16:50 on Monday 23rd January on more4.
Modest in scale only, this gripping rescue drama clings with sweat-soaked claustrophobia and suspense. Robert Beatty heads a team of concerned Canadians labouring against the clock to save a six-year-old boy who's been trapped in a seemingly impregnable bank vault. This film, directed by Gerald Thomas, features an early appearance by Sean Connery as a welder.
Director: Gerald Thomas
Starring: Robert Beatty, Betty McDowall, Vincent Winter, Lee Patterson, Peter Mannering
(Black and White, 1957, PG, 3 Star)
00:20 on Wednesday 25th January on BBC 1 London.
A disturbing tale of evil set during the English Civil War. When Matthew Hopkins is appointed Witchfinder General by the Puritans under Cromwell, he is empowered to travel the countryside with his henchmen and collect a fee for each witch from whom he extracts a confession - a policy which is exploited to the full.
Director: Michael Reeves
Starring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath, Robert Russell, Nicky Henson
(Followed by Weatherview, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1968, 18, 3 Star)
13:45 on Wednesday 25th January on Channel 4.
Fascinating historical drama about the passive resistance of Irish farmers, led by Stewart Granger, to the tyranny of land-agent Captain CC Boycott in County Mayo in 1880. Also starring Kathleen Ryan, Mervyn Johns and Noel Purcell.
Director: Frank Launder
Starring: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns, Alastair Sim, Noel Purcell
(Black and White, Subtitles, 1947, PG, 3 Star)
Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde
00:40 on Saturday 28th January on BBC 1 Midlands.
Blackly comic variation on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale, in which the good doctor, experimenting with ways to prolong life, tests the formula on himself and metamorphoses into a beautiful woman. But his alter ego turns out to have a very nasty streak, killing prostitutes who, terrified of Jack the Ripper, believe they have nothing to fear from a woman.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Starring: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander, Susan Broderick, Dorothy Alison
(Followed by Weatherview, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1971, 15, 3 Star)
22:30 on Saturday 28th January on ITV4.
An author, convinced that cats are conspiring to replace the human race as masters of the earth, narrates three bizarre tales of feline terror.
Directed by: Denis Heroux
Peter Cushing,Ray Milland,Susan Penhaligon,Joan Greenwood,Roland Culver,Simon Williams
01:45 on Sunday 29th January on Channel 4.
Kenneth Branagh stars and directs in this black comedy that sees six old Cambridge Footlights friends re-united for a New Year's Eve dinner party, following not just how their lives have changed but how they now see each other. Acting honours go to Emma Thompson and Imelda Staunton in two very different roles while Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rita Rudner and Richard Briers add lustre to this ensemble piece.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Fry, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Signed, 1992, 15, 3 Star)