Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

News 11 Nov 2010 - 17:15

Jimmy Carr, Raising Hope, and a whole host of movies are coming up on UK TV in the next week to keep you busy...

Well, it was a good couple of weeks prior, with a bountiful amount of new shows and finales. Now we've hit a cold spell, but worry not as two new shows are braving the frost to keep us toasty with auto-generated warmth via laughter.

First, Jimmy Carr performs for us in our very own front rooms in a taped tour from London earlier this year. He's never let us down before and there's always more to come, as we learned in our interview here. This private living room gig takes place on Tuesday, November 16th on Channel 4 at 10:00pm. Heckle all you like. He won't mind a bit. And you may be chuckling enough to lose the Snuggie.

The straggler of the week is a US import going by the name of Raising Hope. The sitcom pilot episode airs Thursday, November 18th at 10:00pm on Sky 1, introducing us to Jimmy Chance, a young adult single father and his blue collar family. They're all short on education, but full of affection for each other and the cast boasts some exceptional talent in Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman and a breaking out of the typecast mould, Garret Dillahunt, in what, to our recollection, must be his first comedic role. Series creator, Gregory Thomas Garcia, will also be familiar to fans of My Name Is Earl and from the few clips we've seen, this show may fit nicely into that empty trailer park spot each week. Here's hoping, and there are ample chances to hop on through the week on Sky 1 and 2.

Now, on to the films showing through the weekend and a bit beyond. 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 '13th' in your browser's Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

28 Weeks Later
On: Film4
Date: Monday 15th November
Time: 11:05pm (and 00:05am 16th Nov Film4+1)

2001: A Space Odyssey
On: TCM
Date: Tuesday 16th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 1:40am 17th Nov)

A Clockwork Orange
On: ITV4
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 10:30pm (and 11:30pm ITV4+1, 11:45pm/00:45am 16th/17th Nov)

Anaconda
On: Five
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 11:05pm

Back To The Future
On: ITV2
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 3:45pm (and 4:45pm ITV2+1)

Barbarella
On: ITV4
Date: Thursday 18th November
Time: 11:20pm (and 00:20am ITV4+1)

Conquest Of The Planet of the Apes
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 02:10am (and 3:10am Film4+1)

Darkman
On: Sky Movies Modern Greats
Date: Monday 15th November
Time: 01:55am (and 00:10am 18th Nov)

Diamonds Are Forever
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 3:30pm

Enter The Dragon
On: Five USA
Date: Monday 15th November
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Five USA+1)

Eraser
On: TCM
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 1:20am 13th Nov)

Eraserhead
On: horror channel
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 10:55pm

Fist Of Fury
On: SyFy
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 10:00pm (ans 11:00pm Syfy+1)

Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies
On: Comedy Central
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 11:30pm (ans 00:30am 13th Nov CC+1 & 11:00pm/midnight)

In The Line Of Fire
On: Channel 5
Date: Thursday 18th November
Time: 9:00pm

Innocent Blood
On: horror channel
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 10:55pm

Inside Man
On: ITV2
Date: Monday 15th November
Time: midnight (and 1:00am 16th Nov ITV2+1)

Interview With The Vampire
On: BBC 1
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 11:35pm

Little Nikita
On: FIVER
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 4:10pm (and 5:10pm Fiver+1, 2/3:00pm 14th Nov)

Lost In Space
On: FIVER
Date: Wednesday 17th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 8:30pm Fiver+1, 9/10:00pm 17th Nov)

Men In Black
On: FIVER
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Fiver+1, 6:10/7:10pm 13th Nov)

My Neighbour Totoro
On: Film4
Date: Tuesday 16th November
Time: 2:50pm (and 3:50pm Film4+1)

Night At The Museum
On: E4
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 2:45pm (and 3:45pm E4+1)

Paranormal Activity
On: Sky Movies Premiere
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 10:15pm (and 11:15pm Premiere+1, then daily at similar times through 18th Nov)

Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger
On: Five USA
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 7:40pm (and 8:40pm Five USA+1, 2:40/3:40pm 14th Nov)

Spaceballs
On: SyFy
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 1:50pm (and 2:50pm Syfy+1, 2:40/3:40pm 14th Nov)

Stakeout
On: E4
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm E4+1)

The Cable Guy
On: Bravo
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Bravo+1)

The Castle Of Cagliostro
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 2:50pm (and 3:50pm Film4+1)

The Day After Tomorrow
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 6:40pm (and 7:40pm Film4+1)

The Day Of The Jackal
On: ITV4
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 11:15pm

The Day The Earth Stood Still
On: more4
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 11:45am

The Departed
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

The Dirty Dozen
On: Five
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 5:45pm

The Goonies
On: TCM
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 3:00pm (and 7:10am 14th Nov)

The Howling
On: ITV4
Date: Friday 12th November
Time: 11:50pm (and 00:50am 13th Nov)

The Pearl Of Death
On: TCM
Date: Wednesday 17th November
Time: 3:00pm (and 6:40am 18th Nov)

This Is England
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 14th November
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
On: TCM
Date: Monday 15th November
Time: 11:10pm

Waterworld
On: SyFy
Date: Saturday 13th November
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Syfy+1, 4:30/5:30pm 14th Nov)

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