Films on TV today, Easter Sunday

Today's recommendations include Lawrence of Arabia, Mary Poppins, Toy Story, Jurassic Park and For a Few Dollars More

Lawrence of Arabia – 1:05pm


Oscar-winning epic adventure starring Peter O’Toole as TE Lawrence, who is appointed British liason officer to the Arab Revolt against the Turks.

Mary Poppins – 3:10pm BBC1

Disney musical starring Julie Andrews as the enchanted au pair and Dick Van Dyke as an unconvincing Cockney.

The Mummy – 3:45pm ITV1

Horror adventure starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz as a pair of arcaeologists who accidentally disturb the tomb of a murderous Egyptian priest.

Toy Story – 5:20pm Channel 5

Animated family fun about the rivalry between a child’s two favourite toys, Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, a brash, state of the art action doll.

Hop – 6:15pm Sky Premiere

Appropriately scheduled animated family film featuring the voices of Russell Brand and Hugh Laurie about the Easter Bunny’s son’s reluctance to take over his father’s duties.

Jurassic Park – 6:30pm, ITV2

Award-winning blockbuster from Steven Spielberg about a billionaire tycoon who has built an island populated by genetically engineered dinosaurs.

Holiday on the Buses – 8:00pm ITV3

So-bad-it’s-good spin off from the ITV sitcom, starring Reg Varney and Stephen Lewis, which sees the cast heading to Pontin’s for a vacation.

For a Few Dollars More – 8:00pm Sky Moves Modern Greats

Classic spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef as a pair of bounty hunters who team up to collect on a wanted killer.

Gladiator – 10:00pm ITV2


Period epic set in ancient Rome, where the dying emperor chooses the city’s beloved general as his successor –  a decision that results in a bitter power struggle.