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The birth of an action icon is among the movies on TV tonight


Budget Day.


If you can tear yourself away from all of the economic excitement, there are movies on your television screen to consider.

Here's how it looks on Tuesday 12 October...

The Post – Film4 – 6.45pm

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep engage in worthy journalism.

Posse – Turner Classic Movies / TCM – 9pm

A group of soldiers turn the tables on a corrupt colonel and abscond with treasure only to find themselves facing deadly consequences. Mario Van Peebles, Billy Zane and Stephen Baldwin star in this '90s revisionist western.

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory – ITV4 – 9pm


Terrorists take over a train that Steven Seagal happens to be on. Bad news for them.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Film4 – 9pm

Nobody likes this one, do they?

The Amazing Spider-Man – Sky Showcase – 9.45pm

Andrew Garfield gives the friendly neighbourhood superhero thing a go.


Rush Hour – ITV4 – 11.05pm

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan team up to bicker with one another and fight crime.

Mad Max – TCM – 11.25pm

Our main pick this evening.


In a dystopian future, police officer Max Rockatansky struggles to uphold the law.

Mel Gibson's first outing as the gruff anti-hero that Tom Hardy would eventually inherit.

12 Years a Slave – Film4 – 11.25pm

Chiwetel Ejiofor commands your attention in Steve McQueen's harrowing, unflinching slavery drama.


North by Northwest – TCM – 1.20am

A classic film noir if you happen to still be awake.