Films on TV Tonight, Thursday 20 September

Some early evening entertainment from Coraline and Houseboat before bobsled time in Cool Runnings, followed by Ip Man, Lolita and Reds


Coraline – 7:00pm, Film4


Stop-motion animation starring Dakota Fanning as the voice of Coraline Jones – a bored youngster who finds an escape from her dull life when a secret door leads to an exciting parallel world.

Houseboat – 7:00pm, Sky Movies Classics

Romantic comedy boasting a Cary Grant/Sophia Loren dream team. An Italian socialite rebels against her family and seeks work as a maid for a widowed father of three who she secretly falls in love with.

Cool Runnings – 8:00pm, ITV2

“Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme – it’s bobsled time!” When a Jamaican sprinter fails to qualify for his Olympic team, he changes tactics and forms the nation’s first ever bobsleigh team.

Ip Man – 9:00pm, Film4

A talented Chinese martial artist makes an impression on the occupying Japanese military when he appears in a brutal fighting tournament, leading him into conflict with a powerful colonel.

Lolita – 1:15am, Film4

Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith and Frank Langella star in this adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel about a middle-aged academic who marries a widow to get closer to her teenage daughter. When his wife dies, the pair embark on a twisted sexual relationship.

Reds – 1:20am, Sky Movies Modern Greats


Oscar-winning drama brimming with big names (Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson to name a few), about the life of American journalist and activist John Reed and his first-hand account of the 1917 Russian Revolution.