Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

The 4400 starts a rerun, and Hancock hits UK TV screens, as Gaye brings us her regular glimpse at the week ahead...

Rourke. Sin City. Marvellous.

If our recent Lazy Geek Guide piqued your interest or brought back good memories, there’s another chance to check out The 4400, being re-aired from the pilot episode beginning today, Friday 11 September at noon on Sky 2.

Only hours later, Bill pays a steep price for gallantry in Plaisir D’Amour, tonight’s episode of True Blood on FX. Also, at 10:00pm and 12:10am, the true depths of Amy’s depravity and addiction are shockingly revealed in her inhumane dredging for more V.

FX is airing daily episodes of another show we like, Burn Notice, with a repeat return to the pilot on Saturday, 12 September at noon. Our ace reviewer, Emma Matthews, is covering the first series show by show and you can find the first of her reviews here and share your thoughts on the show or catch-up with the current rapid-fire viewing schedule.

Prepare for a fantastic last episode of Being Human on Thursday 17th September on BBC1 at 10:35pm. In this first series finale Annie must choose between friendship or the forever after in a terrifying stand against the vampire uprising, an army of other worldlies threatening human existence, who also happen to hate George’s kind the most.

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And on to the week’s Geek stew of movies brewing over the next 7 days. As always, check your local schedule for last minute changes. Because there’s nearly nothing worse than tear dampened dinners and soggy nibbles. Enjoy!


28 Weeks LaterOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:40pm

30 Days Of NightOn: BravoDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 11:00pm (and midnight Bravo+1, 9:00/10:00pm 13 Sept Bravo/+1)

A Beautiful MindOn: G.O.L.D.Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 00:45am (and 1:45am Gold+1)

A Soldier’s StoryOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 08:15am

Alien 3On: Sky Screen 2Date: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 7:00pm

Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveOn: fiveDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 7:15pm

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American BeautyOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:05pm

An American Werewolf In LondonOn: SCI FIDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 01:00am

Arlington RoadOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 6:00pm

BadlandsOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 11:00pm

BeowulfOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 7:00pm

BigOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 3:15am 14 Sept)

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Blade RunnerOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 11:10am (and 7:30am & 5:55pm 16 Sept Sky Modern Greats)

Boogie NightsOn: TCMDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Breaking AwayOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 08:15am

Burn After ReadingOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 9:40pm (and 10:40pm Premiere+1, and daily at similar times through 18 Sept)

Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince CaspianOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 07:40am (and 2:50pm)

City Of GodOn: Film4Date: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 00:40am (and 1:40am Film4+1)

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Close Encounters Of The Third KindOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 3:45pm

CloverfieldOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 12:55pm (and 10:55pm)

Coming To AmericaOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 12:15pm (and 8:00pm)

CompulsionOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:45pm

Conan The DestroyerOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 07:00am (and 6:10pm)

CopycatOn: BBC 1Date: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 10:45pm

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Crocodile DundeeOn: Film4Date: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 7:10pm (and 8:10pm Film4+1)

Death Becomes HerOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 6:10pm

DesperadoOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 02:00am

Die HardOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 1:45pm (and 10:05pm)

Die Hard 2On: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 1:50pm (and 10:55pm)

Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 6:00pm (and 4:05am 13 Sept, 4:15pm 15 Sept Sky Screen 1)

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D.O.A.On: WatchDate: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Watch+1)

Dumb And DumberOn: fiveDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Eastern PromisesOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 10:05pm

Enter The DragonOn: ITV4Date: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 11:30pm

Every Which Way But LooseOn: ITV4Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 8:30pm

F/XOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 09:05am (and 5:00pm)

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FargoOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 03:50am (and 10:00pm 16 Sept)

Fatal AttractionOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Fear And Loathing In Las VegasOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm

Ferris Bueller’s Day OffOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 4:15pm (and 1:50am 17 Sept)

Fierce CreaturesOn: Sky1Date: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Galaxy QuestOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 11:30am (and 7:00 pm)

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Gone In 60 SecondsOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 12:35pm (and 8:00pm)

Good Morning, VietnamOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 6:55pm (and 2:40am 17 Sept Sky Screen 1)

HancockOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 10:00am (and 11:00am Premiere+1 & 8:00/9:00pm Premiere/+1 and daily at similar times through 18 Sept)

HannibalOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 00:35 (and 1:35am 14 Sept, 00:30am 17 Sept Sky Screen 2)

Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm

Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 2:50pm (and 11:00pm, 12:05pm & 10:00pm 17 Sept Sky Horror)

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High FidelityOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 12:30pm (and 10:00pm)

In BrugesOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: midnight

In the Line Of FireOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 06:45am (and 3:55pm)

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of DoomOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: noon (and 8:00pm)

Indiana Jones And the Last CrusadeOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:15am (and 8:00pm)

JunoOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 12:45pm (and 8:20pm)

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Knocked UpOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 01:05am (and 11:40pm 13 Sept Sky Screen 1, 12:20pm & 8:00pm 17 Sept Sky Comedy)

Kung Fu PandaOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 4:30pm (and 10:00pm, 7:50am & 8:00pm 15 Sept Sky Screen 1)

LauraOn: Film4Date: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 12:50pm (and 1:50pm Film4+1)

ManhunterOn: TCMDate: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Masters Of The UniverseOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 10:35am (and 5:20am 15 Sept)

Matchstick MenOn: ITV1Date: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 10:35pm

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MementoOn: Film4Date: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 00:40am (and 1:40am Film4+1)

Michael ClaytonOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:45am (and 8:05pm)

Midnight CowboyOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 3:25am

Mission: ImpossibleOn: ITV2Date: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm

National TreasureOn: BBC 3Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 9:05pm

Night At The MuseumOn: Film4Date: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

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Night Of The Living Dead (1990)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 10:35pm

No Country For Old MenOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 11:50am (and 8:00pm)

Ocean’s TwelveOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 10:05pm (and 10:00pm 16 Sept)

ParenthoodOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 11:40am

Predator 2On: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 08:30am (and 3:55pm)

Project XOn: Film4Date: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 5:05pm (and 6:05pm Film4+1)

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Raiders Of The Lost ArkOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 12:45pm (and 8:00pm)

Rain ManOn: Virgin 1Date: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Virgin+1)

Resident EvilOn: E4Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm E4+1)

Romancing The StoneOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 07:10am (and 3:00am 15 Sept)

Rumble FishOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: midnight

Shoot ‘Em UpOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 3:30am 12 Sept)

Short CutsOn: TCMDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

ShrekOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 12:40pm (and 10:20pm)

SilkwoodOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 08:45am (and 8:35am 17 Sept Sky Screen 2)

Sin CityOn: BBC 2Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 11:15pm

Sleepy HollowOn: Film4Date: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1, 9:00/10:00pm 13 Sept, Film4/+1)

Star 80On: TCMDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 11:05pm

Star Trek V: The Final FrontierOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 11:30am (and 5:15pm)

Star Trek: First ContactOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 10:20am (and 5:25pm)

Star Trek: InsurrectionOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 08:00am (and 8:00pm)

Star Wars: The Clone WarsOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Sunday 13th September 2009Time: 08:55am (and 7:05pm)

Stephen King’s ItOn: Zone HorrorDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Strange DaysOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 00:20am

Tales From The DarksideOn: Zone HorrorDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 00:40am

The Bank JobOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 12:45pm (and 9:00pm)

The BeachOn: Film4Date: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

The BeguiledOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 2:15am 12 Sept)

The BirdsOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 00:30am

The Blob (1958)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:15am (and 5:25pm)

The Bourne UltimatumOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 09:35am (and 11:40am 14 Sept, 1:30pm & 7:00pm 15 Sept, Sky Screen 2, 8:00am & 1:55pm 17 Sept)

The Breakfast ClubOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 6:20pm

The Cable GuyOn: WatchDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 11:45pm (and 00:45am & 8:00/9:00pm 13 Sept Watch/+1)

The ConversationOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 4:20pm

The Dark CrystalOn: TCMDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 3:00pm (and 6:55am 13 Sept)

The Dark KnightOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm Premiere+1, 8:00/9:00pm 11 Sept Premiere/+1)

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)On: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Friday 11th September 2009Time: 12:25pm and 00:30am 12 Sept)

The FountainOn: Film4Date: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 10:50pm (and 11:50pm Film4+1)

The Godfather Part IIOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 4:35pm

The Golden CompassOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 12:50pm (and 8:00pm)

The GriftersOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 01:45am

The Iron GiantOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 08:30am (and 3:00pm, 7:15am & 3:00pm 15 Sept)

The LegendOn: BBC 2Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 01:10am

The Legend Of 1900On: Sky Movies DramaDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 10:45am

The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)On: Film4Date: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 6:20pm (and 7:20pm Film4+1)

The Right StuffOn: ITV4Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 10:50pm

The Running ManOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 10:05pm

The Usual SuspectsOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 11:30pm 17 Sept)

The World According To GarpOn: TCMDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

The World Is Not EnoughOn: ITV2Date: Thursday 17th SeptemberTime: 11:35pm

Three Days Of The CondorOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 07:40am (and 10:00pm)

Three KingsOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 1:05pm

TitusOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Monday 14th SeptemberTime: 00:30am

TrekkiesOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 5:40pm (and 10:50pm)

TwisterOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Tuesday 15th SeptemberTime: 12:30pm (and 10:10pm)

Uncle BuckOn: ITV3Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 1:10pm

UnforgivenOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 10:30pm

Wayne’s World Date: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 12:10pm (and 9:45pm)

Wayne’s World 2On: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 1:50pm (and 11:25pm)

X-MenOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 09:05am (and 6:10pm, 10:35pm 13 Sept Sky Screen 2, 6:10pm & 11:45pm 17 Sept Sky Action)

X-Men: The Last StandOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 13th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm (and 10:00pm 4+1)

xXxOn: five USADate: Wednesday 16th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm

Young FrankensteinOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 4:05pm (and 10:00pm)

ZodiacOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 11th SeptemberTime: 1:05pm (and 11:05pm 15 Sept Sky Screen 2)

ZuluOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Saturday 12th SeptemberTime: 2:05pm (and 3:00pm 17 Sept)