Films on TV w/e 25th July

With lockdown easing, and signs of rustling in the undergrowth from local cinemas, this will be my final ‘films on TV’ posting.
My hope is that I’ll soon be able to resume ‘normal service’ for our Flick Chicks group, with emails about upcoming films at the cinema. If you’d like to be added to the circulation list for trips to the Picturedrome and other local cinemas, please let me know via the comments section here, or by contacting a member of the committee.
Meanwhile, here are the best of this week’s TV screenings:
  • Stand By Me – 4.25pm, Channel 5
  • Das Boot – 6.05pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • Odd Man Out – 4.35pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • Eddie the Eagle – 6.55pm, Film4
  • Love Actually – 10pm, Channel 5
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – 9pm, Horror
  • The Shining – 10.50pm, BBC1
  • For a Few Dollars More – 11.20pm, BBC2
  • Zootropolis (animation) – 5pm, BBC1
  • The Black Orchid – 7.10pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • The Pelican Brief – 8.20pm, TCM Movies
  • You Only Live Twice (James Bond) – 9pm, ITV
  • The Post – 9.15pm, Channel 4

Films on TV w/e 18th July – and cinema news

It seems that the more the lockdown restrictions lift, the fewer good films there are to watch on TV. But I have managed to find a few to recommend this week:
  • The Ipcress File – 3.45pm, BBC2
  • Joan of Arc – 2.55pm, BBC2
  • Macbeth (2015) – 11.10pm, Film4
  • Coogan’s Bluff – 10pm, ITV4
  • Crimson Tide – 9pm, ITV4
  • Dirty Dancing – 9pm, 5Star
  • The Birdman of Alcatraz – 5.55pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • The First Wives Club – 7pm, 5Star
  • An Affair to Remember – 6.40pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • Good Will Hunting – 9pm, 5Star
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – 2.05pm, BBC2
  • A Touch of Larceny – 6pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 9.15pm, Channel 4
  • Jackie – 11.10pm, Channel 4
In other news, I’m delighted to report that the Picturedrome will be reopening soon. Exact date TBC, but you can find more details here of the new post-lockdown measures they will have in place
Picturedrome cinema news


Films on TV, w/e 11th July

Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can get to the cinema. But meanwhile, here are the best of the films coming up on TV this week:
  • The Truman Show – 2.30pm, Sony Movies
  • Ice Station Zebra – 3.40pm, BBC2
  • Erin Brockovich – 10.25pm, 5Star
  • Thelma and Louise – 11.05pm, Channel 5
  • Ex Machina – 11.15pm, Channel 4
  • The History Boys – 10.40pm, BBC4
  • Dracula (Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing) – 11.10pm, Horror channel
  • Shirley Valentine – 10pm, Channel 5
  • Rush – 10.45pm, BBC1
  • Monsters University (animation) – 5.15pm, BBC1
  • The Bridge at Remagen – 6.35pm, Paramount Network
  • From Russia With Love (James Bond) – 9pm, ITV
  • Good Will Hunting – 9pm, 5Star

Cinema news + Films on TV w/e 4th July

There is some light at the end of the cinema tunnel at last! In Chichester, Cineworld are reopening on July 10th, with new distanced seating and staggered film times planned.
New Park Cinema has been working with the Chichester Festival Theatre to arrange a ‘drive-in’ cinema experience in Northgate Car Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend (with tickets on sale in July).
I can find no news of our lovely local cinema, the Picturedrome – there are no recent updates on their website, facebook page or twitter feed. If anyone has any up-to-date information do please pass it along!
In the meantime, here’s my pick of the films coming up on TV over the next week:
  • The Sting – 11.25am, ITV4
  • F/X: Murder by Illusion – 9pm, Paramount
  • For Your Eyes Only (James Bond) – 8pm, ITV4
  • The Fugitive – 9pm, ITV4
  • Touching the Void – 10pm, Channel 4
  • Frozen II (animation) – 7pm, Sky Premiere
  • 3.10 to Yuma (2007 version) – 10.45pm, BBC1
  • Borg vs McEnroe – 11.20pm, BBC2
  • The Jungle Book (2016 live action version) – 5pm, BBC1
  • Destry Rides Again – 5.55pm, TCM Movies
  • Dr No (the first James Bond film) – 8.30pm, ITV
  • The Goldfinch – 8pm, Sky Premiere
  • The Spy Who Came In From the Cold – 9pm, Talking Pictures TV

Films on TV: w/e 27th June

If you have Netflix and haven’t yet caught up with ‘Julie and Julia’, do take a look – it’s a lovely, feelgood film, just right for a bit of lockdown escapism.
Films to watch out for this week on TV include:
  • The Magnificent Seven – 2pm, BBC2
  • The Train Robbers  2.50pm, BBC2
  • The Man in the Iron Mask – 3.55pm, Channel 5
  • All the Money in the World – 9pm, Channel 4
  • Hour of the Gun – 1.50pm, Paramount
  • Plenty – 11pm, Talking Pictures
  • The Devil and Miss Jones – 5.30pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • The Road – 9pm, Sony Movies
  • Highlander – 9pm, Horror channel
  • Mask – 11.30pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets – 2.30pm, Talking Pictures
  • The Imitation Game – 6.45pm, Film4
  • To Sir, With Love – 9pm, Sony Movies
  • Downton Abbey – 8pm, Sky Premiere
  • The Lady in the Van – 10.45pm, BBC1
  • Spectre (James Bond) – 8.30pm, ITV
  • The Girl on the Train – 9pm, Channel 4

Films on TV: w/e 20th June

Here are the best films I’ve spotted in the schedules for the coming week. If I’ve missed any you can recommend, please post in the comments below.
  • The Big Country – 1.40pm, BBC2
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 7.30pm, ITV
  • Philomena – 10.30pm, BBC1
  • Cop Land – 10pm, ITV4
  • Chicken Run – 5.25pm, CBBC
  • The Social Network – 9pm, Sony Movies
  • Pale Rider – 10pm, ITV4
  • Angels and Demons – 11.05pm, 5Star
  • The Fallen Idol, 2.45pm, Talking Pictures TV
  • Bullitt – 10pm, ITV4
  • Harry Brown – 11.05pm, 5Star
  • Notting Hill – 9pm, ITVBE
  • Face/Off – 9pm, Sony Movies
  • Selma – 11.20pm, BBC2
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey – 2pm, Channel 5
  • Skyfall – 8.30pm, ITV

Films on TV, w/e 13th June

Well, just as the weather worsens, it looks like the terrestrial channels have put all those lovely classic black-and-white films back in the vault and reverted to type. But there are still some good films coming up this week:
Guys and Dolls – 3.50pm, BBC2
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 remake) – 6.45pm, ITV2
A Few Good Men – 9pm, 5Star
Gandhi – 3.20pm, Sony Movies Classic
True Lies – 9pm, Film4
Vera Cruz – 2pm, Paramount
Young Winston – 9pm, Sony Movies Classic
Legal Eagles – 6.40pm, Sony Movies Classic
Bridesmaids – 9pm, ITV2
The Towering Inferno – 4.50pm, TCM Movies
Goodbye Christopher Robin – 7.05pm, Channel 4
The Alamo – 6.25pm, ITV4
Westworld – 9.20pm, TCM Movies
Cop Land – 11.55pm, ITV4

Flick Chicks: Films on TV w/e 5th June

It’s been good to see some classic black-and-white films being scheduled on the regular channels over the past weeks, alongside more up-to-date fare. Here are some of the best films coming up on TV over the next week:

  • Chicken Run (animation) – 1.40pm, BBC1
  • Some Like it Hot – 3.40pm, BBC2
  • Frozen (animation) – 6.20pm, BBC1
  • Oklahoma! – 2.05pm, BBC2
  • Dunkirk (1958 version) – 5pm, BBC2
  • Billy Elliot- 10.30pm, BBC1
  • Withnail and I – 12.15am (Monday morning), Channel 4
  • Pal Joey – 2.45pm, BBC2
  • Groundhog Day – 6.55pm, Sony Movies
  • The Day of the Jackal – 9pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • The Sound of Fury – 11am, Film4
  • Philadelphia – 9pm, Sony Movies Classic
  • Carmen Jones – 2.50pm, BBC2
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – 11.10pm, Film4
  • Julie and Julia – 4.25pm, Sony Movies

Flick Chicks: Films on TV

We’re missing a lot of activities during lockdown, including the pleasure of going to the cinema with friends. But the Flick Chicks have been keeping in touch via email, swapping suggestions of films to watch on TV (or via streaming services such as Netflix).

Karen has also started sending round lists of upcoming films each week, and these will now be posted here too so everyone can access them.

Films to look out for between now and Friday are:


  • Top Hat – 2.50pm, BBC2
  • Paddington 2 – 7pm, BBC1
  • I am Legend – 9pm, Sky1


  • The Magnificent Ambersons – 3.05pm, BBC2
  • Jaws – 9pm, ITV4


  • My Favorite Wife – 3.05pm, BBC2
  • Pretty Woman – 9pm, 5Star
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – 9pm, Paramount


  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – 11.55am, Paramount
  • Ride Lonesome – 1.10pm, Film4
  • Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House – 3pm, BBC2


  • King Kong (the original 1933 version) – 2.50pm, BBC2
  • Trumbo – 11.20pm, BBC2

Autumn Walks


Our Autumn Walks have started with a keen eye on the weather forecast, as October has been generally grey and damp so far! We did, however, squeeze in a bright, sunny walk at Dell Quay where we saw egrets, enormous toadstools and a late summer flower, disproving the chillier days.

Medmerry 3 Oct 2019

The Federation Outdoor Talk and Walk at Medmerry, Selsey, treated some of our members to an excellent guided tour and talk by the RSPB. Unfortunately, one of the days had to be postponed given the amount of rain forecast. An alternative date is being arranged.

Jan Marsden