TV FILMS OF THE WEEK.
1 BRIGHTON ROCK Tonight, BBC2, 11pm RAZOR-WIELDING teenager Pinkie Brown (Sam Riley) is determined to clamber up the ranks of organised crime in Brighton, aided by Spicer (Phil Davis) and his small team. However, their planned murder of Fred Hale (Sean Harris) goes awry and innocent cafe waitress Rose (Andrea Riseborough) witnesses the chase, potentially putting Pinkie and the boys in the frame. Cafe owner Ida (Helen Mirren) and her friend Phil (John Hurt) follow the trail of evidence and realise that Rose is staring into the jaws of death. Riseborough is captivating as the lamb leading herself to the slaughter in Rowan Joffe's remake of the classic 1947 adaptation.
2The Tomorrow, Channel 4, 11.05pm IN THE 1930s, Zero (Tony Revolori) lands a job lobby boy at the Grand Budapest Hotel, working under legendary concierge Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes). Clients, including Madame D (Tilda Swinton, left with Fiennes), are putty in Gustave's hands. When she dies in suspicious circumstances and leaves a priceless painting to Gustave, grief-stricken relatives plot his downfall.
3 THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW Monday, Film4, 9pm WHEN climatologist Prof Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), predicts impending doom, his warnings fall on deaf ears. Sure enough, Mother Nature unleashes a series of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tidal waves. North America is plunged into the midst of a new Ice Age and Jack races against time to reach New York to save his stranded son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal, left).
4 THE WOMAN IN BLACK Tuesday, Film4, 2.10am SOLICITOR Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe, left) dispatched to a remote village to attend to the papers of the late owner of Eel Marsh House, despite warnings from the locals. It isn't long before he glimpses a mysterious figure (Liz White), who is blamed for the deaths of children in the village. Based on Susan Hill's novel, the Woman in Black is a cinematic ghost train.
5 PERRIER'S BOUNTY Wednesday, Channel 4, 1.25am FOUL-MOUTHED and gleefully violent black comedy about one man's turbulent journey through the lawless streets of Dublin. Michael McCrea (Cillian Murphy, left) owes a considerable sum to kingpin Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) who calls in the debt with the help of his henchmen. They give Michael less than a day to come up with the cash or he'll pay with his legs.
6 IRON MAN 2 Thursday, Film4, 9pm BILLIONAIRE industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr, left) announces that he is the hero Iron Man. He single-handedly maintains world peace, to the chagrin of the US government and private investors, who are keen to acquire his weapons technology. Stark refuses to share his inventions, and forms new alliances in a bid to keep hold of his tech and fend off a new villain.
7 BRAZIL Friday, Film4, 12.55am DIRECTOR Terry Gilliam's sprawling, Orwellian tale follows Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce, left), shy clerk in search of a dream girl through the corridors of power, whose quest is interrupted nightmarish visions and incompetent civil servants. An epic tale brilliantly told, with a great cast, including Robert De Niro and the muchmissed
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|Publication:||Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)|
|Date:||Sep 23, 2017|
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