Tom Hardy's head-biting maniac is among the movies on TV tonight 1 year ago

Tom Hardy's head-biting maniac is among the movies on TV tonight


It's Thursday.


No, we weren't sure what day it was, either.

One thing we can be certain about, however, is the handful of movies on the box tonight.

Let's see how it looks on Thursday, 6 January...

Goodbye Christopher Robin – Film4 – 6.50pm


Hello forgettable movie.

Live and Let Die – ITV4 – 8pm

Although undeniably problematic even by the standards of the time in which it was filmed, this is nonetheless one of Roger Moore's stronger outings as James Bond.

Sherlock Holmes – Sky Showcase – 9pm


Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law step into the shoes of Holmes and Watson in Guy Ritchie's enjoyable knock-a-round take on the iconic literary detective.

Venom – Film4 – 9pm

Our main pick this evening requires little introduction.

Tom Hardy goes from crusading journalist to parasitic head-chomping alien, as you do.


Robin Hood – Turner Classic Movies – 10pm

The story goes that the original script for this focused on the villainous sheriff of Nottingham as the lead protagonist, only for Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe to decide nah, let's just do another Robin Hood movie instead.

The result is suitably shoulder-shrugging. Crowe is fine in the role but it's a generic enough adventure.

In the Heart of the Sea – BBC One – 10.35pm

A ship crew faces a terrifying struggle when their vessel is attacked by gigantic whale.


Ron Howard's film is considered a box office bomb, though it does boast Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland among its seafaring cast.

Blue Streak – ITV4 – 10.35pm

Wacky police-themed comedy with Martin Lawrence.

Raging Bull – Film4 – 11.10pm

Robert De Niro packs a punch as boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's revered drama.

Unforgiven – Turner Classic Movies – 1am

It may be a new year but that won't stop the TCM team programming Clint Eastwood's stunning western.

Croupier – Film4 – 1.50am

Late '90s thriller that led many to vouch for Clive Owen as a potential Bond.