Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

News Gaye Birch 20 Nov 2009 - 06:55

A World Of Warcraft documentary leads the geeky goodness on the telly in the next week. Lots of good movies too...

Right about now, with nary a funk soul brother in sight, the TV landscape is starting to sweep itself clean for the holidays, shoving the old shows under the beds and and saving the best linens and dinnerware for when the holiday guests arrive.

We're approaching those couple-few weeks where your boxset purchases prove to be money well spent as few new series will be rearing their heads for fear of competing with the holiday specials or airing in households of the otherwise occupied.

That's not to say there's nothing to watch, though.

If you're lucky enough to have access to the Current TV channel (Sky channel 183 or Virgin channel 155) your Monday night, November 23rd at 10:00pm is spoken for with World Of Warcraft Stole My Life: Second Skin. This documentary ventures into the sphere of pixelised elves, warlocks and warriors, or rather, the humans pushing them about and sending them forth with mice and key combos. The MMORPG has a huge amount of fans and possibly more than its fair share of addicts. It's these compulsives who'll tell their stories, and whether you're more likely to relate or ridicule, it's sure to make for a fascinating watch.

On the non-game plane, those of us who followed and commented on Mark Oakley's reviews of the latest series of Peep Show pretty much agreed it was one of the finest runs of half a dozen episodes. If you missed any (ar all) of the show's sixth series you can peek in again on a marathon run of back-to-back eps on Saturday, 21st November starting at 9:20pm on E4 (and an hour later on E4+1).

At the same time, big sister Channel 4's week of 3D progamming winds up with the only thing worth a look (we'll skip JLS and Hannah Montana in no-D and 3D, thanks muchly) and that's a Friday The 13th film (in our list below) and The Greatest Ever 3D Moments in film and TV, airing Saturday 21 November at 9:20pm. You'll need the special specs (the blue and amber sort) if you're curious as to what the fuss is about or want to fathom why this trend seems to re-emerge like toy fads. Is 3D the pet rock of the 2000s or will it fly like the Frisbee?  

And now, on to the films airing over the weekend and a bit beyond...

Please also note: the ordinal numbers for dates will help you scan through this simple list with your browser's search function. Enter '21st' in your browser's Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

Alien 3
On: Sky Movies Modern Greats  
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 1:55pm (and 8:00pm)

American Beauty
On: Sky Movies Indie   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 11:40pm

American Pie
On: Sky Movies Comedy    
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 1:05pm (and 8:00pm)

And Now For Something Completely Different
On: G.O.L.D.
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 00:20am (and 1:20am Gold+1)

Apocalypse Now
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 00:40am (and 1:40am Film4+1)

Arlington Road
On: Sky Movies Drama   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 6:00pm (and 2:15pm 26th Nov)

Back To The Future

On: Sky Screen 1  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 2:25pm (and 9:30pm)

Bullitt
On: TCM
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 11:20pm

Carlito's Way

On: ITV4  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:10pm 24th Nov)

Cloverfield
On: Sky Screen 2    
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 11:00pm

Deep Blue Sea
On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 3:15pm (and 4:55pm 25th Nov Sky Screen 2)

Desperado
On: Sky Movies Indie   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 00:05am (and 10:00pm 26th Nov)

Die Hard 2
On: Sky Movies Action/Thriller  
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 08:45am (and 5:00pm)

Die Hard With A Vengeance
On: Watch
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Watch+1, 9:00/10:00pm 22nd Nov Watch/+1)

Don't Look Now
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 01:10am

Dragon: Bruce Lee Story
On: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 5:05pm (and 00:20am 21st Nov, 11:05am & 5:45pm 24th Nov)

Eagle Eye
On: Sky Screen 2  
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 1:10pm (and 9:00pm, 1:15pm & 10:00pm 24th Nov Sky Action)

Flight Of The Phoenix
(1966)
On: Film4
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 4:30pm (and 5:30pm Film4+1)

Friday The 13th (1980)
On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror    
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 00:25am

Friday The 13th Part III
(3D)
On: Channel 4    
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm 4+1, 00:10am/1:10am 21st Nov 4/+1)    

High Fidelity

On: Sky Screen 2  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 12:45pm (and 7:00pm, 8:00pm 25th Nov, 1:50am 26th Nov Sky Indie)

Hot Shots!

On: Sky Movies Modern Greats
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 10:25am (and 6:25pm)

Hulk
On: ITV2
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 5:15pm (and 1:10pm 22nd Nov)

Ice Age: The Meltdown
On: ITV2  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 3:55pm

Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom

On: Sky Movies Family  
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 3:00pm (and 8:00pm)

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

On: Sky Movies Family   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 12:30pm (and 8:00pm)

Innerspace
On: ITV2
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 5:40pm

Jurassic Park III

On: Sky Movies Family
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 2:35pm

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
On: LIVING  
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 6:00pm (and 7:00/8:00pm Living+1/+2 and 2:00/3:00/4:00pm 22nd Nove Living/+1/+2)

Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome
On: ITV4
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 11:00pm (and 9:00pm 26th Nov)

Masters Of The Universe
On: Sky Screen 2   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 08:40am (and 5:30am 22nd Nov)

Meet The Parents
On: Sky Movies Premiere
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm Premiere+1)

Mission: Impossible
On: ITV2
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 11:00pm

Pocahontas
On: Five   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 4:45pm

Raiders Of The Lost Ark
On: Sky Movies Family    
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 12:35pm (and 8:00pm)

Rec
On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   
Date: Monday 23rd November
Time: 02:05am

Rumble Fish
On: Sky Movies Drama   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 01:45am (and 12:50pm 25th Nov)

Sahara
On: Film4  
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Spider-Man 3
On: Five   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 6:20pm

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 10:00am (and 2:50am 21st Nov)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 08:00am (and 4:15pm)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 08:00am (and 5:05pm)

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
On: ITV1   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 4:25pm

Step Brothers
On: Sky Movies Premiere    
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 10:30am (and 11:30am Premiere+1, 8:00/9:00pm Premiere/+1 and similar times daily through 27th Nov)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

On: Sky Screen 2  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 01:35am

Taxi Driver
On: Sky Screen 1  
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: midnight

Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1, 9:00/10:00pm 25th Nov Film4/+1)

The Big Lebowski
On: Sky Screen 1
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 01:40am (and 00:15am 26th Nov Sky Modern Greats)

The Blob
(1958)
On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: noon

The Dark Knight

On: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 9:00pm (and 11:45am 22nd Nov)

The Fifth Element
On: Film4   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

The Frighteners

On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 10:00am (and 6:05pm)

The Game
On: Sky Movies Action/Thriller  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 2:30pm (and 9:10am & 3:50pm 25th Nov)

The Golden Compass
On: Sky Screen 1   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 10:55am (and 4:25pm)

The Great Escape

On: Sky Movies Classics  
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 2:15pm (and 9:00pm)

The Hunt For Red October

On: Sky1
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm 22nd Nov Sky2, 9:00pm 26th Nov Sky2)

The Incredible Hulk
On: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 09:40am (and 9:00pm, 11:15am & 10:00pm 24th Nov Sky Screen 1)

The In-Laws
On: TCM
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 3:00pm (and 7:00am 23rd Nov)

The Mist

On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror
Date: Friday 20th November
Time: 4:50pm (and 00:35am 21st Nov, 6:45pm 24th Nov Sky Screen 2)

The Oblong Box
On: Sky Movies Classics   
Date: Monday 23rd November
Time: 02:15pm

The Silence Of The Lambs
On: Sky Movies Modern Greats   
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 21:00pm (and 9:00pm 25th Nov Sky Modern Greats)

Transformers
On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   
Date: Saturday 21st November 2009
Time: 1:50pm (and 10:00pm)

Trekkies

On: Sky Movies Indie   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 2:50pm (and 00:10am 22nd Nov)

Tropic Thunder

On: Sky Movies Comedy   
Date: Saturday 21st November 2009
Time: 8:00pm (and 3:25am 22nd Nov)

Vanilla Sky
On: Film4  
Date: Monday 23rd November
Time: 01:10am (and 2:10am Film4+1)

Weird Science

On: Comedy Central
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 11:45pm (and 00:45am CC+1, 9:00/10:00pm 22nd Nov CC/+1)

X-Men
On: Sky Movies Modern Greats
Date: Sunday 22nd November
Time: 09:25am (and 7:10pm)

Zack And Miri Make A Porno
On: Sky Movies Premiere   
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 00:10am (and 1:10am Premiere+1)

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