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ROBIN HOOD (Tonight, Channel 4, 9pm) FEARLESS archer Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe, right) and his friends Little John (Kevin Durand), Will Scarlet (Scott Grimes) and Allan A'Dayle (Alan Doyle) head back to England after Richard The Lionheart (Danny Huston) is slain on the battlefield by the besieged French. To secure safe passage home, Robin poses as slain knight Sir Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge) and continues the ruse with the dead man's wife, Marion (Cate Blanchett), in order that she clings onto the family estate once ruled by the now blind and decrepit, Sir Walter Loxley (Max von Sydow). Over time, Robin falls in love with Marion but any chances of an enduring romance are threatened by SPIDER-MAN 3 (Tomorrow, Channel 5, 5.20pm) LIFE appears to be good for Peter Parker. Spidey, left, is immensely popular, Mary Jane has a starring role in a Broadway play and he himself is making ends meet selling pics to the Daily Bugle. However, the fly in the ointment is Harry Osborn. He's still fuming about Spider-Man's role in his father's death, and revenge is his only desire. That, combined with the introduction of two new bad guys, sets up gloriously action-packed thrill ride. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, THE BIRDS (Monday, Film4, 11.05pm) ALFRED HITCHCOCK made many memorable movies, but few stick in the mind quite as long as this chilling thriller, loosely based on a short story by Daphne Du Maurier. Tippi Hedren, right, in her first starring role, plays socialite Melanie Daniels, who follows San Francisco lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) back to his family home in Bodega Bay - and that's when the trouble begins. The local bird population starts HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (Tuesday, 5*, 8pm) STILL working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy (Ron Perlman, left) leads the fight against the elf Prince Nuada, who is intent on reawakening an unstoppable robot army and bringing about the destruction of mankind. If that wasn't enough, Hellboy must cope with a prophecy that he will one day destroy the world, and face the fact that he himself is considered a monster by the very people he save. Also starring Selma Blair, Doug Jones 21 JUMP STREET (Wednesday, ITV2, 9pm) THE 1980s TV series of the same name helped turn Johnny Depp into a star in his native US, and he makes a cameo appearance in this big-screen revamp. But it's Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, right, who take the lead roles, playing rookie cops who were once at school together. Thanks to their youthful looks, they're sent back to the classroom undercover in an attempt to break a high-school drug where they are forced to relive the nightmares of their adolescence.

ANGELS & DEMONS (Thursday, 5*, 9pm) A RACE around Italy in an attempt to prevent a number of priests being killed by a member of an ancient society, the Illumninati. If their demands aren't met, they threaten to detonate anti-matter stolen from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. Cue Tom Hanks reprising his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, pictured left. Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard also appear.

LIMITLESS (Friday, E4, 9pm) BRADLEY COOPER stars as a writer who's simply lost the knack of writing. When he manages to get hold of an experimental drug that enables him to process information at a superhuman rate, he puts the new abilities to good use. However, he soon attracts the attention of dark characters who want to the enhanced version of him to make them billions. This fast-paced thriller ensures edge-of-your-seat suspense throughout.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 9, 2015
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