Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Sirens starts on UK TV this week, and the last episode of Caprica turns up, too. Plus, there's a whole lot of movies to enjoy...

Movies will be doing the heavy lifting throughout the upcoming week, as we spy very little on the telly horizon in the lull before the launch of most new and returning shows.

The lone newcomer, Sirens, has a lot of potential in its cast and subject. Unless you’ve seen the shockingly funny Four Lions, you may know the voice better than the face of Kayvan Novak, recognisable to ears of fans of Fonejacker. And followers of Game Of Thrones will be instantly familiar with Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark in that series.

The third in the trio of buddy paramedics is Rhys Thomas (Bellamy’s People) and the series, a comedy-drama, premieres Monday, June 27th at 10:00pm on Channel 4, with opening episode, Up, Horny, Down.

One short clip gives you the flavour of the co-workers interaction on the show. You can see the punchline coming from the first blip, (and we’d be surprised if paramedics really travelled in packs in the front seat), but there’s plenty of places to go in the ambulance and it’s worth a look in for its talented cast.

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Then, late Monday night (early Tuesday morning) the final ever episode of Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel that, for most, didn’t have enough battle in it to go the distance, brings the series to a close, if not a conclusion. Loyal watchers will want to see Apotheosis, airing first on Sky1 at a time slot that says it all, 12:35am Tuesday.

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 ’25th’ in your browser’s Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!


AkiraOn: SyFy Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Syfy+1)

American SplendorOn: Channel 4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 01:55am (and 2:55am 4+1)

Ashes Of TimeOn: Film4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 01:05am (and 2;05am Film4+1)Brassed OffOn: Channel 4  Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 10:05pm (and 11:05pm 4+1)

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Broken Arrow (1996)On: E4  Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm E4+1, 11:00pm/midnight 30th June)

Burn After ReadingOn: ITV2Date: Monday 27th JuneTime: 11:15pm (and 00:15am 28th June ITV2+1)Children Of MenOn: ITV4Date: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 00:25am (and 1:25am ITV4+1)

ConstantineOn: ITV2Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1, 11:35pm/00:35am 25th/26th June)

Dark CityOn: TCMDate: Monday 27th JuneTime: 11:20pm

Dirty HarryOn: ITV4Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV4+1)

Dumb And DumberOn: Channel 5   Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 4:35pm (and 9:/10:00pm 29th June 5*/+1)Enter The DragonOn: TCMDate: Friday 24th JuneTime: 9:00pm

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Falling DownOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV4+1)Fatal AttractionOn: Sky Living Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Sky Living+1, 11:00pm/midnight 29th June)

First BloodOn: ITV1Date: Monday 27th JuneTime: 10:35pmFlash PointOn: Film4 Date: Thursday 30th JuneTime: 11:05pm (and 00:05am 1st July Film4+1)

Ferris Bueller’s Day OffOn: E4Date: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm E4+1)Gone Baby GoneOn: BBC 1Date: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 11:15pm

GoodfellasOn: TCMDate: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 10:50pm

Harold And Kumar Get The MunchiesOn: 5*Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm 5*+1)HeatOn: Film4Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

HellraiserOn: horror channel Date: Thursday 30th JuneTime: 10:50pm

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Inside ManOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1, 11:00pm/midnight 28th June)

Ip ManOn: Film4  Date: Thursday 30th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

JarheadOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 00:10am (and 1:10am ITV4+1)

Jaws 2On: SyFyDate: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 1:00pm (and 2:00pm Syfy+1 & 9/10:00pm)

Jurassic ParkOn: ITV2 Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 6:35pm (and 7:35pm ITV2+1)Key LargoOn: TCMDate: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 3:00pm (and 7:30am 27th June)

King Kong (2005)On: ITV2 Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 5:25pm (and 6:25pm ITV2+1)Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The WorldOn: Film4  Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 6:25pm (and 7:25pm Film4+1,6:25/7:25pm 29th June)

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Matchstick MenOn: ITV1 Date: Thursday 30th JuneTime: 02:35amMission: Impossible IIIOn: Film4 Date: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Monty Python’s The Meaning Of LifeOn: ITV4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 10:30pm (and `1:30pm ITV4+1, 00:55/1:55am 28th June)

Mystic RiverOn: ITV3 Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV3+1, 11:25pm/00:25am 26th/27th June)

Nacho LibreOn: Film4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 1:00pm (and 2:00pm Film4+1, 7:15/8:15pm 30th June)Napoleon DynamiteOn: Channel 4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 00:15am (and 1:15am 4+1)NellOn: TCM   Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 12:50pm (and 5:40am 25th June)

Never Say Never AgainOn: ITV1   Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 3:30pmNorth By NorthwestOn: TCMDate: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 5:00pm (and 9:30am 27th June)Once Upon A Time In The WestOn: Film4  Date: Tuesday 28th JuneTime: 11:00pm (and midnight Film4+1)

PandorumOn: SyFy  Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 01:00am (and 2:00am Syfy+1)

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School Of RockOn: E4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 3:55pm (and 4:55pm E4+1)

Shark TaleOn: BBC 1   Date: Saturday 25th June)Time: 5:50pm

ShooterOn: Film4Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Star Trek: First ContactOn: E4Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 4:55pm (and 5:55pm E4+1, 00:55am/1:55am 27th June)

TakenOn: Film4 Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Terminator 2: Judgment DayOn: Sky1Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm 26th June Sky2, 10:00pm 28th June Sky1, 10:00pm 30th June Sky2)

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The Day After TomorrowOn: Film4  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 6:40pm (and 7:40pm)

The Fog (1980)On: ITV4 Date: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV4+1)

The Godfather Part IIOn: more4 Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:05pm 29th June)

The MaskOn: 5*    Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm 5*+1, 6/7:00pm 25th June)

The Right StuffOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 11:20pm (and 00:20am 26th June)

The RockOn: BBC 3Date: Wednesday 29th JuneTime: 9:00pmThe TerminatorOn: BBC 1 Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 11:30pm

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This Is Spinal TapOn: Dave   Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: midnight (and 1:00am 25th June Dave Ja Vu)Three KingsOn: ITV2Date: Thursday 30th JuneTime: 00:35am (and 1:35am ITV2+1)Trading PlacesOn: Channel 4   Date: Monday 27th JuneTime: 11:05pm (and 00:05am 28th June 4+1)

Transporter 2On: Film4   Date: Monday 27th JuneTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

True LiesOn: TCMDate: Friday 24th JuneTime: 11:00pmUnforgivenOn: TCM  Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 11:25pmUnlawful EntryOn: BBC 1 Date: Saturday 25th JuneTime: 11:35pmWhere Eagles DareOn: Channel 5    Date: Sunday 26th JuneTime: 6:50pmZodiacOn: Alibi Date: Friday 24th JuneTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Alibi+1, 9/10:00pm 25th June)