Enjoy a double dose of the UK's finest this May.
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22 Apr 2015 - 4:27 PM  UPDATED 18 May 2015 - 9:58 AM

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Saturday May 2, 8:35pm
Watch now at SBS On Demand

UK, 1975
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
What's it about?
From the hilarious comedy troupe Monty Python, comes the story of King Arthur and his knights who embark on a low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles, including obnoxious French soldiers, a Three-Headed Giant and the dreaded Knights who say Ni.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), showing this Friday (Jan 19th) at 8:40pm on SBS


Harry Brown

Watch now at SBS On Demand

UK, 2009
Director: Daniel Barber
Starring: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Ben Drew
What's it about?
Watch Sir Michael Caine in one of his most powerful performances as badass Harry Brown, an elderly ex-marine living in a dingy English housing estate apartment. The escalating crime and violence has made him so frightened that he won’t even use the underpass near his home. Shortly after his wife dies, Harry's best friend is murdered, prompting Harry to seek revenge on the criminal lowlifes who have made his life hell. Ben Drew (also known as hip-hop artist Plan B), who plays young punk Noel Winters, went on to direct his own gritty film about council estate life Ill Manors in 2012.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch Harry Brown


The Queen

Saturday May 16, 8:40pm
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UK, 2006
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
What's it about?
See Helen Mirren in her Oscar-winning role as a monarch in the midst of an existential crisis. The leader of House of Windsor comes in for harsh criticism for not 'being there' for her subjects, in the aftermath of Princess Di's shock death. Stephen Frears' film takes us inside Windsor Castle in those crucial first few days, to find a Queen genuinely floored by the outpouring of public grief, and more than a little resentful of the expectation that she cave to tabloid baying and break with established protocol.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch The Queen
Feature: The Queen on Screen


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SBS On Demand: British collection
Celebrate the Queen's Birthday with these fine examples of British cinema available to watch anytime at SBS On Demand.