This June, World Movies is showcasing five of the grittiest British crime films from the past decade over five dangerous nights, including a marathon of all five films over the Queen’s birthday long weekend.
Monday 1 June 9.30pm
This Is England (United Kingdom, 2006) – World Movies Channel Premiere
After his father is killed fighting in the Falklands War, a 12-year-old boy named Shaun falls in with a gang of young skinheads. Still angry and in pain, Shaun becomes susceptible to carrying out the group’s hateful agenda
Tuesday 2 June 9.30pm
Honour (United Kingdom, 2014) – Australian Television Premiere
After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona, a young British Muslim girl, is forced to go on the run. Desperate to save face, her family enlist the services of a bounty hunter to track her down.
Wednesday 3 June 9.30pm
Bronson (United Kingdsom, 2008) – World Movies Channel Premiere
Based on a true story, a young man sentenced to 7 years jail for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
Thursday 4 June 9.30pm
The Liability (United Kingdom, 2012) – Australian Television Premiere
When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day’s driving for his mum’s gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of ageing hit man Roy.
Friday 5 June 9.30pm
Harry Brown (United Kingdom, 2009) – World Movies Channel Premiere
When a crew of drug-dealing gang members takes the life of his only friend, a retired Marine and widower decides to take the law into his own hands – but his old-school training might be overmatched. Stars Michael Caine.
Sunday 7 June from 6.00pm
Brit Grit MARATHON
Missed out of any of these gritty films across the week? Never fear – all five films will be playing on World Movies from 6.00pm.