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Ellen West - web producer | 15:53 UK time, Wednesday, 5 November 2008

We're back on Tuesday 18 November, with an item marking the 25th birthday of Bill Forsyth's classic film. This was the first time since shooting Local Hero that Forsyth had been back to Pennan, the village in Aberdeenshire where he directed the film. Mark Kermode spent two days filming with Forsyth, after which they held a screening of Local Hero for the villagers, followed by a ceilidh.

Neil Shirran (Aberdeen City and Shire Film Officer), Mark Kermode and Bill ForsythNeil Shirran (Aberdeen City and Shire Film Officer), Mark Kermode and Bill Forsyth

Much has been written about the charm of Local Hero - its warmth, humour, prescient environmental stance and evocative soundtrack - but this is an opportunity to remember the film in the company of its creator. Our director, Liam, shot much of the item in the style of the original film and Bill Forsyth was there advising him on the shots - he couldn't quite believe it! It should be a very special item.


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