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