We take a look at how Vincent Price's career took shape, in the years before he became a horror genre superstar.
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.
Burt Lancaster started out in film noir and in this show we look at his contributions to the genre.
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.
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.
The Man Who…
We look at the stories behind some of the films that share the title beginning 'the man who...'
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.
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'.
Breakout! we investigate films based upon prison breaks, including 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
This program looks at the many adaptations of Patricia Highsmith's novels to the screen, the failures and the successes.
The remarkable career of Ingmar Bergman, perhaps the finest film director the world has ever seen.
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.
We look at the explosive and tragic career of Lawrence Tierney, best of the badmen
The story of Joseph Losey, an American director who was hounded by the HUAC and fled America in the 50's to work successfully in Europe
Best of Black
Karen Black was the actresses' actress and we trace her defining moments on film, from 'Easy Rider' to 'Come back to the 5 and dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean'.
Philip K Dick
Explore the film adaptations of Philip K Dick, possibly the most influential writer of the 20th century.
Kids in Film
A program exploring some of the great films child actors have made over the years
Roy Scheider: we look at the successful career of the archetypal actor of the 70's
The chequered history of the casino heist in movies, any number can win......
Cecil B. DeMille
We celebrate our one year anniversary with a look at Cecil B. De Mille's extraordinary career.
Trains In Film
Trains are the ideal vehicle for a good movie. Here we celebrate some of the best.
The fascinating story behind the ultimate screen legend of all time, Greta Garbo.
Amnesiacs in Film
I'll never forget whatshisname- we explore the role of the amnesiac through film history.
The story of John Garfield, the first 'method' actor to succeed in Hollywood
A guide to the ambitious and unusual Westerns made by William Wellman, nicknamed 'Wild Bill'.
John Sayles Interview
The veteran American director and acclaimed screenwriter-for-hire talks us through his passion for film and storytelling.
Gambling in Film
A selection of outstanding films about the highs and lows of gambling.
He left TV to create a successful partnership with Burt Lancaster on the big screen
The British actor who charmed Hollywood but became bored with life
Ken Loach Interview
The UK’s most celebrated director talks about his origins, career and role models.
San Francisco in Film
Some of the films that have used the city’s unique qualities as a location.
A turbulent life hid a gifted actress remembered for ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’.
Fred Armisen Interview
Portlandia’s co-creator reveals his heroes, seeing ‘Jaws’ and Portlandia’s origins.
The facts about Fuller. The maverick director took on Hollywood and won.
The bad girl of film noir was just as bad in real life.
Peter Webber Interview
Debuting with Girl with a Pearl Earring Peter Webber talks about his taste in film music.
The career of the ultimate professional Hollywood actor.
An overview of the phenomenon known as Steve McQueen.
John Altman Interview
Celebrated composer John Altman talks about his career in the film score world and Hollywood.
The Joan Crawford Story
The fascinating life of the actress who immortalised the line “No metal hangers!”
The magic of Marlene Dietrich.
Franc Roddam Interview
Franc Roddam talks about making 'Quadrophenia' with the Who and his subsequent career as a director.
The prolific genius of Michael Curtiz.
Debbie Harry Interview
The iconic Debbie Harry from Blondie talks about her film career and plays some of her favourite film music.
Unique noir producer, director, writer and actor.
The first female Hollywood director.
The fascinating story of Steve Cochran, Hollywood Hellraiser
Brian Eno Interview
Brian Eno talks about his favourite film music in this revealing & fascinating interview.
The Marx Brothers
The Marx brothers, the whole story of the 20th century comic geniuses
Sir David Puttnam Interview
Arguably, the most successful British movie producer talks of his lifelong love of cinema, his illustrious career and his inspirations.
Too bad to be a bad guy, he was 'a wind waiting for a storm'.
The ugliest mug in Hollywood, but a good luck charm nevertheless.
The most beautiful girl in Hollywood, also the inventor of bluetooth.
Take a journey to the world of Fantasy Soundtracks from The Wizard of Oz to Thumbelina.
Spies and Detectives
A collection of music from Bond, Harry Palmer & Maxwell Smart movies through the ages.
From Calamity Jane to The Magnificent Seven, the Western is the theme of this show's music.
Get Shorty, Trainspotting, Sexy Beast and Expresso Bongo are some of the films visited in this collection.
Boogie Boot Camp
Ennio Morricone, Issac Hayes, Gene Pitney and Glen Miller, amongst others, are featured.
Mitchum and More
This week featuring songs by : Robert Mitchum, Blondie, Shirley Bassey and Robert Wagner.