Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

News 13 Aug 2010 - 04:17

Stargate Universe starts again from the beginning, while That Mitchell and Webb Look and Misfits repeats end. Plus - lots of movies to watch out for!

The next seven days are full of final sips and refills beginning tomorrow morning, Saturday August 14th with a repeat broadcast from the first moments of Stargate Universe. The series' three part opener, Air, introduces the unprepared crew of Destiny and parts 1-3 will run in succession on Sky2 starting at 9:00am. The next three episodes Darkness, Light, and Water will be shown on Wednesday, August 18th beginning at 9:00pm.

Saturday night, August 14th at 10:00pm on Channel 4, the final episode of the first series of the unlikely and often unlovable superpower-imbued Misfits is repeated. It's an important one to catch if you haven't seen it, and to refresh your memory if you have. The second series, due in autumn, is bound to pick up on the spot, and reveal the fate of the group of ASBOed heroes.

We get a last eyeful of That Mitchell And Webb Look's fourth series on BBC2 at 9:00pm, Tuesday August 17th. It's been a great run of six episodes that proves the pair are nowhere near dry on ideas and an elderly Holmes and Watson sketch will have a special appeal after the surprise hit of the new Sherlock, which we'll sorely miss come Sunday.

Now, on to the films showing through the weekend and a bit beyond. They include some choice picks to share with the youngest telly watchers still developing their habits. With films based on comics, a Roald Dahl story, and Muppets, there's plenty to tempt them to the geek side. As always, if we missed anything interesting, have a shout in the comments, with our thanks.

Please also note: the ordinal numbers for dates will help you scan through this simple list with your browser's search function. Enter '14th' in your browser's Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

101 Dalmatians (1996)
On: BBC 3
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 7:25pm

A Clockwork Orange
On: ITV4
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 11:25pm (and 00:25am 14th Aug ITV4+1)

A Fistful of Dynamite
On: TCM
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 11:20pm

Anne Of The Thousand Days
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 02:35am

Blow Out
On: TCM
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 11:00pm

Cobra
On: Five HD (150)
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 11:05pm

Crank
On: ITV4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 00:05am (and 1:05am ITV4+1, 10/11:00pm 16th Aug)

End Of Days
On: ITV4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 10:30pm (and 11:30pm ITV4+1)

Enemy At The Gates
On: Film4
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Evolution
On: Channel 4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 4:40pm (and 5:40pm 4+1)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
On: Five
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 1:05pm

Galaxy Quest
On: BBC 1
Date: Thursday 19th August
Time: 10:35pm

Good Will Hunting
On: BBC 3
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 9:00pm 18th Aug)

Gulliver's Travels (1939)
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 2:50pm (and 3:50pm Film4+1)

Hostage
On: Film4
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 11:35pm (and 00:35am 14th Aug Film4+1)

Inside Man
On: ITV2
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1, 11:45pm/00:45am 16th/17th Aug)

Kermit's Swamp Years: The Real Story Behind Kermit The Frog's Early Years
On: FIVER
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 2:45pm (and 3:45pm Fiver+1)

Little Shop Of Horrors
On: Watch
Date: Friday 13th August 2010
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Watch+1, 6:10/7:10pm 14th Aug)

Live And Let Die
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 1:45pm

Lost In Space
On: Five
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 5:10pm

Matchstick Men
On: ITV1
Date: Monday 16th August
Time: 10:35pm

Matilda
On: Five
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 4:25pm

Miller's Crossing
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 01:45am (and 2:45am Film4+1)

Mr Saturday Night
On: ITV3
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 00:15am (and 1:15am ITV3+1)

Mystery Men
On: ITV4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 4:40pm (and 5:40pm ITV4+1)

Nacho Libre
On: E4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 2:55pm (and 3:55pm E4+1)

No Way Out (1987)
On: BBC 1
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 11:10pm

North By Northwest
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 4:25pm (and 5:25pm Film4+1)

Ocean's Twelve
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 9:50pm

Of Mice And Men (1992)
On: TCM
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 6:50pm and 10:55am 15th Aug)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
On: Film4
Date: Wednesday 18th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Predator 2
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 11:40pm (and 00:40am 15th Aug Film4+1)

Ransom (1997)
On: BBC 1
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 11:15pm

Red Heat
On: ITV4
Date: Monday 16th August
Time: 00:50am (and 1:50am ITV4+1)

Richie Rich
On: ITV2
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 4:20pm (and 5:20pm ITV2+1)

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
On: Five USA
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Five USA+1)

Robots
On: ITV2
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 6:15pm (and 7:15pm ITV2+1)

Saving Private Ryan
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

School Of Rock
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 6:50pm (and 7:50pm Film4+1)

Star Trek: Insurrection
On: Channel 4
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 11:05pm (and 00:05am 15th Aug 4+1)

The Accidental Tourist
On: ITV3
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV3+1, 6/7:00am 14th Aug)

The Basketball Diaries
On: TCM
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 1:15am 14th Aug, 9:00pm and midnight 17th Aug)

The Goonies
On: Boomerang
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 9:00 am (and 5:00pm)

The Last Starfighter
On: Five
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 3:10pm

The Market: A Tale Of Trade
On: BBC 4
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 10:00pm (and midnight 17th Aug)

The Matrix Reloaded
On: ITV2
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1)

The Matrix Revolutions
On: ITV2
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV2+1, 10/11:00pm 18th Aug)

The Pianist
On: ITV3
Date: Sunday 15th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV3+1)

The Sixth Sense
On: ITV1
Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 10:35pm

Twister
On: ITV2
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 5:55pm (and 6:55pm ITV2+1)

What Lies Beneath
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 14th August
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

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