star.

SATUR­DAY Toy Story 2 (1999) U 6.35PM, RTÉ ONE

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen lend their voices to this ter­rific an­i­mated se­quel. When cow­boy doll Woody (above, with Jesse and Bulls­eye) is stolen by a collector, his pals rush to res­cue him, un­aware he’s start­ing to like the idea of life in a museum.

Cen­tral Intelligence (2016) 12 9PM, CH4

Dwayne John­son and Kevin Hart make a de­cent comic dou­ble act in this tale of a bul­lied teenager who grows up to be a mus­cu­lar CIA agent – and turns to a former class­mate to help him with his lat­est mis­sion.

I Love You, Man (2009) (15) 9.20PM, TG4

A groom-to-be with no male friends goes in search of a best man and forges an un­likely bond with a slacker, which causes fric­tion with his fi­ancée. Com­edy, star­ring Paul Rudd and Ja­son Segel.

Ted 2 (2015) (15) 9.45PM, RTÉ2

The foul-mouthed talk­ing teddy bear fights a court case for the right to be legally recog­nised as a per­son. Com­edy se­quel, star­ring Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried.

Manch­ester By The Sea (2016) (15) 9.45PM, BBC2

A handy­man is shocked to learn that he has been made the le­gal guardian of his teenage nephew, af­ter his brother dies sud­denly from a heart at­tack. Drama, star­ring Casey Af­fleck, Michelle Wil­liams (be­low, with Af­fleck) and Kyle Chan­dler.

Dressed To Kill (1980) 18 12.15AM, RTÉ ONE

Michael Caine stars in Brian De Palma’s thriller as a psy­chi­a­trist whose pa­tient is mur­dered. Nancy Allen co-stars as a pros­ti­tute who wit­nesses the killing and launches her own in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the crime.

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