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Free Thinking

Churchill, Pocahontas, The Idiot

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Alex von Tunzelmann on writing the new film Churchill. Plus the Ministry of Information, the legacy of Pocahontas and Elif Batuman on the Turkish language and Dostoevsky. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Alex von Tunzelmann
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bannister
Interviewed Guest:
Nandini Das
Interviewed Guest:
Stephanie Pratt
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Batuman

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Episode 3: Dictators and Despots

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Olusoga examines fifty years of BBC documentary archives to try and discover why dictators can have such a powerful appeal and asks if our fascination has fed their power. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Participant:
Jan Plamper
Participant:
Joanna Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Writer:
Andy Webb
Production Company:
360 Production

The Film Programme

Kevin Spacey, Fruitvale Station, green film-making, bio-pics

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kevin Spacey; Ryan Coogler, the director of the award-winning Fruitvale Station; how the film industry is going green; a short of history of the movie star bio-pic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Spacey
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Coogler
Interviewed Guest:
Alex von Tunzelmann

The Film Programme

Nick Broomfield on Whitney Houston

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Cinema magazine programme. Francine Stock reports from the Sheffield Documentary Festival, where Nick Broomfield is premiering Whitney: Can I Be Me? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Broomfield
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Gauntlett
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Grieco
Interviewed Guest:
Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Interviewed Guest:
Saeed Farouky
Interviewed Guest:
Alex von Tunzelmann

Front Row

The Biblical Epic

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang presents a Good Friday special edition, looking at the history and current fascination with the biblical epic on film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Darren Aronofsky
Interviewed Guest:
Roma Downey
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Stanford
Interviewed Guest:
Ali Jaafar
Interviewed Guest:
Alex von Tunzelmann
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Powell
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Palin
Producer:
Craig Smith