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The Film Programme: Episodes

With Francine Stock. The men who brought Paddington to the big screen, producer David Heyman and director Paul King, reveal why it took seven years to turn the bear from darkest Peru into a movie star. Thelma Schoonmaker, the Oscar winning editor of Raging Bull and The Wolf Of Wall Street, talks about ...
With Francine Stock. Terence Stamp reveals why he fell out with director John Schlesinger on the set of Far From The Madding Crowd. Director Joanna Hogg tells Francine why she has set up her own film club because of the demise of repertory cinema in this country. Clive Bell and Tomoko Komura perform ...
With Francine Stock. Neill Blomkamp, the creator of science fiction satire Chappie, tell us why we should learn to stop worrying and love Artificial Intelligence. Neil Brand reveals why the spaghetti western would not have been the same without Ennio Morricone's memorable scores. BAFTA winner Daisy Jacobs ...
With Antonia Quirke. Stephanie Beacham reveals why Marlon Brando wore y-fronts and wellington boots during their love scenes for The Nightcomers, a little-seen prequel to Henry James' Turn Of The Screw. Catch Me Daddy director Daniel Wolfe discusses the reasons that he made a modern-day western set ...
Antonia Quirke talks to three Oscar nominees as they head off to the Academy Awards for the first time. Anthony McCarten, the writer and producer of The Theory Of Everything, is up for two awards - best adapted screenplay and best film. He reveals why he's turned down an invitation to Madonna's after-party. ...
Antonia Quirke presents a valentine to the cinema in a special edition about love in the movies. She talks to Terence Stamp, once described as the most beautiful man in the world, about what it was like to be loved from afar by millions of strangers. And she hears from Sir Richard Eyre who explains why ...
With Francine Stock. Selma recounts the life of Martin Luther King for the first time on the big screen. Its director Ava DuVernay tells Francine what she thinks of the controversy in the United States about the film's portrayal of President Lyndon B Johnson, which some critics say is unfair and unbalanced. ...
With Francine Stock. Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses the challenges of writing Inherent Vice, the first ever movie adaptation of a novel by reclusive writer Thomas Pynchon. Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry talks about the dangers of filming in the favelas of Rio for his caper movie Trash. ...
With Francine Stock. Novelist Alex Garland discusses his directorial debut Ex Machina and tells Francine why he thinks Professor Stephen Hawking is wrong to worry that the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. Liz Fraser is known as one of the Carry On girls, ...
With Francine Stock.

Arsenal fan Nick Hornby reveals what appealed to him about Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, about her 1000 mile hike through mid America, and why he was never tempted to try the walk himself.

Jazz drumming is the unlikely subject for a movie, but Whiplash has won numerous awards in ...
With Francine Stock.

Into The Woods stars James Corden and Emily Blunt discusses what it was like to sing on screen for the first time.

Director Bennett Miller reveals the reasons he cast Steve Carrell against type as a multi-millionaire who sponsored an American Olympic wrestling team with tragic ...
With Francine Stock.

Batman star Michael Keaton discusses the similarities between his career and that of his character in Birdman, an actor making a come-back after finding fame playing a winged super-hero.

Director James Marsh reveals what Stephen Hawking really thought of his bio-pic The Theory ...
The Film Programme’s Francine Stock and Adam Rutherford from BBC Inside Science join forces for a special Christmas day programme celebrating science in the movies. Francine meets Paul Franklin, the special effects wizard behind blockbuster Interstellar, and discovers how he worked with theoretical ...
With Francine Stock.

Angelina Jolie reveals why she's planning to give up acting to concentrate on directing, and describes the moment she discovered that her neighbour Louis Zamperini was an Olympic athlete and ex-prisoner of war, and what it was like showing him her film about his life, Unbroken, ...
With Francine Stock

Composer Danny Elfman talks about his long collaboration with director Tim Burton that's included Batman and Alice In Wonderland.

Nick Hornby recites all of the lyrics to the ABC's Minors Song, the theme tune to a kids club that showed cartoons and the work of the Children's Film ...
With Francine Stock. Director Kevin Macdonald on Jude Law's Scottish accent in his submarine drama Black Sea. And how geo-politics caught up with a film that's partly set in Crimea.

Jason Reitman discusses the moral panic about social media in his ensemble piece Men, Women And Children. And reveals ...
As 2001: A Space Odyssey is re-released in cinemas, Francine Stock presents a special edition on Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece.

'My God, it's Full of Stars' were the last words of Dave Bowman before he journeyed through the Stargate, according to writer Arthur C. Clarke but it's an apt description ...
Francine Stock talks to Julianne Moore about her role in the new HUNGER GAMES movie, MOCKINGJAY Part 1. Director Randall Wright shares his experience of working with and making a film documentary about David Hockney and continuing The Story Of The Sound Effect series, Randy Thom talks about the importance ...
Francine Stock talks to Tommy Lee Jones about his new film THE HOMESMAN, a gritty take on the Western in which the harshness of frontier life and the impact it had on women are central to the story. She also discovers why set designer Maria Djurkovic is such a valued member of the teams in the many projects ...
Francine Stock hears from director Christopher Nolan about the tension between eco-conservatism and interplanetary pioneer spirit in his new space Blockbuster Interstellar. There's also the second part of a series featuring the sound effects experts - this time Randy Thom who added more than a little ...
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