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About Time: Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy; Great Beauty: Paolo Sorrentino; Neil Brand; Toronto Film Festival

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Richard Curtis, the writer-director of Love Actually, is back with About Time, a time travel rom-com about life, love and avoiding regrets. Francine Stock talks to Richard, along with Bill Nighy who plays a time-travelling father passing on his gift to his son.

As the autumn film festival season gets underway, Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival, brings us the highlights among the world premieres and gives his tips for the awards season.

Director Paolo Sorrentino discusses the dangers of beauty and distraction, themes of his new film The Great Beauty, which portrays Rome through the eyes of an ageing writer, mourning his youth.

And composer Neil Brand gives us a preview of his new BBC Four series, Sound of Cinema, which explores film scores and found music as used in films by the great directors, from Alfred Hitchcock to Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. Show less


Fiona Couper
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Curtis
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Bill Nighy
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Cameron Bailey
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Paolo Sorrentino
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Neil Brand
Francine Stock

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