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The Film Programme

The Lost Star of The Fallen Idol, Andy Serkis on his film studio

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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Francine Stock talks to Bobby Henrey, the child star of one of the masterpieces of British cinema, Carol Reed's Fallen Idol. Show more


Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Henrey
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Serkis
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Cavendish
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Satirical comedy in which historical figure Winston Churchill (Christian Slater) is portrayed as a no-nonsense American GI, flown to Europe to thwart Hitler and save the monarchy.


Princess Elizabeth Windsor:
Neve Campbell
Winston Churchill:
Christian Slater
Lord W'ruff:
Leslie Phillips
Denzil Eisenhower:
Romany Malco
Adolf Hitler:
Antony Sher
Jimmy Charoo:
Mackenzie Crook
Tony Blair:
Jon Culshaw
King George VI:
Harry Enfield
Rik Mayall
Dixie Linder


Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Drama with Albert Finney and Brenda Fricker. A gay bus conductor in 1960s Dublin meets opposition when he decides to stage a production of Oscar Wilde's banned drama Salome. Show more


Alfie Byrne:
Albert Finney
Lily Byrne:
Brenda Fricker
Ivor Carney:
Michael Gambon
Adele Rice:
Tara Fitzgerald
Robbie Fay:
Rufus Sewell
Inspector Carson:
Patrick Malahide
Christy Ward:
David Kelly
Father Ignatius Kenny:
Mick Lally
Mrs Crowe:
Joan OHara
Ernie Lally:
Joe Pilkington
Joe Savino
Mrs Rock:
Eileen Reid



Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Adventure recounting the romantic escapades of Viscount Jacques St Ives, a French officer captured during the Napoleonic Wars and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Scotland. Show more


Captain Jacques St Ives:
Jean-Marc Barr
Miss Gilchrist:
Miranda Richardson
Major Chevening:
Richard E. Grant
Tim Dutton
Cecile Pallas
Barney Craig
Harry Hook