Cinderella, Paddington 2 and Sully will all air on BBC One over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Cinderella is the magical Disney live-action version of the classic fairy tale, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Sweet young Ella is suddenly the servant in her own home, put upon by her scheming stepmother and selfish stepsisters. A chance encounter with charming Kit, apparently an apprentice at the palace, makes Ella interested in going to a grand ball there, but her ‘family’ refuse to let her. Catch it 4.30pm on Saturday 29 August.
Tom Hanks stars in the drama Sully, which was released in 2016. On 15th of January 2009, Captain Chesley Sullengerger becomes an international hero when his experience and professionalism brings to safety the 155 passengers aboard flight 1549 after an unprecedented bird strike knocks out both engines soon after take off from La Guardia Airport. Distracted by a blaze of publicity, he and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles face an official aviation investigation into the miraculous landing, and doubts are raised by computer evidence and simulations that suggest he should have taken a less drastic course of action.
Sully will air at 8.30pm on Saturday 29 August.
On Sunday 30 August, at 10.30pm BBC One will air The Accountant, which stars Ben Affleck. A maths savants who works as an accountant for organised criminals takes on a seemingly legitimate client, but what he uncovers makes him a marked man.
Paddington 2 airs on Bank Holiday Monday at 6.25pm. Paddington finds the perfect gift for Aunt Lucy’s birthday, but when the gift is stolen he becomes the prime suspect, and it is up to the Browns to prove his innocence.
BBC One’s tv highlights will include the return of Strike, a special ‘Planet Earth’ episode and a Countryfile Mary Berry special.