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BBC Two England


Two more cult movies are introduced by Alex Cox.
Rebel without a Cause
Classic drama starring
James Dean
Natalie Wood
Jim is a new kid in town with a lot to prove and parents who don't understand him.
Director Nicholas Ray (1955)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42
BBC Two England

Two Hundred Motels

An experimental film starring
Frank Zappa Ringo Starr
Frank Zappa 's revolutionary "rockumentary" features himself, the group Mothers of Invention and a host of other musical talents.
Director Frank Zappa (1971)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for £3.00. payable to BSS to
[address removed]
BBC Two England


The series of cult movies this week features a double bill of unusual westerns.
Introduced by Alex Cox.
DJango r Starring
Franco Nero
On the US/Mexican border just after the Civil War, Django, an ex-Union soldier who always tows a coffin behind him, becomes involved in a gang war between a group of Ku Klux Klansmen and a posse of Mexican bandits. This Grand Guignol spaghetti western has not been seen in the UK for more than 20 years.
Director Sergio Cortucci (1966)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37
BBC Two England

Grim Prairie Tales

First showing on network television for this horror western starring Brad Dourif James, Earl Jones.
Late at night in the desert, a rough bounty hunter meets up with an intellectual, nervous clerk travelling east to meet his wife. As they settle in around the camp fire this unlikely pair start to tell each other increasingly terrifying stories, including tales of a cowboy buried alive by Indians and a gunslinger haunted by one of his victims.
See Films: pages 31-37
Moviedrome Guide: send cheque/PO for £3.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed].
BBC Two England


A double bill of films by the cult director Sam Fuller , introduced by Alex Cox.
Run of the Arrow
Western starring Rod Steiger
Charles Bronson
An ex-confederate soldier, who refuses to accept the "death" of the South, escapes to the west and, after being subjected to a ritual endurance test, joins a Sioux Indian tribe. But he soon finds that he can fully accept neither the birth of the United States nor the Sioux ways.
(1957) Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 24-28
BBC Two England


Thriller starring James Best
Susan Cummings
An American soldier assigned to the peace-keeping force falls in love with a girl in occupied Germany at the end of the Second World War. He is forced to leave his job in order to marry her, but then he discovers her links with the Werewolves, a sinister organisation of Nazis.
(1959) B/w Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 24-28
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for£3.00, payable to BSS. to
[address removed]
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another cult movie.
The Long Riders
Western starring James Keach
David Carradine Keith Carradine Stacy Keach
In post-Civil War Missouri the James-Younger Gang are heroes to the local people.
When one of their number gets trigger-happy during a bank raid, the authorities are determined to hunt them down.
Four real-life sets of brothers play the famous outlaws in this western.
Director Walter Hill (1980)
SEE FILMS pages 30-34
Moviedrome series producer Nick Freand Jones
MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for £3.OO, payable to BSS, to
[address removed]
BBC Two England


Introduced by Alex Cox.
The Big Combo
Crime drama.
A police lieutenant gets help in arresting a vicious gang leader from a very unexpected source - the hoodlum's beautiful girlfriend. A rare film noir from Joseph H Lewis , director of Gun Crazy. With Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte , Brian Donlevy , Jean Wallace and LeeVanCleef.
SEE FILMS pages 25-31
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


Introduced by Alex Cox.
Face to Face
Sergio Sollima 's rarely seen allegorical western is shown here in its wide-screen format.
Brad Fletcher leaves his job as a history teacher and travels to the lawless south-west where he meets with bandit leader
"Beauregard" Bennett. An unlikely and violent partnership ensues. An Italian film with English dialogue.
With Gian Maria Volonte , Tomas Milian and William Berger.
(1967) Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 25-30
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


Introduced by Alex Cox.
Spaghetti western starring Lou Castel A young man searching for his sister stumbles across the secret of his dead father.
With Mark Damon , Barbara Frey and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Director Carlo Lizzani (1968)
SEE FILMS pages 41-46
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Introduced by Alex Cox.
Black comedy starring Carmen Maura
The story of an unusual working-class family from Spain, all of whom are involved in strange practices. Gloria has taken to drugs, her husband is involved with forged Hitler letters, one son sells drugs and the other sells himself. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar (1984)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Carrie

Alex Cox introduces the last in the cult film series.
Horror movie starring Sissy Spacek, John Travolta
Teenager Carrie is hated by her schoolmates who make her life a misery with their taunting and teasing. But unbeknown to them, she has special powers. (1976)
BBC Two England

Kennedy Night

An evening of programmes to mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President
John F Kennedy on 22 November 1963. Together they aim to give a sense of why his death mattered to people.
8.20 Dear Jackie
More than two million people from around the world, shocked by the assassination of the president, wrote tojackie Kennedy. The letters, unread for 30 years, form a snapshot of the nation in mourning. A
Harvard student remembers the night John F Kennedy was elected; a salesman was inspired to run for local office; a schoolgirl describes her visit to the Oval
Office; a Dallas housewife recalls seeing the motorcade on that last fateful day. Producer Helen Bettinson
Executive producer Laurence Rees
How the world mourned with Mrs Kennedy
8.50 JFK: a Personal
Memory by Gore Vidal In a specially recorded television talk, controversial author and screenwriter Gore
Vidal, who shared a stepfather withjacqueline Kennedy, reflects onJFK's presidency.
Producer Anthony Lee
The Mysterious Career of Lee Harvey Oswald
Was Lee Harvey
Oswald a mentally disturbed gunman acting alone, as the report of the Warren Commission suggested? Was he one of two gunmen, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded? Or was he, as he claimed, an innocent fall guy?
This Timewatch investigative biography sifts through the mysteries of Oswald's life, from his troubled childhood and his
Marine service to his dramatic defection to the Soviet Union in 1959 and his return to the USA.
According to producer
William Cran , it aims "to enable the viewer to make the right decision about who was responsible for Kennedy's assassination", and presents newly unearthed evidence.
Editor Laurence Rees
Moviedrome Special
Alex Cox introduces a feature film concluding this special evening of programmes.
The Parallax View
A political thriller starring
Warren Beatty
A journalist is among the witnesses to a political assassination in Seattle. Three years later he discovers that many of those who saw the killing have died suspiciously. The film is being shown in its original CinemaScope ratio.
DirectorAlan J Pakula (1974)
BBC Two England


Alex Cox returns with another season of the cult film series, beginning with a science fiction double bill.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
The Andromeda Strain
Thriller, based on a novel by Michael Crichton , and starring Arthur Hill
David Wayne , James Olson When a satellite crash-lands in a remote desert town, a lethal extraterrestrial organism is released. Broadcast for the first time in its original widescreen ratio. With Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri. Director Robert Wise (1971)
12.45-2.05am Fiend without a Face
British-made monster horror.
A scientist working on the materialisation of thought unleashes a deadly force. With Kynaston Reeves, Terence
Kilburn, Marshall Thompson. Director Arthur Crabtree (1957)
FILM REVIEWS pages 46-50
BBC Two England


Cult films introduced by Alex Cox. Producer Nick Freand Jones
Talk Radio
Drama based on the true story of Alan Berg , starring Eric Bogosian Alec Baldwin , Ellen Greene A controversial late-night radio phone-in show host becomes the victim of sinister threats.
Director Oliver Stone (1988)
BBC Two England


Cult film series with Alex Cox. Producer Nick Freand Jones
Carnal Knowledge
Drama starring
Jack Nicholson
Art Garf unkel
The story follows two men from college days to middle age. In its original widescreen ratio for the first time on television.
Director Mike Nichols (
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces a double bill in the cult film series.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
Coogan's Bluff
Clint Eastwood
Lee J Cobb

Walt Coogan, a Deputy Sheriff from Arizona, arrives in New York to take a killer back to his own state. But he doesn't reckon on the bureaucratic tangles of the big city.
Director Don Siegel (1968) (Clint Eastwood also stars in Two Mules for Sister Sara on Friday at 10.35pm on BBC1)
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: The Harder They Come

Cult film series with Alex Cox.
Starring Jimmy Cliff
Ivan, a young Jamaican, leaves his country home for Kingston to break into the music business and finds himself drawn into a world of violence and corruption.
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-56
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Salvador

Cult film series with Alex Cox.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
Film drama starring James Woods, James Belushi
1980: a war photographer, his life in tatters, escapes to El Salvador only to find a civil war that is to change his life.
Director Oliver Stone (1986)
BBC Two England


Cult film series with Alex Cox.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
The People under the Stairs
First showing on network television for this horror starring
Brandon Adams
When 13-year-old "Fool" breaks into the house of the landlords who are about to evict his family he stumbles into a nightmare world - the world of the people under the stairs.
Director Wes Craven (1991)

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