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

The Book Group Meets Up Again

7 of us met yesterday on the Green at West Meads. Chairs, flasks and cakes.

We booked tickets at CFT for the Taxidermist ‘s Daughter in October before lockdown, and are hopeful we might still get to go.

Of course we talked about Clovid 19 and how it had affected us and our families.

We returned and exchanged some books, wipes always at the ready.

We aim to do it again next week. I am thankful for my WI friends who are always great company.

June Salter

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

Walk Group back in action!

Bognor Regis WI Lock Down Walks

The corona virus had the potential to take so much from us, which meant we had to think differently.   The walk group was not going to be outdone.   Jan sent the usual gang of walkers, by email each month, photographic memories and notes about 3 walks we had completed over past years:   Graffham Wild Daffodil Wood, Angmering Bluebell Wood, and Pagham Harbour.  However, with the easing of lockdown guidelines, things changed.

We’re out and back together, socially distanced of course!   

Gill suggested a walk to Sue and, within days, Jan had an evening walk organised with military precision and within social distance guidelines. Last Monday 16 members split into 3 groups – 1 group starting from the Lobster Pot at Felpham, and 2 groups starting from the Waverly, at the end of the prom in Bognor, at staggered times.  

The cross-overs were always going to be a challenge – but they worked!    Individuals kept apart and, although greetings and a bit of chat were exchanged, there was no crowd gathering.   Some bought ice-cream or drinks at the Lobster Pot, others devoured Jan’s shortbread, and some had both!   

Sheila, Frances, and Flo

A lovely sunny evening along Bognor Regis beach at low tide, with plenty of space and only a slight breeze, made a perfect evening.   Everyone said how wonderful it was to walk along with others and chat.

Jan Marsden

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