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RTE Have Announced They're Airing More Classic Movies, Including 'War Of The Buttons'

RTE Have Announced They're Airing More Classic Movies, Including 'War Of The Buttons'

RTE have announced that they're beefing up their weekend schedules to include more classic movies.

Starting this weekend, the state broadcaster have introduced additional matinee movie slots to keep us all entertained.

This weekend, World War II epic Battle of Britain starring Michael Caine is first up on Saturday, with 1960s drama Mutiny on the Bounty going down on the Sunday.

The Easter weekend is when the classics truly start to roll in, all being shown on RTE One.

On Easter Saturday is the turn on Irish classic War of the Buttons. The comedy drama stars Liam Cunningham and Colm Meaney and is based on a 1912 French novel by Louis Pergaud.

On Easter Sunday, there's a classic duo of films, with the all-timer Casablanca and the aptly-titled Easter Parade starring Judy Garland.


Another Oscar-winning movie turns up on Easter Monday, with the great Doris Day starring in Calamity Jane.

For the weeks thereafter, RTE are also promising more movies that can satiate the demand of the people. The likes of Mrs. DoubtfireZookeepers Wife, Jane Austen's Sense and SensibilityOnly You Jewel in the Nile, Spartacus and The Vikings are all set to be shown on RTE One.

Plus, if that's not enough, you can find the likes of Doctor Zhivago, Oliver!, Earthquake, North by Northwest, The Man Who Would be King, Towering Inferno and Magnificent Seven on RTE over the next couple of weeks as well.

There are some amount of classics in those listings, they'll have you entertained for hours!

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Sean Meehan

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