This week we take you on a cinematic journey from civil rights activism past suicidal feel good drama via French politics to the aftermath of murder and finishing up with a millenial tale of devotion in this weeks Top 5 Films On TV.
Sean Penn perfectly portrays the life and impact of an activist who became the first openly gay elected official in America in Oscar winning drama MILK at 11:35pm on BBC2.
A suicidal man and a career driven angel skip across alternate realities and discover the true impact one person's life can make to a community in feel good classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at 2:40pm on Film4.
A Jewish journalist records a French president's recollections of his journey from fascism to socialism as he faces the shadow of his imminent death in stunning true story THE LAST MITTERRAND at 01:15am on Channel4.
Intricately astute and exquisitely understated drama as the search for a murdered man bares terrible fruit in intricate character study ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA at 11:10pm on Film4.
Three Explorers, one medieval, one medical and one interstellar each search for the secret of life in Darren Aronofski's exquisitely beautiful, eon spanning drama THE FOUNTAIN at 02:05am on Film4.