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Friday 29 August 2014

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Published 18/12/2012 | 18:06

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Happily N'Ever After

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6.35-7.55am C4

PREMIERE Animated comedy set in a world of fairytale characters, where an exhausted wizard struggles to ensure everyone gets the happy ending they deserve. However, when he takes a much-needed break, his sidekicks unwittingly allow Cinderella's wicked stepmother to get her hands on his magic staff. With the voices of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sigourney Weaver. (2006/U)

The Sound of Music

3.10-6pm BBC1

A cheerful novice nun is employed as governess to the seven children of an austere widower, bringing light, laughter and a love of all things harmonious to a family previously beset by grief and strict discipline while also falling for her employer. But before long, the looming threat of the Second World War jeopardises their happy household. Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. (1965/U)

The Secret of Kells

6.30-8pm RTE Two

A boy living in a medieval monastery under constant attack by Viking raiders acquires an unfinished book of mystical knowledge. The task of completing the tome falls to him, so he ventures into a haunted forest in search of the secrets required, where he must face his own darkest fears. Animated fantasy adventure, with the voices of Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney and Brendan Gleeson. (2009/PG)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

8.30-10.20pm BBC1

PREMIERE A homeless youth in the ancient kingdom of Persia is adopted by the king and grows to become a great warrior. When the king is murdered, he is framed for the crime and forced to flee, and with the aid of a mysterious princess, he must stop a magical dagger with the power to control time from falling into evil hands. Fantasy adventure, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley. (2010/12)

Julie & Julia

9.15-11.10pm BBC2

PREMIERE Biopic telling the stories of revolutionary 1960s American chef Julia Child and modern-day housewife Julie Powell, who vows to master her heroine's most famous recipes in one year and maintain a blog about her experiences. Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci and Helen Carey. (2009/12)

Kick-Ass

10.30pm-12.35am RTE Two

PREMIERE A teenage comic-book fan sets out to become a real-life superhero. His amateur crime-fighting exploits make him a media sensation, but he is soon in over his head. Comic-book action comedy, with Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Nicolas Cage. Includes World Forecast. (2010/15)

How She Move

2.50-4.15am RTE Two

PREMIERE A medical student returns to her old neighbourhood when she is no longer able to afford to fund her education. She falls in with a street dancing team and hopes the prize money from a lucrative contest might provide the financial independence she needs – but her fellow dancers are not convinced she has what it takes. Drama, starring Rutina Wesley. (2007/12)

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