Talking Pictures TV – Highlights

If you love old films then there really is only one television channel in the UK to watch, Talking Pictures TV. It’s full of rarely seen films along with many classics with the likes of Peter Sellers, Stanley Baker, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim & Will Hay for instance.

Plus comedy from the great Laurel and Hardy. But that’s not all as they also show old TV series such as Scotland Yard, Public Eye, The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, The Gentle Touch & A Family At War.

Where can I watch classic films?

Talking Pictures TV Highlights

Talking Pictures TV in the UK has a wide selection of classic films and television. It’s available on Sky 328 | Virgin 445 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306

Talking Pictures TV –

These are the highlights for this week / month:

DateTimeFilm / TV SeriesInfo
Fri14/01/202111:55Rebecca (1940)Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders. A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
20:00Outer LimitsThe Hundred Days of the Dragon. 1963. Stars Sydney Blackmer, Phillip Pine & Mark Roberts. The President is not who he appears to be and only his daughter can uncover his secret and expose his plans.
21:05I, Monster (1971)Horror. Directed by Stephen Weeks. Stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee & Mike Raven. A psychologist invents a drug for his patients, but when he tests it on himself, he becomes an evil doctor.
22:45Haunted House of Horror (1969)Horror. Directed by Michael Armstrong. Stars Frankie Avalon, Dennis Price & Richard O'Sullivan. A group of teens visit an abandoned house rumoured to be haunted.
Sat15/01/202212:00The Night Caller (1965)Sci-fi directed by John Gilling and starring John Saxon, Maurice Denham and Patricia Haines. Aliens need to find mates from another world or they'll become extinct, they start with earth females.
16:25It Always Rains On Sunday (1947)Drama. Director: Robert Hamer. Stars Googie Withers, John McCallum, Jack Warner & Susan Shaw. Rose wants to escape the drudgery of her daily life when an old lover escapes from prison.
22:45Is Paris Burning? (1966)Drama. Director: Rene Clement. Stars: Kirk Douglas, Charles Boyer, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gert Frobe, Anthony Perkins, Alain Delon. The story of the Allied Resistance and Paris Liberation of 1944.
Sun16/01/202206:00The Strange World Of Planet X (1958)Sci-fi. A British laboratory studying magnetic fields is warned by a cosmic visitor of the dangers in their experiments. Starring Forrest Tucker and Martin Benson.
10:00Brats (1930)Comedy. Director: James Parrott. Stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Laurel and Hardy play dual roles as little brats who keep them from enjoying their evening of games.
22:05Hombre (1967)Western. Director: Martin Ritt. Stars Paul Newman, Richard Boone, Fredric March & Diane Cilento. People are not so welcoming when John returns to his Arizona home town to collect his inheritance.
Mon17/01/202202:45Captain Kronos The Vampire Hunter (1974)Adventure Horror. Directed by Brian Clemens. Stars Horst Janson, John Carson & Caroline Munro. A master swordsman, former soldier and his assistant go on the hunt for vampires.
10:00Without a Clue (1988)Comedy. Directed by Thom Eberhardt. Stars Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, & Lysette Anthony. Could the world's greatest detective merely be the fictional creation of Dr Watson.
18:35Mystery Junction (1951)Crime. Director: Michael McCarthy. Stars: Sydney Tafler, Martin Benson & Barbara Murray. Larry Gordon, well-known crime writer, is on a train journey when a scream is heard.
21:00Don't Bother To Knock (1952)Thriller. Directed by Roy Ward Baker Stars Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe & Anne Bancroft. A pilot notices the strange behaviour of a troubled young woman hired as a babysitter.
Tue18/01/202218:30The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)Sci-fi - Director: Terence Fisher. Starring: Willard Parker, Virginia Field and Dennis Price. A test pilot is confronted by a ravaged planet on his return to Earth.
Wed19/01/202210:30The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)Comedy. Directed by Anthony Asquith. Stars Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis & Michael Denison. Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest has a fictional brother and poses as the brother.
Thu20/01/202212:30Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)Comedy. Director by Norman Taurog. Stars Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate & Laurel Goodwin. Ross Carpenter wants to buy the boat he built with his father.
14:25Forever Female (1954)Comedy. Directed by Irving Rapper. Stars Ginger Rogers, William Holden, Paul Douglas. A writer sells his play to a Broadway producer who wants to transform it into a vehicle for his ex-wife.
21:00The Bargee (1964)Comedy. Directed by Duncan Wood. Stars Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith & Ronnie Barker. The film charts the course of love of a Casanova who lives and works on the canals, breaking hearts.
Fri21/01/202201:20Death Line (1972)Horror. Director: Gary Sherman. Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington and Christopher Lee. Two London students find themselves involved in the case of a missing man.
15:10The Anniversary (1967)Drama. Stars Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock & Jack Hedley. To celebrate her wedding anniversary and it seems the death of her husband, the entire family gathers and has to endure 'Mother'.
20:00Outer LimitsArchitects of Fear. 1963. Stars Robert Culp, Leonard Stone & Martin Wolfson. Concluding that the only way to reunite the world is through a common enemy, a group of scientists create a monster. (SUBTITLES AVAILABLE)
23:40Shatter (1974)Action Drama. Directed by Michael Carreras. Stars Stuart Whitman, Peter Cushing & Lung Ti. An international hitman is hiding out in Hong Kong after completing a contract on an African leader.
Sat22/01/202221:00Only Two Can Play (1962)Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell & Kenneth Griffith. Due to boredom, John spends his time daydreaming of affairs with attractive women.
Sun23/01/202201:05The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)1976. Sci-fi. Director: Nicolas Roeg. Stars David Bowie, Rip Torn & Candy Clark. Thomas appears in New York. Despite is frail physical presence, his intellect transcends contemporary human experience
10:25Ask A Policeman (1939)Comedy. Director: Marcel Varnel. Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott. Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables stage a fabricated crimewave to save their jobs.
22:05And Soon the Darkness (1970)Horror. Directed by Robert Fuest. Stars Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice & Sandor Eles. Two young women go cycling in the French countryside, but one goes missing..

Many of the films shown are also now available on Blu-ray and DVD.