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    Blue Lamp, The (1950)

    13:10 on Monday 5th January on Channel 4.

    Classic British crime drama in which a young police recruit sets out to avenge the death of a fellow officer. A veteran constable is murdered while attempting to arrest a pair of petty criminals, and the new cop's determination to arrest the killer of his mentor and friend draws him into a suspenseful manhunt.

    Director: Basil Dearden

    Starring: Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Bernard Lee, Meredith Edwards, Patric Doonan



    London Belongs to Me (1948)

    12:40 on Tuesday 6th January on Channel 4.

    Drama. When a man from a poverty-stricken area of south London is charged with murder, the lodgers in his boarding house start a campaign to clear his name.

    Director: Sidney Gilliat

    Starring: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Stephen Murray, Fay Compton, Wylie Watson, Susan Shaw



    Spanish Gardener, The (1956)

    13:00 on Wednesday 7th January on Channel 4

    Sensitive drama about a gardener who befriends the son of the household and in doing so falls foul of the father, a failed diplomat tortured by his own inadequacies. The boy feels smothered by his father's overbearing possessiveness, and forges a bond with the gardener. Feeling rejected, the father has the gardener framed for theft and sent to prison. But when he escapes, the boy follows him into the hills.

    Director: Philip Leacock

    Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Maureen Swanson, Bernard Lee, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack.



    Crooks Anonymous (1962)

    13:10 on Thursday 8th January on Channel 4.

    British comedy about a petty thief who is apparently cured by a rehabilitation group but faces temptation when he gets a job working as a department store Santa Claus. Accidentally locked in overnight, he calls on his fellow reformed crooks to help him break out. So the motley bunch find themselves alone with a storeful of goodies.

    Director: Ken Annakin

    Starring: Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice



    McKenzie Break, The (1970)

    00:20 on Friday 9th January on BBC 1.

    Action drama set during World War II about German POWs imprisoned in Camp McKenzie in the Scottish Highlands. Led by their fanatical Nazi captain, the interns are making life intolerable for the camp commander, who sends for an army intelligence officer to help control the situation. But the new military arrival soon discovers that the disruptions in the camp are merely a cover for an imminent breakout attempt.

    Director: Lamont Johnson

    Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson, Patrick O'Connell, Horst Janson



    Time Bandits (1981)

    15:50 on Saturday 10th January on Channel 4.

    Unusual visual fantasy in which a bored schoolboy is taken back through history to meet such legends as Robin Hood and Napoleon. He is escorted by a band of mischievous dwarfs who, using a stolen map of the 'time-holes' in the universe, are able to travel from one period to another. Hot in pursuit is the map's true owner, the omnipotent Supreme Being.

    Director: Terry Gilliam

    Starring: John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond, David Warner, Ralph Richardson



    Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1986)

    22:00 on Saturday 10th January on Channel 4.

    Riotous sex comedy in which two bored teenage girls escape the squalor of their life in the slums of Bradford when their babysitting job turns into a 'menage a trois' with a married man.

    Director: Alan Clarke

    Starring: Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp, Willie Ross, Patti Nicholls



    Inseminoid (1981)

    00:25 on Sunday 11th January on BBC 1.

    Sci-fi horror in which a routine journey through space turns into a nightmare when the crew of a spaceship on an archaeological mission encounter an alien creature which impregnates one of them and turns her into a flesh-craving monster.

    Director: Norman J Warren

    Starring: Judy Geeson, Jennifer Ashley, Robin Clarke, Stephanie Beacham, Victoria Tennant, Steven Grives



    Fast Lady, The (1962)

    00:10 on Monday 12th January on ITV1.

    Enjoyable, modest farce about a Scotsman living in England who wants to learn to drive an antique Bentley sports car so he can impress his girlfriend's wealthy father.

    Director: Ken Annakin

    Starring: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Kathleen Harrison, Julie Christie



    Velvet Goldmine (1998)

    00:55 on Monday 12th January on Channel 4.

    Colourful drama, set during the glam-rock era, in which a journalist sets out to discover what happened to a famous Bowie-like rock star from the 1970s who faked his death during a stage performance. The story is told in a series of flashbacks, and the soundtrack features iconic artists from the period such as Bryan Ferry and Lou Reed.

    Director: Todd Haynes

    Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette, Christian Bale, Eddie Izzard

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    Also Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger (1926) showing on Sky Cinema 1/2.

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