Tom Hanks, Neve Campbell and American Indie Cinema
Francine Stock talks to actor Tom Hanks about his multiple roles in The Polar Express, a Christmas film about a magical train journey to the North Pole. We also look at the film's groundbreaking technology, a performance capture process where real performances by real actors are treated to look like animation.
American Independent Films
Two of the latest American independent films coming into cinemas in the UK are Garden State and Milwaukee Minnesota. Both films feature a young male protagonist who struggles against convention and teams up with a quirky young woman. So have American indies become as formulaic as the blockbusters? Critic Nigel Floyd and Artistic Director of the London Film Festival Sandra Hebron discuss.
Neve Campbell, star of the Scream movies, explains how she mastered the English accent for her role as Princess Elizabeth in the wartime comedy Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
Gone with the Wind
On Christmas Day we will have a special programme about the 1939 film Gone with the Wind. If you have any experiences or memories associated with Victor Fleming's classic please let us know - either by post at The Film Programme, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.