Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)


Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)


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The Italian Job (2003) Film4, 9pm When a gang of thieves are double-crossed by one of their own in a betrayal that leaves their friend and mentor dead, they regroup to form a daring plan to exact revenge on the traitor.

Crime thriller, loosely based on the classic 1969 Michael Caine caper, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green and Mos Def.

The Madness Of King George (1994) Film4, 7pm Acclaimed drama, based on Alan Bennett's successful stage play The Madness Of George III. Nigel Hawthorne won a well-deserved Bafta for his superb performance as the monarch whose unbalanced behaviour almost cost him his power and position, with Helen Mirren as his loyal wife, Rupert Everett as the scheming prince and Amanda Donohoe as the subject of the king's desires.

Brilliant, intelligent stuff.

Elektra (2005) Sky Movies 2, 10pm The tightly-clad warrior returns from the dead with a host of strange supernatural abilities and a new career as a hit-woman.

However, her conscience gets in

the way when she's asked to kill a father and daughter, and she's hurled into a race to save their lives - and her own. Comic-book adventure, starring Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Kirsten Prout and Terence Stamp.

The Skeleton Key (2005) Sky Movies 2, 8pm Premiere. Nurse Kate Hudson is hired by an elderly woman to look

after her bedridden husband who is unable to speak following a stroke. Living with the couple in their creepy New Orleans home, the young carer soon discovers a stash of hoodoo paraphernalia in a secret room, and begins to uncover a terrifying history of witchcraft - which could explain her patient's mysterious illness.

Gothic horror, with John Hurt and Gena Rowlands.


Criminal Minds LivingTV, 9pm The team chases a serial killer who has altered his appearance to evade capture. Drama series, following the work of the FBI's Behavioural Analysis Unit.

Las Vegas Sky One, 9pm When Ed finds out he has high blood pressure, he attempts to take his doctor's advice and relax. …

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