The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase. Faded film star
Troy McClure introduces three possible spin-offs from the series. Including Chief Wiggum, PI, The
Love-Matic Grampa , and The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety
Hour. (R) (S)
6.20 The War of Lisa Simpson. When Bart is sent to military school, Lisa, feeling untested in class, decides that military school might be just the challenge she needs. But upon arrival at the all-male school, she receives a frosty welcome from her fellow cadets. With guest star
Willem Dafoe. (R) (S)
Joseph Stalin is seen outside his native land as one of history's most deplorable tyrants, but throughout the former Soviet states a cult of Stalin still exists. This film documents
Stalin's development from would-be provincial priest to ruthless autocrat, and shows how he exploited the repression of the Russian Orthodox Church, using visual propaganda, to reinvent himself as a quasi-religious idol. Director/Producer Fred Baker (S) (W)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
Homer's Phobia. Film director John Waters guests as the voice of a gay antiques dealer who befriends the family.
Film about the closure of an Italian hair salon after 43 years.
10.50 Cult documentary about life at three busy Blackpool hairdressing salons.
Andrew Collins talks to director Robin Hardy , whose film The Wicker Man became a cult classic. Producer Stephen Hughes
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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
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
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
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
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