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BBC Two England

Made in Latin America

An eight-part series. 5: City Limits
Mexico City, the largest
Latin American city, is the melting pot for an astonishing variety of different forms of popular culture.
This film looks at how the cinema of the 40s transformed the Mexican Revolution into popular mythology. It goes behind the scenes of the massively popular soap operas, listens to songs of urban low life and visits old-style dance halls and mobile street discos. It also watches traditional festivals, ranging from the Day of the Dead to the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe, where religious objects and icons are subjected to endless, often satirical, variations.
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of classic cult films.
California Dolls starring
Peter Falk
Vicki Frederick
Laurene Landon
Harry, former English teacher and fan of Italian opera, now makes his living by managing two attractive women wrestlers - the California
Dolls, Iris and Molly. Times are hard as they tour the States in an old Cadillac, until an opportunity arises to tackle the fearsome Toledo Tigers in a championship bout in Las Vegas. But first, they have to learn a few new tricks.
This look at a bizarre side of the American Dream was the last film made by Robert Aldrich , director of Kiss Me Deadly and The Dirty Dozen.
Screenplay by MEL FROHMAN Produced by william ALDRICH Directed by ROBERT ALDRICH Television presentation by NICK JONES
0 FILMS: page 15
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of classic cult films. Tonight:
Stardust Memories starring
Woody Allen
Charlotte Rampling Jessica Harper Marie-Christine Barrault.
During a retrospective festival of his work at the Stardust hotel in up-state New York, film director
Sandy Bates finds himself mobbed by a horde of critics and fans, and haunted by memories of previous relationships. As the weekend progresses, the present becomes strangely confused with the past ...
Produced by JACK ROLLINS and CHARLES H. JOFFE Written and directed by WOODY ALLEN
Television presentation by NICK JONES
* PROFILE: page 19
BBC Two England

The Late Show: Batman Special

The last in the current series.
A documentary whirl around one of the favourite mythical heroes of modern times. The
Late Show traces Batman's history from pulp vigilante and Second World War patriot through to 1950s scoutmaster and 1960s camp cult-figure. In his time, the Caped Crusader has been accused of homosexuality, castigated for promoting juvenile delinquency and taken to task by Pravda. But, as usual in the world of comics, virtue has triumphed. Batman has made a brilliant resurgence in the 1980s and is soon to be the star, with Jack Nicholson , of his own 50 million dollar film. Researcher DUNCAN MCALPINE Director MARY HARRON Producer FIONA MURCH
0 FEATURE: page 4
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Dead of Night

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of outstanding cult films.

Starring Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers
Acknowledged as a masterpiece of British cinema, this five-in-one horror film with its famous ventriloquist sequence is one of the most chilling cinematic excursions into the unknown.
Architect Walter Craig goes to the home of a new client, but finds the house and its inhabitants strangely familiar. Each of the guests has a story to tell and gradually Craig realises he is trapped in a ghastly recurring nightmare.
Directors Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer Producer Michael Balcon
0 GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from
[address removed], price £2.75.
W FILMS: pages 20-25
BBC Two England


Featuring: the Jesus and Mary Chain - a film from the last date on their recent British tour; hurdy-gurdy collides with synth technology in the shape of Ancient Beatbox, plus new Creation label hopes, Ride. Mystery meets art in the form of AC Marias, plus cult US duo EPMD. Produced and edited by BRENDA KELLY and PETER FOWLER
BBC Radio 2

Radio 2 Arts Programme

live from the tenth Kent
Literature Festival, presented by Margaret Howard.
Guests include
Frank Muir , best-selling novelist Pamela Oldfield and cult fantasy author and film director
Clive Barker. Lord Willis of Chislehurst dips into the works of his favourite
Kent writers and there are poems by Noël
Coward, music with a local flavour and songs from Robin Williamson. Producers Will Cantopher and Roy Apps
BBC Two England

Snub TV

Featuring: the Jesus and Mary Chain - a film from the last date on their recent British tour; hurdy-gurdy collides with synth technology in the shape of Ancient Beatbox, plus new Creation label hopes, Ride. And mystery meets art in the form of AC
Marias, plus cult duo EPMD.
BBC One London

Flight of the Navigator

First network showing of this family fantasy, starring Joey Cramer
On 4 July 1978, 12-year-old
David Freeman takes a tumble and awakes in an altered world. Meanwhile Nasa scientists discover a mysterious alien spacecraft. Can there be a link?
Director Randal Hleiser
FILMS: pages 51-64
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Goin' South

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Starring Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen
Down-at-heel outlaw Henry Lloyd Moon believes he is safe across the Mexican border, when he is seized by a posse. Moon is sentenced to hang in the town of Longhorn - unless he can find an unattached woman of property to marry him... This was the second film to have been directed by Jack Nicholson. He also stars in this lighthearted western, along with a strong supporting cast.
GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from: [address removed] price £2.75.
A-Z OF FILMS: page 17
BBC Two England

Design Sense

The third of five films on the relationship between design and the senses.
A celebration of the cult and culture of coffee drinking: from the youth-oriented espresso bars of the 50s to the sleekest architect-designed coffee pots of the 90s, with a detour through the soap opera lifestyle of instant coffee commercials.
To what extent is taste influenced by ritual and aesthetics and how much is this manipulated by marketing and design?
Featuring coffee connoisseurs Sir Terence Conran and Alberto Alessi.
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Walk on the Wild Side

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Starring Laurence Harvey, Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck
Dove Linkhorn, a penniless farmer, is searching for Hallie, the woman he loves. Along the way he becomes entangled with Kitty Twist, a wild, lawless girl, and descends into the seamy and corrupt underworld of New Orleans. This screen adaptation of Nelson Algren's controversial novel is most famous for its title sequence and features a memorable performance by Jane Fonda in her second film.
Films: pages 14-18
Ceefax subtitles
BBC Radio 4 FM


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
BBC Two England

Moving Pictures Presents: The Grandmother

Twenty years ago, David Lynch , the acclaimed director of such cult films as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet,
Wild at Heart, and creator of Twin Peaks , directed, wrote, photographed and animated this short film. It is the dark, disturbing story of a boy born at the age of 10 to loathsome parents. He searches for love and decides to create someone who win surely care for him - a grandmother.
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 37
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces a double bill of cult films.
Starring Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox
Strasbourg 1880: two Hussars become engaged in a series of duels of honour and their quarrel continues for years. Director Ridley Scott's first feature film was produced by David Puttnam and based on a story by Joseph Conrad.
•BARRY NORMAN: page 32

And at 11.55pm

Thriller starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum
When a sadistic sex offender is released from jail, the only thought on his mind is to take revenge on the lawyer whom he blames for his conviction.
Featuring Martin Balsam, best known for his roles in Psycho and Twelve Angry Men. Cape Fear has now been remade by Martin Scorsese.
Director J Lee Thompson
FILMS: pages 33-40
BBC One London

Omnibus: Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box

The American artist and film-maker Joseph Cornell (1903-72) remains the dark horse of modern art, an enigmatic and reclusive cult figure who found fame through the so-called "Cornell Box". In a series of glass-fronted boxes he arranged a number of unrelated objects - everything from toys and photographs to driftwood and pebbles from the beach - to create a three-dimensional fantasy. One of his boxes was sold recently for nearly $500,000. This first TV documentary about Cornell assesses his life and work - with the help of admirers Tony Curtis and Susan Sontag - and paints an illuminating portrait of the hidden world of the man whose modest studio became a place of pilgrimage for the likes of Andy Warhol, John Lennon and Max Ernst. He lived in the basement of a house he shared with his mother and brother (a victim of cerebral palsy). Producer Robert McNab
Series editor Andrew Snell
BBC One London


First showing on network television for this mythic adventure from the creator of Star Wars.
Val Kilmer
Joanne Whalley Warwick Davis
Ina world of warriors and witches, fearsome beasts and fantastic beauties, young and peaceable farmer
Willow Ufgood seems an unlikely hero. But he is destined to undertake a perilous journey to protect a baby princess and help conquer the evil Queen Bavmorda.
Splash and Cocoon director Ron Howard , who also starred in the cult American television series
Happy Days, joins producer
George Lucas to bring this epic fantasy to life. Heading the cast are Val Kilmer , who starred in The Doors, and Joanne Whalley (nowjoanne Whalley-Kilmer), who is currently starring in Shattered and recently appeared with her husband Val in the film
Kill Me Again.
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 41-67
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
The Music Lovers
I Ken Russell 's portrait of the composer
Tchaikovsky, starring
Richard Chamberlain
Glenda Jackson Moscow 1873:
Peter Tchaikovsky becomes the subject of a society scandal because of his homosexual involvement with Count
Chiluvsky. Unable to fulfil his wife's sexual demands he becomes violently depressed and contemplates suicide. The screenplay for this controversial film about the Russian composer was written by Melvyn Bragg.
0 FILMS: pages 27-32
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
At Close Range
First showing on network television.
Starring Christopher Walken Sean Penn
Mary Stuart Masterson Kiefer Sutherland
Brad Whitewood is a teenager from a poor family in Franklin, Pennsylvania. One day his long-lost father appears in town driving a flashy car and sporting a wad of cash. Soon the young Brad is drawn into his criminal activities and the violent world he inhabits. This powerful drama by Madonna video director James Foley features a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan , writer of the recent film about Claus von
Bulow, Reversal of Fortune.
0 FILMS: pages 27-32
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
I Mick Jagger James Fox
Anita Pallenberg
Chas Devlin loves his work and the luxuries it brings - like beating people up and destroying expensive cars. But things get really weird when Chas offends Harry, his employer, and has to hide out with Turner, a reclusive rock star living in Notting Hill. Often hailed as the most original British film of the 60s, this bizarre and brutal movie was co-directed by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell.
FILMS: pages 27-34

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