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As you maaaay or may not (perhaps!) or spotted, Father’s Day 2017 edition is fast approaching and things here at Truffle Towers are starting to get pretty dad-tastic!

With loads of us franticly searching the shops and the cyberweb for the newest, coolest and most perfectest Father’s Day Gifts in all the land to really spoil our old man this year, it’s safe to say we’ve had the dad word spinning in our brains. Inspired by all the dad talk and goings on, we thought we would take some time to look back at some of our favourite dads (we’ve said dad to much already huh) from the big and small screens, see what they’ve been up to and perhaps find out where they are now.

Let’s jump in!

Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Professor of medieval literature, expert on Grail lore, the father of archaeologist Indiana Jones, we’re pretty sure most people will know and love Jones Sr. Somewhat of a …..difficult so and so, it’s hard to imagine anyone other than professional Scotsman Sean Connery donning his trusty hat and snatching his faithful umbrella. Now, we’re not saying him and Indie had the best father and son relationship to start with, but it’s safe to say their adventures together sure bring them closer and all with a touch of whit and good old fashioned competition.

So, what’s he be up to? Turns out…. A LOT! Starring in such films as (deep breath); The Hunt for Red October, Just Cause, The Rock, Entrapment, and Finding Forrester. Not bed eh! It’s safe to say Sean has had a very fruitful career and is certainly more than a household name. Retired from the big screen, he is currently living in Kranidi, Greece where he can spend time with family and friends including fellow movie star Michael Caine.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Glass Tumbler

This former 007 would be able to enjoy a drink from his homeland in style with this nifty little tumbler.

George McFly (Crispin Glover) – Back to the Future

Oh George! Cautious, nerdy, insecure and a total dude with it! Played by Crispin Glover who tooootally nailed the role as the nerdy sci-fi loving guy who is used to being pushed around. Cripsin has gone on to feature a whole host of films from Wild at Heart, Charlie’s Angels, Beowulf, Alice in Wonderland, to hit show American Gods. Not only starring, he has also produced films through his company including ‘What Is It?’ and ‘It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.’ Did we mention he also released an album? Oh yeah – check out this album called The Big Problem ≠ The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be. Not enough? He has also written between 15 and 20 books which are classic titles, rearranged and with passages removed to create new stories.

Currently living in Silverlake, California, Crispin continues to pour his time into his creative outlets including music and film production. Busy boy!

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Boxed Star Wars I Am Your Father Darth Vader Mug

He came to him one night (from the planet Vulcan??) offering words of… advice. With this nifty mug, he’ll be sure to never forget that night.

Noah Levenstein/Jim’s Dad (Eugene Levy) – American Pie

It’s Jim’s dad! Always there to offer friendly advice… even when it wasn’t asked for. Full of work experience and never afraid to get involved, Jim’s dad has an undying love for Jim which is put to the test a number of times but never wavers. A real solid character who will always do his best for Jim. Solid dad material! But where is he now?
Turns out Jim’s dad has gone pretty damn far. 60+ films? Yep! Levy has been nominated for and won countless awards for his films including a New York Film Critics Circle Award and a Grammy Award. Not to shabby!

So what’s he been up so since American Pie? Turns out a lot. You might have seen him in… Best in Show, Serendipity, Bringing Down the House, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Night at the Museum 2, and heard him in Finding Dory as Charlie. Levy is a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of The Governor General’s Performing Arts Award – the foremost honour presented for excellence in the performing arts.


Still working hard, you’ll certainly be seeing more from Jim’s… sorry Eugene be it on TV or the big screen.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Retro Silver Classic Digital Watch from Casio

A real classic dad needs a real classic Casio timepiece right? This silver digital watch come with a black dial for a casual yet classic look. With this beauty, you’ll always be on time to offer quality advice.

Hal (Bryan Cranston) – Malcolm in the Middle

Hal…. you total legend! Nothing better than a comedy dad right? We’ll if ‘lord of the dads’ was an official title (which it totally should be!), then Hal would be getting our vote for the position.Father to father to Francis, Reese, Malcolm, Dewey, and Jamie, Hal is put to the ultimate test as a dad almost daily with any number of odd goings on. Like a lot of households, he pretty much becomes one of the kids with his much more relaxed approach to life then wife Lois. Proper fun!

Bryan is by no means a one trick pony though…. far from it! He has transformed himself multiple times over the years going from a goof to a disciplined and protecting figure and given award worthy performances (4x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series twice) in block buster films and binge-worthy TV shows.

So, what’s he been up to since Malcolm in the Middle left our screen back in 2006? Voicing characters in both Family Guy and American Dad!, Bryan became the face of TV sensation Breaking Bad. We’re not even sure TV sensation even covers what Breaking Bad became. Maybe phenomenon? Masterpiece? Whatever you wish, it was huge and he was truly outstanding throughout.  Since this performance as Walter White, Bryan has starred in cinema hit Godzilla, Drive, Argo, The Infiltrator, Trumbo, and Wakefield to name a few. You won’t be struggling to see Bryan in more screen gold that’s for sure.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Men’s Pokemon Pikachu And Friends Boxer Shorts

What do you get the man who seems to spend a lot of time in his tighty whities? Funky Pokémon pants of course! Sure to add some pizzazz to his casual look.

Steve Stevens (Tom Virtue) – Even Stevens

Everyone loves a quirky Dad right? They think they’re super serious but really, nothing silly they do will ever be a total surprise. Not imagine that Dad’s also a lawyer… we present “Stiffie” Stevens. Running for just a few years from 2000 to 2003 (we know! Total classic gone so soon), Even Stevens remains firmly lodged in our memories as having a super cool intro, weird plot lines and one of the best TV Dads going.

So where has Tom been and where is he now? Well… turns out he’s done some cool stuff! Starring in a whole heap of TV shows including; Nip/Tuck, Entourage, ER, CSI, Sons of Anarchy, The Office (US) and more. Film work you ask? Sure! He has starred in some big titles including Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Iron Man 3. His upcoming work includes TV roles in Conan and I’m Dying Up Here so stay tuned for more peeps!

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Men’s Blue Mr Men Mr Silly T-Shirt

He’s funny, sill and he would look ace in this Mr Men TShirt! Right? Sure to raise a few smiles.

Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill) – Married with Children

Now it’s hard…. nay impossible to talk about classic on screen dads without mentioning the mighty Al Bundy. Husband of Peggy Bundy, father of Kelly and Bud Bundy, Al was your classic grumpy dad. Sure he was mean at times, didn’t always get what he wanted and loved to make fun of people but hey, somehow we forgave him because it was just so damn funny!

So, who was behind Al? Ed O’Neill landed the role back in 1987 and he never looked back. Playing the role for ten years until 1997, Ed later went on to perform in The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington, and a number of TV roles including Big Apple, Dragnet, 8 Simple Rules, The West Wing, and famously Modern Family. Modern Family has grown to become a jewel in ABC’s crown and is still going strong from its launch back in 2009. If you’ve never seen it…. seriously you need it in your life.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Men’s White Mr Happy Mr Men T-Shirt

…because seeing the king of grumpy rocking a Mr Happy TShirt would be the best things ever right? Yup!

Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith) – That ’70s Show

As TV dads go, sometimes you just need a no-nonsense, good old American one right? Well, look no further then good old Red. Battle hardened and with a classic dry humour, Red truly completed the line-up of That ’70s Show which aired from 1998 to 2006.

But where is old man Red now? Currently living in Glendale, California, Kurtwood is still busier than ever with numerous film roles over the years, and regular TV work including Rick and Morty, Agent Carter and currently Patriot, an American comedy-drama series. If you watch enough TV, you’ll be sure to catch him in something cool.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Vintage Canvas Captain America Army Wash Bag

He’s a stern military man acting in both World War II veteran Korean War veteran, making our Amy inspired Captain America wash bag a great tribute to his time served…and it’s pretty darn practical too!

Jim Robinson (Alan Dale) – Neighbours

Now this is a classic TV dad! As one of the twelve original Neighbours characters (pretty cool tittle to have right!), where he made his small screen debut on the very first episode of the show ever back in 1985. Father of Paul, Scott, Lucy and Glen, and the husband of Anne Robinson and later Beverly Robinson, it’s safe to say he had a lot on his plate. Never afraid to give an honest answer, Jim loved cars and always tried to put his family first.

Appearing in over 1000 episodes before being dramatically killed off in 1993, Jim was a loud and very memorable character who became a real anchor for the show and the stories within. So, what’s he been up to since he left Ramsay street and where is he now?

Well…. chances are you’ve also probably seen him in something good in recent years too! Working on some hit shows including; The O.C, Lost, 24, NCIS, The West Wing, The X-Files, The Killing, and Homeland, he has also hit the big screen with roles in; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Star Trek: Nemesis, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, aaaand Entourage. Phew!

Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Dale is working on TV show Once Upon a Time.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Awesome 80′s Trivia Cards

As one of the pivotal characters from 80s TV, what better gift than the ultimate 80s challenge with our 80′s Trivia Cards.

Mel Horowitz (Dan Hedaya) – Clueless

If you grew up even around the 90s, the chances are you’ve seen classic movie Clueless a few times over…. each year! Well undoubtedly one of the biggest characters in this modern classic, Mel nails the overprotective, grumpy, stressed out workaholic dad. Protective, hard-working and not afraid to say what he really thought, we know Mel always had his kids interests at heart and worked hard to provide for them. Traditional and grumpy. Classic movie dad!

So what else has he been in and where is he now?? Well, he’s still busy! Working in a number of movies and TV shows, Dan has also worked in theatre with some Broadway performances to his name. Oh yeah. Films you can find in include; Commando, The Addams Family, The Usual Suspects and even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You might have just heard of that one. He has also worked on TV classic ER.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Superman USB 8GB Memory Stick

What do you get a workaholic dad who’s thinks he’s Superman? Well…. this! Ever useful for work and play, and will add a touch of character to any meeting.

So there you have them folks! Hopefully you’ve discovered a little something about some of the classic dads we great up with who are still doing some AMAZING things in the biz.

Don’t let this Father’s Day slip you by! We’ve got a huge range of amazing Father’s Day Present Ideas for you to browse and snap up. Let’s make this year one of their best yet!

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We hate to disappoint – we really do…but Summer’s gone! It pains us as much as it pains you – the lack of sunshine, the need for 17 layers and the dark nights. If we have to wear long sleeves, then at least we have an amazing selection of cool sweaters and hoodies to choose from. From Barbie to Harry Potter, Batman to The Goonies – we’ll have you thinking ‘who needs summer’ quicker than you can say ‘hot chocolate season ready’. Pinky promise.

Step into the wizarding world of Harry Potter, TruffleShuffle-style! It’s been almost 20 years since the magic of Harry Potter captured the hearts of adults and children across the globe, with J.K Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! Flaunt some serious appreciation while keeping warm with the help of these seriously cool hoodies and sweaters!

Show the world you’re out there fighting off more than just the cold weather in one of our awesome superhero tops!



It may not be the season for Coke floats, but that’s not stopping us from making a right splash with these awesome exclusive Coca-Cola hoodies!

To conclude our run down – giving a nod to the 80s, we love these great childhood classics!

Looking to grab a bargain? Enter THUNDER10 on our cool Thundercats hoodie, result!
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Get cosy and cool with our cult collection of officially licensed hoodies and jumpers! Enjoy!

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Wall art is a really simple and easy way to spruce up any room and we’ve got a very cool selection that can give your home a stylish and retro touch, you’ll be the envy of every visitor!

Whether you’re a movie buff, retro gamer or music lover we’ve got all bases covered with fab original art for such retro icons as Labyrinth, Back to the Future, Marvel Comics, Sega, David Bowie, Roald Dahl, Coca-Cola and sooooo much more! Whatever your taste, there’s definitely something for everyone at a range of prices that really won’t break the bank! Let’s take a look…

We’re particularly proud of our Harry Potter art collection with a range of magical framed prints featuring the likes of Sirius Black, Bellatrix, Lucius and of course Harry himself.  We also have a Hogwarts crest for those of you wishing to be a wizard in training!

And below are a few of my favourite movie prints that I’m planning to adorn my walls with, let us know which prints would look perfect in your home!

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Pitch a tent and light a fire! Another retro movie weekend had arrived!

Finding juuuuust the right spot to set up base camp, we find ourselves thrown into the wilderness once again as we begin another weekend of outdoor adventure. Unfolding plastic sheets, thumping in (and inevitably bending) tent pegs, sourcing a water supply and of course….blowing up the air bed, we’re all set for another adventure in the great British countryside. Will it rain? Will be blow away? Or perhaps will we just attract more bugs than a picnic in a busy swamp? Only time will tell.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 16th July

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Ivanhoe (1952) BBC2 8:25am-10:10am (1 hour 45 minutes)
A brave knight defies his father and enlists the help of a rich man and his daughter to rescue Richard the Lionheart from imprisonment. Along the way they also have to counter the machinations of tyrannical Prince John, who is determined their quest will fail. Medieval adventure based on Walter Scott’s novel, starring Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Guy Rolfe.

Lifeboat (1944) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
The survivors of a torpedoed passenger ship are set adrift in a lifeboat. As they pull out other survivors from the sea, they realise one of them is the U-boat commander responsible for the disaster. Alfred Hitchcock’s Second World War drama, starring Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Slezak, William Bendix, Hume Cronyn and Henry Hull.

Kindergarten Cop (1990) ITV2 2:05pm-4:15pm
A tough detective is forced to pose as a preschool teacher in a bid to capture a drug dealer whose son is one of the pupils. However, his biggest challenge turns out to be controlling a class full of five-year-olds. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Pamela Reed and Richard Tyson.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV2 4:15pm-6:40pm
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

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You’ve Got Mail (1998) ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm
Two rivals in the bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. While things remain frosty in person, the pair’s anonymous online relationship continues to blossom. Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey and Dabney Coleman.

Star Trek (2009) Channel 4 7:00pm-9:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy.

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For Your Eyes Only (1981) ITV4 8:00pm-10:45pm
James Bond goes in search of a British weapons system aboard a sunken vessel before it falls into the hands of enemies who will use it to deactivate all Western submarines. Unfortunately, his mission is hindered by a crossbow-toting woman out to avenge her father’s murder. Spy thriller, starring Roger Moore, Topol, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Jill Bennett and Lynn-Holly Johnson.

Airplane! (1980) Film4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when the flight crew flounder during a food-poisoning crisis. As ground control personnel struggle heroically to ensure the plane lands safely, a traumatised war veteran must face his fear to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges.

The A-Team (2010) E4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Four soldiers are sent on a top-secret mission in Iraq that results in them being imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. When they learn the culprit is trying to sell equipment for producing fake currency, they break out of prison to find both him and evidence of their innocence. Action adventure based on the 1980s TV series, with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson.

Shaun of the Dead (2004) ITV2 09:00pm-11:05pm
An unambitious 29-year-old man trapped in the job from hell and recently dumped decides to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he has to put his plans on hold when zombies rise from their graves and stalk the streets of London’s suburbs to feast on the living. Comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton.

Out for Justice (1991) ITV4 10:45pm-12:35am
A tough Brooklyn cop learns that his partner and best friend has been murdered in front of his family by a vicious drug dealer, the pair’s lifelong enemy and the scourge of the neighbourhood. The detective heads into the underworld on a one-man vengeance mission, but finds the killer’s criminal bosses are also hunting for him. Action thriller, with Steven Seagal, William Forsythe and Jerry Orbach.

SUNDAY 17th July

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Innerspace (1987) Channel 5 12:25pm-2:40pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A Navy test pilot is shrunk in a ground-breaking scientific experiment, but instead of being injected into a laboratory rabbit, the tiny specimen accidentally winds up inside a hypochondriac supermarket worker. As he tries to find a way out, criminals come after the unlikely duo in search of the secret of the miniaturising technology. Sci-fi comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis and Vernon Wells.

Kidnapped (1960) BBC2 1:45pm-3:15pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A boy who is the heir to a fortune is abducted and sent off to sea by his scheming uncle, who stands to get his hands on the family riches. However, the lad teams up with a Jacobite fugitive, and the pair embark on a perilous journey across Scotland to see justice done. Historical adventure, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, starring Peter Finch and James MacArthur.

Three Men and a Baby (1987) 2:40pm-4:35pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The lives of three flat-sharing bachelors are turned upside down when they discover a baby left on their doorstep. Unfortunately, while trying to get to grips with the necessary parenting skills, they find themselves menaced by criminals searching for missing drugs. Comedy, directed by Leonard Nimoy, starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Nancy Travis.

The Flintstones (1994) ITV2 3:35pm-5:20pm
Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to an executive position at work and unwittingly becomes embroiled in an embezzlement scheme – thanks in no small part to his seductive new assistant. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, starring John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry and Elizabeth Taylor.

Willow (1988) Channel 5 4:35pm-7:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A farmer with dreams of becoming a wizard finds an abandoned baby, who is destined to bring about the downfall of an evil queen. The wicked tyrant’s minions have been sent to kill the child before she can fulfil the prophecy, and it falls to the would-be sorcerer to protect her, with the aid of a rogue warrior. Fantasy adventure, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer.

Men in Black (1997) W 4:50pm-6:40pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A streetwise cop is enlisted by a top-secret government force dedicated to policing alien visitors to Earth, teaming up with a veteran agent just as a body-swapping extraterrestrial giant insect begins a reign of terror throughout New York City. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Independence Day (1996) E4 5:10pm-8:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
A fleet of huge flying saucers launches a devastating and unprovoked attack on Earth. As survivors try to flee the seemingly unstoppable alien invaders, the courageous US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius come up with a plan to take the fight to the enemy and save the human race. Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia and Harry Connick Jr.

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The Lion King (1994) Channel 4 6:15pm-8:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A lion prince blames himself for his father’s death and flees into the wilderness, leaving his wicked uncle to take over. As the cub grows to adulthood, he receives a vision of the dead king, who inspires him to seek revenge and reclaim his rightful throne. Disney animated musical, with the voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones.

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Liar Liar (1997) ITV2 7:15pm-9:00pm
A lawyer, whose underhand ploys to win cases leave him little time to see his son, discovers he is incapable of lying after the boy’s birthday wish makes his dad tell only the truth. However, this causes a host of problems as the attorney tries to muddle his way through a high-profile divorce settlement. Comedy, with Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Jennifer Tilly and Cary Elwes.

Thor (2011) Channel 4 8:00pm-10:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The Norse god of thunder is banished from his own world when his arrogance puts the kingdom on the brink of war. He is sent to present-day Earth, where he is forced to live among humans without his supernatural powers, but must regain his abilities to defend his new home against his evil brother. Kenneth Branagh’s fantasy adventure based on the Marvel comics, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins.

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Casino Royale (2006) ITV 9:00pm-12:05am
James Bond achieves his ’00′ status and is dispatched on the trail of Le Chiffre, an international criminal financing terrorist organisations around the world. Bond’s investigation leads to a casino in Montenegro, where he takes part in a high-stakes poker game in a bid to bankrupt Le Chiffre and put an end to his plans. Spy thriller, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Daniel Craig in his first outing as 007, with Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench and Giancarlo Giannini.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, keep the best songs loud and remember than sometimes just listening is better than having the right thing to say.
xoxo

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Cheese and crackers! It’s only another retro movie weekend full of nostalgia, fun and plenty of dodgy effects! Yep….believe it.

In a world of ever increasing screen revolutions, gigidybits, brandywidths and not forgetting those RAMs…..whatever they are, we find ourselves looking back to the past to remember the simpler times where you simply knocked on a door, popped outside to see who was ‘out’ and perhaps…for the braver of people, rang the landline *shiver*. Back then life wasn’t through a profile or being constantly captured for people to see (thankfully!) but instead we created our very own fun. Invented games in the street, hung out in the coolest parents house (who would let us) and of course….wreaked havoc! Good times.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 9th July

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Flight of the Navigator
(1986) BBC2 7:45am-9:10am (1 hour 25 minutes)
A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship. With the help of the robot pilot, he tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV3 2:50pm-5:00pm
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

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Small Soldiers (1998) ITV2 2:45pm-5:00pm
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

Scooby-Doo (2002) ITV2 5:00pm-6:45pm
The hapless hound and his chums reunite after a bitter break-up to solve a baffling mystery in the ghost-themed tourist resort of Spooky Island, whose owner is convinced he has a genuine haunting on his hands. Live-action comedy adventure based on the cartoon series, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr, Linda Cardellini and Rowan Atkinson.

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) ITV4 8:00pm-10:40pm
James Bond teams up with a KGB agent to recover missing British and Soviet nuclear submarines, before whoever stole them can use their warheads. Unfortunately, 007 was responsible for the death of his new ally’s lover – and she is determined to make him pay before their mission is complete. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens and Richard Kiel.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) ITV 7:45pm-10:50pm (3 hours 5 minutes)
Unassuming hobbit Bilbo Baggins is pulled out of his comfortable life when Gandalf the wizard volunteers him for a dangerous quest. He joins a party of dwarves who are on a mission to reclaim their lost homeland, which has been taken over by a dragon. The first part of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s novel, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

Aliens (1986) Film4 9:00pm-12:00am (3 hours)
Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship’s entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a colony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now hordes of them. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) More4 10:10pm-12:35am (2 hours 25 minutes)
A fast-talking US Army disc jockey is sent to entertain the GIs in 1960s Saigon, but he enrages the military top brass by blasting the airwaves with his irreverent and controversial view of the conflict in South-East Asia. Comedy drama, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Bruno Kirby.

Alien 3 (1992) Film4 12:00am-2:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Officer Ripley is marooned alone on an all-male prison planet, only to face another of the lethal extraterrestrial creatures – which begins to prey on the inmates. While trying to help them survive, she discovers a terrifying connection between herself and the monster. David Fincher’s sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver and Charles Dance.

SUNDAY 10th July

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The Parent Trap (1961) Film4 1:00pm-3:35pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
When twins sisters meet for the first time at summer camp, they decide it is high time their estranged parents got back together again, and hatch an ingenious plan to reunite them by swapping places with each other. Disney comedy, starring Hayley Mills in a dual role as both sisters, alongside Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith and Leo G Carroll.

Fun Fact: In the shot where Brian Keith trips on the chair, he fell so hard he actually cracked a rib, and kept right on with the scene. OUCH!

Kindergarten Cop (1990) ITV2 2:00pm-4:15pm
A tough detective is forced to pose as a preschool teacher in a bid to capture a drug dealer whose son is one of the pupils. However, his biggest challenge turns out to be controlling a class full of five-year-olds. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Pamela Reed and Richard Tyson.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV2 4:15pm-6:35pm
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

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Earthquake (1974) Film4 3:35pm-6:10pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
In the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake in Los Angeles, an architect helping in the rescue effort searches the smouldering ruins for his missing wife. Meanwhile, other residents, including an insubordinate cop, a lecherous shopkeeper and a daredevil motorcyclist, face their own battles for survival. Disaster movie, starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Genevieve Bujold, Richard Roundtree and George Kennedy.

You’ve Got Mail (1998) ITV2 6:35pm-9:00pm
Two rivals in the bookshop business fall in love over the internet, unaware they know and dislike each other in the real world. While things remain frosty in person, the pair’s anonymous online relationship continues to blossom. Romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey and Dabney Coleman.

Spiceworld: The Movie (1997) Comedy Central 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Musical comedy, following the Spice Girls and their highly strung manager as they board their tour bus and get up to all sorts of strange adventures while preparing for a major concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Also starring Richard E Grant, Meat Loaf, Roger Moore, Bob Hoskins, Elvis Costello, Richard O’Brien, Alan Cumming, Elton John, Jools Holland, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

X-Men (2000) E4 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Super-powered outsiders Rogue and Wolverine enlist at a school for mutants which is run by a benevolent psychic professor. While there, they agree to join others with similar gifts to take on a superhuman mutant terrorist faction intent on establishing dominance over mankind. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Halle Berry.

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Last Man Standing (1996) ITV4 9:05pm-11:15pm
A tough mobster pitches up at a lonely town on the Texan border during the Prohibition era, and spies an opportunity to cash in on the intense rivalry between warring Irish and Italian crime gangs by offering his services to both sides. Action adventure set in the 1930s, starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken and Alexandra Powers.

Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004) 10:00pm-12:50am (2 hours 50 minutes)
Hitwoman the Bride continues her relentless quest to exact revenge on the group responsible for trying to kill her. Two more of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad stand in her way before she can face-off against her mysterious mentor Bill. However, she has yet to realise that he has one last surprise waiting for her. Thriller sequel, starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen.

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Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you don’t forget that thing you’re not meant to forget and to always save the best bits until last.
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