Thursday: FILMS OF THE DAY.LIFEBOAT **** CH4 1.40pm
Hitchcock thriller set entirely aboard a lifeboat populated by British and American survivors of a naval battle in which their ship and a U-boat sunk one another. When a German castaway Castaway
shipwrecked sailor; lost for eleven years. [Br. Lit.: “Enoch Arden” in Benét, 316]
commander of H.M.S. Bounty who was cast adrift by mutinous crew. [Am. Lit. is allowed aboard, it becomes apparent he is far more dangerous than he initially appears. Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix head the cast.
PLAGUE CITY: SARS IN TORONTO *** FIVE 3.30pm
Fact-based drama, starring Kari Matchett as a nurse caught in the middle of the deadly outbreak. When the Sars virus makes its way from China to Toronto, medical staff struggle to cope with the rising body count and as panic begins to spread, services are closed down and the city is isolated from the rest of the world.
NEXT OF KIN The blood relatives entitled by law to inherit the property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will, although the term is sometimes interpreted to include a relationship existing by reason of marriage. Cross-references
Descent and Distribution. *** SKY MOVIES ACTION THRILLER 9pm
When petty crook Bill Paxton is killed by mobster Adam Baldwin, his brothers set out to avenge his death. Thriller, starring Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson (above) as the siblings who must try to overcome past issues if they are to get the baddy baddy (inf) n → Bösewicht m and the justice they seek. Helen Hunt and Ben Stiller co-star.
PRESUMED INNOCENT **** SKY MOVIES DRAMA 10.10pm
Thriller, starring Harrison Ford (top) as a lawyer who has an affair with a colleague only to be accused of sexually assaulting and murdering her when she turns up dead. While he struggles to get to the truth and clear his name the tension builds as the viewer is left wondering just who has committed the crime. Greta Scacchi, Raul Julia, Brian Dennehy and Bonnie Bedelia also star.
THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE Charge of the Light Brigade
Russians massacre English cavalry at Balaklava (1854). [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 212; Br. Lit.: Benét, 186]
See : Massacre
Charge of the Light Brigade ***** CH4 2am
Trevor Howard and John Gielgud head an impressive cast in this treatment of true events made famous through the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ill-served by the incompetence of their commanding officers, countless infantrymen are slaughtered in a terrible military blunder during the Crimean War, cut down when launching a disastrous attack on Russian gun positions. Exciting but tragic drama, also starring Vanessa Redgrave.
RIME OF PASSION... Presumed Innocent; MILY PRIDE... Next of Kin