Film 96 – tape 2383

After our brief sojourn yesterday on LWT for the Comedy Awards, it’s back to BBC1 for more film reviews from Barry Norman. In the first episode her reviews:

Katie Derham looks at sports stars in the movies, with contributions from Danny Kelly.

Danny Kelly

BBC Genome: BBC One London, 21 October 1996 23.30

Before the next episode, there’s the end of The Frank Skinner Show with Frank interviewing Buzz Aldrin.

Frank Skinner and Buzz Aldrin

There’s a trailer for an Inside Story Special on Robert Maxwell. Then a trailer for Beck.

Then, more Film 96, with reviews of

Katie Derham talks to filmmakers making films set in Northern Ireland.

Before the next episode, there’s another bit of The Frank Skinner Show, this time his guest being the former KGB spy Oleg Gordievsky.

There’s a trailer for Absolutely Fabulous, then we’re into another Film 96 in which Barry reviews

Most of this programme is given over to Barry’s preview of the London Film Festival. Its opening film was The First Wives Club, and Tom Brook looks at the success of the film in the States. Particularly amusing is that the film drew criticism from some men who complained that it was sexist. It’s Gamergate all over again.

Sexism isn't funny

BBC Genome:  BBC One London, 4 November 1996 23.20

Before the next episode, there’s the end of an episode of Common As Muck. Then trailers for The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear.

Then, more Barry Norman, with reviews of:

Katie Derham talks to composer John Barry.

BBC Genome: BBC One London, 11 November 1996 23.45

There’s another glimpse of Common as Muck, then trailers for Crocodile Shoes II and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Then, it’s time for an anniversary edition of Film 96, it being 25 years since the programme started. Barry sounds a little different in the introduction.

Rory Bremner on Film 96

Reviewed this week are:

Katie Derham looks at the work of a Film Extra (sorry) Background artist. And there’s a brief compilation of old titles, and clips from interviews through the years.

BBC Genome: BBC One London, 18 November 1996 23.45

Another chunk of Common as Muck – it does have the longest end-titles of any programme I can remember, or maybe its just that the music is really annoying.

Trailers for The Thin Blue Line, and My Cousin Vinny.

Then, Barry reviews:

Barry talks to dialect coach Sam Chwat. There’s also a look at the work of stunt coordinator Terry Forrestal on Downtime.

Terry Forrestal

BBC Genome: BBC One London, 25 November 1996 23.45

Before the next episode there’s a trailer for Spirits of the Jaguar. Then it’s time for Barry to look at some Christmas films:

There’s a profile of James Ivory and Ishmail Merchant on their 25th anniversary.

BBC Genome: BBC One London, 2 December 1996 23.45

After this episode, the recording continues. There’s a trailer for Here and Now, and a trailer for The Thin Blue Line and  Two Point Four Children.

Then, there’s the start of an episode of Smillie’s People, Carol Smillie’s chat show. First guest is Martin Clunes.

Martin Clunes on Carol Smillie

Also interviewed, Leslie Phillips, during whose interview the tape finishes.

BBC Genome: BBC One London, 3 December 1996 0.15

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