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The Film Programme

John Landis talks with Francine Stock about his 1981 cult horror comedy An American Werewolf in London, re-released in cinemas this week.
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Film Programme

Two fans mark the centenary of Errol Flynn's birth by discussing which of his films they believe to be the best, and presenter Francine Stock studies cult movie The Pool of London. Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Film Programme

Actor Rosamund Pike tells Francine Stock about her role in Fugitive Pieces, an adaptation of the award-winning novel by Canadian writer Anne Michaels. Director Mike Hodges discusses the restoration of Lola Montes , Max Ophuls 's 1955 cult epic, which was heavily cut at the time of its original release. Producer Stephen Hughes Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: Peter Lorre v Peter Lorre

Towards the end of his career, film star Peter Lorre found himself at the centre of a strange legal case.
Incorporating verbatim extracts from the court transcripts, Michael Butt 's play wonders what was going through Lorre's troubled mind as he fought to protect his name.
Producer/Director Toby Swift
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Reunion

Sue MacGregor reunites the cast and director of the British cult movie Withnail and I. Actors Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown and writer and director Bruce Robinson are on the stage of the BFI. Richard Griffiths recorded an interview about his role as Uncle Monty. Producer Kevin Dawson Repeated on Friday at 9am
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Film Programme

Cult horror director George A Romero talks to Francine Stock about his career, including Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Creepshow. Producer Stephen Hughes
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Film Programme

Monte Hellman, director of cult film Two-Lane Blacktop, joins Francine Stock to talk about the existential 70s road movie starring James Taylor, which has just been released on DVD for the first time. He reflects on the picture's enduring and mythic appeal.
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Storyman with Andrew Clover

New series 1/6. John Waters. Andrew Clover , the Storyman, invites celebrities to improvise stories. In the intimacy of his puke-green apartment, cult director of Pink Flamingos, Cry Baby and Hairspray,
John Waters talks about his hopes, fantasies and fears before revealing he's scared of one thing: reincarnation. Ever puckish, Clover then begins a tale in which Waters has been reincarnated. Producer Gary Reich
BBC Radio 4 FM

Back Row

With the remake of The Stepford Wives just on release, Matthew Sweet looks at the original version, now nearly 25 years old, to determine why it has become a cult movie. And controversial French director Patrice Leconte talks about his latest film, Intimate Strangers. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
BBC Radio 4 FM

Reel Histories

3/4. The Exorcist. William Friedkin 's cult shocker outraged and disgusted in equal measure yet cinemagoers queued up enthusiastically to see if they could last the course. In his series on how
Hollywood reflects real life, Gerry Northam asks what the film had to do with the reality of exorcisms and how its success affected those authorised to cast
OUt demons. Producer John Byrne
BBC Radio 4 FM

Back Row

Actor/director Peter Mullan talks about his latest film, Kiss of Life, directed by Emily Young , in which he plays an aid worker in a remote corner of Bosnia who senses his wife is calling him home and begins a difficult journey across Europe. Also, the story of comic book cult writer Harvey Pecker is brought to life in American Splendor, a mix of documentary and fiction. Producer MohiniPatel
BBC Radio 4 FM

Beware the Stare!

John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos and its 1960 film version, The Village of the Damned, have spooked generations with the terrifying tale of alien invasion in middle England. Alan Dein returns to the fictional village of Midwich, in reality,
Letchmore Heath in Hertfordshire, to uncover the roots of the classic science-fiction novel and the making of a cult British film chiller. Producer Mark Burman
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: Madonna's Plumber

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
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lost Noggins

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
BBC Radio 4 FM

Saturday Review

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
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lost Noggins

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 £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
BBC Radio 4 FM

Back Row

Andrew Collins talks to director Robin Hardy , whose film The Wicker Man became a cult classic. Producer Stephen Hughes
BBC Radio 4 FM

Talking Pictures

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
BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

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
BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

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






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