- 1h 33min
- Directed by: Nora Twomey
- Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul, who when her father is arrested by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy so she can move around unimpeded. The animation is elegantly simple and it’s a valiant effort, but the script lacks clarity and it’s hard to see how children would take to such a politically-charged narrative.
Thu 11 Oct
- 1h 26min
- Directed by: David Lean
- Written by: Noël Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame
- Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg
Stiff upper lips and emotionally charged brushes of the hands are all that Johnson and Howard will allow themselves as their extra-marital 'affair' doesn't develop much beyond unspoken longings at a railway station.
Thu 13 Sep
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Michael Curtiz
- Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.
Wed 12 Sep
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: Michael Gracey
- Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya
A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.
Sat 17 Nov
Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.
Sat 22 Sep
- 1h 33min
- Directed by: Greta Gerwig
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton
Christine (Ronan) is a 17-year-old from Sacramento, dreaming of the life that awaits her while having to deal with her hyper-critical mother. Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a sure-footed charmer, wise, witty and breezing along with sunny optimism and an acute understanding of human nature.
Fri 7 Sep
- 1h 44min
- Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
- Written by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
- Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Marius Goring
A witty and stylish film that rises above its beginnings as a piece of wartime propaganda about goodwill between Britain and the US. Niven is an RAF pilot who finds himself before a heavenly tribunal when he bales out of his burning plane.
Fri 14 Sep
Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Thu 20 Dec
New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
Thu 6 Sep
- Directed by: Sam Mendes
- Cast: Simon Russell Beale
Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Thu 27 Sep
Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.
Tue 20 Nov
- Directed by: Roger Michell
- Cast: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
Insights and revelations from Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Eileen Atkins as the four old friends reflect on their lives and careers.
Sat 29 Sep
- Directed by: Dominic Cooke
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson
Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.
Thu 4 Oct
Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.
Tue 13 Nov
- Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.
Mon 15 Oct
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.
Mon 3 Dec
Tue 4 Dec
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, observational comic and self-dubbed 'Lie-In King' tours the UK.
Fri 19 Oct
- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Carol Reed
- Cast: Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles.
Holly Martins has been invited to unstable, post-World War II Vienna by his old chum Lime, who is now in the grand-scale drug dealing business, only to discover that he is dead. Except, he isn't of course, and a multilayered cat and mouse scenario is triggered. So, what's so good about it? Well, you have a stirring zither score by Anton Karas, the ferris wheel and the 'cuckoo clock' speech yet possibly its greatest triumph is to cram so much wonder into so little time.
Sat 15 Sep
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