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The Detective. (1954), Sky Cinema 1, 6.20pm. GK Chesterton's sleuthing priest Father Brown tracks down a priceless religious relic stolen by a master criminal. Comical crime caper, starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Bernard Lee and Sid James. (28659399)

Evolution. (2001), Film4, 7.05pm. Mild-mannered science teachers David Duchovny and Orlando Jones investigate a mysterious meteor and discover it's oozing a bizarre fluid which turns out to contain millions of minuscule, but rapidly evolving, organisms. It's not long before the microscopic creatures are turning into a terrifying selection of alien monsters with a taste for meat. Side-splitting sci-fi comedy, with Julianne Moore. (26013554)

I, Robot. (2004), Sky Movies 1, 8.00pm. Troubled cop Will Smith is called in to investigate the apparent suicide of the scientist responsible for designing some of the first truly intelligent robots - but as his enquiries proceed, he becomes increasingly sure that one of the mechanical creations is behind the death. Sci-fi thriller adapted from the book by Isaac Asimov, co-starring Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood and James Cromwell. (98863)

LA Confidential. (1997), Film4, 9.00pm. Guy Pearce stars as an ambitious but cowardly detective, who must team up with his arch-enemy, courageous and thuggish cop Russell Crowe, to solve a tough murder case which threatens to expose corruption in the highest echelons of LA's police force. Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and James Cromwell co-star in Curtis Hanson's acclaimed Fifties-set thriller, along with Kim Basinger. (60730221)

Hellboy. (2004), Sky Movies 7, 9.00pm. A thwarted Nazi experiment lands the Allies with an unexpected visitor from another dimension, in the form of a bright red demon. The FBI take the little devil in, training him to become one of their secret weapons in an ongoing battle against the forces of evil. But the re-emergence of mad monk Rasputin proves a challenge, even for him. Energetic action fantasy based on the comic-book, starring Ron Perlman as the eponymous anti-hero. John Hurt and Selma Blair co-star. (16278202)

The Skeleton Key. (2005), Sky Movies 8, 9.00pm. Nurse Kate Hudson is hired by an elderly woman to look after her bed-ridden husband who is unable to speak following a stroke. Living with the couple in their creepy New Orleans home, the young carer soon discovers a stash of hoodoo paraphernalia in a secret room, and begins to uncover a terrifying history of witchcraft - which could explain her patient's mysterious illness. Gothic horror, with John Hurt and Gena Rowlands. (48085979)

Die Hard with a Vengeance. (1995), Sky Movies 1,10.00pm. Bruce Willis returns for his third outing as John McClane, this time engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a mysterious bomber terrorising New York. Samuel L Jackson plays the enraged shopkeeper who becomes the maverick cop's unlikely ally. Relentless, explosive action thriller, also starring Jeremy Irons and Graham Greene. (71377554)

Meet the Fockers. (2004), Sky Movies 2, 10.00pm. Madcap comedy sequel, co-starring Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand and Teri Polo. (51844)

Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist. (2005), Sky Movies 3,10.35pm. A troubled priest attempts to put his nightmarish World War Two experiences behind him by joining an archaeological dig. However, the discovery of a fifth-century church buried beneath the plains of Kenya looks set to unleash a terrifying force - culminating in madness and bloodshed. Stellan Skarsgard, Izabella Scorupco and James D'Arcy star in this horror prequel set decades before the events of The Exorcist. (98594844)

Miller's Crossing. (1990), Sky Cinema 1, 10.50pm. Joel and Ethan Coen's offbeat thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne as a scheming small-time hoodlum who offers his services to a rival gang when his boss's criminal empire starts to crumble. With Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden and John Turturro. (37455592)

Dangerous Minds. (1995), Sky Movies 1, 12.15am. A Marine leaves military life behind and becomes a teacher, struggling to earn her pupils' respect in a tough inner-city school. Formulaic drama, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza and Courtney B Vance. (250239)
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