What's on this week or so


Television

Carry On Regardless (1960)

The Helping Hands agency is run by Sid James. The agency will do anything for anyone. So Williams gets to walk the chimp and Hawtrey gets to enter the boxing ring. This is the most bitty of all the Carry Ons with no attempt at a plot. Still, if you don't like one sequence, there's always another along in a minute. It only falls apart at the end with a slapstick house decorating/wrecking scene.

11.00 pm Film4 Sun 28 Oct

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Small group of Brits get separated from the army during the desert campaign and have to make their way through the desert to Alexandria. In their midst is Anthony Quayle who claims to be South African but might be working for the Germans. Leading the group is John Mills, fighting to keep off the bottle and giving one of his best performances. Classic war film that ages well.

Poster for Ice Cold in Alex

4.20 pm Film4 Thur 25 Oct, 3.50 pm Film4 Wed 31 Oct

Yangtse Incident (1956)

True story of how HMS Amethyst escaped from the Chinese revolution in 1949. The story is fascinating but the film far too long.

12.35 pm Film4 Tues 30 Oct

NFT

Nothing this week