Films on TV Tonight, Monday 16 July

Tonight's picks include Mrs Doubtfire, The Transporter 2, The Quest, Alfie, 3:10 to Yuma and The Thin Red Line

Mrs Doubtfire – 7:30pm, 5*


After divorcing his workaholic wife, Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) loses his home and the chance of seeing his children again. Enlisting the help of his make-up artist brother (Harvey Fierstein), he transforms into a 60-year-old nanny and applies for the position of his family’s housekeeper to spend secret time with his children.

The Transporter 2 – 9:00pm, Film4

Ex-special forces man Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is the driver for a wealthy family and forms a fond attachment to their six-year-old son, Jack, but when the boy is kidnapped, he must lead the rescue mission and stop the kidnapper’s attempt to unleash a deadly virus.

The Quest – 9:00pm, ITV4

Jean-Claude Van Damme directs and stars in this martial arts action adventure as a small-time street criminal who hides on a ship which is captured by smugglers and pirates. His character, Chris Dubois, is entered into the “ultimate fighting match” and will need all his psychological and physical strength to win his freedom. 

Alfie – 10:40pm,Film4

The film follows a young Alfie (Michael Caine) who lives a selfish life spending all his time having sex. His world is shaken when one of his affairs reveals she is pregnant and he is forced to change his ways.

3:10 to Yuma – 11:20pm, Sky Movies Classics

In Arizona, outlaw leader Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) is captured but his henchman Charlie Prince (Ricard Jaeckel) gets away. The townspeople fear what his men will do so they sneak the prisoner to catch the 3:10 train to Yuma.

The Thin Red Line – 11.30pm, Sky Movies Modern Greats


In World War II’s Battle of Guadalcanal, the US Army arrives to destroy the last resistance of the Japanese. The horrors of war bond the soldiers and the battle becomes a fight for survival.