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9:00pm Wednesday, April 13 on

Robert Altman’s irreverent darkly comic tale of life in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War stars Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt and Elliott Gould. Though set in the early 50s, the film is clearly a satirical protest at the Vietnam war, which had peaked a couple of years earlier with the Tet Offensive, but wouldn’t finish for another five years. The plot concerns the various shenanigans of the Army’s medical staff and their determination to get one over on all figures of authority. It was partially scripted, partially extemporised, in what would become a trademark of the director’s filmmaking. Also starring Robert Duvall and Sally Kellerman.

10:30pm Tuesday, April 12 on

Karl tells the story of having kidney stones, ponders a phenomenon – and more.

10:00pm Tuesday, April 12 on

Julie Moggan’s True Stories film examines the allure of the fantasy world created by Mills & Boon’s massively popular romance novels, through the eyes of three enthusiasts, one writer and a cover model. Prod: Rachel Wexler; Dir: Julie Moggan; Prod Co: Bungalow Town

9:00pm Tuesday, April 12 on

Navid and Dixon convince a producer to shoot a music video at Shirazi Studios.

9:00pm Tuesday, April 12 on

Lindsay Lohan stars as Cady Heron who, having been home-schooled by her parents, is new to high school and totally unversed on how to survive the jungle-like teen society. But, befriended by two other outsiders, goth Janis (Lizzy Caplan) and gay Damian (Daniel Franzese), she infiltrates queen bee Regina George’s (Rachel McAdams) hive to bring about her downfall. Mark (Freaky Friday) Waters’s teen comedy is a cut above the rest, thanks to a smart screenplay from Saturday Night Live regular Tina Fey (based on Rosalind Wiseman’s non-fiction survival guide for young girls, Queen Bees and Wannabees) and outstanding performances not just from Lohan, but the whole cast (watch out for Tim Meadows as the scene-stealing Principal Duvall).

11:00am Tuesday, April 12 on

This brand new series of the popular property search show begins in the south west of England. West Dorset is a property hotspot, so it’s a tough challenge for Seetha Hallett to find Stephen and Diane Cabon a holiday hideaway on a very tight budget.

10:00pm Monday, April 11 on

After finding out that sharks, turtles and rays get caught up in the purse seine nets which supply the majority of tuna to the UK supermarkets, Hugh Fearnly Whittingstall heads to the Maldives in search of an alternative, and finds one of the most pristine, and well-protected marine environments on the planet; and a sustainable, ethical, source of tinned tuna, caught by traditional pole and line methods. Series Prod/ Dir: Will Anderson; Exec Prod: Andrew Palmer; Prod Co: Keo

9:00pm Monday, April 11 on

Principal Figgins warns the pupils about the dangers of underage drinking and coaxes the Glee club to perform a song which highlighting the problem.

9:00pm Monday, April 11 on

Sean Penn’s Oscar-nominated drama is based on the true story of Chris McCandless, played by Emile Hirsch. In 1992, McCandless sent his law school fund to Oxfam, abandoned his possessions and hiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness, seeking to re-engage with nature. He found an abandoned school bus, which became his home as he attempted to survive the harsh conditions. Interspersed with McCandless’s musings on the philosophy that drives him are flashbacks to his parents Walt and Billie (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden), which give further insight into his life. And there are revealing encounters on the road with ageing hippies (Catherine Keener and Brian Deeker), a hard-drinking farmer (Vince Vaughn) and Ron Franz (Hal Holbrook), almost an older version of McCandless and the one man who sees, with some apprehension, what he seeks. Hirsch turns in a mesmerising performance as a troubled yet compelling individual in this relentless, gripping film.

8:00pm Monday, April 11 on

With the coalition government pledging to protect the NHS, Dispatches reporter Tazeen Ahmad investigates what’s really happening to the Health Service. Dispatches goes undercover inside one of the country’s busiest NHS hospitals as it faces multi-million-pound cuts and hundreds of job losses in the next year.

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