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The Film Programme

BBC Radio 4

The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world
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1:07:09 | Sep 5th

With Antonia Quirke What exactly does a stills photographer do on a film set ? Keith Bernstein, whose CV includes American Sniper and Argo, reveals the secrets of his trade. Director Edward Watts reveals how he worked with film-maker Waad Al-Khatea...Show More

27:47 | Aug 29th

With Francine Stock Mark Jenkin talks about the influence of Derek Jarman's home-made movie The Garden on his DIY film Bait, which is released this week.
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27:02 | Aug 22nd

With Raifa Rafiq Raifa Rafiq, of the Mostly Lit podcast, hosts three summer specials called Where To Begin With... In the third edition, she enlists the help of critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey to find out where she should begin with the ...Show More

27:33 | Aug 15th

With Raifa Rafiq. In a series of three summer specials, Raifa Rafiq, from the Mostly Lit podcast, hosts a new series called Where To Begin With... In part two, she enlists the help of critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to find out where she ...Show More

27:49 | Aug 8th

Raifa Rafiq, of the Mostly Lit podcast, hosts three summer specials called Where To Begin With... In the first edition, she enlists the help of critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey to find out where she should begin with the films of Quentin Ta...Show More

27:54 | Aug 1st

With Antonia Quirke Do children’s movies offer a crash course in film genres, does Rango provide an entrée into westerns, for instance ? Neil Brand believes they do, but Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is more sceptical about the educational value of films tha...Show More

27:35 | Jul 25th

With Francine Stock. Moira Buffini, the writer of Byzantium and the latest Jane Eyre adaptation, talks about the film that has been a major influence on her career - Tarkovsky's Stalker, the science fiction movie which foreshadowed the Chernobyl nuc...Show More

27:47 | Jul 18th

With Antonia Quirke Touki Bouki, a low budget movie from Senegal made in 1973, had a new lease of life when Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid homage to it in a famous publicity still. Gaylene Gould explains what happened and why it made it such a huge impact. ...Show More

27:49 | Jul 11th

With Antonia Quirke. Shark expert Gareth Fraser explains how his life was changed by watching Jaws at a very tender age. Director Jim Jarmusch presents his guide to zombie movies and explains why his latest film The Dead Don't Die owes a debt of g...Show More

27:55 | Jul 4th

With Antonia Quirke. Cinematographer Tony Richmond talks about Don't Look Now and reveals the truth behind one of cinema's most famous sex scenes: did Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland really make love on camera, or did they fake it ? Literary ...Show More

27:53 | Jun 27th

With Francine Stock. Danny Boyle talks about The Beatles' documentary Let It Be, which was the inspiration for his new film Yesterday. Danny discusses The Beatles, plagiarism, nostalgia, litigation and why he once pitched a movie as Trainspotting Me...Show More

50:02 | Jun 20th

Antonia Quirke and Caitlin Benedict visit the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Lapland, where the sun shines for 24 hours in summer and films are shown every hour of the day. There they speak to Iranian exiles Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Marzieh Meshkini, Br...Show More

27:39 | Jun 13th

With Antonia Quirke Writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce talks about his Scrabble-based drama Sometimes, Always, Never and reveals why the film took 12 years to go from script to screen. Neil Brand continues his series on famous film scores that were last m...Show More

42:18 | Jun 6th

With Antonia Quirke Asif Kapadia, the director of Amy and Senna, discusses his latest documentary, Diego Maradona, and reveals why he's never wanted to touch anyone more than he wanted to touch the footballer's legendary left foot. Sir Christopher ...Show More

27:55 | May 30th

Visual effects artist Paul Franklin on 1979's Alien, and its influence on his Oscar winning work on Inception and Interstellar. Francine Stock also hears from Alien's producer Ivor Powell, editor Terry Rawlings, who died in April 2019, and the film'...Show More

38:01 | May 23rd

With Antonia Quirke. Actor turned director Olivia Wilde talks about her debut feature a high school comedy Booksmart, and reveals why she asked her two leads to live together before they started filming. The Film Programme follows husband and wife...Show More

27:58 | May 16th

With Antonia Quirke. Director Brian Welsh discusses Beats, his acclaimed drama set in the 90s rave scene in Glasgow. He explains how to film a rave. You just hold a party and invite one thousand extras. Novelist Jonathan Coe enters the fray of Pitc...Show More

28:46 | May 9th

With Antonia Quirke. Mads Mikkelsen reveals why his training as a ballet dancer and gymnast helped him to play a plane crash survivor in Arctic, which was shot in the frozen wastes of Iceland during the winter. Claire Denis discusses her controvers...Show More

36:54 | May 2nd

With Antonia Quirke. Writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz talks about Colette, the true story of the author who had to use her husband's name to publish her novels. And she reveals the difference between writing for the screen and for the stage, and why she re...Show More

27:57 | Apr 25th

With Francine Stock. Maria Djurkovic, the award winning production designer of The Hours, Billy Elliot and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, reveals the film that's been a major influence on her career, Time Of The Gypsies. She is joined by her creative...Show More

50:00 | Apr 18th

Antonia Quirke reunites three cast members of Barbra Streisand's cult classic Yentl - Kerry Shale, Danny Brainin and Gary Brown. And in a radio exclusive, they sing the song that was cut from the final version. Super-fan Liza Ward explains why she ha...Show More

49:15 | Apr 11th

With Antonia Quirke. Writer Paul Laverty explains why he followed up I, Daniel Blake with a bio-pic about Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. Yuli is directed by his partner Iciar Bollain, and this is their fourth collaboration as writer and director. They ...Show More

29:11 | Apr 4th

Jessie Buckley talks about Wild Rose, the story of a Country And Western singer from Glasgow, in which she stars and sings and writes her own songs. She tells Antonia Quirke what was it was like to reach the final of talent show I’d Do Anything in 20...Show More

27:51 | Mar 28th

BAFTA winning actor, writer and director Jessica Hynes tells Francine Stock about Satyajit Ray's The World Of Apu; the third part of the Indian filmmaker's Apu Trilogy, released in 1959, and her Moving Imagine pick.

27:37 | Mar 21st

With Antonia Quirke Ralph Fiennes and producer Gaby Tana discuss The White Crow, their drama about Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West. Ralph explains why so much of the film is in Russian and why he believes that if Schindler's List was made no...Show More

34:21 | Mar 14th

A film and poetry special with Robin Robertson and Hannah Sullivan. And in a radio exclusive, Sheila Atim and Toby Jones perform Bob Dylan’s Brownsville Girl.

37:38 | Mar 7th

With Antonia Quirke. Indie darlings Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck reveal why they decided to make a blockbuster movie, Captain Marvel. In the latest instalment of his series on movie scores that were last minute replacements, Neil Brand takes us behind...Show More

27:51 | Feb 28th

Director Deborah Haywood chooses Danny Boyle's Trainspotting and tells Francine how she came to first see it and love it. Trainspotting producer Andrew Macdonald and "best baddie ever" Robert Carlyle join the conversation to reveal how Irvine Welsh...Show More

27:38 | Feb 21st

Antonia Quirke and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh embark on a pilgrimage to Dungeness to pay their respects to film-maker Derek Jarman on the 25th anniversary of his death. Along the way, they hear from colleagues of the artist and activist, like actor and dire...Show More

39:12 | Feb 14th

With Antonia Quirke. Rosamund Pike reveals the lengths she went to in order to play the legendary war reporter Marie Colvin in A Private War. Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins discusses If Beale Street Could Talk, his follow-up to Moonlight and ...Show More

12:10 | Feb 12th

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey review Barbara Stanwyck's Mad Miss Manton

37:25 | Feb 7th

With Antonia Quirke Richard E. Grant talks to Antonia Quirke about his Oscar nominated role in Can You Ever Forgive Me ? and how his life has changed since he got the nomination. Joel Edgerton discusses his drama about gay conversion therapy, Boy E...Show More

27:53 | Jan 31st

With Antonia Quirke. Award-winning cinematographer Seamus McGarvey takes us behind the scenes of The Greatest Showman, The Hours and 50 Shades Of Grey

27:43 | Jan 24th

With Francine Stock In a special edition called Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to writer/director Adam McKay about the cinematic influences on his political drama Vice, which received eight Oscar nominations this week. He reveals what former Vic...Show More

05:55 | Jan 21st

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

43:30 | Jan 17th

With Antonia Quirke. Director Josie Rourke discusses her film debut Mary, Queen Of Scots, and explains how one tweet about the film's historical accuracy became the thing that journalists wanted to talk to her about. Composer Neil Brand starts a n...Show More

08:50 | Jan 14th

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

27:48 | Jan 10th

With Antonia Quirke Writer Jeff Pope on what happened to Laurel and Hardy when they toured provincial theatres in the UK in the 1950s Comedian Lucy Porter discusses the duo know as the female Stan & Ollie, Byron and Garvin. Director Reinaldo Marcu...Show More

07:09 | Jan 7th

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

27:47 | Jan 3rd

With Antonia Quirke. Timothée Chalamet talks about avoiding the cliches of playing a drug addict in his new drama Beautiful Boy and what happened to him after the success of Call Me By Your Name. Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos admits he wasn't tha...Show More

07:11 | Dec 31st, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

27:53 | Dec 27th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Nic Roeg, who died in November, had a profound effect on many British film-makers. Francine Stock hears from some of the directors who fell under his spell, including Danny Boyle, Asif Kapadia, Carol Morley, Andrew Haigh and cin...Show More

06:53 | Dec 24th, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

38:52 | Dec 20th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke Critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and cinema programmer Clare Binns swap gifts around the imaginary Film Programme tree and discuss the best films of 2018. Among their favourites are Black Panther, Cold War, Summer 1993,...Show More

06:59 | Dec 17th, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

34:58 | Dec 13th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke In a year when we've seen yet more bio-pics about Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria, The Film Programme decided to do something about and find some subjects that are also suitable for the movie treatment. They put...Show More

05:01 | Dec 10th, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

35:31 | Dec 6th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke Musician and director Boots Riley explains how he managed to get the American film industry to fund his ferocious anti-capitalist satire Sorry To Bother You. Alfonso Cuaron reveals just how autobiographical Roma, his tale of li...Show More

06:07 | Dec 3rd, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

27:44 | Nov 29th, 2018

With Francine Stock. In the next instalment of her new series, Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to McMafia director James Watkins about a key influence on his film-making career, The Godfather. He is joined by legendary editor Walter Murch who wor...Show More

05:06 | Nov 26th, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

46:16 | Nov 22nd, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Novelist Naomi Alderman and screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz discuss the film adaptation of Alderman's debut novel Disobedience, a lesbian love story set in the orthodox Jewish community of Hendon. And Naomi reveals why she becam...Show More

05:49 | Nov 19th, 2018

A series on soundtracks that broke with the established form for films in their genre.

37:13 | Nov 15th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke Luca Guadagnino reveals his plans to turn Call Me By Your Name into a long-running saga that will span decades, and how he was inspired to re-make Suspiria even before he’d seen Dario Argento’s original in 1977. Neil Brand shows...Show More

37:37 | Nov 8th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Mike Leigh's Peterloo documents the massacre in St Peter's Field, Manchester in 1819 when the British cavalry charged at peaceful protesters with sabres drawn. Production designer Suzie Davies reveals why they couldn't film in t...Show More

37:08 | Nov 1st, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Utoya director Erik Poppe talks about his one-shot re-enactment of the right-wing terrorist attack in Norway in 2011, and reveals why he had three survivors by his side at all times during filming. As Some Like It Hot returns t...Show More

04:36 | Oct 31st, 2018

Melody Bridges and Caitlin Benedict on the problematic fave that is the movie musical.

33:37 | Oct 25th, 2018

With Francine Stock. In the second edition of her new series, Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to director Carol Morley about the film that has influenced her the most - Jane Campion's debut Sweetie. Writer Ellen Cheshire provides backstory on the...Show More

36:25 | Oct 18th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Halloween comes early as composer Neil Brand reveals how John Carpenter's score for his 1978 horror classic changed the sound of horror in the movies. Poet Don Paterson waxes lyrical about Jean Cocteau's Orphee and reveals why ...Show More

41:16 | Oct 11th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke Rupert Everett approaches the final chapter on his passion project about Oscar Wilde as The Happy Prince is released for home entertainment. He reflects on a journey that has lasted years and reveals why we should listen to the ...Show More

35:50 | Oct 4th, 2018

Antonia Quirke talks to Bradley Cooper about his re-make of A Star Is Born, which he co-wrote, directed and starred in. He reveals how the first ten minutes of the film came to him in a dream Susie Boyt, author of My Judy Garland Life, and Professor...Show More

07:34 | Oct 1st, 2018

Caitlin Benedict and Melody Bridges debate the hot issue of the day: should The King and I be thrown into the bin of history?

33:19 | Sep 27th, 2018

In the first of the new Moving Image series, Francine Stock talks to a filmmaker about a movie that continues to inspire them. This month, director Paul King reveals the influence of Powell and Pressburger's The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp on his...Show More

36:27 | Sep 20th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Glenn Close reveals that she would like to see a re-make of Fatal Attraction in which her character Alex is more misunderstood than monster. Agnes Varda looks back at the faces and places that have fascinated her over a 60 year...Show More

15:25 | Sep 18th, 2018

Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh plug the gap in their knowledge of monster movies by finally catching up on the North Korean epic Pulgasari, which was made by a married couple who were kidnapped from South Korea on the orders of Kim Jong-Il.

51:50 | Sep 13th, 2018

Antonia Quirke visits Redcar, where they are re-creating the famous five minute, one-shot scene from Atonement of British soldiers evacuating Dunkirk , but without the budget of a blockbuster movie. There she talks to extras who were in the original ...Show More

35:29 | Sep 6th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Desiree Akhavan discusses her new film about gay conversion therapy, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, and her misgivings about lesbian drama Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

27:52 | Aug 30th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Oscar winner Pawel Pawlikowski talks about his award-winning tale of amour fou in communist Poland, Cold War. Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn on designing the sound of John Krasinski's A Quiet Place, a thriller in which a fam...Show More

27:42 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Antonia Quirke presents a special edition of The Film Programme with Spike Lee. They discuss his latest award-winning film, BlacKkKlansman, based on the improbably true story of an African-American cop who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan. They talk ab...Show More

39:21 | Aug 16th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Sir Richard Eyre discusses his re-union with novelist Ian McEwan with the release of The Children Act, three decades after they collaborated on The Ploughman's Lunch. Marc Forster discusses Christopher Robin, his take on what h...Show More

34:38 | Aug 9th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Antonia talks to Heathers director Michael Lehmann, as the dark high school comedy is back in cinemas for its 30th anniversary. Catherine Bray and Angie Errigo trace its influence, from Mean Girls to The Craft. Kevin Brownlow t...Show More

06:30 | Aug 7th, 2018

Platonic love story or patriarchal nightmare? Melody Bridges and Caitlin Benedict debate.

35:04 | Aug 2nd, 2018

James Wilby remembers starring in Maurice, a story of the forbidden love between two men amid the stifling conformity of Edwardian England. As James Ivory's film adaption of EM Forster's novel returns to cinemas this summer Wilby looks back on filmin...Show More

37:33 | Jul 26th, 2018

Daniel Kokotajlo explains how his upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness informed his debut film Apostasy. The drama stars Siobhan Finneran as a dedicated Jehovah's Witness, whose two teenage daughters begin to struggle to reconcile their beliefs with the...Show More

35:44 | Jul 19th, 2018

Lauren Greenfield exposes Generation Wealth, the consumer culture of excess, pornography, and cosmetic surgery for pets, and tells Francine Stock why she trained the lens on herself as part of her documentary. Director Leslie Harris explains why she...Show More

34:34 | Jul 12th, 2018

Ethan Hawke tells Francine Stock about his role as a tormented priest in Paul Schrader's First Reformed, and why it's still rare to see a priest take the lead role in a Hollywood movie Directors Beeban Kidron and Hope Dickson Leach discuss the probl...Show More

35:23 | Jul 5th, 2018

Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald turns his lens on Whitney Houston for his latest documentary, Whitney, only twelve months after fellow Brit Nick Broomfield did the same with Whitney: Can I Be Me. Macdonald tells Francine Stock why his document...Show More

07:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

Melody Bridges & Caitlin Benedict talk about the problematic fave that is West Side Story

38:52 | Jun 28th, 2018

Francine Stock enters The Bookshop with Bill Nighy and follows the trail of a father and daughter who live rough in a national park in Oregon. They're the subject of Leave No Trace, directed by Debra Granik, who reveals the true story behind her awar...Show More

29:44 | Jun 21st, 2018

Francine Stock meets Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett to discuss Ocean's 8 and their plans to tackle gender inequality in the film industry. Comedian Rosemary Fletcher argues that all-female reboots smack of women-only train carriages, and that wom...Show More

10:54 | Jun 18th, 2018

Critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey on the Argentinian New Wave.

15:48 | Jun 15th, 2018

Francine & Caitlin don headsets, download apps, and get immersed at Sheffield Doc/Fest

36:16 | Jun 14th, 2018

Francine Stock talks to Ari Aster, the director of the film dubbed the scariest of the year, Hereditary. He explains why Mike Leigh was the greatest influence on his horror movie. Francine and Caitlin Benedict visit the Sheffield Documentary Festiva...Show More

04:22 | Jun 10th, 2018

Francine enters The World Unknown To You and speaks to the creators of VR work Belongings

03:42 | Jun 9th, 2018

Francine and her plucky sidekick Caitlin choose Hope or Hate at Sheffield Doc/Fest

32:41 | Jun 7th, 2018

Francine Stock visits the archive of Richard Attenborough in the University of Sussex, which contains over 700 boxes of letters, photos, film reviews and a Chelsea shirt signed by John Terry. As it opens to the public for the first time, Richard's so...Show More

35:43 | May 31st, 2018

Cult director J.A. Bayona tells Francine Stock why he took on the dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and why it's really a haunted house movie. Composer Neil Brand takes us on a tour with Taxi Driver, Bernard Herrmann's game-changing score ...Show More

34:12 | May 24th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Nora Twomey, director of The Breadwinner, explains how an animation about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan was produced by Angelina Jolie and made in Kilkenny Olivia Hetreed is president of the Writers Guild Of Great Brita...Show More

32:04 | May 17th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Saoirse Ronan discusses her role in On Chesil Beach, as a young bride whose wedding night goes disastrously wrong with unforeseen consequences, and explains why Ian McEwan didn't mind her ditching some of his dialogue, even thou...Show More

32:19 | May 10th, 2018

With Francine Stock The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius discusses his bio-pic about Jean-Luc Godard, Redoubtable, and reveals whether it's meant to be tribute or insult. Matilda Lutz and Coralie Fargeat, the director and star of Revenge, discus...Show More

31:14 | May 3rd, 2018

Award winning British director Andrew Haigh reveals why travelled to the southern states of America for his horse racing drama Lean On Pete.

35:59 | Apr 26th, 2018

Francine Stock presents a new series in The Film Programme. This Woman's Work is a regular discussion strand with some of the most important women in the British film industry. This week she talks to two producers about their adventures in motion pic...Show More

10:32 | Apr 20th, 2018

Critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh plug the gap in their knowledge of Merchant Ivory, the team that brought us Room With a View and The Remains of The Day. Their choice is the film that brought together famous Hollywood husband and wife Joanne...Show More

42:41 | Apr 19th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke. Shirley Henderson reveals the meticulous research she conducted for her role as a woman in the advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease for her new film Never Steady, Never Still. Maxine Peake and Tony Pitts on why they found wor...Show More

39:50 | Apr 12th, 2018

With Antonia Quirke Antonia talks to Noel Cronin, the man behind cult channel Talking Pictures TV, which specialises in those old movies you used to catch on afternoon telly, often when you were ill from school. He explains how he runs a TV station ...Show More

05:23 | Apr 9th, 2018

The League Of Gentleman star picks a hidden gem, The Amazing Mr Blunden, which he saw in school in 1974, preceded by a government information film. Originally broadcast 21/08/09

33:57 | Apr 5th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Carol director Todd Haynes discusses his adaptation of children's novel Wonderstruck and how he cast his lead actor from the deaf community. Director Robin Campillo reveals the autobiographical elements of his award-winning fil...Show More

34:14 | Mar 29th, 2018

With Francine Stock Steven Spielberg on Virtual Reality and his latest film Ready Player One Dan Tucker Curator Alternate Realities, Sheffield International Documentaries Festival considers the realities for VR, cinema and film directors. Actor/w...Show More

32:19 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Ava DuVernay talks to Francine Stock about her new pre-teen, sci-fi fantasy film A Wrinkle In Time based on the award winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle. There's another episode of Pitch Battle and the search for a hidden figure of history who migh...Show More

31:40 | Mar 15th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Here are five words you probably never thought you'd read in the same sentence - Joaquin Phoenix is Jesus Christ. Director Garth Davis explains why he cast the idiosyncratic actor in his biblical epic, Mary Magdalene. Archaeolo...Show More

49:15 | Mar 8th, 2018

With Francine Stock Writer/director Paul King and writer Simon Farnaby reveal why Hugh Grant's character in Paddington 2, a pompous washed-up actor, was originally called Hugh Grant in the first draft of the script. Award winning director Lynne Ram...Show More

33:31 | Mar 1st, 2018

With Francine Stock Director Sebastian Lelio discusses his ground-breaking drama A Fantastic Woman, with transgender star Daniela Vega in the lead, that could win Chile its first ever Oscar. The director of the award winning love story Call Me By Y...Show More

31:48 | Feb 22nd, 2018

With Francine Stock Award winning film-maker Clio Barnard discusses her latest drama Dark River, based on scientific research conducted at the Wellcome Institute. Critics Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Briony Hanson go toe-to-toe to get their chosen dire...Show More

34:57 | Feb 15th, 2018

With Francine Stock Alison Janney discusses her award winning role as Tonya Harding's mother in real-life ice-skating drama I, Tonya, and reveals why she's happy that she never met the real Mrs Harding. Sally Potter talks about her latest film The ...Show More

35:04 | Feb 8th, 2018

With Francine Stock Guillermo del Toro on his Oscar nominated fantasy The Shape Of Water and why it's a parable for our troubled times. The director of Russian family drama Loveless, Andrey Zvyaginstev, reveals what his film has to say about the co...Show More

29:34 | Feb 1st, 2018

With Francine Stock Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses Phantom Thread, Daniel Day Lewis' farewell to the film industry. There's another episode of Pitch Battle, in which historians nominate a suitable candidate for the movie treatment, a histo...Show More

33:10 | Jan 25th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Actor/director Julie Delpy explains why she thinks there are still only a few female directors and why, in her experience, some money men believe that women are too emotional to be in charge of a film production. Florence Pugh...Show More

30:52 | Jan 18th, 2018

Alexander Payne gives Francine Stock the low-down on Downsizing.

31:53 | Jan 11th, 2018

With Francine Stock. Playwright and writer/director Martin McDonagh talks about his award-winning drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and why he never knows which direction his plot is taking when he's writing and is as surprised by the...Show More

37:52 | Jan 4th, 2018

With Francine Stock. The Darkest Hour is the second bio-pic about Winston Churchill in 12 months. Director Joe Wright discusses our continuing fascination with Britain's most famous prime minister and reveals why he cast Gary Oldman in the lead role...Show More

35:17 | Dec 28th, 2017

Francine Stock talks to West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin about his directorial debut Molly's Game. Based on the true story of a woman who ran underground poker games for the rich and famous, Sorkin reveals why he didn't name the Hollywood actors who we...Show More

27:33 | Dec 21st, 2017

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is joined by Clare Binns and Tim Robey as they look back at the best films of 2017 and look forward to things to come from 2018.

39:40 | Dec 14th, 2017

Inside Science presenter Adam Rutherford joins Francine Stock to assess the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga, while critic Gavia Baker-Whitelaw takes us through the various fan theories about what is going to happen in The Last Jedi, and who i...Show More

32:33 | Dec 7th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Artist Ai Weiwei reveals why he decided to make a feature length documentary, Human Flow, about refugee crises around the world and about his own life in exile. The Oscar winning writer of The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal discusses t...Show More

27:16 | Nov 30th, 2017

Francine Stock meets Michael Haneke, award winning director of Funny Games, The White Ribbon, Amour and his latest, Happy End. He tells her why our modern obsession with screens should not replace real life. Critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey...Show More

34:10 | Nov 23rd, 2017

With Francine Stock. Slumdog Millionaire and The Full Monty writer Simon Beaufoy tells Francine Stock about The Battle Of The Sexes and why it wasn't love all between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, when he challenged her in 1973 to...Show More

33:18 | Nov 16th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Peter Turner explains why his book Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, about his relationship with Gloria Grahame, took 30 years to make it to the screen, and how Elizabeth Taylor and Madonna were once mooted to play the lead. T...Show More

36:41 | Nov 9th, 2017

Can you smell a movie? Francine Stock meets perfume expert and blogger Dariush Alavi who believes he can. Documentary maker Alex Gibney explains how he approached his new film No Stone Unturned, which attempts to solve a murder at the heart of The ...Show More

27:36 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Antonia Quirke presents a special edition on the thriller. She hears some tricks of the trade from Ronan Bennett, writer of Face, Public Enemies and Gunpowder, who reveals why he thinks thrillers should really be called "tensers". Award-winning edito...Show More

34:20 | Oct 26th, 2017

With Francine Stock What do The Mask, Thor and The Saga Of The Viking Women And Their Voyage To The Waters Of The Great Sea Serpent have in common? And what has this all got to do with Richard Wagner? Norse mythology expert Eleanor Barraclough expla...Show More

44:12 | Oct 19th, 2017

Francine Stock talks to Rungano Nyoni, the Welsh/Zambian director of I Am Not a Witch, about the surreal adventures of a young girl accused of witchcraft. Francine discusses newly discovered movies from Africa, including a silent drama from 1915, wh...Show More

36:23 | Oct 12th, 2017

In a special edition recorded at the BFI London Film Festival, Francine Stock talks to Ian McEwan about his screen work - the films he's adapted, the movies made from his novels, the Hollywood thrillers he's penned, and the ones that got away. The a...Show More

34:03 | Oct 5th, 2017

Francine Stock asks director Denis Villeneuve why he took on the sequel to the much loved classic Blade Runner. He reveals exactly what Ridley Scott said to him before he started filming. "Get a life!" Writer Paul Rose replies to the critics who sla...Show More

33:45 | Sep 28th, 2017

Francine Stock talks to director Jennifer Brea, who turned the camera on herself as she began to fight a disease that the medical profession does not always recognise - ME. Actress Edina Ronay kicks off a new series I Was In The Worst Movie Ever Mad...Show More

31:58 | Sep 21st, 2017

With Francine Stock. Director Bertrand Tavernier takes Francine Stock on a journey through French cinema, and explains why it's good to meet your heroes, even if you don't like working with them. Elliot Grove saw his first movie at the age of sixte...Show More

29:23 | Sep 14th, 2017

Francine Stock talks to the makers of The Work, a documentary about a group therapy session between convicts in Folsom Prison that takes unexpected twists and turns. The A to Z of film-makers continues as Mike Leigh takes on Jerry Lewis, championed ...Show More

27:46 | Sep 7th, 2017

With Antonia Quirke Antonia raids the store-room of foley artist Sue Harding at Twickenham film studios, and tries to make sense of the assorted snow shoes, filing cabinets and car parts that make the squeaks, creaks and bangs on screen. Box office...Show More

33:55 | Aug 31st, 2017

God's Own Country tells the story of a romance between a Yorkshire sheep farmer and a Romanian migrant worker. Its director Francis Lee explains how he attempted to authentically conjure the rural setting of his own upbringing. Comedian Rosemary Fle...Show More

31:37 | Aug 24th, 2017

With Antonia Quirke. Will Poulter on the intense experience of playing a racist police officer in Kathryn Bigelow's new film Detroit. Indian filmmaker Shubhashish Bhutiani tells us about Hotel Salvation, the story of a son accompanying his elderly ...Show More

30:10 | Aug 17th, 2017

With Antonia Quirke Stanley Tucci talks about his latest film as writer/director, Final Portrait, the result of a life-long obsession with the artist Giacometti, which was inspired by his artist father. Woman in Black director James Watkins waxes l...Show More

28:49 | Aug 10th, 2017

With Antonia Quirke. Lambert Wilson, the star of a new bio-pic of Jacques Cousteau, The Odyssey, reveals why he could not lose enough weight to play the scrawny explorer, and why he ended up dreaming of bread. Diving expert and author Tim Ecott exp...Show More

28:41 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Antonia Quirke talks to Mark Gill, the director of a new bio-pic about Morrissey, England Is Mine, and considers the singer's influence on the movie tastes of a generation, introducing thousands of fans to A Taste Of Honey and many other British real...Show More

31:57 | Jul 27th, 2017

Antonia Quirke talks to director James Ivory about Howard's End, as it's about to be re-released in cinemas, and his working relationship with producer Ismail Merchant that spawned dozens of movies including A Room With A View, The Remains Of The Day...Show More

31:46 | Jul 20th, 2017

With Francine Stock. The director of Inception, Christopher Nolan tells Francine Stock about his first war movie, Dunkirk, and why it's his most experimental film to date. Bryan Fogel explains how his film Icarus helped to expose the truth about Ru...Show More

34:34 | Jul 13th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Warren Beatty tells Francine Stock about the making of Bonnie And Clyde in the year of its 50th anniversary, and why he thought Bob Dylan would make a better Clyde Barrow than him. Hope Dickson Leach explains why she set her fa...Show More

37:20 | Jul 6th, 2017

With Francine Stock. The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, and ex-Sony head, Amy Pascal, tell Francine why three actors have played Spider-Man in the last 13 years, and why this new one, called Homecoming, is different. Amy director Asif Ka...Show More

46:29 | Jun 29th, 2017

Antonia Quirke visits the house that Richard Burton bought for Elizabeth Taylor in a fishing village in Mexico, that's now a deluxe hotel. When the lovers conducted their affair out in the open in Puerto Vallarta, the paparazzi soon followed, and eve...Show More

33:47 | Jun 23rd, 2017

With Francine Stock. As The Graduate celebrates its 50th anniversary, Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh have one word for us. Just one word. Plastics. Korean director Bong Joon Ho explains why he teamed up with Welsh journalist Jon Ronson to make a...Show More

32:38 | Jun 15th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Nick Broomfield reveals why he decided to make a documentary about Whitney Houston and why her family refused to help him. Francine visits the Sheffield Documentary Festival, where she gets intimate with virtual reality, discus...Show More

33:10 | Jun 8th, 2017

With Francine Stock Roger Michell, the writer/director of My Cousin Rachel, discusses the work of Daphne Du Maurier on film, from Rebecca to The Birds to Don't Look Now.

30:53 | Jun 1st, 2017

Antonia Quirke talks to director Patty Jenkins about warrior princess Wonder Woman and why it took her so long to arrive on the big screen. Clive James confesses to his fifty year love affair with actor Steve McQueen. Director John Landis waxes lyr...Show More

32:18 | May 26th, 2017

With Francine Stock Francine talks to director David Michod about War Machine, his big budget satire on the U.S. military starring Brad Pitt, which is having its premiere on-line. He tells Francine why he really doesn't mind that it's only playing i...Show More

28:36 | May 18th, 2017

With Francine Stock. The Oscar winning composer of La La Land, Justin Hurwitz, reveals why he wrote 1,900 pieces of music for the film and how he narrowed them down to just a handful. Critic Tim Robey and film buyer Clare Binns discuss the movies a...Show More

32:58 | May 11th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Ridley Scott tells Francine why his new Alien franchise will be as big as Star Wars Director Francois Ozon explains how Brexit helped to get his latest drama Frantz made As the Film Programme's divisive A To Z of film-makers r...Show More

37:54 | May 4th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Jessica Chastain, the star of Miss Sloane, tells Francine why it's about time that we saw more women being ambitious, complicated and unlikeable on screen. Matthew Sweet discusses the career of a screen icon who was briefly big...Show More

39:15 | Apr 27th, 2017

With Francine Stock Writer/director David Leland revisits Worthing, the setting of his classic drama Wish You Were Here, which immortalised the phrase "up your bum". William Oldroyd discusses his acclaimed low budget drama Lady Macbeth and why it p...Show More

32:07 | Apr 20th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Warren Beatty talks about his latest directorial outing, Rules Don't Apply, which he made 18 years after he directed his last movie. And reveals what he thinks now about the mix-up at the Oscars. Their Finest producer Stephen W...Show More

30:05 | Apr 13th, 2017

Sarah Waters tells Francine Stock what she thinks of the Korean adaptation of her novel Fingersmith Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey unlock some of the mysteries of David Lynch's Mulholland Drive Writer Shawn Levy reveals some of the real-life sto...Show More

33:10 | Apr 6th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Julia Ducournau discusses her French cannibal movie Raw, which reportedly had audience members passing out in the aisles at a screening in the Toronto Film Festival. The life of Pablo Neruda - communist, womaniser and poet - is...Show More

29:17 | Mar 30th, 2017

Linguist Jessica Coon advised on last year's Arrival. What conversations did she have with its star Amy Adams? We continue our A to Z of film with the letter E. This week it's Clint Eastwood versus Nora Ephron. Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu te...Show More

29:41 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Writer Paul Laverty talks about his film The Olive Tree and the political impact of his Ken Loach collaboration I, Daniel Blake. Director Kleber Mendonça Filho tells us what happened after the cast and crew of his film Aquarius used the red carpet a...Show More

36:32 | Mar 16th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Olivier Assayas reveals the secrets of Kristen Stewart's screen presence in Personal Shopper, and the connection between phone technology and spiritualism. This year's winner of the foreign language Oscar, Asghar Farhadi, who b...Show More

32:19 | Mar 2nd, 2017

With Francine Stock The controversial director of Basic Instinct and Robocop, Paul Verhoeven, tells Francine Stock why Isabelle Huppert agreed to star in his latest contentious movie, Elle, after he had been turned down by several Hollywood actresse...Show More

32:22 | Feb 23rd, 2017

With Francine Stock. Stephen Woolley, producer of The Crying Game, reveals why the film almost never got made and the lengths he went to keep the movie's famous twist a secret. Critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh talk about twists that work a...Show More

29:15 | Feb 16th, 2017

With Antonia Quirke. Director and agent provocateur John Waters reveals why his straight-laced parents paid for one of the most outrageous movies in American film history, Multiple Maniacs. First there was crowd funding and now there's crowd buildi...Show More

36:28 | Feb 9th, 2017

With Antonia Quirke Annette Bening reveals why she's rarely seen without a cigarette even though she gave up smoking long ago. Antonia meets Sylvette Baudrot, the only woman in film history to have worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanksi and L...Show More

37:57 | Feb 2nd, 2017

With Francine Stock. Ang Lee discusses the future of film and why cinema will become elitist. And why that's a good thing. Jeff Nichols, the director of Loving, on his real-life drama about an inter-racial couple who were arrested in Virginia for t...Show More

32:43 | Jan 26th, 2017

With Francine Stock Danny Boyle revisits Trainspotting for its sequel T2 and reveals why he's been watching the original over his daughters' shoulders Rebecca Hall reveals how she got under the skin of a newsreader who shot herself live on air, for...Show More

32:17 | Jan 19th, 2017

With Francine Stock Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker takes Francine behind the scenes of one of the great set-pieces in Martin Scorsese's classic gangster picture Goodfellas. And reveals why the director once considered burning all copies of ...Show More

30:06 | Jan 12th, 2017

With Francine Stock Francine takes a trip to La La Land, the musical which has just swept the board at the Golden Gobes, with critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey. Another awards contender Manchester By The Sea is released this week, and Franc...Show More

30:18 | Jan 5th, 2017

With Francine Stock. Francine meets Alejandro Jodorowsky, the cult director, mime artist and graphic artist, who was discovered by John Lennon and who once attempted to make a version of Dune in which Salvador Dali was paid one million dollars a min...Show More

27:54 | Dec 29th, 2016

Francine Stock talks to Andrew Garfield, the star of Martin Scorsese's Silence.

27:25 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Francine Stock and guests discuss the best films of 2016.

30:12 | Dec 15th, 2016

Francine Stock talks to Gareth Edwards, the director of the first Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, who reveals what makes his film so different from the seven other episodes in the franchise. Adam Rutherford tries to explain how Rogue One fits into the...Show More

28:36 | Dec 8th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Francine visits the setting and locations of The Proud Valley starring Paul Robeson, actor, activist, singer, linguist, lawyer and honorary Welshman. Historian Phil Carradice explains why Robeson became a folk hero in the Rhondd...Show More

29:33 | Dec 1st, 2016

Francine Stock revisits the manicured lawns and gothic horror of Blue Velvet as David Lynch's surreal masterpiece celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. She is accompanied on her journey to the heart of suburban darkness by critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh...Show More

29:28 | Nov 24th, 2016

Francine Stock visits Campbeltown on the west coast of Scotland where the community have come together to save their art deco cinema, The Picture House, one of the most architecturally important in Europe, from terminal decline. The Uckfield Picture...Show More

29:29 | Nov 17th, 2016

Producer, writer, professor and former studio boss James Schamus tells Francine Stock why he took the plunge and directed his first film, Inidgnation, after three decades in the business. In an exclusive interview, award-winning writer/director Caro...Show More

29:20 | Nov 10th, 2016

Historian Kevin Brownlow tells Francine Stock about his 50 year quest to restore Abel Gance's silent masterpiece Napoleon to its five and half hour glory, and why the search for missing scenes still continues even though the film is about to be relea...Show More

29:10 | Nov 3rd, 2016

With Francine Stock Fashion designer and movie director Tom Ford discusses his film-within-a-film Nocturnal Animals, and explains why he doesn't like to mix his two professions. As The Light Between Oceans has audiences weeping in the aisles, direc...Show More

28:56 | Oct 27th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Jacqueline Bisset looks back at Day For Night, Francois Truffaut's Oscar-winning movie about movie-making. She reveals why she refuses "to whinge" about the roles offered to older women. Critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zade...Show More

29:26 | Oct 20th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Actor and producer David Oyelowo outlines his plans to revolutionize the British film industry and to make films that are genuinely diverse and reflective of the United Kingdom. Oyelowo argues that industry orthodoxies about wha...Show More

29:13 | Oct 13th, 2016

With Francine Stock. British director Andrea Arnold discusses her own trip across the United States that inspired her road movie American Honey, and reveals how she discovered her star, Sasha Lane, on a beach in Miami. Critics Tim Robey and Larushk...Show More

28:57 | Oct 6th, 2016

With Francine Stock. The Film Programme has teamed up with the BFI on a poll to decide the best performance by a black actor of all time. Among the nominees is Earl Cameron in Pool Of London, the first British movie to star a Caribbean actor. Franci...Show More

28:57 | Sep 29th, 2016

Francine Stock enters Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with Tim Burton. The director reveals why he loves Blackpool so much and why its pleasure beach reflects his state of mind. Director Babak Anvari reveals how much his horror movie, Un...Show More

29:09 | Sep 22nd, 2016

With Francine Stock A soundtrack special with David Arnold's notes on Independence Day, which has more saluting than any other movie, according to the composer. Adrian Utley of Portishead and Will Gregory of Goldfrapp discuss their new score for Car...Show More

29:19 | Sep 15th, 2016

Colin Firth and Francine Stock indulge in some Bridget Jones's Baby talk, and the actor admits that he is partly to blame for the out-dated stereotype of the reticent Englishman. Ralph Fiennes explains why he spent two months learning Russian for hi...Show More

29:03 | Sep 9th, 2016

With Francine Stock. The spirit of Ray Harryhausen is invoked in a new stop-motion animation Kubo And The Two Strings, which boasts the largest stop-motion puppet in animation history, standing 16 feet tall. The director Travis Knight explains why t...Show More

31:23 | Sep 1st, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Antonia meets London Voices, the choir that supply the voices to the soundtracks of blockbusters such as The Lord Of The Rings, Spectre and Iron Man 2. Poet Don Paterson concludes his series on great movie speeches with James S...Show More

27:49 | Aug 25th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Antonia meets two groups who are trying to save their local cinemas in Deptford and Homerton and hears from a local trust in Aberfeldy who successfully saved theirs and are still going strong after four years. Poet Don Paterson...Show More

27:50 | Aug 18th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Antonia is joined by 18 year old vlogger and Into Film journalist, Ceyda Uzun, on her first press interview junket: an interview with the writer of Swallows And Amazons, Andrea Gibb. Poet Don Paterson continues his series on gr...Show More

27:40 | Aug 11th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Award-winning poet Don Paterson continues his series about great speeches in cinema history with the ever quotable Casablanca. Don't forget - we'll always have Paris. Stig Bjorkman, the director of a new documentary about the s...Show More

27:47 | Aug 4th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. To mark its 30th anniversary release, the director of Sid & Nancy, Alex Cox reveals his regrets about his Sid Vicious bio-pic. And why he almost cast Daniel Day-Lewis as the punk icon. In a new series, award winning poet Don Pa...Show More

28:43 | Jul 28th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Jason Bourne director Paul Greengrass gives Francine a personal masterclass on how to make a contemporary thriller and reveals the reasons why he would never want to direct a James Bond movie.

32:12 | Jul 21st, 2016

With Francine Stock. Director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins reveal why they took the plunge with the sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo. They reveal how to cast a fish for a movie, what they look for in a sub-aquatic species and how t...Show More

30:03 | Jul 14th, 2016

With Francine Stock. The Comedians Cinema Club present their unique take on Ghostbusters. Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of the award-winning and controversial documentary about Indonesian death squads , The Act Of Killing, reveals why he refuses...Show More

31:01 | Jul 7th, 2016

With Francine Stock Rebecca Miller, the writer/director of Maggie's Plan, discusses the ways in which academia is like the mafia. Josh Kriegman discusses his fly-on-the-wall documentary about the attempted come-back of disgraced politician Anthony ...Show More

29:46 | Jun 30th, 2016

Francine Stock talks to James Spinney and Peter Middleton, the makers of a ground-breaking documentary, Notes On Blindness, that's also showing in Virtual Reality. Composer Neil Brand on the chord that defined film noir, which made its first appeara...Show More

30:33 | Jun 23rd, 2016

With Francine Stock. Nell Dunn talks about her screenplay for Ken Loach's ground-breaking drama Poor Cow, which is back in cinemas only weeks after Loach won the Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival Francine hears from the makers of two d...Show More

27:45 | Jun 16th, 2016

With Francine Stock Toby Jones reflects on his new role, a king who becomes obsessed by a flea, in the historical drama Tale Of Tales. When David Bowie announced the retirement of Ziggy Stardust to a stunned audience in 1973, D.A. Pennebaker was th...Show More

29:00 | Jun 9th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Film-maker Mark Cousins and composer David Holmes discuss their documentary I Am Belfast and reveal why they rarely went to the cinema at the height of The Troubles. How virtual reality puts us in the shoes of someone with epil...Show More

27:47 | Jun 2nd, 2016

With Francine Stock. Francine asks Shane Black, the creator of the Lethal Weapon series, why buddy movies tend to be about men and whether The Nice Guys will ever be The Nice Gals. Director Louise Osmond and producer Rebecca O'Brien talk about thei...Show More

28:39 | May 26th, 2016

With Francine Stock. The director of Love And Friendship, Whit Stillman reveals why, of all Jane Austen's novels, he decided to adapt her unfinished novella Lady Susan. And why he's written a novel of his own screenplay. The co-creator of Ali G and...Show More

32:27 | May 19th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Tom Hanks talks about A Hologram For The King, why America is still great, and Hollywood's relationship with China. He reveals the advice he was given about what you need to have a hit film in the People's Republic. Director Pa...Show More

27:34 | May 11th, 2016

With Francine Stock Director Antonia Bird, one of the few female directors to carve out a career in the British film industry, is remembered by friends and colleagues Ronan Bennett, Mark Cousins and Kate Hardie. The only female director to be nomin...Show More

28:49 | May 5th, 2016

With Francine Stock Director Stephen Frears and writer Nicholas Martin discuss Florence Foster Jenkins, their bio-pic of the New York socialite and would-be singer whose voice made grown men weep, mostly with laughter. Actor Angela Pleasence talks ...Show More

28:49 | Apr 28th, 2016

With Francine Stock Laszlo Nemes discusses Son Of Saul, his Oscar winning film about life and death in a Nazi concentration camp. Sir Christopher Frayling takes us behind the scenes of The Sound Barrier, David Lean's celebration of British engineer...Show More

27:51 | Apr 21st, 2016

Francine Stock visits the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham and tries out Blind Cinema, where she is blindfolded as a small child whispers in her ear, describing the action on the screen. The director of the record-breaking Woman In Black, James Watki...Show More

29:53 | Apr 14th, 2016

With Francine Stock. "I wanna be like you, I wanna talk like you, be like you too" could easily be the refrain sung by Hollywood producers intent on flooding the market with re-boots, remakes, sequels and prequels. As The Jungle Book is the latest t...Show More

27:39 | Apr 7th, 2016

With Francine Stock Director Jacques Audiard reveals why he cast a former Tamil Tiger to star in his drama Dheepan, which won the prestigious Palme D'Or at last year's Cannes festival. Composer Neil Brand unravels the mysteries of the score to one ...Show More

29:27 | Mar 31st, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Ex-Arab Strap front man Aidan Moffat talks about his controversial attempts to re-write traditional Scottish folk songs, as documented in the new film Where You're Meant To Be Terence Davies, the director of Distant Voices, Sti...Show More

28:13 | Mar 24th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke Ben Affleck discusses the parallels between Bruce Wayne and Donald Trump in his super-hero movie Batman V Superman. Antonia visits one of the few remaining video shops in this country, 20th Century Flicks in Bristol, which has a...Show More

27:51 | Mar 17th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Director Ben Wheatley discusses his adaptation of J.G. Ballard's dystopian satire High-Rise and why he's literally terrified of the 70s. Producer Jeremy Thomas explains why it's taken him 40 years to get the novel to the screen....Show More

29:35 | Mar 10th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson discuss their stop-motion comedy Anomalisa, how they made a love scene with puppets and why it took 6 months. Cinematographer Billy Williams recalls the tensions behind the scenes of the notorio...Show More

27:55 | Mar 3rd, 2016

The Coen Brothers talk to Antonia Quirke about Hail Caesar, a parody of Hollywood in the early 50s and explain why they believe there were Reds under the beds in the film industry at the time.

27:48 | Feb 25th, 2016

With Antonia Quirke. Clare Binns and Tim Robey assess the runners and riders in this year's Academy Awards Antonia talks to Nikolene, an Inuit in Greenland, about why her local video shop is still popular, especially in Winter, and hears from Simon...Show More

28:00 | Feb 18th, 2016

The Film Programme this week explores the work of American animator and film maker John Lasseter. Presenter Francine Stock talks to John about his moving making techniques and films including Toy Story, Frozen and his latest release Zootropolis. Jo...Show More

28:28 | Feb 11th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Film-maker Sarah Gavron talks about Suffragette and the marked reactions to the film since it was released in cinemas. Director Mark Jenkin shows Francine how to develop film in instant coffee. Debut director Stephen Fingleton...Show More

28:33 | Feb 4th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Toby Jones reveals why he was in two minds about playing Captain Mainwaring in the new film version of Dad's Army. Director Grímur Hákonarson tells Francine why casting the sheep was as important as casting the actors in his Ic...Show More

28:52 | Jan 28th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Anna Karina talks about her life and work with Jean-Luc Godard - why he asked her to take her clothes off in their first meeting and how he would disappear for weeks after apparently popping out to the shop around the corner. S...Show More

28:39 | Jan 21st, 2016

With Francine Stock Anchorman writer/director Adam McKay discusses The Big Short, his Oscar nominated tragi-comedy about the financial crisis that hit the global markets in the mid 2000s. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien reveals why he cut out th...Show More

29:19 | Jan 14th, 2016

With Francine Stock The Oscar winning director of Birdman, Alejandro Inarritu discusses his western The Revenant, which tested his actors, including Leonardo Di Caprio, to their limits and was reportedly described as a living hell by members of the ...Show More

28:52 | Jan 7th, 2016

With Francine Stock. Eddie Redmayne reveals the research he undertook for The Danish Girl, a new drama about transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, and what he observed about women's body language. Celia Johnson's daughter Lucy Fleming talks about her coda...Show More

27:39 | Dec 31st, 2015

Francine Stock hosts a discussion about the roles of women in the film industry and whether anything is getting better in terms of jobs, pay and opportunities. Joining her are producer Elizabeth Karlsen, director Carol Morley and writer/actor Justine...Show More