Television: DAYTIME MOVIES

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Television: DAYTIME MOVIES


SOS Titanic ITV, 9.50am PATCHY documentary-style drama which recreates the sinking of the luxury liner after a collision with an iceberg during its maiden voyage in 1912. David Janssen stars as one of the ill-fated ship's passengers, alongside Cloris Leachman and Susan St James Babe: Pig In The City

BBC1, 11.00am THE little porker and his furry pals take a trip to the big city. But their love of life soon leaves them in danger, and the plucky pig faces a struggle to find a way to save his chums from doom. Endearing comedy sequel, starring Magda Szubanski and Mickey Rooney.

Solomon And Sheba BBC2, 11.20am YUL BRYNNER and Gina Lollobrigida star as the famous adversaries who clash over a conspiracy to control Israel, but ultimately become lovers. This uninspired Biblical drama makes a disappointing final directorial effort from the acclaimed King Vidor, featuring little that will keep viewers interested.

Jeremiah Johnson ITV, 11.45am ROBERT REDFORD stars in this goodlooking but ultimately unconvincing wilderness adventure about a solitary mountain man's obsessive quest for revenge against the Indian tribe who murdered his family. With Will Geer.

Murder At The Gallop BBC2, 1.35pm MARGARET RUTHERFORD stars as Agatha Christie's much-loved spinster sleuth Miss Marple, who applies her deductive powers to the case of an elderly recluse apparently frightened to death by a cat. Lively mystery, with Flora Robson The Secret Agent Club Five, 1.55pm A YOUNGSTER proves he's a chip off the old block by leading a group of friends on a daring mission to rescue his secret agent father from evil enemy spies holding himhostage. Children's comedy, starring Hulk Hogan and Matthew Mc CurleyThe Great Escape BBC1, 2.10pm ALLIED prisoners held in a maximumsecurity PoW camp during World War Two plan an ingenious mass breakout. Classic drama, with a star-studded cast including screen veterans Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, Donald Pleasence, James Garner and Charles Bronson, and featuring a memorable theme tune still to be heard at many a football match. …

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