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The Film Programme: Episodes

Actress Robin Wright reveals which director told her that there would be no need for actors in 20 years time, thanks to digital technology which can scan their every expression. Director David Michod answers his critics who said there was no plot in his revenge drama The Rover. With several Oscars for ...
John Slattery, aka Roger Sterling in Mad Men, discusses his directorial debut, God's Pocket, one of the last films to star Philip Seymour Hoffman. Lilting director Hong Khaou reveals the personal story behind his new drama about a gay man who tries to form a bond with the mother of his late partner. ...
With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals his favourite screen detectives in the last instalment of his series. Richard Ayoade discusses his dystopian adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Double. Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris discuss the perils of working with mechanical effects in Michel ...
With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals the identity of one of his favourite screen detectives in another instalment of his series. Hercules labours again in the form of ex-wrestler Dwayne Johnson, the latest in the long line of body builders who have played the son of Zeus. Christopher ...
With Matthew Sweet. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up another of his favourite screen detectives. St Etienne's Bob Stanley picks his favourite London soundtrack. Penny Eyles and Angela Allen reveal some of the script supervisors' trade secrets, from working on classics like The African Queen, ...
Richard Linklater discusses the reasons he made a film over 12 years. Boyhood charts the progress of a young boy from six to eighteen and Linklater reveals why his young actors never saw the movie until it was completed and why he hasn't come to terms with the project finally being over.
With Matthew Sweet. In a new series on The Film Programme, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals his favourite movie detectives, starting with Alastair Sim's lugubrious Inspector Cockrill. Peter Fonda remembers his Easy Rider co-star Dennis Hopper and recalls their legal dispute about the authorship ...
Francine Stock talks to director Diego Quemada-Díez about his immigration odyssey The Golden Dream and the influence of his mentor Ken Loach. Neil Brand tinkles the ivories and discusses where Jersey Boys fits in to biopic musicals. Mrs Brown’s boys da movie is out this week and the Film Programme ...
Toby Jones discusses what it was like working with young refugees whose life stories form the plot of Leave To Remain. French star Fanny Ardant plays a sixtysomething woman who embarks on an affair with a man twenty years her junior in Bright Days Ahead. Spring In A Small Town is considered one of the ...
Amma Assante, the director of Belle, discusses the real life story of a mixed-race young woman who was brought up as an aristocrat by her uncle in 18th century London. Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris talk about Chinese Puzzle, the final instalment of a trilogy that's spanned 12 years and has proved a ...
Kevin Spacey talks about his documentary NOW: In The Wings On A World Stage about the making of his theatrical production of Richard III. Fruitvale Station, the true story of the fatal shooting of an African-American man by a police officer. Director Ryan Coogler reveals the difficulties of making a ...
With Antonia Quirke. Ken Loach talks about his latest political drama Jimmy's Hall, set after the partition of Ireland when pragmatism and idealism clashed, often violently. Emmanuelle Seigner describes working with husband Roman Polanski on Venus In Fur about the sado-masochistic relationship between ...
With Antonia Quirke. Actor/director John Turturro explains why his barber helped him secure Woody Allen's involvement on his new comedy Fading Gigolo and why Allen was his biggest critic. Composer Neil Brand on how music conjures up the creature in monster movies like Godzilla. Film buyer and exhibitor ...
Viggo Mortensen discusses film noir and Greek mythology and the part they have to play in his new thriller The Two Faces Of January. Producer Rebecca O'Brien takes us behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival, as she prepares to jet off to the South Of France with Ken Loach's new drama Jimmy's Hall. ...
Frank is the story of a singer who never takes off his over-sized papier mache head, on-stage or off. The director Lenny Abrahamson reveals why the film is only partly based on singer Frank Sidebottom. Stacie Passion, the director of Concussion, discusses her new drama about a suburban mother who becomes ...
Stanley Kubrick's wife Christiane reveals how they met and fell in love on the set of World War I drama Paths Of Glory, and why he was misunderstood by the British press. The star and director of Blue Ruin, Macon Blair and Jeremy Saulnier, discuss their award-winning revenge thriller. Walerian Borowczyk ...
Actress Mia Wasikowska talks about acting with camels in Tracks, the story of Robyn Davidson who walked 1700 miles across the Australian desert. Director Joanna Hogg discusses her latest dissection of middle-class alienation in Exhibition. Composer Neil Brand unpicks Clint Mansell's score for Noah and ...
Presented by Antonia Quirke. Film and theatre director Sir Richard Eyre reveals how he fell in love with James Dean at first sight. Steven Knight discusses his new thriller, Locke, which is set entirely in a car driving down the M6. Philip Hoare reflects upon the representation of the whale in cinema, ...
Why of all the planets in our solar system does Mars hold the most fascination for film-makers? As The Last Days On Mars is released, Sir Christopher Frayling, Professor Roger Luckhurst and novelist Naomi Alderman discuss the reasons for our obsession with the red planet. A man walks into a confessional ...
Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky discusses his controversial blockbuster about Noah, which has been loudly condemned by some religious groups in the United States. Documentary film-maker Mark Cousins considers the history of kids in film and why he thinks children and cinema are made for each other. ...
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