TCM Channel: What to watch – New in July and August

TCM and TCM HD are extra entertainment channels available on BT TV.

Last updated: 10 July 2019 - 5.14pm

TCM broadcasts a wide range of film favourites from its extensive collection. Hollywood greats starring Bette Davis sit alongside contemporary and cult classics.

It celebrates landmark films of all genres from across the decades including Midnight Cowboy, Boogie Nights and Apocalypse Now. From James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor to Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, the channel is packed with iconic actors.

Channel Name: TCM

Channel Number: 512

HD Channel Number: 536

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Best of TCM in July


(Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho)

Don’t miss the TCM Essential Collection this summer with classics such as Psycho, Goodfellas, Pale Rider, Unforgiven & Outbreak airing on Monday nights.

New to TCM this month is Alfed Hitchcock’s psychological horror Psycho starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Action Wednesdays will have you on the edge of your seat with thrilling classics such as The Glimmer Man, Ransom, The Fugitive, Hard to Kill and Mel Gibson in the classic revenge crime drama Payback.

Friday Film Club has a raft of new titles including Alfred Hitchcock’s The Rope, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Big Sleep. Bring in the weekend in style with Film Club every Friday afternoon.

July is also Western Season, which means it’s time to saddle up for adventures with James Stewart, who plays Sheriff Jonny Cobb in Firecreek. On Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm, tune in for Weekend Classic Westerns, such as This Savage Land, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid and The Wild and the Innocent.

Best of TCM in August

Dirty Harry

(Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry)

August is Dirty Harry Season on TCM, which means every Monday there is a different Clint Eastwood classic.
Don’t miss Police Inspector Harry Callahan’s tough and streetwise cop in action in Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool, on Mondays at 9pm.

Friday Film Club highlights in August include Alfed Hitchcock’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths thriller Strangers on a Train, in which Guy Haines (Farley Granger) strikes up a conversation with stranger Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) and the pair set in motion a deadly plan to ”swap murders”. Other Friday Film Club highlights include The Big Sleep, Dracula (1931) and The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid.

On Action Wednesdays there is even more Clint Eastwood with political thriller Absolute Power, along with Exit Wounds, Out for Justice and War.

The TCM Essential Collection this month includes Coen Brothers classic The Big Lebowski, A Perfect Murder, Stigmata and Three Kings.

Don’t miss the Weekend Classic Westerns at 3pm on Sundays and Saturdays including Horizons West, in which Dan Hammond (Robert Ryan) and Neil Hammond (Rock Hudson) play two brothers who follow very different paths upon their return from the Civil War.

Also new to TCM Westerns is King of the Wild Stallions, Gunman’s Walk, The Appaloosa, Gunpoint, Apache Drums and Star in the Dust. These two films are joined by returning favourites Springfield Rifle and The Left-Handed Gun.

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