TV Recommends: Saturday 20th to Friday 26th September…

In these days of downloads and Netflix it’s easy to miss out on some of the good stuff on the regular box, especially when you have to weed through so many freeview / cable channels. So here’s a weekly recommend of the fantastical and thought provoking for your consideration…

We take as read that we all know we can check the movie channels if we’ve got them (so not included) and that after 12 on a school night the chances are no one’s quite so fussed. To avoid needless repetition we’ve put the more regular daily showings on Pick TV, the Horror Channel, Watch and SyFy at the bottom.

Enjoy and if we’re missing anything let us know!

 

Saturday
Channel
Programme
More…
6.35pm
E4
The 100
S1, 11/13
ShawshankRedemptionMoviePoster
7.30pm
BBC1
Doctor Who
5/12 Time Heist
9.00pm
Film 4
Transformers
(In case you like Michael Bay’s interpretation)
9.00pm
5*
Under the Dome
S2, 4/13
10.00pm
5*
The Walking Dead (Double Bill)
S4, 13&14/16
10.40pm
ITV
The Shawshank Redemption
Dark and exhilarating prison drama
Sunday
Channel
Programme
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Avatar 

 

 

Fifth_element_poster_(1997)

12.05pm
Watch
Dr Who – classic series
Vengeance on Varos
1.00pm
Film 4
Avatar
Nuff said
2.00pm
5*
The Fifth Element
Luc Besson’s gorgeous quirky SF opera
3.30pm
C4
Star Trek: Insurrection
SF
7.20pm
C5
Rush Hour 2
(We’re just here for the Jackie Chan bits)
8.00pm
BBC3
Doctor Who
Repeat of yesterday’s…
9.00pm
ITV 4
Troy
Action
9.00pm
C5
In Time
SF justified heist movie with Justin Timberlake(?)
11.05pm
Watch
Dr Who – classic series
Vengeance on Varos
11.10pm
C5
Elektra
Comic adaptation
11.15pm
C4
The Sixth Sense
Does anyone not know what the big twist is?
Monday
Channel
Programme
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 Wrath of Khan Kirk 

 

 

 

The 100 jpg

6.45pm
Film 4
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
KHAAAAAAAAAANNN!
7.50pm
Horror
Dr Who – classic series
The Deadly Assassin, Ep.s 1&2 – a top old school episode with Gallifreyan politics, murders and virtual reality
9.00pm
Horror
Cyborg 2
Recently included in the worst cyborg movies ever list (I09 we think it was…)
9.00pm
Film 4
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Sequel comic adaptation
9.00pm
E4
The 100
S1, 12/13
10.00pm
C5
Under the Dome
S2, 5/13
11.00pm
C5
Hollow Man
Modern day invisible man thriller (mixed reviews)
11.00pm
Watch
Being Human USA
Supernatural Drama
Tuesday
Channel
Programme
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 Dr Who Deadly Assassin
7.00pm
Film 4
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
SF
7.50pm
Horror
Dr Who – classic series
The Deadly Assassin, Ep.s 3&4 – a top old school episode with Gallifreyan politics, murders and virtual reality
11.00pm
Watch
Doctor Who
S6 E7 – A Good Man Goes to War
Wednesday
Channel
Programme
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 GrimmSeason1 

 

 

The Strain

6.40pm
Film 4
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
SF
7.50pm
Horror
Dr Who – classic series
The Curse of Fenric Ep.s 1&2 – highly original vampire mythos interpretation  if nothing else…
8.00pm
E4
The Karate Kid
No Karate, but there is a kid, definitely kung fu, and also Jackie Chan
9.00pm
Watch
Grimm
S2, E2
10.00pm
Watch
The Strain
S1, E2
11.00pm
Watch
Doctor Who
S6 E8/13 – Let’s Kill Hitler
11.00pm
ITV 4
Scarface
Crime Thriller
12.00am
Watch
The Strain
Rep. from earlier
Thursday
Channel
Programme
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 Spaced Promo
7.50pm
Horror
Dr Who – classic series
The Curse of Fenric Ep.s 3&4 – highly original vampire mythos interpretation  if nothing else…
9.00pm
Film 4
Transporter 3
Action
10.00pm
Watch
The Strain
S1, E2
10.45pm
London Live
Black Books
S3, E6
11.00pm
Watch
Doctor Who
S6 E9/13 – Night Terrors
11.15pm
London Live
Spaced
S1, E4
Friday
Channel
Programme
More…
 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 

 

 

Old Boy

6.15pm
Film 4
Transformers
(In case you like Michael Bay’s interpretation)
7.50pm
Horror
Dr Who – classic series
Death to the Daleks, Ep.s 1&2
9.00pm
BBC 4
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Documentary, Music – for all the Bowie fans out there…
9.00pm
5*
War of the Worlds
2005 version
10.50pm
Film 4
28 Days Later
Zombies, zombies, zombies…
11.00pm
Watch
Doctor Who
S6 E10/13 – The Girl Who Waited
12.40pm
Horror
Old Boy
Freaky Korean crime action drama – with the most brutal twist you’ll possibly ever experience. Watch once, perhaps not a second time…

 

If you like your Stargate you’ll find Pick has Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: SG1 on weekdays at 7 and 8pm, with a bigger SFF night on Tuesday with those shows followed by Sinbad and Revolution.

SyFy is currently showing on weeknights from 6/7pm: Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Star Trek: The Next Generation, followed by Defiance (check your guide for more as the timings change).

Also on Syfy there’s a Saturday multi-episode omnibus of Buffy from 11am, and the same for Defiance on Sunday.

You can catch highlights from the original run of Doctor Who on the Horror Channel at 7.50pm, this week with the Deadly Assassin (with the inimitable Tom Baker), the Curse of Fenric (Sylvester McCoy) and Death to the Daleks (Jon Pertwee), double episodes daily.

Watch are showing selections from both runs of Doctor Who, with an omnibus edition of Vengeance on Varos, and a rather changeable schedule of the new series Season 6 at 11ish on most weekdays.