Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

News Gaye Birch 11 Feb 2011 - 05:09

Spaced repeats from episode one, and there's a bit of Harry Hill. Fortunately, there are also lots and lots of great movies on UK TV this coming week...

Well, we hope you're a movie fan, because there aren't many TV shows to highlight. In fact, all we can point to is some overflow from last week's abundant new starts and returning series.

We missed telling you that the newest series of the prop explosion Harry Hill's TV Burp returned for an eleventh go at its neighbours on the telly schedules. But, not to worry, as it's often repeated and you can catch the first episode when it shows again tonight, Friday, February 11th at 8:30pm, or Saturday, February 12th at 6:50pm. Our hope is that the Heather-look-a-likey has been retired, but we never tire of the Knitted Character, or any pals it wants to bring along to the new series.

If you're looking forward to the return of one of the best buddy combos of the last decade in Paul, you can relive the magic of a freshly blossomed bromance in the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost pairing on the brilliant and unique Spaced, airing on More4. To start where it all began, watch the first episode, appropriately named Beginnings, on 4OD here, and then the second of seven episodes from the first season, Gatherings, airs at 11:40pm on Sunday, February 13th. The constant film and TV references seem right off the pages of this very site and would make a great game of spotting first among gathered guests, but the comedy and performances are so fine, it'd be a shame to detract from them. Perhaps save that for the boxset?

Luckily, there are plenty of great films to catch over the next seven days, including a flock of Hitchcock flicks, superheroes, old and newer, in Batman and Superman flavours, and some classic and current horror and comedy, often in the same film! (Including a Pegg and Frost buddy coupling that survives the worst extremes imaginable in Shaun Of The Dead on Saturday night.)

Now, on to those 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 '12th' in your browser's Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

Batman
On: ITV2
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1)

Batman Begins
On: ITV2
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV2+1)

Body Of Lies
On: Sky3
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 9:00pm

Braveheart
On: more4
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 11:05pm 12th Feb)

Dark Blue
On: Five USA
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Five USA+1)

Demolition Man
On: TCM
Date: Wednesday 16th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 1:20am 17th Feb)

Die Hard 4.0
On: Film4
Date: Monday 14th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Frailty
On: Film4
Date: Tuesday 15th February
Time: 01:20am (and 2:20am Film4+1)

Friday The 13th
On: TCM
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 11:50pm

Highlander
On: ITV4
Date: Thursday 17th February
Time: 11:25pm (and 00:25am 18th Feb ITV4+1)

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
On: Watch
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 10:05pm (and 11:05pm Watch+1, 10/11:00pm 13th Feb)

L.A. Confidential
On: Channel 4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 11:55pm (and 00:55am 14th Feb 4+1)

La Vie En Rose
On: BBC 2
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 11:50pm

Laura
On: Channel 4
Date: Monday 14th February
Time: 12:30pm (and 1:30pm 4+1)

Lemming
On: Channel 4
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 02:05am (and 3:05am 4+1)

Let Him Have It
On: True Movies
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 7:00pm

Midnight Run
On: ITV4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV4+1)

My Name Is Bruce
On: SyFy
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 02:00am (and 3:00am Syfy+1)

Napoleon Dynamite
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 7:10pm (and 8:10pm Film4+1)

National Lampoon's Vacation
On: GOLD
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 00:20am (and 1:20am Gold+1, 10:35/11:35pm 13th Feb)

North By Northwest
On: Five
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 4:20pm

Office Space
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On: ITV4
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV4+1, 12:15/1:15pm 12th Feb)

Pale Rider
On: ITV4
Date: Monday 14th February
Time: 11:55pm (and 00:55am ITV4+1, 9/10:00pm 17th Feb)

Pocahontas
On: Five
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 5:15pm

Raising Arizona
On: Film4
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 10:55pm (and 11:55pm Film4+1)

Rear Window
On: Five
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 2:10pm

Repulsion
On: BBC 2
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 02:00am

Rushmore
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 10:45pm (and 11:45pm Film4+1)

School Of Rock
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 6:40pm (and 7:40pm Film4+1)

Shaun Of The Dead
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 11:00pm

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
On: ITV1
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 3:35pm

Superman
On: TCM
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 3:00pm 13th Feb, 6:35am 14th Feb)

Superman 2
On: TCM
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 6:30pm (and 9:25am 14th Feb)

The Abyss
On: Film4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 01:10am (and 2:10am Film4+1)

The Birds
On: ITV1
Date: Monday 14th February
Time: 02:00am

The Butterfly Effect
On: E4
Date: Wednesday 16th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm E4+1)

The Crazies
On: Sky Movies Premiere
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 10:10pm (and 11:10pm Premiere+1, then daily at similar times through 17th Feb)

The Dam Busters
On: ITV4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 4:30pm

The Evil Dead
On: SyFy
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 00:20am (and 1:20am Syfy+1 & 10/11:00pm)

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
On: Channel 4
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 7:00pm (and 8:00pm 4+1)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
On: Channel 4
Date: Sunday 13th February
Time: 00:20am (and 1:20am 4+1)

The Royal Tenenbaums
On: BBC 1
Date: Wednesday 16th February
Time: 11:30pm

The Spider Woman
On: TCM
Date: Friday 11th February
Time: 7:45pm (and 11:10am 12th Feb)

The War Of The Roses
On: Film4
Date: Tuesday 15th February
Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Young Frankenstein
On: Film4
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 11:05pm (and 00:05am 13th Feb Film4+1)

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