Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

The Geek bank holiday begins here, with all reality-TV programming surgically removed...

On True Blood tonight at 10pm and 10 past midnight, relationships and real estate rights are challenged. If that sounds a bit mundane, mix in vampires, an exorcism and naked romps through woods and you get episode 7, Burning House Of Love, which you’ll find on the FX channel.

Feeling fit and up to a marathon this Sunday, 30 August? BBC 2 is showing back-to-back episodes of the six first season shows of The Office. Clock in at 9:00pm for a straight run past midnight. The shows will be intro-ed by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and various cast members as well as celeb admirers and guest stars of the brilliant mockumentary.

The next Doctor Who Greatest Moments has prying eyes for The Enemies. At 8:00pm Thursday, 3 September on BBC 3, Derek Jacobi joins other Whoniverse evil-doers only a minion could love for exclusive interviews, recollections and details of their dasterdly plots and undoings.

What happens when a well-intentioned vampire trying to cut back on the blood intake befriends a neighbourhood boy? Well, modern day equivalents of pitchforks are at the ready in Being Human, also on Thursday, 3 September on BBC 1 at 10:35pm.

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Our list of films this week may be a smidgen shorter as Gaye fell asleep at the keyboard while compiling, the result of a long, hard week. (Really. She has the spacebar chin imprint to prove it.)

This list takes you into Bank Holiday Monday and a bit beyond and when that dent wears away, we’re sure she’ll be accommodating and bring this list through next Thursday, as you’ve grown accustomed to. So, pop back after the weekend for updates and, as always, check your local schedules for confirmation and avoid tots of the geek inclined tuning in for Horton and finding The Hitcher.

UPDATE 31/08/09: The film list now goes through and including Thursday, 3 September. (And the chin dent is practically a mere memory now. I may miss it.)


300On: Sky Screen 2Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 6:00pm 1 Sept Sky Action)

Ace Ventura: When Nature CallsOn: BBC 3 Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 8:30pm (and 9:00pm 2 Sept)

AlienOn: Film4  Date: Thursday 3rd SeptemberTime: 10:45pm (and 11:45pm Film4+1)

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American BeautyOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 11:45pm

An American Werewolf In LondonOn: SCI FIDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: midnight

Artificial Intelligence: AIOn: G.O.L.D.Date: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 00:15am (and 1:15am Gold+1)

Back To The FutureOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Monday 31st AugustTime: 3:40pm (and 11:25pm)

Back To The Future Part IIIOn: ITV1Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 4:50pm

Bad BoysOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 10:35am (and 8:00pm)

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BadlandsOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Tuesday 1st September Time: 12:50pm (and 8:30pm)

Barton FinkOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 09:00am (and 5:20pm)

BigOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 12:45pm (and 1:00am 31 Aug)

Blade RunnerOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Monday 31st AugustTime: 06:30am

Boogie NightsOn: TCMDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 2:15am 30 Aug)

CaddyshackOn: Comedy Central Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 01:00am (and 2:00am CC+1, 2:00/3:00am 31 Aug CC/+1)

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Charlie And The Chocolate FactoryOn: ITV2Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 2:30pm

Close Encounters Of The Third KindOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 08:00am (and 5:40pm)

CocktailOn: E4Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm E4+1)

DarkmanOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 11:25pm (and 10:00pm 2 Sept)

DaylightOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller  Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 09:50am

Death Becomes HerOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 12:45pm (and 8:00pm)

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Death RaceOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Thursday 27th AugustTime: 8:00pm (and 9:00pm Premiere+1, 10:00/11:00pm 28 Aug, Premiere/+1)

Deep Blue SeaOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 7:00pm

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A WhoOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 09:30am (and 6:25pm)

Fear And Loathing In Las VegasOn: Sky Movies Indie Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 10:00pm

Forbidden PlanetOn: TCMDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 1:00pm (and 5:00am 2 Sept)

From Dusk Till DawnOn: E4Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm E4+1, 11:05pm/00:05am 31 Aug/1 Sept E4/+1)

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Galaxy QuestOn: Sky Screen 1 Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 6:00pm

Gone In 60 SecondsOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 1:10pm (and 9:00pm)

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of FireOn: ITV1Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 7:00pm

Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixOn: Sky Screen 1  Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 8:00pm (and 8:00pm 1 Sept)

Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Monday 31st AugustTime: 4:40pm (and 4:00pm & 8:00pm 1 Sept)

HulkOn: ITV2Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 4:15pm

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IgorOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Thursday 27th AugustTime: 2:00pm (and 3:00pm Premiere+1, noon/1:00pm 28 Aug Premiere/+1)

In BrugesOn: Sky Movies Indie Date: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 10:00pm (and 3:35am 2 Sept)

Independence DayOn: Film4Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1, 6:15/7:15pm 3 Sept Film4/+1)

Indiana Jones And The Temple of DoomOn: Sky Screen 1 Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 11:20am (and 8:00pm, 1:15pm & 10:00pm 2 Sept Sky Family)

Iron ManOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller  Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 3:30pm (and 8:00pm, 12:35pm & 6:45pm 31 Aug)

JunoOn: Sky Movies IndieDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 11:30am (and midnight)

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Jurassic Park IIIOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 09:05am (and 6:20pm)Kill Bill: Vol. 1On: BBC 2Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 11:00pm

Kung Fu PandaOn: Sky Movies FamilyDate: Monday 31st AugustTime: 07:30am (and 4:20pm)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of LifeOn: BBC 1   Date: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 10:35pm

Mean GirlsOn: Film4Date: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

Meet The FockersOn: BBC 1Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 8:25pm

Michael ClaytonOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 09:10am

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Midnight CowboyOn: Sky Screen 1  Date: Friday 28th AugusTime: 01:45am (and 11:40 20 Aug)

Moby Dick (1956)On: ITV3Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 11:35am

MousehuntOn: BBC 1Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 2:20pm

Napoleon DynamiteOn: Film4   Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 7:00pm (and 8:00pm Film4+1, 1:00/2:00pm 30 Aug Film4/+1)

Once Upon A Time In MexicoOn: WatchDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 10:15pm(and 11:15pm Watch+1, 9:00/10:00pm 31 Aug Watch/+1)

Pale RiderOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 2:10pm (and 2:30pm 1 Sept)

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Phantom Of The OperaOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 08:00am

PredatorOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 11:05pm

Princess MononokeOn: Film4 Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 3:55pm (and 4:55pm Film4+1, 6:15/7:15pm 2 Sept Film4/+1)

P’Tang Yang KipperbangOn: Film4Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 5:25pm (and 6:25pm Film4+1)

Raiders Of The Lost ArkOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 09:00am (and 6:00pm)

Rear WindowOn: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 07:50am (and 00:25am 29 Aug)

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Romancing The StoneOn: Sky Movies ComedyDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 07:25am

Saturday Night FeverOn: Sky Movies Drama Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 00:10am

Saving Private RyanOn: Sky Movies Drama Date: Monday 31st AugustTime: 11:30am (and 8:00pm)

SecondsOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Thursday 3rd SeptemberTime: 10:10am

Shaolin SoccerOn: BravoDate: Friday 28th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:00pm Bravo+1, 7:00/8:00pm 29 Aug, 8:00/9:00pm 30 Aug, 6:00/7:00pm 31 Aug Bravo/+1)

SilkwoodOn: Sky Movies DramaDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 08:10am

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Spider-ManOn: Watch Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 5:40pm (and 6:40pm Watch+1, 4:00/5:00pm 31 Aug Watch/+1)

Star Trek: The Motion PictureOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 09:30am (and 5:45pm)

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of KhanOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 11:50am (and 8:00pm)

Star Trek III: The Search For SpockOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 4:45pm

Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror   Date: Thursday 3rd SeptemberTime: 5:15pm

Star Trek: GenerationsOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Monday 31st AugustTime: 10:20am

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Star Trek: InsurrectionOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 09:40am (and 5:25pm)

Star Trek: NemesisOn: WatchDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Watch+1, 8:00/9:00pm 30 Aug Watch/+1)

Strange DaysOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Thursday 3rd SeptemberTime: 01:35am

Tales From EarthseaOn: Film4Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 3:10pm (and 4:10pm Film4+1)

The Big LebowskiOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 10:40pm

The Bourne SupremacyOn: ITV2Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 11:35pm 1 Sept)

The Bourne UltimatumOn: Sky Screen 2Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 6:55pm (and 9:15am 20 Aug Sky Modern Greats, 10:55pm 2 Sept Sky Screen 2)

The Breakfast ClubOn: Sky Screen 1Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 2:45pm (and 8:30am 31 Aug)

The Dark CrystalOn: TCM    Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 3:00pm (and 7:20am 31 Aug)

The Day After TomorrowOn: Film4Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 9:00pm (and 10:00pm Film4+1)

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)On: Sky Movies ClassicsDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 12:10pm (and 9:00pm)

The DescentOn: Film4  Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 11:25pm (and 00:25am 29 Aug Film4+1, 1:30/2:30am 1 Sept Film4/+1)

The FogOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 11:55pm 31 Aug)

The GriftersOn: Sky Movies Drama Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 02:00am (and 1:30am 2 Sept)

The Hitcher (1986)On: ITV1 Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 11:55pm

The KraysOn: Sky Movies Action/Thriller Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 00:05am

The Legend Of 1900On: Sky Movies DramaDate: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 10:25am

The Muppets Take ManhattanOn: E4   Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 12:35pm (and 1:35pm E4+1, 8:45/9:45am 30 Aug E4/+1

The OmenOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror Date: Friday 28th AugustTime: 7:05pm (and 8:15am & 3:20pm 3 Sept)

The Rocky Horror Picture ShowOn: Sky Movies Indie  Date: Sunday 30th AugustTime: 10:50am (and 3:10pm 3 Sept)

The Running ManOn: Sky2Date: Thursday 27th AugustTime: 10:00pm (and 10:00pm 30 Aug)

The ShadowOn: ITV4Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 00:20am

The Sixth SenseOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 5:05pm (and 7:40am Sky Drama, 7:00pm 3 Sept Sky Screen 2)

The TerminatorOn: Sky Screen 2  Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 00:50am (and 9:10am 30 Aug , 1:30pm 20 Aug Sky Action, 3:50pm 1 Sept Sky Sci-Fi)

The X Files: I Want To BelieveOn: Sky Movies PremiereDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 9:45pm (and 10:45pm Premiere+1 and similar times daily through 4 Sept)

Total RecallOn: ITV2 Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 9:00pmTremors 2: AftershocksOn: Sky Screen 2   Date: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 08:35am

Universal SoldierOn: fiveDate: Thursday 3rd SeptemberTime: 10:00pm

Village Of The DamnedOn: TCMDate: Thursday 3rd SeptemberTime: 01:45am

WantedOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Tuesday 1st SeptemberTime: 10:00pm

Watership DownOn: Channel 4Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 1:40pm (and 2:40pm 4+1)

WaterworldOn: ITV2Date: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 11:20pm

What Lies BeneathOn: Sky Movies Sci-Fi/HorrorDate: Friday 28th August)Time: 12:35pm (and 9:00pm)X-MenOn: Sky Movies Action/ThrillerDate: Saturday 29th AugustTime: 16:00pm (and 10:00pm, 10:45am 31 Aug, 3:45pm 2 Sept)

Young FrankensteinOn: Sky Movies Modern GreatsDate: Wednesday 2nd SeptemberTime: 12:05pm (and 8:00pm)