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'Philomena' and 'Saving Mr Banks' are among the hit films recently added to the TalkTalk Box Office line-up.

The acclaimed movies are now available to TalkTalk TV viewers via a connected YouView box, should they wish to rent them.

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'Saving Mr Banks' is a biographical comedy-drama telling the story of how the P. L. Travers book 'Mary Poppins' was brought to the silver screen.

The film depicts Travers' (Emma Thompson) fortnight-long trip to Los Angeles in 1961, as Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) attempts to obtain the screen rights to her novels.

With a strong supporting cast - including Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman - adding weight to the 2013 picture, it was a major box office success.

'Philomena' - based upon the 2009 book 'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee' by Martin Sixsmith - is another critically-acclaimed movie from last year.

The film tells the true story of a mother's 50-year-long search for her son, whom she was forced to give up as a young, unmarried woman in 1950's Ireland.

Sixsmith - a British journalist - was hired to investigate what happened to the boy following his adoption, and later wrote a book detailing his findings.

'Philomena' was nominated in four categories at the 86th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Dame Judi Dench, Best Adapted Screenplay for Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, and Best Original Score.

So how do you go about watching 'Philomena' or 'Saving Mr Banks' on TalkTalk Box Office?

First of all, press the 'TalkTalk' button and then scroll along to the Film section in the TalkTalk Player bar.

Use the arrow buttons to select a movie and then press 'OK'; this will transfer you to the payment screen.

Select your preferred rental option - you can choose to rent the film for a one-off 24-hour or 48-hour period - and enter your TalkTalk PIN to complete the purchase.

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