SATURDAY 14th November
Dirty Dancing (1987) 5STAR 5:10pm-7:15pm
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. A romantic drama, with Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) Paramount Network 6:15pm-9:00pm
The captain of Russia’s first nuclear submarine is demoted for expressing fears that the vessel is unfit for commission. However, his anxieties prove well-founded when the reactor malfunctions, creating the possibility of a nuclear explosion the US would mistake for an attack – and potentially triggering a global conflict. Kathryn Bigelow’s fact-based thriller, starring Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson and Peter Sarsgaard.
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) ITV2 6:55pm-9:00pm
The caped crusader swings into action to save Gotham City from the Joker, but must also deal with changes in her personal life after adopting a teenage orphan – who wants to serve as his sidekick. Animated comedy, featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis.
The Sum of All Fears (2002) Paramount Network 9:00pm-11:35pm
The CIA becomes suspicious of Russia’s nuclear activities, and agent Jack Ryan is ordered to investigate. However, it is not long before the threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb on American soil is on the cards, sparking a race against the clock to avert disaster. Thriller based on Tom Clancy’s novel, starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Liev Schreiber, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Bates.
Terminator Genisys (2015) Film4 9:00pm-11:25pm
A soldier fighting in a post-apocalyptic war against living machines is sent back in time to prevent an attempt to change the past – but when he arrives, he finds that history has been changed beyond recognition – and that a plot is being hatched by an unexpected enemy to destroy the future of the human race. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.
Ant-Man (2015) BBC One 10:20pm-12:10am
A thief attempting to go straight is recruited by a scientist who provides him with a suit that gives him the power to shrink. He must use his new skills to carry out a special mission – helping the inventor to steal back his miniaturisation technology from a ruthless businessman who intends to turn it into a deadly weapon. Superhero adventure, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly.
As Good as It Gets (1997) 5STAR 11:35pm-2:20am
A bigoted misanthropic writer, who treats everyone he meets with contempt, is forced to look after a gay neighbour’s dog and develops empathy with another creature for the first time in years. Sensing a need for human company, he pursues an unlikely romance with a waitress, who is the only person willing to put up with his rudeness. Romantic comedy-drama, with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr and Greg Kinnear.
SUNDAY 15th November
Time Bandits (1981) Film4 1:30pm-4:00pm
A bemused schoolboy is escorted on a bizarre journey through time by a group of larcenous dwarfs. His adventures lead him to encounters with various characters from history – but none of them are quite what he had imagined. Terry Gilliam’s fantasy comedy, starring Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson and David Warner.
Minions (2015) ITV2 3:15pm-5:05pm
A race of strange, babbling yellow creatures has served the cause of evil throughout the history of the world. In the 1960s, three of these eternal henchmen get a job working for a criminal genius who is hatching a plot against the British crown – but while carrying out her orders, they uncover a threat to their whole species. Animated comedy, with the voices of Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton.
Shrek (2001) ITV2 5:05pm-6:55pm
Anti-social ogre Shrek resolves to stop an evil ruler from banishing fairy-tale characters to his swampland home. However, the reluctant hero ends up forced to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from a castle guarded by a dragon, aided only by a wisecracking donkey. Animated comedy, with the voices of Mike Myers, John Lithgow, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Vincent Cassel.
Gladiator (2000) 5STAR 9:00pm-12:10am
Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius is a casualty of a power struggle between the corrupt Emperor Commodus and the senate. Ordered to be put to death along with his family, he escapes his would-be killers but is sold into slavery as a gladiator – and uses his fame in the arena to fight against the tyrant. Oscar-winning period epic, with Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Derek Jacobi and Oliver Reed, in his last film role.
Get Carter (2000) Sony Movies 9:00pm-11:15pm
A Mob enforcer returns home to Seattle for his brother’s funeral. Learning his brother was murdered, he resolves to hunt down and kill everyone involved in his death, with the help of his dead sibling’s widow and her daughter. Crime thriller remake, starring Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Mickey Rourke, Rachael Leigh Cook and Michael Caine, star of the original film.
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, just to it like a total boss!