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Radio 4's weekly look at the world of film, with Francine Stock. Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses Phantom Thread, Daniel Day Lewis's farewell to the film industry.

With Francine Stock

Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses Phantom Thread, Daniel Day Lewis' farewell to the film industry.

There's another episode of Pitch Battle, in which historians nominate a suitable candidate for the movie treatment, a historical figure who has not yet been the subject of bio-pic. This week Helen Antrobus champions Ellen Wilkinson, the five foot "mighty atom" who led the Jarrow March.

Anna Smith explains why she's spent the last twenty five years watching Groundhog Day over and over again.

Perfume expert Dariush Alavi examines one of the few films to have been named after a scent, Black Narcissus, and explains what the movie smells like to him.

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28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Paul Thomas Anderson
Interviewed Guest Helen Antrobus
Interviewed Guest Anna Smith
Interviewed Guest Dariush Alavi

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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.

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