What's on this week or so


Carry On Nurse (1959)

Sergeant was the first, but this is the one that really established the Carry Ons. The regulars are beginning to assemble: Hattie Jacques gets to play matron, and Joan Sims gets to do something rude with a daffodil. It's fun all the way, though without the outrageous camp of the later ones.

 5.20 pm Film4 Thur 23 May

Street Corner (1953)

The lives of London policewomen. A surprisingly jaundiced view of 50s Britain from director Muriel Box.

8.25 am Talking Pictures TV Mon 27 May

Farther Brown (1954)

Priest turns detective to recover a stolen cross - and to rescue the soul of the thief.

Chesterton's great detective is brought to life by Alec Guinness in a handsome production.

10.35 am Talking Pictures TV Thur 30 May

Pimpernel Smith (1941)

Leslie Howard (director, producer and star) updates The Scarlet Pimpernel for this tale of refugees fleeing from the Nazis. He's the absent-minded professor who's really running the escape operation. Entertaining with memorable moments particularly the climax in a foggy railway station.

11.00 am Film4 Fri 31 May


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