Films on TV Today, Monday 27 August

Treat yourself to a feast of family favourites this Bank Holiday, with Babe, The Wizard of Oz and Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Sense and Sensibility – 1:20pm, Channel 4

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Period drama based on the novel by Jane Austen, in which a family of women relocate with relatives after the death of their father. For sensible Elinor (Emma Thompson) and passionate Marianne (Kate Winslet), the course of love does not run smooth. Also starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman.  

The Wizard of Oz – 2:55pm, Channel 5

Classic Hollywood musical fantasy starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, the little girl whose uprooted house lands on the sister of a wicked witch in a tornado. Hoping to seek help from the Wizard of Oz, she sets off on a yellow brick road accompanied by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion.

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – 3:30pm, BBC1

First feature-length clay-mation adventure starring the eccentric inventor and his brainy dog. As part of their new ‘pest-control’ venture, dog and master attempt to track down an enormous rabbit responsible for devastating the cherished vegetables of local residents. Voice actors include Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

Babe – 5:55pm, ITV2 

Family comedy based on the novel by Dick King-Smith. A piglet (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) doomed to become a Sunday roast supersedes a pack of sheepdogs in their herding abilities, prompting the farmer (James Cromwell) to enter him into local trials. 

Paul – 7:15pm, Sky Movies Sci-Fi and Horror

Daft sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two geeky friends who happen upon an escaped alien whilst touring UFO hotspots. With government agents in hot pursuit, they attempt to transport him back to his spaceship. 

Eagle Eye – 11:20pm, BBC1

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Sci-fi thriller starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan as two strangers united by an anonymous phone call from a woman who is tracking their every move. Whilst obeying her commands, they make attempts to thwart the conspiracy.