Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

True Blood and Outnumbered come to the end of their current runs in the UK, Ashes To Ashes begins its final two-parter, and there's a whole lot of movies to pick from too...

If there’s any shrubbery in the vicinity, it won’t be us who’s beating about it. Telly this week is not the exciting landscape it’s been in weeks past, with a typical lull between bookended bank holidays.

Sure there are plenty of good shows to watch, but as far as new shows taking off this week, the launch pad is barren.

Two shows finish their runs over the next seven days with the season finale of the always exciting True Blood tonight at 10:00pm on FX. The episode is Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ and closes the second season of the vampire and mind-reading waitress chronicles at a major town gathering orchestrated by Maryann, where a special and powerful guest is expected.

The second show to end its current series hasn’t been mentioned much by us, but is worth checking out when you get the chance. Outnumbered will likely be appreciated most by people with kids, or who know kids, or who at least like kids. Because the two youngest in this series are uber kids, at the pinnacle of their kidness and causing all the exasperations that can bring with it. Hugh Dennis as the dad is easy to commiserate with and we hope to see Sue, Pete, Jake, Ben and Karen back for another round of family-fuelled fun soon. The third series finale airs on BBC1 on Thursday, May 20th at 9:30pm.

Ad – content continues below

Also this week on BBC1, the penultimate episode of the final series of Ashes To Ashes airs at 9:00 tonight, Friday May 14th and Amy’s Choice, the next Doctor Who episode is shown on Saturday, May 15th at 6:25pm. We’ll have reviews of both as their credits roll.

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 ’15th’ in your browser’s Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

300On: BravoDate: Tuesday 18th MayTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Bravo+1)

3.10 To YumaOn: FiveDate: Sunday 16th MayTime: 9:00pm

Army Of DarknessOn: TCMDate: Monday 17th MayTime: 01:25am

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeOn: WatchDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 11:35pm (and 00:35am 1th May Watch+1, 10/11:00pm 15th May Watch/+1)

Ad – content continues below

Bill And Ted’s Excellent AdventureOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 16th MayTime: 5:15pm (and 6:15pm ITV2+1)

Cadillac ManOn: ITV3Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 00:20am (and 1:20am ITV3+1)

City Of GodOn: Film4Date: Friday 14th MayTime: 10:50pm (and 11:50pm Film4+1)

Con AirOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Sunday 16th MayTime: 00:05am

Deathwatch (2002)On: more4Date: Friday 14th MayTime: 9:00pm

Deathwatch (1980)On: more4Date: Friday 14th MayTime: 11:55pm

Ad – content continues below

Die HardOn: Channel 4Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm 4+1)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryOn: Film4Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Down And Out In Beverly HillsOn: FiveDate: Monday 17th MayTime: 11:00pm

Drag Me To HellOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Friday 14thTime: 10:00am (and 11:00am Premiere+1, 8/9:00pm Premiere/+1 and similiar times daily through 18th May)

EquusOn: TCMDate: Sunday 16th MayTime: 9:00pm

FlightplanOn: BBC 3Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 9:00pm

Ad – content continues below

Gorky ParkOn: TCMDate: Saturday 15th MayTime: 10:50pm

Grosse Pointe BlankOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 10:00pm

IdentityOn: BravoDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Bravo+1)

Iron ManOn: Sky Movies Action and AdventureDate: Saturday 15th MayTime: 12:20pm (and 9:00pm)

Lake PlacidOn: E4Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 11:10pm (and 00:10am 16th May E4+1)

Let The Right One InOn: FXDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 11:10pm (and 11:10pm 16th May)

Ad – content continues below

Magnum ForceOn: ITV1Date: Monday 17th MayTime: 10:35pm

M*A*S*HOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 15th MayTime: 4:00pm

Mercury RisingOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 11:10pm (and 16th May ITV4+1)

My Name Is BruceOn: SyFyDate: Monday 17th MayTime: 01:00am (and 2:00am Syfy+1)

Nanny McPheeOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 16th MayTime: 1:00pm (and 2:00pm ITV2+1)

Netherbeast IncorporatedOn: horror channelDate: Friday 14th MayTime: noon

Ad – content continues below

Red Rock WestOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 11:20pm

Robin And MarianOn: more4Date: Friday 14th MayTime: 11:15am

RoboCopOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 11:45pm

Saturday Night FeverOn: Channel 4Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 11:35pm (and 00:35am 16th May)

ScannersOn: BBC 2Date: Sunday 16th MayTime: 01:50am

SleeperOn: TCMDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 1:00pm (and 5:00am 15th May)

Ad – content continues below

SpaceballsOn: Comedy CentralDate: Saturday 15th MayTime: 6:00pm (and 7:00pm CC+1)

The Breakfast ClubOn: BBC 2Date: Sunday 16th MayTime: 00:15am

The EdukatorsOn: Film4Date: Sunday 16th MayTime: 23:05pm (and 00:05am 17th May)

The GameOn: Sky Movies Crime and ThrillerDate: Sunday 16th MayTime: 06:50am (and 2:40pm)

The Hunt For Red OctoberOn: Sky Movies Crime and ThrillerDate: Saturday 15th MayTime: 4:40pm (and 4:30am 16th May)

The IslandOn: ITV2Date: Friday 14th MayTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm ITV2+1)

Ad – content continues below

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)On: TCMDate: Saturday 15th MayTime: 6:30pm (and 10:35am 16th May)

The Tommyknockers (part 2)On: horror channelDate: Friday 14th MayTime: 4:00pm (and noon 15th May)

Top GunOn: E4Date: Saturday 15th May Time: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm E4+1, 11:00pm/midnight 17th MayE4/+1)

Touching EvilOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 02:45am

Van HelsingOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 15th MayTime: 10:45pm (and 11:45pm ITV2+1)

Vanilla SkyOn: WatchDate: Sunday 16th MayTime: 11:00pm (and midnight Watch+1)

Ad – content continues below

War Of The Worlds (2005)On: BBC 1Date: Sunday 16th MayTime: 10:25pm