Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

A World Of Warcraft documentary leads the geeky goodness on the telly in the next week. Lots of good movies too...

Right about now, with nary a funk soul brother in sight, the TV landscape is starting to sweep itself clean for the holidays, shoving the old shows under the beds and and saving the best linens and dinnerware for when the holiday guests arrive.

We’re approaching those couple-few weeks where your boxset purchases prove to be money well spent as few new series will be rearing their heads for fear of competing with the holiday specials or airing in households of the otherwise occupied.

That’s not to say there’s nothing to watch, though.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to the Current TV channel (Sky channel 183 or Virgin channel 155) your Monday night, November 23rd at 10:00pm is spoken for with World Of Warcraft Stole My Life: Second Skin. This documentary ventures into the sphere of pixelised elves, warlocks and warriors, or rather, the humans pushing them about and sending them forth with mice and key combos. The MMORPG has a huge amount of fans and possibly more than its fair share of addicts. It’s these compulsives who’ll tell their stories, and whether you’re more likely to relate or ridicule, it’s sure to make for a fascinating watch.

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On the non-game plane, those of us who followed and commented on Mark Oakley’s reviews of the latest series of Peep Show pretty much agreed it was one of the finest runs of half a dozen episodes. If you missed any (ar all) of the show’s sixth series you can peek in again on a marathon run of back-to-back eps on Saturday, 21st November starting at 9:20pm on E4 (and an hour later on E4+1).

At the same time, big sister Channel 4’s week of 3D progamming winds up with the only thing worth a look (we’ll skip JLS and Hannah Montana in no-D and 3D, thanks muchly) and that’s a Friday The 13th film (in our list below) and The Greatest Ever 3D Moments in film and TV, airing Saturday 21 November at 9:20pm. You’ll need the special specs (the blue and amber sort) if you’re curious as to what the fuss is about or want to fathom why this trend seems to re-emerge like toy fads. Is 3D the pet rock of the 2000s or will it fly like the Frisbee?  

And now, on to the films airing over the weekend and a bit beyond…

Please also note: the ordinal numbers for dates will help you scan through this simple list with your browser’s search function. Enter ’21st’ in your browser’s Find box or window to highlight and/or tab through all movies shown on Saturday. Enjoy!

Alien 3On: Sky Movies Modern Greats  Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 1:55pm (and 8:00pm)

American BeautyOn: Sky Movies Indie   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 11:40pm

American PieOn: Sky Movies Comedy    Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 1:05pm (and 8:00pm)

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And Now For Something Completely DifferentOn: G.O.L.D.Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 00:20am (and 1:20am Gold+1)

Apocalypse NowOn: Film4Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 00:40am (and 1:40am Film4+1)

Arlington RoadOn: Sky Movies Drama   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 6:00pm (and 2:15pm 26th Nov)Back To The FutureOn: Sky Screen 1  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 2:25pm (and 9:30pm)

BullittOn: TCMDate: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 11:20pmCarlito’s WayOn: ITV4  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:10pm 24th Nov)

CloverfieldOn: Sky Screen 2    Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 11:00pm

Deep Blue SeaOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 3:15pm (and 4:55pm 25th Nov Sky Screen 2)

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DesperadoOn: Sky Movies Indie   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 00:05am (and 10:00pm 26th Nov)

Die Hard 2On: Sky Movies Action/Thriller  Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 08:45am (and 5:00pm)

Die Hard With A VengeanceOn: WatchDate: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Watch+1, 9:00/10:00pm 22nd Nov Watch/+1)

Don’t Look NowOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 01:10am

Dragon: Bruce Lee StoryOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 5:05pm (and 00:20am 21st Nov, 11:05am & 5:45pm 24th Nov)

Eagle EyeOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 1:10pm (and 9:00pm, 1:15pm & 10:00pm 24th Nov Sky Action)Flight Of The Phoenix (1966)On: Film4Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 4:30pm (and 5:30pm Film4+1)

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Friday The 13th (1980)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror    Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 00:25amFriday The 13th Part III (3D)On: Channel 4    Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm 4+1, 00:10am/1:10am 21st Nov 4/+1)    High FidelityOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 12:45pm (and 7:00pm, 8:00pm 25th Nov, 1:50am 26th Nov Sky Indie)Hot Shots!On: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 10:25am (and 6:25pm)

HulkOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 5:15pm (and 1:10pm 22nd Nov)

Ice Age: The MeltdownOn: ITV2  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 3:55pmIndiana Jones And The Temple of DoomOn: Sky Movies Family  Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 3:00pm (and 8:00pm)Indiana Jones And The Last CrusadeOn: Sky Movies Family   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 12:30pm (and 8:00pm)

InnerspaceOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 5:40pmJurassic Park IIIOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 2:35pm

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)On: LIVING  Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 6:00pm (and 7:00/8:00pm Living+1/+2 and 2:00/3:00/4:00pm 22nd Nove Living/+1/+2)

Mad Max 3: Beyond ThunderdomeOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 11:00pm (and 9:00pm 26th Nov)

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Masters Of The UniverseOn: Sky Screen 2   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 08:40am (and 5:30am 22nd Nov)

Meet The ParentsOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm Premiere+1)

Mission: ImpossibleOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 11:00pm

PocahontasOn: Five   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 4:45pm

Raiders Of The Lost ArkOn: Sky Movies Family    Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 12:35pm (and 8:00pm)

RecOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   Date: Monday 23rd NovemberTime: 02:05am

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Rumble FishOn: Sky Movies Drama   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 01:45am (and 12:50pm 25th Nov)

SaharaOn: Film4  Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Spider-Man 3On: Five   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 6:20pmStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 10:00am (and 2:50am 21st Nov)Star Trek V: The Final FrontierOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 08:00am (and 4:15pm)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 08:00am (and 5:05pm)

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New HopeOn: ITV1   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 4:25pm

Step BrothersOn: Sky Movies Premiere    Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 10:30am (and 11:30am Premiere+1, 8:00/9:00pm Premiere/+1 and similar times daily through 27th Nov)Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet StreetOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 01:35am

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Taxi DriverOn: Sky Screen 1  Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: midnight

Tenacious D In The Pick Of DestinyOn: Film4Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1, 9:00/10:00pm 25th Nov Film4/+1)

The Big LebowskiOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 01:40am (and 00:15am 26th Nov Sky Modern Greats)The Blob (1958)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror  Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: noonThe Dark KnightOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 11:45am 22nd Nov)

The Fifth ElementOn: Film4   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)The FrightenersOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 10:00am (and 6:05pm)

The GameOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 2:30pm (and 9:10am & 3:50pm 25th Nov)

The Golden CompassOn: Sky Screen 1   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 10:55am (and 4:25pm)The Great EscapeOn: Sky Movies Classics  Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 2:15pm (and 9:00pm)The Hunt For Red OctoberOn: Sky1Date: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm 22nd Nov Sky2, 9:00pm 26th Nov Sky2)

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The Incredible HulkOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 09:40am (and 9:00pm, 11:15am & 10:00pm 24th Nov Sky Screen 1)

The In-LawsOn: TCMDate: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 3:00pm (and 7:00am 23rd Nov)The MistOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Friday 20th NovemberTime: 4:50pm (and 00:35am 21st Nov, 6:45pm 24th Nov Sky Screen 2)

The Oblong BoxOn: Sky Movies Classics   Date: Monday 23rd NovemberTime: 02:15pm

The Silence Of The LambsOn: Sky Movies Modern Greats   Date: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 21:00pm (and 9:00pm 25th Nov Sky Modern Greats)

TransformersOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   Date: Saturday 21st November 2009Time: 1:50pm (and 10:00pm)TrekkiesOn: Sky Movies Indie   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 2:50pm (and 00:10am 22nd Nov)Tropic ThunderOn: Sky Movies Comedy   Date: Saturday 21st November 2009Time: 8:00pm (and 3:25am 22nd Nov)

Vanilla SkyOn: Film4  Date: Monday 23rd NovemberTime: 01:10am (and 2:10am Film4+1)Weird ScienceOn: Comedy CentralDate: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 11:45pm (and 00:45am CC+1, 9:00/10:00pm 22nd Nov CC/+1)

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X-MenOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Sunday 22nd NovemberTime: 09:25am (and 7:10pm)

Zack And Miri Make A PornoOn: Sky Movies Premiere   Date: Saturday 21st NovemberTime: 00:10am (and 1:10am Premiere+1)