New series 1/6. Writer Michael Smith investigates national identity by travelling around England in search of a modern definition for the elusive concept. See page 80.
New. Documentary, part of the Storyville strand, following the American political satirist over two years, as faces his critics.
Examining why British sci-fi films often develop a cult following but make little impact at the box office.
1/6. The history of cult TV shows, beginning with the drama about an Edwardian man in 60s London. Why did the lead (Gerald Harper ) burst into tears on the first day of filming?
Marc Isaacs's eye-opening Storyville film explores the life of a Jewish antiques dealer from a small English seaside town who believes it is his Biblical birthright to take as many wives as he chooses.
1/3. Classic British animation, from
Nick Park 's Creature Comforts to the cult 1970s public-information films starring Charley the cat.
Wicker Man: Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and director Robin Hardy discuss the cult British horror film.
More on Monday at 11.35pm
The Wicker Man:
Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward discuss the cult British horror film
King Kong broke box office records, apes have been big business. Time
Shift takes a wry look at a neglected genre, from Tarzan and Planet of the Apes to B-movies and cult films, like
Bedtime with Bonzo.
Christopher Lee ,
Edward Woodward , Ingrid Pitt and director Robin Hardy discuss the cult British horror film with Kirsty Wark.
r Being frozen offers a second life - or so claim proponents of cryonics. Storyville takes a look at the,ultimate science-fiction fantasy.
Brian Cooke's acclaimed play of the cult 60s radio show that sent up the British establishment.
COMEDY Round the Horne... Revisited 9.10pm BBC4
Round the Horne is undoubtedly the most quotable and quoted radio show in history. From "Hello, my name's Julian, this is my friend Sandy" to Rambling Syd Rumpo "nadgering his artefacts", it's an absolute feast for anyone who loves clever comedy, but who above all loves words.
Though fans might yearn to see the real thing with more archive clips than there are here, this straightforward film of the West End hit Round the Horne ... Revisited will do quite nicely. The actors are spookily accurate in their re-creations of the fabulous cast of Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden, though there are a few pointless forays into the outside world when the action leaves the stage.
And it will doubtless prompt any fan to think of their favourite ever line from the series. Mine's from the outrageously camp Julian, a practitioner of Bona Law, who tells Kenneth Horne in all innocence: "We've got a criminal practice that takes up most of our time." I don't know how they got away with it. (Alison Graham)
An interview with the cult film director, whose latest work, Kill Bill: Volume 1, came out last October.
Frida Kahlo is now considered one of the most successful of Latin American artists but, when she died in 1954, she was virtually unknown. This profile coincides with the release of a feature film based on her life.
Former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife enveloped their country in a bizarre and exotic personality cult. Despite Romania's terrible poverty, Ceausescu tried to delude his countrymen into believing they lived in a modern-day Utopia. This film recalls his 25-year reign.
A series of three films in the strand. Ends 9.00.
19.00 THE CANNABIS YEARS An in-depth examination of how the debate surrounding cannabis has evolved over the past 50 years.
19.40 REEFER MADNESS An abridged version of the cult US propaganda film.
20.15 WHICKER'S WORLD - THE LOVE GENERATION In an extract from the 1960s, Alan Whicker visits San Francisco.
Documentary recounting the life of Brigid Berlin, daughter of the chairman of the Hearst Corporation, who achieved cult status after appearing nude in photographs and Andy Warhol films.
Brigid Berlin had a comfortable uptown upbringing that her mother hoped would end in her becoming a respectable socialite. Instead, she found cult recognition as an acolyte of Andy Warhol, appearing nude in many photographs and Warhol films. Vincent Fremont and Shelly Dunn Fremont's film shows how, at 60, the outrageous star's life now revolves around her twin obsessions of slimming and housekeeping.