Competition!! WIN Big In Our Out Of This World Star Wars #Giveaway!

The wait is almost over! With less than a week to go till Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits the big screens, we though it only right to hold an out of this world give-away to celebrate the latest chapter in the epic saga!

The Prize

The Force is strong with this one as we’re spoiling Star Wars fans big and small with a whole host of epic prizes….. First up, make your mini Star Wars fans YEAR and give them a bedroom ready to traverse the galaxy! As well as a Star Wars Stormtrooper Rug and a brilliant Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens BB-8 3D Wall Light, our lucky winner will also receive this amazing Star Wars X-Wing Single Bed by HelloHome.

HelloHome combines smart design with the stylish touches parents love, from expert advice on kids’ sleep routines and real mum reviews, to styling tips from interior designers, you’ll find everything you need to create the bedroom of their dreams.

The ultimate bed for Star Wars fans, this kids’ single bed looks just like an X-Wing Starfighter – perfect for bringing Star Wars movie magic to any boy’s bedroom. The perfect centre piece for his room, this Star Wars bed adds the real ‘wow factor’ with its bold design, handy shelf and secret storage.

Safe, strong and built to last, little Jedi’s will be dreaming in no-time in their Star Wars single bed.

And don’t think we’re forgetting you too! As well as being able to spoil your mini Star Wars fan, you’ll also receive £100 to spend on our frankly out of this world Star Wars range so you too can feel the power of the Force! With over 250 items which perfectly capture the spirit of a Galaxy far far away and the characters who inspired a generation, you too will be able to show off your love of Star Wars with our huge selection of clothing, gifts, gadgets, accessories and home wares.

How To Enter

To keep things as easy, fair and accessible as possible, we’re running our competition through a nifty system called Gleam which will allow you to enter a number of times and in a number of different ways via Twitter, our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning – think of it like tickets in a hat. Simple!

Just follow the directions below after securely logging in (which can be done via Facebook, email, Instagram or Twitter) to begin your entries.
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TruffleShuffle’s Out Of This World Star Wars Giveaway!

Our big giveaway runs from Tues 15th December – 12pm Friday 18th December and our lucky winner will be chosen and announced first thing on Monday the 21st.

How Will You Pick a Winner?
Totally at random! Once the competition closes, the Gleam system will dive head-first into all the entries and pick out one at random to keep things totally fair. If you have any questions or problems at all, please get in touch with us on competitons@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we will be glad to help.

How Will I Know If I’ve Won?
Using the force obviously. BUT if you’re no Jedi Master we’ll also publish the results right here on our blog and we will also contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter as well as announcing it on the TruffleShuffle Twitter page.

Good luck everyone and may the force be with you!

Ts&Cs
Bed will be sent direct from Hello Home to the winner on the 4th January . All other prizes will be sent direct from TruffleShuffle.com.
Mattress not included.
Only one winner will be chosen at random.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered.
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen at random.
TruffleShuffle.co.uk reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time.
Winner decision is final.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 175

Holy hand grenade! It’s time for another retro movie weekend!

So like many eager, stressed but undeterred Christmas shoppers in the land, we find ourselves once again facing a truly Herculean task of finding, grabbing and wrapping the perfect gift for all of our nearest and dearest. Just like the choice of top retro films this weekend, we’ll be met with a sea of choices with each one battling for our attention. We’ll pick out only the perfect selection to take home and let nothing get in our way in creating the perfect festive day.

Happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 7th December

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The Princess Bride
(1987) 5* 1:10pm-3:05pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ITV 3:20pm-5:30pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor’s health, and a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Dave 4:00pm-6:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The Starship Enterprise races to the rescue of intergalactic ambassadors held hostage on a distant planet. The crisis proves to be the handiwork of a renegade Vulcan mystic who kidnaps Captain Kirk and his crew, ordering them to fly to an unexplored world where he hopes to fulfil his insane ambition – to meet God. Sci-fi adventure, written, directed by and starring William Shatner, with Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and David Warner.

The Rocketeer (1991) Film4 4:45pm-6:55pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A maverick pilot in 1930s Hollywood finds an experimental rocket pack that gives him the power to fly. While he plans to use the device in a stunt act, a Nazi spy masquerading as a movie star is also determined to get his hands on it. Sci-fi adventure, starring Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin and Terry O’Quinn.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Dave 6:05pm-8:20pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Captain Kirk is framed for the assassination of the Klingon head of state just as the Federation is about to make peace with their old enemies. As Kirk and Dr McCoy are banished to an icy prison planet, Spock tries to uncover the identity of the real killers. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Christopher Plummer, with appearances by Christian Slater and Michael Dorn from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Star Trek T-Shirts

Lost in Space (1998) ITV2 5:50pm-8:20pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A pioneering scientist takes his family out into space to colonise another planet. However, a saboteur has infiltrated their craft, and his meddling leaves them stranded in unknown territory on the other side of the galaxy. Sci-fi adventure based on the 1960s TV show, starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers and Heather Graham.

Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 8:20pm-10:35pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Back to the Future T-Shirts

Glory (1989) BBC2 10:45pm-12:40am (1 hour 55 minutes)
Fact-based historical drama chronicling the story of the first all-black regiment to fight in the American Civil War, and the inexperienced officer given the job of training the men and leading them into battle. Starring Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, who received an Oscar for his performance.

Wayne’s World (1992) Dave 12:00am-2:00am (2 hours)
Two heavy-metal fans broadcast an amateur TV programme from their basement. A slimy network executive offers them the chance to turn professional, but as they enjoy the perks of wealth and fame, they find their show being ruined by corporate interference. Comedy, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Lara Flynn Boyle, with a cameo by Alice Cooper.

Reservoir Dogs (1992) Channel 5 12:00am-1:45am (1 hour 45 minutes)
Criminals are employed by a crime boss to carry out a diamond robbery that goes disastrously wrong. In the bloody aftermath of the heist, they try to establish what happened and how the police were aware of their plans all along – leading to the hardening suspicion that one of them betrayed the gang. Quentin Tarantino’s thriller, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn and Steve Buscemi.
Fun Fact:

SUNDAY 8th December

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Porridge
(1979) Film4 3:10pm-5:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Cellmates Fletcher and Godber are coerced into aiding an escape attempt organised by the sinister Grouty. However, the two jailbirds contrive to break back into prison before their absence is detected by the formidable Mr Mackay. Comedy based on the TV series, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Vaughan, Fulton Mackay and Brian Wilde.

The Dark Crystal (1982) Film4 5:00pm-6:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A survivor of a near-extinct race is given a dangerous quest as his world approaches an astronomical event that will decide its future. He must find a way to restore a broken piece to a magical crystal, which has become a source of dark power for the cruel creatures who wiped out his people. Jim Henson’s puppet fantasy, with the voices of Stephen Garlick and Billie Whitelaw.

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) ITV4 5:30pm-8:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Ex-convict Elwood Blues sets about re-forming his band to raise funds for a children’s hospital. But no sooner has he found a suitable lead singer to replace his late brother Jake, than the band end up being pursued by the police, the Russian mafia and his own embittered stepbrother. Comedy sequel, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Joe Morton.

The Jungle Book (1967) Channel 4 5:25pm-7:00pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
A boy is raised by animals in the jungle, leading a carefree life with his friends, a laidback bear and a wise panther. The return of a ferocious tiger who hates humans places the youngster’s life in danger, and his friends must persuade him to return to the safety of his own people. Disney animated adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, with the voices of Phil Harris and George Sanders.

Jungle Book Merchandise

Bruce Almighty (2003) Channel 5 6:10pm-8:10pm (2 hours)
God tires of a down-on-his-luck reporter’s constant complaining, so passes on His powers to give him a taste of ultimate responsibility. The newsman falls in love with his extraordinary abilities – but a never-ending stream of incoming prayers and his ambitious attempt to please everyone soon prove there is more to the job than meets the eye. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
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.

Rush Hour 3 (2007) E4 9:00pm-10:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
An assassination attempt on the Chinese ambassador sets mismatched detectives Lee and Carter off to Paris, on a mission to protect a woman with information on Triad gangs. However, the assignment sends Lee into a confrontation with his own criminal brother. Action comedy sequel, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Roman Polanski, Hiroyuki Sanada and Noemie Lenoir.

Daylight (1996) ITV4 11:05pm-1:20am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A devastating explosion in the New Jersey Tunnel causes a horrific pile-up, trapping a group of motorists underground. A former emergency worker witnesses the blast and heads in to guide the handful of survivors to safety before the waters of the Hudson river above them break through and flood the tunnel. Disaster movie, starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya and Claire Bloom.

The Faculty (1998) ITV2 12:35am-2:30am (1 hour 55 minutes)
Six high-school students notice their teachers behaving strangely, and realise they have been replaced by shape-changing aliens who are planning to take over the world. Robert Rodriguez’s sci-fi horror, starring Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Josh Hartnett, Robert Patrick and Famke Janssen.

Whatever your up to this weekend, keep it classy and always remember to feed the little birds too.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 174

Beans on toast! It’s the Weekend!

So at the back of a bustling busy restaurant amongst stacks of dirty dishes and cutlery let us be your eager to please Kitchen hand, as we hold aloft our scrubbing brush of retro movie awesomeness, let us hose down mounds of crud covered pots with a jettison of cinematic greatness before we stand in awe at a glistening mountain of celluloid wonder.

Happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER

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Seven Ways from Sundown
(1960) 5USA 9:15am-11:00am (1 hour 45 minutes)
An inexperienced Texas ranger is given a challenging first assignment – to assist a grizzled veteran in bringing an infamous killer to justice. During the search, the young lawman befriends a charismatic stranger, but does not realise his new acquaintance is the criminal he is pursuing. Western based on Clair Huffaker’s novel, starring Audie Murphy and Barry Sullivan.

Miracle on 34th Street (1973) Movie Mix 2:45pm-4:50pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Christmas fantasy about a popular New York department store Santa Claus who brings joy into the hearts of the city’s children by claiming to be the genuine article – but ends up in court for his trouble. Jane Alexander and Roddy McDowall star in this remake of the 1947 classic.

Time Bandits (1981) Film4 2:50pm-5:05pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
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.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Dave 4:00pm-6:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The Enterprise crew travels back in time to prevent an alien probe destroying the Earth. The only thing that can avert the disaster is a humpback whale, a creature extinct in the 23rd century – but adjusting to life back in 1986 proves a distinct challenge. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy, who also directed.

Hulk (2003) ITV2 5:40pm-8:25pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-strip adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

The Princess Bride (1987) 5* 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. Rob Reiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Dave 6:15pm-8:20pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The Starship Enterprise races to the rescue of intergalactic ambassadors held hostage on a distant planet. The crisis proves to be the handiwork of a renegade Vulcan mystic who kidnaps Captain Kirk and his crew, ordering them to fly to an unexplored world where he hopes to fulfil his insane ambition – to meet God. Sci-fi adventure, written, directed by and starring William Shatner, with Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and David Warner.

Zoolander (2001) Film4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Dim male model Derek Zoolander is stunned to find his career going downhill thanks to the arrival of an equally vacuous rival – but fails to realise he is merely a pawn in a dangerous game of international espionage and world domination. Comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Christine Taylor and David Duchovny.

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 8:25pm-10:45pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

Back To The Future T-Shirts

Midnight Run (1988) ITV4 11:00pm-1:35am (2 hours 35 minutes)
When accountant Jonathan Mardukas skips bail after having been arrested for embezzlement, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to catch the fraudster and return him from New York to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, his task is hindered by the ingenuity of Mardukas and the attentions of pursuing FBI agents and Mafia hitmen. Comedy thriller, starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, Dennis Farina, John Ashton and Joe Pantoliano.

SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER

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The Secret of My Success
(1987) ITV3 6:25am-8:35am (2 hours 10 minutes)
A naive country boy travels to New York to make his fortune, only to end up working in a corporation’s mail room. He chances on a vacant office and hatches a plan to pass himself off as a top-ranking executive, but leading a double life proves harder than expected. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan and Fred Gwynne.

Big Business (1988) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm (2 hours)
The first-born babies in two sets of identical twins are mixed up at birth by a short-sighted nurse, leading to their being raised in very different social circles. In later life, one pair, brought up in a poor mining town, visits New York to challenge a powerful conglomerate – only to find their respective siblings are in charge of the company. Comedy, starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in dual roles alongside Fred Ward and Edward Herrmann.

The Money Pit (1986) 5* 3:20pm-5:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Yuppie couple Walter and Anna buy a ramshackle old house and set about renovating it, only to see their dream home gradually turn into a nightmare. Anna also has to contend with her ex-husband, who is determined to talk her into giving their relationship another try. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov and Joe Mantegna.

The Little Mermaid (1989) Channel 5 3:35pm-5:15pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Underwater princess Ariel becomes bored with her aquatic existence and spends her time spying on humans, much to the annoyance of her father. Longing to live on land, she strikes a deal with a banished sea witch in order to become human and meet a prince – but there is a price to be paid. Disney’s animated adventure, with the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes and Rene Auberjonois.

The Mummy Returns (2001) ITV London 4:20pm-6:35pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Married explorers Rick and Evelyn battle the newly resurrected mummy Imhotep and his ruthless partner, who have captured their son. The undead creature is heading for a confrontation with a legendary ancient warrior – with power over a magical army to be won. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr and Patricia Velasquez, with a brief appearance by Dwayne Johnson.

Sister Act (1992) Channel 4 5:25pm-7:15pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier agrees to testify against her gangster boyfriend after witnessing a murder. Placed in protective custody by the authorities, she is less than pleased to discover she is expected to pose as chaste nun Sister Mary Clarence in a convent. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nunn and Kathy Najimy.

Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

The Simpsons Movie (2007) E4 8:00pm-9:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Homer unwittingly pollutes Lake Springfield, so the US government decides to isolate the city underneath a giant dome. The Simpsons manage to escape and plan to start a new life in Alaska – but learn Springfield is about to be destroyed, and return to save their friends. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

Simpsons Merchandise

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you get there nice and early and remember sharing is caring.

xoxo

OCT 21 2015 IS HERE!! Celebrate Back To The Future Day With Our Big #Competition!

GREAT SCOTT! The day that ALL Back to the Future fans have been waiting for is finally here! Ever since Marty and Doc Brown set the dials in the DeLorean to OCT 21 2015 in Back to the Future II and sped off into the unknown, we dreamt about what the world would be like so far in the future, a whole 26 years into the unknown. Would it be like the film? Would it be weirder or just the same? Only time itself would tell….

Well the future is officially here! We might not have quite the same taste in fashion that the film suggests, well…..most of us. And we sure don’t have hoverboards and flying cars just yet (come on science people!) but thankfully LOADS of great BTTF goodies have made it… check out some of our exclusive designs below!

To celebrate this momentous occasion in 80’s movie history, we’re celebrating the only way we know how! Rocking our favourite Back The The Future T-Shirts with double ties of course, rooting for the Cubs and launching a good old fashioned giveaway!

So what’s up for grabs?

Well! As a treat for all you die hard fans out there, we’re giving you guys and gals the chance to get your hands on a limited edition Blu Ray of Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures. Yep all three classic films, the complete animated series (26 Episodes), a bonus disc featuring over 2 hours of content , and a visual history 64-page book complete with collectible light-up flux capacitor packaging! All shipped over especially from the US of A. WOW!

But wait there’s more! We’re also offering our lucky winner a cool £100 to spend on on Back to the Future merchandise on our site so you can get your hands on a whole bunch of goodies to show your appreciation for the movie classic.

How to enter…

To keep things as easy, fair and accessible as possible, we’re running our competition through a nifty system called Gleam which will allow you to enter a number of times and in a number of different ways via Twitter, our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instragram and more. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning – think of it like tickets in a hat. Simple!

Back To the Future Competition!

How Long Do I Have?

The competition will close at 11:59am on Friday 23rd of October. We will grab a winner from the system and announce this shortly after so keep your eyes peeled.

How will you pick a winner?

Totally at random! Once the competition closes, the Gleam system will dive head-first into all the entries and pick out one at random to keep things totally fair.

If you have any questions or problems at all, please get in touch with us on competitons@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we will be glad to help.

Good luck everyone and HAPPY BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY!

Ts&Cs
Only one winner will be chosen at random.
Only open to UK residents
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered.
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen at random and contacted.
TruffleShuffle.co.uk reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time.
This Blu Ray/DVD will be released on October 20th 2015 in the US and can only be sent out to the winner once it has arrived to us in the UK.
Winner decision is final.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 161

Sweet marmalade one toast! It’s only the weekend back again!

So like one of the hottest crime scene investigators in town, we find ourselves facing another classic case of retro movie mystery. We’ll glove up and start eagerly digging for clues as we slowly uncover all the traces of cinematic greatness that the weekend has to offer. We’ll bag up only the most important evidence before taking it back to the lab to further uncover the hidden truths that may lie within and capture them forever onto celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 22nd August

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Ivanhoe
(1982) Movie Mix 9:00am-11:50am (2 hours 50 minutes)
A noble 12th-century knight returns home to England after fighting in the Crusades alongside Richard the Lionheart, only to find the country under the domination of the king’s tyrannical brother. He joins a rebellion to restore rule of the kingdom to the rightful monarch. Medieval adventure based on Walter Scott’s novel, starring Anthony Andrews, James Mason and Sam Neill.

Flash Gordon (1980) More4 10:45am-1:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
American football quarterback Flash Gordon and journalist Dale Arden find themselves aboard a rocket ship designed by scientist Dr Zarkov, who intends to travel across space to locate the source of recent natural disasters. The three arrive on the planet Mongo, where they soon learn that the attacks are the responsibility of evil emperor Ming the Merciless, who is planning to destroy the Earth. Sci-fi comic-strip adventure, with Sam J Jones, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Ornella Muti, Peter Wyngarde and Mariangela Melato.

Flash Gordon Merchandise

Spartacus (1960) ITV4 2:10pm-6:00pm (3 hours 50 minutes)
A slave trained to fight as a gladiator turns against his masters and leads an army of rebels in a fight for freedom against the Roman state. But as the rebellion gathers momentum, two senators do all they can to exploit the uprising for their own political ends. Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning epic, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov.

Fun Fact: Thirty years after filming, Jean Simmons met the baby she held in this film, who now works in the film industry as a stuntwoman.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) BBC1 London 6:20pm-8:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The globe-trotting archaeologist teams up with a rebellious teenager who draws him into a search in the Amazon jungle for a mysterious artefact of untold power. But their quest is hindered by Soviet agents, who also want the fabled object for an altogether more sinister purpose. Action adventure sequel, updating the series to a 1950s Cold War setting, starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003) ITV2 11:40pm-2:05am (2 hours 25 minutes)
As the survivors of the human race make their last stand against the machines, freedom fighters Neo and Trinity undertake a desperate journey into the heart of the enemy stronghold seeking a way to end the war, while the rogue computer program Smith sets about remaking the virtual world of the Matrix in his own image. Conclusion of the sci-fi trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving.

SUNDAY 23rd August

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Smokey and the Bandit II
(1980) ITV London 1:40pm-3:35pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy, especially with their old enemy in hot pursuit. Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field.

Street Fighter (1994) 5* 2:05pm-4:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A military officer goes in search of a power-mad general who is holding several hostages in a secret location. He soon finds he is not the only one on the maniac’s trail, and joins forced with a mismatched band of martial artists to save the captives. Action adventure based on the video game, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue and Ming-Na Wen.

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) ITV2 2:20pm-4:10pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Two dogs and a cat are left to fend for themselves on the streets of San Francisco when their owners fly off on holiday and accidentally leave them behind. As they join a tough group of strays, they must avoid falling into the clutches of the sinister dog catchers. Adventure sequel, with the voices of Michael J Fox, Sally Field and Ralph Waite.

Turner & Hooch (1989) E4 4:30pm-6:35pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help him solve the case – the large, smelly dog that belonged to the victim, which is about to turn the detective’s well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T Nelson.

Hulk (2003) ITV2 6:15pm-9:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-strip adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

Hulk Merchandise

Mercury Rising (1998) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A top-secret government agency has developed a seemingly unbreakable code – only for an autistic boy to crack it in an instant. Assassins succeed in gunning down his parents, but a maverick FBI agent investigating their deaths finds the child hiding in a closet, and resolves to shield him from the hitmen on his trail. Thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin and Miko Hughes.

Fight Club (1999) Channel 5 11:15pm-1:50am (2 hours 35 minutes)
A disillusioned office worker grows weary of his humdrum existence, but after meeting the mysterious Tyler Durden he finds fulfilment in establishing a club where similarly frustrated men come to vent their anger in bouts of bare-knuckle fighting. Satirical drama, directed by David Fincher, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf and Jared Leto.

Fun Fact: In the short scene when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are drunk and hitting golf balls, they really are drunk, and the golf balls are sailing directly into the side of the catering truck.

Daylight (1996) ITV4 11:15pm-1:30am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A devastating explosion in the New Jersey Tunnel causes a horrific pile-up, trapping a group of motorists underground. A former emergency worker witnesses the blast and heads in to guide the handful of survivors to safety before the waters of the Hudson river above them break through and flood the tunnel. Disaster movie, starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya and Claire Bloom.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, phone ahead if you need to and always bring some back up layers.
xoxo