An 84 year old illiterate survivor of British torture and Kenyan freedom fighter seeks his right to an education in the inspiring true story THE FIRST GRADER at 10:30pm on BBC2.
North London losers batter and bludgeon the undead hordes in record breaking, mum saving, pub raiding eccentric English zomromcom SHAUN OF THE DEAD at 10:50pm on ITV2.
A young man retreats into a world of dreams when bereavement and love turn his life upside down in Michel Gondry's THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP at 00:05am on BBC2.
Retired boxer Russell Crowe returns to the ring providing inspiration for the depression era masses in professional killer fighting, knockout perfection CINDERELLA MAN at 10pm on BBC4.
A troubled boy’s life falls apart as he finds friendship and failed father figures in the matchless coming-of-age drama THIS IS ENGLAND at 9pm on Film4.
Dissecting the cyclical and alienating nature of violence, a victim becomes a bully and the traumatised inflict trauma in rare Korean gem BREATHLESS at 01:15am on Film4.
A photographer witnesses war crimes, mistaken bombing raids and the literal state sanctioned megadeath resulting from political lunacy in true story THE KILLING FIELDS at 00:20am on BBC1.
Excrement smearing, affair having, taboo cooking indictment of Thatcherism, passive akrasia and poll tax in tasty treat THE COOK THE THIEF HIS WIFE & HER LOVER at 10:50pm on Film4.
Two women are forced into an intolerable corner by a sexually predatory illegal abortionist in a visceral condemnation of communism when 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS plays at 01:15am on Film4.
An American Destroyer and a German U-Boat stalk each other under expert commanders in the taut and authentic action packed classic THE ENEMY BELOW at 11:40am on More4.
Colin Farrell insults Americans, punches a woman, blasts a man in face, takes horse drugs and discusses inevitable race-war with a dwarf when IN BRUGES plays at 11:25pm on Film4.
Never before or since has a mission to the pub been so hard fought, the beers so well deserved, so rightly won and satisfyingly drunk as in ICE COLD IN ALEX at 4:35pm on Film4.
Head blasting, groin kicking, pram chasing prohibition perfection as four cops teach Al Capone 'The Chicago Way' when Brian De Palma, David Mamet & Ennio Morricone's THE UNTOUCHABLES plays at 9pm on More4.
A child murderess struggles to assimilate to estranged family life after her release from prison when the exceptional pathos filled and delicate executed drama I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG airs at 11:50pm on BBC2.