Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

The Deep comes to an end, Burn Notice season 3 starts in the UK, The Bill finishes for good and there are some cracking movies too...

We start our lead into the bank holiday weekend with news of a series start-up for a show we watch week on week, but haven’t covered much in these pages. Burn Notice launches into its third season on these shores on Wednesday, September 1st with Friends And Family on FX at 10:00pm.

Michael Westen the burned special ops spy’s story is a continuing saga, so to see where things left off, first watch season 2’s finale, Lesser Evil, tonight, Friday August 27th at 11:00pm on FX and you’ll be prepped for what’s next for Michael, Mom, Fiona and Sam Axe, a classically heroically fabricated name if ever we heard one and he’s played by Geek favourite, Bruce Campbell.

If The Deep hasn’t given you that sinking feeling (yes, we said it, and no apologies will be forthcoming), its fifth and final episode airs on BBC1 at 9:00pm Tuesday August 31st, with The Last Gasp. No, actually, it’s The Last Breath, but we’ll count few mourners in these corners, we suspect.

Now, a bit of history that’s nowhere near Geek-related, but as all of us are related to somebody, chances are we know someone who’ll be affected by the closing down of two very long running shows. And we can respect legendary longevity and staying power in any form.

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Look the hero among certain relatives by reminding them that The Very Last Of The Summer Wine How Not to Cry At Weddings will be shown on BB1 on Sunday August 29th 8:00pm, finishing a 33 series run.

Then on Monday, the first half of a two part finale of The Bill, entitled Respect: Part One, airs on ITV3 at 11:00pm, with the conclusion to the finale, Respect: Part Two, on Tuesday, August 31st at 9:00pm, closing the doors forever on the Sun Hill station and ending a run that began in 1984. If they don’t fade out on two pairs of sensible-but-ugly shoed feet walking somberly away, they’ve missed a trick.

Now, on to the films showing through the long weekend and a bit beyond. There are some great fantasy and sci-fi films as well as enough family fare to keep the popcorn bowl busy and the remote control feuds fuelled.

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 ’28th’ in your browser’s Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

30 Days Of NightOn: Film4  Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 10:50pm (and 11:50pm Film4+1, 10:45/11:45pm 31st Aug)Alien Nation: Dark HorizonOn: horror channel   Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 4:00pm (and noon 29th Aug)

BanditsOn: BBC 1  Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 11:15pm

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance KidOn: Five USADate: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 6:45pm (and 7:45pm FiveUSA+1, 2:50/3:50pm 29th Aug)

Casino Royale (2006)On: ITV2Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1, 9/10:00pm 30th Aug)

CloverfieldOn: Film4Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1, 9/10:00pm 3rd Sept)

Das Boot: Director’s CutOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats   Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 06:30am (and 6:00am 3rd Sept)

Die Hard With A VengeanceOn: WatchDate: Friday 27th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Watch+1, 9/10:00pm 28th Aug)

Down And Out In Beverly HillsOn: Five    Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 11:45pm

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El MariachiOn: Sky Movies Indie   Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 5:45pm (and 2:25am 20th Aug)

Elmer GantryOn: TCMDate: Friday 27th AugustTime: 3:00pm (and 6:55am 28th Aug)

FargoOn: TCM   Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 1:15am 29th Sept)

Flash GordonOn: ITV4Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 3:45pm (and 4:45pm ITV4+1)Ghostbusters IIOn: WatchDate: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 5:00pm (and 6:00pm Watxh+1, 2:05/3:05pm 30th Aug)GoldenEyeOn: ITV2Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV2+1)

Harold And Kumar Get The MunchiesOn: Comedy Central  Date: Thursday 26th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm CC+1, 11:20pm/00:20am 28th/29th Aug)

In BrugesOn: Channel 4  Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm 4+1)IntermissionOn: BBC 2  Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 11:4pm

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Jason And The ArgonautsOn: Five  Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 5:15pmJaws 2On: ITV4Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 11:50pm (and 00:50am 28th Aug ITV4+1)

JumanjiOn: FIVERDate: Friday 27th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Fiver+1, 5/6:00pm 28th Aug)

Km 31On: Film4Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 01:00am (and 2:00am Film4+1)

LegendOn: BBC 2   Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 11:45am

Liar LiarOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 5:10pm (and 6:10pm ITV2+1)

Logan’s RunOn: Film4Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 4:35pm (and 5:35pm Film4+1, 6:35/7:35pm 3rd Sept)

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MoonrakerOn: ITV1  Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 3:40pm (and 1:30pm 4th Sept)Muppets From SpaceOn: GOLDDate: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 3:30pm (and 4:30pm, 11:50am/15:50pm 29th Aug)Nanny McPheeOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 5:30pm (and 6:30pm ITV2+1)

OutbreakOn: ITV1    Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 02:30am

Over The HedgeOn: BBC 1  Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 5:35pmPanic RoomOn: FiveDate: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 10:15pm

RecOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 31st AugustTime: 03:55amRomeo Is BleedingOn: TCM  Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 10:50pmRun Lola RunOn: Sky Movies Indie  Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 10:00pmScumOn: ITV4  Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 10:30pm (and 11:30pm ITV4+1)

Sky HighOn: BBC 1  Date: Monday 30th August 2Time: 1:15pm

Stand By MeOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 00:05am (and 1:05am 4+1)

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Superman ReturnsOn: BBC 1   Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 2:50pm

Swimming With SharksOn: BBC 2Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 11:50pm

Team America: World PoliceOn: Film4Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)The 39 Steps (1959)On: more4Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 14:35pmThe Bourne SupremacyOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 9:45pmThe Cat ReturnsOn: Film4Date: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 3:20pm (and 4:20pm Film4+1)The ExorcistOn: ITV4Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 11:55pm (and 00:55am 31st Aug, 10/11:00pm 1st Sept)The Fast And The FuriousOn: Sky1Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 9:00pm 29th Aug Sky2, 11:00pm, 11:00pm 1st Sept Sky1, 9:00pm 2nd Sept Sky2)The Hunt For Red OctoberOn: Sky Movies Crime and ThrillerDate: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 2:05pmThe KraysOn: AlibiDate: Friday 27th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Alibi+1, 9/10:00pm 28th Aug)The Mean Machine (1974)On: GOLDDate: Friday 27th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Gold+1, 9/10:00pm 28th Aug)The OmenOn: Film4Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 11:15pm (and 00:15am 29th Aug Film4+1)The Pink Panther (1964)On: Film4Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 4:45pm (and 5:45pm Film4+1)The Ring (2002)On: BBC 1     Date: Friday 27th AugustTime: 11:15pm

The Simpsons MovieOn: Film4Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 7:20pm (and 8:20pm Film4+1)

The Spy Who Loved MeOn: ITV1   Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 1:30pm

The Sword And The RoseOn: Five   Date: Saturday 28thTime: 12:30pmThe Time Machine (1960)On: Film4  Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 3:10pm (and 4:10pm Film4+1, 4:50/5:50pm 4th Sept)The Usual SuspectsOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Sunday 29th AugustTime: 11:30pm

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There’s Something About MaryOn: Film4Date: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1, 11:15pm/00:15am 2nd/3rd Sept)Tomorrow Never DiesOn: ITV2Date: Monday 30th AugustTime: 11:55pm (and 00:55am 31st ITV2+1 & 10/11:00pm)Young GunsOn: Five USADate: Saturday 28th AugustTime: 9:00pm (an 10:00pm Five USA+1)