Werner Herzog, Emma Rice, Holiday Camps

Matthew Sweet talks to legendary film director Werner Herzog about his latest documentary The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams. As well as his idiosyncratic feature films like Fitzcarraldo, Herzog has established a reputation for making distinctive documentaries about man's relationship with nature, notably the award-winning Grizzly Man. In the new film, Herzog takes his camera through the Chauvet Caves in southern France to the oldest rock art known and discovers the earliest form of cinema.

Jacques Demy's musical The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg is the latest movie to get the theatrical treatment, following on from the box-office success stories Legally Blonde and Dirty Dancing. The company behind the latest production memorably staged Brief Encounter in a West End cinema, combining film and live action to seamless effect. The director Emma Rice tells us her plans for Demy's candy-coloured fantasy which starred Catherine Deneuve and a memorable score by Michel LeGrand.

To celebrate Butlin's 75th birthday, Matthew talks to ex-Redcoat Roy Hudd and photographer Martin Parr who has edited a book of historic photographs which chronicle the heyday of the British holiday camps.

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