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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 December 2011

Mad Men star Jared Harris discusses playing the iconic villain Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. We also review the film in the company of film writers Nigel Floyd and Alan Barnes .

'Sherlock Holmes On Screen' (Updated edition) - Author, Alan Barnes discuss the updated version of his book about Conan Doyle's master detective on screen. It surveys over a century's worth of his exploits in film and television, from the silent era to the present day and now is updated with entries on the BBC's modern-day Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and director Guy Ritchie's all-action Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr .

'Meet Me In St Louis' - Allison Kerr discusses this classic title from 1944; one of the greatest musicals ever made, it tells the story of a turn-of-the-century family in suburban, midwestern St. Louis.

Our DVD Pick of the Week is The Guard. We have another chance to hear from the writer and directer John Michael McDonagh about this critically acclaimed film which stars Brendan Gleason as an unorthodox Irish policeman who joins forces with a straitlaced FBI agent, (played by Don Cheadle,) to take on international drug smuggling.

Dreams of A Life - We review this unsettling documentary about the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003; her body wasn't discovered for three years!


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