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
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.