|Chris Tookey presents the weekly film programme. Join in the discussion by visiting the Radio 4 Arts message board. |
|Chris is Film Critic for the Daily Mail. He is author of The Critics’ Film Guide, and was Chairman of the British Film Critics’ Circle between 1994 and 1998. |
Before he turned to writing and broadcasting full-time, 15 years ago, he produced and directed hundreds of TV programmes. He has written the book, music and lyrics for ten stage musicals, the most recent of which is Hard Times, which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced.
|Ray Winstone in King Arthur|
King Arthur gets the Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster treatment in a new version of the legend about to be released. Chris Tookey talks to the film's director Antoine Fuqua and star Ray Winstone, who plays the veteran knight Bors.
Before Sunset, the sequel of the 1995 film Before Sunrise is released in cinemas this week with the same team of director Richard Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Nine years on Julie Delpy describes to Back Row how the characters have changed.
The Stepford Wives
With a new release due out of the classic The Stepford Wives, Chris Tookey talks to the original film's director Bryan Forbes and his missus - one of said Wives - Nanette Newman.
Chris Tookey talks to film director Jean Jacques Annaud, whose curious CV includes The Name of the Rose, Seven Years in Tibet, Enemy at the Gates and his latest Two Brothers, the story of two tiger cubs.
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