06/04/2020
Derek Jarman's The Garden
With Antonia Quirke Antonia's recommendation for a film to watch while the cinemas are closed is The Garden by Derek Jarman. The garden itself and the adjacent cottage have just been saved for the nation after a successful campaign and Antonia recalls her pilgrimage to Dungeness on the 25th annive
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05/28/2020
British New Wave
With Francine Stock This week's lockdown choice is not a movie, but a whole movement, the British New Wave. Francine picks four kitchen sink classics - Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, A Taste Of Honey, The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner and Billy Liar - for listeners to watch this week.
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05/21/2020
Agnes Varda
With Antonia Quirke. This week The Film Programme recommends not just one lockdown movie, but a whole life-time's. The life and work of Agnes Varda, including masterpieces Cleo From 5 To 7, The Beaches Of Agnes and Faces, Places. We hear one of the last interviews Agnes gave in this country and fr
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05/18/2020
Terence Stamp
With Antonia Quirke. For this week's film club, Antonia recommends Terence Stamp's movies from the 1960s and hears from the man himself about celebrity, meeting his idols and why he left the film industry at the end of the decade. Adrian Smith from The Cult Film Club in Eastbourne tells us what ha
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05/11/2020
There Will Be Blood
With Antonia Quirke This week's recommendation for a film to watch in lockdown is There Will Be Blood. Antonia hears from director Paul Thomas Anderson, stars Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano and composer Jonny Greenwood. Neil Brand reveals the story behind the score for Flash Gordon and why one co
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05/04/2020
Raging Bull
With Francine Stock The Film Programme's recommendation for a film to watch in self isolation this week is Raging Bull. Editor Thelma Schoonmaker and director Martin Scorsese guide Francine through the making of a classic.
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04/27/2020
Women In Love
Antonia Quirke plunders the Film Programme archive and hears from the makers of Women In Love: Glenda Jackson, Ken Russell and cinematographer Billy Williams And there's another round of Pitch Battle, as Lizze Francke, Rowan Woods and Clare Binns give their verdict on Gavia Baker Whitelaw's pitch t
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04/23/2020
Night and the City
With Antonia Quirke As part of The Film Programme's guide to what to watch during self isolation, Antonia presents a special on the 1950 crime drama Night And The City. She plunders the Film Programme archives and hears from stars Richard Widmark, Herbert Lom, Googie Withers and director Jules Dass
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04/13/2020
I Am Spartacus
With Francine Stock. "I Am Spartacus" is one of the most famous lines in film history and Francine tells the backstory of that line and how involved the so-called Hollywood witch-hunt. She hears from actor Kerry Shale and historians Pamela Hutchinson and Colin Shindler.
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04/06/2020
Andrew Kotting
With Antonia Quirke. Before the national lockdown, Antonia went to Hastings to visit film-maker Andrew Kotting just as he discovered that cinemas were shutting down and his latest film The Whalebone Box would not see the light of a projector for the foreseeable future. But, like a number of new rel
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03/19/2020
19/03/2020
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world.
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03/12/2020
And Then We Danced
With Antonia Quirke In November 2019, far right protesters tried to stop the premiere of Georgia's first LGBTQ film And Then We Danced. They fought with riot police and attacked cinema-goers in Tiblisi. As the film is released in this country, its star Levan Gelbakhiani talks about what it was like
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03/05/2020
John Boorman
With Antonia Quirke. John Boorman looks back at a career that includes Deliverance, Hope And Glory and Point Blank. He reveals why he's still surprised that films get made, or at least finished, given that so much can go so wrong.
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02/27/2020
Justin Kurzel on Ned Kelly and Wake In Fright
With Francine Stock. Justin Kurzel, the director of True History Of The Kelly Gang, talks about the movie that has been a major influence on his film-making. Wake In Fright was made in 1971 and was in contention at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival that year. It was quickly forgotten, however,
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02/20/2020
Jessica Hausner; Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Her performance in Little Joe won Emily Beecham best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Also starring Ben Whishaw it is a scifi take on the dangers of genetic engineering in flowers. It's the first film in English for Austrian director Jessica Hausner and she reveals what inspired
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02/13/2020
Ken Russell's Dance of the Seven Veils
With Antonia Quirke Ken Russell's wife Lisi Tribble Russell explains why Dance Of The Seven Veils, his film about Richard Strauss, is finally going to be seen 50 years after it was banned. In a new series of Pitch Battle, Gaylene Gould pitches a remake of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes called Brothers P
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02/06/2020
Bong Joon-ho on Parasite
With Antonia Quirke. Director Bong Joon-ho talks about his Oscar winning Korean thriller Parasite, which has been a surprise hit in the United States. And he reveals the debt of gratitude his film owes to Alfred Hitchcock. Matthew Sweet finds out how he could get a dystopian science fiction novel
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01/30/2020
Seamus McGarvey on A Matter Of Life And Death
With Francine Stock. Award winning cinematographer Seamus McGarvey talks about the film that is a continuing influence on his work, A Matter Of Life And Death, and about his friendship with the movie's legendary director of photography, Jack Cardiff, who became his mentor.
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01/23/2020
The Lighthouse
With Antonia Quirke Director Robert Eggers and Willem Dafoe discuss one of the most unusual Hollywood movies of this year or any other. The tale of two drunken lighthouse-keepers, the film is already infamous for its love scene between man and mermaid. Director Marielle Heller reveals why many Bri
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01/20/2020
Joker
With Antonia Quirke. Todd Phillips explains how an impromptu pitch in the back of a limo led to the billion dollar blockbuster Joker. And he reveals how he dealt with the huge controversy about the film in the United States before the movie had even been released. Cinematographer Roger Deakins tak
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01/09/2020
The Man Who Invented British Cinema
With Antonia Quirke. Chemical engineer Robert Paul was an unlikely film pioneer. But after a chance encounter in his chemist's shop, he went on to invent revolutionary movie cameras and projectors, as well as direct Britain's first fiction film, and a war movie filmed on Muswell Hill golf course. A
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01/02/2020
Taika Waititi
With Antonia Quirke. Actor/director Taika Waititi talks about his World War II drama Jojo Rabbit and what it was like to direct a film dressed as Adolf Hitler. In the finale of Pitch Battle, Lizzie Francke of the BFI and development consultant Rowan Woods decide which of the final three pitches is
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12/26/2019
Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Local Hero
With Francine Stock. In another edition of Moving Image, writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce reveals the huge impact that the film Local Hero had on his family and his life. And receives a surprise phone call from someone who was intimately involved in the production.
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12/19/2019
Florence Pugh
With Antonia Quirke. Florence Pugh reveals why her characterisation of Amy in Little Women is so different from the numerous adaptations that have gone before, and why it's particularly ironic that a film about women not being recognised in American society was not recognised by the Golden Globe aw
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