TV and Streaming – Week Commencing 11th July 2021

It’s finally here! England v Italy tonight (11th July) could be a huge historical event for this country. I’m guessing there won’t be too many people not watching the match. However, if you are not interested in football, then I am sure you will be catered for (although it’s is pretty sparse: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Channel 5, The Duchess on BBC2, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle on 5*) Elsewhere, I will try and pinpoint you to some great movies on TV and on the streaming services this week.

Stay safe, look after yourself and Come On, England!



Player (The) - Original Cinema Movie Poster From British  Quad Posters and US 1-Sheet Posters


Starring: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoppi Goldberg, Cynthia Stevenson

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one? Robert Altman’s excellent Hollywood satire with an impressive cast of A-listers in cameo roles. Strong language, nudity and sensuality.

Jabberwocky (Monty Python) Movie Poster


Starring: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, Max Wall

Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom’s only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside. Terry Gilliam’s solo directorial debut is a mix of Python surreal with exciting fantasy. Violence, brief nudity and mild language.


Original MidSommar Movie Poster - Ari Aster - Florence Pugh - Horror


Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, Liv Mjones, William Jackson Harper, Julia Ragnarsson

Horror, Drama

A couple travels to Scandinavia to visit a rural hometown’s fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. Terrific horror from the director of Hereditary. Disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language.

The Young Offenders poster design - CoffeeandCigarettes


Starring: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic MacHale, P.J. Gallagher, Shane Casey

Comedy, Adventure

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro. Hilarious comedy that led to a hugely successful TV series. Very strong language, strong injury detail, sex.


Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure - Original Cinema Movie Poster From British Quad Posters and US 1-Sheet Posters


Starring: Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Bernie Casey, Hal Landon Jr., George Carlin

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine. The first adventure of the Wild Stallyns in this now cult favourite. Mild bad language, sex references, discriminatory behaviour.

Shining, The (1980) on Warner Home Video (United Kingdom Betamax, VHS  videotape)


Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd

Horror, Thriller

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror based on Stephen King’s novel. Strong violence, language.


Collectible Cinema Poster: BLACK WIDOW 2021 (Quad) : Home &  Kitchen


Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War. Exciting spy adventure from Marvel. Moderate violence, injury detail. (Available for £19.99 from Premiere Access)

Crazy Heart” Poster and Photos – FilmoFilia


Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall

Drama, Romance, Music

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. Jeff Bridges won an Oscar in this understated drama. Strong language and brief sexuality.



THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) Original Vintage UK Quad Poster | Picture ...


3.55pm ITV1

Starring: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill

Drama, Crime, Comedy

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. Classic with that famous car scene through Italy in Minis. Mild violence, language, sex references.

Stardust (2007) — The Beckwick Papers


6.30pm ITV2

Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O’Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

Fantasy, adventure, comedy

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. Wonderful fantasy with Robert DeNiro as you have never seen him before. Moderate fantasy violence and scary moments.


THE PINK PANTHER (1963) Original Vintage UK Quad Poster | Picture Palace  Movie Posters


4.40pm Film4

Starring: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale

Comedy, Romance

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as “The Phantom” before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess’ priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as “The Pink Panther”. The first outing for Peter Sellers’ iconic comic creation. Mild comic sex references and mild slapstick.

8 Mile - Original Cinema Movie Poster From British Quad  Posters and US 1-Sheet Posters

8 MILE (15)

11.10pm ITV4

Starring: Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer

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 drama with a debut performance from Eminem. Strong language, moderate sex and violence.


Gravity (2013) - Movie Posters (3 of 5)


8.35pm BBC1

Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Sci-fi, drama

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space. Magnificent sci-fi drama that won 7 Oscars. Sustained moderate threat, disturbing images and strong language.

THE NANNY (1965) Original Vintage Bette Davis Hammer Horror Film Movie  Poster | Picture Palace Movie Posters


9pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers, William Dix, Pamela Franklin


There’s just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? Disturbing thriller from Hammer Studios. Moderate horror and threat to children. Black and white.


The Hate U Give" Film and Discussion | Center for the Study of Race and  Democracy


9pm Film4

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby


Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Powerful and relevant drama. Moderate violence, drug and sex references, infrequent strong language.

Blithe Spirit Noel Coward Constance Cummings 1945 Movie | Etsy


9.05pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Rex Harrison, Kay Hammond, Constance Cummings, Margaret Rutherford

Comedy, Romance

A man and his second wife are haunted by the ghost of his first wife. Classic David Lean film version of Noel Coward’s comedy.


Review: Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - Arts Commented


9pm Film4

Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Angela Bassett

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. The best of the series so far and one of the best action movies around. Moderate violence, injury detail, infrequent strong language.

Wilde - Original Cinema Movie Poster From British Quad  Posters and US 1-Sheet Posters

WILDE (15)

10.55pm BBC Four

Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Drama, Biopic

The turmoil in poet/playwright Oscar Wilde’s life after he discovers his homosexuality. Terrific biopic with a great performance from Stephen Fry. Strong sexuality and language.


Young Winston - Original Cinema Movie Poster From ...


6.10pm Great Movies Classic

Starring: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Jack Hawkins, Ian Holm, Anthony Hopkins

Biopic, Drama, War

Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-known politician. Well-made biopic from Richard Attenborough. Mild violence and sex references.

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10.35pm BBC1

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding

Comedy, crime, thriller

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate. Bonkers yet entertaining black comedy from the director of Bridesmaids. Strong language, sex references, drug misuse, violence.


Dunkirk On-Screen | Telly Visions


9pm BBC1

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh

War, Thriller, Drama

Christopher Nolan’s impressive wartime drama about the Allied evacuation from Northern France in 1940. Sustained threat, intense sequences, moderate violence, strong language.

Young Guns - Original Cinema Movie Poster From British Quad  Posters and US 1-Sheet Posters


11pm BBC1

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Casey Siemaszko, Dermot Mulroney

Western, Action

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted. 80s western with the Brat Pack. crude and sexual humour, language, violence and brief nudity.


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