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The Film Programme
Fridays 16:30- 17:00.
Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
This week
Friday 22nd December 2006
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Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum
Ricky Gervais on Night at the Museum; director Tom Tykwer on one of cinema's biggest nude scenes; and Clint Eastwood profiled.
On The Film Programme this week:

Night at the Museum
Francine Stock talks to Ricky Gervais about playing opposite Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum, a comedy about a New York museum where all the exhibits come to life after dark. The film's director, Shawn Levy, also explains why he ended up as stunt double for a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Night at the Museum (PG) is out on Boxing Day.

Clint Eastwood
Flags of our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the story of a photograph which became one of the most immediately recognisable of all images of war. As the film reaches British screens, Nigel Floyd joins Francine to discuss Eastwood's distinguished career as a director.

Flags of our Fathers (15) is out now.

Eric Rohmer
Film critic Agnes Poirier looks again at three of the earliest films by the French director Erich Rohmer, one of the key members of the French New Wave, as they are released on DVD.

Eric Rohmer: The Early Films is out now.

Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Francine talks to director Tom Tykwer about his screen version of Patrick Susskind's bestselling novel. It's a strange and lavish tale about a young man with the most sensitive nose in Paris, who becomes France's most notorious murderer. Tom Tykwer explains why he had to persuade more than 800 extras to take off their clothes to film it.

Perfume: Story of a Murderer (15) is out on Boxing Day.

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