TV and Streaming – Friday 8th May 2020

Morning!

It’s a Bank Holiday as we celebrate 75 years of VE Day. The weather is supposed to be glorious as well, so time to get out and enjoy it as it sounds like getting worse over the weekend.

If you are staying in, there’s a host of war and wartime movies (as you would expect) on TV today.

Stay safe, stay inside and Happy Friday.

AMAZON PRIME

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THE WRAITH (18)

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Randy Quaid

Action, horror, sci-fi

After a young man is murdered by a road-racing gang of motor-heads, a mysterious fast-driving spirit descends from the sky to take revenge. Low-budget cult favourite with a very young Charlie Sheen. Violence, language, sex and nudity.

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MILLION DOLLAR BABY (12)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman

Drama, sport

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. Heartbreaking boxing drama directed by Clint Eastwood. One use of strong language, moderate violence and adult theme.

NETFLIX

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RICHARD PRYOR LIVE IN CONCERT (15)

Starring: Richard Pryor

Comedy

Richard Pryor’s classic 1979 concert film has him discussing a wide range of topics, including race, the police and his favourite target — himself. One of the best concert movies with Pryor at his best. Strong language and sex references.

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TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAMS (12)

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau

Biopic, drama

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. Handsomely looking biopic from Francis Ford Coppola. Moderate injury detail.

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DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (PG)

Starring: Isabela Moner, Eva Longoria

Adventure, comedy

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Enormous fun family adventure based on the hit cartoon show. Mild threat, rude humour.

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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (15)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

War, Drama, Action

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Powerful and graphic war drama from Steven Spielberg. Strong bloody violence, gory images, language.

DISNEY+

IRON MAN 2 – Vertigo Posters

IRON MAN 2 (12)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke

Science Fiction, Adventure, Action

With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father’s legacy. Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure sequel. Moderate violence and bleeped strong language.

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FINDING DORY (U)

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Winning sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo. Infrequent mild threat.

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

THIS HAPPY BREED (U)

11am Film4

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills

Comedy, drama, war

Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. They lead an ordinary life throughout the years, but everything changes when World War II breaks out. Classic wartime drama.

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LITTLE WOMEN (U)

11.15am Sony Movies

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Susan Sarandon

Drama, romance

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. All-star cast in this 90s adaptation of the classic story.

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GEORGY GIRL (12)

11.25am Sony Movies Classic

Starring: James Mason, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling

Comedy, drama, romance

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father’s middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate. 60s social comedy-drama. Moderate language and sex. Black and white. May be edited for content.

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THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (U)

1pm BBC2

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame

War, drama

True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily’s defences before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. Well-directed wartime story. Very mild violence. Black and white.

Millions Like Us (1943 film)

MILLIONS LIKE US (U)

1.15pm Film4

Starring: Patricia Roc, Eric Portman, Gordon Jackson

War, drama

When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamour job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she meets other girls for all different walks of life, and begins a relationship with a young airman. Decent wartime drama. Black and white.

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THE HORSE WHISPERER (PG)

1.30pm Sony Movies

Starring: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill

Drama, romance

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl’s equally injured horse. Beautifully looking movie directed by Robert Redford. Mild language, violence and disturbing car accident.

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A BRIDGE TOO FAR (15)

2.20pm Channel 5

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery

War, drama, action

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. Epic Richard Attenborough directed war drama with an all-star cast. Violence. May be edited for content.

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THE SEA WOLVES (PG)

2.45pm ITV4

Starring: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

Action, war

During World War II, the British must attack a German ship, but it’s safe in neutral Goa. As a result, they send civilians: former soldiers who are about sixty years old. An old-fashioned boys’ own’s action movie. Mild language and violence.

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ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE (U)

7pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns, Sean Connery

War, drama, romance

An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start. 50s melodrama with a young Sean Connery. Black and white.

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DANCES WITH WOLVES (15)

4.55pm Sony Movies

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

Western, drama

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. Epic western directed by Kevin Costner. Strong violence, language, sex. May be edited for content.

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DAD’S ARMY (U)

5.15pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn, John Le Mesurier

Comedy, war

The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defence volunteers at the onset of WW2. Big-screening outing for the hugely popular TV comedy. Mild threat.

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN (PG)

5.20pm ITV4

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Robert Shaw, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth More, Susannah York

War, action, drama, biopic

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K. Impressive British war movie. War action and mild horror.

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THE LAND GIRLS (12)

6.50pm Film4

Starring: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel

War, drama, romance

Three young women from very different walks of life join the women’s land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever. Sweet-natured tale of the women who helped the war effort. Sexual content. May be edited for content)

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DANGER WITHIN (U)

7pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Richard Todd, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee

War, drama

In 1943, an Italian-administered P.O.W. camp for captured Allies goes through a series of failed escapes only to culminate in a daring plan for a dramatic mass escape. Wartime daring-do adventure. Black and white.

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SATURDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY MORNING (PG)

7.10m Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Drama

British drama with Albert Finney as a rebellious young man who breezes through life doing what he wants but how long will that last? The first ‘kitchen sink’ dramas where realism is the key. Mild language and sex references. Black and White.

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UNCLE BUCK (12)

7.10pm ITV2

Starring: John Candy, Amy Madigan

Comedy

Bachelor and all-round slob Buck babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. John Hughes’ entertaining comedy. Mild language. May be edited for content.

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A TASTE OF HONEY (12)

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. Mature themes, some mild language and sex references. Black and white.

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WALL STREET (15)

9pm Sony Movies

Starring: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah

Drama, crime

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. Award-winning stock market drama. Strong language, hard drug use and moderate sex.

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FAST AND FURIOUS 8 (12)

9pm ITV2

Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren

Action, adventure, crime

When a mysterious woman seduces Dominic Toretto into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before. Tremendous fun action caper. Moderate violence, infrequent strong language.

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JASON BOURNE (12)

9pm Film4

Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

Action, adventure, thriller

The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. Fourth edition of the Jason Bourne story. Moderate violence and language.

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OCEAN’S TWELVE (12)

9pm 5*

Starring: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Crime, thriller, comedy

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11. Not as good as the original but still fun. One audible and some bleeped uses of strong language.

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8 MILE (15)

10pm ITV4

Starring: Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

Drama, music

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. Powerful domestic drama with a strong debut from Eminem. strong language, violence, sex references and soft drug use.

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AIR FORCE ONE (15)

10pm Channel 5

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

Action, drama, thriller

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board. Cracking Die Hard-style action movie. Strong language and violence.

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PERSONAL SERVICES (18)

10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen

Comedy, biopic

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. Julie Walters shines in this Terry Jones directed comedy. Strong language, sex, sexual references and BDSM acts.

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CITY OF TINY LIGHTS (15)

10.35pm BBC2

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper

Crime, thriller, drama

In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue. Gritty British drama. Strong language, drug misuse, violence.

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HIGHLANDER (15)

10.55pm Horror Channel

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery

Action, adventure, fantasy

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”. Flashy 80s action film. Strong violence, language and moderate sex.

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THE KNACK AND HOW TO GET IT (15)

11.05pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford

Comedy

Cool, sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing – with a long like of conquests to prove it – while the naïve, awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it’s not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Swinging 60s comedy. Moderate sex references. Black and white.

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KINKY BOOTS (12)

11.10pm BBC1

Starring: Nick Frost, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Linda Bassett, Joel Edgerton

Comedy, drama

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father’s shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. Feel-good British comedy. Language and sexual references.

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THE NEXT THREE DAYS (12)

11.30pm Sony Movies

Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy

Thriller, action

A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Gripping thriller from the director of Crash. One use of strong language and moderate violence.

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HUMMINGBIRD (15)

11.30pm 5*

Starring: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek

Thriller, Drama

A damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity. Underrated tough drama. Strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language.

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DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)

12.10am Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

Horror

Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. Classic Hammer horror. Moderate bloody horror.

 

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