Films on TV Tonight, Sunday 23 September

An evening of classics with Lawrence of Arabia, Groundhog Day, Beverley Hills Cop, Taxi Driver and Grease, plus modern favourite Monsters, Inc


Lawrence of Arabia – 12:30pm, 5USA


Peter O’Toole and Alec Guinness’s epic adventure about a British Army officer who tries to unite the Arab nations against the Turks during the First World War, engaging the enemy with unconventional guerrilla tactics.

Groundhog Day – 3:05pm, Channel 5

Bill Murray plays Phil Connors – an egocentric TV weatherman who, during his reluctant reporting of Groundhog Day festivities, finds himself caught in a bizarre time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. 

Monsters, Inc – 5:10pm, Channel 5

Pixar struck gold with their lovable animated monsters Mike and Sully (Billy Crystal and John Goodman), working for an energy firm as scary creatures converting children’s screams into power.

Grease – 7:45pm, E4

1950s romantic musical starring a fresh-faced John Travolta as rebellious American teenager Danny Zucco who falls for naïve Australian classmate Sandy during a summer holiday – but will he risk his reputation and stick by her when reunited with his high school gang?

Beverly Hills Cop – 9:00pm, Film4

Comedy thriller about Detroit cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) whose trip to Los Angeles to hunt down his best friend’s killers leads him into conflict with seemingly untouchable drugs smuggler Victor Maitland.

Taxi Driver – 10:30pm, Sky Movies Modern Greats


A young Robert De Niro stars in Martin Scorsese’s drama about a misanthropic New York taxi driver whose failed efforts to connect with a political campaigner and teenage prostitute gradually drive him towards brutal violence.