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07th Oct 2021

Seven of the best movies on TV for your Thursday night in

Rory Cashin

Including one of the best scary movies of the last decade.

A very, very decent selection of movies if you’re staying on the couch this evening…

Hidden Figures – FilmFour – 6.30pm

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae) who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

The Babadook – BBC Four – 9pm

A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children’s book titled “Mister Babadook” manifests in their home.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – FilmFour – 9pm

In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artefacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Casino Royale – ITV4 – 9pm

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker (Mads Mikklesen) funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

Allied – FilmFour – 11.25pm

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter (Marion Cottilard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

A Bridge Too Far – BBC Four – 12.05am

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. Stars Sean Connery, Michael Caine and loads more.

The Matrix – BBC Four – 12.05am

When a beautiful stranger (Carrie-Anne Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth – the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.

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