Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Gaye lets an Uzi loose on the dross of UK TV, leaving behind only the noblest geek gems...

Salem's Lot kid at window

Tonight at 10:00 there’s relief and shock in Bon Temps as last week’s fire cools off and a babysitting job opens up. Amy loses her glow and reveals a little more of her personality as she takes Jason from a bad situation to a worse one in Fourth Man In The Fire on True Blood on FX.

The episode airs again at 12:10, but before that is another show worth being lazy with the remote. Keep your telly tuned to FX and Burn Notice at 11:10pm for Broken Rules, episode 7 of the first season. The show about a pink slipped (P45ed) special agent also has The Mighty Bruce Campbell to its credits. And if a mid-season dive in feels awkward, FX runs the first season starting at the pilot from Saturday 5 September at noon, a perfect chance to a wade in to this modern MacGyver/Equalizer mix set in Miami.

What does it take to scare a murderer? Annie has a plan to get revenge on her fiancé/killer and Mitchell may be lost forever to his biter brethren in Being Human, Thursday 10 September at 10:35pm on BBC1.

BBC kicks off Beatles Week with a series of programs, some featuring never-before-aired Abbey Road recording sessions and rare footage of the Fab Four. The Beatles On Record warms up proceedings on Saturday, 5 September at 8:35pm on BBC2 with a repeat performance on Sunday, the 6th at 9:00pm on BBC4. The documentary charts the phenomenal success of John, Paul, George and Ringo from 1962 Liverpool to fame the world over.

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This week’s films include a seldom aired Beatles flick and some other very choice viewing over the next 7 days. If there’s anything we’ve missed that you feel fellow readers might enjoy, add your picks to the comments. Because it’s nice to share. Sharing is good.


28 Weeks LaterOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 01:05am

30 Days Of NightOn: BravoDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Bravo+1)

3.10 To YumaOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm

Abbott And Costello Meet Killer, Boris KarloffOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 07:30am (and 12:30am 5 Sept)

Abbott And Costello Meet The MummyOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 09:00am (and 2:05am 5 Sept)

Airplane!On: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm Premiere+1)

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Alien NationOn: Film4Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 10:50pm (and 11:50pm Film4+1)

American BeautyOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 00:10am

An American Werewolf In LondonOn: SCI FI (135)Date: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 10:50pm

Arlington RoadOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 7:00pm

Artificial Intelligence: AIOn: BBC 1Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 11:20pm

Back To The Future Part IIIOn: SCI FIDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 8:30pm (and 3:30pm 5 Sept)

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Bad BoysOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 12:10pm (and 8:00pm)

Batman (1966)On: Channel 4Date: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 1:20pm (and 2:20pm)

BigOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 12:30pm

Blazing SaddlesOn: TCMDate: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Bram Stoker’s DraculaOn: WatchDate: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:0pm Watch+1)

Bubba Ho-TepOn: SCI FIDate: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 11:40pm

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City Of GodOn: Film4Date: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 10:45pm (and 11:45pm Film4+1)

CocktailOn: E4Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 11:05pm (and 00:05 8 Sept)

Crocodile DundeeOn: Film4Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 1:00pm (and 2:00pm Film4+1)

Death Becomes HerOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 08:00am (and 00:45am 6 Sept)

Deep Blue SeaOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 7:10pm (and 7:05pm 9 Sept Sky Horror)

DesperadoOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm

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Die HardOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 08:30am (and 8:30pm, 9:00pm 9 Sept Sky Screen 2)

Die Hard 2On: Sky Screen 2Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

D.O.A. (1988)On: WatchDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Watch+1)

Do The Right ThingOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 01:35am (and 2:00am 10 Sept)

Eastern PromisesOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 03:15am

Edward ScissorhandsOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 12:40pm (and 8:00pm)

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FameOn: TCMDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 10:55pm

Fantastic VoyageOn: Channel 4Date: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 1:25pm (and 2:45pm 4+1)

FargoOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 03:00am

FootlooseOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 6:00pm

Galaxy QuestOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 09:50am (and 5:00pm)

Grizzly ManOn: Channel 4Date: Thursday 10 SeptemberTime: 11:05pm

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Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 6:00pm (and 6:45pm 8 Sept , 00:40am 9 Sept Sky Sci-Fi)

Help!On: BBC 2Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 10:45pm (and 11:10pm BBC4)

High FidelityOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 7:00pm 8 Sept Sky Screen 2)

Home AloneOn: fiveDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 5:05pm

Hot Shots!On: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 6:30pm (and 4:40am 10 Sept)

In BrugesOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 11:15pm

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InnerspaceOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 4:45pm (and 10:10am 6 Sept)

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)On: Virgin 1Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Virgin+1)

Iron ManOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm

Jurassic ParkOn: SCI FIDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 8:00pm (and 5:30 8 Sept)

Jurassic Park IIIOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 2:15pm (and 10:00pm, 10:30pm 10 Sept)

KennyOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 01:45am

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King Kong (1976)On: SCI FIDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 6:00pm (and 1:00pm 5 Sept)

Kung Fu PandaOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 07:55am (and 6:25pm)

LifeboatOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 06:00am (and 4:50pm)

Lucky Number SlevinOn: Channel 4Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 22:40pm (and 11:40pm 4+1)

Match PointOn: BBC 1Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 11:05pm

National Lampoon’s Animal HouseOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 11:50pm

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National TreasureOn: BBC 3Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 7:00pm

Natural Born KillersOn: Film4Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 11:00pm (and midnight Film4+1)

Ocean’s ElevenOn: ITV2Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 9:50pm 9 Sept)

Osmosis JonesOn: ITV1Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 01:40am

Phone BoothOn: E4Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm E4+1)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black PearlOn: BBC 1Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 8:45pm

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Planes, Trains And AutomobilesOn: Film4Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Play Misty For MeOn: ITV4Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 22:00pm (and 11:15pm 8 Sept)

PredatorOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Monday 7th September 2Time: 9:00pm

Project XOn: Film4Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 4:35pm (and 5:35pm Film4+1)

Pulp FictionOn: BBC 1Date: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 11:40pm

Raiders Of The Lost ArkOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 11:00am (and 8:00pm)

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Requiem For A DreamOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 02:15am

RecOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 02:05am (and 3:45am 10 Sept)

Salem’s LotOn: Zone HorrorDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

Secondhand LionsOn: Channel 4Date: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 1:25pm (and 2:45pm 4+1)

ShrekOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 08:35am (nad 2:15pm)

SilveradoOn: five USADate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 6:20pm (and 2:30pm 6 Sept)

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Sixteen CandlesOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 06:45am (and 4:45pm)

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

Son Of RambowOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 6:20pm (and 8:00pm 9 Sept, 1:40am 10 Sept Sky Family)

SpawnOn: TCMDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 1:00am 5 Sept)

Star Wars: The Clone WarsOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 3:35pm (and 9:00pm)

Teen WolfOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 11:00am (and 6:25pm

The Addams FamilyOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 06:50am (and 8:00pm)

The Big LebowskiOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 01:00am

The Blob (1958)On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 00:35am

The Breakfast ClubOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 6:20pm (and midnight 7 Sept Sky Screen 1)

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince CaspianOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 09:05am (and 8:00pm, noon & 8:00pm 10 Sept Sky Family)

The Dark KnightOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Saturday 5th September 2009Time: 10:00am (and 11:00pm Premiere+1 & 8:00/9:00pm Premiere/+1 and similar times daily through 11 Sept)

The Devil’s AdvocateOn: BBC 3Date: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 9:35pm

The FrightenersOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 11:05am

The Godfather Part IIOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 12:20pm (and 8:00pm)

The Golden CompassOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 12:15pm (and 8:00pm)

The Last Of The MohicansOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 1:00pm (and 8:00pm)

The Last SamuraiOn: ITV2Date: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 11:00pm 10 Sept)

The MistOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 6:50pm (and 00:10am 6 Sept)

The Motorcycle DiariesOn: Film4Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 10:45pm (and 11:45pm Film4+1)

The Rocky Horror Picture ShowOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 4:35pm (and 4:30pm 10 Sept)

The TerminatorOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 08:00am (and 9:55am & 7:00pm 8 Spet Sky Thriller, 5:05pm 10 Sept Sky Sci-Fi)

The WitchesOn: LIVINGDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 2:00pm (nad 3:00/4:00pm Living+1/+2)

This Is Spinal TapOn: ITV4Date: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 10:30pm (and 00:10am 7 Sept)

Three Days Of The CondorOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 06:00am (and 6:00pm)

THX 1138On: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Monday 7th SeptemberTime: 03:55am

Titan A.E.On: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Friday 4th SeptemberTime: 06:50am (and 11:40pm)

Uncle BuckOn: ITV3Date: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

UnforgivenOn: ITV4Date: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 10:10pm

WaterworldOn: ITV2Date: Tuesday 8th SeptemberTime: 9:00pm

WestworldOn: TCMDate: Saturday 5th SeptemberTime: 11:45pm (and 11:35pm 10 Sept)

Working GirlOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Wednesday 9th SeptemberTime: 2:00pm

X-MenOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Sunday 6th SeptemberTime: 5:20pm (and 10:50pm)