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BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another classic cult movie.
Five Easy Pieces starring and
Bobby Eroica Dupea , drifting son of a middle-class family of musicians, works on oil rigs and construction sites to earn money. His casual attitude extends to Rayette, the waitress he lives with and mistreats. Reluctantly he takes her on a visit to his family home in Seattle.
Bob Rafelson's study of a social misfit in contemporary America received four
Oscar nominations, including one for Jack Nicholson 's brilliant portrayal of the complex Bobby.
Directed by BOB RAFELSON
Television presentation NICK JONES
0 FILMS: page 16
BBC Two England

Tarzan and the Great River

Another colourful adventure for
Edgar Rice Burroughs 's legendary jungle hero. This week starring
Visiting Rio zoo, Tarzan discovers an ancient and evil cult has been revived by an Amazon chieftain. So the hero must venture upriver to confront the wicked Leopard men in their lair.
Produced by SY WEINTRAUB Directed by ROBERT DAY
FILMS: page 22
BBC Two England

The Jerk

Steve Martin
Bernadette Peters
Navin Johnson , the white sheep in a poor black family of Mississippi sharecroppers, leaves home to seek his fortune in the big city. Navin's struggle for fame, his invention of the miraculous opti-grab device and the earth-shattering discovery of his 'special purpose' are just a small part of the Johnson legend. Cult comedian Steve Martin stars in this hilarious satire on the great American dream.
Director Carl Reiner
0 FILMS: pages 16-20
BBC Two England

American Tales: Attack on Fear

Paul Michael Glaser and Linda Kelsey.
Behind the walls of Synanon, the famous rehabilitation centre, something is terribly wrong. There are rumours of deprivation, assault and the stockpiling of armaments in the towns nearby. The tension is rising. This factually based story centres around a crusading newspaperman's dangerous struggle to reveal the true nature of the mysterious cult.
Screenplay by T.S. COOK
0 FILMS: pages 19-21
BBC One London

Split Image

Michael O'Keefe , Karen Allen Peter Fonda , James Woods
Danny Stetson is a model son until he meets Rebecca, who introduces him to the Homelanders, a sinister cult. Soon, Danny is completely involved and seemingly lost to his parents for ever. The Stetsons turn to 'deprogrammer' Charles Pratt whose offer is simple: for$10,000 he will steal back their son's mind.
Director Ted Kotcheff
* FILMS: pages 32-38
BBC Radio 4 FM


Mark Steyn discusses the week's films, including the new release by cult Spanish director
Pedro Almodovar ; and there are reviews of new albums by the Pet Shop Boys, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
BBC Two England

Mystery Train

Richard O'Brien presents more late-night 50s shockers.

11.50pm The Night Stalker - the Zombie
A further episode of the supernatural cult series. Kolchak discovers some gangland victims have had their backs broken in two by someone who is supposed to be dead.
Director: Alex Grasshoff

12.40am I Was a Teenage Werewolf
The legendary B-movie starring Michael Landon
Tony isn't an average teenager - he's also a werewolf.
Director: Gene Fowler
(Black and white)
Films: pages 45 - 52

1.40am Winter Steele
The adventures of a motorcycling puppet.
BBC One London

Howard, a New Breed of Hero

First showing on network television, starring Lea Thompson Tim Robbins
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well, it's a duck! Meet Howard, an ordinary walking, talking, cigar-chomping inhabitant of the planet Duckworld plucked from home to fight an evil force that threatens to destroy the earth. Based on the Marvel comic cult character, this unusual adventure features a new breed of hero and some remarkable special effects.
Chip Zien, Tim Rose, Steve Sleap, Peter Baird, Mary Wells, Lisa Sturz,
Jordan Prentice. HOWARD THE DUCK
FILMS: pages 41-67
BBC Two England

* Mystery Train

Schlock horror! A new series for red-eyed addicts of appalling B-movie 'masterpieces'.
Each week revives the naked terror of 50s frighteners by such masters of the art as Samuel Z Arkoff ,
Roger Corman and Edward L Cahn
(tremble at The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman: 'a female colossus.... her mountainous torso ... skyscraper limbs ... giant desires!').
There are more fearful thrills in continuing episodes of 70s cult The Night Stalker. Bizarre and brilliant contemporary animation and shorts bring much-needed relief.
Hosted by Richard O'Brien , creator of The Rocky Horror Show and presenter of The Crystal Maze.
11.20pm* The Night Stalker - the Werewolf Carl Kolchak is a journalist who specialises in horrific and supernatural cases. This week he covers the last cruise of a grand old luxury liner and watches as it turns into a voyage of terror. Director Allen Baron
12.05am* He Was Once
The strange tale of a boy, a bear and an ear.
Written and directed by Mary Hestand
12.25am* The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
The first showing on network television of this legendary B-movie, about a wealthy woman who runs into aliens in the desert and grows to giant size. Enraged by her husband's philandering she goes on the rampage. Director Nathan Hertz
0 FILMS: pages 39-44
BBC Two England

Gimme Eight

A selection of cult youth shows from around the world.
Tonight, Lisa I'Anson reviews the French programme Pushing the Limits, which specialises in covering dangerous sports. She discovers that although viewers may marvel at the sight of stuntmen throwing themselves off cliffs and out of planes, in reality filming the stunt is often much more difficult than the actual performance itself.
Executive producer Mari Beynon Owen
BBC One London

Escape from Alcatraz

Tense drama based on a true story about a breakout from the "escape-proof" prison on Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay.
Starring Clint Eastwood Alcatraz, 'the Rock', where only the toughest convicts are sent and no one gets out alive.
But for Frank Miller , habitual escapee, it's just another set of bars and walls that will never hold him.
Patrick McGoohan , who gained cult status in the TV series The
Prisoner, co-stars as the prison warden. It was the third time that Eastwood worked with director Don Siegel ; they had previously teamed up on Dirty Harry and Coogan's Bluff
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55-64
BBC Two England

Tarzan and the Great River

Starring Mike Henry While in Rio de Janeiro,
Tarzan gets involved with the evil cult of the Leopard Men.
Director Robert Day 9 FILMS: page 36
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult movies.
First showing on network television for
Alex Cox 's own anarchic adventure based on an obscure episode in history. Starring Ed Harris
Marlee Matlin
Peter Boyle
In the 1850s William Walker and a small band of mercenaries nicknamed the "Immortals" invaded Nicaragua.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 30-36
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


Alex Cox presents another in the season of cult movies.
Les Diaboliques
Henri-Georges Clouzot 's masterpiece ot the macabre, starring Simone Signoret
The wife and mistress of a despotic headmaster plot his death. Then his body mysteriously disappears. In French with English subtitles.
0 FILMS: pages 41-48
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


The season of cult movies continues with Alex Cox introducing two films, both of which have the theme of religious madness.
BBC Two England

Repo Man

Alex Cox's offbeat cult movie, starring Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton
Otto, an average American kid, joins a car repossession company.
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 43-48
BBC Two England


Alex Cox presents another in the season of cult movies. Junior Bonner
Sam Peckinpah 's unusual western starring Steve McQueen Robert Preston
Rodeo star Junior Bonner returns to his home town of Prescott, Arizona, to enter a Fourth of July contest. Eagerly looking forward to a reunion with his family, he is dismayed at what he finds.
FILMS: pages 45.52
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC One London

Split Image

A chilling drama starring
Michael O'Keefe
Student Danny Stetson 's life is corrupted when a girl introduces him into a cult. He shuns his former life, so his parents resort to desperate measures to get him back.
With Karen Allen , Peter Fonda , James Woods , Elizabeth Ashley ,
Brian Dennehy , Ronnie Schribner , Pamela Ludwig , John Dukakis. Director Ted Kotcheff ● FILMS: pages 45-52
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult movies.
Escape from New York
A futuristic adventure from John Carpenter , starring Kurt Russell Lee Van Cleef
Donald Pleasance
The year is 1997 and the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. When the president is hijacked and taken there, Snake Plissken is called in to help.
●TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 51-60
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


Alex Cox presents another in the season of cult movies.
The Serpent and the Rainbow
A terrifying tale of black magic and voodoo from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Bill Pullman CathyTyson Paul Winfield
A young American anthropologist travels to the island of Haiti in search of a mysterious drug that is used by voodoo priests to simulate death. Snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and zombie brides are all used effectively in some nightmarish sequences. Director Wes Craven
•TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 •FILMS: pages 49.56
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones

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