FILM OF THE DAY; Monday TV.
Hilarious British comedy with Terry-Thomas giving his archetypal performance as a dastardly "gentleman". This time, his caddish behaviour gets up the nose of a shy company owner who sets out to change his ways by enrolling at a school which promises to make him manipulative and devious. Alastair Sim and Ian Carmichael also star.
12 ANGRY MEN *****
SKY MOVIES CLASSICS 7.20pm
One of the best legal dramas ever made, this almost unbearably tense and claustrophobic offering focuses on a jury's efforts to decide whether a teenager is guilty of murder. When one of the dozen has doubts about convicting the lad, he tries to persuade the rest not to condemn him - something which proves particularly difficult. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley and Jack Klugman star.
BLOOD SIMPLE *****
SKY MOVIES INDIE 9pm
Brilliant crime thriller, the first offering from the Coen brothers. A bar owner learns his wife is cheating on him, so hires a ruthless private eye to bump her off. However, he isn't happy with the plan, so tweaks it - a move which results in numerous double-crosses, not to mention a variety of twists and turns. M.Emmet Walsh, Dan Hedaya (both top), Frances McDormand and John Getz head the cast.
Brendan Gleeson (above) has to be one of the most versatile actors working today. Unconvinced? Check out his turn in this under-rated gem from playwright Conor McPherson. Gleeson plays a chipshop owner, struggling to make ends meet, whose son takes it upon himself to rob a bookies' in order to help his father. The brilliant cast includes Brian Cox, Peter McDonald and Eva Birthistle.
STUDENT SEDUCTION ***
A troubled school pupil begins to fantasise about his new teacher, and makes a pass at her. Shocked by his actions, she immediately reports the incident - only to have the tables turned on her when the culprit claims she made the first move. Fact-based drama, starring Elizabeth Berkley.
DODGY DEALINGS... Blood Simple; SOMETHING FISHY... Saltwater