Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience, Fringe, Heavy Metal Britannia, Canterbury Tales and a whole load of movies coming up in the next week on UK TV!

Tonight, Friday March 5th at 9:00pm, BBC4 takes a look at and listen to Heavy Metal Britannia, a rock-doc backward glance at the heavy hitters and power sliders of the violently head-bobbing bands including Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Led Zepplin. It airs again on Saturday, March 6th at 2:20am, if you like your rock loud and early, and on Sunday, the 7th at a more respectable 10:30pm.Fringe returns to its second season after too long away in our estimation, with an episode curiously titled Johari Window. We thought it was the most X Files-esque outing in a while for the show. Catch it on Tuesday March 9th at 10:00pm on Sky1 and meet back at Billy’s review from when the ep aired Stateside and tell us if you agree. There’s also still chances to see the missing season one episode, Unearthed, on Saturday March 6th at 11:25pm or Monday the 8th at 12:25am.

We mentioned the re-broadcast of the modernised Canterbury Tales a couple weeks back. This week’s episode, The Knight’s Tale, unites Life On Mars‘ John Simm with Ashes To Ashes‘ Keeley Hawes. It’s one of the best in the series, relocated to a prison setting, and airs Wednesday, 10th March at 10:00pm on ITV3.

Or, if that doesn’t suit and you missed or couldn’t find Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience when we first wrote about it, you can catch it on its return trip on Wednesday 10th March at 10:00pm on BBC2. The Welsh comedian doesn’t refuse to get his hands dirty when he tackles his first job as Bin Man.

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.

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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 ‘6th’ in your browser’s Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

30 Days Of NightOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 10:30pm (and 11:30pm 4+1)

Amadeus: Director’s CutOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 09:15am (and 3:20pm 11th Mar)An American Werewolf In LondonOn: SCI FIDate: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 10:40pm

AntitrustOn: Virgin 1Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Vrigin+1)

Arlington RoadOn: Sky Screen 2    Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 2:05pm (and 8:45am & 6:00pm 9th Mar Sky Modern Greats)

Batman ReturnsOn: Sky Screen 2    Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 09:45am (and 9:00pm, 1:50pm 9th Mar Sky Screen 1, 11:30am & 8:00pm 11th Mar Sky Modern Greats)

Big FishOn: FIVERDate: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 6:30pm (and 4:30pm 7th Mar)

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BraveheartOn: Channel 4  Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm 4+1)

Broadway Danny RoseOn: TCMDate: Friday 5th MarchTime: 1:00pm (and 5:00am 6th Mar)

Con AirOn: Sky Screen 2    Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 10:45pm (and 10:40pm 7th Mar Sky Action)Don’t Worry About MeOn: BBC 2Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 11:45pmFor A Few Dollars MoreOn: FiveDate: Monday 8th MarchTime: 9:00pm

FranklynOn: Sky Movies Premiere  Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 5:30pm (and 6:30pm Premiere+1, and similar times daily through 18th Mar)

Ghostbusters IIOn: G.O.L.D.Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm Gold+1, 2:50/3:50pm 7th Mar Gold/+1)

GladiatorOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 12:15pm (and 9:00pm, 9:00pm 11th Mar Sky Screen 2)

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Gorky ParkOn: TCMDate: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 11:45pm

Gran TorinoOn: Sky Movies Premiere  Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 10:00am (and 11:00am Premiere+1, 8/9:00pm Premiere/+1 and similar times daily though 11th Mar)

In The LoopOn: BBC 2   Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 10:00pm

InnerspaceOn: ITV2   Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 6:25pm

Mars Attacks!On: ITV1     Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 10:30pm

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 03:15am

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Night WatchOn: Film4  Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 11:15pm (and 00:15am Film4+1)

Raising ArizonaOn: Film4Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 00:45am (and 1:45am Film4+1)

SilkwoodOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 06:00am (and 8:45am 11th Mar)

Sleepy HollowOn: E4Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 11:15pm (and 00:15am 7th Mar E4+1)

StardustOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm 4+1)

Teen WolfOn: Comedy Central   Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 6:00pm (and 7:00pm CC+1)

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The 40 Year Old VirginOn: ITV2Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 10:00pm

The CommitmentsOn: Film4Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 11:15pm (and 00:15am Film4+1)The Dark CrystalOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 5th MarchTime: 4:45pm (and 11:30pm)

The Fast And The FuriousOn: Dave  Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: midnight (and 1:00am 6th Mar Dave Ja Vu)

The FountainOn: Film4Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 01:30am (and 2:30am Film4+1)

The Karate Kid, Part IIOn: LIVING   Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 4:00pm (and 5/6:00pm Living+1/+2, 3/4/5:00pm 7th Mar Living/+1/+2)

The Last Of The MohicansOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 08:10am (and 6:05pm)

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The MatrixOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 9:20pm

The RockOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   Date: Sunday 7th MarchTime: 06:55am (and 2:55pm, 3:00pm & 10:55pm 11th Mar)

The Way Of The GunOn: FXDate: Saturday 6th MarchTime: midnight (and 2:10am 11th Mar)The X FilesOn: Film4Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Titan A.E.On: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 11:45pm (and 5:00am 7th Mar, 8:05am 8th Mar)

TrekkiesOn: Sky Movies Indie   Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 11:00am (and 6:30pm)

UnbreakableOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 1:30pm (and 9:00pm)

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Underworld: Rise Of The LycansOn: Sky Movies Premiere   Date: Friday 5th MarchTime: 10:00pm

Wall StreetOn: Sky1Date: Saturday 6th MarchTime: 9:00pm (and 9:00pm 7th Mar, 10:00pm 8th Mar, 10:00pm 10th Mar)