Films on TV Today, Sunday 17 June

Today's film picks include Dirty Dancing, Ratatouille, The Shawshank Redemption, The Hours, Little Miss Sunshine and The Thin Red Line


Dirty Dancing – 6:00pm, Channel 5


“Nobody puts Baby in the corner” in this classic dance drama which catapulted then-unknown Patrick Swayze to super-stardom and spurned a hit soundtrack and musical from its iconic musical score and unmissable dancing.

Ratatouille – 7:20pm, BBC3

A Pixar triumph about a young country rat who travels to Paris to follow his dreams but is forced to let a hopeless cook take credit for his culinary brilliance at the city’s finest restaurant.

The Shawshank Redemption – 10:15pm, ITV1

Epic adaptation of Steven King’s novella – Tim Robbins plays Andy Dufresne, a Maine banker wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. In Shawshank State Prison he befriends long-term inmate ‘Red’ (Morgan Freeman) who makes his ordeal easier to bear.

The Hours – 11:00pm, BBC2

A stellar cast of Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore head up this Oscar-winning drama tracing the life experiences of three women – Virginia Woolf, Clarissa Vaughan and Laura Browne – in three different eras.

Little Miss Sunshine – 11:10pm, Channel 4

Indie comedy taking a clever swipe at America’s obsession with beauty – a dysfunctional American family led by father Richard (Greg Kinnear) embark on a road trip across America when their youngest member (Abigail Breslin) is offered the chance to appear in a California beauty pageant

The Thin Red Line – 12:05am, Sky Movies Modern Greats


A magnificent account of the WWII battle for Guadalcanal island in the South Pacific, starring Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Jim Caviezel, with brief appearances from big names John Travolta and George Clooney.