Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 2:45pm, ITV
Eleven-year-old Daniel Radcliffe makes a likeable Harry, the boy wizard who’s whisked off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and is charged with finding the blood red stone of the film’s title. A scene-stealing Robbie Coltrane is among a host of familiar adult faces who breathe life into JK Rowling’s charming characters.
Becoming Jane – 4:35pm, BBC2
Jane Austen became one of England’s most famous authors by writing about affairs of the heart, and yet she never married. And that is the starting point for this fictionalised tale, in which a 20-year-old Jane (Anne Hathaway) meets Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy). Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and Ian Richardson get ample opportunity to strut their stuff as various pompous relatives and neighbours.
Toy Story – 8:30pm, BBC3
Although digital techniques have become more nuanced and “real” in the years since the original, it marked the beginning of a new epoch for animation. Andy is the suburban boy whose playthings come to life when he’s not looking; he rejects loyal pull-string cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) in favour of a state-of-the art birthday gift, the deluded space pilot Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), which leads to a wacky, convoluted rescue plot.
Mission: Impossible 2 – 9:00pm, E4
Director John Woo here creates a superior sequel, and replaces the tired spy shenanigans of the original TV series with the slick, slow-motion mayhem that has become his trademark. Around the halfway mark Woo cranks up the pace, bombarding the viewer with hi-tech raids, motorbike stunts and balletic martial arts moves — plus, of course, the obligatory fluttering doves.
The Bourne Supremacy – 10:15pm, ITV
Two years after ex-CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) escaped the attentions of his spymasters, a corrupt Russian frames Bourne for a double assassination, which drags him back into a very murky world. Damon continues to impress in a role goes against his wholesome image.