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BBC Two England

What the Victorians Did for Us

Last in the series examining Victorian innovations and ideas. Pleasure Seekers. Adam Hart-Davis visits Blackpool to investigate some of the leisure activities enjoyed by the Victorians, from music halls to mechanical rides.
Series producer Cameron Balbirnie
Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (S) (W)
BBC Radio 3

Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to Irish poet Paul Durcan about his new collection of poems, Cries of an Irish Caveman, and sees the new film from Terry Zwiggoff , who follows up his portrait of cult comic book artist Robert Crumb with Ghost
World, based on the underground comic book of the same name.
Radio 5

The Juice

Caroline Feraday cuts through all the hype to tell listeners what's really going on in film, television, music and the media. This week, cult writer Irvine Welsh talks about his new book. Plus The Ju/ce'sguide to the week's showbiz hits and misses.
BBC One London

The Fiend

Horror film starring Ann Todd and Patrick Magee in which a disturbed young man breaks away from a religious cult to prey on the lives of young women. Review page 55.
(1971) (Subtitles)
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 Two England

The Simpsons

Homer's Phobia. Film director John Waters guests as the voice of a gay antiques dealer who befriends the family.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult
BBC Knowledge

Storyville

Film about the closure of an Italian hair salon after 43 years.
10.50 Cult documentary about life at three busy Blackpool hairdressing salons.
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 Four

Storyville: Pie In the Sky

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.
BBC Four

Time Shift

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.
BBC Two England

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Nicolas Roeg 's cult science-fiction drama starring David Bowie. A humanoid alien from another planet mysteriously arrives in New Mexico. Calling himself Thomas Jerome Newton , he rapidly amasses a fortune by coming up with a series of revolutionary inventions. But Newton's success arouses the unwanted curiosity of a chemistry professor. Widescreen. Review page 55. (1976.18) (S) (W) Film Trivia: page 59
BBC Four

The King of Communism

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.
BBC Two England

I Love 1979

Bo Derek presents the year in which she was rivalled only by Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. Most wanted boy was Leif Garrett , most imitated show was Monkey and top toy was Holly Hobbie. Gary Numan made a must-have picture disc, the must-see film was
Quadrophenia and stretch jeans were strides to die for. Director Matt O'Casey ; Series producer Alan Brown
(Revised rpt) www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove
BBC Two England

Gambling on the War

rWith exclusive access to a dealing floor in the City of London, this special edition of The Money Programme shows what went on in the risky world of financial spread-betting throughout the Iraqi conflict by following the fortunes of two dealers, day and night, throughout the war. Producer Stephen McQuillan ; Series editor Clive Edwards
BBC One London

Barbarella

Cult 1960s sci-fi fantasy, starring Jane Fonda. A beautiful young astronaut uses the power of love to fight the forces of evil in the 41st century. Widescreen. Review page 58. Director Roger Vadim (1967, 15) (S) (W) Film Trivia: page 65
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 Two England

Fight Club

Satirical drama starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Meeting by chance, soap salesman Tyler Durden and a frustrated office worker conceive the Fight Club, where disaffected young men seeking a release can beat each other up with bare knuckles. Their idea is hugely successful, but as Tyler becomes a cult hero, his actions grow increasingly reckless. Review page 45.
Director David Fincher (1999, 18) Film Highlights: page 40
BBC Four

See You in the Future

r Being frozen offers a second life - or so claim proponents of cryonics. Storyville takes a look at the,ultimate science-fiction fantasy.
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






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