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Films this Christmas?

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  1. huwg

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    anyone know what big films are going to be on TV (Terrestrial + Freeview) this Christmas?

    It's November and I can't remember seeing anything about the Christmas schedule.
     
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    Jingle All The :censored: Way probably on Christmas Eve afternoon like it was last year!! :( :mad: :thumbsdow
     
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    the great escape! :laugh:
     
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    Hi,

    I should expect any or all of the following:

    The Sound Of Music
    Octopussy / Dr No / Thunderball / On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    The Muppet's Christmas Carol
    The Snowman
    The Wizard Of Oz
    Gone With The Wind
    Citizen Kane

    :mad: :rolleyes: :mad:


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    Always best to have a copy of National Lampoons Xmas handy ! Quality festive movie.

    Anyone remember the xmas film "The night they saved Christmas" ?? I was only young when I saw it but remember how much I liked it.
     
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    If you get The Sun or The Mirror's early Xmas TV guide then no doubt
    TBA and TBC will probably be repeated several times a day ;)
     
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    yeah that always makes me laugh. they bang them out 7 weeks early and have TBA for all the key times. Xmas eve night. Xmas day afternoon/evening etc. The only things listed are "the News" and things like "Countdown" and at a push the xmas "only fools and horses" ! :)
     
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    I remember getting exited about the 2 week radio and tv times as a kid (when ITV and BBC listed separately). With dvd vhs and a million sky channels, its lost its edge a bit.
     
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    Why did I put VHS in that list ? Don't even have a video anymore :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi,

    I still get excited about the special Christmas edition of the Radio Times, although the novelty wears off very quickly, when you see just how many repeats and crap shows that get aired in that two week period!

    I know for a fact that two programmes that Channel 4 will be airing over Christmas Day, are going to floor everyone... :thumbsup:

    They're airing a special 2.5 hr "Friends" documentary, called "What Friends Did For Us!", (the one that was scheduled back in July/August time, but then pulled at the last minute, due to rights issues with Warner Bros)! And, another documentary about Morecambe And Wise, called "The Unseen Eric Morecambe"!

    Technically, I should :laugh:, but to be honest, I feel more like :mad: or even :suicide:, or perhaps even a bit of :rolleyes:!


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    I hope they show Scrooged again this year. I love that film. :smashin:
     
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    Hope they've made some original quality drama's and ghost stories, specially for chrstmas....:eek: what was i thinking..........must have been of another time.
     
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    BBC have announced :-
    A.I.
    Harry Potter and Philosophers Stone
    Shrek
    Bend it like Beckham
     
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    I rememeber a time when star wars a new hope was on ever christmas day for about 5 years running. I think my parents still have it on a vhs tape recorded when the itv region in our area was TVS :laugh:
     
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    Hi,

    Okay, here are official confirmations. I won't list days or times, as these are notoriously unreliable!

    Dial H For Hitchcock (BBC2 - Documentary about Alfred Hitchcock)
    The Whole Nine Yards (ITV1)
    The Straight Story (C4)
    The Wisdom Of Crocodiles (C4)
    Southern Comfort (Five)
    LA Confidential (BBC2)
    Jingle All The Way (ITV)
    The Thomas Crown Affair (Five - Steve McQueen version)
    North By Northwest (Five)
    The Muppets Christmas Carol (Five)
    The Mothman Prophecies (BBC1)
    Witchfinder General (BBC2)
    Zulu Dawn (BBC2)
    twentyfourseven (BBC2)
    For A Few Dollars More (ITV)
    You Can Count On Me (C4)
    Ratcatcher (BBC2)
    B Monkey (ITV - Asia Argento thriller!)
    Thunderheart (Five)
    Stir Crazy (BBC1)
    The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires (BBC1)
    Topsy-Turvy (BBC2)
    Desperado (C4)
    Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (Five)
    White Christmas (BBC2)
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (ITV)
    Gone With The Wind (ITV)
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Five)
    Bonnie And Clyde (Five)
    Shrek (BBC1)
    Bend It Like Beckham (BBC1)
    Little Women (BBC2 - 1949 b/w version)
    Finding Forrester (ITV)
    The Rugrats Movie (C4)
    Buena Vista Social Club (C4)
    Singing In The Rain (Five)
    Asterix And Obelix Take On Caesar (Five - live-action version)
    Chinatown (Five)
    Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone (BBC1)
    Mary Poppins (ITV)
    The Wizard Of Oz (Five)
    The Man Who Sued God (Five)
    Scott Of The Antarctic (BBC2 - 1948 restored version)
    I Capture The Castle (BBC2)
    Help! I'm A Fish. (ITV)
    Heaven's Gate (ITV - USA edited version, not original full-length version)
    The Jewel Of The Nile (C4 - uncut version)
    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (ITV - cut cinema version, not the newly restored director's cut)
    The Sound Of Music (BBC1)
    The League Of Gentlemen (BBC2 - film, not the TV comedy show)
    Star Wars (ITV - Supposedly the original 1977 version!)
    Get Carter (Five - Michael Caine version)
    Superman II (BBC1)
    Sherlock Holmes films - various classic Basil Rathbone ones (BBC2)
    The Pink Panther films - various ones (C4)
    Cujo (Five)
    Jumanji (BBC1)
    The Wicker Man (ITV - original cinema version, not new restored version)

    As you can see, there are some good films, but some of the best ones are on ITV in horrendously mutilated versions, :mad: , the rotten :censored: ! I hope they get this sorted out, before the official schedules get confirmed, otherwise I'm going to be really peed off! Oh, and not a Bond film in sight... yet! :laugh:

    I almost forgot to mention: Channel Four is stripping Season Five of acclaimed HBO prison drama "Oz" over the two-week holiday period, at about 2am each morning. Be warned: some days have just one episode, some have two, and some have none. The schedules are erratic, so check press for details every day, in case of last minute changes! (This has happened before, when they's stripped other US shows over the holiday period, ala "Third Watch", "Philly", et al!)

    As for Christmas Day itself, ITV's schedule for the day and evening, consists of extended soaps, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? extended episode, and repeats. BBC1 has "Bend It Like Beckham" and "Shrek"! I wonder who's going to win the annual BBC/ITV Christmas Day ratings this year?! :rotfl:

    Maybe it is worth paying the licence fee, after all?! ;)


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  16. huwg

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    Thanks Pooch,
     
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    I was looking at the listing myself at lunchtime and see Jack the Giant Killer is on which I have never seen so I’m looking forwards to that. I just hope ther is no logo on to spoil it as it is on Ch4.

    Also (one on you list) The Straight Story is a lovely gentle story and the last film made by Richard Farnsworth :smashin: I posted this link before on his biography and some found it interesting. Family Guy likes it as well.

    Shame Shrek and Great Expectations are on the BBC and BBC2 similar times.

    I think you missed League of Gentlemen of the list Pooch, this is the B&W crime caper with Jack Hawkins.
     
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    Great stuff, I haven't seen Jack the Giant Killer for ages.
    Used to love this film when I was a kid.
    It's one of those films that is hardly ever shown on TV.

    Garrett, don't expect Harryhausen fx. I used to think it was one of his films, it isn't and it shows! Really amateur lookin in parts but still worth a watch, a gem of a film.
     
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    Thanks for warning me, I will make allowances, like I did with the special effects on the Flash Gordon box set I bought the other week, although the saber tooth men had me in stitches. :D
     
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    Hi Garrett,

    Umm, take a closer look, around "The Sound Of Music", "Star Wars", and "Superman II". :laugh:


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    Your right, good job I said think rather than you have. ;)


    I note there is nothing spectacular there that is new (not unless they are holding back).
    Shrek is good though, any idea what Bend It Like Beckham is like?
     
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    What a film...absolutely fantastic!!!!

    God damn this quote thing, I will never get the hang of it!!!!!
     
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    OK if you've got teenage kids.
    A 'Brit Chick Flick'.

    Features a young (she still is!) Kiera Kightley.

    Pooch, surely you've made a mistake....

    What no 'The Christmas Martian' :confused: ;)

    Used to be on almost every Xmas way back when!
     
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    HI All,

    Garrett - t'is okay, my friend. Just didn't want you to feel like I'd miss out a film like that one! ;)

    Kevo - I have a genuinely horrible feeling that "The Christmas Martian" is actually going to be on terrestrial TV over the holiday period. :rolleyes: However, as I don't have the free TV guide from the newspaper to hand right now, I can't confirm this.

    As for the schedules being fairly dismal, it's hardly surprising, for two reasons:
    1) We now have more ways to see films (satellite TV, PPV, DVD. cable, video rental, etc), so almost any film that a TV channel airs, is likely to have been seen by most people already. Hence, it's rare that people who visit these forums, are going to actually watch a film on TV.
    2) TV companies have less to spend on their big Christmas movies, because Sky and Hollywood have hiked-up the prices so much over the years. To get "Harry Potter", the BBC paid a fortune to secure the rights to it, when it first came out in cinemas. Ditto with the recent showing of "Terminator 3" on Five.

    To be honest, I'd rather TV showed more rarily seen material, that they have in their back catalogue. The kind of things that TV companies can get hold of, but a DVD company might not be able too. Stuff that's rare, archived, or just obscure. That's what I like. It wasn't that long ago, that BBC2 and Channel Four would show a season of films over the Christmas period, based on one genre, or with on actor/actress in it. They were often worth recording, but nowadays, most of us have what they show on DVD or video from other media.


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    Does anyone know what movies are on over Christmas? :)
     
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    Thread merged[by Garrett]
     
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    Couple of interesting movies there - cheers for that pooch. Obvious ones that stand out for me are The Straight Story - absolutly stunning movie about a man who travels accross America on a tractor to visit his brother before he dies...apparantly a true story. Superb entertainment and not one piece of CGI in sight!!

    Also looking forward to A Muppet Christmas Carol :blush: and I haven't seen Southern Comfort for a long long while...to long.
    I :censored: knew it - Jingle All The :censored: Way again!!! :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow
     
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    Have you seen post 17 ;)

    By the way it is not a full size tractor, and the film is one for all the family although children may get bored, it is a very good, feel good movie. :smashin:
     
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    I hope you spotted that it is on at 2 this afternoon on Ch4.
     

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