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Programs Archive

Not Fellini

In this fascinating program we discover classics of Italian cinema from the Golden Era, but not directed by the Italian famous five of: Fellini, Rossellini, Pasolini, De Sica & Visconti.
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Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers. We follow the film career of the greatBritish comedian, from young jazz drummer to working with Stanley Kubrick and creating the masterpiece 'Being There'.
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Elia Kazan

Regarded by many as the most gifted director to work in Hollywood, Elia Kazan was responsible for discovering many actors, including Marlon Brando and James Dean.
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John Collee Interview

John Collee, screenwriter of 'Master and Commander' & 'Happy Feet' shares his insights into the art of screenwriting and his favourite film music.
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Early Prices

We take a look at how Vincent Price's career took shape, in the years before he became a horror genre superstar.
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Peter Falk

Peter Falk, alias Colombo, had an interesting career in films before he became the famous detective. Here we look at his work, including his roles as a gangster.
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Burt Noir

Burt Lancaster started out in film noir and in this show we look at his contributions to the genre.
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Girls’ Names

We take a look at some of the films whose titles' feature girls' names, including 'Wanda' the first feature written by, directed and starring a woman.
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Bernardo Bertolucci

The illustrious career of Bernardo Bertolucci, without doubt a genius behind the camera, the Italian director in love with America who never made a film there.
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The Man Who…

We look at the stories behind some of the films that share the title beginning 'the man who...'
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War Criminals in Film

Investigating the subject of war criminals in film, a subject perfect for film noir, and some of the finest examples that have been made.
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Nic Roeg

The story of Nic Roeg, the influential British director who set the seventies alight with 'Performance'; 'Walkabout'; 'Don't look now' & 'The Man who fell to Earth'.
Narrated by Franc Roddam
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Breakout!

Breakout! we investigate films based upon prison breaks, including 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
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Patricia Highsmith

This program looks at the many adaptations of Patricia Highsmith's novels to the screen, the failures and the successes.
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Ingmar Bergman

The remarkable career of Ingmar Bergman, perhaps the finest film director the world has ever seen.
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POLIZIOTTESCO

An introduction to the italian crime films of the 1970's, known as Poliziottesco, with music from some of the best examples of the genre.
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John Garfield

The story of John Garfield, the first 'method' actor to succeed in Hollywood
Narrated by Dr John Cooper Clarke
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John Sayles Interview

The veteran American director and acclaimed screenwriter-for-hire talks us through his passion for film and storytelling.
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Ken Loach Interview

The UK’s most celebrated director talks about his origins, career and role models.
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Fred Armisen Interview

Portlandia’s co-creator reveals his heroes, seeing ‘Jaws’ and Portlandia’s origins.
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Gloria Grahame

The bad girl of film noir was just as bad in real life.
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Steve McQueen

An overview of the phenomenon known as Steve McQueen.
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The Joan Crawford Story

The fascinating life of the actress who immortalised the line “No metal hangers!”
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The Marx Brothers

The Marx brothers, the whole story of the 20th century comic geniuses
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Fairytale Film

Take a journey to the world of Fantasy Soundtracks from The Wizard of Oz to Thumbelina.
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The Western

From 'Calamity Jane' to 'The Magnificent Seven', the Western is the theme of this show's music.
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Green Onions

'Get Shorty', 'Trainspotting', 'Sexy Beast' and 'Expresso Bongo' are some of the films visited in this collection.
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