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The Film Programme: Episodes

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. ...
Francine Stock talks to director Sally Potter as Bradford Film Festival shows a retrospective of her work which includes Orlando, Rage and The Tango Lesson. BAFTA winning Production Designer Eve Stewart shares the tricks of the trade in her latest project the Muppets Most Wanted. Finnish documentary ...
Francine Stock talks to the Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn about British prison drama Starred Up which co-stars Jack O'Connell. The musician and composer Mica Levi on her first film soundtrack working with Jonathan Glazer on Under the Skin. Producer Jeremy Thomas looks back on his career, the subject ...
Francine Stock talks to writer and director Jonathan Glazer about Under the Skin, an unsettling sci fi film starring Scarlett Johansson.
Spinal Tap, the rock mock doc, is 30 years old and Scott Jordan Harris and Sophie Monks Kaufman debate whether it still works for a new generation.
The South By South ...
Francine Stock talks to Tilda Swinton about The Grand Budapest Hotel. And inspired by Wes Anderson's take on hotel life, film historian Ian Christie and critic Kate Muir look at these citadels of glamour, alienation, opportunity and even horror. Director Ted Kotcheff on lost Oz thriller Wake In Fright. ...
Francine Stock talks to actor Stellan Skarsgard about his role in the latest film by Lars von Trier - Nymphomaniac. Composer Alexandre Desplat discusses his score for Philomena which has been nominated for an Oscar. The Unforgiven has been remade by director Sang-il Lee with Ken Watanabe in the lead ...
Francine Stock talks to John Ridley, the Oscar nominated screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave about the journey from first historic hand account to the big screen also and the portrayal of race in mainstream cinema today. Critic Jonathan Romney critiques the work of director Jim Jarmusch whose latest movie ...
Francine Stock brings a round up of the winners of this year's EE British Academy Film Awards with analysis from critics Robbie Collin and Catherine Bray. Plus the director Spike Jonze on his new sci fi romance, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson. And the producer, writer ...
Francine Stock talks to writer and director Spike Jonze, about his new film Her, a futuristic love story. Plus Grant Heslov a producer and long-time collaborator with George Clooney on the WW2 epic, The Monuments Men. Industry analyst Charles Gant unpicks the surprise hits and misses of films in international ...
Matthew Sweet talks to screenwriter Abi Morgan about The Invisible Woman, the tale of Charles Dickens' love affair with Nelly Ternan. Jared Leto returns to cinema screens for the first time in six years with Dallas Buyers Club. Leto plays a trans gender woman and he explains what attracted him to the ...
Francine Stock talks to the director Scott Cooper about his film Out of the Furnace. Plus Alex Gibney on his Lance Armstrong documentary, The Armstrong Lie. Charlie Bloye, Chief Executive of Film Export UK, makes a case for more support for getting British indie films seen abroad. And Ginette Vincendeau ...
Francine Stock talks to Meryl Streep about her Oscar-nominated role in August: Osage County. Plus Oscar Isaac on working with the Coen Brothers in Inside Llewyn Davis.
Francine Stock talks to the actor Jonah Hill about The Wolf of Wall Street, plus the film's editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Also The Night of the Hunter and found music with Neil Brand.
British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talks to Francine Stock about his role in 12 Years A Slave directed by Steve McQueen. We explore the controversy surrounding what makes a film British, as the BAFTA nominations are announced; Ben Roberts head of the BFI Film Fund explains the criteria that makes a film ...
Francine Stock talks to Idris Elba about playing Mandela. Plus films to watch out for in 2014 with Charles Gant and Kevin Markwick. Daniel Bruhl tells all about his big filmic break. And the award-winning Newcastle Film Club.
Francine Stock explores the spirit of the teenager on film through the decades with Kim Newman, Hadley Freeman and Charlie Lyne.
Francine Stock talks to Ben Stiller about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Plus director JC Chandor on one man epic All Is Lost. And Anchorman is back.. post cable TV.
Legendary producer and co founder of Miramax films Harvey Weinstein talks to Francine Stock about his life in films, including his most recent release Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Critic Tim Robey discusses the Golden Globe nominations. Plus a pick of the best Christmas gifts from the film world with ...
Francine Stock talks to Daniel Radcliffe and Dane Dehaan about Kill Your Darlings in which Radcliffe plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Sideways director Alexander Payne discusses his new film Nebraska starring Bruce Dern. James Fox on A Long Way From Home, a portrayal of a marriage under strain after a ...
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