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Film Highlights Saturday

Priest ( 2011)


Channel 4, 10.00pm

English actor Paul Bettany is mainly known for his commanding turns in solid period dramas like 'Creation' and 'The Young Victoria', but since playing the ghoulish baddie in 'The Da Vinci Code' in 2006, he's developed a lucrative sideline in horror films.

This dark fantasy is based on a Korean comic and set in an alternate world where humankind and vampires have been at war for centuries. Mr Bettany is one of a select band of warrior priests who once defended mankind from extinction in a battle to the death with the vampires.

That war is officially over, and the vampires have been corralled on reservations, but when Bettany's niece Lucy is taken by a band of bloodsuckers, he must defy the express orders of the church as he sets out to save her.

Charade (1963)


UTV, 12.40pm

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in Stanley Donen's playful 1960s thriller about a young wife who doesn't know who to trust when she returns to her home in Paris to find that her husband has apparently been murdered. Walter Mathau co-stars.

Made in Dagenham (2010)


BBC2, 9.15pm

Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and Rosamund Pike star in this drama based on the true story of a group of female workers at the Ford car plant in Dagenham, Essex in the late 1960s who went on strike for equal pay. With Richard Schiff.

The World According to Garp (1982)


TG4, 10.40pm

Robin Williams leads a strong cast in this fine adaptation of John Irving's bestselling comic novel about a headstrong nurse who becomes pregnant by a comatose hospital patient in order to raise the child in her own distinctive style. Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt and Jessica Tandy co-star, and George Roy Hill directs.

Bloody Sunday (2002)


UTV, 10.50pm

Paul Greengrass's gripping re-enactment of the events of January 30th, 1972 stars James Nesbitt as Ivan Cooper, the civil rights campaigner who led a peaceful march through Derry that ended in carnage when British soldiers opened fire on demonstrators. With Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan and Tim Pigott-Smith.

28 Weeks Later (2007)


Channel 4, 11.45pm

As the US Army declares victory in their attempt to wipe out a terrible virus that provokes a murderous rage in its victims, a new carrier of the disease appears in London. Sequel to Danny Boyle's 2002 sci-fi hit '28 Days Later'. With Robert Carlyle.

Irish Independent