Mark Cousins introduces a new series of classic and cult films.
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' Two firemen, Vince and Don, learn that a hoard of gold artefacts has been hidden in a deserted factory. Duringtheir search they stumble upon a gang of drug dealers, and although theytake a hostage, their chances of escape seem remote.
Director Walter Hill (1992,18)
♦ See Films: pages 50-58 **
James Coburn 's rugged, laconic persona has graced films including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and the recent Affliction, for which he won his first Oscar. Here he talks to Mark Cousins about his career, relationships and crises. The President's Analyst follows at 11.35. See Choice. Director Mark Cousins ; Executive producer May Miller (S) (W) Barry Norman on James Coburn : page 56
Mark Cousins introduces tonight's two cult films. (S) (W)
Years after abandoning his wife Rachel, Michael Chambers returns for his mother's wedding, finds Rachel involved with a local hood and devises a plan to get her back. Widescreen.
Director Steven Soderbergh (1995, 15) (S) (W)
Films: pp 56-60 ***
Stuart Maconie launches a second six-part series devoted to one of the most popular and enduring of all musical cults-
Northern Soul. Maconie combines classic tracks with comments from some of the genre's movers and shakers. The first segment features celebrity soul fan Mike Pickering , the former DJ and founder of M
People, whose debut album was titled
Producer Dave Shannon
Marc Isaacs's eye-opening Storyville film explores the life of a Jewish antiques dealer from a small English seaside town who believes it is his Biblical birthright to take as many wives as he chooses.
The Modern Beauty season continues with Roger Scruton's provocative essay on the importance of beauty, both in the arts and our lives. The philosopher wants its traditional role 'restored', arguing that 20th-century artists, architects and musicians have turned their backs on beauty, creating a cult of ugliness and leading us into a spiritual vacuum.
The Modern Beauty season continues on Monday with School of Saatchi at 9pm
Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight: Jabberwocky starring Michael Palin, Max Wall, John Le Mesurier,
Warren Mitchell, Harry H. Corbett.
The Jabberwock, a vile and vicious monster, is ravaging the medieval kingdom of King Bruno the Questionable, devouring the miserable peasants and forcing them to flee inside the city walls. Young Dennis Cooper is oblivious to all this death and destruction - thinking only of winning the hand of his one true love -
Griselda Fishfinger. But fate is to deal Dennis a devastating blow ...
An outstanding British cast feature in this outrageous black comedy from the director of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Screenplay by CHARLES ALVERSON and TERRY GILLIAM
Produced by SANDY LIEBERSON Directed by TERRY GILLIAM
BARRY NORMAN : page 14
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Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
First showing on network television of this stylish thriller directed by Miami Vice creator Michael Mann.
Starring William Peterson, Brian Cox, Kim Greist
Ex-FBI investigator Will Graham is called in to solve a series of brutal murders and turns for help to Dr Hannibal Lecktor, a brilliant psychotherapist with a taste for human flesh. A compelling adaptation of Thomas Harris 's novel Red Dragon, made before The Silence of the Lambs, and featuring the screen debut of 'Hannibal the Cannibal'.
BARRY NORMAN : page 26
PICTURE STORY: page 38
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Cult films introduced by Alex Cox. Producer Nick Freand Jones
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)
BARRY NORMAN page 56
Alex Cox presents a double bill of cult films.
Producer Nick Freand Jones Subtitled
Race with the Devil
Horror starring Peter Fonda
Frank and Roger, partners in a motorcycle shop, take off for a holiday in Colorado. On their journey through Texas they witness a horrific ritual sacrifice.
Director Jack Starrett (1975)
Alex Cox presents a double bill of cult films.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
The Girl on a Motorcycle
Rebecca, stifled by her new marriage, takes off on her motorcycle to visit her lover Daniel. With Alain Delonand Marius Goring.
DirectorJack Cardiff (1968)
(Psychomania is at 12.35am)
FtlM REVIEWS pages 43-49
Comedy, claptrap, plus cult films with Kim Newman.
More cult films with the Palace of Glittering Delights resident celluloid guru.
More cult films with the Palace of Glittering Delights' resident celluloid guru.
More cult films with movie guru Mark Kermode , plus comedian Mark Steel.
With comedy, claptrap and cult films with movie-meister
The cult satirical comedy that relocates big-name celebrities to the tranquillity of Surbiton returns for a third, ten-part
- series. Tonight, forgetting they are about to embark on a world tour Mick and Keith start a delivery service. See Choice. Written by John Sessions , Phil Cornwell and Peter Richardson
Director Peter Richardson : Producer Ben Swaffer (S) That nice Michael Caine at number 48: page 40
Return of the cult series of supernatural investigations, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
With guest star Mimi Rogers. The Beginning. With all traces of the X Files destroyed in an office fire, Mulder and Scully are faced with their greatest challenge as they enlist the help of a child psychic to capture a ferocious alien. See Choice.
The cult supernatural investigations series.
Triangle. While investigating a mysterious sighting in the Bermuda Triangle, Mulder finds himself transported to 1939, where he is at the mercy of some familiar-looking
Nazis. See Choice. isi (W)
Continuing the cult supernatural investigations series.
How the Ghosts Stole Christmas. Mulder and Scully soon find themselves in peril when they spend the night in a supposedly haunted mansion. See Choice.
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