The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960)
13:00 on Monday 1st December on Channel 4.
British comedy featuring the notorious schoolgirls of St Trinian's. After burning down the school, the young tearaways are shipped off to the Middle East, where they create havoc in a harem and become involved with secret agents.
Director: Frank Launder
Starring: Cecil Parker, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Thorley Walters, Irene Handl, Eric Barker
Get Real (1998)
00:40 on Tuesday 2nd December on Channel 4.
British romantic drama about a gay schoolboy who falls in love with the school's star athlete. The pair keep their relationship secret from unsympathetic classmates but, as the relationship develops, coming out is the only option.
Director: Simon Shore
Starring: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy A Hart, Kate McEnery, Tim Harris
13:20 on Tuesday 2nd December on Channel 4.
Lighthearted fantasy about a doctor on a fishing holiday in Cornwall who catches a mermaid and is persuaded to take her back to London as a patient. Once in the city, she proceeds to captivate every young man around her, but the nurse and the doctor's wife begin to wonder about their guest's predilection for raw seafood sandwiches and saltwater cocktails.
Director: Ken Annakin
Starring: Glynis Johns, Griffith Jones, Googie Withers, John McCallum, Margaret Rutherford, David Tomlinson
Small Faces (1995)
23:55 on Tuesday 2nd December on BBC 1.
Critically acclaimed drama about three brothers, set against the backdrop of working-class Glasgow in the late 60s. Torn between his two older brothers - one a gang member and would-be hard man and the other an artist - 13-year-old Lex must find his own redemption, and try to save one of his brothers from a senseless fate. Director Gillies MacKinnon's film is largely autobiographical.
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Starring: Clare Higgins, Iain Robertson, Joe McFadden, Ian McElhinney, J S Duffy, Laura Fraser
Man From Tangier (1957)
03:00 on Thursday 4th December on ITV1.
Butcher's drama of international intrigue, set in North Africa, in which a film stunt man is framed by crooks hunting priceless printing plates needed to forge passports. He teams up with a woman who is being blackmailed by the gang, and together they try to bring the miscreants to justice.
Director: Lance Comfort
Starring: Robert Hutton, Lisa Gastoni, Martin Benson, Derek Sydney, Jack Allan, Leonard Sachs
The History of Mr Polly (1949)
13:00 on Thursday 4th December on Channel 4.
Tale about a timid draper's clerk who breaks free from his domineering spouse and sets out to seek happiness, finally settling down as a handyman at a small country inn. Adapted from the classic novel by H G Wells.
Director: Anthony Pelissier
Starring: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Megs Jenkins, Finlay Currie, Diana Churchill, Betty Ann Davies
I'm All Right, Jack (1959)
12:45 on Friday 5th December on Channel 4.
Classic satire on British industry in which an upper-class dimwit is thrown onto the shop floor by his crooked uncle in an attempt to provoke a strike. The plan comes off, but the dispute soon escalates to national proportions.
Director: John Boulting
Starring: Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Rutherford, Dennis Price
Carry on Matron (1972)
16:50 on Saturday 6th December on Channel 4.
British comedy with the Carry On team about a gang's plan to raid a maternity hospital to steal a gigantic stock of birth-control pills. One of the gang, dressed as a nurse, infiltrates the facility and becomes the object of a doctor's amorous advances.
Director: Gerald Thomas
Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims
633 Squadron (1964)
18:40 on Saturday 6th December on BBC 2.
World War II action drama about a daring Allied air raid on a Nazi rocket fuel factory situated under a cliff by a Norwegian fjord. The American wing commander leading the operation has only 17 days in which to train his bomber squadron and avert what the Norwegian resistance has warned will be an all-out V2 rocket bombardment of England.
Director: Walter E Grauman
Starring: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston, Michael Goodliffe
Gregory's Two Girls (1999)
00:45 on Monday 8th December on Channel 4.
Gentle comedy sequel in which Gregory, an idealistic teacher, is unable to commit himself to an adult relationship with the woman who loves him. He finds himself physically attracted to one of his bright young students, and when she becomes involved in a campaign to bring down a local man suspected of arms dealing, Gregory finds his liberal attitudes tested.
Director: Bill Forsyth
Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Carly McKinnon, Dougray Scott, Kevin Anderson, Martin Schwab
A better week than usual with a few goodies worth catching