TV and Streaming – Wednesday 25th March 2020

Morning!

It’s Wednesday, although do days mean anything anymore? Disney+ was a huge relief for many and if you are looking for non-movie information, the can I point you towards The Mandalorian and The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Business as usual here so enjoy the day, stay safe, stay inside and look after yourself. Happy Wednesday!

AMAZON PRIME

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PAN’S LABYRINTH (15)

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil

Fantasy, Drama, War

One of the best films of this century, a tale of a young girl escaping from her sadistic army officer stepfather into a strange fantasy world. Subtitled.

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SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (12A)

Starring: Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman

Documentary, biopic, music

Fascinating documentary about two South Africans searching for a 70s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.

NETFLIX

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS (PG)

Starring: Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine

Drama, comedy

Set in a hair salon in Southern America, a group of women deal with the ups and downs of their lives.

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STUDIO GHIBLI COLLECTION

Animation, Fantasy, drama, adventure

A collection of animated films from the legendary studio including SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and PRINCESS MONONOKE

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS (U)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Musical, fantasy, drama

Sequel to Mary Poppins with Emily Blunt stepping into Julie Andrews shoes, back to help Michael Banks. Also available on Disney+

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THE HAND THAT ROCKED THE CRADLE (15)

Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra

Thriller

Creepy tale of a woman who plays nanny to a young family but with evil intent. Violence and strong language.

DISNEY +

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (U)

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Sci-Fi, fantasy, adventure

The original Star Wars movie has Mark Hamill as farm boy Luke Skywalker finding himself an important part of bringing down the Empire and Darth Vader. Classic.

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TOY STORY COLLECTION (U)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

Animation, comedy, drama, adventure

All four of the Pixar Toy Story collection are here, following the adventures of Woody, Buzz and the gang. TOY STORY 3 is the best of the series but don’t forget your tissues. Also available on NOW TV/Sky Cinema

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

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DOCTOR DOLITTLE (U) 3.25pm Film4

Starring: Rex Harrison, Anthony Newley

A musical version of the man who can talk to the animals, as he and his friends head off to find the Great Pink Sea Snail. A flop on its release, it passes the time.

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THE AFRICAN QUEEN (U) 5pm Sony Movie Classics

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

Adventure, drama

Classic tale of a riverboat captain who transports a missionary through the rivers of war-torn Africa. Bogart won an Oscar for his role.

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A TASTE OF HONEY (15) 9pm Sony Movie Classics

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryant

Drama

1960s drama based on the successful play about a pregnant girl having to fend for herself when her overbearing mother decides to remarry. Black and white.

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CASINO ROYALE (12A) 9pm ITV4

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green

Action, adventure, thriller

Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond is a cracking adventure as he tries to stop funding for terrorist acts by taking on a high-stakes poker game. Violence.

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DIEGO MARADONA (12A) 9pm 4SEVEN

Starring: Diego Maradona, Pele

Documentary, biopic

Documentary about legendary footballer Maradona during his turbulent time in Italy in the 1980s. From the director of Senna and Amy.

WHITE MISCHIEF (18) 10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance

Drama, crime, mystery

Set in 1940s Africa, a married couple find themselves in the affluent world of ex-patriarchs but then murder hits the group. Scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

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