Whether you’re a love-drunk couple or a hopeful (i.e. single) romantic, sometimes a night in is the only way to spend Valentine’s day. So if you fancy cuddling up in front of a loved-up film we have a few suggestion for you. And singletons, we’ve got your back. Enjoy the fact that you don’t have to negotiate what TV you’re watching and keep all the ice cream for yourself. Win-win.
In fact February is the month of love on Drama with some classic Jane Austen adaptations and a whole season of programmes dedicated to one of England’s most celebrated novelists, whose stories specialise in complicated relationships, early 19th-century social mores and more fluttering of eyelashes than you can shake a dowry at.
Sense and Sensibility
Sunday 12 February at 2:40pm
Sunday 19 February at 3pm
Sunday 26 February
Pride and Prejudice
Sunday 19 March
This Means War
Friday 10 February at 9pm
The slick, clean cut womaniser – the Tom Hardy that’s not often portrayed anymore. This Means Way follows two CIA agents unassumingly dating the same women and scrambling to bring the other one down. Reese Witherspoon unknowingly stands between the two, walking the fine line between fortune and affliction.
Every Which Way but Loose
Saturday 11 February at 4pm
Philo Beddoe (Eastwood) is a rough and tumble trucker, ladies man and bare knuckle boxer with two prized possessions in his life: a chevy pickup truck, and Clyde, his ill tempered orangutan who he confides his deepest and darkest secrets to. Follow Eastwood through the San Fernando Valley in search of a runaway country musician he can’t get out his head. Director James Fargo has already pipped Sex Trip’s director Anthony G Cohen for a remake nearly 40 years down the line.
Behind the Candelabra
Saturday 11 February at 10:35pm
Before Elvis, Elton, Madonna and Bieber, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist and flamboyant star of stage and television. Matt Damon plays the supreme showman in a tale of secrecy, tempestuous relationships and a story of the handsome stranger who won the heart of Liberace himself.
Monster in Law
Saturday 11 February at 5:05pm
Jane Fonda (Viola) serves up some mother-in-law mischief with Jennifer Lopez as her smitten daughter-in-law to be. Scared of losing her son, merciless Viola stops at nothing to tear the pair apart.
Maid in Manhattan
Sunday 12 February at 6:50pm
A modern day Cinderella tale. A struggling single poses as a socialite and wins the affection of the handsome heir to a political dynasty. Will he feel the same once her true identity is revealed? Can two people from very different worlds overcome their differences and live happily ever after?
Tuesday 14 February at 7:05pm
A very poignant look at love, heartbreak and agonising life decisions – tissues at the ready. When a British college student falls for her American classmate and defies her visa rules – the turmoils of love become all too real. Tortured with the agonising thought of seeing other people and shattering their all too real lovelock, Like Crazy is a beautiful illustration of how your first love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating.