What's on this week or so


Television  

Hell Below Zero (1954)

Alan Ladd joins the crew of an icebreaker to investigate a death. Lots of action once it gets going in this Hammond Innes adaptation.

Still from Hell Below Zero

12.25 pm Film4 Thur 25 May

Carry On Jack (1963)

The Carry Ons' first historical is a tale of seafaring folk. Too few regulars and the presence of a proper plot means this doesn't feel like a Carry On, but it's an enjoyable film.

2.50 pm Film4 Fri 26 May, 1.10 pm Film4 Thur 1 June

Carry on Loving (1970)

Sid and Hattie are the bickering couple who run a computer dating agency. More sexually harping than any other Carry On this still has its moments though none are particularly memorable.

2.05pm ITV3 Sat 27 May, 12.15 pm ITV3 Sun 28 May

NFT

Candlelight in Algeria (1943)

One of director George King's best films benefits from an early performance by James Mason. He plays a British agent trying to smuggle top secret film out of Algeria in WWII.

Pressbook cover for Candlelight in Algeria

 18.00 NFT2 Fri 26 May

The Way to the Stars (1945)

The life and times of bomber pilots through the war.

One of the all-time great films, this was voted best film of the war by Daily Mail readers in 1945. It's certainly gives the picture of the war the way people want to remember it.

Anthony Asquith on the set of The Way to the Stars

15.10 NFT3 Sat 27 May, 17.50 NFT2 Mon 29 May

Night Train to Munich (1940)

Margaret Lockwood escapes from a concentration camp and gets to London, but realises the man who helped her (Paul Von Hernried - Paul Henried) is an agent trying to get to her inventor father. British agent Rex Harrison tries to help. Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne reprise their roles from The Lady Vanishes. Excellent comedy thriller.

Still from Night Train to Munich

15.30 NFT2 Mon 29 May

Dangerous Moonlight (1941)

A Polish musician falls for and marries an American journalist, but the war and memory loss get in the way.

This is the film that introduced The Warsaw Concerto to the world. The sort of soppy romance wartime audiences couldn't get enough of, there's still enough magic left in it to get through to modern audiences.

20.20 NFT2 Wed 31 May