Saturday 15th January to Saturday 29th January

One hundred years after the first Hollywood film studio opened in 1911, Radio 4's two-week film season explores how "going to the movies" has changed over the last century and where our relationship with film is heading.

Radio 4 Collections - Film Interviews

  1. Film Interviews A-Z

    From Affleck to Zelwegger, 200 interviews from the Radio 4 Archives.

Programme Highlights

  • Barry Norman

    Going to the Flicks

    Sat 15th Jan and Sat 22nd Jan, 8pm

    Barry Norman explores how the experience of going to the cinema in Britain has changed over the last one hundred years.

  • Asif Kapadia

    Exploding Cinema

    Sunday 16th January, 1.30pm

    Asif Kapadia uncovers Exploding Cinema - a coalition of underground filmmakers who challenge us to rethink the way we watch and rate film.

  • Cinema audience

    Brief Encounters

    Weekdays, from Monday 17th 12.53 - 12.57pm

    These mini- features will transport listeners to the cinemas across the world where they will hear from the owners, the audiences and those whose lives revolve around cinema.

  • Reel of film

    Life at 24 Frames A Second

    Weekdays, from Monday 17th 3.45-4.00pm

    David Thomson presents a ten-part series in which he takes a personal journey exploring how cinema has changed people.

  • Hollywood road sign

    Hollywood: The Prequel

    Tuesday 18th January, 9am

    Francine Stock examines this early example of globalisation, discovering exactly when and why it happened.

  • Isaac Julien

    Isaac Julien's Guide To Artists Filmmaking

    Tuesday 18th Jan, 11.30am

    Leading artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien gives listeners an insider's view to the approaches, issues, developments and setbacks facing leading artists working in film.

  • Reel of film

    The Film Programme

    Friday 21st January, 4.30pm

    Inspired by stories of listeners staging their own site-specific screenings, Francine Stock attempts to set up her own pop-up cinema.

  • Matthew Sweet

    Pocket Cinema

    Sunday 23rd January, 1.30pm

    Matthew Sweet looks at how the mobile phone is transforming the way we watch - and make - movies.

  • Hollywood road sign

    Hollywood: The Sequel

    Tuesday 25th January, 9am

    Francine Stock considers whether the digital revolution will impact on the United States' grip on the global market.

  • Mark Lawson

    Front Row

    Tuesday 25th January, 7.15pm

    Oscar nominations special.

  • Cinema audience

    Brief Encounters: A World View of Cinema

    Saturday 29th Jan 8pm

    A chance to hear the entire Brief Encounters series again woven into a discussion about the state and health of cinema around the globe.

Film Interviews

Kate Winslett, Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Russell Crowe

Listen to over two hundred interviews from Radio 4's Film Collection site.

Gurinder Chadha's family Christmas

Scene from Gurinder Chadha's video

View a specially commissioned 'Pocket Film' by director Gurinder Chadha, shot on a mobile phone.

Film Season TV Trailer

Film Trail

Watch the Film Season TV Trail on The Film Programme site.

Podcasts

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