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Francine Stock with the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Award-winning filmmaker Clio Barnard discusses her drama Dark River. Plus Neil Brand on Cinema Paradiso.

With Francine Stock

Award winning film-maker Clio Barnard discusses her latest drama Dark River, based on scientific research conducted at the Wellcome Institute.

Critics Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Briony Hanson go toe-to-toe to get their chosen director into the Film Programme's A to Z. This week it's the Wachowskis versus Wong Kar-Wai. As an alternative option, Pamela Hutchinson makes the case for film pioneer Lois Weber.

Composer Neil Brand reveals how Ennio Morricone's score for Cinema Paradiso changed the sound of romantic pictures

Rosemary Fletcher re-watches Kill Bill in the light of Uma Thurman's recent complaints about its director Quentin Tarantino's behaviour on set.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Clio Barnard
Interviewed Guest Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Interviewed Guest Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest Rosemary Fletcher


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