The best films on TV: Friday, 10 April

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<em>Annie</em>, <em>Krull</em>, <em>Raiders of the Lost Ark.</em>
Annie, Krull, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Feel-good musicals, Ealing Studios classic, unsurpassed action and taut 1970s thrills as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Friday, 10 April.

A neglected orphan begins marvellous adventure with enormous insect companions in Roald Dahl’s wondrous tale of friendship James And The Giant Peach 9am Sony Movie Channel

Two warring kingdoms unite to use Liam Neeson and a five bladed throwing star to fight off an alien invasion in 1980s sci-fantasy fun Krull 11am Horror Channel

A young girl discovers Its A Hard Knock Life when she stays with a warmonger and seeks out her lost parents in classic musical Annie 1pm Gold Channel

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Alec Guinness decides to steal three million pounds in gold from his employer in top Ealing comedy classic The Lavender Hill Mob 3:30pm BBC2

The Lavender Hill Mob, poster, Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, 1951. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)
The Lavender Hill Mob, poster, Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, 1951. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Woody Allen applies his neurotic prism to children’s animation as an individual breaks the system in inspiring kids's film fun Antz 3:35pm ITV2

Unlikely sheep-pig befriends animals, learns new shepherding skills, is inducted into secret society of friends and wins children’s hearts Babe 3:45pm Sky1

Booby trap-dodging, tomb-pillaging, swordsman-shooting, artefact-robbing, snake-burner achieves absolutely nothing in iconic adventure Raiders Of The Lost Ark 6:40pm BBC1

Apocalyptic lunatic and self-actualising fems fight fanatical clan convoy in unrelentingly insane explosive mayhem Mad Max: Fury Road 9pm ITV2

Pursued by sword wielding believer, space cowboys discover conspiracy to cancel Firefly two years too late in Joss Whedon's Serenity 9pm Horror Channel

Newly jobless Liam Neeson is railroaded into nefariously talkative locomotive murder mystery: axe-fighting fun The Commuter 9pm 5Star

Tenacious journalist dedicates decades to discovering cryptic killer's identity in David Fincher’s obsessive, atmospheric thriller Zodiac 10pm Sony Movie Channel

CoE poet and cosmological genius forge unconventional love in face of MND, fame and temptation in flawless dramatic gem The Theory Of Everything 10:15pm ITV 1

Cops & criminals unite to survive synth-scored, silenced sniper siege in John Carpenter’s unflinchingly brutal bullet bathed mêlée Assault On Precinct 13 1:25am Film4

Everything new on streaming in April:

Netflix UK: April’s new releases

Everything coming to Now TV in April

Amazon Prime Video UK: The biggest April releases

Everything coming to Disney+ in April

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