The best films on TV: Sunday, 26 April

Film still of actor John Hurt wearing a cloth sack over his head, in a scene from the film 'The Elephant Man', 1980. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)

Powerhouse performances from France, emotively inclusive family drama, kids’ comedy and shocking true tales as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Sunday 26 April.

The forty year forging of misunderstood moustached military master is explored and examined in epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 12:00pm BBC Two HD

Raised as royal brothers, siblings' close bond breaks as one realises his true origins and must lead his people to freedom in biblical musical The Prince of Egypt 2:00pm Sky 1

Decidedly average 80s kid becomes boastful hirsute hero in van surfing, Boof-mauling, basket-balling, confidence drunk gem Teen Wolf 2:20pm Channel 4

Encouraged by struggling and starving family, Lancashire lass shares herself with unscrupulous bookie at cost of ruined reputation Love on the Dole 4:00pm Talking Pictures TV

In inescapable orbit of facially disfigured boy, friends and family find their lives and hearts uplifted as he self-actualises in deeply affecting, masterfully emotive Wonder 4:25pm Film 4

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Backpacking douche discovers monster's retreat, woos Dracula's daughter and throws party in Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 4:55pm ITV2

Tortuga bros exuberantly battle ninja clan and mucousy Krang in truck-nun-chuk-ing fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 5:20pm Channel 4

Helicopter piloting, face punching, tsunami sailing emergency responder abandons all his duties to rescue wife and daughter from cataclysmic earthquake San Andreas 6:45pm ITV2

Under charismatic spell of dreamy boy-friend's charm, woman struggles to come to terms with his monstrous crimes in unnerving true story Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile 9:00pm Sky Atlantic

Fully formed, detailed characters of all ranks face fear & duty in- tense, relentless & unnerving German masterpiece Das Boot 9:00pm Sony Movies Action

Anthony Hopkins rescues afflicted man from freak show in David Lynch's deformed study of compassion and humanity The Elephant Man 10:30pm BBC One

Newlyweds splinter into suspicion and secrecy as Rose Leslie sleepwalks towards enigmatic psychosis in character led curio Honeymoon 11:00pm Horror Channel

Closeted maths prodigy navigates murky cause and consequence of cryptography in remarkable tragic true story The Imitation Game 11:00pm Channel 4

Anonymously hunted hyper-macho corrupt feds falls apart in Arnie's body mulching, room clearing, ballistic badassery  Sabotage 11:05pm Film 4

As her marriage fails, grieving philosophy professor find unexpected sense of freedom as her life begins anew in note perfect, powerhouse drama Things to Come 1:10am Channel 4

Under sweltering summer's heel, strong willed women reunite, exacerbate family feud and reach catharsis in insightful character study August: Osage County 1:15am Film 4

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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