The Film Programme

The Film Programme

Interviews and analysis from the world of cinema. Francine Stock talks to directors, writers and critics about the latest film releases, classics on DVD and movies on television.

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  • 31 Jul 14: Richard Ayoade; Mark Gatiss; Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals his favourite screen detectives in the last instalment of his series. Richard Ayoade discusses his dystopian adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Double. Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris discuss the perils of working with mechanical effects in Michel Gondry's fantasy Mood Indigo. As Guardians Of The Galaxy hits cinemas this weekend, The Film Programme presents a guide to the space opera. Antonia Quirke revisits a beloved childhood favourite, the film adaptation of Swallows and Amazons. And Matthew talks to one of the "Keating 12", the dozen or so people who paid money to witness Ronan Keating's movie debut in Goddess.

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  • 24 Jul 14: Mark Gatiss; Richard Lester on The Beatles; Hercules

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals the identity of one of his favourite screen detectives in another instalment of his series. Hercules labours again in the form of ex-wrestler Dwayne Johnson, the latest in the long line of body builders who have played the son of Zeus. Christopher Frayling and Natalie Haynes trace the mythology from Italian cinema of the 50s and 60s, where he starred in twenty sword and sandal epics, including Hercules And The Moon Men and Hercules And The Amazon Women. Director Richard Lester reveals which of The Beatles was his favourite actor as A Hard Day's Night is released on DVD to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Antonia Quirke considers why driving and cinema were made for each other.

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  • 17 Jul 14: Mark Gatiss; Bob Stanley; Script supervisors; dawn of the prequel

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up another of his favourite screen detectives. St Etienne's Bob Stanley picks his favourite London soundtrack. Penny Eyles and Angela Allen reveal some of the script supervisors' trade secrets, from working on classics like The African Queen, Kes and Women In Love. Antonia Quirke tells us why she thinks that Some Like It Hot is the perfect movie. As Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes hits cinemas across the country, Matthew Sweet presents a brief history of the prequel, and reveals what it all has to do with Charlton Heston.

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  • 10 Jul 14: Richard Linklater on Boyhood

    Thu, 10 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Richard Linklater discusses the reasons he made a film over 12 years. Boyhood charts the progress of a young boy from six to eighteen and Linklater reveals why his young actors never saw the movie until it was completed and why he hasn't come to terms with the project finally being over.

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  • 03 Jul 14: Mark Gatiss, Peter Fonda, World Cup Vs Cinema

    Thu, 3 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Matthew Sweet. In a new series on The Film Programme, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals his favourite movie detectives, starting with Alastair Sim's lugubrious Inspector Cockrill. Peter Fonda remembers his Easy Rider co-star Dennis Hopper and recalls their legal dispute about the authorship of the counter-culture classic. How has the World Cup affected cinema attendances ? Clare Binns of the Picturehouse chain and independent cinema owner Kevin Markwick reveal their figures. Antonia Quirke argues that social media has killed the movie star and blames James Franco's underpants.

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  • 26 Jun 14: The Golden Dream, Jersey Boys and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

    Thu, 26 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to director Diego Quemada-Díez about his immigration odyssey The Golden Dream and the influence of his mentor Ken Loach. Neil Brand tinkles the ivories and discusses where Jersey Boys fits in to biopic musicals. Mrs Brown’s boys da movie is out this week and the Film Programme takes a look at the successes and perils of the sitcom movie. Director Peter Berg on Afghanistan war film, Lone Survivor. Film Critic Andrew Pulver takes a look at the life of Eli Wallach, the star of The Good the Bad and the Ugly and the Magnificent Seven, who has died aged 98.

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  • 19 Jun 14: Toby Jones; Fanny Ardant; Chinese Cinema Before The Revolution

    Thu, 19 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Toby Jones discusses what it was like working with young refugees whose life stories form the plot of Leave To Remain. French star Fanny Ardant plays a sixtysomething woman who embarks on an affair with a man twenty years her junior in Bright Days Ahead. Spring In A Small Town is considered one of the best Chinese films ever made. In the week that it opens in British cinemas, The Film Programme discovers how the Shanghai film industry rivalled Hollywood before the Communist revolution. Dale Dye is an ex-Marine and military adviser on war movies like Saving Private Ryan and Platoon. He reveals why and how he puts actors through their paces in boot camp.

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  • 12 Jun 14: Belle, Audrey Tautou & Romain Duris, Greek cinema, Icelandic horses

    Thu, 12 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Amma Assante, the director of Belle, discusses the real life story of a mixed-race young woman who was brought up as an aristocrat by her uncle in 18th century London. Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris talk about Chinese Puzzle, the final instalment of a trilogy that's spanned 12 years and has proved a phenomenon in France, appealing in particular to the so-called Erasmus Generation. Of Horses and Men director Benedikt Erlingsson talks about Iceland's love of the horse and why it's regarded as a mythical beast that's beloved of actors. Miss Violence is the latest off-beat drama in the so-called Weird Wave of Greek Cinema, a claustrophobic chamber piece about a controlling father and acquiescent family. Director Alexandros Avranas reveals what this has all got to do with the financial crisis in Europe.

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  • 05 Jun 14: Kevin Spacey, Fruitvale Station, green film-making, bio-pics

    Thu, 5 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Kevin Spacey talks about his documentary NOW: In The Wings On A World Stage about the making of his theatrical production of Richard III. Fruitvale Station, the true story of the fatal shooting of an African-American man by a police officer. Director Ryan Coogler reveals the difficulties of making a film about such a sensitive and controversial subject. The film industry is not well known for being eco-friendly. Single use sets, huge crews and jet-set promotional tours all create huge environmental impacts. But that's all about to change, and the programme explores the various ways that the industry is going green. As Grace Of Monaco is released in cinemas, Alex Von Tunzelmann presents a short history of the movie star bio-pic.

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  • 29 May 14: Ken Loach, Nashville, Emmanuelle Seigner

    Thu, 29 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With Antonia Quirke. Ken Loach talks about his latest political drama Jimmy's Hall, set after the partition of Ireland when pragmatism and idealism clashed, often violently. Emmanuelle Seigner describes working with husband Roman Polanski on Venus In Fur about the sado-masochistic relationship between an actress and a director. She explains why the film is definitely not autobiographical. Robert Altman's classic state-of-the-nation address, Nashville, is released on DVD for the first time, almost 40 years since it was released in cinemas. The film's star Keith Carradine reveals why actors never knew when they were actually on camera and Woman In Black director James Watkins discusses the movie's influence on his career.

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  • 22 May 14: John Turturro, Neil Brand on Godzilla, Cannes Film Festival

    Thu, 22 May 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Antonia Quirke. Actor/director John Turturro explains why his barber helped him secure Woody Allen's involvement on his new comedy Fading Gigolo and why Allen was his biggest critic. Composer Neil Brand on how music conjures up the creature in monster movies like Godzilla. Film buyer and exhibitor Clare Binns and critic Tim Robey discuss how the Cannes Film Festival has been for them, so far. What exactly does a scientific adviser do on a comic strip adaptation like Thor? A theoretical physicist reveals all.

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  • 15 May 14: Viggo Mortensen, Cannes Film Festival, Jia Zhangke

    Thu, 15 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Viggo Mortensen discusses film noir and Greek mythology and the part they have to play in his new thriller The Two Faces Of January. Producer Rebecca O'Brien takes us behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival, as she prepares to jet off to the South Of France with Ken Loach's new drama Jimmy's Hall. Clare Binns is going to Cannes for a very different reason, to buy films for Picturehouse Cinemas, and reveals how business gets done at the festival; while critic Tim Robey is getting in training to watch 7 movies a day for over a week. Director Jia Zhangke tells Francine why his new blood-soaked epic A Touch Of Sin is not being shown in his home country of China, and why the film could not have been made without the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo.

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  • 08 May 14: Frank, Miyazaki, Lesbian Cinema

    Thu, 8 May 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Frank is the story of a singer who never takes off his over-sized papier mache head, on-stage or off. The director Lenny Abrahamson reveals why the film is only partly based on singer Frank Sidebottom. Stacie Passion, the director of Concussion, discusses her new drama about a suburban mother who becomes a call girl for other affluent women, and shares her reservations about the celebrated gay film Blue Is The Warmest Colour. As his last film, The Wind Rises, is released in British cinemas, The Film Programme presents a guide to the world of master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The Film Programme finds out how The Creepy Guys got on in the awards ceremony for Sci Fi London's 48 Hour Film Challenge.

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  • 01 May 14: Paths Of Glory, Blue Ruin, Walerian Borowczyk

    Thu, 1 May 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Stanley Kubrick's wife Christiane reveals how they met and fell in love on the set of World War I drama Paths Of Glory, and why he was misunderstood by the British press. The star and director of Blue Ruin, Macon Blair and Jeremy Saulnier, discuss their award-winning revenge thriller. Walerian Borowczyk is best known as the director of La Bete, a surreal fantasy that was banned in cinemas across the country in the late 70s. Before that, he was regarded as one of the greatest film-makers of his generation, and a new season at the BFI hopes to restore his reputation. Anthony Chen, the director of Ilo Ilo, discusses his award-winning autobiographical tale about growing up in Singapore during the financial crash of the late 90s.

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  • 24 Apr 14: Mia Wasikowska; Joanna Hogg; Neil Brand on Noah

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Actress Mia Wasikowska talks about acting with camels in Tracks, the story of Robyn Davidson who walked 1700 miles across the Australian desert. Director Joanna Hogg discusses her latest dissection of middle-class alienation in Exhibition. Composer Neil Brand unpicks Clint Mansell's score for Noah and discovers the "God chord". The Film Programme follows two teams competing in Sci-Fi London's 48 hour film challenge, in which they make a short movie in only two days.

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  • 17 Apr 14: James Dean remembered; Whales in cinema; Steven Knight on Locke

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Presented by Antonia Quirke. Film and theatre director Sir Richard Eyre reveals how he fell in love with James Dean at first sight. Steven Knight discusses his new thriller, Locke, which is set entirely in a car driving down the M6. Philip Hoare reflects upon the representation of the whale in cinema, from Free Willy to Moby Dick, via Orca The Killer Whale. Sound editor Richard Hymns talks about the challenges of making a film without any dialogue in All Is Lost.

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  • 10 Apr 14: Life on Mars, Lukas Moodysson, Biyi Bandele, John Michael McDonagh

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Why of all the planets in our solar system does Mars hold the most fascination for film-makers? As The Last Days On Mars is released, Sir Christopher Frayling, Professor Roger Luckhurst and novelist Naomi Alderman discuss the reasons for our obsession with the red planet. A man walks into a confessional and informs the priest that he's going to kill him in seven days time. This is the premise for the new thriller from director John Michael McDonagh. Playwright Biyi Bandele discusses the problems he had making his adaptation of the best-seller Half Of A Yellow Sun in Nigeria. Lukas Moodysson, the director of We Are The Best, a Swedish coming-of-age drama about a young punk band in the 80s, reveals why he thought it was almost immoral to cast children in a movie.

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  • 03 Apr 14: Darren Aronofsky on Noah; Mark Cousins on Children and Film

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky discusses his controversial blockbuster about Noah, which has been loudly condemned by some religious groups in the United States. Documentary film-maker Mark Cousins considers the history of kids in film and why he thinks children and cinema are made for each other. In the year that Film 4 won the Oscar for Best Film with Twelve Years A Slave, the news that its controller Tessa Ross has decided to leave the job stunned the British film industry last week. Director Roger Michell, Charles Gant and Briony Hanson reflect upon her legacy and the impact that her departure will have on the business. Kristin Scott-Thomas reveals how she got her big break and talks about the film that made her a star.

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  • 27 Mar 14: Director Sally Potter; Muppets production designer Eve Stewart

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to director Sally Potter as Bradford Film Festival shows a retrospective of her work which includes Orlando, Rage and The Tango Lesson. BAFTA winning Production Designer Eve Stewart shares the tricks of the trade in her latest project the Muppets Most Wanted. Finnish documentary maker Petri Luukkainen talks to the The Film Programme about the experience of putting all his possessions in storage for his film My Stuff. Iranian born writer and critic Fari Bradley gives her verdict on Asghar Farhadi's latest offering, The Past.

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  • 20 Mar 14: Starred Up; Mica Levi; The future of film; Emergency cinema from Syria

    Thu, 20 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to the Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn about British prison drama Starred Up which co-stars Jack O'Connell. The musician and composer Mica Levi on her first film soundtrack working with Jonathan Glazer on Under the Skin. Producer Jeremy Thomas looks back on his career, the subject of a season at the BFI in London, Made In Britain. As the conflict in Syria continues, two film makers reflect on their contrasting responses to the situation - Charif Kiwan of the Abounaddara collective which makes films of a few minutes duration focussing on real lives and Orwa Nyrabia, producer of The Return to Homs, a documentary following young men who become radicalised by the destruction of their neighbourhood.

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  • 13 Mar 14: Jonathan Glazer on Under The Skin; Spinal Tap; SXSW; Rome on film

    Thu, 13 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to writer and director Jonathan Glazer about Under the Skin, an unsettling sci fi film starring Scarlett Johansson. Spinal Tap, the rock mock doc, is 30 years old and Scott Jordan Harris and Sophie Monks Kaufman debate whether it still works for a new generation. The South By South West Festival, is underway in Austin Texas, covering film, music and interactive. Henry Barnes from The Guardian brings us his highlights from the festival. And Pasquale Iannone of Edinburgh University takes us on a tour of Rome on film from Fellini to Sorrentino.

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  • 06 Mar 14: The Grand Budapest Hotel; Wake In Fright; Oscars for stunt artists?

    Thu, 6 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Tilda Swinton about The Grand Budapest Hotel. And inspired by Wes Anderson's take on hotel life, film historian Ian Christie and critic Kate Muir look at these citadels of glamour, alienation, opportunity and even horror. Director Ted Kotcheff on lost Oz thriller Wake In Fright. Critic Alice Tynan discusses why Australian cinema-goers at the time found its uncompromising portrayal of life in the outback hard to stomach. And why no awards for stunt artists?

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  • 27 Feb 14: Stellan Skarsgard ; Alexandre Desplat; Unforgiven; James W. Griffiths

    Thu, 27 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to actor Stellan Skarsgard about his role in the latest film by Lars von Trier - Nymphomaniac. Composer Alexandre Desplat discusses his score for Philomena which has been nominated for an Oscar. The Unforgiven has been remade by director Sang-il Lee with Ken Watanabe in the lead role. Sir Christopher Frayling and Alexander Jacoby discuss the cross fertilisation of the Western and Japanese Samurai film across the decades. Plus James W. Griffiths on his BAFTA-winning short Room 8.

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  • 20 Feb 14: Oscar nominated writer John Ridley on 12 Years a Slave

    Fri, 21 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to John Ridley, the Oscar nominated screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave about the journey from first historic hand account to the big screen also and the portrayal of race in mainstream cinema today. Critic Jonathan Romney critiques the work of director Jim Jarmusch whose latest movie 'Only Lovers Left Alive' hits theatres this week. BAFTA winning production designer Maria Djurkovic and film historian Kim Newman discuss the enduring appeal of the French musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Dialect coaches Andrew Jack and Julia Wilson-Dickson let the Film Programme in on the tricks of their trade.

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  • 16 Feb 14: BAFTA results; Spike Jonze on Her; Grant Heslov on The Monuments Men

    Mon, 17 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock brings a round up of the winners of this year's EE British Academy Film Awards with analysis from critics Robbie Collin and Catherine Bray. Plus the director Spike Jonze on his new sci fi romance, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson. And the producer, writer and long-term collaborator with George Clooney, Grant Heslov on their latest project The Monuments Men.

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  • 13 Feb 2014: Grant Heslov on The Monuments Men, Spike Jonze on Her, George MacKay, Charles Gant

    Thu, 13 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to writer and director Spike Jonze, about his new film Her, a futuristic love story. Plus Grant Heslov a producer and long-time collaborator with George Clooney on the WW2 epic, The Monuments Men. Industry analyst Charles Gant unpicks the surprise hits and misses of films in international markets. And British rising star and BAFTA nominee George MacKay on his career so far - from child actor in Peter Pan to How I Live Now, Sunshine on Leith and For Those In Peril.

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  • 06 Feb 14: The Invisible Woman, Dallas Buyers Club, RoboCop, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Thu, 6 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to screenwriter Abi Morgan about The Invisible Woman, the tale of Charles Dickens' love affair with Nelly Ternan. Jared Leto returns to cinema screens for the first time in six years with Dallas Buyers Club. Leto plays a trans gender woman and he explains what attracted him to the part and how he prepared for the transformation. Gary Oldman discusses the remake of the 1987 part-man part-machine thriller RoboCop. And critic David Thomson remembers actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who has died aged 46.

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  • 30 Jan 14: Director Scott Cooper; Alex Gibney; Lift to the Scaffold; British indie films abroad

    Thu, 30 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to the director Scott Cooper about his film Out of the Furnace. Plus Alex Gibney on his Lance Armstrong documentary, The Armstrong Lie. Charlie Bloye, Chief Executive of Film Export UK, makes a case for more support for getting British indie films seen abroad. And Ginette Vincendeau explores the magic of Jeanne Moreau in the 1958 film Lift to the Scaffold, by Louis Malle.

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  • 23 Jan 14: Meryl Streep, Oscar Isaac, Sundance Festival

    Thu, 23 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Meryl Streep about her Oscar-nominated role in August: Osage County. Plus Oscar Isaac on working with the Coen Brothers in Inside Llewyn Davis.

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  • 16 Jan 2014: Wolf of Wall Street; Night of The Hunter; composer Neil Brand

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to the actor Jonah Hill about The Wolf of Wall Street, plus the film's editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Also The Night of the Hunter and found music with Neil Brand.

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  • 09 Jan 2014: Chiwetel Ejiofor; Frank Cottrell Boyce; Ken Loach

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talks to Francine Stock about his role in 12 Years A Slave directed by Steve McQueen. We explore the controversy surrounding what makes a film British, as the BAFTA nominations are announced; Ben Roberts head of the BFI Film Fund explains the criteria that makes a film British. We join the director Ken Loach in the cutting room as he puts together his latest film Jimmy's Hall; Ken outlines why he feels there's a certain rhythm and camaraderie to this traditional way of editing. Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce discusses The Railway Man, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

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  • 02 Jan 2014: Idris Elba on Mandela & films for 2014

    Thu, 2 Jan 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Idris Elba about playing Mandela. Plus films to watch out for in 2014 with Charles Gant and Kevin Markwick. Daniel Bruhl tells all about his big filmic break. And the award-winning Newcastle Film Club.

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  • 26 Dec 2013: Teenagers on Film

    Thu, 26 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock explores the spirit of the teenager on film through the decades with Kim Newman, Hadley Freeman and Charlie Lyne.

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  • 19 Dec 2013: Ben Stiller, JC Chandor & Anchorman 2

    Thu, 19 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Ben Stiller about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Plus director JC Chandor on one man epic All Is Lost. And Anchorman is back.. post cable TV.

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  • 12 Dec 2013: Harvey Weinstein, Christmas gifts from the film world

    Thu, 12 Dec 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Legendary producer and co founder of Miramax films Harvey Weinstein talks to Francine Stock about his life in films, including his most recent release Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Critic Tim Robey discusses the Golden Globe nominations. Plus a pick of the best Christmas gifts from the film world with Catherine Bray and Jason Solomons.

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  • 5 Dec 2013: Nebraska, Kill Your Darlings, A long Way From Home

    Thu, 5 Dec 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Daniel Radcliffe and Dane Dehaan about Kill Your Darlings in which Radcliffe plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Sideways director Alexander Payne discusses his new film Nebraska starring Bruce Dern. James Fox on A Long Way From Home, a portrayal of a marriage under strain after a couple retires to the south of France. Plus a look at the nominations for the British Independent Film Awards.

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  • 28 Nov 2013: Emma Thompson, Leviathan and Carrie

    Thu, 28 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Emma Thompson about Saving Mr Banks in which she plays the author PL Travers. Crowd-sourced films are explored with producer Jack Arbuthnott, who worked on Life in A Day and has now produced Christmas in a Day - a montage of video sent in by the public and directed by Kevin Macdonald. Documentary makers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel discuss Leviathan, an unconventional portrait of deep sea fishing in the North Atlantic. And a look at Stephen King horror tale and iconic film Carrie, originally directed by Brian de Palma in 1976 and now re-made by Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

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  • 211113: Stanley Tucci, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Thu, 21 Nov 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer on The Family; Abdellatif Kechiche on Blue Is The Warmest Colour; Stanley Tucci on The Hunger Games; 47 Ronin with Alexander Jacoby

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  • 14 November 13: Jude Law and Lee Daniels

    Thu, 14 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lee Daniels talks to Francine Stock about The Butler and racism in Obama's America. Plus Jude Law on crime caper Dom Hemingway and his ambitions to get behind the camera.

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  • Film:071113: George A Romero, James Toback

    Thu, 7 Nov 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to zombie godfather George A Romero about inventing the undead and where horror lurks today. Plus Scottish sci fi. And Hollywood high jinks with James Toback.

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  • 31 Oct 2013: Philomena & Cutie and the Boxer

    Thu, 31 Oct 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to director Stephen Frears about Philomena, starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Screenwriting legend Joe Eszterhas on his Hollywood big break. Director Zachary Heinzerling on his documentary Cutie and The Boxer, about two Japanese artists living in New York. Simon Braun on the masterpieces that didn't quite make it.

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  • 24 Oct 2013: Ken Loach & Halloween re release

    Thu, 24 Oct 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Ken Loach, director of Kes and Sweet Sixteen among others, about how to get the best performances from young people. Composer Neil Brand is back at the piano, exploring the world of vampires from Nosferatu to Dracula and Buffy. Scott Jordan Harris discusses why he thinks Halloween directed by John Carpenter is well worth a second look. And documentary maker Kevin Schreck describes his new film Persistence of Vision about the best animation film never made.

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  • 17 Oct 2013: Captain Phillips & Prince Avalanche

    Thu, 17 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Paul Greengrass talks about piracy and treachery on the high seas in his latest film Captain Phillips. Robin Wright discusses being imortalised as a cartoon. David Gordon Green discusses his surreal comedy Prince Avalanche and master of Japanese cinema Hirokazu Koreeda.

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  • 10 Oct 2013: Le Week-End & The Fifth Estate

    Thu, 10 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to screenwriter Hanif Kureishi about Le Weekend starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent on a rocky mini-break. Plus The Fifth Estate, the story of Wikileaks. As the BFI London Film Festival opens, director Clare Stewart explains how the festival hopes to bring the stars and the films to audiences beyond the capital. Plus BFI archivist Clyde Jeavons on newly discovered and beautifully restored releases, curated in the Treasures programme.

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  • 3 Oct 2013: Scottish films: Filth & How I Live Now

    Thu, 3 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Film Programme takes on a Scottish theme and looks at how one country can produce such different styles of film. Actor James McAvoy talks to Francine Stock about his role in Filth, based on Irvine Welsh's novel. Plus director Kevin Macdonald discusses How I Live Now, set in World War III. Dexter Fletcher discusses his musical movie based on songs of The Proclaimers - Sunshine on Leith. Meanwhile dark tales of love and loss from a Scottish fishing village in For Those in Peril - director Paul Wright tells Francine Stock how his own grief informed his narrative.

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  • 26 Sept 2013: Cate Blanchett & Michael Roemer

    Thu, 26 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Cate Blanchett on Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Director Michael Roemer looks back at his ground-breaking film Nothing But A Man. Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve on Prisoners starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman and Margarethe von Trotta discusses her film about the German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt.

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  • 19 Sept 2013: Tony Gilroy & Oliver Hirschbiegel

    Thu, 19 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to director Oliver Hirschbiegel about controversial biopic Diana. Tony Gilroy and Hossein Amini on the art of screenwriting. And Sean Ellis on Metro Manila.

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  • 12 Sept 2013: Ron Howard & Toronto Film Festival

    Thu, 12 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to director Ron Howard and writer Peter Morgan about Rush, the story of Formula One rivals Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Francine Stock explores the hits and misses from this year's Toronto International Film Festival with Tim Robey of the Daily Telegraph and Claire Binns, director of Programming and Acquistions at the Picturehouse Group. Plus actor Phil Davis on Borrowed Time.

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  • 5 Sept 2013: Richard Curtis, Bill Nighy & Paolo Sorrentino

    Thu, 5 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy about time travel film About Time. Paolo Sorrentino on The Great Beauty, Neil Brand on film music and Toronto Film Festival.

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  • 29 Aug 2013: Shane Carruth & Gravity

    Thu, 29 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Shane Carruth on his new, complex film Upstream Colour. Nik Powell and Asif Kapadia discuss how film schools prepare aspiring film makers for a career in the industry. Times film critic Kate Muir provides a round up on what Venice Film Festival has to offer. Sandra Hebron on Plein Soleil and the representation of the psychopath in The Talented Mr Ripley.

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  • 22 Aug 2013: Matt Damon & Lovelace

    Thu, 22 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matt Damon on his new sci-fi film, Elysium, and Hollywood’s ageism. James Kakalios explains the physics behind superheroes. With the release of new biopic Lovelace, Julian Petley and Anna Smith explore the pitfalls of trying to bring the story of porn to a mainstream audience. Scott Jordan Harris discusses the importance of iconic objects on the big screen.

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  • 15 Aug 2013: Film festivals & Lotte Reiniger

    Thu, 15 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Notting Hill director Roger Michell joins Robbie Collin to discuss who really benefits from film festivals, and why he said ‘non’ to Cannes. Critic Jason Solomons gives the reviewer's perspective on the autumn film festival circuit. Marina Warner and Nick Bradshaw explore the work of German animator Lotte Reiniger. Record label entrepreneur Terri Hooley gives his reaction to Good Vibrations, a film based on his life during the 1970s' punk scene. Jason Solomons picks out the best summer DVD and Blu Ray releases.

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  • 8 Aug 2013: Johnny Depp & Armando Iannucci

    Thu, 8 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robbie Collin talks to Johnny Depp about The Lone Ranger and his twist on Tonto and to co-writer Armando Iannucci about Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Satyajit Ray retrospective and Irish documentary maker Pat Collins on his first fictional feature, Silence.

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  • 1 Aug 2013: Only God Forgives & The Heat

    Thu, 1 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robbie Collin talks to the director Nicholas Winding Refn about Only God Forgives, a film that has split critics. And to Bridesmaids director Paul Feig about cop comedy The Heat. Film journalists Catherine Bray and Rob Mitchell discuss the economics of the horror film and Jonathan Holiff explores the life and secrets of his father Saul Holiff, manager of Johnny Cash in his documentary, My Father and the Man In Black.

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  • 25 July 2013: Frances Ha & Birth of a Nation

    Thu, 25 Jul 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to writer/actor Greta Gerwig about her new film Frances Ha. Mark Gatiss looks at Porridge on the big screen. Plus Birth Of A Nation and the Ku Klux Klan on film and the box office trends for 2013 so far.

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  • 18 July 2013:The World's End; Breathe In; Hans Zimmer

    Thu, 18 Jul 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Edgar Wright on The World's End. Hans Zimmer on writing scres for film. Mark Gatiss looks back at Holiday On The Buses.

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  • 11 July 2013: Pacific Rim, We Steal Secrets, Blancanieves

    Thu, 11 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro on his summer blockbuster Pacific Rim; film maker Roger Graef on the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; black and white silent film Blancanieves reviewed by director Pablo Berger and film historian Ian Christie; and Mark Gatiss continues his series of cinema spin offs from British TV

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  • 4 July 2013: A Field in England, Mike Gatiss, The Bling Ring

    Thu, 4 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Ben Wheatley on A Field in England, Sofia Coppola on The Bling Ring, a review of Werner Herzog's The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser and Mark Gatiss on the big screen films spawned by TV classics

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  • 27 June 2013: This is the End, The Act of Killing and more

    Fri, 28 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Also, The Brood and Stories We Tell.

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  • Before Midnight and World War z

    Thu, 20 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Like Someone in Love; The Sea; World War Z. Also, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy tell Francine Stock about Before Midnight.

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  • 13 June 2013: Man of Steel and Paradise Trilogy

    Thu, 13 Jun 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Zack Snyder on Man of Steel; Neil Brand on superhero soundtracks; Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy.

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  • 6 June 13: Liberace & Therese Desqueyroux

    Thu, 6 Jun 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Michael Douglas about playing Liberace in Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra, which also stars Matt Damon plus Audrey Tautou talks about her new film Therese Desqueyroux. Also, film critic Dave Calhoun discusses Shane Meadow's new documentary Made of Stone and it's contribution to the way in which British films have explored particularly British music.

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  • 30 May 13: Neil Jordan Byzantium and Doctor Who

    Thu, 30 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to the director Neil Jordan about his new vampire film Byzantium starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan. He describes how he relished the chance to meddle with vampire stereotypes and rituals. And 50 years after Dr Who appeared on TV, we look at the Dr Who films that took to the big screen in Technicolor. We hear from its stars Bernard Cribbins and Roberta Tovey and from Dr Who writer and comedian Mark Gatiss. Plus trailers - too much information? Tasters or spoilers?

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  • 26 May 13: Cannes Special

    Tue, 28 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Cannes Special 2013 with Geoff Andrew and Robbie Collin.

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  • 23 May 13: Cannes Film Festival & Clio Barnard

    Thu, 23 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock on the hits and misses of the Cannes Film Festival, plus British director Clio Barnard on The Selfish Giant and Stephen Frears on Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. Plus Olivier Assayas on nostalgia and radical politics in Something In The Air.

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  • 16 May 13 Great Gatsby & The Cannes Film Festival

    Thu, 16 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock on The Great Gatsby premiere and the films to watch out for at the Cannes Film Festival. Jay Bulger on his Ginger Baker music documentary. Neil Brand on spy music.

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  • 9 May 13: Riz Ahmed & Jeff Nichols

    Thu, 9 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Riz Ahmed talks to Francine Stock about The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Plus director Jeff Nichols on Mississippi adventure, Mud. The writers/producers of Star Trek Into Darkness. And film maker Sarah Gavron explains how a holiday in Greenland became her latest documentary.

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  • Pedro Almodovar on I'm So Excited

    Thu, 2 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Pedro Almodovar tells Francine Stock his raunchy new comedy I'm So Excited is a commentary on Spanish politics. Actor Tom Courtenay looks back at Billy Liar, 50 years on. Adam Leon explains why he wanted to show the grittier, real New York in his new feature Gimme The Loot about young graffiti artists. And with The Reluctant Fundamentalist due for release next week, the young British actor Riz Ahmed tells the story of his big break and how he was discovered by the director Michael Winterbottom.

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  • 25 Apr 13: Steve Coogan & Jack Black

    Thu, 25 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Steve Coogan about The Look of Love and to Jack Black about Bernie. Both films are based on real people - how can biopics be honest and innovative? And the actor Terence Stamp looks back at this career from Billy Budd to The Collector, Theorem and The Limey as the British Film Institute opens a retrospective on his work next week.

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  • 18 Apr 13: Jeremy Irons on Trashed

    Thu, 18 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    This week the Film Programme debates whether films can really change the world. Francine Stock talks to Jeremy Irons about his documentary Trashed which looks at global waste and discusses the feature film Promised Land, starring Matt Damon and Frances McDormand, which tackles fracking. The director Susanne Bier explains why she wanted to reinvent the rom com and we hear from the actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz about his new film Rebellion.

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  • 11 Apr 13 - The Place Beyond the Pines

    Thu, 11 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Derek Cianfrance talks to Francine Stock about The Place Beyond the Pines. Documentary maker Dror Moreh on how he got former Israeli secret service chiefs to talk on film.

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  • 4 Apr 13 - Harmony Korine on Spring Breakers

    Thu, 4 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Harmony Korine about his new and most commercial film to date, Spring Breakers starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.

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  • 28 Mar 13 - Danny Boyle

    Thu, 28 Mar 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Oscar winning film director Danny Boyle about a lifetime spent making films, including his latest "Trance", a noirish art heist starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, in which a fine art auctioneer (McAvoy) joins forces with a hypnotherapist (Dawson) to recover a lost painting.

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  • 210313: John Boorman, Francois Ozon

    Thu, 21 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Francois Ozon about In The House; re-visits sixties thriller Point Blank with director John Boorman and discusses the unsettling Compliance with Craig Zobel

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  • 14March: Spirit of '45, The Paperboy

    Thu, 14 Mar 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock discusses Ken Loach's archive documentary The Spirit of '45 and the challenges of making a second film after a successful debut with director of Shifty, Eran Creevy. And a review of The Paperboy starring Nicole Kidman

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  • Stephen Soderberg and The Princess Bride

    Thu, 7 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Steven Soderbergh talks about his film Side Effects. And Tim Roth on Broken, a new British film that marks a debut for theatre director Rufus Norris. The 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride and Oscar-winning producer Andrew Ruhemann on his big break - the day Steven Spielberg came to call

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  • 28 Feb 2013: Mark Wahlberg & Richard Gere

    Thu, 28 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Mark Wahlberg about his latest role as an ex-cop in the thriller Broken City which also stars Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Richard Gere discusses charm and corruption which both feature heavily in Arbitrage, a film about high finance, greed and adultery. Neil Bennett from Digital Arts magazine explains why there's a crisis in the visual effects industry despite films like Life of Pi, which rely on such skills, topping the Oscars list.There's discussion of the Italian film Caesar Must Die, with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar played by real-life prisoners. And Alison Abbate, producer of Frankenweenie, on her passion for stop-motion animation.

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  • 21 Feb 2013: Tom Tykwer on Cloud Atlas

    Thu, 21 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to Tom Tykwer, one of the directors of the much-anticipated film Cloud Atlas. The actress Olga Kurylenko discusses her role in the latest offering from director Terrence Malick, To The Wonder. And the composer Neil Brand is at the piano to delve into the scores of children's films from classics like Mary Poppins to more recent films like Happy Feet and Frankenweenie.

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  • 14 Feb 2013: Judd Apatow, director of This Is 40

    Thu, 14 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The director Judd Apatow talks to Francine Stock about his new comedy This Is 40. Known for films such as Bridesmaids, Knocked Up and Anchorman, he describes the joys - and challenges - of directing his wife and children in his latest film. Oscar-nominee and supervising sound editor on Bond-movie Skyfall, Karen Baker Landers lays bare some of the techniques of her profession, including intriguing insights into how the sound can affect a film's rating. The documentary maker Alex Gibney explores child abuse in the Catholic Church in his new work Mea Maxima Culpa. And the Australian director Cate Shortland discusses Lore, her film inspired by the book The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert and why she decided to make the film in German, despite not speaking the language fluently herself.

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  • 10 Feb 2013 - BAFTA results special

    Mon, 11 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock is joined by critics Robbie Collin and Catherine Bray to discuss the BAFTA Awards - the winners, shocks, surprises and reaction from the ceremony. Sir Alan Parker, known for films such as Bugsy Malone, Fame and The Commitments looks back at his career as he receives a BAFTA Fellowship. And we go on set with Eve Stewart, production designer of Les Miserables.

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  • 7 Feb 2013 Helen Mirren and Alan Parker

    Fri, 8 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The director Sir Alan Parker celebrates becoming a BAFTA Academy Fellow and looks back at his career with Francine Stock. He discusses his most well-known films including Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Evita and speaks frankly of his concerns for the future of British film. Helen Mirren gives an insight into the little-known influence of Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife, whom she plays in Hitchcock. The Oscar-nominated production designer Eve Stewart describes how she brought C19th Paris to the big screen in Les Miserables and gives a sneak preview of her latest project - muppet nuptials. And critic Sandra Hebron on some of this week's international releases; the German film Barbara out on DVD and the cinema release of the film No, set in Chile and starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

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  • 31 Jan 2013 - Roger Michell on Hyde Park on Hudson

    Thu, 31 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Roger Michell talks to Francine Stock about his latest film Hyde Park on Hudson based on the extraordinary meeting between King George VI and President Roosevelt in New York State in 1939. BAFTA and Oscar nominee Jacqueline Durran discusses designing costumes for Anna Karenina, explaining why she brought a 1950s twist to 19th Century Russia. We hear from the critic Jane Graham in Glasgow on why The Wee Man, inspired by the real life criminal career of Paul Ferris, is doing do so well at the box office in Scotland, despite unfavourable reviews. And what's thought to be Richard Burton's first credited film role, The Last Days of Dolwyn, comes out on DVD for the first time, more than 60 years after it was made. The director Marc Evans, who made Trauma and My Little Eye, explores the mythology of the lost Welsh village.

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  • 24 Jan 2013 - Steven Spielberg on Lincoln

    Thu, 24 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    One of the world's most successful and influential directors, Steven Spielberg talks about his latest film, Lincoln, which is dominating the Oscar lists with 12 nominations. In a special extended interview, he talks to Francine Stock about his long courtship of Daniel Day-Lewis to play the leading role, the detailed historical research behind the production and the reaction of President Obama to the film. Also on the programme, there's discussion of how Lincoln has been represented on the big screen, from DW Griffith's controversial Birth of a Nation in 1915 to John Ford's Young Mr Lincoln in 1939 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 2012. Professor Ian Christie of Birkbeck University and the critic Karen Krisanovich debate the subject who has become something of a touchstone for American directors.

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  • 17 Jan 13: Kathryn Bigelow & Quentin Tarantino

    Thu, 17 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Quentin Tarantino talks to Francine Stock about his controversial film on slavery, Django Unchained; and Kathryn Bigelow discusses Zero Dark Thirty; And actor John Hawkes describes how he prepared for his role in The Sessions in which he plays a man suffering from polio who wishes to lose his virginity

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  • 10 Jan 13: Oscar Nominations, Les Miserables

    Thu, 10 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock interviews Tom Hooper, director of Les Miserables. Composer Neil Brand discusses his new score for the 1920s silent film classic, Underground. Oscar Nominations 2013

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  • 03 Jan 13: The 'Grey Pound'

    Thu, 3 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special edition of the programme, Francine Stock looks at a growing number of films aimed at an older audience, known within the industry as the 'grey pound'. Billy Connolly and Tom Courtenay discuss their retirement home comedy, Quartet, the directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman. Francine visits the set of Roger Michell's latest, Le Weekend, starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan as a retired couple trying to rekindle the romance of their honeymoon. Analyst Charles Gant reveals the films that made the industry sit up and notice the older cinemagoer, while president of Momentum pictures, Xavier Marchand, discusses his company's future plans for this audience. Plus, Dame Helen Mirren, one of the most bankable British stars of the last 30 years.

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  • 27 Dec 12: Unfilmable books

    Thu, 27 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special edition, Francine Stock and guests discuss difficult books adapted for the big screen. Deepa Mehta talks Midnight's Children, Ang Lee reveals the challenges of making Life of Pi, and Walter Salles discusses On the Road. Meanwhile, Sir Christopher Frayling, critic Tim Robey, and screenwriter Tony Grisoni look back over the years at cinema's attempts at realising 'unfilmable' books.

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  • 20 Dec 12: Life of Pi; The Impossible

    Thu, 20 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Ang Lee to discuss Life of Pi, the hugely anticipated big screen adaptation of Yan Martel's novel. Ewan McGregor reveals his reluctance to take on the part of a father searching for his family in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami in The Impossible, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Critic Nigel Floyd picks out his favourite films showing on television over Christmas. And Peter Jackson talks about his involvement with West of Memphis, a documentary focusing on the case of three teenagers arrested for the murders of three 8 year old children.

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  • 13 Dec 12 Peter Jackson on The Hobbit

    Thu, 13 Dec 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Sir Peter Jackson about his new film The Hobbit, the prequel to the hugely acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy. Plus a look back to the best films of 2012.

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  • Seven Psychopaths; I, Anna

    Thu, 6 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with director Martin McDonagh and actor Sam Rockwell to discuss their new film, Seven Psychopaths. Neil Brand deconstructs the distinctive score for Akira Kurosawa's 1961 samurai Western - Yojimbo. We sample a fine Bordeaux, the French film Tu Sera Mon Fils (You Will be My Son), a dynastic drama set in a vineyard, starring Niels Arestrup. As Britain's largest independent cinema chain, Picturehouse, joins forces with Cineworld, what does this mean for cinemagoers? Clare Binns, director of programming at Picturehouse, explains all. Mother and son team, Charlotte Rampling and Barnaby Southcombe, discuss their London neo-noir film, I, Anna.

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  • 29 Nov 12 Great Expectations; Sightseers

    Thu, 29 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    This week Francine meets with Ralph Fiennes who, fresh from Skyfall, is now rattling his leg-irons as Magwitch in Mike Newell's Great Expectations. Critic Ben Walters casts an eye over several films dealing with gay and transgender issues from Laurence Anyways and Keep the Lights On to the documentary, Call Me Kuchu, which paints a harsh picture of life as a homosexual in Uganda. Then two go psycho in a motorhome in Ben Wheatley's Sightseers. Comedy duo Alice Lowe and Steve Oram on their horror flick about caravanning and rage. And sticking with the outlandish, graphic novelist Alan Moore discusses his Northampton-style noir which he hopes will form a new model for filmmaking.

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  • 22 Nov 12 Gambit and The Hunt

    Thu, 22 Nov 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Colin Firth on his new film Gambit, and why he never expected to play posh people. The man behind Festen, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, discusses his timely drama The Hunt, about a nursery teacher accused of wrongdoing. Cinema owner Kevin Markwick tracks the origins of advertising on the big screen, unearthing ads from as far back as the 1890s. And critic Peter Bradshaw on the power of The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer's classic from 1928.

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  • Amour and Bradley Cooper

    Thu, 15 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Amour, the latest movie by Michael Haneke, is reviewed by Dr Catherine Wheatley and critic Jonathan Romney. Bradley Cooper discusses his dance around disruptive personality disorders in the romcom Silver Linings Playbook. Fashion journalist Chris Laverty pulls apart Ben Affleck's garb in Argo. And from 1970, there's romance - with more than a dash of satirical comedy - across the racial divide in a New York suburb on the verge of gentrification in Hal Ashby's The Landlord. We talk to its star, Beau Bridges.

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  • Ben Affleck and Paul Thomas Anderson

    Thu, 8 Nov 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ben Affleck on directing and starring in his Iranian hostage thriller, Argo. Director Sally El Hossaini on her award-winning debut, My Brother The Devil And director Paul Thomas Anderson talks about The Master, his enigmatic film that's generating so much debate

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  • Chris O'Dowd and Jacques Audiard

    Thu, 1 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Chris O'Dowd about his new film The Sapphires and Jacques Audiard discusses his award-winning film, Rust & Bone and a look at the movie classic, It Always Rains on a Sunday

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  • Daniel Craig on being James Bond

    Thu, 25 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Daniel Craig on being James Bond, working with Sam Mendez and Her Majesty the Queen. Actor Martin Compston discusses his new film Sister, set in the seedy underbelly of the Swiss ski slopes. Is Stanley's Kubrick's film The Shining just a horror film? Or is it about the Holocaust, the moon landing, or the massacre of Native American's - a new documentary, Room 237, claims it's about all three - and more. We hear from its director, Rodney Ascher. Plus Sir Christopher Frayling and critic Adam Smith discuss the pros and cons of film theory.

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  • Directors Benh Zeitlin and Sally Potter

    Thu, 18 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Apocalypse looms in the waterlogged deep south of America - director Benh Zeitlin talks Beasts of the Southern Wild. Cinema owner Kevin Markwick gives a potted history of the ad reel. Filmmaker Sally Potter discusses her latest, Ginger and Rosa, a teenage drama set at the start of the Cold War. And critic Scott Jordan Harris reveals his film of the year - a three hour epic - Woody Allen: A Documentary, directed by Robert B. Weide.

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  • Actor Martin Landau & author Michael Morpurgo

    Thu, 11 Oct 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Veteran actor Martin Landau discusses his role as the wise - if sinister - science teacher in Tim Burton's retro-fable Frankenweenie. Author Michael Morpurgo reflects on the two very different screen treatments of his books, War Horse and Private Peaceful. We reveal the winner of the first Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize, intended to encourage more and better scripts about science. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team behind Little Miss Sunshine, discuss their new film Ruby Sparks, about a novelist whose fictional creation comes to life.

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  • On the Road director Walter Salles

    Thu, 4 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock discusses the long-awaited screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road with the film's director, Walter Salles. Author and film historian, David Thomson, outlines his fears for the future of cinema. Clare Stewart, new director of the BFI London Film Festival, on her vision for this year's festival. Critic and journalist Karen Krizanovich on Sam Fuller's Park Row from 1952, a feisty flick chronicling the early days of the New York newspaper industry.

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  • Kylie Minogue on Holy Motors; Looper

    Thu, 27 Sep 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    This week Francine Stock meets with Kylie Minogue to discuss her transformation in to a French New Wave starlet in Leos Carax's Holy Motors. Joseph Gordon Levitt describes his preperation for playing the young Bruce Willis in Looper, a film that travels forward (and back) sampling previous sci-fi thrillers. Tahar Rahim, star of A Prohpet and Free Men, discusses Arab stereotyping on the big screen. And, Neil Brand is behind the piano to look at the trick of referencing and recycling classic scores in contemporary film.

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  • Jonathan Pryce on Hysteria and Oliver Stone

    Thu, 20 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock discuses prototype vibrators with Jonathan Pryce, star of Hysteria. Critic Adam Smith reassesses Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes A Woman Under The Influence. Oliver Stone's Savages sees Benicio del Toro in a familiar role as the bad-ass Mexican; he discusses Hispanic stereotypes. And an oddity from North Korea - Comrade Kin Goes Flying - the first ever UK/Belgian/North Korean co-production.

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  • Film:13 Sep: The best of the Toronto Film Festival

    Thu, 13 Sep 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock reports from the Toronto Film Festival with Terence Stamp and Roger Michell

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  • Anna Karenina, Lawless & Tabu 06 Sep 12

    Thu, 6 Sep 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Joe Wright about "Anna Karenina" - adapted for the screen by Tom Stoppard and starring Keira Knightly, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Sandra Hebron discusses the numerous screen adaptations of Tolstoy's epic novel. John Hillcoat and Nick Cave discuss Lawless - directed by John and adapted by Nick from Matt Bondurant's book "The Wettest Country In The World", a fictional account of the exploits of his paternal grandfather. Portugese film director Miguel Gomes discusses his third feature film, "Tabu", a film which probes Portugal's colonial past through the medium of cinema.

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  • Toby Jones & Mark Gatiss 30 Aug 12

    Thu, 30 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew Sweet meets with actor Toby Jones to discuss the weird word of the Berberian Sound studio, director Peter Strickland's love letter to Italian horror films of the 1970s. How do you make money from a British film? Producers Lisa Marie Russo and Matthew Justice discuss. Plus, Mark Gatiss rounds off his selection of favourite biopics with Gods and Monsters, starring Ian Mckellan as director James Whale.

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  • James Marsh on Shadow Dancer 23 Aug 12

    Thu, 23 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew Sweet meets with director James Marsh to discuss his IRA drama Shadow Dancer, starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough. Northern Ireland correspondent for the Independent newspaper David Mckittrick looks at the portrayal of the IRA on film. Mark Gatiss continues his selection of biopics - this week, Carey Grant as Cole Porter in Night and Day. Director Bart Layton on his compelling drama-doc The Imposter, which tells the story of a Frenchman who convinces a Texan family he is their son who has been missing for several years.

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  • Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger 16 Aug 12

    Thu, 16 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew Sweet meets with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to talk action heroes, male masculinity, and 19th century poetry. Star of The Birds and Marnie, Tippi Hedren, discusses her troubled relationship with Alfred Hitchcock. And Mark Gatiss selects another of his favourite biopics - Stephen Frear's Prick Up Your Ears, a study of playwright Joe Orton and his doomed relationship with his lover, Kenneth Halliwell.

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  • Jeremy Renner discusses The Bourne Legacy

    Thu, 9 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet meets with Jeremy Renner to discuss his role as the lead in The Bourne Legacy. We take a trip back in time with Austin Vince from The Adventure Travel Film Festival. Academic Melanie Williams champions an early kitchen sink drama from 1957, Woman in a Dressing Gown. And Mark Gatiss is back for the summer to pick 4 of his favourite biopics - first up, Lewis Gilbert's Carve Her Name With Pride, starring Virginia Mckenna. Producer: Craig Smith

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  • Ivor Novello 2 Aug 12

    Thu, 2 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet and guests look back at the film career of Ivor Novello, one of the most popular British entertainers of the 20th century. With contributions from actor Simon Callow, composer Neil Brand, academic Lawrence Napper, and former criminal Frankie Fraser.

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  • Mike Hodges & The Sugarman 26 Jul 12

    Thu, 26 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock discusses increases in UK cinema ticket sales with Charles Gant and Kevin Markwick. Director Mike Hodges appreciates Antonioni's striking use of colour in Red Desert from 1964. And Simon Chinn talks about his new documentary Searching for Sugar Man.

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  • 19 July 12 - Christopher Nolan; Nigel Havers

    Thu, 19 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Christopher Nolan about The Dark Knight Rises. Nigel Havers recalls Chariots of Fire, while film composer Neil Brand deconstructs that famous Vangelis score. Writer Iain Sinclair and artist Andrew Kotting discuss their pedalo odyssey, Swandown.

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  • 120712: Stephen Soderbergh & Kenneth Lonergan

    Thu, 12 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Stephen Soderbergh talks about his stripper film, Magic Mike and director Kenneth Longergan on his movie Margaret and the triumph of critical influence. And three generations of film critics discuss how the process has changed.

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  • 5 July 12: Rhys Ifans & Willem Dafoe

    Thu, 5 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ryhs Ifans on his role in The Amazing Spider Man and Willem Dafoe on his new film The Hunter. A discussion on science in film and God Bless America -a new film from TV comedian Bobcat Goldthwait

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  • 280612: William Friedkin & Todd Solondz

    Thu, 28 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    40 years on from The Exorcist, director William Friedkin discusses his latest, Killer Joe and Todd Solondz, discusses his latest, Dark Horse. Critics Robbie Collin and Jamie Dunn report from Britain's oldest film festival in Edinburgh. Journalist Anthony Baxter discusses his documentary about Donald Trump's golf course on the east coast of Scotland

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  • 21 June 12 Jason Segel & Stephen Frears

    Thu, 21 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with actor, screenwriter and puppeteer, Jason Segel to discuss his new film The Five Year Engagement and the box-office success, The Muppets. Critic Scott Jordan Harris dissects Carol Reed's IRA drama from 1947, Odd Man Out, starring James Mason. Director Nadine Labaki on her new film, Where Do We Go Now?, which puts the religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon under the microscope. Veteran British director Stehpen Frears talks about his gambling comedy, Lay the favourite, starring Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall. Producer: Craig Smith

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  • 14 June 12 David Cronenberg and Hugh Hudson

    Thu, 14 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with David Cronenberg to discuss his latest Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson. The man behind Chariots of Fire, director Hugh Hudson, on his ill-fated film from 1985 - Revolution, starring Al Pacino. Director Regan Hall and dramatist Roy Williams on Fast Girls, a film about four girls vying for medal glory on the running track. Producer: Craig Smith.

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  • 07 June 12 Simon Pegg & British humour

    Fri, 8 Jun 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Simon Pegg talks to Matthew Sweet about his latest comedy, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Producer Stephen Woolley joins them to celebrate British humour in film.

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  • 31 May 12 Charlize Theron

    Thu, 31 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Charlize Theron to discuss her role in two films out this week - Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman. It's been one of the most hyped films of the year, but does Ridley Scott's Prometheus deliver? Critic Tim Robey is here with his verdict. Neil Brand is behind the piano to study the use of music in films based on fairy tales. Tom Lawes, owner of the Electric Cinema in Birmingham, has made a documentary called The Last Projectionist. He discusses the dying trade of the 35mm projectionist.

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  • 24 May 2012 - Cannes Film Festival

    Thu, 24 May 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock reports from the 65th Cannes Film Festival, speaking to jury member Alexander Payne, director of Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson, and Ken Loach whose latest, The Angels' Share, is his 11th film in competition for The Palme d'Or.

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  • 17052012 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Thu, 17 May 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    A celebration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, considered by many to be Britain's Citizen Kane. With contributions from director Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.

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  • 100512: Julie Delpy and Jonny Lee Miller

    Thu, 10 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Jonny Lee Miller to discuss his role in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. Screenwriter Paul Laverty talks about his Bolivian epic, Even the Rain. Nigel Havers looks back at his time in Borneo with a wild Nick Nolte. Julie Delpy on 2 Days in New York, and why she wants to direct Woody Allen in her next film.

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  • 3 May 12: Tom Courtney & Neil Brand

    Thu, 3 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sir Tom Courtenay looks back at his first film role The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Neil Brand is behind the piano to study the music of the British New Wave. Critic Sandra Hebron discusses two psychological dramas of a different kind - Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, and Dirk Bogarde in Reiner Fassbinder's Despair

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  • 25 April - Tom Hiddleston & Janet McTeer

    Thu, 26 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Hiddleston talks about his role in The Avengers Assemble and Janet McTeer discusses her Oscar nominated role in Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close in the title role. Chris Langham talks to Francine about his part in the British film, Black Pond and critic Scott Jordan Harris looks at the work of Roger Ebert, the world's most famous film critic.

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  • 19 Apr 12 Emily Blunt and Juliette Binoche

    Thu, 19 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Emily Blunt to talk about her new film, an adaptation of Paul Torday's best-seller, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Director Kevin MacDonald makes the case for Bob Marley as one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century. Juliette Binoche talks about her new film, Elles, an exploration of modern day prostitution in Paris. Producer: Craig Smith.

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  • 12 Apr 12 Michael Sheen in Port Talbot

    Thu, 12 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special edition of the programme, Matthew Sweet travels to Port Talbot in Wales to meet one of its most famous sons, Michael Sheen. He discusses The Gospel of Us, the film version of his biblical passion play performed amongst the local community last Easter. The actor also takes Matthew on a tour of the town that produced two other stars of the big screen - Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins. Producer: Craig Smith.

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  • 05 Apr 12 This Must Be the Place; Headhunters

    Thu, 5 Apr 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock and film-maker Paolo Sorrentino discuss This Must Be the Place, starring Sean Penn as a jaded rock star. Morten Tyldum on his Norwegian thriller Headhunters. Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell professes his love for Jean Renoir's classic POW drama, La Grande Illusion.

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  • 29 March 12 Hugh Grant; Jafar Panahi

    Thu, 29 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In an extended interview, Francine Stock meets with Hugh Grant to talk about his new role as the voice of an incompetent buccaneer in the Aardman Animations 3-D stop-motion film, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. He also discusses his role in The Leveson Inquiry, and why he thinks the films of Jean-Luc Godard are pretentious nonsense. Also on the programme, a profile of Jafar Panahi, one of Iran's most famous directors, whose latest work, This Is Not A Film, is an attempt to make a film under house arrest. We also investigate the routes around the censors taken by earlier filmmakers in other countries.

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  • 22 Mar 12 Jennifer Lawrence; Brian Cox

    Thu, 22 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Jennifer Lawrence to discuss her lead role in The Hunger Games. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne discuss their new film, Kid with a Bike. Director Andrew Haigh on his indie breakthrough hit, Weekend, about an intimate relationship between two men in Nottingham. Actor Brian Cox does his best impression of Orson Welles and explains why he'll be performing the entire script of 'the greatest film never made', Welles's adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

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  • 15 Mar 12 Mark Wahlberg; Celebrating Ken Russell

    Thu, 15 Mar 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Mark Wahlberg to discuss his new film, Contraband, his love of European thrillers, and why his criminal record has helped his acting career. Polish director Agnieszka Holland discusses her new film, In Darkness, a real-life tale of a group of Jews who hid from the Nazis in the sewers of Lvov, in Poland. And a celebration of the late director Ken Russell, as Kim Newman reviews a new cut of The Devils, and from behind the piano Neil Brand deconstructs Russell's use of music in his films from Gustav Mahler to The Who.

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  • 9 Mar 12: John Cusack & Juliet Stevenson

    Thu, 8 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Cusack discusses his latest film, The Raven and Juliet Stevenson talks about working on Peter Greenaway's Drowning by Numbers. The team behind Cheek By Jowel's theatre company move to the big screen with Bel Ami and actor Riz Ahmed talks about working on Tess of the d'Urbervilles set in India

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  • 010312: Minnie Driver & Marc Evans

    Thu, 1 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Minnie Driver and director Marc Evans discuss their Welsh high school musical, Hunky Dory. How do Oscar winning films actually perform at the box office? Bernardo Bertolucci’s film The Conformist is re-examined and director Markus Schleinzer discusses his new film, Michael

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  • 230212:Woody Harrelson, Oscars' Diary & Black Gold

    Thu, 23 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Woody Harrelson talks about his new movie, Rampart; Stephen Frears on his favourite film, Otto Preminger's Laura; Grant Orchard & Sue discuss their Oscar-nominated short, A Morning Stroll and producer Ali Jaafar talks about his new film, Black Gold.

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  • 16 Feb: Max von Sydow and Ciaran Hinds

    Thu, 16 Feb 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to the actors Max von Sydow and Ciaran Hinds about their latest films and explores the world of cult director Norman J Warren. Also Neil Brand explains how atonal music and Hammer horror discovered that they were made for each other. Producer: Zahid Warley

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  • 09 Feb: A Dangerous Method

    Thu, 9 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    David Cronenberg talks about A Dangerous Method. James Watkins discusses Woman in Black, James Bobbin on The Muppets. Producer: Craig Smith

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  • 2 Feb The Descendants

    Thu, 2 Feb 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock and Alexander Payne discuss his Oscar-nominated film The Descendants.

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  • 26 Jan Three Oscar-nominated directors

    Thu, 26 Jan 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to three Oscar-nominated directors - Martin Scorsese, Michel Hazanavicius and Woody Allen. Uggie, the Jack Russell from The Artist, has been snubbed by the Academy despite an online campaign to have him receive a best actor nod. But should animals receive Academy Awards? Susan Orlean, author of a new biography of Rin Tin Tin, believes so. She explains why. Director Volker Schlöndorff discusses his Oscar winning film from 1979, The Tim Drum, an adaptation of Gunter Grass's celebrated novel of the same name. And former cast member of Radio 4's The Archers Felicity Jones discusses her new film, Like Crazy.

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  • 19 Jan Ralph Fiennes

    Thu, 19 Jan 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Ralph Fiennes about his Coriolanus and delves into the murky world of J.Edgar which is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts.

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  • 12 Jan 12 War Horse; Shame

    Thu, 12 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock weighs up the week's two big releases - Steven Spielberg's War Horse and Steve McQueen's Shame. Spielberg is already being tipped for an Oscar and McQueen has been gathering plaudits from all over the world for his film which features Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender in a study of sex addiction.

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  • 5 Jan 12 The Iron Lady; Mother and Child

    Thu, 5 Jan 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Film Programme strays into the territory of Greek tragedy this week embracing the family, family politics and politics itself. Francine Stock talks to Olivia Colman about playing opposite Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, Phyllida Lloyd's film about Margaret Thatcher; she discusses teenage pregnancy,lost daughters and redemption with Rodrigo Garcia the director of Mother and Child which stars Annette Bening and Naomi Watts; and she joins the critic Jonathan Romney to assess the celebrated Chilean film, Post Mortem which is released this month on DVD. Then, in a final flourish she invites the historian Jeffrey Richards, to reflect on the strange impact which an Atlantic crossing can have on a film''s title.

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  • 29Dec11: The Artist & Silent Films

    Thu, 29 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock and guests explore the enduring appeal of silent film as The Artist, a celebration of the era, opens in cinemas across the UK

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  • Daniel Craig and the late Ken Russell

    Thu, 22 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Daniel Craig about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, looks ahead to next year's likely hits and pays tribute to the genius of Ken Russell

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  • 151211: Eddie Marsen & Carol Morley

    Thu, 15 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Carol Morley talks to Francine Stock about her disturbing documentary, Dreams of a Life and one of the undisputed stars of British cinema, Eddie Marsan, shares a few acting tips. Andrew Collins gives his verdict on the nominations for this year's Golden Globes and Jonathan Romney and Hannah McGill pick the year's best foreign language films and look forward to 2012

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  • 081112: Nick Broomfield talks about his new film

    Thu, 8 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Directors abound this week. Nick Broomfield discusses his documentary on Sarah Palin, Ben Wheatley sketches the motives behind Kill List and Mike Cahill explains Another Earth.

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  • Martin Scorsese on Hugo and the future of cinema.

    Thu, 1 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Martin Scorsese talks to Francine Stock about cinema's future, his passion for its history and the way he's used 3D to conjure them both to dazzling life in his new film, Hugo.

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  • Kenneth Branagh, Nanni Moretti & Michael Shannon

    Thu, 24 Nov 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Conflict is this week's theme. It begins with the clash between Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier during the filming of The Prince and The Showgirl - a story which lies at the heart of Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn starring Kenneth Branagh and Michelle Williams; it continues with the friction caused when belief bumps into psychoanalytic dogma in Nanni Moretti's We Have a Pope; it encompasses the struggle between invading Nazis and Welsh farmers in Resistance - a counterfactual film made by Owen Sheers and Amit Gupta; and it concludes with Michael Shannon's fight with his personal demons in Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols' follow up to Shotgun Stories. Francine Stock lends an ear to all the factions and questions their assertions in this week's Film Programme.

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  • Film:17 Nov 11: Terence Davies on The Deep Blue Sea

    Thu, 17 Nov 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Terence Davies plunges into The Deep Blue Sea and Daniel Henshall explains why he seized the chance to play Australia's most notorious serial killer in Snowtown

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  • Bruce Robinson, Errol Morris and Andrea Arnold

    Mon, 14 Nov 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Film Programme this week features ill -fated romance, outer space and excessive drinking. So something for everyone! Francine Stock talks to Withnail's creator, Bruce Robinson about his return to directing with The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp; Errol Morris will be discussing his new documentary --Tabloid -- about Joyce McKinney the former beauty queen known to some readers and newspaper editors in the Seventies as the woman at the centre of the sex in chains scandal;and Fish Tank's director Andrea Arnold explains her involvement with Wuthering Heights. Then to round it all off the critic Nigel Floyd revisits the cult science fiction film, Silent Running which gave Bruce Dern his first lead role as a kind of cosmic gardener.

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  • John Landis and Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Fri, 4 Nov 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock meets three of the biggest stars in American cinema - Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Landis and Miranda July. Philip Seymour Hoffman will be discussing his debut as a director, Jack Goes Boating and the challenge of playing a man whose integrity is matched by his diffidence. Miranda July offers a few tips on how to navigate the charming but quirky world of The Future where cats speak and time stands still; and John Landis - the director of An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller video - explains why he's always been fascinated by monsters in the movies. The critic, Andrew Collins, will also be popping in to evaluate the nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards - and what they say about the health of our film industry.

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  • Roland Emmerich and Beau Willimon

    Fri, 28 Oct 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francine Stock meets with director Roland Emmerich whose new film Anonymous claims William Shakespeare is not the man behind the plays. Is George Clooney a future President of the United States of America? His character in the Ides of March is hoping to go all the way to the White House - at any cost. The man behind the film Beau Willimon discusses the grubby game of getting elected. Mexican filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo explains why his film Miss Bala is a desperate plea to the Mexican authorities to rid his country of organised crime. Analogue film made by the old photochemical process is fast becoming a thing of the past. It's been announced that a trio of leading film camera manufacturers - Arri, Panavision and Aaton - have made their last. Paul J Franklin - the man responsible for the onscreen wizardry of Christopher Nolan's Batman films - laments its demise.

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  • A celebration of 1970's American Cinema

    Fri, 21 Oct 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special edition of the Film Programme Francine Stock and guests travel back four decades to what might be the most extraordinary year in American cinema - 1971. The year that saw the release of such films as Klute, The Last Picture Show, The French Connection and Carnal Knowledge

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  • Tilda Swinton, Julia Leigh & British Film

    Mon, 17 Oct 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tilda Swinton discusses her role in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Julia Leigh talks about her erotically charged debut Sleeping Beauty. Director Goran Olsson discusses his documentary Black Power Mix Tape and Francine and guests debate the current healthy state of British cinema.

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  • Woody Allen

    Fri, 7 Oct 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock travels to Manhattan for an extended interview with the supreme exponent of screen neurosis in the 1970s and beyond, Woody Allen, currently enjoying his biggest box office success in years with Midnight in Paris. Producer: Craig Smith

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  • Lars Von Trier on new film Melancholia

    Fri, 30 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Lars von Trier about his new film Melancholia; John Madden reveals the details of his new spy thriller The Debt; Ali Samadi Ahadi discusses his film documenting the protests in Iran in 2009, The Green Wave. And Francine also looks at digital projection and why it's leaving some cinema goers in the dark.

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  • Nicholas Winding Refn

    Fri, 23 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Nicholas Winding Refn about his new film, Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as a stuntman who drives getaway cars in his spare time. A collection of early Humphrey Jennings films are reviewed by the British filmmaker’s biographer Kevin Jackson. There's also an interview with Andrew Rossi who went undercover to produce Page One, a documentary about the New York Times and Neil Brand is on hand to discuss some of your least favourite film scores.

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  • FilmProgramme: Mike Figgis

    Fri, 16 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mike Figgis on Nicholas Ray's last film and Frank Cottrell Boyce on screenwriting.

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  • Gary Oldman and Marni Nixon

    Fri, 9 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Gary Oldman talks to Francine Stock about playing George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and Marni Nixon recalls her part in one of the great musicals- West Side Story

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  • Jane Eyre and Self Made

    Fri, 2 Sep 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Moira Buffini on screenwriting Jane Eyre; Martin Scorsese on Italian cinema; Athina Rachel Tsangari's Greek film Attenberg inspired by the wild life documentaries of Sir David Attenborough and artist Gillian Wearing's film, Self Made.

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  • One Day and The Skin I Live In

    Fri, 26 Aug 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to Anne Hathaway about mastering a Yorkshire accent for One Day; Elena Anaya on acting for Pedro Almodovar in The Skin I Live In; and Jonathan Balcon on the re-release of Ealing comedies Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Lavender Hill Mob.

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  • Cowboys & Aliens and Vera Day

    Fri, 19 Aug 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Matthew Sweet talks to Harrison Ford about Cowboys & Aliens, discusses a Brazilian horror classic with Mark Gatiss and hears how Vera Day put Marilyn Monroe's nose out of joint

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  • Project Nim, Roman Gavras & Mark Gatiss

    Fri, 12 Aug 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    James Marsh, winner of an Oscar for Man on Wire, talks about his new film, Project Nim. The debut film from Roman Gavras - Our Day Will Come and more from Mark Gatiss on horror movies

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  • Dominic Cooper & The Light of Asia

    Fri, 5 Aug 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dominic Cooper talks to Matthew Sweet about playing Saddam Hussein's psychopathic son, Uday as well as his double and Mark Gatiss revels in Franju's horror classic, Nuits Rouges

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  • Anjelica Huston; Mark Gatiss on Horror

    Fri, 29 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In this week's Film Programme Matthew Sweet talks to Hollywood royalty, Anjelica Huston. Their extended conversation embraces her latest excursion into kids films, Horrid Henry but also her reflections on Montgomery Clift, Jean Paul Sartre, Dick and Dom, her father and childhood in Ireland. She's joined by the designer, Wayne Hemingway, who shares his enthusiasm for the vintage film, Jazz on a Summer's Day and by Mark Gatiss who reveals the extraordinary story of the Spanish Dracula in the second instalment of his series about foreign horror.

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  • Jennifer Aniston; Mike Mills; Mark Gatiss

    Fri, 22 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Modern love is the focus in this week's film programme presented by Matthew Sweet. A septuagenarian Christopher Plummer comes out after forty years of marriage when his wife dies in Mike Mills' Beginners; Jennifer Aniston plays a randy dentist in Seth Gordon's new film, Horrible Bosses; and Rita Hayworth torments herself and Glenn Ford in the luminescent, Gilda. There's also the first of six trips into the weird and wonderful world of horror with the comedian and actor, Mark Gatiss.

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  • The legacy of Harry Potter; Aidan Gillen; Jane Asher

    Mon, 18 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As the Hogwarts Express prepares to chug off into the sunset Francine Stock reflects on the legacy of Harry Potter. We’ll also be talking to Aidan Gillen about his role in Treacle Jnr - the new film by the much lauded independent director, Jamie Thraves who remortgaged his home to fund the feature. Jane Asher shares her thoughts about starring in Skolimowski's cult classic, Deep End. And we'll also be hearing about Martin Scorsese's programme of films for the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall, and other innovative screening locations, from the Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to an East End boxing club.

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  • Film Programme: The Tree of Life and David Schwimmer

    Fri, 8 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Film director Terence Malick on The Tree of Life and two cautionary tales: David Schwimmer's new film Trust and Bertrand Tavernier's The Princess of Montpensier. And pianist Neil Brand on supernatural film scores...

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  • Tom Hanks on Larry Crowne

    Fri, 1 Jul 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Tom Hanks to discuss his new comedy Larry Crowne. Critic Karen Zarindast discusses Asghar Farhadi's A Separation, a tale of a troubled marriage. Director Bob Rafelson looks back at his celebrated feature from 1970, Five Easy Pieces, starring Jack Nicholson. Film historian Ian Christie discusses a glut of Russian-made films inspired by the cosmos. Producer: Craig Smith.

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  • Kristen Wiig

    Fri, 24 Jun 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Comedian Kristen Wiig on Bridesmaids, her rom-com from the female point of view. Director Denis Villeneuve discusses his Oscar-nominated film Incendies. Viva Riva director Djo Munga reveals his struggle to make the Congo's first gangster film. This month marks the centenary of Bernard Herrmann's birth. Friend and fellow composer Laurie Johnson remembers.

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  • Film:Kevin Macdonald, Brendan Gleeson & Paolo Sorrentino

    Fri, 17 Jun 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Kevin Macdonald and Brendan Gleeson share top billing in this week's Film Programme which also features a report on Edinburgh's International Film Festival which opened this week.

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  • FilmProgramme: Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in Potiche

    Fri, 10 Jun 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in Potiche; Ivan Passer's lost gem from the '80's Cutters Way; cameraman, Seamus McGarvey and the BFI's Bryony Dixon to consider how doubling the frame rate at which films are shot might affect the clarity of the images and director Steve James on his new film The Interrupters.

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  • Ayrton Senna and American aristocrats

    Fri, 3 Jun 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In this week's edition of The Film Programme Francine Stock examines the very latest and very best current documentary releases, such as Asif Kapadia's much lauded Senna and Jerry Rothwell's subtle account of the family in the age of the sperm bank, Donor Unknown. The BBC's Storyville's editor, Nick Fraser, will be paying tribute to two acknowledged masters, the Maysles Brothers. And to round things off Charlie Phillips, one of the organisers of the Sheffield Documentary Festival, and the documentary film director Emily James discuss crowd funding - a business model that's revolutionising the genre.

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  • From X-Men to Pythagoras and Jane Russell.

    Fri, 27 May 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In the Film Programme this week Francine Stock talks to the screenwriter Jane Goldman about the latest X-Men feature; discusses metaphysics and the intractability of goats with Michelangelo Frammartino, the director of the brilliant and mysterious Le Quattro Volte; and shares in the author and critic Kim Newman's enthusiasm for a comedy thriller featuring Jane Russell, Robert Mitchum and Vincent Price. There's also a master class in the kind of music that makes an action sequence really fizz from Neil Brand.

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  • Cannes; Isadora; A restored Twenties classic

    Fri, 20 May 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    A view from Cannes, Karel Reisz' Isadora, a restored classic of silent cinema and this week's cinema with Francine Stock.

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  • Film Programme: Francine Stock talks to Emilio Estevez, Joe Cornish and top producer Jerry Bruckheimer. .

    Fri, 13 May 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    From multiplex to art house -- Francine Stock talks to Emilio Estevez, Joe Cornish and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and meets the man behind Pirates of the Caribbean, Jerry Bruckheimer.

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  • Film Programme - Joe Wright on his new film Hanna

    Fri, 6 May 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In the Film Programme this week Francine Stock talks to the director of Atonement, Joe Wright about his new film, Hanna; the charismatic Christoph Waltz, who stars in Water for Elephants, discusses the craft of screen acting; and the film historian Neil Brand reflects on cinema's ironic use of music. There's also a look back to two cult films released in 1968 - Bob Rafelson's Head and the even rarer Joanna, directed by Mike Sarne, which has just been released on DVD.

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  • Film Programme: Ray Winstone on new film Tracker

    Fri, 29 Apr 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ray Winstone on his new film Tracker and Christian Carion on spy movie Farewell.

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  • Little White Lies and The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Mon, 11 Apr 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to the director, Guillaume Canet, about his latest film, Little White Lies, which has sold five million tickets in France alone and is opening in cinemas here now. She's also joined by the writer, Paul Mayersberg and the historian, Pasquale Iannone. Paul will be discussing the genesis of Nicholas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth while, on the eve of a big Bertolucci season on London's Southbank, Pasquale considers the importance of his second feature, Before the Revolution. Last but not least, the critic Tony Rayns, examines China's attitude to foreign films and what the future might hold for directors trying to get a toehold in its huge market.

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  • Werner Herzog

    Fri, 25 Mar 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock discusses cave art with the veteran German director Werner Herzog and quizzes Kevin MacDonald about The Eagle, a version of Rosemary Sutcliff's classic book. There's also an interview with Brian Cox about two of his favourite films and the sound designer, Matt Wand, offers us a glimpse into the world of the Foley artist - the people who not only make Marilyn's heels go clickety clack and Clint's horses go cloppity clop but invite us to dream.

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  • Richard Ayoade

    Fri, 18 Mar 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Richard Ayoade and Joe Dunthorne discuss Submarine. Neil Brand is behind the piano to deconstruct the recurring hook in film scores from Taxi Driver to True Grit. Filmmaker Richard Jobson assesses The Singer Not the Song, starring Dirk Bogarde. Ken Loach talks about his latest - Route Irish.

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  • Fair game, Norwegian Wood, Benda Bilili.

    Fri, 11 Mar 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, the writers behind Fair Game, a political thriller starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Star Wars super-fan Jamie Benning explains why he has spent four years making three unofficial documentaries about the initial trilogy. Lesley Manville dissects her performance in Mike Leigh's Another Year. Director Anh Hung Tran discusses his adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood. Staff Benda Bilili are a collection of disabled musicians who have been propelled from the streets of Kinshasa to international acclaim thanks to a new documentary. Its co-director Renaurd Barret explains all. Producer: Craig Smith

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  • Joanna Hogg

    Fri, 4 Mar 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to British director Joanna Hogg about Archipelago, a tense and awkward family drama set on the island of Tresco. Director Andrew Ruhemann discusses his Oscar-winning animation, The Lost Thing. Francine visits The Junior Film Club in Lewes, Sussex to report on an inventive initiative to engage children in film. Director Marc Evans discusses his road movie Patagonia, starring the singer Duffy in her first film role.

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  • Oscar guide

    Fri, 25 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The awards season reaches its grand finale this Sunday with the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and Francine Stock is here with an indispensable guide to this year's crop of films hoping for Oscar glory. With contributions from, amongst others, Darren Aronofsky, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter and Mike Leigh. Film critic Adam Smith will explain why he won't be glued to the television late in to Sunday night. Australian director David Michod discusses his accomplished first feature Animal Kingdom, a family crime drama set in Melbourne, and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film festival last year. Producer: Craig Smith.

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  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

    Fri, 18 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to discuss Paul. Neil brand is here to give a musical guide through the world of dreams in film. Iranian director Rafi Pitts discusses The Hunter, a metaphorical meditation on the current political situation in his home country. Liverpudlian Geoff Woodbridge is a big fan of horror films. He's just watch one a day for the last year. He explains why and picks out a couple of favourites.

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  • Hailee Steinfeld and Keira Knightley

    Fri, 11 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Hailee Steinfeld the young actress who stars with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in The Coen Brothers' remake of True Grit. Sir Christopher Frayling is also on hand to give an assessment of the modern Western. Keira Knightely discusses her role in the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go. Author Jonathan Coe asseses the career of Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi, seen as one of the first 'feminist' directors. Director David O. Russell talks family politics in real-life boxing tale The Fighter.

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  • Helen Mirren on Brighton Rock

    Fri, 4 Feb 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock meets with Dame Helen Mirren star of a new version of Brighton Rock. Stephen Frears discusses his love of Howard Hawks and focuses on Only Angels Have Wings from 1939, starring Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth. Critic Nigel Floyd considers two films from the 1960s - Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment and A Blonde in Love. John Cameron Mitchell talks about his latest, Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

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  • Paul Giamatti & Donald Sutherland

    Fri, 28 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Paul Giamatti, the star of Sideways, about his new comedy drama Barney's Version. Donald Sutherland, the star of Don't Look Now and MASH, considers the difference between Hollywood in the 1970s and today. From Andrei Tarkovksy to Sylvester Stallone: Andrei Konchalovsky discusses state censorship, Stalin and Hollywood blockbusters. Lord David Puttnam, Asif Kapadia and Antonia Quirke reveal their final film diaries.

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  • Ken Loach and the pop-up cinema

    Fri, 21 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Inspired by stories of listeners staging their own site-specific screenings, Francine Stock tries to set up her own pop-up cinema. Along the way, Francine asks the help of various experts and societies about what you really need to organise a cinematic happening. But of course, what she needs most is a director who's willing to show their film and take part in the event. Will Ken Loach, the new patron of the British Federation Of Film Societies, be her knight in shining armour ?

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  • Black Swan & Blue Valentine 14 Jan 11

    Fri, 14 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock looks ahead to Radio 4's Film Season, asking for listeners' diaries of their movie watching habits over January. The result will be a snapshot of the nation's viewing preferences - where we watch films (on television, computer or in the cinema) and on what format - DVD or download. Francine will try to find out if the digital revolution has finally arrived or is it just a media myth, and to discern what we are watching, whether its new releases or old favourites. Plus, Francine will be publishing a record of her own viewing habits via Twitter during the season. Francine talks to award contenders Darren Aronofsky and Ryan Gosling, director of Black Swan and star of Blue Valentine respectively. Plus, actor/director Peter Mullan discusses NEDS, which stands for Non-Educated Delinquents.

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  • Helena Bonham Carter 7th Jan 11

    Fri, 7 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Helena Bonham Carter about playing the Queen Mother in The King's Speech and why she was like "marshmallow, but made with a welding machine". In anticipation of Radio 4's film season, the Film Programme is asking its listeners to keep a diary of their film-viewing during the month of January to get a snap-shot of how we watch movies in the 21st century Actor Diego Luna discusses his directorial debut Abel, which broke box-office records in his native Mexico Neil Brand begins a new series in which he demonstrates the unusual ways that film music can paint pictures in our heads

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  • Simon Beaufoy 31 Dec 10

    Fri, 31 Dec 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy on 127 Hours. The pick of world cinema in 2010 and 2011.

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  • Jesse Eisenberg & Jake Gyllenhaal 24 Dec 10

    Fri, 24 Dec 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal about his new comedy Love And Other Drugs. The star of The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, reveals why he's not on Facebook even though he played its creator Mark Zuckerberg Tamara Drewe scribe Moira Buffini and independent cinema owner Kevin Markwick discuss the year in film Colin Shindler reveals the most successful film of 1960, the year of La Dolce Vita, L'Avventura, Psycho, Peeping Tom and Saturday Night And Sunday Morning.

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  • Peter Weir and Catfish 17 Dec 10

    Fri, 17 Dec 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Peter Weir, the director of Witness and The Truman Show, about his new drama, The Way Back The directors of Catfish, one of the big hits of the Sundance Film Festival, discuss their documentary about an on-line romance that takes a turn for the surreal. Nikki Bedi meets the members of a community who saved their cinema from closure in Prestatyn and learns the secrets of their success Writer Andrew Collins considers the influence of video games on modern movies and asks if they really have taken cinema to the next level

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  • Airplane 10 Dec 10

    Fri, 10 Dec 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The creators of Airplane, Jerry and David Zucker, discuss the comedy's 30 year legacy and its star Leslie Nielsen Ex-Bond villain Matthieu Amalric reveals some of 007's secrets The Film Programme continues its series on the quiet revolution in community cinemas, talking to local film heroes and taking an audio 'snapshot' of some of the most lively and memorable places to watch film around the country.

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  • Monsters 03 Dec 10

    Fri, 3 Dec 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Gareth Edwards on his D-I-Y movie Monsters. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett reveals the tricks of the composer's trade. Nikki Bedi visits Chorley Empire Community Cinema where the dress code is sometimes fancy. Dave Phillips from The Abergavenny Film Society discusses their opinions of The Maid.

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  • Graham King 25 Nov 10

    Fri, 26 Nov 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Producer Graham King on working with Scorsese and Angelina Jolie. Nikki Bedi visits The Star And Shadow in Newcastle as part of The Big Film Society tour of the United Kingdom. Etienne Comar discusses the real life drama behind Of Gods And Men. Colin Shindler turns back time to November 1960.

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  • Anton Corbijn 19 Nov 10

    Fri, 19 Nov 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Director Anton Corbijn on his new film, The American. A report on the Heartland film society in Aberfeldy. Director Fernando Trueba and designer Javier Mariscal discuss Chico and Rita. Christopher Frayling on the Mexican Revolution in film.

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  • Mike Leigh 05 Nov 10

    Fri, 5 Nov 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In an extended interview, Francine Stock talks to Mike Leigh about his latest drama, Another Year Actress Phyllida Law remembers the work of her husband Eric Thompson and the Magic Roundabout spin-off movie, Dougal And The Blue Cat, which is released on DVD for the very first time Director Matt Reeves discusses his reasons for making an American version of the critically acclaimed Swedish vampire film Let The Right One In

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  • Lisa Cholodenko & Carlos 29 Oct 10

    Fri, 29 Oct 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock talks to Lisa Cholodenko, director of The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a couple whose relationship begins to founder when their children track down their biological father. Screenwriters Moira Buffini, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Beaufoy reveal the secrets of a good ending Olivier Assayas, the director of Carlos, discusses geo-politics, international terrorism and the reason why his five and a half hour epic is not eligible for an Oscar.

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  • Three Writers 22 Oct 10

    Fri, 22 Oct 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Francine Stock hosts a discussion with three screenwriters, including The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy, Hilary And Jackie writer Frank Cottrell Boyce and Moira Buffini, who adapted Tamara Drewe and Jane Eyre for the big screen Archivist and director Kevin Brownlow discusses his honorary Oscar which he will receive next month Nigel Floyd on the award-winning Possession with Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani Colin Shindler turns back the clock and reveals what critics really thought of Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

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  • Simon Beaufoy, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Moira Buffini 15 Oct 10

    Fri, 15 Oct 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, 24 Hour Party People and Welcome To Sarajevo scribe Frank Cottrell Boyce, and Tamara Drewe adaptor Moira Buffini reveal some secrets of screenwriting. Neil Brand joins Francine Stock to play and discuss the work of composer Max Steiner, famous for Casablanca and Gone With The Wind Matthew Sweet pays tribute to Barry Evans, the likely lad of British cinema and television in the 1970s Kim Newman ventures into The Night Of The Demon, the classic horror movie finally being released on DVD this week

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  • Oliver Stone & Rhys Ifans 08 Oct 10

    Fri, 8 Oct 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Oliver Stone on his return to Wall Street. Rhys Ifans and Bernard Rose discuss Mr Nice. Tim Hetherington revisits Restrepo, his documentary about the war in Afghanistan. Pasquale Iannone reviews Videocracy and Vincere

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  • Murray Melvin & Mark Cousins 01 Oct 10

    Fri, 1 Oct 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Murray Melvin reveals the reason why he never picked up his award for best actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Mark Cousins describes what happened when he brought cameras to a small village in Kurdistan and let the children make their own films. Rodrigo Cortes on making a movie set entirely in a coffin

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  • Ben Affleck 24th Sept 10

    Fri, 24 Sep 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ben Affleck on why he rang Warren Beatty and Sean Penn for advice. Francine visits two of the oldest cinemas in the country - The Phoenix in East Finchley and Duke Of York's in Brighton. Robin Williams on World's Greatest Dad. Colin Shindler sends a dispatch from September 1960

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  • Stephen Woolley & Spot Sam Kydd 17 Sept 2010

    Fri, 17 Sep 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    An exclusive interview with Stephen Woolley on the set of Made In Dagenham. Jonathan Kydd reveals the popularity of the game Spot Sam Kydd. Debra Granik takes us on a virtual tour of the Ozark Mountains, the location for her new drama, Winter's Bone

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  • Stephen Frears & John C Reilly 10 Sept 10

    Fri, 10 Sep 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Stephen Frears goes wild in the country with Tamara Drewe. John C Reilly makes it up as he goes along in Cyrus. Neil Brand's unique audio description of Metropolis.

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  • Thelma Schoonmaker 03 Sept 10

    Fri, 3 Sep 10

    Duration:
    28 mins

    An exclusive interview with Thelma Schoonmaker on Shutter Island and Hugo Cabaret. Opera singer William Shimell tells Francine Stock about his feature film debut opposite Juliette Binoche in Certified Copy, and Narguess Farzad reveals why Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami could only make the film in Europe. Beau Travail director Claire Denis discusses the influence of A Bout De Souffle, plus assistant director Pierre Rissient takes us behind the scenes of Godard's revolutionary film

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