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Mr. Drake's Duck
The Drakes' dream of making an old Sussex farm successful comes to a halt after one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg
Comedy 1951 81 mins
Director: Val Guest
What's harder to believe: Douglas Fairbanks Jr as a would-be farmer in the middle of rural Sussex, or a radioactive duck laying pure uranium eggs? Add a blonde Hollywood starlet (Yolande Donlan, who would later marry the film's director Val Guest), the British Army, and all the world's nuclear power-crazed nations - and a modest BBC radio play is turned into a jolly, surreal film comedy. And if that's not science-fiction enough for you, look out for Jon Pertwee, later to become the third Doctor Who.
Sorry to Bother You
Comedy 2018 111 mins Director: Boots Riley
A mild-mannered call centre operator whizzes up the corporate ladder after he discovers a unique ability to adopt a "white voice" in writer-director Boots Riley's breathlessly inventive satire.
Action and Adventure 2018 108 mins
The Salem witch trials are given a digital overhaul in this ferocious female action film.
Comedy 2017 92 mins Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
The first man in Poland to receive a full face transplant achieves national notoriety, but struggles with his own identity in this ingenious tragicomedy.
Anna and the Apocalypse
Horror 2017 98 mins Director: John McPhail
A Scottish schoolgirl has the ultimate weapon with which to quell the zombie apocalypse: showtunes.
Comedy 2018 95 mins Director: Carlos López Estrada
While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend, in this electrifying Sundance hit.
Comedy 2000 97 mins Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Daniel Craig impresses in a tough but sensitive portrait of a man living with schizophrenia
Fantasy 1951 87 mins Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Alastair Sim’s best known performance, as Dickens’ notorious curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge.
The Monster of Highgate Ponds
Children's 1961 59 mins Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
A boy receives a mysterious egg, but when it hatches a baby monster mayhem ensues.
The Boy Who Turned Yellow
Children's 1972 54 mins Director: Michael Powell
A London schoolboy’s surprise transformation marks the final collaboration of great British director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Children's 1984 58 mins Director: Jack Grossman
Home taping almost kills music as a schoolboy band's dreams of talent show glory may be scuppered by video piracy.
Terry on the Fence
Children's 1985 70 mins Director: Frank Godwin
11-year-old Terry runs away from home and is drawn into a gang of bullies, in a gritty Children's Film Foundation drama.
Haunters of the Deep
Children's 1984 61 mins Director: Andrew Bogle
A ghostly boy returns from the grave to warn against reopening 'The Devil's Mine' in this spooky drama.
Featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Period drama 1935 93 mins Director: Paul L. Stein
Paul L. Stein’s period romance tells the story of a composer (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) whose relationship with a woman (Gertrude Lawrence) inspires his success.
Directed by Val Guest
Drama 1960 111 mins Director: Val Guest
Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)
Medical drama 1963 109 mins Director: Val Guest
A race-against-time thriller about a smallpox outbreak that shatters the serenity of idyllic Bath.
My Death Is a Mockery
Crime 1952 69 mins Director: Tony Young
Hop aboard for a choppy Channel crossing with this bleak, bullet-spattered sea-smuggling crime drama.
Room at the Top
Drama 1958 117 mins Director: Jack Clayton
Jack Clayton directs this romantic, love-triangle drama featuring Simone Signoret in an Oscar-winning performance.
Mary Queen of Scots
Period drama 2018 124 mins Director: Josie Rourke
Saoirse Ronan is Mary Stuart, facing off against Margot Robbie's Elizabeth I in this striking, feminist take on 16th-century history.
Drama 2018 121 mins Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet give blistering performances as a father and son in this gripping story of a family dealing with addiction over many years.
Biopic 2017 112 mins Director: Wash Westmoreland
This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.
Documentary 2018 98 mins Director: Marcus Lindeen
Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.