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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 6 May 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Lawrence of Arabia, 10.54am, Turner Classic Movies. Watch this if you liked The Bridge on the River Kwai, 12 Angry Men or Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. David Lean’s masterpiece tells the largely true tale of the Englishman who meddled in the Middle East in World War I, trying to bring Arab tribes together (towards His Majesty’s advantage). Though the real life TE Lawrence’s brother declared he should not have recognized his own brother from the screen version, Peter O’Toole’s Oscar-winning portrayal of the harrowing change in Lawrence from lighthearted dilettante to burdened war veteran remains the meat of the film, with lots of hefty potatoes supplied in

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