Main content

The Lone Ranger, Alan Partridge, Satyajit Ray, Silence

Robbie Collin talks to Johnny Depp about The Lone Ranger and his twist on Tonto, and to writer Armando Iannucci about Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Plus a Satyajit Ray retrospective.

Robbie Collin talks to Johnny Depp about The Lone Ranger and why he wanted his Tonto to be more than just a sidekick to the cowboy. And as the less than flattering reviews come in, Depp hits back saying the critics had doomed the film before it ever hit the big screen.

Radio host Alan Partridge returns with Alpha Papa in which the Norwich DJ becomes a hostage negotiator. Co writer Armando Iannucci explains why they waited so long to take Alan to the cinema.

As the British Film Institute looks back at the career of Indian film maker Satyajit Ray, the biographer Andrew Robinson and the director Sangeeta Datta explore his work, in particular the Apu Trilogy and The Big City which is re-released later this month.

The Irish documentary maker Pat Collins has made his first fictional feature, Silence, in which a sound recordist travels around Donegal trying to record a landscape free of man-made noise. He debates our relationship with sound and silence in life and in the cinema.

Producer: Elaine Lester.

Available now

28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Robbie Collin
Interviewed Guest Johnny Depp
Interviewed Guest Andrew Robinson
Interviewed Guest Sangeeta Datta
Interviewed Guest Pat Collins
Producer Elaine Lester

Broadcasts

The Scary Film Quiz

The Scary Film Quiz

Can you figure out the scary film's name from just a brief description of a famous scene?

The Ridley Tricky Alien Quiz

The Ridley Tricky Alien Quiz

In space, no one can hear you get all the answers wrong.

Mars in the Movies Quiz

Mars in the Movies Quiz

How well do you know the films featuring the red planet?

Try our First Lines Quiz

Try our First Lines Quiz

How well do you know the opening lines to iconic films? Test your knowledge here.

Podcast