Films on TV Tonight, Wednesday 25 July

Sid, Manny, Diego & co are escaping melting Ice Age glaciers, whilst Kate Winslet's harbouring a dark secret in The Reader

Ice Age: the Meltdown – 8:00pm, E4

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Sequel to 2002’s animated winner Ice Age sees the onset of global warming causing the glaciers to melt and threatening the prehistoric animals with extinction. Sid the Sloth, Manny the mammoth and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger join herds of animals in the race to reach higher ground. 

The Reader – 9:00pm, Film4

Kate Winslet’s Oscar-winning turn as Hanna Schmitz – an older woman harbouring a dark secret who has an affair with fresh-faced teenager Michael. Years later, her past is exposed when Michael (now played by Ralph Fiennes) attends a war crimes trial and recognises his former mistress in the dock.

A Clockwork Orange – 10:50pm, ITV1

Stanley Kubrick’s controversial dystopia, withdrawn from cinemas until after his death, follows Alex, ringleader of a gang of sadistic thugs whose decision to undergo brainwashing behaviour therapy proves costly when he’s released back into society.

Alien3 – 11:20pm, Film4

Sigourney Weaver returns to the sci-fi franchise for the third time as Warrant Officer Ripley, the lone survivor of a crash-landing on a planet inhabited by prisoners who are being killed off by a mysterious alien foe. 

Barefoot in the Park – 2:45am, Channel 4

Romantic comedy starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda as newlyweds Paul and Corie who strive to achieve wedded bliss in their scant one-bedroom flat above Greenwich village.

Tremors – 2:45am, Sky Movies Action & Adventure

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Insomniacs in search of some B-movie fun should join Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward for this comedy horror about a couple of hapless handymen drafted in to protect their remote American desert town from an attack by huge man-eating subterranean creatures.