Films on TV Tonight, Wednesday 19 September

Enjoy Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, before an evening of Shaft, Love Actually, Full Metal Jacket, Chopper and Disgrace

Films on TV Tonight, Wednesday 19 September
Written By
Susanna Lazarus

Crazy Heart – 9:00pm, Film4

Oscar-winning Jeff Bridges plays alcoholic washed-up country music star Bad Blake whose meeting with journalist and single mother Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal) offers him a new lease of life.

Shaft – 9:00pm, Sky Movies Crime & Thriller

Remake of the 1971 thriller starring Samuel L Jackson and Christian Bale, about a US detective determined to charge a racist criminal suspected of murdering a black man, even if it costs him his own career.

Love Actually – 10:00pm, ITV2

Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy montage weaves an all-star cast through ten interlinked stories of people searching for and finding love over the Christmas period, including the Prime Minister (played by Hugh Grant). 

Full Metal Jacket – 10:35pm, ITV1

Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War drama about a group of raw marine recruits who undergo gruelling training before getting their first taste of combat in 1968.

Chopper – 11:10pm, Film4

Eric Bana stars as notorious criminal Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read in this fact-based Australian drama charting his rise and fall, based on the memoirs he wrote whilst serving a jail sentence.

Disgrace – 12:05am, BBC1

Set in post-apartheid South Africa, disgraced Professor David Lurie (John Malkovich) flees to his daughter’s remote farm after his affair with a student is revealed. But whilst seeking refuge he is drawn into a violent confrontation with three local men. 

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