Films on TV tonight, Thursday 5 April 2012

Tonight's recommendations include The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Firm, Shallow Hal, Payback and The Bourne Identity

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The Hound of the Baskervilles – 7:25pm MGM HD 

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Sherlock fans might like to see how Peter Cushing does it in Hammer Horror’s “atmospheric tour de force”. 

The Firm – 9pm Sky Atlantic

Lavish, star-studded legal thriller starring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman, based on John Grisham’s novel.

Shallow Hal – 9pm Sky2

Gwyneth Paltrow dons a fat suit to date Jack Black in this comedy from the Farrelly brothers. 

Payback – 11pm Watch

Mel Gibson’s thief seeks revenge after his wife and crime partner double-cross him during a hold-up. 

The Thing – 11:45pm Sky Movie Greats

John Carpenter’s remake of the influential 1951 creature feature is a top-notch special-effects extravaganza.  

The Bourne Identity – 11:15pm ITV2

Matt Damon’s amnesiac spy in a first outing that must have influenced the Daniel Craig Bond reboot.

Small Time Crooks – 11:35pm BBC1 (not Scotland)

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Woody Allen comedy about an ex-con tunnelling into a bank from his neighbouring shop.