Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

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.

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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 3Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 7:25pm

A Clockwork OrangeOn: ITV4Date: Friday 13th AugustTime: 11:25pm (and 00:25am 14th Aug ITV4+1)

A Fistful of DynamiteOn: TCMDate: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 11:20pm

Anne Of The Thousand DaysOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 02:35am

Blow OutOn: TCMDate: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 11:00pm

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CobraOn: Five HD (150)Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 11:05pm

CrankOn: ITV4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 00:05am (and 1:05am ITV4+1, 10/11:00pm 16th Aug)

End Of DaysOn: ITV4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 10:30pm (and 11:30pm ITV4+1)

Enemy At The GatesOn: Film4Date: Friday 13th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

EvolutionOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 4:40pm (and 5:40pm 4+1)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits WithinOn: FiveDate: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 1:05pm

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Galaxy QuestOn: BBC 1Date: Thursday 19th AugustTime: 10:35pm

Good Will HuntingOn: BBC 3Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 9:00pm 18th Aug)

Gulliver’s Travels (1939)On: Film4Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 2:50pm (and 3:50pm Film4+1)

HostageOn: Film4Date: Friday 13th AugustTime: 11:35pm (and 00:35am 14th Aug Film4+1)

Inside ManOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 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 YearsOn: FIVERDate: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 2:45pm (and 3:45pm Fiver+1)

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

Live And Let DieOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 1:45pm

Lost In SpaceOn: FiveDate: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 5:10pm

Matchstick MenOn: ITV1Date: Monday 16th AugustTime: 10:35pm

MatildaOn: FiveDate: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 4:25pm

Miller’s CrossingOn: Film4Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 01:45am (and 2:45am Film4+1)

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Mr Saturday NightOn: ITV3Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 00:15am (and 1:15am ITV3+1)

Mystery MenOn: ITV4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 4:40pm (and 5:40pm ITV4+1)

Nacho LibreOn: E4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 2:55pm (and 3:55pm E4+1)

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

North By NorthwestOn: Film4Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 4:25pm (and 5:25pm Film4+1)

Ocean’s TwelveOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 9:50pm

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Of Mice And Men (1992)On: TCMDate: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 6:50pm and 10:55am 15th Aug)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s NestOn: Film4Date: Wednesday 18th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Predator 2On: Film4Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 11:40pm (and 00:40am 15th Aug Film4+1)

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

Red HeatOn: ITV4Date: Monday 16th AugustTime: 00:50am (and 1:50am ITV4+1)

Richie RichOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 4:20pm (and 5:20pm ITV2+1)

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Robin Hood: Prince Of ThievesOn: Five USADate: Friday 13th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Five USA+1)

RobotsOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 6:15pm (and 7:15pm ITV2+1)

Saving Private RyanOn: Film4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

School Of RockOn: Film4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 6:50pm (and 7:50pm Film4+1)

Star Trek: InsurrectionOn: Channel 4Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 11:05pm (and 00:05am 15th Aug 4+1)

The Accidental TouristOn: ITV3Date: Friday 13th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV3+1, 6/7:00am 14th Aug)

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The Basketball DiariesOn: TCMDate: Friday 13th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 1:15am 14th Aug, 9:00pm and midnight 17th Aug)

The GooniesOn: BoomerangDate: Friday 13th AugustTime: 9:00 am (and 5:00pm)

The Last StarfighterOn: FiveDate: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 3:10pm

The Market: A Tale Of TradeOn: BBC 4Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and midnight 17th Aug)

The Matrix ReloadedOn: ITV2Date: Friday 13th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm ITV2+1)

The Matrix RevolutionsOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV2+1, 10/11:00pm 18th Aug)

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The PianistOn: ITV3Date: Sunday 15th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV3+1)

The Sixth SenseOn: ITV1Date: Friday 13th AugustTime: 10:35pm

TwisterOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 5:55pm (and 6:55pm ITV2+1)

What Lies BeneathOn: Film4Date: Saturday 14th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)