CULTURE

Saturday 27/02

Martian Child Science-fiction writer David has been grieving ever since he lost his wife two years previously. When he meets orphaned boy Dennis, who insists he is from Mars and acts in strange ways, he decides to attempt a trial adoption. Can the two of them form a father-son relationship? Family drama directed by Menno Meyjes, starring John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo and Joan Cusack. (Star – 13.30) Little Voice An extremely shy young girl isolates herself after her father’s death and spends her evenings listening to his records, singing along to songs by Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey. One night, one of her mother’s boyfriends overhears her and sees his chance to make it big through the girl’s talent. Comedy drama directed by Mark Herman, starring Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine and Jim Broadbent. (ET1 – 21.00)