Bank Holiday Weekend 2014: best films on TV today, Saturday 3 May

Watch Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Peter Pan, Green Zone, The Vikings and Escape from Alcatraz on Saturday 3 May


Peter Pan – 3:45pm, ITV


This 2003 live-action adaptation of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale sees Jason Issacs play a flirty Pan while Rachel Hurd-Wood takes on the role of Wendy. Jason Issacs stars as a suitably scary Hook, alongside Olivia Williams, Ludivine Sagnier, Richard Briers, Lynn Redgrave and Harry Newell. 

The Vikings – 5:05pm, Channel 5

Tony Curtis stars in this epic adventure following Viking slave Eric, as he faces his enemy, the ruthless warrior Einar, in a bloody feud. Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh also star. 

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – 5:10pm, BBC1 

In the sequel to hit animated comedy Madagascar, the gang face new challenges. Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, Marty the Zebra and Gloria the Hippo fix-up a plane to fly back to Central Park Zoo, but the aircraft comes down in the African plains and the animals, voiced by Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and Chris Rock, embark on another adventure. 

Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace – 5:35pm, ITV2

As JJ Abram’s Star Wars film starts to take shape, remind yourself how much you love that galaxy far, far, away. In the first prequel to the classic sci-fi series, the Trade Federation is blockading the peaceful planet of Naboo so Jedi knights Qiu-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are dispatched to mediate the dispute. 

Green Zone – 9:00pm, Channel 4

Matt Damon reunites with his Bourne director for this big-budget blockbuster about a principled army officer in Baghdad who uncovers a conspiracy after a tip-off from a CIA agent. Action thriller starring Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson and Amy Ryan. 

Escape from Alcatraz – 11:10pm, Channel 4

Based on a true story, Escape from Alcatraz follows Frank Morris, a convict convinced he can break out of Alcatraz, America’s highest security prison dubbed “The Rock”. Clint Eastwood plays Morris in the 1979 hit, which also stars Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom and Jack Thibeau.