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Movie Connections

t/8. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Cast and crew recall how Guy Ritchie 's low-budget London gangster film became an icon of Cool Britannia.
Series producer Brendan O'Hara
BBC Two England


Cult film series with Alex Cox.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
10.05 Hallowe'en
Horror starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence
Fifteen years after murdering his sister, Michael Myers escapes from a mental institution and returns to the small town of Haddenfield, Illinois, where a group of teenagers is preparing for Hallowe'en night.
Being shown for the first time in widescreen format.
Director John Carpenter (1978)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62

11.45 The Baby
Chilling drama starring Ruth Roman, Anjanette Comer
Social worker Ann Gentry becomes fascinated by the case of Mrs Wadsworth and her fully-grown son who has the mind and life style of a baby.
Director Ted Post (1973)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62
BBC Two England

Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora

A documentary on the life and work of cult movie director Ed Wood. A decorated war veteran, he was a transvestite with a liking for angora sweaters.
His film Glen or Glenda? follows at 12.15am. See today's choices.
Colour and B/W * See This Week: page 7
BBC Two England


A brief introduction to the film that follows, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, which is showing as part of the Forbidden season of films exploring dark and disturbing areas of the imagination. Producer Nick Freand Jones
Film premiere
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
Sci-fi horror sequel to the cult film Tetsuo: Iron Man.
When some skinheads kidnap his son, Taniguchi Tomoo undergoes a strange body mutation and begins to evolve into a killing machine. In Japanese with English subtitles.
TOMIOKA.TaniguchisfatherSUJINKIM Director ShinyaTsukamoto (1991.18)
* See Films: pages 54-57 ★★★
Followed byWeatherview
BBC Two England

BBC4 on BBC2

Ends 12.35am.
Vivian Stanshall : the Canyons of His Mind Profiling the lead singer of cult 60s group the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, from his Southend childhood, through art school, contemporary status with the Beatles, and his later resurfacing as a solo artist.
John Peel , Jack Bruce and Stephen Fry are among those paying tribute. Director/Producer Paul Kerr (AD) Phill Jupitus goes wild for Gorilla: page 37
BBC Two England

I, Samurai: BBC4 on BBC2

Andrew Graham-Dixon journeys into the art and soul of the Samurai by immersing himself in the rituals and practices of the warrior cult. On a trip to Japan, he witnesses the creation of a Samurai sword by one of the few remaining such craftsmen, visits a stunning garden made of nothing but rock and gravel, gets tipsy with a geisha and films a scene for his very own Samurai action film.
Director Patrick Dickinson ; Producer Martin Rosenbaum
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of outstanding cult films.
An American Werewolf in London
David Naughton Jenny Agutter Griffin Dunne
When two American youths are attacked by a werewolf on an English moor, one of them, Jack Goodman , is killed, but his friend David Kessler is saved and wakes up in a London hospital. Beset by nightmares, David is told they are all in his mind but soon he is paid a visit by his dead friend, Jack, horribly mutilated and bearing bad news. John Landis directed this gripping tale of terror, garnished with wit, suspense and spine-chilling special effects.
0 INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £2.75, from [address removed]. FILMS: pages 16-20 t CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult movies.
First showing on network television for this bizarre tale
starring Ed Harris, Tom Savini
Travelling the countryside of America, Billy and his troupe are modern day knights
'jousting' on motorbikes and dedicated to the ideals of the past. But the forces of evil are poised to do battle with them. George Romero, famous for the Living Dead zombie films directed this movie which has a cameo appearance by horror writer Stephen King.
FILMS: pages 27-30
BBC Two England


Cult film series with Alex Cox.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
Drama starring Jodie Foster
Gary Busey
Robbie Robertson
Frankie and Patch are side-show artists in a travelling carnival. When they meet
Donna it is the beginning of an erotic and dangerous adventure. A rare screening of this unusual drama from
Robbie Robertson of The Band. Director Robert Kaylor (1980)
FIlM REVIEWS page 45-50
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 Radio 4 FM


Tim Marlow reviews the film version of Martin Sherman 's harrowing play Bent, starring Clive Owen ,
Lothaire Bluteau and Ian McKellen. Plus a look at the cult film Good Will Hunting. Producer Stephen Hughes Revised repeat at 9.30pm
BBC Two England

The Importance of Being Elegant

Papa Wemba , a well-known Congolese singer, is also a prominent figure in a Paris- and Brussels-based cult known as La Sape , whose acolytes - many of whom are illegal immigrants - spend huge amounts on designer clothes in an effort to appear as conspicuously elegant as possible. Set to the strains of Wemba's music, this film from the Storyville documentary strand follows him as he prepares for what's being touted as his last major concert. Directors George Amponsah and Cosima Spender
Series editor Nick Fraser www.bbc.co.uk/storyville
BBC Four

Round the Horne....Revisited

Brian Cooke's acclaimed play of the cult 60s radio show that sent up the British establishment.

COMEDY Round the Horne... Revisited 9.10pm BBC4
Round the Horne is undoubtedly the most quotable and quoted radio show in history. From "Hello, my name's Julian, this is my friend Sandy" to Rambling Syd Rumpo "nadgering his artefacts", it's an absolute feast for anyone who loves clever comedy, but who above all loves words.
Though fans might yearn to see the real thing with more archive clips than there are here, this straightforward film of the West End hit Round the Horne ... Revisited will do quite nicely. The actors are spookily accurate in their re-creations of the fabulous cast of Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden, though there are a few pointless forays into the outside world when the action leaves the stage.
And it will doubtless prompt any fan to think of their favourite ever line from the series. Mine's from the outrageously camp Julian, a practitioner of Bona Law, who tells Kenneth Horne in all innocence: "We've got a criminal practice that takes up most of our time." I don't know how they got away with it. (Alison Graham)
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another classic cult film.
The Incredible Shrinking Man starring
Grant Williams
Randy Stuart.
Scott Carey and his wife are holidaying on a boat when he is momentarily enveloped in a strange mist. Six months later Scott finds that his body is beginning to shrink ...
Jack Arnold 's chilling sci-fi tale features ingenious special effects and a fine script by Richard Matheson.
Screenplay by RICHARD MATHESON Produced by ALBERT ZUGSMITH Directed by JACK ARNOLD Television presentation by NICK JONES
0 FILMS: page 14
BBC Two England

Moving Pictures Presents: Choose Me

Starring Genevieve Bujold Keith Carradine
Lesley Ann Warren
Eve runs a bar where lonely hearts meet. Dr Nancy Love runs a radio phone-in for those with sexual problems. Mickey has just left a mental hospital. At Eve's Bar, all three come together as strangers.
Writer/Director Alan Rudolph
0 FILMS: pages 29-34
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Brazil

Alex Cox introduces another outstanding cult film: Brazil
Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert de Niro
Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information - his frequent flights of fantasy taking him away from the drab reality. Then the worst occurs - a mistake in the system!
Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world.
GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from [address removed]. price £2.75.
BBC Two England

Moving Pictures

Tonight: the first TV profile of American director Alan Rudolph , whose output ranges from studio projects like his new romantic comedy Love at Large to cult classics like Choose Me, shown tonight at 11.55pm. And a look at Steadicam, a device which allows the camera to glide smoothly as the operator walks or even runs. It's inventor, Garrett Brown , tells how he used the device on Stanley
Kubrick's The Shining, and Francis Coppola 's One from the Heart. Presented by Kate Leys. Series producer Paul Kerr
BBC Two England

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

First showing on network television.
The Leningrad Cowboys, the worst band in the world, despair of making the big time in the tundra and decide to try their luck in America. Writer and director Aki
Kaurismaki's off-the-wall road movie includes a guest appearance by the cult film director Jim Jarmusch.
FILMS: pages 35-41
BBC Two England

Pete Kelly's Blues

Cult film directed by and starring
Jack Webb
A re-creation of the 20s complete with bootlegging, speakeasies and jazz.
* FILMS: pages 41-50

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