Dennis the Menace

(HBO, Friday, 5 p.m.)

Five-year-old Dennis Mitchell lives with his parents and his neighbour is the grumpy George Wilson (Walter Matthau). Dennis is out of school for the summer and with his parents working, he is always up to some trouble or the other.

Unable to find a babysitter tough enough to take care of Dennis, his parents ask George and Martha Wilson to pitch in. And then starts the fun… Also stars Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson.

A Bridge Too Far

(MGM Movies, Sunday, 4.30 p.m.)

In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launch Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich’s war plants.

But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty Intelligence, bad luck and worse weather leads to disaster beyond the Allies’ darkest fears. Stars Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Edward Fox.

The French Lieutenant's Woman

(MGM Movies, Monday, 6.45 p.m.)

The movie is based on the story of a 19th century Englishwoman named Sara (Meryl Streep), who is ruined by an affair with a French Lieutenant. Out of it, she rushes headlong into another affair with the highly principled young Charles (Jeremy Irons).

Impromptu

(MGM Movies, Wednesday, 7 p.m.)

George Sands was perhaps the most celebrated novelist of the early 19th century. Frederic Chopin was among the greatest musicians of his age – a prodigy who rapidly gained a legendary reputation all over Europe as both a pianist and a composer.

This film is a comic and tender tale of how George Sands and Chopin met.

Judy Davis and Hugh Grant play the lead roles.