A review of current trends and past influences in the cinema. TONY bilbow discusses the cult of the Western with CHARLES CHILTON and director MICHAEL WINNER, and features GEORGE ROY HILL'S Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring PAUL NEWMAN and ROBERT REDFORD.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST
Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed. 7 30 pm)
TONY BILBOW examines the cult of the Protest Film and together with some students looks at the latest one - The Strawberry Statement
Written by LYN FAIRHURST
Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed, 7.30 pm)
Disco fever is the music explosion of the 70s - the record charts are full of disco music, two disco films are being shot in Britain, disco magazines are on the market, and the cult has its own language with sucJi expressions as * boogie '. ' hustle ' and ' funky '.
Paul Gambaccini investigates the British scene, ranging from sophisticated, plush clubs to the High Street dance floors, talks to disc jockeys, record promoters and dancers.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Disco fever is the music explosion of the 70s - the record charts are full of disco music, two disco films are being shot in Britain, disco magazines are on the market, and the cult has its own language with such expressions as ' boogie ', ' hustle ' and ' funky .
Paul Gambaccini investigates the British scene, ranging from sophisticated, plush clubs to the high street dance floors; talks to disc jockeys, record promoters and dancers.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Postponed from 28 March)
Shazam! Not Just Kids'Stuff To George Orwell they were
'penny dreadfuls', offering little beyond 'bully worship and the cult of violence'. How have comic books and cartoon characters endured to become so inextricably intertwined with British culture, language and art? And why should they provide such a fertile ground of imagery and inspiration for poets, novelists and film-makers?
Jeffry Richards reports. Producer WILL CANTOPHER (Re-broadcast next Monday)
Shazam! Not Just Kids' Stuff To George Orwell they were
'penny dreadfuls', offering little beyond 'bully worship and the cult of violence'. Yet how have comic books and cartoon characters endured to become so inextricably intertwined with the nation's culture, language and art? And why should they provide such a fertile ground of imagery and inspiration for poets, novelists and film-makers?
Jeffery Richards reports. Producer WILL CANTOPHER (R)
That Hideous Strength by c. S. LEWIS dramatised in four parts by STEPHEN MALLATRATT. With and 1: The Fellows of a quiet English college are jubilant at attracting a prestigious new national institute to their sleepy university town. But why is the institute so determined to buy the site of the college's ancient well?
Music composed and performed by vie GAMMON.
Directed by NIGEL BRYANT BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome by DIRK MAGGS and SIMON BULLIVANT. The Batman is dead. Police Commissioner Gordon makes a desperate journey through the background of Gotham City's famous vigilante to unmask his killer and to solve the mystery of the occupant of Wayne Manor. Starring and Featuring
Batman created by BOB KANE Based on characters and situations published by DC COMICS INC
Producer DIRK MAGGS
The cult hit of the 70s, The Rocky Horror Show, is back; film-maker John Waters revisits the 50s; and Irish novelist
Dermot Bolger paints a tough picture of life in Belfast. Presenter Paul Vaughan. Producer Lesley McAlpine. Stereo
Mark Steyn discusses the week's films, including the new release by cult Spanish director
Pedro Almodovar ; and there are reviews of new albums by the Pet Shop Boys, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
Paul Bowles is the author of The
Sheltering Sky, the cult novel of life and death in the Sahara, filmed recently by Bernardo Bertolucci. Now 83, Bowles has been living in Tangiers since the 1940s. His sometimes unflattering views of the city - once described as "a sink-hole of iniquity" - kick off the new series of Grand Tour. Producer Martin Buckley
Quentin Cooper sees the latest films starring Dustin Hoffman and Gerard Depardieu , plus the latest from cult director Richard Linklater.
Producer Julian May. Revised rpt 9.30pm
Paul Vaughan reads a new novel from cult author Laurence Norfolk and a biography of the film director Lindsay Anderson.
Producer Jerome Weatheraid. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
Tim Marlow reviews the film version of Martin Sherman 's harrowing play Bent, starring Clive Owen ,
Lothaire Bluteau and Ian McKellen. Plus a look at the cult film Good Will Hunting. Producer Stephen Hughes Revised repeat at 9.30pm
Russell Davies presents Radio 4's programme about films and film-going. In this edition: the customised B-movie; a location report on the new would-be cult horror Killer Tongue; how
Ken Russell got the cinematic fright of his life; and Ian Peacock on cinema names. Producer Mark Burman. Editor Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm
Andrew Collins talks to director Robin Hardy , whose film The Wicker Man became a cult classic. Producer Stephen Hughes
In a tall, thin house by the sea, a tall, not-so-thin man makes an important discovery. Oliver Postgate, creator of The Clangers and Bagpuss, has found the "Lost Noggins" seven scripts of the cult animated series Noggin the Nog that were missing for 40 years and have never been filmed. What are their chances now? His attempts to find an outlet for these scripts in the harsh world of children's programming provide a sensitive portrait of a national treasure. Producer Jane Ray
READER OFFER: The complete set of 12 stories. The Sagas of Noggin the Nog, reproduced as individual hardback facsimile editions in a beautifully designed presentation box are available from the RT Shop for Â£55.00. The first 50 orders will receive a signed and numbered limited edition print of Peter Firmin 's artwork. To order call the credit card order line on [number removed] (national rate). Nogstaigia: page 34
Anita and Me, Meera Syal 's autobiographical novel set in a Midlands mining village in the early 1970s, comes to the big screen this week. The main theme is the childhood experiences of a young Asian girl as she comes to terms with living in two cultures -the temptation to rebel against her parents, the need to be accepted by her friends and the discovery of her own rich heritage. Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the film and discuss an exhibition about the cult of Lord Byron at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Producer Mohini Patel
In a tall, thin house by the sea, a tall, not-so-thin man makes an important discovery: seven scripts of the animated cult children's series Noggin the Nog that have never been filmed. What are their chances now? A sensitive portrait of Oliver Postgate, creator of such children's TV classics as Noggin the Nog, The Clangers and Bagpuss, with contributions from his son, Daniel, co-creator Peter Firmin and Aardman Animations' Nick Park. Producer Jane Ray
By Christopher Matthew. Nigel Breezer 's trip to a film premiere in a courtesy limo gives him the opportunity to pass on the benefit of an insider's view of the famous and not-so-famous, as well as a few tricks of his trade as a plumber.
Director Toby Swift